Faith and Development Program Officer Jobs – World Vision International

Job Title:   Faith and Development Program Officer

Organisation: World Vision International

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Faith and Development Manager

 

About US:

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 Faith and Development Program Officer supports the Faith and Development Manager in providing technical expertise and guidance for the successful integration, implementation monitoring and evaluation of World Vision’s Faith and Development modules into World Vision Uganda programming to ensure improved wellbeing outcomes for the children in Uganda. Specifically, the position reinforces the Faith and Development Manager in providing technical support to the APs and grant projects in planning, designing, implementing and evaluating projects and programs to ensure strategic integration with context-based Christian Commitments with focus on Church Partnerships, Inter-faith engagement, Prayer and Discernment, Spiritual nurture of children and Faith and Development Core Program Models such as Channels of Hope, Celebrating Families and Empowered World View.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Faith integration in strategy and Technical Programmes

  • Take part in the provision of technical guidance for integration of Channels of Hope models, Celebrating Families, Empowered World View and Becoming One in technical programmes.
  • Support the Faith and Development Manager and Resource Development teams to in resource mobilization to ensure adequate funding for faith and development interventions.
  • Disseminate Faith and development guidelines that will support delivery of the Child Protection and Participation Technical Program objectives throughout the strategy period appreciating the unique contexts where the Technical Programme will be implemented.
  • Provide effective technical support to program and project teams in the roll out of World Vision Partnership and other recognized and approved Faith and Development models, approaches, Campaigns etc. (such as Empowered World View, Spiritual Nurture of Children, Channels of Hope, Celebrating families etc.) as envisaged in the National strategy.
  • Support accountability and institutionalization of Faith and Development in WVU through the application of Faith and Development modules in programming.
  • Support the development and review of child sensitive Faith and Development programming/planning guidelines and business processes and ensure integration into programmes and projects.
  • Enhance skills and capacities of staff and partners in Faith and Development strategies, models and approaches in the Technical Programs.

Capacity Building

  • Training on various core project models and modules
  • Take stock of the AP Managers’ and Faith and Development interventionists such as Field trainers’ performance enhancement and competence related needs and make appropriate recommendations for addressing them.
  • Provide guidelines to APs for planning and budgeting for Faith and Development Models and interventions.
  • Develop and circulate reporting templates for tracking implementation and impact of Faith and Development interventions.
  • Take part in the preparation of quarterly and annual impact reports for internal and external sharing.
  • Support the Faith and Development Manager in providing technical guidance for integration of Faith and Development Models (Channels of Hope, Celebrating Families, and Empowered World View) in the technical programs.

Partnerships with Churches, Para-church institutions and Interfaith Engagement

  • Support the establishment and cultivation of strategic engagements and partnerships with Church and other Faith Based organizations for contribution to child wellbeing outcomes.
  • In liaison with the Faith and Development Manager, engage and build strategic and positive relations with the church, para-church organizations and institutions, supporters, donors and partners to improve their understanding and appreciation of opportunities for engagement with World Vision for Child well-being in the field.
  • Facilitate the formation and the strengthening of pastors fellowships in the field areas of operations
  • Ensure that WVU programmes and staff engage with the local church for both spiritual development and addressing development concerns at AP level.
  • Support the development of mechanisms that document key learnings and promising practices from Church partnerships
  • Facilitate the formation and the strengthening of pastors fellowships.
  • Support program Staff to facilitate dialogue between Christian, Muslim leaders in Area Programs within fragile contexts to address child wellbeing aspirations, outcomes and targets.
  • Facilitate the training of AP staff on interfaith engagement to assure their capacity for contextually appropriate decision making processes and program implementation.
  • In liaison with the Faith and Development Manager engage strategy and program effectiveness team to ensure that interfaith engagement has a robust M&E framework.

Spiritual Nurture of Children (SNC)

  • Support implementation of SNC in compliance with the Contextualized Spiritual Nurture of Children policy and guidelines.
  • Model a Christ like and child friendly example for all AP staff, partners and associates as a premise for the execution of effective Child Spiritual nurture programing.
  • Support integration of SNC into the Technical Programmes
  • Facilitate the formation of partnerships with church and para-church organizations for the implementation of SNC

Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

  • Support APs in tracking Faith and Development program implementation and budgeting
  • Prepare timely, high quality, professional, accurate and informative reports for internal and external utilization on Staff Spiritual Formation, Church Partnerships, Channels of Hope and Interfaith Engagement
  • Participate in departmental planning, and review meetings
  • Participate in Integrated Monitoring Visits
  • Support monitoring of implementation of Faith and Development programmes
  • Map out APs implementing faith and development models and approaches

Resources Acquisition

  • Technically support Resource Acquisition & Management (RAM) team to develop proposals/concepts to prospective donors and Support Offices for Faith and Development and integrated Projects in general as per the yearly set targets

Others

  • Any other duty as assigned by the supervisor or their designee attended to and well performed.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the World Vision Faith and Development Program Officer job should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Development or Theology from a recognized institution. Postgraduate education/studies in Development. Training in theology or related field will be an added advantage
  • Five years of experience working in International Development Organizations, Churches and Christian organizations.
  • Must have proven analytical, problem solving skills and ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Proven ability to cultivate long term partnerships with faith community
  • Experience with international development organization desired.
  • Must be well respected in society for Christian values and professionalism
  • Should demonstrate ability to work in multicultural, multidenominational and multi-faith environments
  • Experience working in the interfaith context.
  • Must have proven analytical, problem solving skills and ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English
  • Should demonstrate ability to work in multicultural, multidenominational and multi-faith environments
  • Must have good interpersonal and communication skills willing to market Faith and Development programmes to donors, collaborating stakeholders and WV marketers
  • Must be well respected in society for Christian values and professionalism
  • Good knowledge and commitment to WV’s ethos, philosophy of work, and CORE documents.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to submit your application and complete Curriculum Vitae by applying online through visiting World Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.

 

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Deadline: 15th August 2022

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