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Resilience & Livelihood Technical Program Officer - Western

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
2+ Years

Position: Resilience & Livelihood Technical Program Officer - Western Region

Report to: Resilience & Livelihood Technical Program Manager

Location: Rakai District

Purpose of the position:

Contribute to achieving WVU’s 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 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.

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 Bachelors 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

  • 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