Community Development Facilitator Business and Entrepreneurship UPLIFT Project NGO Jobs – World Vision International

Organisation: World
Vision International
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Project
Manager
About US:
World Vision Uganda is a
Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization
dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome
poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World
Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people
whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is
conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks,
including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child,
Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”
Job Summary: The Community
Development Facilitator Entrepreneurship – UPLIFT will primarily facilitate and
guide project Financial Literacy, Business and Entrepreneurship activities
among the youth in ways which meet WVU standards for improved and sustained
quality of life of youth in urban areas. He/She will be responsible for the day
to day planning, implementation and monitoring of project Financial Literacy,
Business and Entrepreneurship interventions in the project areas through
effective coordination working with beneficiaries and project partners.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Project Implementation:
  • Roll
    out WVU Economic Models including Saving Groups, Business Facilitation,
    Local Value Chains and micro enterprise development to the youth in the
    project area.
  • Facilitate
    the integration of youth financial inclusion with other result areas
    including but not limited to gender, disability, and child protection
    among the youth.
  • Promote
    financial inclusion partnership with other organizations, financial
    institutions, government programmes and private sector targeting the youth.
  • Support
    self-sustainable economic empowerment for the youth through Business
    facilitation Model, and youth Savings groups as well as embracing mobile
    technology.
  • Support
    Community Based Trainers to mobilize and sensitize youth as well as
    empower and support youth to engage in income generating activities in the
    project area.
  • Ensure
    linkage of youth to existing social safety net initiatives and support the
    beneficiaries to transition to external financial inclusion initiatives in
    the project area.
  • Provide
    mentorship and coaching to Community Based Trainers in the course of their
    day to day execution of their duties.
  • Organize
    and facilitate Training of Trainers for Community Based Trainers and youth
    groups in financial literacy, entrepreneurship and other cross-cutting
    issues within the project.
  • Participate
    in quality review and capacity building meetings for community volunteers
    and community beneficiaries.
  • Implement
    market led value chain activities and enterprises that will enhance
    improved livelihoods, access to incomes and other basic services for the
    target youth.
  • Strengthen
    youth organized groups by developing their capacity and supporting them to
    transition into enterprise groups.
  • Support
    youth groups to access relevant services such as extension in the
    production value chains and relevant trainings for the enterprises and
    skills development.
  • Adopt
    youth tailored commercial models to support commercialization of
    enterprises and strengthen them as service providers through skills
    development.
Coordination:
  • Co-ordinates
    activities within the Financial Literacy component of the project
    including partnership liaison.
  • Follows
    up the project monitoring system, updates information concerning the
    progress of the project, periodically documents and reports the results of
    the activities
  • Facilitates
    communication with different stakeholders.
  • Observes
    topics directly related to the project through evaluation by the press,
    direct dialog, forum participation, public hearings, seminars, etc.
  • Assists
    in the planning, coordination, and documentation of meetings, workshops,
    seminars and other activities of the project, focusing on the technical
    aspects.
  • Contribute
    to enhanced awareness/reputation of technical and vocational education as
    a means to improve employment and income perspective of youth.
  • Supports
    public relations pertaining to Financial Literacy project activities in
    the project.
  • Supports
    short-term consultants and experts of the project to fulfill their tasks
    during their assignment nation.
Partnerships, networks and
coalitions:
  • Facilitate
    networking with local government institutions and other partners within
    Kampala in planning and implementation of programs.
  • Identify
    and nurture local partnerships with grassroots civil society
    organizations, Religious institutions and Local councils.
  • Engage
    micro, small and medium enterprises, business associations/trade unions
    and cooperatives in the identification of occupations and enterprise skill
    sets for potential commercial for the youth.
  • Identify
    specific private sector stakeholders who are prepared to identify and
    support potential self-employment opportunities for the young people
    within the project.
  • Facilitate
    growth of strong grassroots movements on specific advocacy issues
    affecting youth financial literacy within the project areas.
  • Facilitate
    performance of financial literacy component across target youth within the
    project.
  • Participate
    in the development, implementation and review of the Annual Work Plans
    jointly with M&E, TVET, and other components of the project.
  • Coordinate
    with the project manager to ensure that appropriate controls, monitoring
    and evaluation tools are in place and being utilized in a timely manner
    during every activity of the project in accordance with the donor and WVU
    established standards and policies.
  • Compile
    and submit concise and accurate reports to the project manager in
    established formats and standards.
  • Engage
    and advocate with respective city authorities and local communities on the
    needs of youth and accessibility to available resources.
  • Make
    deliberate efforts to establish contacts with government line ministries
    and institutions, Agencies and NGOs dealing with youth livelihood
    activities to identify areas of possible collaboration and knowledge
    sharing.
  • Maintain
    contacts with local leaders and grass root youth establishments and
    beneficiaries.
  • Work
    closely with internal departments, project partners and external
    stakeholders and ensure good working relations prevail.
  • Represent
    World Vision at stakeholder meetings in the division and be a regular
    advocate on issues in the area of Health, Livelihoods, Education and Child
    Protection sectors.
Monitoring, Documentation and
Reporting:
  • Participate
    in delivery of the studies and baselines during the inception phase of the
    project.
  • Ensure
    timely and quality submission of work plans on monthly, quarterly and
    annual basis.
  • Responsible
    for collection of monthly progress data from youth saving groups and using
    the same data to update the project saving groups MIS.
  • Ensure
    timely, high quality and complete submission of activity reports on
    monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports as well as any other
    reports required which may be required.
  • Ensure
    mechanisms are in place to follow up on key issues during implementation
    of activities including tracking of progress toward achieving set
    objectives.
  • Monitor
    progress of programme/project interventions against plans within the
    Project.
  • Document
    and share the most significant change stories of financial literacy
    beneficiaries.
  • Prepare
    and submit timely reports on monitoring giving both quantitative and
    qualitative data/information measuring progress against set
    benchmarks/indicators; highlighting project achievements, constraints and
    key recommendations.
  • Organize
    review, reflection and learning forum for Youths, Partners, community,
    local organizations and government to share best practices and success
    stories.
  • Monitor
    and document learnings on young people to young people Life skills
    mentoring.
Child protection, Gender and
Disability Mainstreaming:
  • Engage
    with internal departments and external partners to assess and address the
    existing child protection, Gender and Disability in the community using
    the existing referral pathway.
  • Develop
    capacity building plan for financial literacy stakeholders in the project
    area on issues pertaining to Child Protection, Gender and Disability
    issues.
  • Support
    advocacy to ensure Child Protection, Gender and Disability policy
    implementation.
  • Conduct
    dialogue with relevant stakeholders to lobby for implementation of the
    existing laws.
  • Support
    Inter-sectoral, Inter agency networking and coordination in developing
    Child protection programs and services.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the World Vision Community Development Facilitator
    Business and Entrepreneurship UPLIFT Project job opportunity should hold a
    University degree in Business studies, Social Science, Development
    Studies, or related fields.
  • A
    minimum of three years’ experience working with communities facilitating
    development.
  • Previous
    experience in Business/Entrepreneurship interventions among urban youth
    populations.
  • Aware
    of non-formal/formal financial environment, business operation conditions
    among urban youth.
  • Prior
    experience in working with local youth organizations and businesses in the
    private sector.
  • Broad
    knowledge and understanding of various business development models fit for
    youth economic empowerment.
  • Excellent
    interpersonal skills for productively interacting with a range of
    organizations and stakeholders.
  • Prior
    experience working with international NGOs and local Partners is
    preferred.
  • Familiarity
    with VSLA MIS, Training Needs Assessments and conducting Training of
    Trainers.
  • Excellent
    oral and written English skills as well as good spoken Luganda.
  • Must
    be highly reliable and independent.
  • Ability
    to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability
    to ride motorcycle with class ‘A’ riding license.
  • Communicating
    information effectively.
  • Practicing
    accountability & integrity.
  • Influencing
    individuals and groups.
  • Learning
    for growth and development.
  • Practicing
    gender and cultural diversity.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision
International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.
Please follow instructions on
How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s e-recruitment portal. 
Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 9th February 2018
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