Resilience and Livelihoods Technical Lead Job Careers -World Vision

Organization: World Vision
Reports to: Programme
Quality Director
Duty Station: Uganda
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 82 districts in Uganda
implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation &
hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & community resilience, education and child
protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and
adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people
whose background is not suitable for working with the beneficiaries above. All
employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable
background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.
Job Summary: The
Resilience and Livelihoods technical lead will provide overall strategic
leadership in the Resilience & Livelihoods sector, guiding relevant
programming in both development and refugee contexts across Uganda.
The job holder will be a thought
leader, driving continuous improvement in Resilience & Livelihoods
programming through their technical expertise, facilitation of learning and
innovation. This leadership shall be seen both within World Vision and
externally with other key stakeholders across Uganda, including representing
World Vision as co-chair of the Refugee Livelihoods & Resilience Sector
Working Group.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Resilience and Livelihoods programming:
Ongoing enhancement of World
Vision’s Resilience & Livelihoods programming at strategy, programme and
project design levels for greater impact on child well-being. This shall
  • Lead
    ongoing design processes related to all Resilience and Livelihood
    programmes and projects, including strategy alignment and review
  • Monitor
    programme and project quality at outcome and impact levels, facilitate
    evidence-based organizational learning processes and promote innovation
    for continuous improvement in programming impact.
  • Support
    relevant reporting functions, particularly at outcome and impact level,
    notably including the bi-annual Child Well-being Report.
Support effective implementation of Resilience & Livelihoods
programmes and projects
  • Technical
    guidance and support to programme and project implementation.
  • Technical
    capacity building of project staff, partner staff and other key stakeholders,
    as required.
  • Networking
    and collaboration.
 Engagement with key stakeholders for influence, learning and resource
  • Actively
    represent WVU in key inter-agency fora.
  • Engage
    and build relationships with key partners and government counterparts.
  • Contribute
    to the development and implementation of the Grant Acquisition Business
    Plan through active engagement with relevant donors.
 National level sector advocacy:
  • Work
    in close collaboration with Advocacy Department to advocate for policy change
    with national-level government stakeholders.
  • Collaborate
    and guide advocacy campaigns, as appropriate.
  • Co-chair
    the Refugee Livelihoods & Resilience Sector Working Group in
    collaboration with FAO and UNDP and in accordance with the group’s terms
    of reference.
  • Note:
    the co-chair role entails representation of the sector as a whole. Care
    must, therefore, be taken to balance internal and external
    responsibilities in order to ensure impartiality.
  • Team
  • Provide
    effective management to resilience and livelihood’s technical team.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate must hold a post-graduate degree in development studies,
    agriculture, economics or other relevant field is a requirement.
  • Technical
    skills: academic and/or direct programming experience and expertise in at
    least three of the following thematic areas is required: financial
    inclusion/micro-finance, climate smart agriculture, value chain
    development, small enterprise development, emergency livelihoods
    programming, cash-based programming.
  • Minimum
    of 5 years’ experience in technical leadership and/or field-based
    programme management roles in Resilience & Livelihoods sector.
  • Experience
    in Uganda or similar contexts and working in refugee contexts.
  • Experience
    with relevant technical models such as Village Savings & Loans, Local
    Value Chain Development and Ultra-Poor Graduation Model.
  • Experience
    in Monitoring & Evaluation.
  • Track
    record of success in grant fundraising, including donor relations and
    proposal writing.
  • Strong
    capacity in leadership, relationship management/networking, and
    coordination is essential.
  • Proactive
    personality, self-driven and strongly motivated.
  • Spiritual
    maturity, interfaith knowledge and a biblical worldview – Ability to
    articulate and model our Christian identity and mission in an inclusive
  • Demonstration
    of well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills,
    both verbal and written.
  • Proven
    conceptual & analytical skills, ability to take an evidence-based
    approach to programme design.
  • Proven
    facilitation skills.
  • Team
  • Ensure
    a gender perspective in the scope of work.
  • The
    position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 30%
    of the time, plus occasional international travel.
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
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: 17th October 2019
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