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Project Management Specialist NGO Career Jobs - World Vision International

Job Title:             Project Management Specialist
Organisation: World Vision International
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Child Protection and Peace Building 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 Management Specialist  will play a central role in the development, management and coordination of special grant projects for child protection focused on VAC and GBV issues including relationship building and coordination with key national level line ministries, donors, stakeholders and partners. The PM will work collaboratively with respective sector leader(s) and Project Managers/Coordinators to plan, manage, and implement activities in the following areas: programming, research and evaluation, meeting design and coordination, grant/contract management, grant and report writing. Other responsibilities include supporting national activities, serving as liaison and representative at meetings, and establishing and maintaining partnerships. S/he will ensure that assigned Child Protection Projects are delivered on time, to budget and to the required quality standards (within agreed specifications). Ensure the projects are effectively resourced and to effectively manage relationships with a wide range of stakeholders (including line ministries, project stakeholders, donors) at National and district levels. The Program Manager is also responsible for managing the work of consultants, allocating and utilizing resources in an efficient manner and maintaining a co-operative, motivated and successful team.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Project development and implementation: Participate/lead in Project development, planning & Implementation for longand short-term projects while working closely with Technical leads and project managers/coordinators; develop and effectively manage project timelines/schedules to ensure timely completion of key deliverables.
  • Networking: Network and facilitate a collaborative environment to promote effective coordination of projects, manage and coordinate programmatic/reflection meetings including ensuring NO sector teams’ involvement; participate in strategic planning meetings;
  • External and internal engagements: In collaboration with sector leads, serve as programmatic liaison to external partners, including representing WVU at national level meetings related to assigned projects; Conduct quarterly, bi-annual and annual reflections with project stakeholders at National and District levels to disseminate monitoring findings and recommendations
  • Capacity building: Effectively supervise and coordinate capacity building for project personnel (staff, volunteers and others) to effectively implement project interventions to expected standards; provide and facilitate technical assistance to Project managers and/ Coordinators;
  • Relationship-building: Identify partnership and funding opportunities and promote relationship-building among WVU, line ministries, stakeholders, and other organisations, agencies, and/or individuals;
  • Compliance: Enforce and ensure adherence of project staff to WVU’s grants compliance and management standards, and signed agreements; support accurate financial management and documentation of activities.
  • Visibility: Identify opportunities for profiling projects and services and ensure visibility of the project(s) on behalf of WVU;
  • Monitoring, Evaluation & Reporting on project indicators and results; conduct ongoing field visits for project monitoring, evaluation and review of project progress to ensure project resources are put to intended use; conduct joint monitoring missions in collaboration with other key project stakeholders; Lead on drafting and timely submission of accurate project inception reports; assessments, monthly, quarterly, semi/annual and end of project reports
  • Performance Monitoring: Monitor programme activities to ensure quality and accuracy of work outcomes vis-à-vis contractual and grant commitments; track relevant project and performance risks/issues and escalate to inform CP programming and management actions
  • Document: Work with the Child Protection and communications team to develop and publish project stories of most significant change, learnings, best practices and case studies for wider dissemination and contribute to publications, grant applications, and reports through collaborative writing; develop and disseminate programmatic and project related materials; PowerPoint presentations and other materials for use during CP programme-related events;
  • People Management: Assist in the selection, training and support of program/project staff; ensure annual appraisal of line managed staff against responsibilities and key performance Indicators are conducted appropriately.
  • Financial/Budget Management: To take overall responsibility for financial management and monitoring of project budgets, ensuring that adequate financial and administrative systems are in place.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the World Vision Project Management Specialist job opportunity should hold a University degree in Law, Social Sciences, Social Work, and/or related field of study. A masters in Public administration, Management, Public Health is an added advantage
  • Possession of a post graduate in Project Planning and Management and/or Human Rights is an added advantage
  • Five years’ experience working with an International NGO and government in child protection programming: including programming, design, implementation and monitoring; Project/programme management
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of and commitment to development work, especially Christian, child-focused, community-based development concepts, approaches and processes;
  • Strong understanding of the operations of government ministries
  • Good understanding of child protection programming, child related laws and policies, and other relevant international human rights standards protecting the rights of children.
  • Good understanding of latest developments, research and trends in the relevant aspects of the field of child protection and VAC.
  • Strong understanding of a systems approach to child protection programming.
  • Networking/coordination skills among different partners/stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated capacity buidling and facilitation skills;
  • Demonstrated skills to work with children
  • Good time management and organizational skills;
  • Good project planning and management skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must have proven advocacy and documentation experience
  • Previous experience in policy analysis training
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Must be able to travel extensively within Uganda as and when required
  • Ability to communicate fluently in writing and orally

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: 9th February 2018

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