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EXCITING JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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 persons willing to share in our vision to join the team in the following positions.

(Please note that the jobs are open to Ugandan Nationals Only

Title:                           Child Sponsorship Manager

Location:                     National Office

Reporting To:             Integrated Programmes Director  

Purpose of the position:

To provide overall leadership, support, guidance and management of Child Sponsorship Operations in WV Uganda (NO, Cluster and ADP) for the transformation of Children, Families, Communities and Sponsors in a way that leads to the attainment of Child Wellbeing

 

Major Responsibilities:

Leadership and management

·       Provide guidance on integration of Child Sponsorship programming with other transformational development programming across the entire NO.

·       Take lead in Dissemination and support implementation of Partnership and NO Child Sponsorship strategies, guidelines, initiatives and policies.

·       Steer the implementation of management decisions/recommendations in the at the National Office in order to met quality standards, and promote alignment with strategies and standards.

·       Develop National wide Child Sponsorship human resource development plan, and manage staff development/ growth in order to build a cadre of high performing staff for effective delivery of Child Sponsorship operations.

·       Advise WVU senior leadership and management teams on matters that pertain to cabing Child Sponsorship operational risks, ceasing opportunities and effective delivery of Child Sponsorship programming.

Strategic Planning and Sponsorship Programming

·       Take lead in development of Key Sponsorship documents inclusive of Strategy, Annual Sponsorship operating plan, Initiative Implementation Plans, (SINGLESTEP implementation), Budgeting.

·       Guide DME processes in line with Sponsorship Programming guidelines.

·       Provide overall guidance and support in designing and redesign of Programmes as per Sponsorship guidelines  and partnership Strategic direction.

·       Disseminate National Office guidelines for sponsorship programming, sponsorship for transformation, sponsorship & DME process at Cluster/ADP levels.

·       Develop context-based guidelines for the realization of better Child Sponsorship.

·       Participate in the Review of ADP AOPs/DIPs.

·       Guide Clusters on how to utilize SingleSTEP information for planning in order to address child wellbeing.

 

Manage Sponsor KPI s

·       Develop plans  and guidelines for effective and efficient management of Sponsorship KPIs

·       Track and monitor KPIs and advise Field Teams as well as SMT/SLT on ways to improve performance.

·       Guide teams in the management of KPIs in keeping with partnership and National Office contextualized standards.

·       Build teams, coach, mentor and train staff to manage sponsorship operations efficiently & effectively.

·       Develop tracking and monitoring tools for Sponsorship Key Performance Indicators.

·       Carry out field visits and online support for Staff.

·       Compile Sponsorship Activity Schedules and guide Clusters/ADPs to contextualize them

·       Manage Annual Partnership Sponsorship processes like Annual Reconciliations and Censuses

Management of Operations and Standards

  • Effective, efficient and proper management and use of assets
  • Proper financial management and accountability in line with policy guidelines
  • Child Sponsorship performance in line with partnership standards.
  • Child protection in line with partnership and national office child protection policies, guidelines and protocols.
  • Implementation of audit recommendations and prevention of reoccurrence.
  • Ensure sufficient, timely and accurate flow of management and operational information and reports, both internally within WVU and with Support Offices, in accordance with the set communication protocol.

§  Develop Sponsorship Process flow to/fro NO and to/fro ADP.

§  Guide NO, Cluster and ADP Staff on the Sponsorship Business Processes.

§  Monitor timeliness and effectiveness in complying with the process-flows and advise respective staff.

Communications to/fro NO/Cluster to/fro EARO/SOs

·       Manage all Sponsorship related Communications between NO, field Offices and SOs.

  • Monitor and advise on communications (quality) to/fro NO/Cluster to/fro EARO/SOs.
  • Expeditiously follow up on all Sponsorship communications from EARO and SOs.
  • Manage (balance) all communication demands vis-à-vis ongoing NO activities.
  • Perform an intermediary role between NO and EARO/SOs.

·       Communicate to Clusters/ADPs/EARO/SOs on Key Sponsorship events (Annual Reconciliation) or operations, follow-up on Reports, documents.

Annual Sponsorship Activities

·       Develop timeframes and guidelines on annual Sponsorship activities (APR guidelines, Annual data reconciliation, APR and Christmas Cards)

·       Collect community updates, design APR and Christmas Cards.

·       Guide annual events and activities as well as share with respective staff.

·       Manage efficient and effective implementation of Sponsorship annual activities inclusive of Christmas Cards, APRs, Census, RC records update, and Annual Data reconciliation

Sponsorship reporting

·       Develop and review Sponsorship reporting templates and build capacity of staff on how to use them.

·       Review, analyse and submit WV Sponsorship monthly/periodical reports.

·       Provide feedback to cluster over Sponsorship reports.

·       Engage senior leadership and management, clusters and ADPs on Child Sponsorship reports.

Staff capacity gaps identification and building                                                                                      

·       Support Sponsorship Staff Capacity building through identifying capacity gaps, developing plans and facilitate capacity building.

·       Identify staff capacity gaps

·       Develop capacity building (training) plans and share with the respective Clusters/ADPs.

·       Effect the plans and develop report, follow up plans and actions.

 

Sponsorship Initiatives (SingleSTEP Coaching and Mentoring)

·       Manage Partnership initiatives (SingleSTEP, ID Card Scanner, SD, QuickSTEP, Digital Imaging) in line with the partnership guidelines and timeframes.

·       Develop initiative Plan for Implementation.

·       Sensitize WV Uganda Staff on the initiative

·       Assess ADPs and advise leadership of potential Clusters/ADPs for piloting and implementation.

·       Make periodical reporting on the Initiative to the leadership, EARO and other stakeholders.

·       Track and monitor Implementation progress and make recommendations for better decision making.

·       Coach staff on the initiative and follow-up on utilization of the initiative.

·       Provide technical support to the staff on the initiative

Manage Sponsor Visits

·       Manage Sponsor visits to their sponsored children in Uganda in line with child Sponsorship standards.

·       Communicate to Clusters/ADPs on the intent of the Sponsor visit and attain consent/confirmation or reject on visit.

·       Make communication to the SO on the possibility (confirmation, rejection) of the Visit.

·       Arrange for the visit (Consider for all logistic needs).

·       Attend to Sponsors and follow up on Child protection issues, visit report.

 

Qualifications:  Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

·       Bachelor’s degree in any development related field (social sciences, development studies, management, education, agriculture or public health). Masters degree is an advantage.

·       Great computing skills are a critical success factor.

·       Analytical and problem solving skills.

·       A thorough understanding of project/programme design, monitoring and evaluation.

·       Familiarity with community based programming and development approaches.

·       Excellent people manager with good team-building skills and proven record of managing and developing teams of professionals, including those in dispersed/distant locations.

·       Organization and time management skills in order to manage priorities within own workload, identify deadlines and cope with conflicting demands.

·       A committed Christian able to engage across denominational boundaries.

 

Title:                           Project Coordinator-Butaleja MNCH Project

Location:                     Butaleja District

Reporting To:             Program Manager-Mbale Butaleja Programs  

 

Purpose of the position:

To lead the implementation of all project activities in the designated sub-counties/ areas and ensure the quality of the project in line with Ministry of Health(MoH) and KOICA policies .

 

Major Responsibilities:

·       Identify and build strategic networks with other actors to support the districts in implementation of MNCH strategies including: Goal oriented ANC, HIV/AIDS, ICCM (Integrated Community Case management) for Pneumonia, Diarrhea and Malaria and nutrition programming, community systems strengthening including VHT functionality and health advocacy

·       Provide guidance to the development of project designs and annual operational plans of the KOICA MNCH project including timed and targeted Counseling (ttC), mHealth platform at the Village level, Essential Maternal and newborn Care (EmNOC), contribute to the 100 days through the Growth Monitoring Promotion (GMP) and provide technical advice to other MNCH projects.

·       Dialogue with the Ministry of Health to improve government interventions in the area of MNCH, providing evidence using the internationally recognized models such as LQAS for community based outcomes and quality improvement approaches including mentoring and coaching of service providers.

·       Representation and advocacy for World Vision (WV) and other MNCH programming at national level forums using evidence based frameworks including operations research in the area of systems strengthening and the contribution of VHTs to MNCH.

  • Guide and provide technical support to Community Development Facilitators.
  • Coordinate project activity implementation.
  • Strengthen capacity of implementing partners at village, sub county and district level
  • Support effective monitoring, documentation and reporting in compliance with agreed standards
  • Ensure full participation of beneficiary communities in design, monitoring and evaluation by attending community mobilizations, meetings and community trainings.
  • Ensure proper management of financial resources and assets in line with WV policies and donor requirements
  • Support partners and sub grantees to adhere to WV finance and asset management policies

·       Work with the procurement officer and engineer to ensure appropriate MNCH materials  are purchased and construction process of infrastructure under the project are adhered to the contract agreement

·      Engage with the District and Sub County Health authorities and support the Program Manager in managing relations with government structures and civil society coalitions

  • Effectively network with local government structure and any other agencies undertaking activities in the target community and ensure that such activities are well integrated with World Vision and community activities to promote sustainability and ownership of interventions in planning and implementation.

·      Identify areas for lobbying and advocacy and work with the Health Advisor to develop action plans/initiatives to address the same.

·       Compile field visit and data validation reports and identify opportunities for improvement and present monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and annual reports in line with WV & KOICA standards to the Program Manager.

Qualifications:  Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

·       Bachelors Degree in any of the following disciplines: Nursing, Nutrition, public Health and / or any other Health related discipline.

·       A Masters Degree in Public Health is an added advantage

·       A minimum of 5 years experience in managing  similar related projects

·       High level of understanding of the MNCH, Nutrition and HIV programming

·       Must have strong organizational skills and ability to work with diverse teams across the organization

·       Excellent skills in program design, reporting, documentation, monitoring and evaluation

·       A mature and committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities

·       Demonstrated commitment to World Vision’s mission statement and Core Values

 

Title:                           Monitoring and Evaluation Officer-Butaleja MNCH Project

Location:                     Butaleja District

Reporting To:             Project Coordinator-Butaleja MNCH Project  

Purpose of the position:

To ensure effective program activities planning, monitoring and evaluation, track project progress towards achievement of its objectives, develop data collection instruments and sampling strategies, on site research and data collection and writing/editing of reports.

Major Responsibilities:

Programme design and development

·       Provide technical oversight in development and implementation of evaluation activities

·       Prepare the project’s logical models, performance measurement frameworks and data collection tools

·       Ensure quality monitoring and evaluation elements are included in the project design

·       Provide support to programme department to strengthen the monitoring and evaluation components of the project portfolio

·       Ensure monitoring and evaluation components are well integrated in the implementation plans of new projects

Monitoring and Evaluation

·       In collaboration with the PM, provide onsite management of MNCH evaluations and targeted evaluations in the field.

·       Support staff and the PM to ensure that lessons learned and recommendations from M&E activities are used to modify existing programs and in the design of new activities.

·       Assist with the evaluation of current indicator and the identification of new ones

·       Strengthen and support both internal and external evaluation processes for  the MNCH project

·       Monitor data collection, collation, storage, analysis and reporting ensuring that data is audit worthy.

·       Monitor data entry process and ensure program staff in MNCH Project and other WVU projects are utilizing the data

·       Maintain quality monitoring system in MNCH to enable the generation of reports to donors and other stakeholders

Capacity building and training

·       Support WVU and partner staff to increase their technical capacity in the area of monitoring, evaluation and operational research.

·       Provide technical support to partners and provincial health authorities to develop their capacity for data analysis, use of evaluation tools and processes, and use of data for decision making and program design.

Operational Research

·       Devise and develop implementation science proposals

·       Develop Internal Review Board/ Research Ethics Committee applications and oversee Process ToR

·       Assist in the writing of case studies and implementation research proposals

·       Lead the data collection process

·       Assist with data analysis and report writing

Reporting Responsibilities

  • Assists in the compilation of: Progress towards Objective Reports, Annual Program Reviews, and Semi Annual program Reviews, the Evaluation Training Log.
  • Represent and create presentations at professional meetings and conferences.
  • Prepare reports and presentations
  • Document lessons learned and best practices from programming, including dissemination plans
  • Support regular project reports review for submission to the donor and other stakeholders.

 

 

 

Qualifications:  Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

·       Degree in Social Science, Statistics, or related field.

·       You must have a Post Graduate qualification in Project Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation  

·       Effective oral communication and writing skills.

·       Not less than 3 years of experience in Monitoring & Evaluation from an INGO setting

·       Experience with developing and delivering knowledge sharing programs.

·       Experience in establishing effective partnerships within and outside the organization.

·       Experience in working with Local Government Health System and Health Management Information Systems

 

 

Title:                           Community Development Facilitator (4 positions) 01 Nutritionist, 01 Midwife, 01 Nursing and 01 Social Scientist-Butaleja MNCH Project

Location:                     Butaleja District

Reporting To:             Project Coordinator-Butaleja MNCH Project  

 

1.     Community Development Facilitator-Nutrition, MNCH Butaleja

Purpose of the position:

To work with people of different orientation and background to coordinate all project activities at the cluster level and monitoring progress towards achievement of targets.

Major Responsibilities:

·       Take the lead in the roll out of the MNCH projects in the Project site by ensuring that the projects are using the most appropriate innovative and cost effective technologies.

·       Provide necessary  technical guidance to system’s partners during the course of the project

·       Manage, and supervise all core interventions at the lower level with in the DIP

·       Ensure that all MNCH and other related deliverables are achieved according to the detailed implementation plan.

·       Oversee the rollout of the MNCH data collection process at the community and health facility level

·       Work with health staff and program development team in the roll out of baseline surveys and evaluation of the project as required

·       Contribute to the preparation of quality monthly, quarterly and annual project progress  reports for  submission on to the support office and the donor.

  • Prepare for and participate in evaluation of the project when required
  • Participates in meetings and contribute to  organization development
  • Liaise with development agencies and partners on collaborative work related to MNCH and other initiatives to position World Vision as a strategic partner in mhealth landscape

Qualifications:  Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Must have a University Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics and or Food Science technology
  • A minimum of 2 years experience of working in the area of  Nutrition, MNCH and health care
  • Knowledge cost effective Community Nutrition practices 
  • Good knowledge of public health system and structures
  • Knowledge of MNCH methodologies and other related approaches
  • Strong interpersonal communication and counseling skills.

 

 

 

 

2.     Community Development Facilitator-Midwife MNCH Butaleja

Purpose of the position:

To work with people of different orientation and background to coordinate all project activities at the cluster level and monitoring progress towards achievement of targets. To Enhance the MNCH Project with all community Health, public health and household hygiene and sanitation aspects

Major Responsibilities:

·       Take the lead in the roll out of the MNCH projects in the Project site by ensuring that the projects are using the most appropriate innovative and cost effective technologies.

·       Provide necessary  technical guidance to system’s partners during the course of the project

·       Manage, and supervise all core interventions at the lower level with in the DIP

·       Ensure that all MNCH and other related deliverables are achieved according to the detailed implementation plan.

·       Oversee the rollout of the MNCH data collection process at the community and health facility level

·       Work with health staff and program development team in the roll out of baseline surveys and evaluation of the project as required

·       Contribute to the preparation of quality monthly, quarterly and annual project progress reports for submission on to the support office and the donor.

  • Prepare for and participate in evaluation of the project when required
  • Participates in meetings and contribute to  organization development
  • Liaise with development agencies and partners on collaborative work related to MNCH and other initiatives to position World Vision as a strategic partner in mhealth landscape

Qualifications:  Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Must have a University Degree in Public health or  Environmental Health Sciences
  • A minimum of 2 years experience of working in the area of Maternal Newborn and Child Health
  • Good knowledge of public health system and structures
  • Knowledge of MNCH methodologies and other related approaches
  • Strong interpersonal communication and counseling skills.

 

3.     Community Development Facilitator-Nursing MNCH Butaleja

Purpose of the position:

To support the Team on all aspects of Newborn Care, Goal Oriented ANC, Post Natal Care aspects, and community based MNCH. 

 

Major Responsibilities:

·       Take the lead in the roll out of the MNCH projects in the Project site by ensuring that the projects are using the most appropriate innovative and cost effective technologies.

·       Provide necessary  technical guidance to system’s partners during the course of the project

·       Manage, and supervise all core interventions at the lower level with in the DIP

·       Ensure that all MNCH and other related deliverables are achieved according to the detailed implementation plan.

·       Oversee the rollout of the MNCH data collection process at the community and health facility level

·       Work with health staff and program development team in the roll out of baseline surveys and evaluation of the project as required

·       Contribute to the preparation of quality monthly, quarterly and annual project progress  reports for  submission on to the support office and the donor.

  • Prepare for and participate in evaluation of the project when required
  • Participates in meetings and contribute to  organization development
  • Liaise with development agencies and partners on collaborative work related to MNCH and other initiatives to position World Vision as a strategic partner in mhealth landscape

 

Qualifications:  Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Must have a University Degree in Nursing or Midwifery.
  • A minimum of 2 years experience of working in the area of Maternal Newborn and Child Health
  • Knowledge of community based MNCH integrated services
  • Good knowledge and experience of public health system and structures
  • Knowledge of MNCH methodologies and other related approaches
  • Strong interpersonal communication and counseling skills.

 

4.     Community Development Facilitator-Nursing MNCH Butaleja

Purpose of the position:

To work with people of different orientation and background to coordinate all project activities at the cluster level and monitoring progress towards achievement of targets. To critically enrich the project team with the social dynamics of communities in regard to MNCH

Major Responsibilities:

·       Take the lead in the roll out of the MNCH projects in the Project site by ensuring that the projects are using the most appropriate innovative and cost effective technologies.

·       Provide necessary  technical guidance to system’s partners during the course of the project

·       Manage, and supervise all core interventions at the lower level with in the DIP

·       Ensure that all MNCH and other related deliverables are achieved according to the detailed implementation plan.

·       Oversee the rollout of the MNCH data collection process at the community and health facility level

·       Work with health staff and program development team in the roll out of baseline surveys and evaluation of the project as required

·       Contribute to the preparation of quality monthly, quarterly and annual project progress  reports for  submission on to the support office and the donor.

  • Prepare for and participate in evaluation of the project when required
  • Participates in meetings and contribute to  organization development
  • Liaise with development agencies and partners on collaborative work related to MNCH and other initiatives to position World Vision as a strategic partner in mhealth landscape

Qualifications:  Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Must have a University Degree in Social Sciences, Development studies and or a related discipline
  • A minimum of 2 years experience of working in the area of Maternal Newborn and Child Health, and or aspects of Health Care 
  • Good knowledge and experience of public health system and structures
  • Understanding the social determinants of health and community dynamics.
  • Knowledge of MNCH methodologies and other related approaches
  • Strong interpersonal communication and counseling skills.

 

Position:                      Grant Accountant-Butaleja MNCH Project

Project:                       Butaleja MNCH Project

Reports to:                  Program Manager-Mbale Butaleja

Duty Station:               Butaleja District

 

Purpose of the position: To provide financial technical support to the project in accordance to World Vision accounting policies and procedures and the acceptable International Financial Accounting standards and liaise with the Regional Finance Officer on all financial matters relating to the Grant.

Major Responsibilities:

·       Prepare and review financial vouchers, and allocate costs to all cost centres relating to key financial transactions.

·       Carry out daily payments of cash and cheques to the respective payees and make weekly and monthly reviews as per the budget and donor requirements

·       Prepare and up-date all necessary books of accounts and ledgers and cash flow forecasts in line with WVU financial manual.

·       Carry out Bank / Project Financial dealings which involve cash withdrawals, deposits, Statements and transfers to Community Based organizations in accordance to WVU and the Donor requirements.

·       Prepare monthly project funding requests, funding reconciliation and bank reconciliation statements for the project accounts in line with WV Financial Manual policies and guidelines.

·       Prepare, implement and monitor a consolidated and Sub-cost Annual Project Budget and annual financial reports in accordance with WV Financial policies and guidelines and KOICA Grants requirements.

 

Qualifications:  Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

·       A University degree with a major in Accounting and part qualification in A.C.C.A, CPA or CIMA or equivalent.

·       A minimum of three years’ post qualification experience, preferably within World Vision.

·       Extensive Computer knowledge in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SUN Accounting and Access is required.

·       Must have proven knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Internal Control Procedures.

·       Must Communicate clearly and concisely both in writing and orally.

·       Must have good interpersonal skills.

 

Position                       Administrative Assistant/Receptionist

Location:                     National Office, Kampala                                                       

Reporting To:             Administration Officer

Purpose of the position:

To provide administrative support services to World Vision Uganda National Office in line with the organizations’ systems, policies and procedures.

Major Responsibilities:

Front Desk Operations

  • Receive all incoming calls, screen and direct them to the relevant offices, make outgoing calls as and when required.
  • Receive external enquiries and provide appropriate feedback where possible or accurately direct to relevant authority in a timely manner
  • Receive, monitor and attend to visitors whilst they await appointments, direct them to the appropriate offices in line with Departmental guidelines
  • Register customer/visitor’s particulars(Names, address, organization and signature) in the register book in line with departmental guidelines
  • Receive documents and messages, which may be delivered to the office and ensure that these are registered and dispatched / distributed to the respective addressee/staff members
  • Maintain a smooth communication flow of information in the administration department through verbal communication, periodical narrative report writing and updates as per the department guidelines
  • Maintain an updated list of staff Corporate User Group (CUG) list on a monthly basis and send to the Administration Officer for Service Provider payment authorization.

Logistics support

·       Generate requisitions for supplies and services on behalf of the administration department.

·       Receive, analyze and process services and supplies requisitions from other departments and projects to ensure timely delivery of services and items requested.

·       Follow up with approved contractors and service providers to ensure efficient and effective work completion.

·       Ensure that adequate stocks of administration routinely used items and replenishment of all supplies are maintained at all times.

  • Maintain a system of asset management through servicing, securing proper office locking systems and proper identification of office equipment in line with WV administration mission and security guidelines
  • Facilitate the procurement process by, preparation of Local Purchase Orders, writing Work completion certificates for service providers on completion of the work in line with WV administration guidelines

Facilitation of Expatriate staff

  • Maintain a clear database to track international schools, manage and process payment of school fees on behalf of the expatriates. Ensure that renewals are made at the beginning of each school term.
  • Maintain a database and proper filling system to ensure that all WVU expatriates; have up to date documents during /for the rest of their contract period with WVU (work permits, Visas, rent etc
  • Receive and evaluate requests of installations, repairs, maintenance and services in line with WVU policy
  • Ensure smooth running of offices & Expatriate residences by preparation of Utility payments for approval by the Administration Officer
  • Prepare Invoice and analysis forms for staff travels and sent to the Administration Officer for payment authorization in a timely manner.
  • Obtain travel documents and work permits for WV Uganda staff-National and expatriates

Customer care

·     Facilitation of the yearly customer satisfaction survey for the department

·     Communicating the results of the survey to management for decision making

·     Implementation of survey results as approved by the Administration Officer

Events Coordination

  • Maintain an up to date, database of all guests coming into the country
  • Provide Support to Division Program Assistants in facilitation of guests i.e. hotel reservations, confirmation of flight reservation among others
  • Hotel reservation processing by facilitating local and International workshops and payment processing in line with the set standards
  • Periodic review and update of the Visitor’s information packs and sharing it with concerned parties.

Records Keeping

  • Develop and maintain a proper filling system for both soft and hard copies of the department’s documents.
  • Manage and monitor both incoming and outgoing mails and documents for both the National Office and offices at Kisozi Complex.

Position                       Community Development Facilitator-LIFE Project

Location:                     Nkozi   ADP, Mpigi District                                             

Reporting To:             Program Manager

Purpose of the position:

To oversee and implement objectives of the LIFE project in Nkozi ADP in collaboration with partners and to ensure the Development assistants achieve results according to the requirements of the project.   

Major Responsibilities:

Project implementation 

·       Ensure that LIFE project activities are integrated or synchronized with ongoing ADP interventions so as to ensure sustainability and avoid duplication.

·       Supervise and monitor ongoing LIFE activities.

·       Conducting participatory Value Chain Analysis and development with producers and stakeholders.

·       Ensure quality in the roll out of the Savings group (VSLA) model

·       Ensure tracking of VSLA group performance through the SAVIX MIS system in collaboration with the national office MIS officer

·       Creatively promote quality seed multiplication sites in the communities through enhanced partnerships and macro propagation especially for bananas

Capacity building and training

·       Mobilization of producers into groups and conducting trainings to build capacities on; group management, financial literacy, basic market skills, value chain innovation, NRM and production skills.  

  • Provide mentoring and coaching to producers and producer groups to build local capacity for understanding and connecting with markets.
  • Identify technical experts for unfilled capacity gaps in the community groups such as farmer field schools.

Market information and marketing facilitation

  • Working with relevant partners, develop/create market information systems and sensitize producer groups on how to utilize information to facilitate marketing.
  • Record value chain networks and contacts in a way that can be readily backed up, transferred and accessed.
  • Communicate useful contacts and opportunities to ADP staffs, local facilitators and with relevant producer groups.
  • Communicate market opportunities and supporting information to WV Staff, local facilitators and producer groups.

Engagement and networking

  • Identify and build strategic linkages, relations, collaborations and networks with partners and other stakeholders in implementation.
  • Point of contact for consultation on issues to do with LIFE Uganda and related issues at the ADP level.
  • Identify market development opportunities that present through networks and relationships with other institutions and organizations and NGOs working in the areas of Market Access and development of the targeted crops.
  • Work closely with District initiatives through the District production Office on constraints of targeted crops and Agricultural initiatives

Documentation

  • Effectively document all information related to project successes and best practices thus sharing it in agriculture magazines or news papers.
  • Create a bank of pictures, videos, aired radio programs and most significant change stories on the project in the selected ADP
  • Document and report initial market assessment findings.

Project management and coordination 

  • Supervise, guide and provide technical support to Development assistants.
  • Manage and coordinate project activity implementation at the ADP.
  • Carry out field based review meetings with project staff and local facilitators.
  • Participate in developing business plans of activities for LIFE Uganda project based on the detailed implementation plan, and mainstreaming such into ADP activities.
  • Track financial management and budgets allocated for the project,
  • Carry out both activity and outcome monitoring for the project,
  • Produce timely, accurate, compliant and quality reports to the direct supervisors,
  • Support processes of project baselines and evaluation with selected consultants
  • Take good care of project assets at ADP & cluster office

Qualifications:  Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

·       Bachelors in; Marketing, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, Commerce, Business, Agriculture with strong experience of value chain development or related field/s.

·       3+ years experience in market led agriculture, agri-business, value chain development project or marketing.

  • Demonstrated experience in market assessment, market analysis, market research or closely related role.
  • Previous experience in research design and implementation experience.
  • Strong experience in networking, community mobilization and facilitation.
  • Report writing experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in Monitoring and Evaluation of market development projects.

·       Commitment to implementing WV’s vision and mission at all levels and in all aspects of the project.

·       Relevant teamwork experience and good interpersonal skills.

·       Ability to work sensitively with people from a variety of social backgrounds.

 

Title:                           Child Sponsorship Development Assistant (3 positions)

Location:                     Ngogwe Area Development Programme (ADP), Buikwe Cluster.

Reporting to:               Community Development Facilitator

 

Purpose of the position:

To implement field level programmatic activities and sponsorship performance in line with targets and partnership standards in a manner that contributes to sustained and improved child wellbeing.

 

Main responsibilities:

1.     Project implementation and reporting

·       Participate in planning and budgeting, preparation of work plans, implementation of planned activities and monitoring/ reporting of progress.

·       Facilitate and monitor the implementation of planned activities and community level engagements.

·       Mobilize and facilitate the engagements of stakeholders during planning and development meetings, workshops and other fora.

·       Identify local level partners and support and facilitate the partners in the implementation of planned activities.

·       Facilitate stakeholders and partners in supervision and monitoring of programmatic activities.

·       Support the collection and documentation of impact and success stories.

2.     Community engagement and advocacy

·       Innovatively support communities including RC households to participate and benefit from the programme development. 

·       Sensitize community on sponsorship (RC guardians, community leaders and other community members) and facilitate participation in the sponsorship management project.

·       Train the children committees in the respective parishes in advocating for their wellbeing.

·       Support and facilitate the children committees to plan for and hold meetings at all levels (School, parish and sub county) on a regular basis and document findings

·       Support the children committees to conduct outreaches within their villages/parishes and sub counties

·       Mobilize and facilitate active participation of children and their communities in planning, monitoring and implementation of community development initiatives.

·       Build the capacity of children, families and community to collectively engage local leaders on identified issues.

·       Follow-up on commitments by leaders on improvement of the wellbeing of children.

·       Mobilize communities to participate in annual children care and protection days – such as the Day of African child.

  1. Management of sponsorship performance 

·       Monitoring of RC in line with partnership standards.

·       Ensure RC records and files are well managed and stored securely.

·       Support RCs to correspond with sponsors in a timely manner.

·       Facilitate processing of all special mails; Christmas cards, Spontaneous letters, APR, introductory letters within partnership standard..

·       Support management of Support Office Queries, Gift Notifications, mails, and file copies of correspondences in children’s files.

·       Conduct and produce quality periodic mailings (APR and Christmas Cards).

·       Mobilize and support RC families to adequately prepare for and manage sponsor visits.

4.     Monitoring of Registered Children

·       RC monitoring and follow up of the child wellbeing in accordance to the minimum programming standard (once every 90 days).

·       Support development  and implement integrated  monitoring plan in assigned area with ADP stakeholders

·       Analyze and follow up critical RCs findings (especially RCs with challenges).

·       Compile monitoring reports for management action.

·       Hold monthly / quarterly meetings with Child Monitors and guardians/parents and child protection committees to address findings from monitoring.

·       Work with CDF to identify, train monitors and partners.

·       Provide information on support and benefit of RC to the CSDF and SDA to enable entry in STEP

  1. Child Protection and Wellbeing

·       Monitor the wellbeing and child abuse cases and report any incidents in line with child protection policy and guidelines.

·       Work with local leaders to protect children from child violations and abuses

·       Sensitize children including RCs, guardians/parents and other stakeholders about children’s rights and responsibilities.

 Qualifications:  Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

·       Minimum of a Bachelor Degree in Development Studies, Social Sciences, Agriculture, Entrepreneurship or Education from a recognized Institution of higher learning. A post Graduate qualification in a relevant field is an added advantage.

  • At least one year of experience in Development work attained from an International NGO, with sound understanding of programming.
  • You must be able to ride a Motor Cycle with a clean riders permit-class A
  • You must be able to communicate in the local language of the programme area

·       Strong experience in documentation and evidence based/impact reporting

·       Ability to work in a team to achieve excellence in execution, committed, accountable and passionate about the work we do.

  • Commitment to World Vision mission and partnership values and sensitivity to its various expressions across cultures and denominations.
  • Track record demonstrating high integrity, reliable and dependable
  • Networking and influencing skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

 **Please note that in addition to the Knowledge, skills and abilities stated for the  roles above, all applicants must be mature and committed Christians, able to demonstrate an active involvement with their faith and also able to appreciate and stand above denominational diversities.

How to apply: Please submit your application and complete Curriculum Vitae, via email to wvujobs@wvi.org

Address your application to the People and Culture Specialist (Recruitment) and do indicate the post title of the job you are applying for in the subject line.

Deadline for receiving applications is: Friday 19h August, 2014

(Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply) Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

 

 

 

 

 

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