9 Fresher Project Officer – World Vision International  

Organisation: World
Vision International

Reports to:  Ever
greening Land scape Coordinator

World Vision Uganda
is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization
dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome
poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World
Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people
whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is
conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks,
including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child,
Life in all its fullness.  Our prayer for every Heart, the will to
make it so.”

Job Summary:
The Project Officers will oversee and
ensure that all activities related to project are implemented in a timely and
efficient manner according to the agreed World Vision Uganda, and Donor
Guidelines, and provide leadership and coordination for all aspects related to
project activities in the designated 10 districts.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Project planning
and implementation

  • Implement
    all planned project activities with expertise and in a manner that leads to
    attainment of the project goal and outcomes.
  • Keep
    records of all project activities including project assets under custody/use,
    beneficiary list, partner list, assets or inputs provided, activity and
    monitoring reports, lists of children benefiting from project, etc
  • Regularly
    develop and share monthly activity plans with the project coordinator
  • Ensure
    100% implementation of the planned project activities on a monthly basis and
    that budgets are not under and over spent
  • Develop
    activity and budget tracking tool, and use on a monthly basis to track and
    report on activity and budget management
  • Map or
    identify key stakeholders/actors in the targeted district(s) to work with or
    support in the implementation of the planned field activities

Community
engagement and advocacy

  • Take
    overall lead in the coordination of field level activities
  • Mobilize,
    organize and strengthen the identified and interested groups in to very strong
    local seed businesses- FMNRs are professionally organized
  • Develop
    the capacity of each FMNR group to improve production and productivity of
    selected enterprise(s) through demonstrations and training on the technical
    aspects of FMNR- FMNRs are technically equipped
  • Ensure
    Integration of the project activities with other internal and external
    programmes including that of governments at the area program level/district
  • Build
    the capacity of FMNRs to collectively engage local leaders on identified
    issues- local level advocacy
  • Mainstream
    gender, child protection, disability and sponsorship in to the project
    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 when
    required
  • Build
    strategic linkages, collaborations and networks with partners at the sub county/district
    level including strategically linking the FMNRs with other value chain actors

Documentation,
Reporting and knowledge management

  • Prepare
    high quality progress 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 and donor requirements.
  • Organize
    and conduct monthly and/or quarterly reflection meetings with project
    participants to address keys issues that will be emerging from the community
    related to the project and child well-being issues
  • Document
    and sharing of stories of transformation/success stories and best practices on
    a monthly basis to promote learning.
  • Organize
    quarterly review meetings for partners and communities to reflect on progress
    on project activities and sustainability strategies as well as create spaces
    and opportunities for action-learning and debate
  • Monitor
    and report on achievement of output and outcome indicators as planned
  • Facilitate
    monitoring processes of the project activities 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
  • Facilitate
    child and adult safeguarding policy dialogues and campaign interventions by
    ensuring linkages and coherence in engagements within the project and Area 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)

Budget and asset
management

  • Manage
    project finances in line with WV and donor policies
  • Budget
    management and control- project budget expenditure is within the planned time
    frame and approved budgets.
  • Provide
    required support during project audit
  • Asset
    management – manage assets for the project in line with assets and other policy
    and set guidelines.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The
    ideal applicant for the World Vision Project Officer job must hold a
    Bachelor’s degree in agriculture or agribusiness or any other relevant
    agricultural discipline.
  • At least
    two years’ experience in implementing agricultural projects in rural Uganda,
    most of which should have been as a direct field staff. Training and experience
    in implementing Local seed business is an added advantage
  • Entrepreneurship,
    micro finance and strong agribusiness knowledge and 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.
  • Willing
    to attend and participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services.
  • Ability
    to ride a motor cycle and with a valid riding permit is a MUST
  • Ability
    to speak the local language in the respective district is a MUST

All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to submit your application and complete

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