Senior Program Officer NGO Jobs – World Vision International

Job Title:        Senior
Program Officer
Organisation: World
Vision International
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Program
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 steers the development, implementation and
evaluation of assigned programs/projects, etc.; directs program officers in
programs/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.
  • Participate in joint agency assessments, task-force teams, workshops
  • 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
  • Actively participate in actual project design, implementation, and
  • Support the compilation and analyse relevant information to inform
    response design, programme management, operational improvement and promote
  • Support the application of mapping and compiling of programme
    information for sharing as required with internal and external
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Support Project Managers to implement technical and managerial
  • Provide support to program officers and other field personnel.
  • Attend and participate in spiritual nurture meetings/devotions as

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the World Vision Senior Program Officer job
    opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences,
    International Development, International Relations or related field.
  • Self-starter who can work independently under pressure.
  • 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
  • Computer competence (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: 29th June 2018
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