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Resilience and Livelihoods Program Manager

Job Description

Position: Resilience and Livelihoods Program Manager

Report to: Response Operations Manager

Location: Arua, Uganda

Purpose of the position:

To provide technical support to the WNRR Resilience and Livelihoods strategy with a focus on programme design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting. The incumbent will also lead sector level partnership engagement in accordance with WVU, the UN and Government of Uganda frameworks on refugee and host community management.

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Strategy development and implementation:

  • Lead the livelihoods sector strategy development and updates all documents related to the strategy from time to time

  • Leads the development of resilience and livelihoods TP ,theory of change (TOC) and related relevant technical models that are appropriate to the context and community profiles

  • Markets the WNRR resilience and livelihoods strategy as a fund raising tool

  • Prepares technical presentations for external engagements and shares with Donors ,Governments and WV partnership

  1. Capacity Building and team management

  • Plan and implement capacity building to livelihoods sector staff in the different programming models (CBT, BF,SGs ,BFs) among others.

  • Monitor and ensure consistency and originality in the implementation of all Resilience and programming models across different projects and districts; document best practices and ensure they are replicated.

  • Keep in constant communication with R&L teams in the WNRR to provide ongoing technical support and backstopping to improve team skills and competency

  • Support P&C in recruitment and orientation of R&L technical staff as and when there is need.

  • Identify local and international opportunities for capacity building and recommend staff for trainings to the immediate supervisor.

  • Organize regular sector reviews and reflections with sector staff to discuss program quality, beneficiary satisfaction and maps way forward to improve sector deliverables and key indicators

  1. Resource mobilization:

  • Provide relevant information and Contribute in the process of identification, assessment and design of new Livelihoods projects, including participation in developing grant proposals, log frames, monitoring and evaluation plans and budgets in collaboration with the program management unit.

  • Lead sector level research and provide sector information to donors and WV; regularly prepares concepts papers and markets them to the UN, SOs and other interested donors to increase response funding.

  1. Quality Resilience and Livelihoods Program implementation and sustainability:

  • Be responsible for proper leadership of all projects in compliance with donors requirements and regulations.

  • Facilitate the introduction of new, innovative practices, methodologies or concepts in

  • Ensure timely preparation of quality project progress reports, SITREPs and other information needs as required, for the support offices and donors.

  • Review, provide input and endorse livelihoods programs technical matters, including providing support to the process of procurement, supply and delivery of all equipment and materials, staffing, and all other necessary inputs to successful project outcomes, working with relevant WV departments.

  • Contribute the mainstreaming of cross-cutting issues in all WNRR Livelihoods programmes, in particular the integration of protection, child protection, disability and gender.

  • Pursue and develop meaningful and formal partnerships with Government, UN agencies, NGOs, research institutes and other community stakeholders that will compliment world vision WNRR work

  1. Monitoring Evaluation and learning:

  • Support keeping accurate and up-to-date records of all programme documents, resources, lessons and good practices, and facilitate their circulation and use within the WNRR and across the partnership.

  • Work with DM&E department to Design baselines ,program/project monitoring activities , reviews ,lessons learnt events and program evaluation exercises in line with various project documents

  • Provide technical support in the review of sector technical reports and donor reports before submission to the donors.

  • Seek opportunities for joint learning and capacity building with other local partners

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Minimum Qualification required: University degree in Agriculture, Food Security, Agro-forestry or related discipline.

  • Experience: 3 years in managing livelihood program/project management, preferably in a senior position in international NGO

  • Preferred Masters degree in International Development, Agriculture, Food Security or related discipline or additional credentials or certificates in specific sector-related topics such as rural agriculture, economics, climate change, resource planning and agriculture

  • Experience in coordination, working with other partners and stakeholders such as government, local traditional leaders

  • Capable of developing and maintaining positive internal and external relationships within the response.

  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, emotional maturity and physical stamina.

  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, psychologically stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources

  • Ability to cope and deal with stress and work under stressful work conditions is a requirement

  • Commitment to World Vision Core Values and Vision Statement

  • Ability to exhibit exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in specific local cultural context.