People and Culture Manager Re-advertised

Back ground

World Vision Uganda (WVU) is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in 43 districts and have 48 Area Programmes implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & 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 these beneficiaries. 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 a qualified and passionate individual willing to share in our vision and join the team in the following role.

Position: People and Culture Manager Re-advertised

Report to: People and Culture Director

Location: Kampala – National Office

Purpose of the position:

To plan, review and implement mechanisms of attracting, developing, utilizing and retaining a committed high quality workforce in line with World Vision strategy and policies through effective business partnering.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

People & Culture Policy/Strategy

  • Actively participate and take lead where required in the development, review and implementation of P&C divisional strategy

  • In consultation with Divisional Director and other managers within the division, develop, review and update People and Culture policies as and when applicable

  • Proactively advice management and staff of any changes in P&C policies, employment law and guidelines; and the implications thereof

  • Support contextualization of P&C global policies.

HR Business Processes & Systems

  • Ensure standardization of HR business processes across World Vision Uganda.

  • Monitor and continually review P&C processes and systems to ensure relevance and compliance.

  • Lead in the implementation and roll of new people and culture policies, processes and initiatives across WVU programmes.

  • Plan and implement delivery of staff wellness programs in collaboration with P&C Business Partners

  • Coordinate with P&C Business partners in carrying out HR wellbeing surveys.

  • In collaboration with Spiritual Nurture Manager develop and implement spiritual care programs across WVU

  • Carry out regional HR support visits to address staff concerns that need attention

  • Recommend/implement appropriate actions to address issues raised in HR clinics.

  • Coordinate timely investigations of grievances and disciplinary issues and facilitate mediation and inquiries and ensure conclusion and responses to the parties involved.

  • Review exit reports/Carry out staff exit meetings and regularly prepare appropriate recommendations/reports for management action.

  • Plan for and implement regular scheduled and unscheduled HR audits and other risk mitigation measures. Ensure identified gaps are addressed within agreed timeline(s) and recommend to management appropriate action to mitigate future risks.

  • Maintain comprehensive human resource records and oversee the management and operation of HRIS to ensure compliance with organizational and legal requirements, as well as provide HR information to the organization.

  • Prepare P&C budget estimates and regularly monitor P&C budget spend. Advise on appropriate corrective action where necessary.

HR Business Partnering

  • Work with line managers to address people concerns

  • In collaboration with the recruitment manager and hiring managers, support the timely acquisition and placement of quality staff in accordance with applicable policies and guidelines.

  • Together with other people and culture managers at the national office, ensure provision of high quality HR support and transaction services to all HR clients. Proactively and on demand provide HR guidance and advice to management and staff.

Talent Management and Development

  • In collaboration with the L&OD Manager, support the implementation of staff learning and development plans and initiatives

  • Implement strategies that will help to identify, develop and retain high potential staff

  • Design and deliver employee training programs in talent development

  • Advise leadership/ management and P&C team on talent related issues

Sexual Harassment

  • Act as focal point for reporting and management of sexual harassment allegations in WVU.

  • Work with sexual harassment committee in ensuring sexual harassment allegations are investigated timely and appropriate actions/recommendations are implemented to close of cases.

  • Ensure all staff are educated in the WVU sexual harassment policy and attendant reporting protocols and measures/mechanisms are in place to build a culture of zero tolerance of sexual harassment in the organization.

Team management

  • Provide technical support to the P&C Business Partners. Effectively supervise P&C Business partners to ensure that they carry out their responsibilities to the required standards

  • Carry out continuous assessment, coaching, mentoring and counseling for P&C Business partners.

  • Identify P&C Business partner’s capacity gaps and support/initiate strategies to remedy them. Support the career growth and development of P&C teams

Performance management

  • Promote a performance culture in World Vision Uganda through capacity building of staff/managers on understanding of the process and methodology(ies)

  • In conjunction with P&C Business partners and department managers, coordinate and ensure timely setting and review of performance agreements for staff at national office and regions. Ensure that subsequent feedbacks and follow-ups are logically concluded.

  • Consolidate and regularly avail performance management information for use in management decision making.

Reporting

  • Prepare and submit departmental reports and other briefs to the Division Director as and when required.

  • Proactively work with the P&C team to ensure divisional mandates are achieved to the required standard.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience.

  • Bachelors degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration or Social sciences with post graduate qualifications in HR or equivalent field of study

  • Membership to HR professional body such as (HRMAU and INGO Network) is an added advantage

  • Five years broad experience in Human Resources Management in a relatively large, complex and busy environment. Prior experience in a management/supervisory role required

  • Previous experience working in humanitarian/development contexts with a good understanding of INGO procedures

  • Knowledge of Ugandan labour laws is required

  • Understanding of general human resources policies & procedures and best practices.

  • Must have strong critical thinking, problem solving, interpersonal and oral/written communication skills with great fluency in English

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and timely accomplish multiple tasks simultaneously, pro-actively as well as provide a high-level customer service.

  • Possess cross-cultural sensitivity, knowledge and ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds.

  • Spiritual maturity - ability to articulate and model our Christian identity and mission in an inclusive way.

  • Demonstrated computer literacy (MS Office Suite: MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint and databases)

Project Officer – Education 2 (Positions)

Back ground

World Vision Uganda (WVU) is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in 43 districts and have 48 Area Programmes implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & 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 these beneficiaries. 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 a qualified and passionate individual willing to share in our vision and join the team in the following role.

Position: Project Officer – Education 2 (Positions)

Report to: Area Program Coordinator

Location: Agago District (1) and Gulu District (1)

Purpose of the position:

Contribute to achieving equitable access and quality education planning, implementing and monitoring the Education Quality Improvement Program activities through approaches that improve enrolment, retention, completion, literacy, numeracy and life skills. The position will support direct project activity implementation and roll out of best practices and models in a manner that promotes ownership and sustainability

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Project planning and implementation

  • Plan and coordinate all sub county and district based project activities in consultation with the TPO, the CCT and the DEO

  • Plan and implement school based project activities.

  • Develop activity concepts in line with the detailed annual operation plan, the budget and TP log frame

  • Organize meetings and workshops for teachers and field facilitators to implement education project activities and models

  • Track and manage activity budgets and ensure timely and cost effective project implementation.

  • Produce timely, accurate, compliant and quality reports

  • Participant in project management meetings and reflection forums

  • Support and participate in district education Advocacy initiatives

  • Conduct and facilitate community awareness raising and community mobilization

  • Ensure cross cutting themes are mainstreamed in education project.

Technical support and training

  • In liaison with the CCT and the DEO, conduct a capacity needs assessment for teachers and literacy volunteer

  • Develop a capacity building plan for teachers and volunteers

  • Mobilization of and conducting trainings to build capacities on supporting enrolment, retention and completion

  • Provide mentoring and coaching to teachers through support supervision visits

  • Build Local level Peer mentoring mechanism for teachers, School management committees and literacy volunteers

  • Identify technical experts to train district and community groups

  • Liaise with the TPO for technical support on capacity building

Partnership and networking

  • Identify and build linkages, relations, collaborations and networks with partners and other stakeholders in implementation at the Sub County and District level

  • Support development of school improvement plans and monitor their implementation

  • Participation in sub county coordination meetings to influence decisions on education

  • Organize periodic partner and stakeholder monitoring visits

  • Organize teachers and literacy volunteer’s fora to promote learning

  • Participate and represent WVU in key technical working forums at the sub county and the district

  • Conduct advocacy campaigns for education in general and girl child education in particular

Documentation and Reporting

  • Maintain a data bank for schools in the APs, head teachers, enrolment, drop out, teachers, teachers trained in different models

  • Conduct school mapping and peer group mapping and document for project activities

  • Effectively document all information related to girl child enrolment trends in targeted school

  • Responsible for capturing individual children attendance, performance and behavior indicators related to drop out of children

  • Document good practices and project success stories and share them

Support supervision and Mentoring

  • Conduct support supervision and mentoring sessions for teachers

  • Facilitate formation of children network/peer networks at school and sub county level

  • Support schools to have classroom print rich materials,

  • Maintain a record of RCs in Schools and monitor their attendance and performance during school visits

  • Hold reflection meetings on key education program activities and indicators

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience.

  • Must be a holder of a degree in education or any other degree but with a diploma in education.

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in education and or community work.

  • Must have classroom teaching experience of not less than 2 years

  • Experience in the education sector programming in a reputable organization is an added advantage

  • School management and /or mentorship of teachers

  • Experience working with communities and teachers

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team

  • Writing and reporting skills

  • Networking and influencing skills

  • Facilitation skills

  • Computer literacy

  • Must be effective in written and verbal communication in English

  • Knowledge of a local language(s) in Uganda is may be an added advantage

  • Ability to ride a motorcycle with a valid ridding permit is a must

Technical Programme Officer Resilience & Livelihood

Back ground

World Vision Uganda (WVU) is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in 43 districts and have 48 Area Programmes implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & 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 these beneficiaries. 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 a qualified and passionate individual willing to share in our vision and join the team in the following role.

Position: Technical Programme Officer Resilience & Livelihood

Report to: Regional Programme Manager

Location: Gulu District

Purpose of the position:

Contribute to achieving World Vision Uganda’s (WVU) child wellbeing targets in designated clusters through planning, monitoring and implementing the Resilience & Livelihood programme in line with applicable technical approaches and WVU national strategy. Oversee roll out of best practices and models in a manner that promotes ownership, sustainability.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Project planning and implementation

  • Ensure that the cluster designs are in line with the Resilience &Livelihood national office strategy

  • Supervise and monitor ongoing activities under the Cluster Resilience & Livelihood projects

  • Ensure quality in the roll out of project models ensuring sufficient funds allocated to particular activities in annual plans

  • Coordinate and oversee Cluster Resilience &Livelihood projects being implemented by partners and technical resource persons.

  • Initiate and participate in Production and food production district Advocacy initiatives

  • Liaise with the National office technical specialists for quality implementation of Resilience &Livelihood projects.

  • Ensure cross cutting themes are mainstreamed in Resilience &Livelihood projects.

  • Ensure operational integration with other WV sectors in intervention areas such as Health, education and child protection.

  • Work with CSDAs to ensure Registered Children and their households are participating and benefiting from health programme interventions.

Technical support and training

  • Identify local level capacity needs and support capacity building activities for WVU staff and partners to improve the quality of resilience &Livelihoods

  • Participate in development /adaption of training curriculum/manuals for implementation in the program area

  • Mobilization and conducting trainings to build capacities of staff and partners on Resilience &Livelihood models

  • Provide mentoring and coaching to Farmer organizations helping in strengthening their organizational and institutional capacities

  • Identify technical experts to train partner with in training farmer organizations and community groups

  • Liaise with the National Office technical specialists on staff capacity building in Resilience & Livelihood programming

Partnership and networking

  • Identify and build strategic linkages, relations, collaborations and networks with partners and other stakeholders in implementation at the District level.

  • Participate and represent WVU in key donor engagements and technical working forums at district, Region and National level when applicable

  • Point of contact for consultation on issues to do with Resilience and Livelihood Cluster programming.

  • Work closely with District initiatives through the District Cooperative alliance and Production department Office

Research, Documentation and Evidence building

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

  • Responsible for capturing child well-being indicators related to Resilience and Livelihood projects in the cluster

  • Ensure identification of research areas, conduct research and document key learning

  • Conduct information needs assessments in sustainable agriculture, value addition and marketing

  • Spear head the Cluster Resilience & livelihood output & outcome monitoring processes

  • Support processes of project baselines and evaluation of Resilience & Livelihood projects and interventions.

Quality Implementation

  • Track and manage budgets allocated for the projects across assigned APs

  • Produce timely, accurate, compliant and quality reports

  • Participant in Cluster management meetings and reflection forums

  • Support implementation of grants and PNs in area of operation

Resource Acquisition

  • Identify and initiate viable funding proposals for resource acquisition to support Resilience &Livelihood programme interventions.

  • Participate in resource mobilization through concept papers/proposal writing for fund raising and market them with support offices and other donors

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience.

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in BSC Agriculture

  • 5 years practical experience in food security programming including Natural resource management. At least three of which must have been involved in program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

  • Good Training facilitation and coordination skills

  • Experience in development of Proposals/concept papers development for fund raising

  • Excellent Research, monitoring and evaluation skills

  • Experience in conducting Needs assessment and report writing

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

  • Highly motivated to achieve quality results and service

  • Demonstrated accountability and integrity

  • Ability to communicate effectively

  • A good team player

  • Ability to work with communities

  • Willingness to stay upcountry

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English and at least a minimum of one commonly used local language

Project Officer - Health & Nutrition Kigandalo Area Programme

Back ground

World Vision Uganda (WVU) is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in 43 districts and have 48 Area Programmes implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & 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 these beneficiaries. 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 a qualified and passionate individual willing to share in our vision and join the team in the following role.

Position: Project Officer - Health & Nutrition Kigandalo Area Programme

Report to: Area Program Coordinator

Location: Mayuge 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 heath 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, midwifery, clinical medicine, public health, community health and related fields.

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in community health facilities 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 (Lusoga, and Luganda)

  • 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.

  • Ability to ride a motorcycle is a MUST with a valid ridding permit

Project Officer Resilience & Livelihood - Lalogi Lakwana AP

Back ground

World Vision Uganda (WVU) is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in 43 districts and have 48 Area Programmes implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & 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 these beneficiaries. 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 a qualified and passionate individual willing to share in our vision and join the team in the following role.

Position: Project Officer Resilience & Livelihood - Lalogi Lakwana Area Programme

Report to: Area Program Coordinator

Location: Omoro District

Purpose of the position:

To implement field level Resilience and Livelihood programmatic activities 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

  • Provide expertise and technical assistance in agronomy and agribusiness, climate smart agriculture, marketing, IGA, DRR and Natural Resource Management.

  • Take lead in Resilience and Livelihood planning, budgeting, implementation, monitoring of progress, and reporting at area programme level.

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

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

Community engagement and advocacy

  • Take overall lead in the coordination of field level activities

  • Mobilize, organize and strengthen small holder farmers’ into strong business groups/cooperatives (rural producer cooperatives, marketing cooperatives, Savings for transformation groups and Credit Cooperatives) for bulk purchase of inputs, value addition, bulking and collective marketing of produce at area programme level

  • Develop the farmer's capacity to improve production and productivity of selected enterprises of desired quality by the market through demonstrations and training of farmers’ on sustainable agricultural practices and/or technologies.

  • Ensure Integration of Resilience and Livelihood activities with other internal and external programmes including that of governments at the area program level.

  • Build the capacity of farmers' business groups/cooperatives to collectively engage local leaders on identified issues.

  • Mobilize communities to participate in annual agricultural events - such as agricultural shows, World Food Day

  • Mainstream gender, DRR/NRM, child protection, sponsorship into R and L area programme 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

  • Build strategic linkages, collaborations and networks with partners at the sub county level and coordinate implementation of agreed action plans.

Management of Resilience and Livelihood performance

  1. Each supported H/H must have

  • Food Security Crop (in garden and/or proper storage or evidence of cash to buy food at all times)

  • An income generating enterprise – Organized enterprise as an alternative way of earning income. Earning at least $2 per day

  • Practicing all Natural Resource Management technologies (Practicing all NRM technologies (water harvesting, Soil & water conservation, micro irrigation, agroforestry, woodlot, energy saving stove, FMNR)

  • Practicing Nutrition SMART agriculture (OFSP, High iron beans, kitchen garden, small livestock e.g. rabbit, local poultry, goat etc.)

  • Member of Saving Group

  • Member of Cooperative (production, marketing, savings &credit)

  • Visited by an extension worker/or have access to M-Omulimisa, market and weather information/Information board with an information business manager.

  • The cluster has a disaster preparedness plan and community food store/community seed bank in case of emergencies.

  1. Successful case studies of R and L programmes/project documented and Quarterly reports submitted.

  2. WVU Visibility and collaboration with all partners and stakeholders promoted

  3. Operation Plans developed on quarterly basis

  4. Savings Group MIS Updated

Documentation, Reporting and knowledge management

  • Prepare high quality 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 standards.

  • Organize and conduct monthly and/or quarterly reflection meetings with COVAs, guardians/parents and child protection committees to address findings from monitoring.

  • Take lead in documentation and sharing of Impact/success stories and best practices at the area program level to promote learning.

  • Organize quarterly review meetings for partners and communities to reflect on programmes/projects approaches, tools, impact of interventions, best practices, exit and sustainability strategies as well as create spaces and opportunities for action-learning and debate

  • Take lead of the area program resilience and livelihood output monitoring processes

  • Facilitate monitoring processes of resilience and livelihood interventions 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 in line with the Technical Programme goal and objectives, Key Result Areas.

  • Facilitate child and adult safeguarding policy dialogues and campaign interventions by ensuring linkages and coherence in engagements within the project and Area Programme (AP) 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)

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience.

  • Minimum of a diploma in agriculture or agribusiness or any other relevant discipline.

  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in community work and engagement Agricultural, Economic Development and Livelihood

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

  • Entrepreneurship, micro finance and strong agribusiness 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.

  • Computer literacy

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

  • Perform other duties as required

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 80 % of the time.

  • The position requires willingness to reside within the Program Area

Project Manager - ANCP Project

Back ground

World Vision Uganda (WVU) is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in 43 districts and have 48 Area Programmes implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & 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 these beneficiaries. 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 a qualified and passionate individual willing to share in our vision and join the team in the following role.

Position: Project Manager - ANCP Project

Report to: Program Manager

Location: Yumbe District

Purpose of the position:

To manage the project teams, ensure technical oversight and delivery of the different project components, prepares work plans and budgets, guidelines and supervises field teams, procurement, internal reporting, external liaison etc. The Project Manager works closely with leadership structures of both refugees and host communities (District Natural Resources Office, Agricultural office, Community Development Office, LC, RWC, religious and traditional leaders) in regard to livelihoods, environment and natural resources management. The Project Manager under the direct supervision of the Programme Manager - Yumbe, will ensure that activities are approved, implemented, monitored and reported according to agreed project plans in line with the donor and World Vision Uganda (WVU) policies. The Project Manager will be directly involved in the implementation of project activities and will be based in Yumbe District.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Project Implementation and sustainability

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

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

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

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

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

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

Implement Design and assessment

  • Leading and facilitating project assessment and designing of new project activities

  • Developing and administer Assessment and design Terms of Reference (ToR) and data collection tools

  • Conducting collection of primary and secondary data, analyzed to inform assessment for potential interventions in the target communities

  • Facilitate capacity building of partners on Design, operations research and documentation.

  • Facilitate participation and engagement of the community, partners and government officials to learn about Child Wellbeing Situations.

  • Facilitating community to identify and shared vision, objectives and approaches contribute to sustainable environment and natural resources management

  • Conducting analyzing of root causes, assets/Resources, and existing efforts that that contributes to child wellbeing

Community engagement and advocacy

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

  • Facilitating community to develop community level (Community Summit) activities

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

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

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

Stakeholders engagement, networking and collaboration

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

  • Actively represent WVU in key inter-agency fora.

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

  • Work with the Programme Manager to identify partners who will support the implementation of the project within the project area.

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

Documentation, reporting and knowledge management

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

  • Reporting - monthly and quarterly financial reporting, including realization of activities versus budget utilization; narrative and financial project reporting;

  • Semiannual and Annual reviews of progress towards project objectives;

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

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

Child Protection and Wellbeing

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

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

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

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences, Forestry, Agro-Forestry, Agriculture or other relevant field is a requirement (post-graduate degree is an advantage).

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in field-based programme management roles working in natural resources, environment and food security with International NGOs or local government.

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

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

  • Broad knowledge and understanding of emerging sustainable and appropriate natural resource management practices, energy technologies and renewable energy

  • Broad knowledge of supporting a comprehensive approach to biodiversity, community participatory approaches, disaster risk reduction and/or climate change.

  • Extensive experience of working in natural resources, environmental management, climate change, mitigation and adaptation

  • Experience in Programme Designing, Assessments, Monitoring & Evaluation.

  • Acquaintance with donor relations and evidence based programing

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

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

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

  • Proven facilitation skills and track record demonstrating high integrity, innovativeness, creativity, reliability and dependable

  • Proactive personality, self-driven and strongly motivated.

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

Natural Resources Management Technical Officer - ANCP Project

Back ground

World Vision Uganda (WVU) is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in 43 districts and have 48 Area Programmes implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & 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 these beneficiaries. 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 a qualified and passionate individual willing to share in our vision and join the team in the following role.

Position: Natural Resources Management Technical Officer - ANCP Project

Report to: Project Manager

Location: Yumbe District

Purpose of the position:

The Natural Resources Management Technical Officer will be responsible for ensuring quality and effective implementation of the technical models across the consortium by ensuring trainings, standard tools and approaches are understood and implemented throughout the consortium by the partner staff and volunteers. Ensuring technical oversight mainly focusing upon farmer group capacity development and delivery of the different project components and provides the link between the partners. S/He will work closely with the Resilience and Livelihood in Emergencies Specialist, and other actors in actively training, coaching partner staff and volunteers for greater impact. The Natural Resources Management Technical Officer will work closely with the leadership structures of both refugees and host communities (Agriculture Officers, Forest Officers, Environment Officers, Community Development Officers, LC, RWC, religious and traditional leaders) in regard to smooth implementation of project activities. The job holder will be a collaborative attentive lead, driving continuous improvement in programming through their technical expertise, facilitation of learning and innovation. This guidance shall be seen both within consortium and externally with other key stakeholders including on delegation representing in Livelihoods & Environment Sector Working Group meetings. The job holder will work under the direct supervision of Project Manager with functional reporting to the Resilience and Livelihood in Emergencies Specialist.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Ensure activity planning, monitor and ensure standards and quality in implementation of technical models and approaches

  • Ensure livelihood technical programming, quality assurance and compliance to donor requirements and regulations.

  • Support ongoing project assessment and design processes based on findings from Baseline report, including indicators, targeting and alignment.

  • Take part in livelihood technical capacity building of project staff, partner staff and other key stakeholders, as required

  • Formulate strategies/activities for sound sustainable management of natural resources and ensure that they are effectively implemented on time and within budget.

  • Offer technical support to ensure integration of sound natural resource management considerations into the District Environment Action Plan and development plans

  • Support development of annual project activity plans, updated quarterly in collaboration with key departments and external stakeholders, and oversee implementation to high standards by scope & timelines

  • Provide expertise and technical assistance in agronomy and agribusiness, FMNR, climate smart agriculture, IGA, DRR and Natural Resource Management across the consortium.

  • Promote use/adoption of modern farming practice and techniques through training, advising farmers, farm visits and demonstrations to transform targeted families from subsistence to commercial farmers in line with GoU policy.

  • Promote new smart climate technologies and approaches as necessary with possibilities of scaling-up and replication.

  • Promote environment educational activities and resources to target audience through leaflets, sign post brochures;

  • Promote restoration of the depleted forest cover through tree-planting at household and community levels.

  • Support the established demonstration plots to act as learning and multiplication sites for farmer groups.

  • Enforce participatory selection of beneficiaries, prioritization of enterprises, life skills awareness raising, and capacity building of the groups.

  • Work with Project Officers to identify technical capacity gaps and challenges for beneficiaries in agronomy, business development and income generating activities

Stakeholders engagement, networking and collaboration

  • Work with partners across the consortium partners to ensure coordination of activities with other stakeholders especially Yumbe DLG, partners, OPM and UNHCR.

  • Participate in stakeholder engagements during planning and development meetings, workshops and other fora.

  • Build farmer's capacity to protect and conserve environment, improve production and productivity of selected enterprises of desired quality by market through demonstrations to farmers

  • Act as a liaison between the consortium partners and the Technical Advisory Team (TAT) sharing agreed standards and tools as well as guidance from time to time.

  • Participate in quarterly review meetings to reflect on approaches, tools, impact of interventions, best practices, exit and sustainability strategies as well as create opportunities for action-learning

  • Facilitate integration of the project with other Resilience and Livelihood on going activities across the consortium.

  • Organizing monthly field planning meetings with consortium partners to guide effective implementation

Linkage, networking, collaboration and mentorship

  • Work in liaison with the relevant agencies, institutions and individuals to promote environmental management for mitigating environmental damage

  • Increase the capacity of project participants to adopt high value, export standard and space saving enterprises

  • Provide consistent and regular business support, mentoring and follow up to enterprises including production support to ensure a successful enterprise

  • Conduct regular scoping of business, identify gaps and take measures to fill the gaps to reduce business failure

  • Support enterprises to have access to loan to ensure expansion or diversification

  • Support enterprises to have access to business input

  • Identify opportunities for value addition of products and provide instant training to project participants

Documentation, Reporting and knowledge management

  • Support preparation and review of monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports, and special reports requiring technical input and any other reports when necessary to his/her supervisor in a timely manner.

  • Work closely with Project Manager; to prepare realistic annual and quarterly work plans

  • Work with Project Manager & MEAL Officer, compile and submit timely quarterly and annual reports on sustainable environment and natural management

  • Support Annual review of progress towards project objectives

  • Support documentation and sharing of impact/success stories and best practices to promote learning

Child Protection and Wellbeing

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

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

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

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences, Forestry, Agro-Forestry, Agriculture or other relevant field is a requirement.

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

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in field-based programme management roles working in natural resources, environment and food security with International NGOs or local government.

  • Technical skills: academic and/or direct programming experience and expertise in at least three of the following thematic areas is required: natural resources, environmental management, climate change, mitigation and adaptation, financial inclusion/micro-finance, value chain development, small enterprise development, emergency livelihoods programming,

  • Experience with relevant technical models such as farmer managed natural regeneration, savings for transformation, building secure livelihoods, enabling rural innovations, local value chain development and ultra-poor graduation.

  • Broad knowledge and understanding of emerging sustainable and appropriate natural resource management practices, energy technologies and renewable energy

  • Broad knowledge of supporting a comprehensive approach to biodiversity, community participatory approaches, disaster risk reduction and/or climate change.

  • Proven facilitation skills and experience in facilitating technical trainings for different categories of participants

  • Experience in Programme Designing, Assessments, Monitoring & Evaluation.

  • Acquaintance with donor relations and evidence based programing

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

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

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

  • Proven facilitation skills and track record demonstrating high integrity, innovativeness, creativity, reliability and dependable

  • Proactive personality, self-driven and strongly motivated.

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

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

  • Ability to ride a motorcycle with valid driving/riding license

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

MEAL Officer - ANCP Project

Back ground

World Vision Uganda (WVU) is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in 43 districts and have 48 Area Programmes implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & 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 these beneficiaries. 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 a qualified and passionate individual willing to share in our vision and join the team in the following role.

Position: MEAL Officer - ANCP Project

Report to: Project Manager - ANCP Project

Location: Yumbe District

Purpose of the position:

The MEAL officer will be responsible for measurement, monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning of all activities under the BEST project. He or she will ensure that there is quality project beneficiary data, timely measurement of project baselines, mid and end line evaluations, consistency in the objectives and success indicators of the project and will spearhead the development and timely delivery of relevant project reports. He/she will also be involved in proposal development.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Lead the development and implementation of an effective project monitoring and evaluation system

  • Work with the Project Manager and MEAL Manager to conduct the BEST project baseline survey.

  • Work with the project coordinators to carry out timely project baseline, mid and end line evaluations.

  • Support the Project Manager to develop and regularly update project M&E plans and indicator tracking table for use in tracking project progress

  • Carry out field monitoring of project interventions

  • Providing technical guidance and supervision to project staff to ensure efficient implementation of M&E activities.

  • Build capacity of Project staff and partners on WVRR and WVU Design, Monitoring and Evaluation, and development programming approaches.

Quality Reporting

  • Support preparation and dissemination of progress reports, end of project reports and others reports as per donor requirements.

  • Take Lead in development of impact stories, success stories and case studies for sharing to enhance evidence reporting.

Learning and Accountability

  • Take lead project learning and Reflections, and setting up of accountability framework for the project

Information management

  • Establish and manage an effective project database that will include information on project beneficiaries and key project documents

  • Package project information in various ways for use in external engagement and fund raising

Proposal Development

  • Participate in the development of proposals and concept notes to ensure new funding

Any other duties as assigned by supervisor

  • This may include representation in meetings

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Quantitative Economics, Development Studies or Social work and Social Administration with a post graduate qualification in Monitoring and Evaluation is desirable.

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

  • Minimum of 3 years M&E related work experience

  • Excellent demonstrated M&E skills including Data Analysis, situation analysis and problem definition, report writing skills and written communication skills in English

  • Excellent Knowledge and use of Mobile data collection tools especially ODK.

  • Demonstrated ability to design/formulate monitoring tools

  • Experience of data collection, collation, analysis, and report writing

  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive

  • Strong leadership, organizational and analytical skills, and ability to work under pressure

  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English

  • Excellent computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Excel, spreadsheets

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

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

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

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Assistant - UNICEF Project

Back ground

World Vision Uganda (WVU) is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in 43 districts and have 48 Area Programmes implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & 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 these beneficiaries. 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 a qualified and passionate individual willing to share in our vision and join the team in the following role.

Position: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Assistant - UNICEF Project

Report to: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer

Location: Terego District (Invepi Settlement)

Duration: 6 Months

Purpose of the position:

The Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant will support the UNHCR Project in the provision of systematic data and management of up to date databases for timely and evidence based reporting and ensure quality programming and accountability. He/she will support the project in systematic data collection through routine monitoring of field level project activities on a timely manner to aid evident reporting, to ensure quality programming and accountability within the framework of World Vision and donor standards and guidelines at settlement level.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Learning and Reporting.

  • Take part in periodic project Review Meetings.

  • Support M&E officer in the compilation of Monthly, Quarterly, Bi annual and annual reports through provision of timely accurate and updated data.

  • Prepare monthly and Quarterly activity progress report and submit to the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and Child Protection Coordinator.

  • Oversee the documentation of best practices, lessons learnt, assessment reports

  • Prepare and submit bi-weekly project progress reports.

  • Ensure proper filing of project documents and reports.

  • Participate and represent MEAL Team in quarterly reflection meetings with project team

Support for MEAL Team Operations.

  • Perform Routine monitoring of field activities (data collection, processing and entry) and assist in both quantitative and qualitative analysis & preparation of draft M&E reports that will allow for an enhanced output analysis.

  • Take lead in conducting all program assessments to assess the project outcomes and provide actionable recommendations to improve the program.

  • Participate in the setup of a Robust Community Help Desk as a forum to receive community issues and provide timely feedback.

  • Document human interest and success stories to facilitate qualitative outcomes of the intervention on the beneficiaries including best practices and lessons learnt.

Data management

  • Perform Routine data processing, entry and assist in both quantitative and qualitative analysis & preparation of M&E reports.

  • Take lead in systematic data collection through assessments to assess the baseline, outcomes and provide actionable recommendations to improve the project.

  • Keenly track project progress through standardized data collection tools and methodologies

  • Support the project team with data management, identifying programmatic issues and prompt corrective actions to enhance the project objectives.

  • Maintain confidentiality and observe data protection and other associated guidelines

  • Ensure compliance and processing protocols in order to meet standards for quality and accuracy.

  • Capture data into the World Vision database and share the findings with the relevant stakeholders.

  • Give updates on issues related to quality and assist in implementing actions to address compromise in data quality

  • Carry out Routine Field Monitoring of Project interventions and take part in the design of

  • data collection tools to track Project progress

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience.

  • Bachelor Degree in any of the following; Statistics, Quantitative Economics, Computer & IT, Social Sciences, Development studies, or any related course.

  • At least 3 years relevant with international organizations in research, monitoring and evaluation of, and reporting on complex (development) programs.

  • Practical experience of at least 2 years designing and implementing Monitoring & Evaluation activities for either Livelihood, Education & Child Protection.

  • Excellent Working knowledge of Excel, and knowledge of designing and managing database system recommended.

  • Strong knowledge of at least one of these quantitative data analysis packages (SPSS, STATA, and NVIVO etc.

  • Experience in Questionnaire development and mobile data collection mechanisms using software (Kobo Collect or ODK)

  • Proven ability to manage varied workloads, prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and deal constructively with stress

  • Ability to work with inter-disciplinary teams and a wide range of program/project activities.

  • Highly disciplined, Proactive, stable and robust character and a good team player.

  • Excellent communication in both Oral and Written English and Knowledge of any West Nile language, a plus.

  • Ability to ride a motorcycle with a valid ridding permit is an added advantage.

Project Officer Child Protection - Kiboga Cluster

Back ground

World Vision Uganda (WVU) is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in 43 districts and have 48 Area Programmes implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & 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 these beneficiaries. 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 a qualified and passionate individual willing to share in our vision and join the team in the following role.

Position: Project Officer - Child Protection - Kiboga Cluster

Report to: Programme Coordinator

Location: Kiboga District

Purpose of the position:

The purpose of this job is to timely and quality implementation of Child Protection (CP) interventions within the cluster/AP. Engagement will be at household, community, village, parish, sub-county and district levels. This role requires the staff to have good communication abilities, networking and collaboration abilities, training abilities for communities especially children. Core to the role are skills to raise awareness for prevention and response to child rights violations and ability to link affected children to services in time and documentation of on the ground experiences and emerging issues in child protection.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Program Planning & Implementation

Implementation of the CP program in the cluster/APs shall be the primary responsibility of the Project Officer (PO) – CP. Specifically the officer shall:

  • Actively participate in planning and budgeting processes for CP interventions in the cluster/APs, including development of Area Operational Plans (AOPs), Detailed Implementation plans (DIPs), Work Breakdown structures, Cash-flows, etc.

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

  • Facilitate timely and quality implementation of CP interventions in accordance to the CP TP guidance, approved models and approaches, as well as the AOPs and DIPs.

  • Gather, analyze and document community perspectives and needs on different CP issues to inform CP programming.

  • Routinely identify local CP partners (formal and informal), support and facilitate them in the implementation of planned activities

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

Capacity Building

The PO shall ensure that children, parents and members of community CP structures are aware and have capacity to engage on CP matters with the aim of facilitating effective service delivery. The PO will therefore:

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

  • Routinely coach and mentor the community CP structures and other actors including but not limited to faith and cultural institutions, teachers, etc on CP matters.

  • Liaise with community-based and other CP actors and provide the relevant materials for the betterment of their work

  • Together with staff in other TPs, train the children’s committees and groups in the respective APs in advocating for their wellbeing.

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

  • Facilitate growth of strong grassroots movements on specific advocacy issues to end violence against children including child sacrifice

Community Engagement

The PO shall engage communities including children, parents, political, cultural and religious leaders, among others. Specifically, he/she will:

  • Mobilize communities to participate in project planning, development, implementation and monitoring.

  • Mobilize government institutions and technical staff in the planning and implementation of CP interventions and plans.

  • Innovatively support communities including RCs and their families to participate and benefit from the CP TP program development.

  • Mobilize grassroots organizations, Faith Communities and other civil society organizations to ending violence against children

  • Mobilize and sensitize community (RC guardians, community leaders and other community members) on CP programs issues and facilitate participation in the management of various community CP initiatives.

  • Follow-up on commitments by local leaders on promotion of protection of all children as well as their general wellbeing.

  • Mobilize communities to participate in the relevant child days and celebrations such as the Day of the African Child, Day of the Girl Child, 16 days of activism against Gender based violence, among others.

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

Networking, Coordination and Collaboration

In networking, coordinating and collaborating with different actors, the PO will PO will:

  • Facilitate networking with local government institutions and other partners within the Cluster in planning and implementation of CP interventions.

  • Identify and nurture local partnerships with grassroots civil society organizations, faith institutions and Sub Counties.

  • Coordinate with local government and other partners and engage with relevant stakeholders and local authorities in building relationships and consensus on CP interventions.

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

  • Support local government in formulation and implementation of ordinances and bye-laws on project issues.

  • Organize dialogue engagements between partners, local government and children

  • Organize learning forums involving local government, CSOs, FBOs, NGOs and other relevant technical personnel.

  • Represent World Vision at stakeholder engagements in the district and be a regular advocate on issues of Child Protection

  • Support multi-sectoral, Inter-agency networking and coordination in establishing Child protection prevention, response and service provision mechanisms/ referral pathways

Child Protection, Wellbeing, Advocacy and Safeguarding

The PO is responsible for ensuring children are protected and their welfare is great. The PO shall therefore:

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

  • Work with local leaders and CP structures to protect children from child violations and abuses

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

  • Facilitate CP advocacy, policy dialogue and campaign interventions by ensuring linkages and coherence between engagements with the CP interventions and district and National levels.

  • Be the Focal Point person for CP in the Cluster and support Cluster teams to report and comply with CP standards including effective roll out of CP 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 partners to assess and address the existing child protection related issues in the community

  • Mobilize communities, local organizations, local government and institutions to participate in Child protection implementation and monitoring

  • Facilitate proper formation of Child protection working teams/groups in line with World Vision Uganda Child Protection and Advocacy systems strengthening approach

  • Facilitate child protection advocacy campaigns and engagements to ensure policy implementation and change.

  • Ensure the children meaningfully participate in various for a including the child development and participation centres (CDPCs)

  • Be the point person for any peace interventions in the Clusters/APs

  • Shall be the point person for safeguarding and advocacy interventions at the AP level

Monitoring & Evaluation

In fulfilling their monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning roles, the PO shall:

  • Ensure application of standard monitoring and evaluation tools in project implementation.

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

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

  • Monitor progress and achievements of the CP TP in the cluster/AP.

  • Support and participate in scheduled CP assessments, evaluations, monitoring and designs.

  • Provide technical guidance to the Cluster/AP teams in identifying CP areas for research and conduct research to inform programming.

  • Document and share impact stories, lessons and best practices.

  • Compile quality and timely reports to keep track of progress of implementing planned activities, realizing TP outcomes and targets within the cluster/AP on a monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and annual basis as per WVU requirements.

  • Organize project level forums to assess progress of implementation of planned activities.

  • Monitor progress of project interventions against plans within the Cluster.

  • Together with the TPO – CP, organize review, reflection and learning forums for staff and partners.

  • Provide technical support in the development of Information, Education, and Communication (I.E.C) and other learning materials on CP in alignment to the TP.

  • Compile monitoring and periodic reports for management action and submission to the districts as per NGO requirements and support updating of the databases on children housed by the DPSWOs/CDOs at the sub-county and district.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience.

  • Minimum of a degree in Social Sciences, Social Worker, Development Studies, Education or any relevant field. A Master’s degree is an added advantage.

  • Post Graduate Qualification in Human Rights, Project Planning & Management, Development Studies or law from a recognized institution is an added advantage.

  • At least 3 years of child protection programming, preferably in an NGO setting experience in engaging communities and other partners. Experience working with children and partners is an added advantage

  • A good understanding of social justice and Human Rights issues with demonstrated experience in Child Protection and rights advocacy and networking

  • Familiarity with standards and guidelines for Child Protection programming and child and adult safeguarding

  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability

  • Ability to build capacities of community – based structures and other actors.

  • Good understanding of local government functions.

  • Skills and experience in networking, collaboration and advocacy at different levels.

  • Writing, reporting and documentation skills

  • Effective communicator (both oral and written) and good documentation skills. Ability to communicate in applicable local language(s).

  • Track record demonstrating high integrity, reliability and dependability.

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to track budget expenditure on a daily basis and develop a cash flow during planning

  • Must be highly reliable and independent, able to work with minimal or no supervision.

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

  • Adapts and able to work under pressure

Child Protection Assistant - UNICEF Project (2 Positions)

Back ground

World Vision Uganda (WVU) is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in 43 districts and have 48 Area Programmes implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & 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 these beneficiaries. 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 a qualified and passionate individual willing to share in our vision and join the team in the following role.

Position: Child Protection Assistant – UNICEF Project (2 Positions)

Report to: Child Protection Facilitator

Location: Terego District (Invepi Settlement)

Duration: 6 Months

Purpose of the position:

To Facilitate the implementation of Early case management, psychosocial support, peace building and ECD activities within child friendly spaces and in the communities.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Management

  • Regular updates and monitoring of the CFS activities to ensure technical support is given in regard to play equipment and Learning materials as per the global minimum standards.

  • Support community-based child protection and education systems, children groups and stake holders in advocating for child protection, participation, and psychosocial care within the CFSs/ECDs.

  • Facilitate the integration of social cohesion activities with within the refugee settlements and host communities.

  • Handle visitors including donors, support office and national office staff, stakeholders, in line with the child protection policy and behavioral protocol.

  • Provide information for projects design, implementation, monitoring and reporting

  • Mobilize community meetings with children and key stakeholders at all implementation levels

  • Build the capacity of case workers, CFS caregivers and animators

  • Facilitate case management, and data collection in line with the required and approved standards at the CFS centres

  • Collect and compile statistical data and information regarding caregivers, community members and children participation in activities at the CFSs centres and children clubs.

  • Supervise CFS implementation as per the minimum children in emergencies protection standards.

  • Mobilise communities to identify children with disabilities and also model families for the project’s implementation.

  • Develop monthly, quarterly and annual project management reports and submit them to the relevant authorities

Technical and Capacity Building

  • Organize and conduct monthly meetings with Caregivers/Animators /Guards, CPCs, CMCs Parents and children at the Child Friendly Space on aspects of child protection, positive parenting, child participation and community ownership

  • Mentor and build the capacity of children, community caregivers, animators/Caregivers, community structures in child protection, positive parenting, peaceful coexistence and the learning frame work using approved approached and models.

  • Support communities, community structures, animators, partners and children in maintaining the minimum standards for child participation and care.

  • Develop tools to manage data and information collection and analysis in establishing and maintaining a Monitoring and Evaluation adherences

  • Document impact and success stories evidenced with quality pictures to share milestone with staff, partners and donors

  • Regular updates and monitoring of the CFS to ensure technical support is given in regard to play equipment and materials as per the global minimum standards.

  • Facilitate communities to fully participate in project activities for enhanced community ownership, peaceful coexistence and sustainability.

  • Facilitate advocacy forums led by children on issues affecting them. The forums are aimed at awareness creation and sensitization of communities

Financial Management, Budget Control and Monitoring

  • Prepare and submit monthly payment requisitions for Caregivers/Animators and Guards monthly stipends within the first week of every new month with all required attachments

  • Prepare and submit all payment requisitions for activities conducted within 3 days from the last day of an activity. Prepare concepts notes, project activity budgets, expenditure, preparation of activity quarterly financial and narrative reports as per the grant guidelines and submit them within the agreed timeframes.

  • Preparation of payment advance and purchase requests for appropriate project transactions in line with approved M&E documents.

  • File all accountability and attendance lists in line with audit requirements

Networking, Coordination and Collaboration

  • Participate in coordination meetings. Support all referral needs that may arise from time to time at the CFS and ensure that all children referred from the CFS for any services are well documented and feedback received. Represent the organization in settlement sector meetings and cluster coordination meetings giving updates and progress of implementation and establish strategic partnerships with other organizations.

  • Establish and liaise closely with other partners, agencies and local leaders regarding project activities to ensure a coordinated approach to project implementation, including participation in relevant workshops, meetings and keep the coordinator informed

  • Develop a network of information gathering relevant to child protection, participation and psychosocial operations.

  • Establish appropriate contacts with local counterparts at the Counties and district level

Reporting

  • Compile and submit weekly updates, weekly CFS statistics, weekly work plans, monthly reports and activity reports on all activities carried out at the Child Friendly Space including meetings

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience.

  • Bachelors in Social Sciences, Community Development, Adult and Community Education, Community Based Rehabilitation, Social Works and Social Administration, Psychology.

  • Experience in working with refugees and other displaced persons for at least minimum of one year.

  • Should have key skills in project planning and management.

  • Experience in working with children

  • Excellent computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Excel, spreadsheets

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

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

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

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

  • Ability to drive a motorcycle with valid driving/riding license is a Must

Regional Audit Manager, Asia - VisionFund

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country)where WV/VF is registered to operate.

Organisational Background:

World Vision (WV) is a Christian relief, development, and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. One important component of World Vision’s work is microfinance, providing financial services such as credit, savings and insurance to the poor, enabling them to earn increased income, build assets and provide for their families. Numerous studies confirm the strong impact of microfinance on the well-being of children. Studies also show, however, that the integration of microfinance with other development activities can have an even greater impact when compared to either microfinance alone or development activities alone.

WV’s microfinance operations are managed through VisionFund International (VFI), a WV subsidiary.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To lead and direct Global Internal Audit's strategy and vision around risk in the region by partnering with key internal and external stakeholders in fulfilling the requirements the IIA standards and the GIA charter, including taking a key participatory and advisory role at MFI Audit Committee Meetings.

To act as a strategic partner to regional leadership, and MFI Audit Committees around risk management, governance and internal controls. Serve as a consultant to key business leaders to manage risk effectively in order to achieve VFI's objectives.

Lead and manage a team of professional auditors in the region and provide assurance to MFI and VFI management and the VFI Board Audit Committee that controls are adequate to mitigate high and medium risk to the VFI network.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Lead and manage the internal audit function within the region including directly leading audit assignments and activities of the country auditors by ensuring that risk based audit plans are developed and implemented. This includes coordinating reviews, investigations at the regional level.

Engage in the hiring and management of MFI audit staff.

Assess the level of capacity and provide necessary coaching and training where required of MFI audit staff.

Provide leadership to MFI Internal Audit teams within the region:

  • Recruit, hire, train and directly supervise the MFI Audit Managers. The MFI Audit Managers will report jointly to the RAM and the Chair of the MFI Board Audit Committee.

  • Provide adequate technical oversight to MFI Audit Managers and Internal Auditors in the region.

  • Facilitate the understanding of the role of Internal Auditing at each MFI within the region.

  • Ensure all WVI Internal Audit standards, IIA standards and VFI policies and procedures are followed by each MFI within the region.

Provide a consulting and support role to Regional VFI and MFI management:

  • Monitor and provide advice to regional management on how to minimize significant audit risks and material audit findings by supporting Regional management in identifying areas of strength/best practices as well as weaknesses/areas for improvement in each MFI.

  • Advise the Regional VFI Director on critical issues in MFIs.

  • Provide quarterly reports of audit results and semi-annual trends to regional management as agreed.

  • Network and coordinate with the WVI GC Audit Department and VFI Audit Director regarding audit & internal control issues.

  • Coordinate special audits/investigations in the region as needed. Conduct or arrange to conduct special audits when required to do so.

Oversee and manage monthly and quarterly reporting to MFI Board Audit Committees and VFI by ensuring audit team provides timely reports that are reviewed and delivered within the audit scheduled timeframes established.

Represent VFI Internal Audit as a member of the local MFI Audit Committee, including being contributing members of the Integrity and Protection Hotline and Regional Risk Management committees and meetings.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Must have a university diploma or degree in accounting, auditing or similar financial qualification. A graduate degree in Accounting or Management is preferred.

  • Strong accounting and financial management skills required.

  • Experience with non-profit organizations preferred.

  • Must have at least 7 years experience in auditing (external and/or internal auditing) with audit experience of banking institution preferred.

  • Current certification (Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor or Chartered Accountant) required.

  • Must be able to travel extensively within the region and internationally, approximately 25-50%.

  • Must have good working knowledge of computerised accounting systems.

  • Must be able to work in a cross-cultural environment.

  • Experience in managing teams.

  • Must be fluent in English.

  • Able to balance Christian values with commercial practices.

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