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
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.
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