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Kamwenge, Uganda



February 1, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

World Vision International is an ecumenical Christian humanitarian aid, development, and advocacy organization. It was founded in 1950 by Robert Pierce as a service organization to provide care for children in Korea. In 1975, emergency and advocacy work was added to World Vision's objectives.

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Job Title

Deputy Food & Cash Assistance Manager job at World Vision Uganda

Job Description

Purpose of the position:
To provide direct and continuous support to the Food and cash Assistance program and other Food Programme staff in maintaining the quality of WV’s cash & commodity programming and management. Areas of focus include quality programing, budget management, resource acquisition, donor liaison, project planning, collaboration with WV partners & donors, logistics coordination, distribution, commodity accounting & reporting and local capacity building. This is aimed at ensuring that all food assistance programs are implemented in line with the set standards and objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Program management

  • Ensure effective strategic, operational and administrative coordination between all projects within the program, regardless of funding type.

  • Ensure that the Food & Cash Assistance Officers supervise all the field activities.

  • Supervision of field operation through Provision of technical oversight through periodic visits to monitor and review all aspects of the food programming and systems as well as to provide appropriate feedback and recommendation to the FAOs, CBT Officers, Gender and Protection Assistants, Field Coordinators and Food Monitors.

  • Ensure that proper food/cash handling and accountability systems are in place including the maintenance of all required records and documentation and installation and operation of CCTS at the district level.

  • To supervise timely production of distribution reports by the FAO, CBT Officers, Field Coordinators and team and consolidate all food assistance reports, ensure its accuracy and timely submission to the supervisors for review;

  • Serve as WV focal point and representative of WFP during missions and at coordination meetings;

  • Review districts CTS/weekly/monthly/ quarterly reports and ensure they are submitted in a timely manner.

Coordination/ and networking

  • Represent World Vision in any meetings related to food program in the area of portfolio as necessary.

  • Liaise and meet with donors and other food programming stakeholders for the purposes of networking, information sharing and nurturing partnerships.

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

  • Follow up and liaison with Food Assistance Manager to ensure that food pipeline issues are well addressed

  • Participate in monthly coordination meetings in the Settlement.

Training and capacity building

  • Facilitate capacity building of the food team to meet established standards through on-the-job training, workshops, mentoring and other appropriate methods

  • Engage in the identification and recruitment of staff.

  • Ensure all staff are trained in reporting and documentation.

  • Identify and develop talent that could potentially fill and perform highly in key roles in the Project and/or unit.

Accountability and reporting

  • Ensure humanitarian accountability systems are in place, functioning complaints Response Mechanism, and all Project Committee at field level (CHD, CMC, FMC and RWC).

  • Ensure all documentation and accountability requirements are in place for new food collection procedures and distribution as per Food Resources Manual/ Donors and or meet the audit standards.

Financial Management and Audits

  • Prepare budget for upcoming programs.

  • Review all documents to ensure they meet the standards

  • Follow-up all previous recommendations and fully implement them

  • Monitor funding commitments, project spending against budget, preparation and submission of required program progress and financial reports on a regular basis. Ensure projects responsibly spend up to the level of funding commitment and/or provide adequate explanations for any significant variances.

  • Identify and ensure the effective utilization of different funding resources (e.g. sponsorship, non-sponsorship, grant, gifts-in-kind, food, etc.) needed to support program objectives.

Qualifications and Competencies

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience.

  • Requires a Bachelor Degree from a University in Social Sciences or Development Studies.

  • Postgraduate Diploma is an added advantage

  • Excellent presentation and report writing skills.

  • Ability to effectively develop rapport and relate to donors, NGOs, and government stakeholders,

  • Must have strong leadership and management skills.

  • At least 3 years’ experience in a related field preferably in commodity programming and logistics

  • Direct experience and thorough working knowledge of food aid legislations and regulations of major donors such as United States, WFP and The EU.

  • Commitment to capacity building and people development. Knowledge of humanitarian aid standards as well as accountability standard

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 30% of the time, plus occasional international travel.

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