3 Fresher Project Officer – Resilience and Livelihood NGO Job Opportunities – World Vision Uganda

Organization:
World Vision Uganda
Duty Station:  Uganda
Report to:
Project 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 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
Project Officer 1 – Resilience and Livelihood will implement all project
activities (support to quality seed production project through local seed
business) in a timely and efficient manner that meets the donor requirements
and contributes to sustained and improved child well-being.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Project planning and implementation
  • Implement all planned project activities with expertise and in a
    manner that leads to attainment of the project goal and outcomes.
  • Participate in the identification/assessment and profiling of groups
    to be trained as LSBs. This includes both the already mapped and new
    groups to be identified
  • Keep records of all project activities including project assets
    under custody/use, beneficiary list, partner list, assets or inputs
    provided, activity and monitoring reports, lists of children benefiting
    from project, etc
  • Regularly develop and share monthly activity plans with the project
    coordinator
  • Ensure 100% implementation of the planned project activities on a
    monthly basis and that budgets are not under and over spent
  • Develop activity and budget tracking tool, and use on a monthly
    basis to track and report on activity and budget management
  • Map or identify key stakeholders/actors in the targeted district(s)
    to work with or support in the implementation of the planned field
    activities
Community engagement and advocacy
  • Take overall lead in the coordination of field level activities
  • Mobilize, organize and strengthen the identified and interested
    groups in to very strong local seed businesses- LSBs are professionally
    organized
  • Develop the capacity of each LSB group to improve production and
    productivity of selected enterprise(s) through demonstrations and training
    on the technical aspects of LSB- LSBs are technically equipped
  • Ensure Integration of the project activities with other internal and
    external programmes including that of governments at the area program
    level/district
  • Build the capacity of LSBs to collectively engage local leaders on
    identified issues- local level advocacy
  • Mobilize project participants to participate in annual agricultural
    events – such as the national agricultural show in Jinja, World Food Day
  • Mainstream gender, child protection, disability and sponsorship in
    to the project activities
  • Facilitate small business development at the community level through
    business capacity and skills development of the project participants
  • Represent World Vision Uganda in food security meetings at the sub
    county level when required
  • Build strategic linkages, collaborations and networks with partners
    at the sub county/district level including strategically linking the LSBs
    with other value chain actors
Documentation, Reporting and knowledge management
  • Prepare high quality progress reports, both narrative and
    quantitative information. Ensure that all reports are delivered according
    to high quality standards and are always submitted on time as per WVU and
    donor requirements.
  • Organize and conduct monthly and/or quarterly reflection meetings
    with project participants to address keys issues that will be emerging
    from the community related to the project and child well-being issues
  • Document and sharing of stories of transformation/success stories
    and best practices on a monthly basis to promote learning.
  • Organize quarterly review meetings for partners and communities to
    reflect on progress on project activities and sustainability strategies as
    well as create spaces and opportunities for action-learning and debate
  • Monitor and report on achievement of output and outcome indicators
    as planned
  • Facilitate monitoring processes of the project activities with
    partners and communities
Child Protection and Wellbeing
  • Ensure a strict compliance to the WVU child safeguarding practices
    with respect to the child and adult safeguarding management policy, PSEA/code
    of conduct at all times; monitoring and reporting on compliance to child
    and adult safeguarding management policy standards in the project/project
    area.
  • Mobilization and facilitation of communities, local organizations,
    local government and institutions to participate in Child protection
    designs, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation including
    reporting on child protection priorities
  • Facilitate child and adult safeguarding policy dialogues and
    campaign interventions by ensuring linkages and coherence in engagements
    within the project and Area and National level, in the context of
    integrated ministry.
  • Work closely with the line supervisor(s) to ensure integration of
    Peace & Child Protection interventions in the project including uptake
    and effective roll out of CP project models and approaches
  • Facilitate effective and meaningful participation of children as
    agents of change in all project interventions/processes in line with WV
    Child Participation guidelines
  • Engage with project partners to assess and address the existing
    child protection related issues in the community and ensure appropriate
    and timely reporting/action is undertaken on CP incidents
  • Facilitate proper formation of Child protection working
    teams/groups/committees in line with World Vision systems approach to
    Child Protection.
  • Facilitate child protection advocacy campaigns and engagements at
    community level to ensure policy implementation and change
  • Build multi-sectoral linkages and community based initiatives,
    networks and coordination mechanisms in establishing and strengthening
    child protection prevention, response and referral pathways to allow a
    more efficient access to services for the MVC.
  • Build skills and capacity of communities, CPCs, Para-social workers
    to work with other local duty-bearers & service providers to
    understand and independently carry-out child protection actions to
    effectively respond to child abuse cases in line with standard case
    management procedures and principles
  • Organize and facilitate child protection related research activities
    through focus group discussions and interviews, with the guidance of the
    line supervisor(s)
Budget and asset management
  • Manage project finances in line with WV and donor policies
  • Budget management and control- project budget expenditure is within
    the planned time frame and approved budgets.
  • Provide required support during project audit
  • Asset management – manages assets for the project in line with
    assets and other policy and set guidelines.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal applicant must hold a  a diploma in agriculture or agribusiness
    or any other relevant agricultural discipline.
  • At least  2 years’ experience
    in implementing agricultural projects in rural Uganda, most of which
    should have been as a direct field staff. Training and experience in
    implementing Local seed business is an added advantage
  • Entrepreneurship, micro finance and strong agribusiness knowledge
    and skills
  • Computer literate
  • Writing and reporting skills
  • Networking and influencing skills
  • Ability to communicate in applicable local language(s)
  • Must have Passion for children
  • Track record demonstrating high integrity, reliability and
    dependable
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to ride a motor cycle and with a valid riding permit
  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational
    diversities.
  • Willing to attend and participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly
    Chapel services.
  • Perform other duties as required
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.
Deadline: 6th December 2019 at 5:30 pm
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