Senior Project Officer – WISER Project NGO Careers – World Vision International

Organisation: World
Vision International
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Disaster
Risk Reduction and Community Resilience Coordinator
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 Senior
Project Officer – WISER Project will be responsible for outputs related to
Weather and Climate Risk Management, Community-based Disaster Risk Management
and Preparedness. The incumbent will ensure all activities related to the
project are implemented in a timely, efficient and Quality manner in full
coordination with key stake holders including UNMA, OPM (NECOC), ACCRA Consortium
members, Livelihood and Resilience Program field areas and communities in order
to fulfill this task, the Senior project officer (SPO) will carry out regular
stakeholder consultations, field visits, closely liaison with the line
ministries and departments, organizations as well as target beneficiaries and
end- user beneficiaries.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Ensure
efficient and effective implementation and delivery of all outputs/components
of the Project result areas including Preparation, coordination and managing
detailed work plans and ensuring timely implementation and good quality
deliverables.
·        
Manage
the project ensuring value for money, timely financial reporting and
accountability and good budget management practices.
·        
Work closely
with the finance department to ensure effective management of financial
resources including processing and tracking funds transferred to local
partners, reviewing accountability reports and managing forecasts.
·        
Manage
the project M&E function making sure the project has a clear M&E plan
that is adequately implemented to support tracking project progress reporting,
reflection and learning.
·        
Supervise
the preparation of Terms of References and Letters of Agreement for key project
inputs (personnel, sub-contracts, training and procurement) in liaison with
other departments.
·        
Keenly monitor
and coordinate the work of partners(UNMA,NECOC)and consultants to ensure
expected outputs and adequate capacity building as planned;
·        
Prepare
project progress reports and project final report and organize project advisory
committee meetings, mid-term reviews/ and end evaluation missions, as well as
follow-up requirements on implementation issues.
·        
Ensure
close technical and operational collaboration and coordination with Government
Agencies (e.g. Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries) and
District Local Government partners of the Project;
·        
Provide
information for linkages across project activities to help identify critical
points of integration and close coordination with Field Program teams
·        
Ensure
proper integration of the project activities with other projects under
Livelihood and Resilience , but also across other sectors;
·        
Represent
World Vision Uganda and the project at relevant and/or related events; Organize
and hold periodic performance review meetings to assess project progress and to
agree and communicate on time any changes in strategy with the key project
stakeholders.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·        
The
ideal candidate for the World Vision Senior Project Officer – WISER Project job
opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s Degree Qualification in Disaster Risk
Reduction/Climate Change and Adaptation (DRR/CCA), Environmental Sciences,
Agriculture and any related field.
·        
Four years
of working experience in DRR & CCA assessments, designing and
implementation of programme interventions is essential, sustainable
agriculture, etc. experience in working with vulnerable people especially Women
is desired.
·        
Broad knowledge,
understanding and experience of programming and advocacy in the development
sector, and in particular on DRR, CCA, livelihoods, resilience building or
social protection
·        
At least
four years prior experience of managing partnerships as well as implementing
donor projects through demonstrated collaborative / networking skills and
experiences including proven experience of working with Government officials
with good negotiation skills, diplomacy and tactics
·        
Excellent
understanding of relevant international, government policies, strategies,
programme and structures related to CCA, DRM, sustainable development,
Agriculture, gender and planning processes.
·        
Proven
experience in multi-stakeholder coordination & working through a consortia.
·        
Proven
experience in research and design of management, base line, information
collection in DRR, CCA, Agriculture resilience
·        
Fluency
in spoken and written English;
·        
Excellent
project management and team leadership skills
·        
Proven skills
and experience in report writing and budget management
·        
Knowledge
and dynamic in working with vulnerable farmer groups especially women and
girls.
·        
Experience
and commitment to work with Women and girls
·        
Experience
in partnerships with external organizations including Government Agencies.
·        
Excellent
communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills, with ability to
work with people from diverse cultures
·        
Proven
computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft software including MS Word
processing, Power point presentation, Excel spreadsheets, e-mail and web based
research.
·        
Excellent
knowledge and experience of Climate Change and Resilience project cycle
management, action research and Results-logical framework (MEAL).
·        
Excellent
conceptual, analytical, and critical thinking; Strong good communication
skills, both oral and written, including the ability to write clearly and
concisely on technical, socio-economic and financial issues.
·        
Proven
experience and familiarity with integrated Programming models including
Holistic approaches to resilience and safety nets in Uganda.
·        
Proven
ability to analyses and communicate complex Weather and climate information at
a simpler level to a wide audience.
·        
Practical
experience of integrating Disaster Risk Reduction and/ or Climate Change
analysis into development, humanitarian or capacity building and advocacy work.
·        
Excellent
organization, problem-solving, teamwork and coordination skills and strong
ability to manage demanding and complex programmes;
·        
Excellent
knowledge of the public and private Actors in weather and climate information
services delivery in Uganda and Internationally.
·        
Ability
to work under pressure and to meet deadlines;
·        
Show commitment
to the Mission, Vision ,values and behaviours of World Vision
·        
Lead by
example and shares expertise with others
·        
Ability
to work with minimum supervision and meet tight deadlines
·        
Demonstrate
ability to participate in a team-working environment
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: 29th July 2018
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