Project Officer – Right to Grow NGO Job Careers – World Vision International

 

Job Title:    Project Officer – Right to
Grow

Organisation: World
Vision International

Duty Station: 
Uganda

Reports 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 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 – Right to Grow will play an important role in supporting
the Project Coordinator, and Partners in the day to day planning and
implementation of project (Right to Grow) activities ensuring timely and
quality completion of planned activities in line with World Vision Uganda and
donor guidelines and processes.

 

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.

·       
Support
the project coordinator to conduct capacity assessments for partner CBOs and
other target organizations

·       
Organize
a nutrition and multi-stakeholder consultative meeting on key WASH and
nutrition integrated messages

·       
Conduct
formative research to inform the design of communication for behavior change strategies

·       
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

·       
Orient
the CBOs and CSO leaders and DNCCs on the Budget cycle

·       
Train a
selected number of CSOs and CBOs representatives and the DNCCs on budget
tracking

·       
Conduct
consultative meetings in the target districts on the challenges of preventing
under nutrition.

·       
Conduct
a functionality assessment for District Nutrition Coordination Committees in
the targeted district

Community
engagement and advocacy

·       
Work
closely with the project coordinator, project partners and WVU Advocacy team to
lobby local governments to invest in the product models for replication in
other sub-counties.

·       
Organize
actors’ leaders meeting to formalize, terms of collaboration, coordination
structure and mechanism for district CSO nutrition platform

·       
Support
the project coordinator in the coordination of field level activities

·       
Organize
dissemination meetings at the districts and national levels.

·       
Organize
capacity building sessions to strengthen DNCCs

·       
Convene
quarterly nutrition multi-stakeholder meetings on progress of preventing under
nutrition at district levels

·       
Organize
annual nutrition priority setting and planning workshops at the district
levels.

·       
Under-take
a landscape analysis of food, nutrition and WASH donors in

·       
Generate
lobbying briefs for engaging donors to align budgets and programmes

·       
Organize
lobbying meetings with donors on budget alignments

·       
Carry
out stakeholders review sessions on donor commitments

Documentation,
Reporting and knowledge management

·       
Map out
public health facilities in the target sub counties and document their profiles

·       
Mobilize
leaders of CBOs, CSOs and community structures and orient them in social
accountability using CVA and VCA

·       
Select a
gender sensitive and inclusive working team and train them in CVA and VCA
practices, including nutrition services delivery standards.

·       
Undertake
review of annual donor country strategies and budgets for integration and
alignment of food, nutrition and WASH.

·       
Share
outcomes with stakeholders at the district and national levels

·       
Organize
a dissemination workshop at the target district and national levels

Strengthen
compliance practices

·       
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
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

Budget and asset
management

·       
Planned
project activities are implemented per approved budget and workplans ensuring
any deviations are approved prior to implementation

·       
Manage
assets for the project in line with assets and related policy guidelines

·       
Ensure
timely and accurate accountability and reporting for all implemented activities
in line with WVU and donor provisions

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal applicant for the World Vision Project Officer – Right to Grow job
must hold a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Bachelor of
Development Studies. A postgraduate in Water and sanitation is added advantage.

·       
At least
four years of working experience in a related field with a reputable
humanitarian organization in Uganda

·       
Minimum
of 2 years’ experience in implementing a Nutrition, Livelihood or WASH projects
with a bias in nutrition

·       
Demonstrated
experience working with some of the major donors

·       
Experience
working with multi sector partners and coordination will be very important for
this role

·       
Experience
facilitating or leading advocacy and campaigns would be added advantage

·       
Possess
excellent communication, facilitation, networking and relationship building
skills

·       
Writing
and reporting skills

·       
Networking
and influencing skills

·       
Ability
to communicate in applicable local language(s)

·       
Track
record demonstrating high integrity, reliability and dependable

·       
Ability
to work with minimal supervision.

·       
Must be
a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

·       
Willing
to attend and participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services.

·       
Ability
to ride a motor cycle and with a valid riding permit. Able to represent World
Vision to major donors in a manner that is professional

·       
The
position requires ability and willingness to be in the field/community full
time- 90% of the time.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to submit your application and complete
Curriculum Vitae by applying online through visiting World Vision
International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.

 

Click
Here

 

Deadline: 8th January 2021

 

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