Restaurando a dignidade

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Humanitarian and Protection Advocacy Advisor, DRC

*Please submit your CV in English.

BACKGROUND:

World Vision has been delivering relief, advocacy and development programs to conflict, disaster-affected and poverty-stricken populations in DRC since 1984, with most vulnerable children being at the centre of all we do. Currently, WV operates in 13 out of 26 provinces, with programming in protection, health, nutrition, water and sanitation, food assistance, food security, livelihoods, peacebuilding and emergency relief. World Vision DRC has undertaken humanitarian advocacy for many years. Over the past few years this has included several evidence-based research engagements on ending Violence against children, the impact of Ebola and war on child protection in the DRC and barriers of weak

prevention measures against Ebola.

World Vision has been responding to a series of protracted crisis in the country, including in North and South Kivu, in the Kasais on Ebola in North Kivu, the CAR refugee’s situation in Nord Ubangi and the ongoing conflict in the Tanganyika. WV DRC has reached more than 3 million beneficiaries over the last 3years via its emergency response programs.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The role of the Humanitarian and Protection Advocacy Advisor is to manage humanitarian protection and advocacy work across all emergency and fragile locations in DRC delivering on strategic WVDRC advocacy and protection objectives. This will re-enforce WV DRC’s ability to credibly engage with the UN, local authorities, international donors and decision makers for improved humanitarian response, helping WV DRC leverage its presence, results and brand for maximizing impact to transform the lives of most vulnerable children and their communities in the DRC.

It will ensure the following:

  • Improved access for children to short term and longer-term humanitarian assistance and protection.

  • Implementation of World Vision’s campaign to end violence against children.

  • Improved coordination in response to the protection needs of the affected population, especially children (among local authorities, donors, multilaterals, UN and NGOs).

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategy and Policy Development:

  • Implement, and when needed update, the WVDRC Response humanitarian advocacy strategy focusing on issues of child protection, humanitarian access, coordination and funding for children and civil-military relations as necessary.

  • Input into the regionally managed Indicator Tracking Table for the Advocacy Response Group (ARG) to show global progress towards policy change objectives.

  • Provide ongoing, bi-weekly context analysis of the unfolding situation on the ground based on operational, security, humanitarian and political changes to the WVDRC National director, Regional Office and Support Offices.

  • Promote & foster relationships and collaborations with other WVDRC Response team members - in particular working closely and in complementarity with Protection and Communications Advisors with a focus on areas related to child protection.

  • Regularly attend the Senior Management Team meetings and participate in other relevant information sharing with the Response Team.

Representation and External Engagement:

  • Leverage partnerships with peer agencies, governments and donors to scale advocacy for improved protection, services and programs for children affected by the humanitarian crisis of the DRC.

  • Represent WV DRC in dialogue with external stakeholders on core humanitarian concerns requiring advocacy engagement, including (but not limited to) issues of child protection, protection of civilians, civ/mil engagement, humanitarian access, IHL, humanitarian principles, and community engagement.

  • Build relationships and collaborations with relevant actors (UN, humanitarian, MONUSCO, local governments, media), who in turn reach out to WV DRC for inputs and opinion as a valuable expert on matters of protection of children and civilians.

  • Lead and actively participate in humanitarian advocacy initiatives of the INGO Forum, supports WV DRC ND engagement with the INGO Forum, Chef de Mission Forum, Comite Regional Inter-Organisations, and UN humanitarian actors in Kinshasa as necessary.

Advocacy and Policy Influence:

  • Coordinate and develop policy evidence and advocacy messaging to influence action by external stakeholders on Response priorities, namely humanitarian protection, child protection, the effectiveness of the humanitarian response, and effectiveness of transition management (from crisis to recovery and links to resilience).

  • Within the scope of WVI’s global campaign, It Takes a World, manage the campaign implementation in the Response, and integrate the campaign in protection programming.

  • Mobilize and effectively leverage WV’s global partnership (Support Offices, Regional Offices, Geneva, New York, EU) to amplify advocacy with donors and actors of influence on key humanitarian concerns through timely provision of key messages, context analysis and policy products.

  • Consistently works with the Emergency Communication Manager to provide evidence, messaging and action items to external stakeholders, including media, on WV DRC priorities for the entire SHR projects (from crisis to recovery and links to resilience and peace building).

Proposal Development and Financial Management:

  • Provide leadership to mainstreaming advocacy into new or existing grants as appropriate, in collaboration with grants and Response Teams.

  • Consistently works with Children in Emergency (CIE) on project proposals to ensure integration of campaign objectives in programming.

Capacity Building:

  • Oversee the provision of humanitarian advocacy training for staff particularly in areas of International Humanitarian Law, humanitarian principles, UN transformative agenda (cluster coordination, Level 3 leadership and accountability) and civil military relations as necessary. Coordinate with protection and communications stuff for wider training on protection and communications.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Master’s Degree in International Development or another relevant field or a Bachelor’s Degree with relevant work experience.

  • Experience writing grants and/or developing proposals for advocacy or integration of advocacy into wider programming.

  • Excellent research, problem solving, policy analysis and writing/verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent understanding of the role of the UN in humanitarian emergencies, its agencies and ways of working, especially related to protection.

  • Experienced in external engagement/lobbying with high level stakeholders (SRSG, RC/HC, Ministerial, Ambassadorial).

  • Experiences in networking and building coalitions.

  • At least 3-5 years of progressive work experience in advocacy and protection, (including child protection), and international exposure/external engagement on humanitarian emergencies or fragile country contexts.

  • Excellent English and French is required.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience in resource acquisition.

  • Good understanding of World Vision, its programs and policies.

  • Experience of working in the DRC would be a plus.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to the field.

  • Travel: 50% travel within country to various responses is expected.

Project Facilitator - FMNR 4 SEED

Purpose of Position:

To facilitate the delivery of all Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) for Sustainable Economic Empowerment and Development activities by way of community entry, mobilization, participation in project planning, implementation, monitoring, review as well as evaluation and collaboration with all relevant partners and stakeholders; working closely and with leadership support from the FMNR4SEED Project manager.

Major Responsibilities

  • Support the Project Manager in effective project planning (FMNR4SEED), implementation, monitoring and evaluation process that ensures enhanced community participation ownership of project activities and sustainability project for the wellbeing of children, families and communities.

  • Identify and select additional communities for the expansion FMNR4SEED intervention in the Project Area.

  • Facilitate communities to select gender sensitive Lead Farmers groups for project implementation.

  • Undertake regular field monitoring visits and provide support to FMNR4SEED project beneficiaries (farmers) and as well as other project stakeholders as per the project activities planned.

  • Plan and implement trainings for farmers and /or other FMNR4SEED project beneficiaries and stakeholders in the project area as per the planned project activities.

  • Work closely with Ministry of Food & Agriculture and other Agencies in the implementation of project activities to ensure sustainability of interventions.

  • Plan and coordinate logistics together with the Project manager for project activities implementation in the Project area.

  • Compile stories of change for use by World Vision and partner organizations.

  • Prepare and submit Monthly, Semi and Annual reports to the Project Manager in a timely manner in line with LEAP.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • Educational level required: BA /BSC Degree in Economics, Agriculture, Business Administration, Development studies /planning, Social Science disciplines or related field.

  • Experience: 1-3years’ experience in food security or agriculture, development work or community mobilization

Technical Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong Computer skills

  • Strong knowledge of sustainable agricultural (and /or environmental) techniques

  • Knowledge of modern Food security

  • Experience in agricultural extension services

  • Strong capacity building skills (especially with people with no formal education)

  • Experience working with farmers

  • Working knowledge of programs or the projects management cycle

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all staff and other key partners

  • Experience in community mobilization, sensitization and development work

  • Strong knowledge of local institutional functioning (e.g. MOFA)

  • Strong reporting and communication skills in English

  • Good planning and organizational skills

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to the field

  • Travel: 10% Domestic/international travel is required.

  • On call: 5%

Cash and Food Officer

Position: Cash and Food Officer

PURPOSE OF POSITION

This position will support Food and Cash Manager in implementation of the Projects and Cash distribution. Responsible for the implementation of Taiwan Rice and winterization Project, Ensuring Compliance of standards and processes in Food and Cash Projects.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Project Management:

  • Assist Cash & Food Manager in cash and food program implementation including but not limited to procurement of commodities, transportation, warehousing of commodities, registration and distribution to beneficiaries, monitoring and evaluation of food program, and production of accurate commodities tracking and narrative reports to Donors, DMT and Support Offices.

  • Take lead in the implementation of Winterization project and support the Cash and Food Manager in developing and submission of monthly and quarterly reports to donor.

  • Take lead in the Implementation of Taiwan Rice Project (If secured) with support and consult from the Cash and Food Manager and keep regular follow-ups with partner organization in to implement the Rice distribution following the WVI standard operational procedures.

  • Working closely with all departments within the HEA and National Office, provide technical support needed on the implementation of all food/cash projects.

  • Assist Cash & Food Manager in developing detailed Guidelines/ Standard Operating Procedures for Cash Based Program, conditional and unconditional cash grants and vouchers programming, to further strengthen cash transfer and voucher delivery mechanisms, ensuring Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are in place and followed to maintain overall oversight of all cash transfer and food elements of the Program, ensuring targets are met.

  1. Project Management:

  • Assist Cash & Food Manager in cash and food program implementation including but not limited to procurement of commodities, transportation, warehousing of commodities, registration and distribution to beneficiaries, monitoring and evaluation of food program, and production of accurate commodities tracking and narrative reports to Donors, DMT and Support Offices.

  • Take lead in the implementation of Winterization project and support the Cash and Food Manager in developing and submission of monthly and quarterly reports to donor.

  • Take lead in the Implementation of Taiwan Rice Project (If secured) with support and consult from the Cash and Food Manager and keep regular follow-ups with partner organization in to implement the Rice distribution following the WVI standard operational procedures.

  • Working closely with all departments within the HEA and National Office, provide technical support needed on the implementation of all food/cash projects.

  • Assist Cash & Food Manager in developing detailed Guidelines/ Standard Operating Procedures for Cash Based Program, conditional and unconditional cash grants and vouchers programming, to further strengthen cash transfer and voucher delivery mechanisms, ensuring Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are in place and followed to maintain overall oversight of all cash transfer and food elements of the Program, ensuring targets are met.

  • Manage food program staff under his/her portfolio with support from Cash & Food Manager, and represent World Vision in any meetings related to food program as necessary.

  • Continuously assess and strengthening Cash transfer systems and approaches utilizing experience and lessons learned from previous Cash & Food Program interventions in World Vision.

  • Participate in project design, proposal writing, budgeting process, and engaging various support offices and donors during the negotiation process.

  • Word closely with partner organization to complete the project distribution within agreed timeframe and to provide all the required information and documentation on time following the WVI standard processes and procedures.

  • Develop systems for the kitchen operations and distribution. Work closely with the field team for the successful implementation of food and cash project.

  1. Reporting:

  • Generate and submit monthly WFP Invoices with support documents based on the monthly financial report to WFP and keep regular follow-ups for the reimbursement of the expenses.

  • Ensure that all the distribution (cash and food) documents are correctly filed, available and ready for any audit.

  • Maintain invoices tracking sheet and update & share with the management on timely basis.

  • Maintain a comprehensive commodity tracking systems as to ensure that all commodities are properly distributed and accounted for to WV Partnership and major donor standards.

  • Ensure that all commodity losses and claims procedures are in compliance with the World Vision Partnership and donor requirements.

  • Ensure that the required periodic reports are generated from the CTS database and submitted to the relevant

  • consumers and uploaded to the DGDB on a timely basis.

  • Maintain inventory control on a monthly basis and ensure that the commodity book balances match with the actual stocks.

  • Ensure that food and non-food commodities are well warehoused as per WV standards

  • Prepare new required formats and approved it from DMT and share with the team for project record keeping.

  1. Compliance:

  • Ensure that the quality of the implementation is maintained as the donor and WVI standards.

  • Acts as an independent review and evaluation body to ensure that compliance Issues/concerns within the organization are being appropriately evaluated, investigated and resolved

  • Identifies potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk; develops/implements corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues, and provides general guidance on how to avoid or deal with similar situations in the future.

  • Provides reports on a regular basis, and as directed or requested, to keep the Cash and Food Manager senior management informed of the operation and progress of compliance efforts.

  • Develops, initiates, maintains, and revises policies and procedures for the general operation of the Compliance Program and its related activities to prevent illegal, unethical, or improper conduct. Manages day-to-day operation of the Program.

  • Any other task assign by supervisor.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Master degree in Computer Sciences, Economics, Agriculture, Food Security, advanced studies in enterprise development or social sciences.

  • Demonstrated 3-4 years of experience in food security programmes preferably with an International NGO in same capacity; and a minimum of 2-year experience on Cash transfers based program.

  • Excellent Team player.

  • Practical knowledge of food security and livelihoods strategies.

  • Familiarity with international codes of conduct

  • Strong Computer skills, specifically Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint etc.)

  • Experience in contextual analysis, quantitative and qualitative researches and other assessment tools

  • Excellent facilitation skills.

  • Ability to transfer knowledge and transfer clear messages and information to a wide spectrum of people from different cultures and backgrounds.

  • Must have strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills with an attention to details.

  • Requires strong communication skills to interact with all levels of staff and management.

  • Must be able to work effectively with a diverse team.

  • Requires the ability to work under pressure and on multiple tasks.

  • Creative with coming up with new ideas & activities

Component Manager, SUPREME Programme - West Nile, Uganda

Position: Component Manager, SUPREME Programme

Report to: SUPREME Programme Manager

Location: West Nile, Uganda

Purpose of the position:

To manage the programme teams, ensure technical oversight and delivery of the different programme components, prepares work plans and budgets, guidelines and supervises field teams, procurement, internal reporting, external liaison etc. The Component Manager works closely with leadership structures of both refugees and host communities (District agricultural offices, Community development officers, LC, RWC, religious and traditional leaders) in regard to livelihoods. The Component Manager under the direct supervision of the Programme Manager, 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. Will be directly involved in the implementation of project activities will be based in Obongi district.

Major Responsibilities:

Project Implementation and sustainability:

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

  • Take lead in project planning, budgeting, and 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 Programme.

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

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

Community engagement and advocacy:

  • Take overall lead in the coordination of field livelihood level 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 the engagements of stakeholders during planning and development meetings, workshops and other fora.

  • Coordinate partners in implementation of agreed action plans.

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

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 Project Manager to identify partners who will support the implementation of the project within the Area Program.

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

Documentation, Reporting and knowledge management:

  • Writes and submits comprehensive quarterly progress reports, and 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; (Providing input to) narrative and financial programme 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:

  • Work to protect children from child violations and abuses

  • Sensitize stakeholders about children’s rights and responsibilities

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Agri Business or other relevant field is a requirement (post-graduate degree in related fields is an advantage).

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in field-based programme management roles in Resilience & Livelihoods sector

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

  • Experience in community work and engagement Agricultural, Economic Development and Livelihood is and added advantage

  • Good Climate Smart Agriculture, Entrepreneurship, micro finance and strong agribusiness skills

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

  • Experience in Monitoring & Evaluation.

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

  • Good interpersonal skills, strong communication skills, both verbal and written in English. Ability to communicate in applicable local language(s) is an added advantage.

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

  • Proven facilitation skills.

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

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

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

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

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

How to apply:

Please submit your application and complete Curriculum Vitae, to Website: https://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-uganda

Address your application to the People & Culture Specialist, Recruitment, World Vision Uganda

Deadline for receiving applications is, 18th July 2020. (Qualified natives of West Nile region are particularly encouraged to apply)

Reporting & Compliance Officer, SUPREME Programme - West Nile

Position: Reporting & Compliance Officer, SUPREME Programme

Report to: Program Manager, SUPREME Programme

Location: West Nile, Uganda

Purpose of the position:

To support the SUPREME Project to achieve its strategic objectives through; production of high quality communication resources, hosting and handling VIP/ Donor visits, working with staff to support grant acquisition and retention of donors, responding to support office communications, requests and needs, managing reputation risk issues, media relations, branding and visibility needs.

The role of the reporting and compliance officer, is to make sure that World Vision is conducting its business in full compliance with all national and international laws and regulations that pertain to emergency, as well as professional standards, accepted humanitarian practices. There is both an ethical component and a pragmatic component to compliance - a role that is crucial in helping organizations manage risk, maintain a positive reputation, and avoid lawsuits.

Major Responsibilities

Leadership:

Provide program oversight, ensuring the program is meeting reporting & compliance standards, goals and implementation objectives as per program strategy.

  • Understand the needs and situation in the field and communicate these to the grants acquisition team through quarterly needs and gap analysis.

  • Ensure that all emergency response projects have clear exit or transition strategies established and implemented during project implementation period leading to sustainability of project interventions.

  • Participate in strategic organization meetings including strategic planning and progress review meetings. Advise the Associate Response Director and the Senior Leadership team on the strategic direction of the project.

  • Fair and modest: Willing to scrutinize all the facts without making a snap judgment, and interview any relevant employees for their perspective

Support the strategic objectives through;

  • Production of high quality communication resources, hosting and handling VIP/ Donor visits, working with programs to support grant acquisition and retention of donors, responding to support office communications requests and needs, managing reputation risk issues, media relations, branding and visibility needs.

  • Proactive: A honed alertness and vigilance to potential breaches in compliance. This means actively enforcing a mandatory reporting policy and seeking out any weakness in organizational dealings.

Team/People Management

  • Promote compliance, communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback via regular reviews

  • Provide team members with information, tools and other resources to improve performance and reach objectives

  • Should model appropriate behavior as a WV leader and should be exemplary to staff.

  • Ensure that all WV staff care policies are implemented including but not limited to the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA)

Enhanced documentation of Programmes through gathering sector-based communication materials for Support office use/Media/social media and Donor engagement

  • Lead effective planning (including staff, procurement and budget planning), management, implementation, monitoring and reporting of all projects in close collaboration with support functions i.e. procurement, logistics, P&C Safety and Security and Administration).

  • Ensure that the plans are implemented within overall timeframes, leaving room to adapt the process as necessary, bearing in mind this is a changing context

  • Provide regular feedback to key stakeholders, most notably community members

  • Identify, report & refer operational blockages caused by external actors to Liaison to be addressed through advocacy

  • Ensure all Project Managers are aware of Donor standards as per Grant Agreements

  • Oversee the transition of the projects including asset, staff and stakeholder management.

  • Identifying, documentation and dissemination of most significant change/ Need stories and best practices for profile raising (hard news, feature stories, VLOG’s and pictorials.

Networking and Collaboration

  • Represent World Vision at local coordination and interagency meetings

  • Participate and provide contributions to joint agency assessments, task-force teams and workshops as required and in collaboration with the Associate Response Director.

  • Attend interagency coordination meetings, making sure sector leads participate in the sector working group meetings, coordinating with OPM, UN and Local Government in matters that relate to WV operations in the area.

  • Ensure regular flow of communication between field sites, program office and through the Associate Response Director and the GAM team support offices and the greater World Vision Partnership

  • Build effective working relationship with partners who represent the community beneficiaries with whom World Vision is working.

  • Negotiate at Area level, make agreements and understandings, and establish standards and working agreements.

Monitoring & Reporting

  • Oversee the development of and submission of quality project reports in accordance with donor guidelines and templates.

  • Ensure the utilization of the information from the M&E reports and contribute to the collection of M&E data for the Response and National Office integrated M&E database as per agreed schedule.

  • Manage grant projects information and documentation processes, and ensure effective communication of the program/project results.

  • Develop and implement operations reporting systems to support timely and accurate reporting

  • Maintain a database/file of all Projects Documents (Proposals, Grant Agreements, Budgets, Log Frames, Monthly/Quarterly/End of project Reports, etc.)

  • Provide internal monthly reports (progress against planned activities, expense against estimated budget, etc.) of program and grant project activities to the Regional Operations Manager as per agreed schedule

Resources Mobilization

  • Ensuring all journalists/media crews get media accreditation before they proceed to the response location. This has to be procured before they reach Uganda.

  • Ensuring all VIP guests are treated with utmost professionalism, care and that all their needs and expectations are met.

  • Supporting in gathering content during field visits (Photos, captions, short clips)

  • Making sure all visitors are briefed about media guidelines and they sign child protection protocols before going to the field.

Brand management, Visibility and reputation risk management

  • Work closely with field and program teams to consistently identify challenges and risks surrounding our work in various operation areas. Work with the Associate Response Director and national office to Prepare key messages and Q&A’s for all potential risk issues and share them with support offices.

  • Ensuring all field programs and staff have adequate branding and visibility materials with proper messaging and logos.

  • Work with program teams to come up with annual visibility material plans right at the inception of the project

  • Ensuring that donor logos appear on all branded materials for the projects they fund

  • Ensuring proper usage of the World Vision international logo on all branded materials

  • Build the technical capacity of staff and partners in order to carry out effective documentation and communication.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Development Studies or Social Sciences.

  • 3 - 5 years’ experience in the same or related field preferable with a busy organization.

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently.

  • Excellent self-motivation skills.

  • Excellent communications skills in English, both oral and written

  • Previous experience in refugee programming in any settlements in Uganda

  • Good computer application proficiency especially Microsoft Office

  • Must be able to stand above religious and cultural diversities.

How to apply:

Please submit your application and complete Curriculum Vitae, to Website: https://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-uganda

Address your application to the People & Culture Specialist, Recruitment, World Vision Uganda

Deadline for receiving applications is, 18th July 2020. (Qualified natives of West Nile region are particularly encouraged to apply)

Advocacy and Policy Specialist

JOB TITLE - ADVOCACY AND POLICY SPECIALIST (ECHO DRR PHASE 2 PROJECT)

LOCATION- NATIONAL OFFICE

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

The Advocacy and Policy Specialist will provide overall leadership, management, mentorship, capacity building and technical expertise across all advocacy initiatives for the project. The APS will provide support to selected communities and field staff to build the disaster management and risk reduction advocacy capabilities. The APS will be responsible for high level advocacy initiatives with other Humanitarian actors including UN agencies, DMA, INGO’s etc. Based in Maseru with required travel to field operations.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Major Activities

1. Providing technical expertise across project

Provide technical support and expertise to project staff regarding policy and advocacy issues.

Advise on strategic issues

2. Maintain working relationships with stakeholders:

Play key role in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with the local, district and national stakeholders.

Liaise with DMA, UN agencies and government ministry officials in supported districts and nationally.

Working with Red Cross and other partners for advocacy activities.

Provide timely information for donor requests.

3.Support capacity building of communities on CVA

Lead and participate in CVA training, coaching and mentorship of community leaders at supported sites.

Lead coordination of and participate in training, coaching and mentorship of institutional bodies for advocacy and CVA.

4. Advise on policy issues at the national level

Strategically engage with policy influencers, leaders and other key stakeholders to promote key agenda items

Serve as the top liaison for government on policy and advocacy around DRR

Foster buy-in of project from government

Champion meetings on advocacy and policy topics with key stakeholders

5. Provide technical advice on reports and ensure donor deliverables are of high quality

Provide technical expertise and support on donor reports and externally shared materials.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Experience with policy influence, advising and policy development;

Understanding of policy making structures in Lesotho;

Experience in establishing and sustaining working relationships with national and local government, such as the DMA;

Demonstrated experience with advocacy within country; Prior experience working for government agencies a plus;

Demonstrated understanding of and respect for diverse churches and Christian organizations, direct experience working with communities of faith is preferred;

Fluency in Sesotho and English are required

Proficiency in computer basic skills- MS Office; Internet; Basic data analysis skills;

Self- managed, self-driven, results oriented individual with excellent communication, interpersonal, report writing and analytical skills;

Dedicated team player with ability and experience to work in a multidisciplinary team.

Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

Strong understanding of policy and advocacy development and influence

Additional work experience required as a minimum qualification for this position.

At least a Bachelors level degree in a relevant field, 5+ years’ experience with government, humanitarian programs and/or advocacy initiatives.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience

Adaptability and flexibility

Honesty and personal integrity, accountability and quality achiever

Excellent communication skills

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

CLOSING DATE : 12 JULY 2020

MEAL Officer

Position Title: MEAL Officer

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The MEAL Officer is responsible for both quantitative and qualitative aspect of the project. This position is crucial in the management and implementation of the project since capacity to deliver services will be improved with the relevant technical assistance that the MEAL officer will provide based on monitoring activities, outputs and outcomes

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Planning / Design / Re-Designing

  • Clearly understand the project design and deliverables

  • Clearly understand the M&E requirements outlined in the approved proposal or contract

Monitoring

  • Carry out of all MEAL data collection processes ( regular monitoring, PIM, PDM , RTEs, Reflection sessions)

  • After monitoring visits, complete detailed monitoring visit report within 3 working days

  • Ensure any data collectors/ enumerators hired by the project are trained on the use of the field level data collection tools and the reporting

  • Review and clean the data coming through the partner M&E systems, including ITT and MoV review, and ensuring data quality audits are done on a regular basis to ensure the data on the system is accurate

  • Updating of project Indicator Tracking Table (ITTs) on monthly basis according to internal deadlines

  • Support Senior MEAL Officer to ensure post implementation monitoring is conducted for projects / sectors as agreed with donors

  • Ensuring spot checks are done to verify and validate project reports

  • Support Senior MEAL Officer and MEAL Manager in presenting M&E findings to the project management, partners, & SLT

  • Ensuring all M&E related tools, data, reports and findings are archived as per WV Syria and Turkey filing structure.

Accountability:

  • Oversee the day to day management of the WV complaints and response mechanism, including producing weekly feedback reports to partners and following up with beneficiaries to close the loop.

  • Conduct frequent spot-checks and verification visits to ensure the HA channels are functioning, resources and meet the HA standards required.

  • Conduct feedback sessions and beneficiary satisfaction surveys with project beneficiairies

Reporting

  • Produce MEAL related reports (MVRs, PIM, etc) including updated ITTs/DatabasesReview partner feedback trackers and accountability reports and compile into a monthly report for the project

  • Produce Monitoring Visit Report for all regular field visits

  • Provide MEAL input into donor reports, ensuring all data presented is verified and provide detailed updates on MEAL activities

Capacity Building

  • Ensure partner project staff capacity is developed on basic MEAL concepts, proper data collection and reporting methods and tools in coordination with Senior MEAL Officer

Information Management, Innovation and learning

  • Mainstream the use of mobile technology for data collection reporting purposes.

  • Create interactive dashboards (online & offline) to present project information.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • University Education completed.

  • Demonstrable ability in logframe and MEAL plan development

  • Ability to transfer knowledge through informal and formal training.

  • Demonstrated ability in the use of quantitative and qualitative methods including questionnaire design, survey techniques and participatory approaches.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team.

  • Good organizational and time management skills.

  • Computer proficiency in word processing, Power Point, database, spreadsheet and graphics presentations

  • 2 years field experience in program design and development, program monitoring and evaluation, accountability and capacity building.

  • Previous experience with developing DME and accountability tools

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Social Sciences field.

  • Demonstrated ability in the use of quantitative, logical and analytical abilities.

  • Knowledge of advanced research methods and statistical analysis through statistical and data visualization software (such as SPSS, Power BI)

  • Experience of livelihood programmes and MEAL tools an advantage

  • Experience working for INGO

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, Arabic and Turkish

Design, Monitoring & Evaluation Capability Advisor

*Preferred position location: United States of America. Other locations to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The Design, Monitoring & Evaluation (DME) Capability Advisor will be responsible for optimizing DME capability among WV entities and strengthen DME competencies of staff across the organization enabling them to learn and grow in areas such as program designs, monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning. This is a critical capability for Phase Two of realising WV’s global strategy, Our Promise.

The DME Capability Advisor will lead efforts to conduct DME capability assessments, establish a DME capability enhancement system, actively engage in development and socialization of DME guidance for improvements in DME practice and strengthen the capacity of ROs/TSO/SO to better support the FOs in developing DME capabilities and deliver quality DME products meeting Programme Quality standards.

The DME Capability Advisor will engage internally and externally to catalyse innovation and learning for development of DME capability in the organization. S/he will connect and partner with academic institutions and other organizations to benefit the Partnership wide DME capability agenda.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Develop and Rollout a DME Capability Enhancement System for use across all relevant Entities and Divisions of the WV Partnership:

  • In close collaboration with the sectoral Senior DME and Research Advisors, Technical Service Organisations (TSOs), Learning and Development specialists in WVI and Regional Office (RO) Program Quality (PQ) leads, design the architecture of the DME capability enhancement system.

  • Review previous capability enhancement approaches, consolidate recommendations and ensure the design of the system is based on the learning from previous promising practices.

  • Develop the learning pathways and learning assets and make use of learning platforms to enable learners to maximise the benefit during their learning journey.

  • Further improve the design and utilization of the platforms such as WVCentral and e-campus to enable Field Offices (FOs)/Regional Office (RO)/Support Offices (SOs)/TSOs to easily access the learning assets and engage in self- learning, social learning and e-learning for improving DME practice.

  • Utilize platforms such as WVcentral to enable input and sharing from interested WV entities, DME practitioners documenting and promoting emerging good practices in DME capability enhancement within WV. Regenerate the Programme Quality and Evidence CoP and make use of it for social learning

  • Use various communication means such as newsletters etc. to regularly update the DME community on progress and new developments in the DME.

  • Link the DME capability system with the P&C processes of learning and development as well as performance plans and agreements.

Support the Development of DME Guidance enabling Improvements of the DME Practice in WV Partnership:

  • Develop DME guidance supporting processes such as Annual and Semi-Annual reporting, Annual Planning and Budgeting and other guidance as required.

  • Develop resources to facilitate the socialization of DME guidance across the various entities.

Support ROs/TSO/SOs in developing and strengthening their DME competencies. Coordinate and harmonize DME capacity building interventions of ROs/SOs/TSOs to enable a unified, just in time support for FOs DME Capability strengthening.

  • Support ROs/TSO/SOs in assessing and strengthening their DME competencies and enable them to use the DME capability enhancement system including the relevant resources.

  • Coordinate with the regions to identify the areas of need and assist them to plan the DME capacity building plans, bringing along TSO and SOs that can assist with the implementation of these plans. Harmonize the efforts to maximise the value of such engagements.

  • Mobilize and coordinate technical support from various WV entities to assist as needed and on timely fashion the Field Offices in each region in accordance with the agreed regional CB plans.

Lead ROs, TSO and FOs in designing and conducting DME Capability Assessments and share the results with the stakeholders such as GFO, ROs, SOs, GC as required.

  • Train and guide on the job as needed ROs and TSOs to conduct FO capability assessments that lead to identifying strengths and areas for improvements.

  • Establish a dashboard to facilitate the sharing of FO assessment results.

Catalyse innovation and learning for development of DME Capability in the organization.

  • Engage externally to share as appropriate about WV’s efforts and experiences in the area of DME capability enhancement.

  • Explore practices of other organizations and learning institutions on DME Capability enhancement.

  • Lead and grow partnerships with academic and research institutions that help to enhance WV’s DME capacity globally.Promote innovation in DME capability development across WV entities.

  • Draw, document and share promising practices in DME capability enhancement from within the organization and share these externally as appropriate.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • The incumbent will bring to this role a combination of DME experience as well as experience and expertise in planning and implementing capability development interventions that help build/enhance the required DME competencies, development of learning resources and utilization of platforms that enable blended learning to take place.

  • Strong experience in design, monitoring, and evaluation and in adult learning/training and resource development.

  • Advanced/graduate degree in a relevant field, potentially including public health, development, DME, statistics, or a related discipline.

  • Demonstrated expertise in development of user friendly tools and resources for DME and utilization of learning platforms for helping others learn.

  • Experience in designing capacity building plans and adult learning programs).

  • Experience and competencyin data analysis using appropriate software tools (e.g. SPSS, SAS,ABTAB).

  • Advanced technical writing skills.

  • At least 10 years of experience, including at least 5 year in the field, of DME and helping others learn in DME (experience in building the competencies of DME staff at various levels (field, region, SOs and or global).

  • Extensive experience in transferring technical knowledge, capacity and skills through face-to-face and virtual training sessions.

  • Demonstrated experience applying basic research principles to program design or performance assessments.

  • Solid track-record of leading results-based work.

  • Ability to obtain knowledge and experience with the latest methodologies, technologies and developments in DM&E through self-directed study and learning.

  • Strong English language communication skills, both oral and written, suitable for both scientific and non-scientific audiences.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Extensive experience planning and management of projects which integrate disaster management, advocacy and Transformational Development approaches to address root causes of poverty and child well-being.

  • Solid experience in leading knowledge management and documentation efforts (including preparing papers for peer review publications).

  • Experience in leading DME capacity assessments and coordinated efforts to address capacity needs identified in priority regions/national offices.

  • Professional certificate in project management and/or DME.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Position requires ability and willingness to travel, including internationally, up to 30% of the time.

  • Experience and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in multidisciplinary and multicultural team environment.

  • Demonstrated leadership and communications skills required to facilitate virtual consultative and collaborative processes while maintaining positive working relationship across various regions and countries.

  • Proven ability to foster a positive working environment with different stakeholders.

  • Solid experience in leading partnerships with ranking universities, research institutions and promoting WV’s DME innovations in the industry.

Collaboration, Learning, and Adaptation (CLA) Lead, Ethiopia

*Position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

World Vision seeks a Collaboration, Learning and Adaptation (CLA) Lead for the proposed USAID/Food for Peace -funded Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) in Ethiopia.

The CLA Lead will work closely with all staff to ensure collaboration and learning with other activities in the applicant’s selected implementation area. S/he will ensure the activity includes active, intentional and adaptive learning within and across interventions, and will play a critical role in incorporating refinement activities and learning into implementation. This includes but is not limited to U.S. Government, host country government, international donors, multilateral organizations, and private sector investments. Additionally, the CLA Lead will improve peer-to-peer learning, knowledge sharing and application, activity-based capacity strengthening, and evidence and data utilization in support of adaptive management both within and beyond initial refinement. The CLA Lead will also be expected to ensure appropriate and continued coordination and joint-planning with other USAID and other donor activities (specifically the USAID food security and resilience portfolio), host-government initiatives, and private sector engagement. Given the significant number of humanitarian and development activities planned and ongoing in the targeted geographic area, USAID expects significant time and expertise to be dedicated to coordination of activities.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure that the Ethiopia DFSA includes active, intentional and adaptive learning within and across interventions, and play a critical role in incorporating refinement activities and learning into implementation.

  • Ensure appropriate and continued coordination and joint-planning with other USAID and other donor activities (specifically the USAID food security and resilience portfolio), host-government initiatives, and private sector engagement.

  • Oversee the timely accomplishment of activities described in the learning agenda according to proposal and donor requirements.

  • Improve/ promote peer-to-peer learning, knowledge sharing and application, activity-based capacity strengthening, and evidence and data utilization in support of adaptive management both within and beyond initial refinement.

  • Provide technical leadership with regards to research studies and active learning feedback loops.

  • Lead the development of iterative learning and adaptation processes, structures and practices of Ethiopia DFSA staff and stakeholders at various levels.

  • Design and facilitate processes for learning and adaptation.

  • Supervise staff that report directly to this position. Conduct regular coaching and implement the Performance Development Management system.

  • Demonstrates World Vision’s core values, vision, mission and Transformational Development/Program integrated ministry model by all staff in the assigned Area. Provide spiritual leadership to the grants team. Attend and participate in weekly chapel services and daily devotional meetings.

  • Perform other duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • An advanced degree (PhD or Master’s) plus a minimum of three (3) years relevant work experience or a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five (5) years relevant experience; Two years of relevant experience can substitute for a master’s degree.

  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating learning and knowledge sharing processes, in establishing and managing dynamic feedback systems to capture experiential learning and unintended consequences, and fostering collaboration across teams or organizations.

  • Demonstrated experience in food security, nutrition, and livelihoods sectors.

  • Knowledge management, organizational learning, and capacity strengthening.

  • Experience in conducting quantitative and qualitative field research, and experience working closely with universities and/or other research institutions.

  • Experience in designing, facilitating and evaluating learning activities, across different areas, forums and stakeholders.

  • Understanding and experience in developing and leading stakeholder engagement activities, knowledge management programs, and communities of practice.

  • Experience in effectively communicating research and evaluation findings to stakeholders and facilitating the use of the learning products for improving policy and practices.

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with international assistance program preferably USAID Office or Food for Peace (FFP) policies.

  • Experience working/living in countries in Africa. Familiarity with the Ethiopia context.

  • Ability to work cross-culturally with diverse teams.

  • Strong presentation and report writing skills.

  • Ability to achieve results through partners.

  • Professional experience in development, organizational learning, and/or knowledge management.

  • Experience working with sub grantees and contracts under grants for complex projects.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

  • Strong knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, and results synthesis, evaluation and presentation of data analysis for various audiences (policy makers, program managers, field staff, and/or government and community stakeholders).

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strong management and interpersonal skills.

  • The candidate must be professionally proficient and fluent in written and spoken English.

  • Mentoring and facilitation skills.

  • Ability to network and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders.

  • Experience working overseas in low-resource environments.

  • Familiarity with current international development challenges and their implications for livelihoods programming.

  • Experience in effectively communicating research and evaluation findings to stakeholders and facilitating the use of the learning products for improving policy and practices.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Office-based with mandatory and frequent travels to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required.

Monitoring and Evaluation Lead, Ethiopia

*Position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

World Vision seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation Lead for the proposed USAID/Food for Peace -funded Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) in Ethiopia.

The M&E Lead will provide technical expertise and leadership to generate and analyze quality evidence and data through monitoring, assessments, and evaluations. The M&E Lead is a technician with demonstrated experience in building or strengthening monitoring systems, quantitative and qualitative analysis, survey and sample design, and effectively promoting evidence-based program management.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Refine and implement the project monitoring and evaluation strategy, and recommend any possible changes based on the lessons learned.

  • Set up operational arrangements for collecting, analyzing, and reporting project data, and for investing in capacity building, to sustain the Monitoring and Evaluation function.

  • Coordinate with communities, service providers, and local governments, consortium members and donor representative to reach agreement on the M&E system set up and continuously review the M&E practice to ensure meaningful participation of stakeholders in improving the system.

  • Identify information requirements of components concerning planning, monitoring and evaluation.

  • Develop and ensure that the established guidelines on project monitoring and evaluation for different project components are respected by WV team as well as consortium members in alignment with the agreements reached. Coordinate with World Vision staff and sub-grantees staff on meeting the monitoring and evaluation requirements.

  • During the life of the intervention, review the performance indicators and reports produced by different stakeholders and suggest necessary changes.

  • Monitor and report on the performance of the project and suggest measures to improve the monitoring system.

  • Ensure timely and effective communication and information sharing between different stakeholders.

  • Serve as a liaison between the project team, consortium members, project participants and the donor representative to ensure harmonization, shared learning, collaboration and alignment of efforts in monitoring and evaluation.

  • At regional level assess training needs relevant to monitoring, evaluation and information management systems and provide, if required, training to local stakeholders.

  • Prepare TORs for special studies when necessary and participate in the recruitment of any potential consultant that will carry out the study. In collaboration with the COP, review and approve proposed study designs and oversee the work during the studies to ensure protocols are followed to meet internal and external validity requirements of that given study.

  • Review the final report of any study undertaken in the life of this intervention and ensure that the quality standards are met and conclusions are accurate.

  • Facilitate processes according to which consortium members, relevant government representatives and donor representatives are collaborating, reflecting on the M&E data, drawing lessons learned and making recommendations to project leaders for further improvements and adaptations in project implementation for higher efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Prepare quarterly and annual reports and assist in the preparation of the annual work plans for all consortium members.

  • Ensure that data audits are planned for and are performed on regular basis. Lessons learned are drawn and shared and course correction is undertaken to continuously improve and strengthen the M&E system.

  • Supervise staff that report directly to this position. Conduct regular coaching and implement the Performance Development Management system.

  • Work with the Collaboration, Learning and Adaptation (CLA) Lead to ensure high quality, coordinated, and demand driven learning, knowledge management and capacity strengthening activities.

  • Conduct regular field visits to monitor implementation, to ensure compliance with operational procedures and assess progress as well as to deliver technical support to field staff, provide resources, and make clear recommendations on ways to strengthen the program and share learning across programs.

  • Perform other duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • A master’s degree or above in a quantitative field such as economics, agricultural/development economics, statistics, biostatistics, nutrition, applied sociology, anthropology, or other relevant subjects with significant training in quantitative methods.

  • Seven (7) years or more relevant experience is required.

  • Demonstrated experience in leading the M&E of a large award (multi sectoral and multi stakeholder US Government funded project).

  • Strong conceptual knowledge about Theory of Changes (ToCs), logic model, food and nutrition security indicators, M&E plans, data quality assurance, data utilization, and gender integration into M&E.

  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in developing and operationalizing a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plan.

  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in developing and operationalizing routine monitoring systems designed to track both output and outcome indicators.

  • Demonstrated expertise in designing annual monitoring surveys including annual beneficiary-based sample surveys, probabilistic sampling strategy and estimating sample size, developing a proper sampling frame and establish appropriate weights, clean, process, store quantitative data.

  • Demonstrated expertise in designing qualitative studies, in-depth knowledge about qualitative sampling, and experience in using interview and interactive tools to generate qualitative information and analysis.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing data quality assurance strategies, data management, use of technology for getting just in time data and data visualization.

  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in data utilization strategies and ability to think creatively about active data sharing techniques.

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with international assistance program Monitoring and Evaluation requirements, preferably USAID Office or Food for Peace (FFP) policies.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work cross-culturally with diverse teams.

  • Ability to work with host-country professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues in country.

  • Experience working/living in countries in Africa. Familiarity with the Ethiopia context.

  • Strong verbal communication skills, strong presentation and report writing skills.

  • Ability to achieve results through partners.

  • Experience as a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist required.

  • Experience working with sub grantees and contracts under grants for complex projects.

  • Fluency in English.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

  • Professional licenses, as required in the field and by the donor.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strong management and interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

  • Mentoring and facilitation skills.

  • Ability to network and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders.

  • Experience working overseas in low-resource environments.

  • Experience using M&E MIS systems and technology to track program outputs and indicators.

  • Ability to use data analysis software such as SPSS, STATA, Epi Info, etc.

  • Other skills and knowledge required for this position can be found in the FSN Network M&E Manager Core Competencies.

  • Previous experience with Development Food Assistance Programs (DFAP)s, Multi Year Assistance Programs (MYAP)s, and/or Development Assistance Programs (DAP)s is preferred.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Mandatory travels to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required.