Project Officer – EVACiS Project NGO Jobs – World Vision International

Organisation: World Vision International
Reports to:  Program Officer – EVACiS Project
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 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 for
Ending Violence against Children in Schools will be primarily responsible for
planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, partnership/networking, and
capacity building of school and community-based activities to end violence
against children in schools for improved retention for the EVACiS project. S/he
will support safe school methodologies to prevent and reduce VACiS including
school-related gender-based violence to improve retention. The individual will
support the Program officer Ending Violence Against Children in schools in
collaborating with strategic partners on child protection, including UNICEF and
other relevant implementing partners in the target districts. The Project
Officer will be based in a project implementation district and will report to
the program officer both technically and on day to day basis.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Project planning and implementation
Plan and coordinate all sub county and district
based project activities in consultation with the Program officer, CCTs, CDOs,
probation officers and DEO
Plan and implement school based project
Develop activity concepts in line with the
detailed annual implementation plan, the budget and project log frame
Track and manage activity budgets and ensure
timely and cost effective project implementation.
Support and participate in district education
Advocacy initiatives
Conduct and facilitate community awareness
raising and community mobilization
Ensure quality in the rollout of classroom
management practices that will create a safer learning environment and improve
retention in assigned districts of implementation.
Support implementation of innovative and
culturally appropriate approaches to equip students with skills to protect
themselves from abuse and violence.
Produce timely, accurate, compliant and quality
reports to the direct supervisor.
Responsible for project assets at local office
Technical support and training
Mobilization of and conducting trainings to
build capacities on supporting enrolment, retention and completion
Under the leadership of the program officer,
mentors and trains on School Management Committees, School Management Committee
Associations, teachers, parents, youth, other community members, and students
for the purpose of increasing retention, child protection against violence in
and around schools.
Work in close collaboration to build synergies
with Child Protection, Education, Health, Advocacy, Livelihoods, WASH and
M&E teams to ensure a holistic approach to programming to end violence
against children in schools
Delivers training to TOTs, support supervision,
role modeling, and mentoring to teachers and youth regarding retention, child
protection, and ending violence against children in schools.
Implement community based approaches in
collaboration with local authorities to promote accountability for student
safety and to improve retention.
Support capacity building of SMCs/PTAs to
participate in education district advocacy initiatives
Partnership and networking
Identify and build linkages, relations,
collaborations and networks with partners and other stakeholders in
implementation of the project activities at the Sub County and District level
Collaborate with Organizations and Existing
structures at the district, school and community levels to ensure cases of
violence against children are addressed to their logical conclusion.
Conduct advocacy campaigns on Ending Violence
Against Children in Schools on the various themes.
Identify and build strategic linkages,
relations, collaborations and networks with partners and other stakeholders in
implementation at the sub county and district levels.
Participate and represent WVU in partner
engagements and technical working forums at sub county and district levels
Documentation and Reporting
Maintain a data bank for schools under the
project, head teachers, enrolment, drop out, teachers and performance.
Responsible for capturing individual children
attendance, performance and behavior indicators related to drop out of children
Document good practices and project success
stories and share them with the Program Officer
Effectively report and document all information
related to project progress and disseminate through regular reporting.
Monitoring and Evaluation
Responsible for capturing project indicators
related to community engagement in ending violence against children in schools
and promoting whole school approaches to safe learning environment.
Facilitate formation of children network/peer
support groups and ensure their functionality in the target schools
Monitor the attendance, drop out and performance
of children in the target schools
Hold quarterly reflection meetings on Ending
Violence Against Children in schools at sub county and district levels
Responsible for capturing project indicators
related to community engagement on Ending violence against children in schools
and promoting whole school approaches to safe learning environment.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
The applicant for the World Vision Project
Officer – EVACiS Project job placement should preferably hold a degree in
education or any other degree but with a diploma in education Minimum of two
years’ experience in education and or community work.
Relevant experience of at least 3 years in
Primary education programming with a reputable institution, national or
international NGO
Good understanding of education concepts and
issues in development contexts, especially Uganda
Demonstrated experience in the logical framework
approach to project design, monitoring and evaluation/ project cycle management
Demonstrated experience and skill in report
Strong facilitation and presentation skills with
a passion for sharing knowledge
Ability to work independently and as part of a
diverse team
Networking and influencing skills
Track record demonstrating high integrity,
reliability and dependable
A committed Christian, able to stand above
denominational diversities
Highly motivated to achieve quality results and
A good team player
Ability to work with communities
Knowledge of the local language of the area of
interest is desirable
Computer literate – command and knowledge of Ms
Excel, Word and PowerPoint and Lotus Notes is essential.
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: 31st December 2019
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