Resilience & Livelihoods Specialist Job Opportunities – World Vision International

Job Title:            Resilience &
Livelihoods Specialist
Organisation:  World Vision International
Duty Station:
Kampala – National Office,Uganda
Reports to: Technical
lead – Resilience & Livelihoods
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
livelihood specialist will support the Resilience & Livelihoods technical
Lead to provide overall strategic leadership in the Resilience &
Livelihoods sector, guiding relevant programming in development contexts across
The jobholder will contribute
to World Vision’s role as a thought leader in the resilience and livelihoods
sector; and support continuous improvement in Resilience & Livelihoods
programming through their technical expertise, facilitation of learning and
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 include:
·       Support ongoing design processes related to all
Resilience and Livelihood programmes and projects, including strategy alignment
and review processes.
·       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 through:
·       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
·       Support engagement with key stakeholders for
influence, learning and resource development:
·       Represent WVU in key inter-agency fora
·       Engage and build relationships with key partners and
government counterparts
·       Engage with donor agencies and other stakeholders,
from time to time, as required.
·       Contribute to the development and implementation of
the Grant Acquisition Business Plan through technical input to grant proposals.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal applicant must hold a Degree in development
studies, agriculture, economics or other relevant field is a requirement
(post-graduate degree is an advantage).
·       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.
·      At least three years’ experience in
field-based programme management roles in Resilience & Livelihoods sector
·       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.
·       Proactive personality, self-driven and strongly
·       Capacity/potential in leadership, relationship
management/networking, and coordination.
·       Spiritual maturity, interfaith knowledge and a
biblical worldview – ability to articulate and model our Christian identity and
mission in an inclusive way.
·       Good interpersonal skills, strong communication
skills, both verbal and written.
·       Proven conceptual & analytical skills, ability to
take an evidence-based approach to programme design.
·       Proven facilitation skills.
·       Team player.
·       Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work.
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:  31st
December 2019.
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