Senior Program Officer - West Nile NGO Jobs - World Vision International

Job Title:            Senior Program Officer - West Nile
Organisation: World Vision International
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Program 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 Senior Program Officer takes the lead to develop, implement and evaluate assigned programmes/projects, etc.; directs program officers in programme/project development, implementation, monitoring and assessment; leads review of relevant documents and reports; identifies priorities, problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and initiates follow-up actions. Communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Grant Acquisition and Proposal writing
  • Lead the Programs Team to identify funding opportunities and conduct donor analysis
  • Develop concept paper/ proposals aligned with strategic objectives and donor requirements
  • Support information collation, other preparation for stakeholder meetings, including institutional donors (ECHO, DFID, EU, OFDA etc.) including bilateral, multilateral and corporates.
  • Support liaison with donors, UN and other agencies to resource operations plan to address humanitarian needs.
  • Actively participate in joint agency assessments, task-force teams, workshops etc.
  • Assist in annual operating plan preparation including: design, needs assessment, proposal writing, marketing, evaluation and reporting
  • Works with programme manager to coordinate identification of funding opportunities and grant acquisition
  • Monitors grants to closely align with donor requirements and community needs in a changing context, clearly communicating to internal and external parties and supporting finance in tracking response funding
  • Participate in actual project design, implementation, and evaluation
  • Support the compilation and analyse relevant information to inform response design, programme management, operational improvement and promote learning
  • Support the application of mapping and compiling of programme information for sharing as required with internal and external stakeholders
  • Compile consolidated reports on response result and achievements as well as develop needs analyses for further programming
  • Monitor program's progress ensuring goals and objectives are achieved and non-financial grant requirements are adhered to.
  • Ensure that program implementation is in line with the principles of the Red Cross Code of Conduct, SHERE standards and relevant WV internal standards and policies.
Innovation and Knowledge Management:
  • Enforce the practice of systematization of experiences and process. This will allow sharing lessons learned, good practices and recommendations within NO, future response and other countries.
  • Create a socialization plan to disseminate lessons learned found in systematization documents. This can be used for media purposes in terms of positioning and visibility of WV work during a response
  • Socialize accountability results in order to take actions on findings. This will strengthen accountability across sectors greatly
  • Lead an interface meeting (beneficiaries-staff) to address accountability issues and concerns.
Program Support
  • Support the ongoing monitoring and analysis of donor opportunities
  • Monitor funding status for each sector of the program to identify possible funding gaps and ensure smooth transitions from one grant to the next.
  • Support program strategy and planning process with all functions to ensure alignment with context, humanitarian needs and response strategy as well as operational feasibility and technical quality.
  • Prepare monthly, annual and end-of-project narrative reports and situation report (Sitrep).
  • Compile/collate major donor management reports.
Representation and Communication:
  • Provide program updates as needed to key WV support offices, the Regional Office, donors and partners.
  • Assist the Program Manager with representation of WV and networking with NGOs and local donor delegations.
Human Resource Management
  • Support Project Managers to implement technical and managerial evaluations.
  • Provide support to program officers and other field personnel.
  • Attend and participate in spiritual nurture meetings/devotions as scheduled.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the World Vision Senior Program Officer - West Nile job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, International Development, International Relations or related field.
  • Self-starter who can work independently under pressure.
  • Previous experience in large scale humanitarian emergencies (2-4 years).
  • Excellent English communication skills (oral and written).
  • Ability to travel regularly and provide training assessment regular monitoring and evaluation.
  • A high level of diplomacy and networking skills is required.
  • Understanding of international standards including SPHERE, HAP, Code of Conduct, etc.
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity flexible world view emotional maturity and physical stamina.
  • Ability to manage work life and work without supervision.
  • Ability to work in and contribute to team building environment.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a rapidly changing and insecure environment
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Proven solid track record in project design and fundraising

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.


Please follow instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s e-recruitment portal.  Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 15th December 2017


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