Job Opportunities with World Vision Uganda

World Vision Uganda has worked with the vulnerable children of Uganda, their families and communities, since 1986

Currently, World Vision Uganda has a commitment to bring hope and help to children and communities in the country through a range of holistic, integrated projects that promote change and improve well-being. Every year, about 1.6 million children especially the most vulnerable benefit from World Vision Uganda interventions in Health Nutrition and WASH, Resilience & Livelihood, Education and Peace & Child Protection from both Development Programmes and the Humanitarian emergency response which currently operate in 82 out of the 112 districts throughout Uganda.

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Component Manager, SUPREME Programme - West Nile, Uganda

Position: Component Manager, SUPREME Programme

Report to: SUPREME Programme Manager

Location: West Nile, Uganda

Purpose of the position:

To manage the programme teams, ensure technical oversight and delivery of the different programme components, prepares work plans and budgets, guidelines and supervises field teams, procurement, internal reporting, external liaison etc. The Component Manager works closely with leadership structures of both refugees and host communities (District agricultural offices, Community development officers, LC, RWC, religious and traditional leaders) in regard to livelihoods. The Component Manager under the direct supervision of the Programme Manager, will ensure that activities are approved, implemented, monitored and reported according to agreed project plans in line with the donor and World Vision Uganda (WVU) policies. Will be directly involved in the implementation of project activities will be based in Obongi district.

Major Responsibilities:

Project Implementation and sustainability:

  • Implements activities as described in the programme proposal based on WVU country policy

  • Take lead in project planning, budgeting, and implementation and monitoring of progress in line with donor requirements.

  • Responsible for financial cash flow planning and expenditure monitoring, approval of expenditures and related cost allocations, on the basis of approved project budgets.

  • Human Resource Management (at individual- and team level) for all staff and volunteers under the Programme.

  • Supervision and periodical evaluation of the performance of the staff members of the programme Team.

  • Maintaining effective coordination and working relations with donors and other relevant stakeholders at field level.

Community engagement and advocacy:

  • Take overall lead in the coordination of field livelihood level activities

  • Develop farmer's capacity to improve production and productivity of selected enterprises of desired quality by the market through demonstrations to farmer's

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

  • Coordinate partners in implementation of agreed action plans.

  • Ensure integration of project with other ongoing Resilience and Livelihood activities including that of World Vision and governments.

Stakeholders Engagement, Networking and Collaboration:

  • Engagement with key stakeholders for influence, learning and resource development

  • Actively represent WVU in key inter-agency fora.

  • Engage and build relationships with key partners and government counterparts.

  • Work with the Project Manager to identify partners who will support the implementation of the project within the Area Program.

  • Network and collaborate with District Local Government, OPM, UNHCR and other relevant stakeholders in the Program Area

Documentation, Reporting and knowledge management:

  • Writes and submits comprehensive quarterly progress reports, and specific activity reports, and any other reports when necessary to supervisor in a timely manner.

  • Reporting - monthly and quarterly financial reporting, including realization of activities versus budget utilization; (Providing input to) narrative and financial programme reporting;

  • Semiannual and Annual reviews of progress towards project objectives;

  • Take lead in documentation and sharing of Impact/success stories and best practices to promote learning.

  • Organize quarterly review meetings for partners and communities at the project sites to reflect on project approaches, tools, impact of interventions, best practices, exit and sustainability strategies as well as create spaces and opportunities for action-learning.

Child Protection and Wellbeing:

  • Work to protect children from child violations and abuses

  • Sensitize stakeholders about children’s rights and responsibilities

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Agri Business or other relevant field is a requirement (post-graduate degree in related fields is an advantage).

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in field-based programme management roles in Resilience & Livelihoods sector

  • At least three years’ experience working with vulnerable communities and familiarity with humanitarian programming and implementation

  • Experience in community work and engagement Agricultural, Economic Development and Livelihood is and added advantage

  • Good Climate Smart Agriculture, Entrepreneurship, micro finance and strong agribusiness skills

  • Experience with relevant technical models such as Village Savings & Loans, Local Value Chain Development and Ultra-Poor Graduation Model.

  • Experience in Monitoring & Evaluation.

  • Capacity/potential in leadership, relationship management/networking, and coordination.

  • Good interpersonal skills, strong communication skills, both verbal and written in English. Ability to communicate in applicable local language(s) is an added advantage.

  • Proven conceptual & analytical skills, ability to take an evidence-based approach to programme design.

  • Proven facilitation skills.

  • Track record of success in grant fundraising, including donor relations and proposal writing.

  • Team player, Self-motivator, able to work with limited supervision;

  • Track record demonstrating high integrity, innovativeness, creativity, reliability and dependable

  • Spiritual maturity, interfaith knowledge and a biblical worldview – ability to articulate and model our Christian identity and mission in an inclusive way.

  • Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work and have passion for children.

How to apply:

Please submit your application and complete Curriculum Vitae, to Website: https://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-uganda

Address your application to the People & Culture Specialist, Recruitment, World Vision Uganda

Deadline for receiving applications is, 18th July 2020. (Qualified natives of West Nile region are particularly encouraged to apply)

Reporting & Compliance Officer, SUPREME Programme - West Nile

Position: Reporting & Compliance Officer, SUPREME Programme

Report to: Program Manager, SUPREME Programme

Location: West Nile, Uganda

Purpose of the position:

To support the SUPREME Project to achieve its strategic objectives through; production of high quality communication resources, hosting and handling VIP/ Donor visits, working with staff to support grant acquisition and retention of donors, responding to support office communications, requests and needs, managing reputation risk issues, media relations, branding and visibility needs.

The role of the reporting and compliance officer, is to make sure that World Vision is conducting its business in full compliance with all national and international laws and regulations that pertain to emergency, as well as professional standards, accepted humanitarian practices. There is both an ethical component and a pragmatic component to compliance - a role that is crucial in helping organizations manage risk, maintain a positive reputation, and avoid lawsuits.

Major Responsibilities

Leadership:

Provide program oversight, ensuring the program is meeting reporting & compliance standards, goals and implementation objectives as per program strategy.

  • Understand the needs and situation in the field and communicate these to the grants acquisition team through quarterly needs and gap analysis.

  • Ensure that all emergency response projects have clear exit or transition strategies established and implemented during project implementation period leading to sustainability of project interventions.

  • Participate in strategic organization meetings including strategic planning and progress review meetings. Advise the Associate Response Director and the Senior Leadership team on the strategic direction of the project.

  • Fair and modest: Willing to scrutinize all the facts without making a snap judgment, and interview any relevant employees for their perspective

Support the strategic objectives through;

  • Production of high quality communication resources, hosting and handling VIP/ Donor visits, working with programs to support grant acquisition and retention of donors, responding to support office communications requests and needs, managing reputation risk issues, media relations, branding and visibility needs.

  • Proactive: A honed alertness and vigilance to potential breaches in compliance. This means actively enforcing a mandatory reporting policy and seeking out any weakness in organizational dealings.

Team/People Management

  • Promote compliance, communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback via regular reviews

  • Provide team members with information, tools and other resources to improve performance and reach objectives

  • Should model appropriate behavior as a WV leader and should be exemplary to staff.

  • Ensure that all WV staff care policies are implemented including but not limited to the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA)

Enhanced documentation of Programmes through gathering sector-based communication materials for Support office use/Media/social media and Donor engagement

  • Lead effective planning (including staff, procurement and budget planning), management, implementation, monitoring and reporting of all projects in close collaboration with support functions i.e. procurement, logistics, P&C Safety and Security and Administration).

  • Ensure that the plans are implemented within overall timeframes, leaving room to adapt the process as necessary, bearing in mind this is a changing context

  • Provide regular feedback to key stakeholders, most notably community members

  • Identify, report & refer operational blockages caused by external actors to Liaison to be addressed through advocacy

  • Ensure all Project Managers are aware of Donor standards as per Grant Agreements

  • Oversee the transition of the projects including asset, staff and stakeholder management.

  • Identifying, documentation and dissemination of most significant change/ Need stories and best practices for profile raising (hard news, feature stories, VLOG’s and pictorials.

Networking and Collaboration

  • Represent World Vision at local coordination and interagency meetings

  • Participate and provide contributions to joint agency assessments, task-force teams and workshops as required and in collaboration with the Associate Response Director.

  • Attend interagency coordination meetings, making sure sector leads participate in the sector working group meetings, coordinating with OPM, UN and Local Government in matters that relate to WV operations in the area.

  • Ensure regular flow of communication between field sites, program office and through the Associate Response Director and the GAM team support offices and the greater World Vision Partnership

  • Build effective working relationship with partners who represent the community beneficiaries with whom World Vision is working.

  • Negotiate at Area level, make agreements and understandings, and establish standards and working agreements.

Monitoring & Reporting

  • Oversee the development of and submission of quality project reports in accordance with donor guidelines and templates.

  • Ensure the utilization of the information from the M&E reports and contribute to the collection of M&E data for the Response and National Office integrated M&E database as per agreed schedule.

  • Manage grant projects information and documentation processes, and ensure effective communication of the program/project results.

  • Develop and implement operations reporting systems to support timely and accurate reporting

  • Maintain a database/file of all Projects Documents (Proposals, Grant Agreements, Budgets, Log Frames, Monthly/Quarterly/End of project Reports, etc.)

  • Provide internal monthly reports (progress against planned activities, expense against estimated budget, etc.) of program and grant project activities to the Regional Operations Manager as per agreed schedule

Resources Mobilization

  • Ensuring all journalists/media crews get media accreditation before they proceed to the response location. This has to be procured before they reach Uganda.

  • Ensuring all VIP guests are treated with utmost professionalism, care and that all their needs and expectations are met.

  • Supporting in gathering content during field visits (Photos, captions, short clips)

  • Making sure all visitors are briefed about media guidelines and they sign child protection protocols before going to the field.

Brand management, Visibility and reputation risk management

  • Work closely with field and program teams to consistently identify challenges and risks surrounding our work in various operation areas. Work with the Associate Response Director and national office to Prepare key messages and Q&A’s for all potential risk issues and share them with support offices.

  • Ensuring all field programs and staff have adequate branding and visibility materials with proper messaging and logos.

  • Work with program teams to come up with annual visibility material plans right at the inception of the project

  • Ensuring that donor logos appear on all branded materials for the projects they fund

  • Ensuring proper usage of the World Vision international logo on all branded materials

  • Build the technical capacity of staff and partners in order to carry out effective documentation and communication.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Development Studies or Social Sciences.

  • 3 - 5 years’ experience in the same or related field preferable with a busy organization.

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently.

  • Excellent self-motivation skills.

  • Excellent communications skills in English, both oral and written

  • Previous experience in refugee programming in any settlements in Uganda

  • Good computer application proficiency especially Microsoft Office

  • Must be able to stand above religious and cultural diversities.

How to apply:

Please submit your application and complete Curriculum Vitae, to Website: https://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-uganda

Address your application to the People & Culture Specialist, Recruitment, World Vision Uganda

Deadline for receiving applications is, 18th July 2020. (Qualified natives of West Nile region are particularly encouraged to apply)

Programme Manager, UNHCR Projects - West Nile, Uganda

Position: Programme Manager, UNHCR Projects

Report to: Operations Manager

Location: West Nile, Uganda

Purpose of the position:

The positions holder will provide technical and managerial leadership to the implementation of UNHCR partnership projects with World Vision Uganda Refugee Response. UNHCR is currently funding World Vision through IRC to Implement Child Protection and NFI distribution in Bidibidi settlement (Yumbe). The incumbent will support resource acquisition, coordination, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting functions of the UNHCR partnership as well as provide support in the design of new grants in line the World Vision refugee response strategy. He/she will be expected to demonstrate strong Christian values and commit to be an example in his/her spiritual life to others.

Major Responsibilities:

Leadership and coordination:

  • Work with programs and sector staff to respond to UNHCR annual expression of interest, drives the proposal design process and subsequent PPA negotiations to ensure sustained funding for refugee response activities in WNRR

  • Responsible for day to day engagement with UNHCR Field offices, OPM and other NGOs on all aspects of UNHCR activity implementation to ensure interventions are aligned to the CRRF, ReHOPE and other GOU policies

  • Ensure WV is represented in all sector coordination meetings relevant to the World Vision areas of work with UNHCR and ensure feedback from sector working group meetings and Inter-agency coordination meetings directly feeds into World Vision work among the refugees and host communities

  • Establish strong and reliable networks with OPM, UN and all NGOs responding to refugee needs in the WNRR to ensure integration of implementation at all levels.

  • Coordinate with INGOs, Districts and the UN through inter-agency meetings and bilateral discussions on all matters related to the UNHCR project to ensure project interventions are informed by existing gaps across all the districts for increased impact.

  • Ensure timely response to SO questions and requests in regard to ongoing projects.

Performance Management and Supervision:

  • Ensure 100 % staff are recruited and oriented for all projects under your management

  • Ensure all staff under your projects have JDs, contracts, performance agreements and all other statutory documents.

  • Hold monthly conversations with your direct reports and ensure same is cascaded to entire project teams

  • Hold quarterly performance review meetings for your team and their direct reports.

  • Manage, supervise and build capacity of staff in project development, management and implementation especially in humanitarian emergency response, CiE and other related project activities.

  • Identify staff capacity, psychosocial and other needs, and work with P&C to ensure needs are met

  • Facilitate coaching, mentoring and counseling sessions for staff within the programme.

Programme Management:

  • Ensure project start up meetings take place within 30 days of project start in collaboration with key stakeholders

  • Provide leadership in the development of project detailed implementation plans (DIP), project management tools, procurement plans and cash flow forecast to facilitate implementation of the projects under your management in accordance with existing project designs.

  • Provide management and technical oversight/guidance to project staff in the identification of refugee and host communities’ children in need of protection services in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.

  • Participate in monthly finance review meetings in close collaboration with finance team.

  • Organize regular meetings with project teams to review project progress and performance.

  • Ensure project closeout plans in place and being implemented 3 months before project end date

  • Work closely with CPiE technical specialists at the Response and National Office to support the roll out of project models, designs, training, campaigns, consultancies and approval of technical works, monitoring, supervision and certification of project activities

  • Effectively provide supervision and enhance capacity of project staff and partners to implement project interventions to expected standards

Monitoring, and Reporting Evaluation:

  • Lead UNHCR and Inter-agency joint monitoring and project reviews and ensure all feedback is well addressed to improve project impact.

  • Compile and submit quality progress reports, monthly, quarterly and end of project reports and submits them to programs for onward submission to the donor

  • Prepares weekly and monthly situational reports

  • Coordinate regular reviews and reflections on progress of the project at the districts and regional levels.

  • Ensure project plans are effectively implemented, monitored and progress reports shared. This will include effective finance/budget management. Track all project indicators using the ITT to ensure all project outputs, outcomes and impact is realized

  • Document and share project best practices and lessons learned during implementation including action research, case studies and documentaries.

Financial Management:

  • Maintain tight budgetary control over all UNHCR project budgets and ensure compliance with the PPA. Approves all cost in line with approved budgets and donor regulations

  • Work with finance to submit cash request to the donor and ensure funds are available for implementation; provide monthly cash flow projection to WV Kampala against the approved budgets

  • Carries out regular financial reviews with relevant sector staff, programs and Finance

  • Reviews all project financial reports and transaction listings to ensure only relevant cost are charged and supports finance department in preparation of accurate financial reports

  • Prepares and Maintain UNHCR project risk matrix and inventory of all UNHCR assets

  • Point person for UNHCR project annual audit and provides responses to all queries related to UNHCR funding implementation

Resource Mobilization and Project Development:

  • Provide overall leadership, management, guidance and engagement with strategic partners to ensure the development of quality project designs, concepts and fundable proposals for CiE activities

  • Carry out assessments as required in the response area

  • Review humanitarian emergency response projects’ documents and align them to set guidelines and standards.

  • Any other business as assigned by supervisor, including participation in key committees, task forces

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Degree in Humanitarian/Development related Discipline /Masters in a relevant field of study is an added advantage

  • Has minimum of 5 years NGO work, experience implementing multi-sectoral grants at middle management or senior management level in an INGO.

  • Strong policy analysis and advocating skills

  • Refugee protection background

  • Good budget management skills

  • Strong background in Humanitarian coordination with prior experience implementing UN funding.

  • Demonstrated ability to undertake high-level representation with donors, and government officials.

  • Experience delivering results, multitasking and managing staff in high-stress environment

  • Demonstrated expertise in fostering program learning, monitoring and evaluation.

  • Programme Management skills

  • People management skills

How to apply:

Please submit your application and complete Curriculum Vitae, to Website: https://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-uganda

Address your application to the People & Culture Specialist, Recruitment, World Vision Uganda

Deadline for receiving applications is, 17th July 2020. (Qualified natives of West Nile region are particularly encouraged to apply)

Finance Coordinator, SUPREME Project - West Nile, Uganda

Position: Finance Coordinator

Report to: Program Manager as Line Manager and Grant Finance Manager as Functional Manager

Location: West Nile, Uganda

Purpose of the position:

To provide overall leadership and management of the EU SUPREME grant, by promoting financial stewardship, accountability, reliability and accuracy of financial information to be used by EU SUPREME and WV leadership for decision making.

To ensure grant budgets are appropriate, that grant financial reports are accurate and timely and that the project complies with donor requirements; assist with overall program budgeting and ensure operational plan is funded

Major Responsibilities

Budget planning and management

  • Oversee grants budget management for all implementing partners

  • Consolidate funding needs of all partners and ensure funds for activity is disbursed on a timely basis

  • Implement grant tracking / monitoring system.

  • Monitor budget performance of the grant and ensure any significant issue is highlighted for management attention

  • Build a strong and effective financial management in areas of budgeting, accounting, reporting and communicate effectively to stakeholders

Financial accountability and reporting

  • Ensure appropriate and accurate grant financial reports are prepared, consolidated and submitted to stakeholders on a monthly basis.

  • Monitor grant expenditures, alert management on irregularities, recommend action plan as required.

  • Meet periodically with relevant Operations and Programme managers to review grant reports

  • Monitor grant status, revisions, reporting, etc.

Risk Management and Controls:

  • Ensure adequate preparation for both internal and external audits and ensure responses are sent on time and recommendations are implemented.

  • Ensure compliance with WV financial policies and donor requirements, including LDRs, BPS, etc.

  • Assess, evaluate and make recommendations on internal controls to ensure effective risk management.

  • Maintain appropriate Grant files and follow up to ensure partners are doing the same.

Capacity building:

  • Train / build capacity of Grants finance staff.

  • Build the financial/grants management capacity of partners to ensure sound financial management and donor requirements compliance.

  • Participate/Facilitate grants startup workshops and ensure specific donor requirements are understood by both finance and program/operations staff.

Coordination & Networking:

  • Coordinate with NO Finance leadership on critical issues such as funding, PBAS commitment and budget posting in Sun Systems.

  • Coordinate with Supply Chain on preparation and implementation of procurement plan to facilitate urgent sourcing of project materials.

  • Liaise with partners regarding grant/budgetary issues.

  • Develop good networks and strategic relationships with implementing partners, other NGO,

Leadership / management:

  • Participate in the senior management/ Leadership team meetings and represent finance department.

  • Provide leadership to the finance department and ensure smooth running & efficient delivery of services.

  • Adhere to WVI key policy documents – mission, core values, and covenant of partnership.

  • Attend and participate in spiritual nurture meetings / devotions as scheduled

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • University degree in Accounting or Finance, Chartered Accountant

  • 2-5 years’ experience in a senior field Finance / Accounting role, preferably with experience in a grants environment

  • Ability to develop / maintain effective financial and accounting systems, including Sun Systems;

  • Strong knowledge of cost allocation methodologies; knowledge of multi-lateral donor requirements;

  • Good knowledge of sectorial and departmental budget linkages;

  • Able to negotiate and manage budget needs and resources sharing between different sectors and departments;

  • Good understanding of audit compliance requirements;

  • Team player with excellent communication and strong participatory leadership skills

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English. Ability to communicate in applicable local language(s) is an added advantage

  • Track record in demonstrating high integrity, innovativeness, creativity, reliability and dependable

  • Proactive personality, self-driven, strongly motivated and able to work with limited supervision

  • Spiritual maturity, interfaith knowledge and a biblical worldview – ability to articulate and model our Christian identity and mission in an inclusive way.

  • Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work and passion for children.