Project Officer Resilience and Livelihoods Nourish Job – World Vision International

Job Title:  Project Officer Resilience and Livelihoods Nourish (Fresher Jobs)

Organisation: World Vision International

Duty Station: Abim and Kotido, Uganda

Reports to:  Project 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 Project Officer Resilience and Livelihoods Nourish will be responsible for ensuring overall strategic leadership and oversight on livelihood interventions, guiding implementation of the project. Ensures technical oversight mainly focusing upon farmer group capacity development and delivery of the different project components, prepares work plans and activities’ budgets, guidelines and internal reporting. He/she will proactively promote farmer skills development, production, processing and marketing issues in collaboration with civil society organizations, development actors, private sector and participating communities

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure activity effective planning, monitor and quality implementation of technical models and approaches
  • Develop annual project activity plans and update quarterly in collaboration with key departments, oversee implementation to high standards by scope and timelines
  • Ensure participatory and transparent selection of beneficiaries.
  • Conduct regular market surveys, assessments and mapping of agricultural actors/stakeholders in Abim/Kotido Districts working in specific value chain areas and Enterprises.
  • Identify and facilitate linkages between project participants and key agricultural stakeholders, including input and output dealers, District officials and other Actors.
  • Participate in livelihood assessments and capacity building initiatives for project staff, and project participants as required.
  • Formulate activities for resilient livelihood options and ensure they are effectively implemented on time and within budget.
  • Provide technical support to ensure integration of agricultural and sound agronomic practice considerations into the District Livelihood Action Plan and development plans.
  • Promote use/adoption of modern farming practices and techniques through training, extension services, advising farmers, farm visits and demonstrations to transform targeted households from subsistence farming to commercial farming.
  • Support the establishment, maintenance and harvest in demonstration plots in selected zones and host community to act as learning and multiplication sites for farmer groups.
  • Promote Climate Smart Agricultural technologies and approaches as necessary with possibilities of scaling-up and replication in other
  • Deliver Agricultural training and resources to target audience through documentaries, leaflets, human interest stories, sign posts and brochures;
  • Support integration of gender, disability inclusion and child protection into project sector interventions and World Vision Livelihoods and agricultural activities/strategies.
  • Enforce participatory selection of beneficiaries, prioritization of livelihoods, enterprises, life skills and vocational training awareness raising and capacity building initiatives for participating groups/ individuals.
  • Foster ongoing positive cooperation with stakeholders and embrace links between market actors, producers, end users, and project participants.
  • Participate in quarterly review meetings to reflect on project progress, harmonized approaches, tools, impact of interventions, best practices, exit and sustainability strategies as well as create opportunities for action-learning
  • Ensure integration of the project with other Resilience and Livelihood on going activities including that of World Vision, partners and government
  • Organize monthly field planning meetings with farmer groups and WVU departments to guide effective implementation.

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Stakeholders engagement, networking and collaboration

  • Participate in stakeholder joint engagements, planning meetings, Livelihood sector working groups, monthly Coordination Meetings, workshops and other fora.
  • Build capacity of farmer groups and institutions on sound environment management practices, high value tree species, green Livelihoods, enterprises, markets to improve production of high wood products for the community.
  • Collaborate with district and development actors on ongoing government Programmes on livelihoods and Environment enhancement, liaising with extension workers, other relevant sub-county leaders and district stakeholders to facilitate sustainable implementation of project activities.
  • Establish and maintain good coordination and working relationships with other Humanitarian Actors, and district leaders.
  • Foster ongoing positive cooperation with stakeholders and embrace links between market actors, producers, end users, and project participants.
  • Ensure integration of the project with other Resilience and Livelihood on going activities including that of World Vision, partners and government
  • Organize monthly field planning meetings with farmer groups and WVU departments to guide effective implementation.

Linkage, networking, collaboration and mentorship

  • Work with the relevant agencies, institutions and individuals to promote food security, resilient livelihood and self- reliance of participating communities and individuals
  • Build capacity of project participants to adopt high value crops, export standard and environmentally friendly enterprises
  • Provide consistent and regular business support, mentoring and follow up to enterprises including production support to ensure a successful enterprise
  • Conduct regular scoping of business, identify gaps and take measures to fill the gaps to reduce business failure
  • Support enterprises to have access to loan to ensure expansion or diversification
  • Support enterprises to have access to business input
  • Identify opportunities for value addition of products and provide instant training to project participants

Documentation, Reporting and knowledge management of resilience related activities

  • Support preparation and review of monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports, and special reports requiring technical input and any other reports when necessary to his/her supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Participate in quarterly review meetings to reflect on project progress, harmonized approaches, tools, impact of interventions, best practices, exit and sustainability strategies as well as create opportunities for action-learning
  • Work closely with Project Manager; to prepare realistic annual and quarterly work plans
  • Participate in environment and natural resources related data collection activities together with the MEAL team including rapid needs assessments, joint assessments, monitoring, evaluation and cross sectoral learning.
  • Ensure equal participation of all project beneficiaries i.e., refugees and host communities in the design, monitoring and evaluation of the project.
  • Work with Project Manager & MEAL Officer, compile and submit timely quarterly and annual reports on sustainable environment and natural management
  • Support Annual review of progress towards project objectives
  • Support documentation and sharing of impact/success stories and best practices to promote learning

Child Protection and Wellbeing

  • Monitor the wellbeing and child abuse cases and report any incidents in line with child protection policy and guidelines
  • Work with local leaders to protect children from child violations and abuses
  • Sensitize children including most vulnerable, guardians/parents and other stakeholders about children’s rights and responsibilities.
  • Participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the World Vision Project Officer Resilience and Livelihoods Nourish job must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or Agribusiness or Forestry or Development Studies
  • At least three years’ experience working with vulnerable communities and familiarity with humanitarian programming and implementation
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of sustainable and appropriate natural resource management practices, biodiversity, community participatory approaches, disaster risk reduction, climate change and energy technologies and renewable energy
  • Proven facilitation skills and experience in facilitating technical trainings for different categories of participants
  • Technical skills: academic and/or direct programming experience and expertise in at least three of the following thematic areas is required: natural resources, environmental management, climate change, mitigation and adaptation, financial inclusion/micro-finance, value chain development, small enterprise development, emergency livelihoods programming,
  • At least three years of experience in field-based programme management roles working in natural resources, environment and food security with International NGOs or local government.
  • Experience of data collection, collation, analysis, and report writing
  • Capacity in relationship management/networking, and coordination is essential.
  • Good interpersonal skills, strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Proven conceptual and analytical skills, ability to take an evidence-based approach to program design.
  • Proven facilitation skills and track record demonstrating high integrity, innovativeness, creativity, reliability and dependable
  • Proactive personality, self-driven and strongly motivated.
  • Track record demonstrating high integrity, innovativeness, creativity, reliability and dependable Team player, Self-motivator, able to work with limited supervision; Ability to ride a motorcycle with valid driving/riding license
  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English. Ability to communicate in applicable local language(s) is an added advantage

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: 20th February 2023

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