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Project Manager - AIM Health Plus Project

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: Project Manager - AIM Health Plus Project

Report to: Programme Manager

Location: Busia Dstrict

Purpose of the position:

World vision Uganda in collaboration with World vision Ireland implements phase 2 of Access to Infant Maternal and Child Health (AIM Health Plus) project in Busia District, funded by Irish Aid, with close supervision of the Project Manager to:

Provide leadership in all aspects of strategic planning and follow through the implementation of agreed upon MNCHN strategies and maximum integration of synergies as project is implemented.

Ensure the quality of the project implementation is in line with Uganda’s Ministry of health (MOH) and WV Ireland Policies

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Project management and Coordination

  • Identify and build strategic networks with other actors to support the district in implementation of AIM health strategies including Goal oriented ANC, Malaria, Diarrhea, Nutrition programing, community systems strengthening, VHT functionality and health advocacy.

  • Initiate and work with line WV staff and district partners to technically interpret the MNCH&N technical approaches included in the Access to Infant and Maternal Health (AIM Health Plus) proposal to facilitate implementation of key activities in the project work plan.

  • Work with the MNCH and Nutrition Specialists to define areas of MNCH& N and facilitate their integration in the Maternal New born Child health and Nutrition programming in the project district.

Project monitoring and evaluation

  • Working with districts, conducts support supervision in the AIM health district and provide technical assistance to ADPs implementing MNCHN activities.

  • Ensure World Vision’s institutional learning and experiences in MNCHN activities feed into AIM Health program development.

  • Conduct regular field monitoring visits every month together with Project Officers

  • Prepare weekly & monthly work plans

Finance management

  • Manage project finances and assets in line with WV policy

  • Budget management and control in line with WVU and donor requirement.

  • Support Partners and Sub Grantees to adhere to WV finance and Asset Management policies.

Performance management and supervision

  • Assess staff capacity and ensure the building of staff capacity to deliver for Project goals.

  • Manage the performance and discipline of the team by providing coaching and mentoring to high performing and effective individuals and teams

  • Manage wellbeing of staff to ensure a motivated

Project development

  • Provide technical guidance and monitor implementation of MNCHN activities including but not limited to: Information Education and Communication/Behavior Change Communications, Community mobilization and interventions targeting VHT.

  • Support the field teams to constantly understand and articulate project MNCH strategies to beneficiaries and partners, namely, communities, CBO’s, NGO’s civil society and district officials

Networking and collaboration

  • Identify and build strategic linkages, relations, collaborations and networks with actors to support district in planning and implementation of AIM health strategies

  • Effectively engage and Network with District and Sub county health Authorities and local government structures and any other agencies to promote ownership and Sustainability of Interventions.

Documentation and reporting

  • Prepare narrative Monthly, quarterly & Annual report for submission to the WV and the donor

  • Conduct quality checks of all the monitoring/data collection forms, filling and entry into specific AIM health database.

  • Document lessons learned, promising practices and case studies from the AIM health Plus project.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Degree in Human Medicine, Nursing, Nutrition, Public health or any related discipline.

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health is an added advantage

  • 5 years practical experience in Public health including Nutrition and/or HIV/AIDS programming with a reputable organization, At least 3 of which must have been involved in program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

  • Experience in program areas of; HIV /AIDS prevention and curative services, EMTCT, Tuberculosis (TB), Malaria prevention and control, Integrated community case management (ICCM), Integrated Management of New-born and Childhood Illnesses(IMNCI), Nutrition, Family Planning, Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) interventions

  • Master trainer in the various RMNCMN packages

  • Registration with the relevant regulatory bodies i.e. Nursing council/ Medical council/ Allied health professionals.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

  • Experience in working with communities

  • Good budget management skills

  • Experience working with Ministry of Health and District Local Government structures, other development partners, donors and other community structures both formal and informal.

Project Officer 1 Health - Aboke Area Programme

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: Project Officer 1 – Health - Aboke Area Programme

Report to: Child Sponsorship and Development Facilitator

Location: Oyam District

Purpose of the position:

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

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Project planning, implementation and reporting

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

  • Facilitate and monitor the implementation of planned activities and community level engagements

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

  • Routinely identify local level health partners, support and facilitate them in the implementation of planned activities

  • Facilitate stakeholders and partners in supervision and monitoring of programmatic activities

  • Communicate and work with local health facilities and Community Health Workers to improve health and nutrition issues identified in the communities on a monthly basis

  • Conduct Health camps to ensure good health and prevent Registered Children (RC) deaths.

  • Facilitate and document the integration of MVC in the Area program and integrate into the TP programming.

  • Support District wide selected activities outside of the Area program in the district of operation

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

Community engagement and advocacy

  • Innovatively support communities including Registered Children’s (RC) households to participate and benefit from the health program development

  • Mobilize and sensitize community (RC guardians, community leaders and other community members) on health programs and issues and facilitate participation in the management of various community health and nutrition projects

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

  • Follow-up on commitments by local leaders on improvement of the health environment and general wellbeing of children.

  • Mobilize communities to participate in the relevant child health days and celebrations such as the world breast feeding week.

  • Participate/represent world Vision Uganda in the health sector review meetings both at facility and sub county level

  • Support implementation of National campaigns “It Takes a World” to address the health issues.

  • Compile issue reports and position papers for sharing with relevant stakeholders at sub county and district level.

  • Engage Faith leaders in implementation of health activities and track cases addressed

Monitoring and evaluation

  • Analyze and follow up management of RCs with health challenges

  • Compile monitoring reports for management action and participate in updating of the databases of the different health models

  • Work with CSDF to identify, train monitors and partners on health related matters.

  • Support the health facility teams to review and analyze their data for impact and relevant feedback to the community teams

  • Conduct quarterly reflection meetings with Community Health workers and follow-up on agreed actions.

  • Build the capacity of Community Health workers to implement and report on activities implemented

Child Protection and Wellbeing

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

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

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of a diploma in nursing, nutrition, clinical medicine, public health, community health and related fields.

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in community health and engagement with programming sectors (health and WASH)

  • Computer literate (Ms Word, Excel And Power point)

  • Analytical and problem solving skills

  • Community Mobilization and engagement skills

  • Report writing skills

  • Networking and influencing skills

  • Ability to communicate in applicable local language(s)

  • Ability to ride a motorcycle is a MUST

  • Willing to stay in rural setting within Sub County of operation

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

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

  • Perform other duties as required

Programme Accountant - Pader-Agago Cluster

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: Program Accountant - Pader Agago Cluster

Report to: Programme Manager

Location: Pader District

Purpose of the position:

To provide financial technical support to the programme/cluster in accordance with World Vision accounting policies and procedures and the Acceptable International Financial Accounting standards.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

  • Financial management: Raise, receive and review voucher interface files and ProVision requests from the programme/cluster for the completeness/accuracy of data, account codes and provide feedback on daily basis

  • Financial management: Review and manage the mobile money transactions for the programme/ cluster and ensure timely and accurate mobile reconciliations by 10th following month

  • Financial planning & budget management: Complete and consolidate the programme/AP Budgets, upload into Horizon by August and to Share point by December each financial year

  • Monitor budget and cash-flows by ensuring expenditures are within the budget limits, identify and provide variances explanations for management decision making by 13th monthly

  • Financial reporting: Generate and review Sun systems generated and other financial reports for the programme/ cluster and share/discuss the reports with the cluster teams on 11th monthly and have final reports filed at the cluster by 15th each month

  • Risk management: Take lead in the cluster internal and external audit and ensure that audit recommendations are implemented on a timely basis, that is within the 90 days

Update asset registers to monitor and manage programme/ cluster assets) in accordance with WV Finance Manual on quarterly basis

Carry out routine field visits to ascertain value for money and items reaching correct beneficiaries

  • Capacity building: Provide technical financial support and hands on to programme/ cluster Assistant Accountants, Program staff and partners within the cluster

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • A university degree, with a major in Accounting/Finance/Auditing

  • Partial professional qualification in A.C.C.A, CPA, CA, CIA or CMA or equivalent.

  • A minimum of three years’ post qualification experience.

  • At least 3 years relevant technical and business work experience

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

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

  • Written and Oral Communication skills are essential, and the incumbent must be a team builder, who is able to work successfully in a multicultural environment

  • Experience of working in the field(communities)

  • Knowledge of project management and project cycles

  • Additional professional qualifications

Project Manager Child Protection - West Nile, Uganda

Position: Project Manager

Report to: Area Coordinator

Location: West Nile, Uganda

Purpose of the position:

To take lead in coordinating all aspects of the Omugo Multi sector phase 2 project as per key project documents, aligned to WVU NO strategy, technical approaches and technical programs, as well as the West Nile Response strategy. The job holder is responsible for project, staff, procurement and financial management, Reporting and Documentation, Stakeholder engagement and Fundraising. The job-holder will work closely with sector specialists, project partners and program officers to ensure effective implementation.

Major Responsibilities:

Project Management

  • Provide leadership on the strategic planning and management of the project as per the approved project design document. This will include:

  • Lead the development of project log frame (M&E Plan, ITT & DIP), procurement plans and cash flow forecast to facilitate smooth implementation of the project

  • Provide management and technical oversight/guidance to project staff in the identification of children in need of protection services. (Beneficiaries )

  • Ensure timely planning and undertaking of project procurements; works with the local and National Office Procurement department to ensure procurements are carried out according to policy and are both time and cost sensitive.

  • Organize regular meetings with project teams to plans and review project performance

  • Work with sector technical staff and project partners to develop and roll out project specific initiatives e.g. training, consultancy, publications , campaigns and other awareness activities

Project Technical Support

  • Support effective implementation of Child Protection in Emergency projects through:

  • Working closely with CPiE technical specialists at the Response and National Office to support the roll out of project models, designs and approval of technical works, Monitoring, supervision and certification of project activities.

  • Work closely with the livelihood Technical Lead to ensure effective implementation of the environmental management initiative including the farmer managed natural regeneration component

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

  • Lead on management of project finances including authorizing transactions, review of Budget, Generation of 4 quarterly Financial report with support from the Finance Team

  • Lead in the management of project assets (Motor Vehicles, Motorcycles, Laptops, Cameras, Desktops, TV set, Furniture, etc. by providing quarterly asset register, Servicing motorcycles & vehicles when due, approving monthly vehicle reports.

Research and Innovations

  • Work with the identified partners to ensure effective implementation, documentation and dissemination of the various innovations that are part of the Omugo Multi Sector Phase 2 project i.e., Child Friendly Space Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC), Cooking Energy Assessment in Refugee Settlements & Development of Active Pot Cooking System

Resource Mobilization

  • In collaboration with the GAM team, coordinate resource mobilization, through proposal writing to ensure scale up of project interventions

  • Support information collation, other preparation for stakeholder and donor engagement

  • Participate in the writing of project proposals and concept notes

Networking and Collaboration

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

  • To ensure effective coordination, collaboration with key project stakeholders (district local governments, NGO/CSOs and CBOs) with regards to project implementation and opportunities, leveraging their resources against this project funds to improve ownership and sustainability.

  • Participate in coordination meetings at District and settlement levels and Identify strategic networks stakeholders and partners

  • Participate in the Development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

  • Participate in the inter-agency assessments of the needs of Persons of Concern

  • Participate in joint inter-agency activity implementation like participating in International Days commemorations like Day of African Child, International Women’s Day.

Project Monitoring and Evaluation, learning

  • Conduct regular review and tracking of DIPs, ITTs, budgets and cash flows to ensure efficient budget utilization and progressive implementation of activities against approved plans.

  • Track all project indicators using the ITT to ensure all project outputs , outcomes and impact is realized

  • Ensure project plans are effectively implemented, monitored and progress reports shared. This will include effective finance/budget management.

  • Participate in project evaluation studies like Base line, Midterm and End line to inform progress

  • Coordinate stakeholder joint monitoring of project activities

Documentation and Reporting

  • Ensure timely submission of monthly, quarterly ,bi-annual and annual and end of project reports in line with donor conditions

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

  • To ensure relevant project information is collected and feeds into existing national and district information management systems

Personnel Management

  • In collaboration with WVU People and Culture Team, lead on hiring, supervision motivation and retention of the project staff, while upholding staff discipline and values of the organization.

  • Asses and identify staff development needs and design appropriate trainings based on the 70:30:10 Model ( coaching )

  • Work with staffs and develop leave an annual leave plan

  • Help staffs set performance targets and review them periodically as per the P&C guidelines

  • Make sure 100% of staffs have contracts, IDs and Medical insurance cards

  • Hold monthly staff meeting

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  1. Education: Degree in Social sciences, Development Studies, Gender Studies or related field.

  2. Technical skills: Strong advocacy and understanding of protection needs of children in Emergencies, Experience in project planning and management, Strong understanding of child protection systems, case management ,community based child protection, psychosocial care and support, are added advantage. Self-motivated with excellent leadership and time management skills.

  3. Experience: At least 5 years’ experience in Emergency/humanitarian work managing UN or government grants

  4. Experience in Monitoring & Evaluation.

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

  6. Proactive personality, self-driven and strongly motivated.

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

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

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

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

  11. Proven facilitation skills.

  12. Team player.

  13. Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work.

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 25th January, 2020. (Qualified natives of West Nile region are encouraged to apply)

EMERGENCY RESPONSE ROSTER

*We have consolidated World Vision's Emergency Response Roster. If you have previously applied your information has been retained and is in our database; do not reapply.

*Answer all questions on the application to be considered for the Emergency Response Roster; country location to be determined based on response.

*If you do not meet minimum eligibility requirements, we invite you to support and help through prayer and donations.

World Vision’s Emergency Response Roster is comprised of highly experienced and vetted humanitarian aid professionals available for short term, medium term, and long term emergency response assignments with World Vision. This roster allows World Vision to more rapidly identify and hire for key positions in its humanitarian response offices.

If selected, eligible applicants will first be fully vetted and then approved for the Emergency Response Roster. As vacancies arise in our humanitarian offices, roster members will be considered for employment opportunities.

If you have the required experience and would like to work with us helping protect lives, restore dignity, and renew hope, we’d love to hear from you.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements for all Emergency Response Roster Positions:

  • 5+ years of cross cultural humanitarian emergency experience outside of your home country.

  • Minimum 2 years experience serving successfully in fragile or unstable environments.

  • Experience directly managing staff during humanitarian emergency responses.

  • Ability to work long hours in stressful environments with a variety of skilled professionals.

  • Demonstrated management of budgets in emergency response settings.

  • Willing to serve unaccompanied; most likely in a team house setting.

  • English proficiency; written and verbal.

  • Grant Acquisition Management experience in your personalized expertise.

  • Strong track record in developing good working relationships with governmental institutions and multilateral agencies.

Below are the World Vision Emergency Response Roster positions that are currently open and accepting applications. If a position matching your background and interests is not listed, we encourage you to check back often as a more appropriate roster position may be listed and accepting applications at that time.

When submitting your application to World Vision’s Emergency Response Roster, please indicate in your cover letter / application which roster position you would like to be considered for.

Director positions currently accepting applications (must have 5-7+ years’ in response leadership role):

  • Response Director

  • Operations Director

  • Programmes Strategy & Development Director

Manager/Specialist positions currently accepting applications (must have 5+ years’ related experience):

  • Communication and External Engagement Manager

  • Human Resources Manager

  • Support Services Manager

  • Finance Manager

  • Information Management Manager

  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Humanitarian Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Manager

  • Grant Acquisition and Management Manager

  • Cash Programming Manager/Specialist

  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Manager/Specialist

  • Health Manager/Specialist

  • Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Manager/Specialist

  • Nutrition Manager/Specialist

  • Education in Emergencies Manager/Specialist

  • Livelihoods Manager/Specialist

  • Protection Manager/Specialist

  • Child Protection ManManager/Specialist