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Arua, 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

Resilience & Livelihood Project Manager job at World Vision Uganda

Job Description

Purpose of the position:
To manage the project teams, ensure technical oversight and delivery of the different project components, prepares work plans and budgets, guidelines and supervises field teams, procurement, internal reporting, external liaison etc. The job holder will be directly involved in implementation ensuring the project is implemented in a timely and professional manner, according to objectives, goals and indicators, in line with donor requirements and based on beneficiary needs. Under the overall direction of the Food and Cash Assistance Manager, the post will be based in World Vision’s Arua office and provide oversight to Koboko and Yumbe district. The job holder will manage in accordance with WFP and World Vision policies, procedures and practices. S/he will closely work with program and operations colleagues to ensure efficient and effective support to project development, implementation and closure while maintaining strong internal controls. S/he would also closely monitor and facilitate the evaluation of results.

Duties and Responsibilities

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Leadership, programme management and resource mobilization

  • Provide overall leadership, management, guidance and engagement with strategic partners to ensure the development of quality project designs, concepts and fundable proposals for livelihood activities

  • Project effective leadership and monitors progress to ensure quality delivery of outcomes, outputs and services as formulated in the approved project proposal.

  • Provide advice on changes and improvements where needed.

  • Provide effective leadership ensuring different functions are working together in a coordinated manner to bring impact in project implementation

  • Provide leadership, supervision, and oversight to improve the performance of all project activities, ensuring efficient and effective program implementation including timely completion of high-quality work plans, and other mandated deliverables.

  • Prepare annual work-plans with clear objectives and achievable benchmarks, reflecting strategic long-term and short-term priorities.

  • Maintain clear, regular and effective lines of communication with relevant GoU stakeholders, donor, and Support Office.

  • Regularly review project strategy to ensure relevance and enhance program impact by suggesting appropriate alternative strategies and changes to the technical working groups.

  • Ensure all project-based needs and requirements are shared with support services in a timely manner for ensuring effective and coordinated implementation.

  • Provide excellent standards in management of the human, financial and technical resources of the organization, which includes inspiring and maintaining high standards of work and clear accountability to stakeholders.

  • Establish consultative and participative management environment that engages and develops World Vision project teams to deliver on donor obligations hence meeting program commitment priorities.

  • Ensure timely delivery of quality quarterly and annual reporting to support offices and WFP highlighting implementation status, challenges and key plans for the following months in an acceptable format or a format agreed/provided by the parties.

  • In consultation with Food and Cash Assistance Manager identify opportunities to complement services under the project through identifying, leveraging and creating linkages with other projects where appropriate.

People and performance management

  • Provide effective human resource management for all staff and volunteers under the project.

  • Ensure all project staff are recruited, oriented, have valid contracts, performance agreements and project documents.

  • Hold monthly meetings and quarterly performance review meetings with team members.

  • Establish consultative and participative management environment that engages and develops project teams, to deliver on donor obligations hence meeting project commitment priorities.

  • Manage, supervise and build capacity of staff in project development, management and implementation especially in humanitarian emergency response.

  • Identify staff capacity, psychosocial and other needs, and work with P&C to ensure needs are met

  • Facilitate coaching, mentoring and counseling sessions for staff within the project.

Financial Management & Compliance

  • Responsible for financial cash flow planning and expenditure monitoring, approval of expenditures and related cost allocations, on the basis of approved project budgets.

  • Ensure project quality adherence, contractual compliance and timely reporting.

  • In collaboration with Grants Accountant, ensure responsibility for project expenditure, financial accountability and planning requirements, and provide a high level of support to project processes and procedures.

  • Monitor the overall financial integrity of project funds through grant management, monitoring and evaluation.

  • Provide capacity building to project staff to strengthen the organizational practices that result in successful financial and operational audit scores and take lead in the implementation of audit recommendations as per the findings.

  • Networking, Coordination and Stakeholder Engagement

  • Network and collaborate with District, UNHCR, WFP, OPM and other relevant stakeholders in the Project Area

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

  • Actively represent World Vision and project in coordination structures.

  • Share progress and update on project activities to donor and relevant stakeholders.

  • Contribute to dissemination and sharing of best practices and lessons learned for corporate development planning and knowledge building.

  • Ensure all project-based needs and requirements are timely and efficiently shared with stakeholders for best coordinated implementation.

  • Maintain close liaison on programmatic issues with donor beyond contractual reporting requirements.

  • Documentation, Reporting and Knowledge Management

  • Compile and submit quality progress reports, monthly, quarterly and end of project reports and submits them to programs for onward submission to the donor

  • Coordinate regular reviews and reflections on progress of the project at the districts and regional levels.

  • Ensure project work plans are effectively implemented, monitored and progress reports shared including effective budget management.

  • Contribute to the development of project related documents such as success stories and publications.

  • Contribute to development and introduction of innovation to ensure World Vision is continually incorporating best practice approaches in operations.

  • Facilitate documentation of stories and media materials with children interest related to World Vision policies and liaise with concerned units for broader coverage (digital and printed, media).

  • Ensure robust Monitoring, Evaluation and accountability system is implemented across the consortium and is aligned to the Inter-agency feedback mechanism (FRRM)

  • Child Protection, gender and Disability inclusion

  • Ensure inclusion and participation of vulnerable groups in project activities

  • Liaise with WV experts to provide proficient advice on gender, protection and disability inclusion in the project.

  • Monitor 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 guardians/parents including most vulnerable children and other stakeholders about children’s rights and responsibilities.

  • Any other business as assigned by supervisor including participation in key committees and task forces

Qualifications and Competencies

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience.

  • Minimum of Bachelors in Agriculture or Agribusiness/Agricultural economics or Forestry or Development Studies or any other relevant discipline. Experience in community work and engagement Agricultural, Economic Development and Livelihood is added advantage

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

  • At least 3 years’ experience working with vulnerable communities and familiarity with humanitarian programming and implementation

  • Experience with relevant technical models such as Village Savings & Loans, FMNR, Local Value Chain Development and Transition Model.

  • Experience in Monitoring & Evaluation.

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

  • Good interpersonal skills, strong communication skills, both verbal and written.

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

  • Minimum of 5-years professional work experience in project management, Livelihoods and microfinance enterprise development

  • Experience of data collection, collation, analysis, and report writing

  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive

  • Strong leadership, organizational and analytical skills, and ability to work under pressure

  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English

  • Excellent computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Excel, spreadsheets

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

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

  • Ability to drive 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

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Track record demonstrating high integrity, innovativeness, creativity, reliability and dependable Proactive personality, self-driven and strongly motivated.

  • Spiritual maturity, interfaith knowledge and a biblical worldview

  • Ability to articulate and model our Christian identity and mission in an inclusive way.

  • Demonstration of well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

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

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities. Willing to attend and participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services. Perform other duties as required

  • Position is field based in the Settlement and requires ability and willingness to travel within the region up to 100% of the time.

  • Must be ready to work in a multi-cultural environment and have the ability to maintain performance expectations in the diverse cultural context, psychologically stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources.

  • Possess the ability to work with different partners, local authorities, local organizations and NGOs, to develop and maintain positive relationships.

  • Ability to exhibit exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in specific local cultural context.

  • Be emotionally mature with physical stamina.

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