Community Development Facilitator – TVET – 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 – TVET – UPLIFT Project will actively facilitate and
guide project Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET) activities among
youth in ways that meets 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 Technical Vocational
Education Training (TVET) interventions in the project areas through effective
coordination working with beneficiaries and project partners.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Project Implementation:
  • Participate
    in the implementation of labor market and tracer studies with the purpose
    of identifying economic sectors and related occupations that have the
    greatest potential for employment creation among the youth.
  • Support
    in identification and engagement of institutions to offer Vocational
    training.
  • Identify
    and select youths for Vocational skills training in the project areas.
  • Play
    a leading role in providing support, guidance and advice on possible
    employment opportunities to TVET providers and TVET trainees.
  • Lead
    facilitation of life planning skills training for vocational skills
    trainees (Pre and Post Vocational Life skills training).
  • Identify
    occupational and skill set gaps which should be addressed in order to
    improve employment opportunities for youth with a focus on girls and
    disability within project areas.
  • Gather
    and analyze beneficiary and community perspectives in relation to TVET
    support area.
  • Prepare
    monthly, midterm and annual activity work plans.
  • Monitor
    the progress of the TVET Project component against the indicators of the
    log frame.
  • Organize
    and involve Community stakeholders in project implementation and
    monitoring.
  • Contribute
    to the establishment of mentorship youth groups in the operational areas.
  • Ensure
    that the project is implemented according to the LEAP guidelines and WV
    regulations.
  • Prepare
    activity budgets as per budget allocation.
  • Ensure
    proper and timely accountability of funds.
  • Manage
    financial and asset resources used in line with policy guidelines.
  • Provide
    accurate and timely variances explanations on over and under expenditures.
  • Participate
    in the Baseline, Mid-term and End-term evaluations of the project.
Coordination:
  • Co-ordinates
    activities within the TVET 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.
  • Actively
    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 TVET 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 occupational
    skill sets for potential employment opportunities 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 employability within the project areas.
  • Form
    and support community mentorship forums for further employability
    linkages.
  • Support
    capacity building of TVET institutions to provide employment-assured
    trainings to all trainees.
  • Support
    vocational graduates efforts in finding employment opportunities upon
    completion of vocational skills training.
  • Strengthen
    the capacity of staff of TVET providers on business plan development and
    micro-entrepreneurship.
  • Support
    graduates in preparing business plans for self-employment and applying for
    micro-finance loans.
  • Support
    TVET graduates in the development of market value chains and product lines
    for internal and external markets.
  • 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:
  • Review
    of monitoring reports from TVET providers and other partners and submit
    consolidated report to the project manager.
  • Keenly
    monitor progress of programme/project interventions against plans within
    the Project.
  • Submit
    monthly work plans and reports in the alignment with the project design.
  • Supervise,
    monitor and evaluate internship/ apprenticeship activities in order to
    ensure that the interns and apprentices trainees receive quality training
    in terms of time, access and hands-on practical opportunities during the
    training activities.
  • Document
    and share the most significant change stories of TVET beneficiaries.
  • Produce
    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.
  • Keenly
    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 TVET 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 –
    TVET – UPLIFT Project job opportunity should hold a University degree in
    Social Sciences, Development Studies, Education or any relevant field.
  • Three
    years’ experience working with communities facilitating development.
  • Significant
    experience in implementing non-formal and formal Technical Vocational
    Education Trainings among urban youth populations highly required.
  • Awareness
    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.
  • Strong
    theoretical and practical experience with DACUM process and coordinating
    Trainings.
  • Prior
    knowledge and practical experience in organizing Worker’s PAS assessments.
  • Familiarity
    with VSLA MIS, Training Needs Assessments and conducting Training of
    Trainers.
  • Demonstrated
    high level technical and analytical skills.
  • Excellent
    interpersonal skills for productively interacting with a range of
    organizations and stakeholders.
  • Prior
    experience working in partnerships between international NGOs and local
    partners.
  • Excellent
    oral and written English skills as well as good spoken Luganda.
  • Must
    be highly reliable and independent.
  • Ability
    to work with minimal supervision.
  • Exhibits
    good Networking and advocacy skills.
  • Ability
    to ride motorcycle with class ‘A’ riding license.
Core Competencies:
  • 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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