Project Officer – Resilience and Livelihood Non-profit Jobs – World Vision International

Organisation: World
Vision International
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Child
Sponsorship and Development Facilitator
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 Project Officer 1 – Resilience and
Livelihood will contribute to achieving WVU’s child wellbeing targets in
designated cluster through planning, monitoring and implementing Agriculture
and food security programme in line with applicable technical approaches and
WVU national strategy.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Project planning
and implementation
  • Ensure that the cluster designs are in line with the Food security
    and community resilience national office strategy
  • Ensure that Cluster Agriculture & food security project
    activities are integrated with other sectors and with the District
    development plan
  • Supervise and monitor ongoing activities under the Cluster
    Agriculture & food security projects
  • Ensure quality in the roll out of the Food security and community
    resilience project models
  • Coordinate Cluster Agriculture & food security projects being
    implemented by partners and technical resource persons.
  • Initiate and participate in Food security district Advocacy
    initiatives
  • Work closely with the National office Food security technical
    specialist for quality implementation of Agriculture and food security
    projects.
  • Ensure cross cutting themes are mainstreamed in Agriculture and food
    security projects.
  • Ensure Agriculture and Food security projects integrate and address
    child protection
  • Work with CSDO to ensure Registered Children and their households
    are participating and benefiting from Agriculture and Food Security
    programme interventions
Capacity building
and training
  • Tasked with the mobilization of farmer groups and conducting
    trainings to build capacities on Agriculture & food security improved
    methodologies.
  • Provide mentoring and coaching to community groups to build local
    capacity for understanding and connecting with community linkages.
  • Identify technical experts to train community groups
  • Work closely with the National Office Food security technical
    specialist on staff capacity building in Agriculture and food security.
Partnership and
networking
  • Identify and build strategic linkages, relations, collaborations and
    networks with partners and other stakeholders in implementation at the
    District level.
  • Participate and represent WVU in key donor engagements and technical
    working forums at district, region and National level when applicable
  • Point of contact for consultation on issues to do with Cluster ADP
    Agriculture & food security and related issues.
  • Identify market development opportunities that present through
    networks and relationships with other institutions and organizations and
    NGOs working in the agriculture and food security.
  • Work closely with District initiatives through the District
    production Office on constraints of targeted crops and Agricultural
    initiatives
Research, M&E
and Documentation
  • Effectively document all information related to project successes,
    innovations and promising practices and disseminate through appropriate
    mechanisms.
  • Responsible for capturing child wellbeing indicators related to
    Agriculture & food security projects in the cluster
  • Ensure identification of research areas, conduct research and
    document learnings
  • Spearhead the Cluster Agriculture & food security project in
    output & outcome monitoring processes
  • Support processes of project baselines and evaluation of Agriculture
    & food security projects and interventions
Project management
and coordination
  • Track and manage budgets allocated for the project
  • Produce timely, accurate, compliant and quality reports.
  • Responsible for project assets at ADP & cluster office
Resource
Acquisition
  • Identify and initiate viable funding proposals for resource
    acquisition to support agriculture and food security interventions.
  • Participate in resource mobilization through concept papers/proposal
    writing for fund raising and market them with support offices and other
    donors


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the World Vision Project Officer 1 – Resilience and Livelihood job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s degree in; Agricultural
    Economics, Agribusiness, or Agriculture
  • At least five years’ experience in implementing agriculture
    projects.
  • Strong experience in networking, community mobilization and
    facilitation.
  • Demonstrated experience and skill in research, analysis and report
    writing
  • Experience in proposal writing and development
  • Commitment to implementing WV’s vision and mission at all levels
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work sensitively with people from a variety of social
    backgrounds.
  • Must have riding experience with a valid permit
  • Fluent in the languages of Samya and Luganda
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: 24th August 2018
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