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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Associate Director - CESP

Back ground

World Vision Uganda is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 82 districts in Uganda implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & community resilience, education and child protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with the beneficiaries above. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible

Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for qualified and passionate individuals willing to share in our vision and join our team in the position below.

Position: Associate Director- Community Engagement and Sponsorship Programming

Report to: Operations Director

Location: Kampala – National Office

Purpose of the position:

The Associate Director- Community Engagement and Sponsorship Plan (CESP) leads the overall management and implementation of WVU’s Development Program Approach (DPA), sponsorship and child protection programming, ensuring these are managed effectively and contribute to Child Well-Being Outcomes in line with the World Vision Uganda Strategic priorities, community and donor accountability requirements.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Sponsorship Management

  • Provide technical leadership and oversight to WV Uganda’s sponsorship team and resources.

  • Provide leadership in ensuring effective integration of sponsorship in critical Design, Monitoring and Evaluation processes from assessment, re/design, M&E and transition in accordance with established standards.

  • Continuously plan and implement a national office Annual sponsorship Operating plan (ASOP) that enables WVU to meet and exceed established partnership standards.

  • Ensure integration of Child monitoring into programme monitoring; generate trend analysis of emerging Child Wellbeing issues from Sponsorship Information System and draw recommendations to address these emerging Child Wellbeing issues.

  • Provides leadership in rolling out Sponsorship Field Operating Model ensuring;

  1. Community-level sponsorship activities are integrated with programming activities. This includes planning for inclusion and monitoring of Registered Children along with programme planning and monitoring.

  2. Approach to working with community volunteers and partners needs are clarified and streamlined to ensure community ownership and sustainability.

  3. Seek opportunities to identify approaches, models and best practices in current program that can be scaled up to strengthen and sustain child monitoring processes and systems to maximize participation of community based partners in recruitment and monitoring of children.

  • Develop and maintain organizational sponsorship performance quality metrics, and quality dashboards integrating statistical analysis and leading specific actions to achieve optimal outcomes in sponsorship management and programming.

Child Protection Technical Program Management

Under the overall supervision and coordination of the Operations Director

  • Lead the Child Protection (CP) strategic planning and be responsible for the CP technical program implementation. Provide leadership and management (planning, implementation, supervision, monitoring and evaluation) of all Child protection and projects across WVU programming area.

  • Lead reflection on Child Protection Technical Program performance with aim of ensuring that all child protection projects and activities are implemented on time, target and budget.

  • Ensure Child Protection high impact, quality implementation and strict compliance with World Vision standards and requirements;

  • Support the operational planning and development of Child Protection programs in collaboration with Program Managers Finance and other key stakeholder;

  • Support Child Safeguarding work and ensures World Vision Uganda comply with child safe organization standards.

  • Provide support and capacity building in the management, design, and implementation and monitoring of Child Protection Programs.

  • Ensure Child Protection risk management/safeguarding strategies are implemented throughout all existing and new programs.

  • In collaboration with Advocacy take lead on the design and development of a Child Protection local advocacy strategies.

Development Program Approach (DPA) Management

  • In collaboration with Technical Program Managers and Regional Program Managers ensures that WV’s Development Programme Approach links well with technical programs and are jointly being implemented with communities and partners within area programmes.

  • Contextualize and is responsible for rolling out principles, standards and guidance on how World Vision Ugandans works with communities and partners to improve and sustain the well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable.

  • Ensures that WVU programs are implemented in a way that builds local ownership and sustainability through community and partner engagement, joint planning and implementation, and local advocacy.

  • Responsible for contextualisation of the Development Programme Approach and ongoing refinement based on learning in applying LEAP 3 and refining Sponsorship Field Operating Model, as all of these are interrelated and need to be mutually reinforcing.

  • Provides guidance on equipping local level staff in Development Programming Approach to reinforce their technical depth in engagement with communities and local partners in achieving Child Wellbeing (CWB).

  • In close working with Senior Programs Manager-Household Engagement and accountability approach accelerate the implementation of the Development Program Approach initiative called Household Engagement and Accountability Approach (HEAA) in WV Uganda Area Programs and grants in a manner that meets set standards as well as empowering the wellbeing of children, households and communities;

  • In collaboration with Technical Program Managers, develops and roles out HEAA curriculum that integrates all technical program implementation at the household level

  • Review and roles out the tools for measuring the impact of HEAA at the program level.

  • In collaboration with M&E, track the documentation of evidence and learning that support the effectiveness of HEAA and ensures that all required standards and quality assurance standards are met by APs.

  • Popularize HEAA in WV international as a promising innovation for community engagement and facilitation

  • Profile HEAA as WVU strategic initiative and measure how it accelerates the realization of the strategy

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies, Social Work and Social Administration or related field

  • Post graduate degree in relevant field (International development/international relations).

  • 5 years’ experience in blending development in aspects of sponsorship and child protection in project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation in a complex program environment

  • Extensive knowledge of development issues and understanding of the community engagement and facilitation best practices

  • Excellent application knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Lotus notes and internet applications.

  • Experience in project documentation, reporting, program information for donors and the World Vision partnership.

  • Capacity to provide solid leadership and decision-making skills for efficient and effective day to day project implementation.

  • Ability to work with different partners, local authorities, local organizations and NGOs, to develop and maintain positive relationships.

  • Demonstrate well – developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal, written (in English) as well as negotiation skills.

  • Strong understanding of systems design and implementation protocols.

  • Strong inter-personal skills, and proven team-player.

  • Proven ability to manage competing priorities.

  • Able to solve complex problems and to exercise independent judgment.

  • Perform other duties as required.

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically upto 40% of the time and occasionally internationally.

Associate Director- Grants Management

Back ground

World Vision Uganda is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 82 districts in Uganda implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & community resilience, education and child protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with the beneficiaries above. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible

Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for qualified and passionate individuals willing to share in our vision and join our team in the position below.

Position: Associate Director- Grants Management

Report to: Operations Director

Location: Kampala – National Office

Purpose of the position:

The Associate Director- Grants Management has overall responsibility for the leadership and management of all WVU major grants funded by various Donors and Private Non Sponsorship funding. He/she provides supervision and support to Grants Project managers/Coordinators to ensure all Grants projects are implemented in time, target and budget and; in full compliance with donor requirements.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Strategic Leadership and Management of Grants.

  • Responsible for the overall planning, implementation and management of the WVU Grants as well as the achievement of the goals and objectives of relevant grants in a timely and cost-effective manner.

  • Ensures World Vision Uganda grants portfolio is implemented according to the project management cycle while ensuring all activities are implemented on time target and budget

  • Ensure strong communication and coordination with all team members as a means to effectively achieve grants specific objectives

  • In working with relevant Grants Project Managers lead the planning of relevant activities and set high quality performance targets ensuring adherence to technical standards, best practices and donor guidelines.

  • Ensure grant management compliance in alignment with donor and WV regulations.

  • Primary point of contact and collaboration for the team and in-country stakeholders, including donor in-country assigned contact personnel, implementation partners, government partners and other key stakeholders.

  • Supervise a team of senior level international and national staff with skills across a diverse set of technical areas

  • Develop and maintain and adequate human resource plan to ensure proper technical capacity to manage project work.

  • Ensure low risk audits for the projects.

  • Working under the guidance of the Operations Director, work closely with Technical Program Managers and Regional Program Managers, project managers and the operations (Finance and Supply Chain) teams on all grants related tasks, specifically focused on compliance and grants administration/implementation.

  • Lead the organization and follow-up of grant opening meetings, grant review meetings, and grant close out meetings.

  • Ensure appropriate monitoring of program activities, work plans, program quality in collaboration with Project Managers by helping to develop tools and organizing review meetings and ensuring follow-up actions are identified and circulated as part of documentation.

  • Offer technical guidance on WVU and donor regulations to ensure compliance within program implementation and reporting. Manage compliance issues with program staff, finance staff and Operations Director as necessary, seeking support from all stakeholders including but limited to relevant support offices.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Establish and maintain effective grants project reporting, evaluation, and communication systems in alignment to specific donor requirement and WVU standards.

  • In collaboration with M&E. ensure that the Grant Recipient(s) develops results, indicators and targets as well as an annual work plan, which reflect the objectives of the grants program.

  • Ensure proper operational opening and closing of the assigned grants as well as monitoring and evaluation of programmatic progress. Disseminate project follow- up reports to guide timely action.

  • Work closely with the M&E Manager to develop and maintain program monitoring and evaluation tracking tools to ensure all project indicators report clear linkage of activities to intended outputs and outcomes and that the level of change is clearly tracked.

  • Coordinate the Grants M&E and Finance Manager to ensure that donor reports (both financial and narrative) are generated and sent out to the relevant donor in time.

  • Document and disseminate project best practices, lessons learnt and success stories

Training and Capacity Building:

  • Mentors, supports and develops the capacities of staff, partners and grantees on financial monitoring, record keeping and grants management using relevant donor data report formats and validation methods.

  • Provides technical assistance to Grants Project managers, partners and grantees as required on budget development with a focus on maximizing cost recovery and aligning budgets to donor guidelines.

  • Leads in development of project managers and partners capacity development plan and ensures its full implementation and tracks the success its.

  • Builds capacity of project manager and grants staff in WV grants management certification such as Gate Way to Grants etc

Grants reporting

  • Coordinate Project Managers and Finance managers to prepare narrative program reports in accordance with donor designated formats as required. Ensure that draft reports disseminated for review and feedback by senior management team, relevant technical advisors, and Support Office staff prior to submitting the final report to donor.

  • Submit timely accurate and quality reports that meet donor requirements

  • Prepare and update grants country program and specific sectoral information sheets. Provide relevant communications information as necessary for dissemination to donors, support office and media.

  • In collaboration with Compliance and reporting officer, maintain grants and report tracking system to ensure all grant files are organized and well managed for planning and preparation of donor reports and project monitoring.

  • Share lessons learned with WVU leadership, staff and donors from different projects to enhance local planning and implementation, and suggest modifications that might be necessary at the local level based on evidence and lessons learnt.

  • Work closely with Grants and acquisition department to appraise them on grants implementation information that can be useful for prepositioning of new grants as well as follow on grants.

Budget Management

  • Ensure that all WVU grants manage grant/project budgets within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donors and World Vision.

  • In working with Grants Project Managers ensure grant/project expenses are reasonable, allocated as per assigned budget, prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure low risk audits

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Post graduate qualification in international relations, NGO management, international development or other relevant field;

  • At least five years of INGO field experience in a similar position: grant management, proposal development (program narratives and budgets) and donor reporting.

  • Extensive knowledge of UN, US, EU (ECHO/ EC) and UK (DFID) donor regulations, procedures and requirements

  • Demonstrated experience in project management cycle is desired.

  • Excellent written and spoken English essential

  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to determine priorities and attention to detail a must

  • Ability to work in a multicultural context as a flexible and respectful team player

  • Willingness to travel to the field as and when needed

  • High-level of knowledge and practice with Word, Excel, Outlook, etc. required

  • Work in a multisectoral/ multicultural team- patience, cultural sensitivity and application of contextual understanding in day to day work

  • Ability to work with tight deadlines for information needs

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically upto 40% of the time and occasionally internationally.

Grants Manager

Back ground

World Vision Uganda is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 82 districts in Uganda implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & community resilience, education and child protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with the beneficiaries above. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for qualified and passionate individuals willing to share in our vision and join our team in the position below.

Position: Grants Manager

Report to: Associate Director Grants

Location: Kampala – National Office

Purpose of the position:

The Grants Manager provides support to the Associate Director-Grants Management in ensuring effective grants implementation across WVU grants portfolio. The incumbent will supervise assigned grants projects, participate in developing concept notes for new funding opportunities and provide periodic reports for all grants to advise management decisions in a timely manner.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Coordination of implementation of grants

  • Ensure the planning and budgeting process for all the grants is aligned to World Vision (WV) and donor guidelines. Ensure all project plans and budgets are shared with Support Offices (SO) and donor for approval.

  • In consultation with the Grants Acquisition Department and Operations Team, ensure timely start and end of all programmes and projects and within donor expectations

  • Under the guidance of Associate Director-Grants Management coordinate the provision of timely technical support / supervision to grants programs and projects in consultation with the program managers Technical Program Managers and the Regional Offices staff to meet and or exceed donor performance and compliance expectations

  • In consultation with the program quality division, facilitate the successful roll out and implementation of all grants Design, Monitoring and Evaluation related initiatives at the Area Program and Regional levels as per donor guidelines and policies eg. DFID, EU, USAID, DFAT, FINAID etc)

  • On a monthly basis, monitor grant project implementation to ascertain that project implementation is timely and that the budgeted resources are utilized appropriately as per project design document and donor standards;

  • Ensure regular review of implementation and expenditure levels, track and manage work plans and budgets with the Finance and the grants implementing teams to be able to identify areas of follow up in implementation. This will include early identification of issues that need to be escalated to the Leadership and make recommendations for their consideration.

  • In liaison with the National Office, Field Finance team monitor grant expenditure to ensure WVU’s compliance to donor standards and financial guidelines on a monthly basis, and that project funds are disbursed and accounted for in a timely manner.

  • Provide support to projects’ teams to apply standardized monitoring tools that enable the organization collect an evidence base of grants and projects impact on CWB targets

  • Coordinate grants external audit

  • Coordinate the timely implementation of audit recommendations of all grants projects;

  • Establish effective cross-functional linkages between all sectors in the grant implementation processes.

Projects Monitoring, Reporting, documentation and learning

  • Develop and maintain an appropriate grants monitoring system/ matrix for all grants to aid in effective management of project data and the National Office level, ensure timely monitoring of all grants activities implementation and to advise the supervisor on issues for key decision making;

  • Support monitoring of implementation of established guidelines and policies for critical milestones in the life cycle of all projects during surveys, reviews, evaluations and reports.

  • Ensure timely notification to management, donors and SOs of any significant milestone changes in grants projects.

  • In conjunction with the Area Program Managers and Regional Offices, ensure timely and quality reporting of all grant projects (quarterly, semi- annual milestone and annual reports) according to the donor expectations and standards in collaboration with M&E teams

  • Contribute in the review of the completed grants projects reports to ensure that they are consistent with National Office strategic objectives and WV standards and donor requirements

  • Ensure that appropriate controls, sector monitoring and evaluation tools are being utilized in a timely manner in every grant project for consistency

  • Provide status periodical reports for all grants while identifying issues that warrant management action

  • In working with Associate Director-Grants Management provide constructive feedback to Area Programme Managers and grant Project Managers on the monitoring data they generate to ensure that information produced is relevant and useful to the difference stakeholders.

  • Coordinate joint planning, regular field monitoring visits to projects and programmes to ensure timely and quality implementation that meet donor standards.

Capacity building for Quality Programming

  • Work closely with the grants project manager to identify capacity gaps of the projects staff;

  • Support capacity building of staff on specific grants programming guidelines as per donor specifications.

  • Support P&C to conduct timely recruitment of grants’ staff

  • Coordinate induction of new Grants / project officers on specific programming processes and products ( Orientation/ start up workshops)

  • Coordinate grants transition and closure

Networking and engagement

  • Ensure Support Offices and donor queries and requests are effectively, timely and effective way.

  • Contribute to the processes of creating linkages with other partners and where appropriate represent the project and WVU

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Social Work, Community Development studies and related studies from a recognized university. Post graduate training in project management or any of the related fields will be an added advantage

  • Must have at least 5years’ experience working in a Not for Profit organizations or related agencies.

  • Must possess at least 3 years’ experience in management of donor programmes and projects in either Education and Child Protection; Livelihoods and Resilience; Emergency Response, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene or Health generally

  • Proficiency in Computer especially in Microsoft Office Suite and data analysis programs such as SPSS, Stata, EPI Info.

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

  • Possess at least 3 years’ experience in fundraising / donor resource mobilization processes

  • Ability to maintain donor relations through timely and appropriate communications.

  • Must be a self-starter who is able to work under stress and with minimum supervision.

  • Must be a committed Christian who is able to stand above denominational diversities.

  • Ability to influence multi-sectoral teams towards a given goal.

  • Possess excellent knowledge of the Humanitarian Development Field

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 40% of the time and occasionally internationally.

Associate Director - Operations

Back ground

World Vision Uganda is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 82 districts in Uganda implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & community resilience, education and child protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with the beneficiaries above. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for qualified and passionate individuals willing to share in our vision and join our team in the position below.

Position: Associate Director- Operations

Report to: Operations Director

Location: Kampala – National Office

Purpose of the position:

The Associate Director- Operations provides supervision and support to the Regional Program Managers and cross cutting programme functional leads to drive integrated programme implementation in field operations to achieve the organization’s strategy objectives efficiently and effectively.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Field Operations Management support

  • Provide strong and positive leadership to the Regional Programs Managers and ensure competent and motivated staff are hired and retained in Area Programmes and generally in the field.

  • Ensures that programs are implemented using the most appropriate, affordable and culturally accepted technology.

  • Provide oversight to operational risk management,

  • Ensure that local level programming contributes to national level advocacy strategies.

  • Work closely with the Operations Director and other Technical team members to ensure full and timely execution of the National Office (NO) Annual Operational Plans (AOPs) and Budgets.

  • Ensure proper integration of Advocacy and Faith and Development in programming across all funding types.

  • Ensure organization representation at strategic local government functions and donor meetings.

  • Ensure that all program interventions are supported and implemented as per LEAP, and other partnership and donor standards.

  • Ensure a learning culture, evidence based programming and documentation of best practices and industry standards are supported.

  • Ensure effective programming in interfaith contexts.

  • Develop and implement strategies for intentional and mutual learning among staff between programs and between other regions (a wider geographical area).

Integrated Technical Program implementation

  • Provide leadership in supporting the implementation of technical programs in an integrated manner across World Vision Uganda (WVU) Areas program locations.

  • Ensures Technical Programs and projects are adopted appropriately across the program areas and are speaking to community priorities and context uniqueness.

  • In collaboration with the finance unit, ensure planning and budgeting, project funding, expenditures and process are aligned and operating smoothly.

  • Ensure the development of WV Uganda’s capacity to focus strategically on initiatives which generate higher quality programming management leading to measurable and sustainable development.

  • Ensure all WVU’s programming is based on and in line with WV’s Development Programming Approach

Grants Implementation Support

  • Ensures that all program non sponsorship funds (PNS) and other grants implemented within the APs are implemented in time, target and budget.

  • Support the alignment of grants to the technical projects in the APs and identify opportunities to leverage the Area Program budget to support grants opportunities and vice versa

  • Actively support the scale up of good practices out of implemented grants across the Area Programs while ensuring that learning opportunities are taking place.

Field Operations Performance Management

  • In collaboration with M&E maintain Area Program quality metrics, dashboards within the acceptable WV partnership set standards through robust performance tracking system.

  • Lead performance consequence management for programs that are performing well and those that need improvement.

  • In collaboration with Technical Program Managers provide technical support for struggling programs to bring their performance back to track

Quality Reporting

  • Ensures that Area Programmes (AP) Mid-Year and annual reporting meets the set standards especially the requisite reporting quality.

  • Lead the process of generating AP evidence and information to feed in the child wellbeing reports as well as technical program reports. The information includes significant changes stories

  • Support M&E to plan and effectively conduct ongoing output and annual monitoring and drives the reflection of the results and applications of the learning across the Aps

Human Resource Management

  • In collaboration with People and Culture department, ensure right staff are recruited, retained, and provided with intentional opportunities, mentoring and coaching for development.

  • Support professional and personal development of Area Program field staff through on­ the-job coaching, identification of learning and training needs and opportunities.

  • Ensures that the Regional Programs Managers are driving cluster and AP staff performance in a manner that aligns individual performance to the organizational performance

Accountability and Quality Assurance

  • Ensures quality programming, innovative designs, monitoring, evaluation, reflection, learning and reporting is done as per the WV standards and procedures

  • Support timely and effective implementation of various accountability mechanisms such as Peer Review, Operational and Finance Audits, Programme evaluations, Programme Capability Review,

  • Comply with partnership standards, policies and protocols

  • Ensure internal control systems are implemented to mitigate risks and create accountability environment that will result in good audit ratings

  • Provide leadership in management and stewardship of donor and organizational resources at AP level

Networking and Coordination

  • Maintain effective communications and pro-active relationships with Support Office partners, including visits by donors.

  • In coordination with Operations Director and Support Offices, develop and maintain pro-active relationships with the local governments in WVU Area Program locations.

  • In coordination with the Senior Management Team, work closely with regional office in relation to implementation of Partnership initiatives, capacity building of Field office staff and knowledge sharing within the operations.

  • Work closely with Partnership Specialist to establish WVU as a partner of choice especially at the implementation level.

Others

Perform any other duty as may be assigned by supervisor or designee from time to time

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Postgraduate qualification in International Development, Program Management, Business Administration, Public Health, Economics, Rural Development or related field.

  • Minimum of 12 years’ experience with a thorough understanding of all areas of project management cycles in a complex, international development organization especially in development and Relief Projects of which 5 years should be at senior managerial level.

  • General understanding of at least four of the following programmatic sectors: Health & Nutrition; Livelihoods & Resilience; Education & Child Protection; WASH; Disaster Risk Reduction; Food Assistance and Emergency Response.

  • The position holder must be results oriented and team a player.

  • Deep knowledge of WVI working systems, policies and standards will be an advantage

  • Training or certification in Portfolio and/or Program Management with accredited institutions.

  • Ability to lead a multi-cultural team with an empowering and outcome oriented approach.

  • Strong budgetary and financial management skills.

  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.

  • The person must be results oriented, able to handle public relations, able to satisfy donors and a team player.

  • Good interpersonal, organizational and management skills.

  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources.

  • Ability to solve complex problems and to exercise independent judgment.

  • Computer literate.

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically upto 40% of the time and occasionally internationally.

Education Technical Lead

Back ground

World Vision Uganda is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 82 districts in Uganda implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & community resilience, education and child protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with the beneficiaries above. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for qualified and passionate individuals willing to share in our vision and join our team in the position below.

Position: Education Technical Lead

Report to: Programme Quality Director

Location: Kampala – National Office

Purpose of the position:

The Education Technical lead will provide overall strategic leadership in the education sector, guiding relevant programming in both development and refugee contexts across Uganda.

The jobholder will be a thought leader, driving continuous improvement in education programming through their technical expertise, facilitation of learning and innovation. This leadership shall be seen both within World Vision and externally with other key stakeholders across Uganda.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Education Programming

Ongoing enhancement of World Vision’s education programming at strategy, programme and project design levels for greater impact on child well-being. This shall include:

  • Lead ongoing design processes related to all education programmes and projects, including strategy alignment and review processes.

  • Monitor programme and project quality at outcome and impact levels, facilitate evidence-based organizational learning processes and promote innovation for continuous improvement in programming impact.

  • Support relevant reporting functions, particularly at outcome and impact level, notably including the bi-annual Child Well-being Report.

Support effective implementation of education programmes and projects through:

  • Technical guidance and support to programme and project implementation.

  • Technical capacity building of project staff, partner staff and other key stakeholders, as required.

Networking and Collaboration

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

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the Grant Acquisition Business Plan through active engagement with relevant donors.

Education sector National Advocacy

Engage in national level advocacy:

  • Work in close collaboration with Advocacy Department to advocate for policy change with national-level government stakeholders.

  • Collaborate and guide advocacy campaigns, as appropriate.

  • Act as spokesperson for WVU on education issues, as required

Team management

  • Provide effective management to Education technical team

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Education: Post-graduate degree in education (or related qualification).

  • Technical skills: academic and/or direct programming experience and expertise in at least two of the following areas: literacy, life-skills, teacher training, early childhood development, education in emergencies.

  • Experience: Minimum of 5 years’ experience in technical leadership and/or field-based programme management roles in education sector.

  • Experience in Monitoring & Evaluation.

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

  • Strong capacity in leadership, relationship management/networking, and coordination is essential.

  • Proactive personality, self-driven and strongly motivated.

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

  • Demonstration of well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

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

  • Proven facilitation skills.

  • Team player.

  • Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work.

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 30% of the time, plus occasional international travel.

Safeguarding Coordinator

Back ground

World Vision Uganda is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 82 districts in Uganda implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & community resilience, education and child protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with the beneficiaries above. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for qualified and passionate individuals willing to share in our vision and join our team in the position below.

Position: Safeguarding Coordinator

Report to: Child Protection Technical Lead

Location: Kampala – National Office

Purpose of the position:

The Safeguarding coordinator will coordinate and support implementation of World Vision’s Child and Adult Safeguarding policy, including updating and operationalizing safeguarding requirements and procedures, ongoing capacity building and awareness raising on safeguarding issues, meeting internal reporting requirements, and case management of specific safeguarding incidents as required.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Policy Coordination & Monitoring

  • Together with the Child Protection Lead, guide process to update and contextualize new Safeguarding Policy in accordance with guidance from WVI Global Centre and, where necessary, grant donor requirements.

  • Develop/implement accompanying action plan.

  • Coordinate WVU Safeguarding Steering Committee.

  • Undertake monitoring, as guided by management, to ensure proper policy implementation.

Build Capacity & Awareness

Work across WVU offices and departments to provide ongoing training and awareness raising on Safeguarding Policy.

  • Develop and coordinate a capacity building and training strategy for safeguarding children and adult beneficiaries (all staff).

  • Promote understanding of safeguarding standards by all staff and affiliates, including the obligation for all WV people to immediately report known or suspected child/adult beneficiary safeguarding violations.

  • Supports Operations and other teams to emplace community feedback mechanisms in all community based programmes; these mechanisms are safe and confidential for use by children and vulnerable adults, and hold WV accountable for any misconduct or harm to beneficiaries.

Coordinate Safeguarding Reporting

  • Ensure effective management of incident reporting (via Ethics Point) across WVU, in accordance with WVI policy requirements.

  • Meet all other internal reporting requirements, including the Safeguarding Update Report.

Management of Safeguarding Incidents

  • Ensure all safeguarding incidents are investigated and responded to appropriately. This shall include direct response to specific incidents, as directed.

Other

The role may also include support, coordination, guidance and/or direct implementation of other safeguarding-related work, including but not limited to:

  • Support field teams in preparation of Child Protection Incident Preparedness Plans and community feedback mechanisms.

  • Support Child Protection Lead in externally representing WVU in matters relating to safeguarding.

  • Able to advise project design, including grant proposals, as required, on matters related to safeguarding.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Education: Degree in law, social work or other relevant field is a requirement.

  • Technical skills: Academic and/or direct programming experience/expertise in safeguarding, PSEA or child protection.

  • Experience: Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a safeguarding, PSEA or child protection focused role.

  • Experience in working for a large NGO or other large organization

  • Experience in working with gender-based violence is an advantage.

  • Strong capacity in relationship management/networking, and coordination is essential.

  • Proactive personality, self-driven and strongly motivated.

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

  • Demonstration of well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Proven facilitation skills.

  • Team player.

  • Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work.

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 30% of the time.

Child Protection Technical Lead

Back ground

World Vision Uganda is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 82 districts in Uganda implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & community resilience, education and child protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with the beneficiaries above. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for qualified and passionate individuals willing to share in our vision and join our team in the position below.

Position: Child Protection Technical Lead

Report to: Programme Quality Director

Location: Kampala – National Office

Purpose of the position:

The Child Protection Technical lead will provide overall strategic leadership in the Child Protection sector, guiding relevant programming in both development and refugee contexts across Uganda.

The jobholder will be a thought leader, driving continuous improvement in Child Protection programming through their technical expertise, facilitation of learning and innovation. This leadership shall be seen both within World Vision and externally with other key stakeholders across Uganda.

The jobholder be responsible for ensuring the effectiveness of World Vision Uganda’s Child and Adult Safeguarding Policy.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Child Protection programming

Ongoing enhancement of World Vision’s Child Protection programming at strategy, programme and project design levels for greater impact on child well-being. This shall include:

  • Lead ongoing design processes related to all Child Protection programmes and projects, including strategy alignment and review processes.

  • Monitor programme and project quality at outcome and impact levels, facilitate evidence-based organizational learning processes and promote innovation for continuous improvement in programming impact.

  • Support relevant reporting functions, particularly at outcome and impact level, notably including the bi-annual Child Well-being Report.

Support effective implementation of Child Protection programmes and projects through:

  • Technical guidance and support to programme and project implementation.

  • Technical capacity building of project staff, partner staff and other key stakeholders, as required.

Networking and Collaboration

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

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the Grant Acquisition Business Plan through active engagement with relevant donors.

Child protection sector national level advocacy

Engage in national level advocacy:

  • Work in close collaboration with Advocacy Department to advocate for policy change with national-level government stakeholders.

  • Collaborate and guide advocacy campaigns, as appropriate.

  • Act as spokesperson for WVU on Child Protection issues, as required.

Safe guarding policy

  • Accountable for effective implementation of WVU’s Child and Adult Safeguarding Policy.

Team management

  • Provide effective management to child protection technical team.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Education: Post-graduate degree in development studies, social work or other relevant field is a requirement.

  • Technical skills: Academic and/or direct programming experience and expertise in the field of child protection and/or child rights advocacy.

  • Experience: Minimum of 5 years’ experience in technical leadership and/or field-based programme management roles in Child Protection sector.

  • Experience with relevant technical models such as WV’s Child Protection & Advocacy model or INSPIRE approaches.

  • Experience in Monitoring & Evaluation.

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

  • Experience in working with gender-based violence issues a strong advantage.

  • Strong capacity in leadership, relationship management/networking, and coordination is essential.

  • Proactive personality, self-driven and strongly motivated.

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

  • Demonstration of well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

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

  • Proven facilitation skills.

  • Team player.

  • Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work.

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 30% of the time, plus occasional international travel.

Health and Nutrition Specialist

Back ground

World Vision Uganda is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 82 districts in Uganda implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & community resilience, education and child protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with the beneficiaries above. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for qualified and passionate individuals willing to share in our vision and join our team in the position below.

Position: Health and Nutrition Specialist

Report to: Health and Nutrition Technical Lead

Location: Kampala – National Office

Purpose of the position:

The Health and Nutrition Specialist will support the Health & Nutrition Technical Lead to provide overall strategic leadership in the Health & Nutrition sector, guiding relevant programming in both development and refugee contexts across Uganda.

The jobholder will contribute to World Vision’s role as a thought leader, and support continuous improvement in Health & Nutrition programming through their technical expertise, facilitation of learning and innovation.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Health and Nutrition programming

Ongoing enhancement of World Vision’s Health & Nutrition programming at strategy, programme and project design levels for greater impact on child well-being. This shall include:

  • Support ongoing design processes related to all Healthy & Nutrition programmes and projects, including strategy alignment and review processes.

  • Monitor programme and project quality at outcome and impact levels, facilitate evidence-based organizational learning processes and promote innovation for continuous improvement in programming impact.

  • Support relevant reporting functions, particularly at outcome and impact level, notably including the bi-annual Child Well-being Report.

Support effective implementation of Health & Nutrition programmes and projects through:

  • Technical guidance and support to programme and project implementation.

  • Technical capacity building of project staff, partner staff and other key stakeholders, as required.

Networking and Collaboration

Support engagement with key stakeholders for influence, learning and resource development. This shall include, together with the Health & Nutrition Technical Lead:

  • Represent WVU in key inter-agency fora

  • Engage and build relationships with key partners and government counterparts

  • Engage with donor agencies and other stakeholders, from time to time, as required.

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the Grant Acquisition Business Plan through technical input to grant proposals.

Health sector National level advocacy

Support national level advocacy efforts:

  • Work in close collaboration with Advocacy Department to advocate for policy change with national-level government stakeholders.

  • Collaborate and guide advocacy campaigns, as appropriate.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Education: Degree in medicine, nutrition, public health or health economics (post-graduate degree is preferred).

  • Technical skills: Academic and/or direct programming experience and expertise in at least two of the following areas, MNCH, HIV/Aids, nutrition, communicable diseases (including malaria and water-borne diseases). Good understanding of WASH programming is an advantage.

  • Experience: Minimum of 3 years’ experience in field-based programme management roles in Health/Nutrition or HIV/Aids sector.

  • Experience in Monitoring & Evaluation.

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

  • Proactive personality, self-driven and strongly motivated.

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

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

  • Good interpersonal skills, strong communication skills, both verbal and written.

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

  • Proven facilitation skills.

  • Team player.

  • Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work.

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 30% of the time, plus occasional international travel.

Health and Nutrition Technical Lead

Back ground

World Vision Uganda is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 82 districts in Uganda implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & community resilience, education and child protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with the beneficiaries above. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for qualified and passionate individuals willing to share in our vision and join our team in the position below.

Position: Health and Nutrition Technical Lead

Report to: Programme Quality Director

Location: Kampala – National Office

Purpose of the position:

The Health and Nutrition technical lead will provide overall strategic leadership in the Health & Nutrition sector, guiding relevant programming in both development and refugee contexts across Uganda.

The jobholder will be a thought leader, driving continuous improvement in Health & Nutrition programming through their technical expertise, facilitation of learning and innovation. This leadership shall be seen both within World Vision and externally with other key stakeholders across Uganda.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Health and Nutrition Programming

Ongoing enhancement of World Vision’s Health & Nutrition programming at strategy, programme and project design levels for greater impact on child well-being. This shall include:

  • Lead ongoing design processes related to all Healthy & Nutrition programmes and projects, including strategy alignment and review processes.

  • Monitor programme and project quality at outcome and impact levels, facilitate evidence-based organizational learning processes and promote innovation for continuous improvement in programming impact.

  • In collaboration with the technical program manager and the Evidence and learning manager, develop and implement the health & nutrition research agenda

  • Support relevant reporting functions, particularly at outcome and impact level, notably including the bi-annual Child Well-being Report.

Support effective implementation of Health & Nutrition programmes and projects through:

  • Work with the technical program Manager to develop technical guidance and support to programme and project implementation.

  • Technical capacity building of project staff, partner staff and other key stakeholders, as required.

Networking and Collaboration

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

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the Grant Acquisition Business Plan through active engagement with relevant donors.

Health sector National Advocacy

Engage in national level advocacy:

  • Work in close collaboration with Advocacy Department to advocate for policy change with national-level government stakeholders.

  • Collaborate and guide advocacy campaigns, as appropriate.

  • Act as spokesperson for WVU on Health & Nutrition issues, as required.

Team management

  • Provide effective management to health and nutrition technical team

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Education: Post-graduate degree in medicine, nutrition, public health or health economics.

  • Technical skills: Academic and/or direct programming experience and expertise in at least two of the following areas, MNCH, HIV/Aids, nutrition, communicable diseases (including malaria and water-borne diseases).

  • Experience: Minimum of 5 years’ experience in technical leadership and/or field-based programme management roles in Health/Nutrition or HIV/Aids sector

  • Experience with relevant technical models such as PD Hearth, MNCH models, faith-based approaches and social accountability.

  • Experience in Monitoring & Evaluation.

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

  • Strong capacity in leadership, relationship management/networking, and coordination is essential.

  • Proactive personality, self-driven and strongly motivated.

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

  • Demonstration of well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

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

  • Proven facilitation skills.

  • Team player.

  • Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work.

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 30% of the time, plus occasional international travel.

Staff Spiritual Nurture Manager

Back ground

World Vision Uganda is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 82 districts in Uganda implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & community resilience, education and child protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with the beneficiaries above. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for qualified and passionate individuals willing to share in our vision and join our team in the position below.

Position: Staff Spiritual Nurture Manager

Report to: People and Culture Director

Location: Kampala – National Office

Purpose of the position:

To develop and integrate initiatives and programs that nurture the spiritual formation and capacity of WV staff to enable them live out our Christian faith with boldness and humility.

Job Summary: To assist the Senior Management of WV in the development and implementation of strategies and programs for staff spiritual nurture and collaborate staff learning and development to undertake the capacity development of staff to support the realization of Our Promise 2030 Strategic Imperative 5- Live out our Christian faith with boldness and humility

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Christian Formation

  • Develop and implement staff nurture and leadership development strategy based on WV faith and Development strategy and Our Voice results with emphasis on spiritual nurture all staff

  • Develop and implement Programmes for staff spiritual formation and Christian commitments related capacity building

  • Contribute to an ethos and culture in WV that is consistent with our Vision and Mission Statements, Core Values, Guiding Beliefs, and Policies

  • Participate with HR and senior management in establishing staff recruitment standards to ensure the spiritual commitment of prospective staff; assist in their orientation; and support the incorporation of Christian Commitment engagement in annual performance appraisals

Collaborate with staff learning and development to develop staff capacity building programs related to Strategic imperative 5

  • Co-conceptualise, design and develop Scripture inspired, need-based and strategy informed staff nurture and leadership formation programmes and resources that integrate Faith and Development (i.e. curriculum, devotionals, etc.) for national Office use that reflect denominational diversity and are relevant to all sectors of WV’s work and all levels of leadership and staff.

  • Develop and implement targeted capacity building initiatives related to WV Strategic objectives

  • Conduct induction of new staff on WV ethos

Coordinate prayer and staff chapel/Spiritual nurture activities

  • Develop quarterly plans for staff prayer and chapel for all WV locations

  • Coordinate speakers for chapel

  • Collaborate with other external partners on prayer mobilization for child well-being and WV ministry

  • Develop and/or provide devotional materials for staff to guide chapel and devotion reflections

  • Develop and nurture a strong chapel committee and staff spiritual nurture coordinators to coordinate staff spiritual wellbeing

Provide Psycho-social support and counselling for staff

  • Develop a strategy for supporting the social well-being of staff

  • Support staff peer support/psycho-social well-being of staff as appropriate

  • Support counselling of staff based on WV Christian ethos

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in theological education or its equivalent and sound biblical understanding

  • Personal commitment to Christ and proven church/Christian leadership experience

  • Exemplary Christian character, interpersonal relationship skills and willingness to learn

  • Experience in planning for and supporting spiritual nurture of large groups of people from diverse church backgrounds.

  • Skills in developing training materials and training facilitation.

  • Ability to lead staff devotions and chapel services.

  • Good understanding of and respect for diverse churches and Christian organizations in the country and ability to effectively work with churches with different doctrines and traditions

  • Good knowledge of WV’s ethos and philosophy of work

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically upto 30% of the time and occasional international travel

Resilience and Livelihoods Technical Lead, WV Uganda

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Resilience and Livelihoods technical lead will provide overall strategic leadership in the Resilience & Livelihoods sector, guiding relevant programming in both development and refugee contexts across Uganda.

The job holder will be a thought leader, driving continuous improvement in Resilience & Livelihoods programming through their technical expertise, facilitation of learning and innovation. This leadership shall be seen both within World Vision and externally with other key stakeholders across Uganda, including representing World Vision as co-chair of the Refugee Livelihoods & Resilience Sector Working Group.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Resilience and Livelihoods Programming:

  • Ongoing enhancement of World Vision’s Resilience & Livelihoods programming at strategy, programme and project design levels for greater impact on child well-being.

This shall include:

  • Lead ongoing design processes related to all Resilience and Livelihood programmes and projects, including strategy alignment and review processes.

  • Monitor programme and project quality at outcome and impact levels, facilitate evidence-based organizational learning processes and promote innovation for continuous improvement in programming impact.

  • Support relevant reporting functions, particularly at outcome and impact level, notably including the bi-annual Child Well-being Report.

Support effective implementation of Resilience & Livelihoods programmes and projects through:

  • Technical guidance and support to programme and project implementation.

  • Technical capacity building of project staff, partner staff and other key stakeholders, as required.

Networking and Collaboration

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.

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the Grant Acquisition Business Plan through active engagement with relevant donors.

National Level Sector Advocacy:

  • Work in close collaboration with Advocacy Department to advocate for policy change with national-level government stakeholders.

  • Collaborate and guide advocacy campaigns, as appropriate.

  • Co-chair the Refugee Livelihoods & Resilience Sector Working Group in collaboration with FAO and UNDP and in accordance with the group’s terms of reference.

Team Management:

  • Provide effective management to resilience and livelohoods technical team.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Education: post-graduate degree in development studies, agriculture, economics or other relevant field is a requirement.

  • Technical skills: academic and/or direct programming experience and expertise in at least three of the following thematic areas is required: financial inclusion/micro-finance, climate smart agriculture, value chain development, small enterprise development, emergency livelihoods programming, cash-based programming.

  • Experience: Minimum of 5 years’ experience in technical leadership and/or field-based programme management roles in Resilience & Livelihoods sector.

  • Experience in Uganda or similar contexts and working in refugee contexts.

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

  • Experience in Monitoring & Evaluation.

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

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strong capacity in leadership, relationship management/networking, and coordination is essential.

  • Proactive personality, self-driven and strongly motivated.

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

  • Demonstration of well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

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

  • Proven facilitation skills.

  • Team player.

  • Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 30% of the time, plus occasional international travel.

Senior Resource Development Manager, WV Uganda

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To provide overall leadership in delivering high quality, sustainable funding that supports World Vision Uganda to realise its mission and objectives in line with its strategy; Our promise 2030. The Senior Resource Development Manager will take lead in the strategic sourcing of funds from various donors like the EC, USAID, AusAID, KOICA etc. as well as private donors and develop and achieve local fundraising targets

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Donor Engagement:

  • Develop and maintain a Resource Development Business Plan to guide strategic interactions with potential donors and partners.

  • Proactively build strong networks and relationships with key donors.

  • Represent WVU to donors, both informally and formally, including giving presentations on behalf of WVU, as required.

  • Represent WVU in negotiations with donors over grant contracts etc.

  • Maintain a strong overall awareness of donor trends (both globally and for Uganda specifically) and awareness of specific, relevant grant opportunities.

  • Facilitate and coordinate interactions between WVU colleagues (including technical specialists and senior leadership) and key donor representatives, as appropriate.

  • Engage with WV Support Offices in order to support their donor interactions in global capitals.

  • Collaborate with colleagues to develop and disseminate information resources (e.g. fact sheets, capacity statements, situation reports) that can enhance donor engagement.

Networking, External Coordination and Relationships:

  • In addition to donor relationships above, the jobholder will:

  • Collaborate with colleagues (especially technical specialists) to ensure effective networking through and information flow from inter-agency fora, including refugee sector working groups and government ministry working groups. This will include direct participation in such fora from time to time.

  • Collaborate with colleagues (especially technical specialists) to ensure effective bilateral engagement with key government ministries.

  • Proactively develop strong relationships with counterparts at peer NGOs, UN agencies, and other organisations in order to facilitate information sharing, enhance intelligence gathering on donor opportunities and identify potential partnerships for grant applications.

  • Proactively develop strong relationships with World Vision Support Offices with a view to identifying new funding opportunities from private fundraising sources.

  • Represent WVU within the global organization as focal point for Grant Acquisition & Management, interacting with other World Vision offices including in the East Africa Region (EARO), Brussels and Geneva offices, and Global Centre.

Proposal Development:

  • Lead the development and submission of winning funding applications (approximately 50 applications annually) in accordance with WVU Grant Acquisition Procedures and related best practices. This shall include day-to-day coordination of a team of Business Development Officers and, from time to time, direct writing of proposals.

  • Make timely recommendations to Senior Leadership Team on grant opportunities, which should be pursued.

  • Ensure strong collaboration with World Vision Support Offices on relevant funding opportunities.

  • Ensure strong coordination with other departments within WVU on proposal development, notably technical specialists, operations division and finance.

  • Engage additional resources from within the World Vision International partnership, as necessary, in order to enhance proposal development. This may include technical specialists, grant writers (where surge capacity is needed) or other contributors.

Staff Management:

  • Manage a team of 3-5 staff ensuring high performance management, capacity building and teamwork.

  • Provide leadership in facilitating a high performance management culture, open trustworthy staff relationships and integrity to enhance smooth staff relations and accountability.

  • Lead recruitment processes, as required.

Other:

  • Contribute, as required, to ongoing development of the WVU National Strategy, particularly giving advice from the perspective of latest donor trends.

  • Collaborate strongly with Operations division for smooth handover of awarded grants so as to ensure effective start-up of implementation.

  • Provide ongoing advice to Operations division, as required, on issues relating to donor regulations and relationships.

  • Maintain a general overview of the implementation status of existing grant projects so as to be able to effectively communicate with donors, as required.

  • As a senior staff member, participate in and actively support the overall leadership of the Programme Quality division.

  • Be flexible to undertake additional tasks, from time to time, in order to enhance the overall performance of the Programme Quality division and WVU in general.

  • Contribute to effective information management and information flows. This shall include provision of all relevant inputs into the Horizon information system and provision of necessary management reports within WVU and EARO.

  • Ensure quality management of departmental budget.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • A university level degree in a relevant field (masters is preferred).

  • At least 5 years of experience in programme design and/or proposal development. Significant experience of government donor relations and fundraising is essential.

  • Well informed on latest trends in grants sector.

  • Excellent writing skills.

  • People management skills. Strong interpersonal and networking skills to work cross organizationally and with different cultures.

  • Results oriented leader with the ability to handle a heavy work load, manage and satisfy multiple conflicting organizational, donor and other stakeholder demands.

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all staff and other key partners.

  • Ability to communicate effectively.

  • Demonstrate leadership and team building ability.

  • Ability to provide spiritual leadership to the team.

  • Good planning and organizational skills.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time.