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

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

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: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Report to: Project Coordinator

Location: Nakaseke District

Purpose of the position:

The Monitoring & Evaluation Officer will support and participate in the development and implementation of the monitoring and evaluation plan and facilitate the transfer of data and knowledge right from the Project site to District, Region and National Level including Project Information Management Systems. The position supports program monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning and builds capacity and support for M&E activities and systems at the National Level. S/he will support project staff and stakeholders to develop project briefs and case studies that detail success stories, lessons learned, and best practices across all components.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Capacity Building

  • Develop capacity of project staff to utilize existing M&E tools for proper tracking and reporting in line with the donor and World Vision Uganda M&E Framework (LEAP), including coaching and mentoring for project staff, partners and other stakeholders on Design, monitoring, evaluation & research.

  • Provide technical assistance, guidance, and direction—related to project MEAL plans and systems, performance management tools and support the project in design of above named tools

  • Develop a capacity building and mentorship program for the project and partner staff aimed at enhancing their capacity and skills to assume increased M&E and programming responsibilities in line with WVU M&E frame work and Donor guidelines.

  • Guide staff in preparing progress reports in accordance with approved donor and LEAP reporting formats and ensure their timely submission. This includes monthly reports, quarterly progress reports, annual project reports, inception reports.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Documentation

  • Develop and lead the implementation of Ark 2030 Project M&E frameworks including project reviews, participatory impact assessments,baseline,evaluations, process monitoring, operations monitoring and lessons-learned workshops.

  • Prepare periodic Project performance reports according to the donor requirements on a monthly, quarterly, semiannual and annual basis and provide updates of progress status and keep Project Leadership informed of the same and of any need or issues arising related to M&E.

  • Promote utilization of data/information at project level through reflection and learning forums such as quarterly review meetings at management meetings or conferences for project partners.

  • Establish and manage a performance monitoring framework for the Ark 2030 Project with clear goals, outcomes, outputs, inputs, processes, indicators, data needs and sources, and reporting formats and frequency, for effective monitoring, reporting and updating progress.

  • Development of data collection tools and rollout of donor standardized MEAL tool for routine monitoring and evaluations at District and National Level.

  • Organize quarterly reflection meetings on Project Interventions and Progress on indicators across the National Office.

  • Provide technical guidance and leadership in conducting project assessments, baselines and Evaluations in line with established donor related guidelines

  • Monitor and track implementation of project evaluation recommendations in line with World Vision Uganda evaluation strategy and donor regulations.

  • Support other monitoring and evaluative activities as they arise

Quality assurance

  • Assure quality of Ark 2030-Accelerating & Massively scaling up Land and Livelihood Restoration project data by enforcing data quality reviews at District and National Level.

  • Perform quarterly Project data quality assessments to ensure validity, integrity, precision, reliability and timeliness of all performance data; identify any deficiencies and suggest corrective actions; and assist the technical team members to maintain electronic and hard copy files.

  • Plan for and implement project planning and review meetings in line with the project detailed implementation plan

  • Track timely implementation and reporting of project plans.

Information Systems Management

  • Provide meaningful data summaries and visualization to demonstrate result to the project management.

  • Support application of software for results based monitoring and evaluation such as SPSS, EPIDATA, EPIINFO, STATA, SAIKU, GIS, Remote sensing, Collect Earth, ArcGIS 123 Mobile Applications and other cloud-based technologies.

  • Utilize WVU database initiatives such as Horizon, GIS, Automated Database and other relevant National Databases for organizational visibility such as the FAO Collect Earth, Evergreen Alliance Database.

  • Provide and utilize data required at District and or National Level for Land and Livelihood Restoration.

  • Provide information/data required to support during proposal writing for resource mobilization in line with World Vision Uganda mission.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Demography, Environmental Science, Monitoring and Evaluation, GiS and Remote Sensing, Computer Science, Management Information System and technology or a related field is required.

  • Minimum of three years of work experience managing data intensive projects in designing, monitoring, and evaluation methodologies is highly desirable.

  • Excellent command of; GiS, Remote Sensing technology ,SAIKU,Google Earth Applications, MS Excel, Cloud-Based data collection technologies and working knowledge of at least two statistical data management packages/software’s (quantitative & qualitative) e.g., SPSS, Nvivo/Nudist, EPIINFO, STATA etc.

  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative M&E data collection and analysis methods, including tracking outcome indicators, is desirable.

  • Knowledge of designing and managing M&E systems. Experience in designing M&E methodologies and tools, and the ability to coach and train others in their use is desirable.

  • Excellent spoken English skills are required, including the ability to communicate effectively in a multi-cultural environment and diplomatically manage collegial relationships. .Expertise in other local Ugandan languages is desired.

  • Must be detail oriented and highly organized. Able to support and respond to the needs of the project teams as quickly as possible to support evidence-based decision making needs of the project

  • Must exhibit a flexible work attitude: the ability to work productively in a team environment and the ability to meet unexpected demands

  • Excellent cross-cultural communication and interpersonal skills demonstrated by ability to interact professionally with culturally and linguistically diverse staff, clients and consultants.

  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities.

  • Demonstrated experience in analyzing, interpreting, and reporting on M&E results so that lessons can be learned and incorporated into programming is desirable.

  • Experience in Report writing, research, monitoring and evaluation.

  • Working experience of statistical packages e.g., SPSS, Nvivo/Nudist, EPIINFO, STATA etc

  • Excellent spoken English skills are required, including the ability to communicate effectively in a multi-cultural environment and diplomatically manage collegial relationships. Expertise in other local Ugandan languages is desired.

  • Registration as a member of the Uganda Evaluation Association or any other international associations is an added advantage

Evergreening Landscape Coordinator - 2 Positions

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: Evergreening Landscape Coordinator - 2 Positions

Report to: Project Coordinator

Location: Hoima and Nakasongola Districts

Purpose of the position:

To oversee and ensure that all activities related to project are implemented in a timely and efficient manner according to the agreed World Vision Uganda, and Donor Guidelines, and provide leadership and coordination for all aspects related to project activities in the designated 10 districts.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Project Management and development

  • Provide overall leadership, management and guidance to the implementation of the project

  • Guide and provide technical support to project staff.

  • Manage and coordinate project activity implementation.

  • Strengthen capacity of implementing partners when and where necessary as per project design

  • Review project documents

Project Monitoring and Evaluation, documentation and reporting

  • Facilitate effective monitoring, documentation and reporting in compliance with agreed standards

  • In liaison with the Evidence and learning specialists, ensure a functional project M&E system

  • Timely submission of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports

  • Effectively document all information related to project success, innovations and promising practices and disseminate through appropriate mechanisms

Performance management and supervision

  • Manage, supervise and build capacity of staff to implement, monitor and report on the project activities as required including ensuring that work within the team is planned and organized to meet the projects needs in the most cost effective manner

  • Conduct quarterly and annual staff performance appraisals

  • Monitor and document performance of partners

  • Ensure staff are fully engaged and actively contributing to various initiatives

  • Establish a staff partnership mechanism aligning performance to WVI global strategy and ensure that all staff are aware of and comply with WVU policies and procedures

Finance/budget and asset management

  • Manage project finances and assets in line with WV and donor policies

  • Budget management and control- project budget expenditure is within the planned time frame and approved budgets.

  • Financial management – work with the project accountant(s) to ensure timely financial reporting and accountability in line with donor policy guidelines.

  • Provide required support during project audit

  • Risk management – Monitor and address or report any risks to management.

  • Asset management - manage assets for the project in line with assets and other policy and set guidelines.

Local level Networking and collaboration

  • Build and maintain effective strategic linkages, relations, collaborations and networks with partners and other LOCAL stakeholders for effective implementation of the project.

  • Engage and work closely with district and national level networks/institutions/organizations relevant to promoting and increasing adoption of quality declared seeds through local seed business model

  • Collaborate with different research institutions to enhance timely access to quality basic/ foundation and breeder seeds for QDS production.

  • Ensure project advocacy initiatives are implemented in line with WVUs Advocacy agenda

  • Strengthen the Northern Uganda Local Seed Business Association(NULSBA) through organizing multi-stakeholders meetings

  • Organize and hold regular reflection and/or learning meetings with project stakeholders as planned

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Masters’ degree in: Natural Resources Management, Environmental Management, Forestry, Agriculture, Renewable Energy or related discipline from reputable university.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Natuaral Resource Management and related courses

  • At least 5 years’ post graduate experience preferably with an International NGO in facilitating evergreen agriculture/FMNR Development programs

  • Must have a passion for Agro-forestry, sustainable land management, natural resource management, rural energy, eco-agriculture and related activities. Willing to learn more on issues related to agro forestry, sustainable land management, eco-agriculture, natural resource management, rural energy, climate change and carbon markets; Familiar with relevant PC software

  • Business background in cooperatives, organization development and agro value chains

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with agricultural, forestry, natural resource management, rural energy and environmental organizations, business community and government officials;

  • Experience in developing natural resource program strategies, approaches and models.

  • Experience in program design, proposal writing, and resource mobilization.

  • Has an in depth knowledge in the functioning of evergreen agriculture/natural resource development programmes/projects

  • Practical skills in facilitating communities' understanding and application of evergreen agriculture/FMNR approaches in agricultural production and marketing

  • Particular skills in facilitating farmer collective actions for sustainable agricultural production and marketing

  • Has skills and experience in facilitating development of sustainable market linkages with chain actors

  • Knowledge and Skills in gender analysis and participatory methodologies

  • Has good networking and communication skills

  • Has a good understanding of district, national and eastern African regional and global natural resource management and market dynamics

  • Is creative and has a sense for innovation and experiments

  • Has excellent interpersonal, facilitation and business negotiation skills.

  • A working knowledge of strategic Learning through Evaluation Accountability and Planning is an asset

Driver

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: Driver

Report to: Ever greening Landscape Coordinator

Location: Hoima and Nakasongola Districts

Purpose of the position:

To drive authorized passengers, transport goods and services (information) and check the mechanical condition of the World Vision vehicle regularly and act accordingly in line with World Vision policies.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

  • Drive World Vision vehicles/authorized passengers to specified destinations as approved by the supervisor in line with World Vision vehicle usage policy.

  • Deliver packages, goods and mails and any other information to specified people, places and offices in line with World Vision policies.

  • Check the vehicle status/condition e.g. engine oil, water, nuts, battery water, license, Third Party Insurance, brakes, tyre pressure e.t.c prior to any journey and carry out regular vehicle repairs e.g. correcting hard start, tightening bolts and nuts, topping up battery water, e.t.c in line with World Vision policy. Maintain the hygiene of the vehicle

  • Report all major and minor damages and accidents on the vehicle at hand to the supervisor in line with World Vision vehicle policies.

  • Monitor the security of vehicle, authorized passengers and luggage in line with the vehicle policy.

  • Record and maintain a travel log to record areas travelled to, travel time, and work hours

  • Dress professionally and in accordance with company’s dress code.

  • Prepare and submit vehicle monthly reports in line with the World Vision Vehicle Policy.

  • The driver shall strictly observe Traffic Rules and Regulation and maximum speed limit as prescribed by the traffic regulatory authority.

  • Observe and maintain the regular working hours and at all-time park the vehicle at the designated parking area.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Holds O level certificate and above

  • Holds a valid driving permit.

  • Has three years of driving experience.

  • Mechanical Knowledge is required

  • First Aid skills are required

  • NGO back ground and in Emergency response is vital

  • Ability to prioritize work in relation to need and urgency.

  • A working knowledge of fax machine, photocopier, computer and telephone preferred.

  • Computer literate

  • Knowledge on safe road use is needed

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

  • Attend and participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Project 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: Project Coordinator

Report to: Grants Manager

Location: Nakaseke District

Purpose of the position:

To oversee and ensure that all activities related to project are implemented in a timely and efficient manner according to the agreed World Vision Uganda, and Donor Guidelines, and provide leadership and coordination for all aspects related to project activities in the designated 10 districts.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Project Management and development

  • Provide overall leadership, management and guidance to the implementation of the project

  • Guide and provide technical support to project staff.

  • Manage and coordinate project activity implementation.

  • Strengthen capacity of implementing partners when and where necessary as per project design

  • Review project documents

Project Monitoring and Evaluation, documentation and reporting

  • Facilitate effective monitoring, documentation and reporting in compliance with agreed standards

  • In liaison with the Evidence and learning specialists, ensure a functional project M&E system

  • Timely submission of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports

  • Effectively document all information related to project success, innovations and promising practices and disseminate through appropriate mechanisms

Performance management and supervision

  • Manage, supervise and build capacity of staff to implement, monitor and report on the project activities as required including ensuring that work within the team is planned and organized to meet the projects needs in the most cost effective manner

  • Conduct quarterly and annual staff performance appraisals

  • Monitor and document performance of partners

  • Ensure staff are fully engaged and actively contributing to various initiatives

  • Establish a staff partnership mechanism aligning performance to WVI global strategy and ensure that all staff are aware of and comply with WVU policies and procedures

Finance/budget and asset management

  • Manage project finances and assets in line with WV and donor policies

  • Budget management and control- project budget expenditure is within the planned time frame and approved budgets.

  • Financial management – work with the project accountant(s) to ensure timely financial reporting and accountability in line with donor policy guidelines.

  • Provide required support during project audit

  • Risk management – Monitor and address or report any risks to management.

  • Asset management - manage assets for the project in line with assets and other policy and set guidelines.

Local level Networking and collaboration

  • Build and maintain effective strategic linkages, relations, collaborations and networks with partners and other LOCAL stakeholders for effective implementation of the project.

  • Engage and work closely with district and national level networks/institutions/organizations relevant to promoting and increasing adoption of quality declared seeds through local seed business model

  • Collaborate with different research institutions to enhance timely access to quality basic/ foundation and breeder seeds for QDS production.

  • Ensure project advocacy initiatives are implemented in line with WVUs Advocacy agenda

  • Strengthen the Northern Uganda Local Seed Business Association(NULSBA) through organizing multi-stakeholders meetings

  • Organize and hold regular reflection and/or learning meetings with project stakeholders as planned

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Masters’ degree in: Natural Resources Management, Environmental Management, Forestry, Agriculture, Renewable Energy or related discipline from reputable university.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, Development Studies and related courses

  • At least 7 years project management and managing dispersed teams will be important in an international NGO

  • At least 5 years’ post graduate experience preferably with an International NGO in facilitating evergreen agriculture/FMNR Development programs will be added advantage

  • Must have a passion for Agro-forestry, sustainable land management, natural resource management, rural energy, eco-agriculture and related activities. Willing to learn more on issues related to agro forestry, sustainable land management, eco-agriculture, natural resource management, rural energy, climate change and carbon markets;

  • Business background in cooperatives, organization development and agro value chains

  • Ability to work and communicate in cross-cultural environment;

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with agricultural, forestry, natural resource management, rural energy and environmental organizations, business community and government officials;

  • Experience in developing natural resource program strategies, approaches and models.

  • Experience in program design, proposal writing, and resource mobilization.

  • Experience in networking and strategic relationships management.

  • Good research, evidence-generation, policy debate and advocacy skills.

  • Self-motivated and ability to make decisions;

  • Has an in depth knowledge in the functioning of evergreen agriculture/natural resource development programmes/projects

  • Practical skills in facilitating communities' understanding and application of evergreen agriculture/FMNR approaches in agricultural production and marketing

  • Particular skills in facilitating farmer collective actions for sustainable agricultural production and marketing

  • Has skills and experience in facilitating development of sustainable market linkages with chain actors

  • Knowledge and Skills in gender analysis and participatory methodologies

  • Has a good understanding of district, national and eastern African regional and global natural resource management and market dynamics

  • Is creative and has a sense for innovation and experiments

  • Has excellent interpersonal, facilitation and business negotiation skills.

  • A working knowledge of strategic Learning through Evaluation Accountability and Planning is an asset

Project Officers - 9 Positions

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 Officers - 9 Positions

Report to: Ever greening Land scape Coordinator

Location: Hoima, Buliisa, Masindi, Kibogo, Nakaseke, Nakasongola, Kaabong, Karenga, Kotido, Abim

Note: One candidate as per locations stipulated above

Purpose of the position:

To oversee and ensure that all activities related to project are implemented in a timely and efficient manner according to the agreed World Vision Uganda, and Donor Guidelines, and provide leadership and coordination for all aspects related to project activities in the designated 10 districts.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Project planning and implementation

  • Implement all planned project activities with expertise and in a manner that leads to attainment of the project goal and outcomes.

  • Keep records of all project activities including project assets under custody/use, beneficiary list, partner list, assets or inputs provided, activity and monitoring reports, lists of children benefiting from project, etc

  • Regularly develop and share monthly activity plans with the project coordinator

  • Ensure 100% implementation of the planned project activities on a monthly basis and that budgets are not under and over spent

  • Develop activity and budget tracking tool, and use on a monthly basis to track and report on activity and budget management

  • Map or identify key stakeholders/actors in the targeted district(s) to work with or support in the implementation of the planned field activities

Community engagement and advocacy

  • Take overall lead in the coordination of field level activities

  • Mobilize, organize and strengthen the identified and interested groups in to very strong local seed businesses- FMNRs are professionally organized

  • Develop the capacity of each FMNR group to improve production and productivity of selected enterprise(s) through demonstrations and training on the technical aspects of FMNR- FMNRs are technically equipped

  • Ensure Integration of the project activities with other internal and external programmes including that of governments at the area program level/district

  • Build the capacity of FMNRs to collectively engage local leaders on identified issues- local level advocacy

  • Mainstream gender, child protection, disability and sponsorship in to the project activities

  • Facilitate small business development at the community level through business capacity and skills development of the project participants

  • Represent World Vision Uganda in food security meetings at the sub county level when required

  • Build strategic linkages, collaborations and networks with partners at the sub county/district level including strategically linking the FMNRs with other value chain actors

Documentation, Reporting and knowledge management

  • Prepare high quality progress reports, both narrative and quantitative information. Ensure that all reports are delivered according to high quality standards and are always submitted on time as per WVU and donor requirements.

  • Organize and conduct monthly and/or quarterly reflection meetings with project participants to address keys issues that will be emerging from the community related to the project and child well-being issues

  • Document and sharing of stories of transformation/success stories and best practices on a monthly basis to promote learning.

  • Organize quarterly review meetings for partners and communities to reflect on progress on project activities and sustainability strategies as well as create spaces and opportunities for action-learning and debate

  • Monitor and report on achievement of output and outcome indicators as planned

  • Facilitate monitoring processes of the project activities with partners and communities

Child Protection and Wellbeing

  • Ensure a strict compliance to the WVU child safeguarding practices with respect to the child and adult safeguarding management policy, PSEA/code of conduct at all times; monitoring and reporting on compliance to child and adult safeguarding management policy standards in the project/project area.

  • Mobilization and facilitation of communities, local organizations, local government and institutions to participate in Child protection designs, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation including reporting on child protection priorities

  • Facilitate child and adult safeguarding policy dialogues and campaign interventions by ensuring linkages and coherence in engagements within the project and Area and National level, in the context of integrated ministry.

  • Work closely with the line supervisor(s) to ensure integration of Peace & Child Protection interventions in the project including uptake and effective roll out of CP project models and approaches

  • Facilitate effective and meaningful participation of children as agents of change in all project interventions/processes in line with WV Child Participation guidelines

  • Engage with project partners to assess and address the existing child protection related issues in the community and ensure appropriate and timely reporting/action is undertaken on CP incidents

  • Facilitate proper formation of Child protection working teams/groups/committees in line with World Vision systems approach to Child Protection.

  • Facilitate child protection advocacy campaigns and engagements at community level to ensure policy implementation and change

  • Build multi-sectoral linkages and community based initiatives, networks and coordination mechanisms in establishing and strengthening child protection prevention, response and referral pathways to allow a more efficient access to services for the MVC.

  • Build skills and capacity of communities, CPCs, Para-social workers to work with other local duty-bearers & service providers to understand and independently carry-out child protection actions to effectively respond to child abuse cases in line with standard case management procedures and principles

  • Organize and facilitate child protection related research activities through focus group discussions and interviews, with the guidance of the line supervisor(s)

Budget and asset management

  • Manage project finances in line with WV and donor policies

  • Budget management and control- project budget expenditure is within the planned time frame and approved budgets.

  • Provide required support during project audit

  • Asset management - manage assets for the project in line with assets and other policy and set guidelines.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in agriculture or agribusiness or any other relevant agricultural discipline.

  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in implementing agricultural projects in rural Uganda, most of which should have been as a direct field staff. Training and experience in implementing Local seed business is an added advantage

  • Entrepreneurship, micro finance and strong agribusiness knowledge and skills

  • Computer literate

  • Writing and reporting skills

  • Networking and influencing skills

  • Ability to communicate in applicable local language(s)

  • Passion for children.

  • Track record demonstrating high integrity, reliability and dependable

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • 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

  • Ability to ride a motor cycle and with a valid riding permit is a MUST

  • Ability to speak the local language in the respective district is a MUST

Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration 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: Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration Specialist

Report to: Ever greening initiative Team Leader

Location: Kampala District

Purpose of the position:

To oversee and ensure that all activities related to project are implemented in a timely and efficient manner according to the agreed World Vision Uganda, and Donor (GIZ) Guidelines, and provide leadership and coordination for all aspects related to project activities in the designated districts in Northern Uganda.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Support Programme Development and Implementation

  • Provide expertise related to the scaling-up of FMNR activities across Evergreening Landscapes and partner organizations. It will include, as appropriate, advice and training related to the adaptation and grassroots extension of best practices on evergreen agriculture/FMNR, guidance on the tailoring of relevant knowledge for programme partners including NGOs, CBOs, national and private extension services and in making relevant expertise available to local scaling-up efforts.

  • Provide regular updates and reports to the PMU, WVU and the relevant organizations regarding stakeholder engagements, opportunities and challenges, implementation of FMNR progress, and performance against estimates and targets.

  • Providing technical backstopping on program implementation and document lessons learned.

  • Developing FMNR Technical model Users' guides/ manuals, with standards and Quality assurance frameworks and sharing with all partner field level staff

Support Fundraising and Networking

  • Contribute to development of evergreen agriculture/FMNR/ Resilience and Livelihood proposals

  • Build and strengthen effective relations and partnerships between WVU and actors on FMNR/evergreen agriculture for networking and cross learning to enrich WV livelihoods programs/ interventions

Representation

  • Member/Represent WVU at National Programme Management Unit

  • Represent WVU in Evergreen/NRM/FMNR forums- meetings, workshops, conferences and contribute to technical interactions and discussions on the same.

  • Organizing learning events with external stakeholders on FMNR technical models and contribution to child wellbeing outcome objectives and strategy goals

  • Initiating, Building and nurturing strong coalitions and partnerships on Evergreen Agriculture/FMNR and Child Well-being related issues

Capacity building of staff and partners

  • Identifying the needs and organize meetings/trainings to develop the capacity of WVU staff and partners to increase their competence in evergreen agriculture /FMNR approaches

  • Participate in the recruitment, selection and induction of Evergreening Landscape Coordinators and Project Officers.

  • Assist in developing terms of reference as well as provide technical supervision to consultants for WVU for evergreen agriculture/FMNR studies/ evaluations

  • Convening FMNR reflection and lesson learning meetings with field technical and partner teams

  • Organizing and facilitating FMNR reflection dialogues on best practices with key strategic partners

  • Quality FMNR monthly and annual technical reports in place and used for internal engagement

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Masters’ degree in: Natural Resources Management, Environmental Management, Forestry, Agriculture, Renewable Energy or related discipline from reputable university.

  • Bachelor degree in Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, Development Studies and related fields

  • At least 5 years’ post graduate experience preferably with an International NGO in facilitating evergreen agriculture/FMNR Development programs

  • Must have a passion for Agro-forestry, sustainable land management, natural resource management, rural energy, eco-agriculture and related activities. Willing to learn more on issues related to agro forestry, sustainable land management, eco-agriculture, natural resource management, rural energy, climate change and carbon markets;

  • Business background in cooperatives, organization development and agro value chains

  • Ability to work and communicate in cross-cultural environment;

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with agricultural, forestry, natural resource management, rural energy and environmental organizations, business community and government officials;

  • Experience in developing natural resource program strategies, approaches and models.

  • Experience in program design, proposal writing, and resource mobilization.

  • Experience in networking and strategic relationships management.

  • Good research, evidence-generation, policy debate and advocacy skills.

  • Self-motivated and ability to make decisions;

  • Has an in depth knowledge in the functioning of evergreen agriculture/natural resource development programmes/projects

  • Practical skills in facilitating communities' understanding and application of evergreen agriculture/FMNR approaches in agricultural production and marketing

  • Particular skills in facilitating farmer collective actions for sustainable agricultural production and marketing

  • Has skills and experience in facilitating development of sustainable market linkages with chain actors

  • Knowledge and Skills in gender analysis and participatory methodologies

  • Has good networking and communication skills

  • Has a good understanding of district, national and eastern African regional and global natural resource management and market dynamics

  • Is creative and has a sense for innovation and experiments

  • Has excellent interpersonal, facilitation and business negotiation skills.

  • A working knowledge of strategic Learning through Evaluation Accountability and Planning is an asset