World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Motivated by Christian faith, World Vision serves all people, regardless of their religion, ethnicity or gender. 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.

We are now seeking for qualified key personnel for an anticipated USAID funded Health and HIV/AIDS Integrated program in Karamoja region


(Please note that all positions below are contingent upon Project Award from the Donor and are open to both Ugandans and Non Nationals)


Position:          Chief of Party

Reports to:      National Director

Duty Station:   Kampala

Purpose of the position:  

To provide overall strategic leadership, oversee project implementation and have overall responsibility for all reporting to USAID. The position will have principal responsibility for representation of the project to the United States Government (USG).


Qualifications:  Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • A Master’s Degree or higher in Public Health, Social Sciences or equivalent field;
  • A minimum of 10 years of progressively increasing responsibility in managing comprehensive and complex development assistance for HIV/AIDS and health programs in sub-Saharan Africa;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills at various levels in Uganda’s relevant institutions and international organizations;
  • Working knowledge of and experience with USG-funded program management, policies, regulations and procedures;
  • Demonstrated management, leadership and supervisory capability in leading projects in Health.


Position:          Deputy Chief of Party

Reports to:      Chief of Party

Duty station:    Kampala

Purpose of the purpose:

To directly assist the COP in the design, implementation and monitoring of high impact health and HIV/AIDS interventions, offer technical and program oversight and direction in the areas of health and HIV/AIDS prevention, care, treatment and support.


Qualifications:  Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • A minimum of 6+ years of progressively increasing responsibility managing and working in public health for large scale HIV/AIDS service delivery, health communication, promotion, and/or education;
  • A minimum of a Master’s degree or higher in the area of Public Health, Health Systems Management, or Social Sciences. PhD in related disciplines would be an added advantage;
  • Demonstrated leadership in management skills and ability to lead large, complex health projects and motivate multidisciplinary and cultural teams.
  • Understanding of other donor involvement in supporting health promotion and HIV/AIDS prevention efforts and knowledge of USG and PEPFAR policies, regulation, procedures, and documentation;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with district-local governments;
  • The ability to liaise with Senior MOH Officials and Dignitaries, Executives of NGOs, FBOs, CBOs, the for-Profit Business Community, and Senior members of the Donor Community;
  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of Ugandan healthcare system, particularly the public health system, experience living and working in Uganda highly preferred;
  • Previous experience as a COP or DCOP or Technical Director in a large USAID or CDC- funded project preferred;
  • A proven, successful record of achieving results, preferably in a difficult working environment;





Position:          Director, Finance & Operations

Reports to:      Chief of Party

Duty station:    Karamoja

Purpose of the position:

To provide overall financial management, leadership and administration of the program by promoting financial stewardship and accountability in all Project operations


Qualifications:  Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or other relevant field;
  • At least ten years of experience in administrative and financial management of large-scale, complex, international development assistance programs in diverse geographic locations;
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience;
  • Familiarity with USG financial reporting and compliance requirements;
  • Experience in managing donor funded procurements and subcontracts/grants;
  • Proficient in relevant computer applications and databases.
  • Demonstrated record of successfully managing grants for donor funded programs is essential.


Position:          Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor

Reports to:      Deputy Chief of Party

Duty station:    Kampala

Purpose of the position:To provide coordination and leadership for the monitoring, evaluation and research components of the cooperative agreement.


Qualifications:  Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • A Masters level degree in Public Health, Epidemiology or Statistics or another related field;
  • Minimum six years of relevant experience in Monitoring and Evaluation of large scale health and HIV/AIDS service delivery and systems strengthening programs;
  • Must have excellent writing, presentation and communication skills in English and
  • Demonstrated research experience and skills, complemented by experience in facilitation, close collaboration with varying types of partners.
  • Extensive knowledge in collaboration, learning and adapting concepts to health projects.
  • Demonstrated expertise in rigorous quantitative and qualitative research and analytical methods including research/study design and implementation, design and data analysis, rapid appraisals, etc.
  • Demonstrated hands-on practical experience setting up and managing MER systems for health programs in developing countries.
  • Excellent report writing, analytical and communication skills, including oral presentation skills, knowledge management and dissemination of research findings.

·       Demonstrated knowledge of management information systems.


Position:          Director, Health Systems Strengthening

Reports to:      Chief of Party

Duty station:    Kampala

Purpose of the position:

Responsible for the implementation of key health systems strengthening (HSS) activities of the project


Qualifications:  Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in public health, or a related field;
  • Minimum of eight years of experience with progressively increasing responsibility in: designing, managing and implementing complex, large scale health public health programs and
  • Experience in leading a highly successful health systems strengthening program in Uganda or in a similar settings.
  • S/he shall have depth and breadth of technical expertise and experience in Health Systems Strengthening

 (Please note that the positions are open to Ugandan Nationals Only)

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Position:          Regional Advocacy Coordinator-North

Reports to:      Regional Operations Manager

Duty Station:   Gulu

Purpose of the position:

Coordinate Local Level advocacy and campaign initiatives in Karamoja and Northern Regions, ensuring their linkages to national, regional and international advocacy processes, in line with National Office, WVU and EARO advocacy strategic priorities. Facilitate mainstreaming of peace and conflict sensitive programming in ADPs.


Main duties and responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate advocacy and campaign interventions by ensuring linkages and coherence between engagements at the ADP, Cluster, Regional and National levels, in the context of integrated ministry (IM) with a focus on Northern regions.
  • Facilitate staff and partner capacity building in VCA CVA approaches including coaching in advocacy skills, mainstreaming gender and peace-building for enhanced integration in ADP assessments, designs and plans.
  • Participate in development and implementation of guidelines and product models for staff and partners during assessments designs, planning, implementation and evaluation of advocacy interventions.
  • Identify research opportunities and coordinate their planning and implementation for evidence building and policy influencing. In collaboration with EARO LC, coordinate dissemination and utilization of research findings through publications and media.
  • Liaise with the technical specialists and clusters to harmonize sectoral advocacy issues and action plans with program operations for enhanced ministry integration.
  • Conduct regular field support visits to assess progress arising out of advocacy engagements at the local and national levels.
  • Document most significant change stories and innovative practices from implementing advocacy initiatives.
  • Strengthen issue based networks/ alliances/coalitions for collective advocacy engagements at the local, national and regional levels.
  • Play an active role in resource mobilization, through proposal writing and also play an active role in advocacy related projects implementation management, monitoring including donor reporting.


Qualifications:  Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Must possess a university degree in development discipline, postgraduate training in related discipline will be an added advantage.
  • Should have a minimum of 5 years field experience in advocacy Campaign coordination, Behavior Change Communication in the field of Health and HIV /AIDS programming
  • Must have strong advocacy and communication skills, facilitation and materials development for health promotion
  • Should have strong collaboration and networking skills
  • Good writing and documentation skills. 

 Position:          Peace Building Officer

Reports to:      Regional Operations Manager

Duty Station:   Kaabong

Purpose of the position:

To facilitate and ensure sustainable social harmony, household food and income security among the agro-pastoralists communities in Kaabong district through the promotion of WVU peace-building, agricultural and economic development approaches within the project sites.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Establish and strengthen peace focused structures, namely, peace-clubs and peer mediation programme in the learning institutions;
  • Establish community mediation programme in the grassroots communities; and build a team of trained trainers who are responsible for training and supporting the peace structures;
  • Mobilize communities for involvement in peace focused activities, and support the establishment of inter and intra ethnic peace initiatives to promote intra and inter-community reconciliation and peace-building;
  • Oversee set up and implementation of conflict early warning systems in FFK project areas and design and provide training to Conflict Monitoring and Response Teams (CMRTs) on conflict early warning, mitigation and reporting systems;
  • Promote the integration of child protection/participation and gender in FFK conflict prevention and mitigation activities.
  • Identify, build and manage collaborative relationships with key partners, local governments and other stakeholders; and maintain good working relationships with government, local leaders, partner agencies, and other key stakeholders.
  • Provide technical support to field staff implementing FFK Livelihood project in Kaabong district in the areas of Agricultural Production and Sustainable Environmental Management and cooperative approach to farming.
  • Work closely with the District Production and Environmental offices to ensure that project meets its objectives and is technically feasible for implementation including ensuring that the right types of inputs that are suitable for Karamoja region have been procured and delivered on timely manner.    
  • Work closely with NGOs implementing similar projects in Kaabong District to ensure that there is complementarities and project resources are used to the optimum level.
  • Work with the team to form and support community groups focusing on the introduction of the VSLA methodology.
  • Identify and support Vocational skills training to unemployed and disarmed youth and make follow on and support trainees.
  • Grow business skills development to target community groups and individuals to enhance their income capacity.
  • Formation and support to FFS/agricultural farmer groups focusing on improved modern farming practices
  • Support small scale irrigation farming through drilling of bore holes, promotion of kitchen gardening
  • Promote proper hygiene and nutrition practices, agronomy practices to maximize the utilization and productivity of available land
  • In liaison with the Field Teams, prepare monthly and quarterly progress reports which reflect activities accomplished in peace-building, agricultural production and environmental management areas.
  • Represent WV team in District food security and livelihood meetings and same sector forums within the Region

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

·       A minimum of a Degree in relevant fields of Peace and Conflict Studies, Social Sciences or a related field.

·       At least 3 years work experience with an NGO in the application of the 2 methodologies.

·       Excellent written and oral communication skills.

·       Good riding skills with valid riding permit

·       Team player.

·       Ability and willingness to be administratively self supporting

·       Knowledge of the Karamoja peace and conflict settings and the community at large.

  • Mature Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.



How to apply: Qualified candidates may submit their application and complete Curriculum Vitae, via email to Please address the application to the People and Culture Specialist (Recruitment) and do indicate the post title in the email subject line.

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Deadline for receiving applications is: 3rd September, 2014 Only short listed candidates will be contacted.