Fresher Project Officer Resilience and Livelihood NGO Jobs – World Vision International

Job Title:  Project Officer 1 Resilience and

Organisation: World
Vision International

Reports to: 
Child Sponsorship and Development Facilitator

Duty Station: 

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 Officer 1 Resilience and
Livelihood – Gulu Cluster will implement field level Resilience and Livelihood
programmatic activities in line with targets and partnership standards in a
manner that contributes to sustained and improved child wellbeing.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

implementation and reporting

  • Provide expertise and technical assistance in agronomy and
    agribusiness, climate smart agriculture, marketing, IGA, DRR and Natural
    Resource Management.
  • Take lead in Resilience and Livelihood planning, budgeting,
    implementation and monitoring of progress.
  • Mobilize and facilitate the engagements of stakeholders during
    planning and development meetings, workshops and other fora.
  • Identify local level partners and support/ facilitate the partners
    in the implementation of planned activities.

Community engagement
and advocacy

  • Take overall lead in the coordination of field level activities
  • Ensure Small holder farmers’ groups are mobilized, organized and
    strengthened into strong business groups/cooperatives (rural producer
    cooperatives, marketing cooperatives, Savings groups/Savings and Credit
    Cooperatives) for bulk purchase of inputs, value addition, bulking and
    collective marketing of produce
  • Develop the farmer’s capacity to improve production and productivity
    of selected enterprises of desired quality by the market through
    demonstrations to farmer’s
  • Establish and follow up demonstrations to facilitate production and
    productivity among the farmers
  • Coordinate partners in implementation of agreed action plans.
  • Ensure Integration of Resilience and Livelihood activities with
    other internal and external programmes including that of governments.
  • Provide training and backstopping on gender to partners
  • Build the capacity of farmers’ business groups/cooperatives to
    collectively engage local leaders on identified issues.
  • Mobilize communities to participate in annual agricultural events –
    such as agricultural shows, World Food Day

Management of
Resilience and Livelihood performance

  • Each supported H/H must have Food Security Crop (in garden and/or
    proper storage or evidence of cash to buy food at all times)
  • An income generating enterprise
  • Practicing all Natural Resource Management technologies (water
    harvesting, Soil & water conservation, agroforestry, woodlot, energy
    saving stove, FMNR)
  • Practicing Nutrition SMART agriculture (OFSP, High iron beans,
    kitchen garden, small livestock like)
  • Member of Saving Group
  • Member of Cooperative (production, marketing, savings &credit)
  • Visited by an extension worker/or have access to M-Omulimisa
  • Successful case studies of R and L programmes/project documented and
    Quarterly reports submitted.
  • WVU Visibility and collaboration with all partners and stakeholders
  • Operation Plans developed on quarterly basis
  • Savings Group MIS Updated

Reporting and knowledge management

  • Prepare high quality reports, both narrative and quantitative
    information and reporting on relevant indicators and outcomes. Ensure that
    all reports are delivered according to high quality standards and are
    always submitted on time as per WVU standards.
  • Ensure Care givers of RCs are members of farmer business
    groups/cooperatives and are accessing business developments services.
  • Participate in monthly / quarterly reflection meetings with Child
    Monitors and guardians/parents and child protection committees to address
    findings from monitoring.
  • Work with CDF to identify partners who will support the
    implementation of the Resilience and Livelihood Technical Programme within
    the Area Programme.
  • Take lead in documentation and sharing of Impact/success stories and
    best practices to promote learning.
  • Organize quarterly review meetings for partners and communities at
    the project sites to reflect on programmes/projects approaches, tools,
    impact of interventions, best practices, exit and sustainability
    strategies as well as create spaces and opportunities for action-learning
    and debate

Child Protection
and Wellbeing

  • Ensure a strict compliance to the WVU child safeguarding practices
    with respect to the child protection policy, PSEA/code of conduct at all
    times; monitoring and reporting on compliance to CP policy standards in
    the project/project area.
  • Mobilization and facilitation of communities, local organizations,
    local government and institutions to participate in Child protection
    designs, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation including
    reporting on child protection priorities in line with the Technical
    Programme goal and objectives, Key Result Areas..
  • Facilitate child protection policy dialogues and campaign
    interventions by ensuring linkages and coherence in engagements within the
    project and Area Programme (AP) and National level, in the context of
    integrated ministry.
  • Work closely with the line supervisor(s) to ensure integration of
    Peace & Child Protection interventions in the project including uptake
    and effective roll out of CP project models and approaches
  • Facilitate effective and meaningful participation of children as
    agents of change in all project interventions/processes in line with WV
    Child Participation guidelines
  • Engage with project partners to assess and address the existing
    child protection related issues in the community and ensure appropriate
    and timely reporting/action is undertaken on CP incidents
  • Facilitate proper formation of Child protection working
    teams/groups/committees in line with World Vision systems approach to
    Child Protection.
  • Facilitate child protection advocacy campaigns and engagements at
    community level to ensure policy implementation and change
  • Build multi-sectoral linkages and community based initiatives,
    networks and coordination mechanisms in establishing and strengthening
    child protection prevention, response and referral pathways to allow a
    more efficient access to services for the MVC.
  • Build skills and capacity of communities, CPCs, Para-social workers
    to work with other local duty-bearers & service providers to
    understand and independently carry-out child protection actions to
    effectively respond to child abuse cases in line with standard case
    management procedures and principles
  • Organize and facilitate child protection related research activities
    through focus group discussions and interviews, with the guidance of the
    line supervisor(s)

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant for the World Vision Project Officer 1 Resilience and
    Livelihood job placement should preferably hold a diploma in agriculture
    or agribusiness or any other relevant discipline.
  • At least two years’ experience in community work and engagement
    Agricultural, Economic Development and Livelihood
  • Entrepreneurship, micro finance and strong agribusiness skills
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Good writing and reporting skills
  • Networking and influencing skills
  • Ability to communicate in applicable local language(s)
  • Passion for children.
  • Good track record demonstrating high integrity, reliability and dependable
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational
  • Computer literacy
  • Willing to attend and participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly
    Chapel services.

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: 28th June 2019

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