Program Officer Education – EVACIS Project NGO Jobs – World Vision International

Job Title:  Program Officer Education –
EVACIS Project

Organisation: World
Vision International

Reports to: 
Programme Manager

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 Program Officer Education – EVACIS Project
will ensure that the project is delivered on time, to budget and to the
required quality standards meeting both programmatic and financial targets; and
leading on the project implementation Monitoring and evaluation and
coordination with stakeholders. S/he ensures the project is effectively
resourced and manages relationships with a wide range of groups (including all
project stakeholders – while also leading and inspiring the project team with a
view to building their capacity. The Program Officer 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
in collaboration with line management.

The Education
Program Officer will be required to work closely with the Education Technical
Program Manager to make sure that the scope and direction of the project is on
schedule, as well as other units for support. The position contributes to the
vision of children enjoying life in all its fullness through realization of
sustainable Child Well Being outcomes at the community, districts and national

S/he will also
support to deliver safe school methodologies in the target schools to prevent
and reduce VACiS to improve retention.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Project Management
and coordination

  • Support the grant project in development of project designs, annual
    plans, and budgets.
  • Ensure timely and quality implementation of project interventions
    against set targets
  • Ensure work plans for implementation are made and expectations met.
  • Actively contribute to ongoing assessments and analyses to better
    understand child protection risks and link the affected to support
  • Ensure quality in the rollout of classroom management practices that
    will create a safer learning environment and improve retention in assigned
    districts of implementation.
  • Analyze trends and develop/align project strategies to meet needs
  • Ensure maximum integration and synergies of the grant with APs
  • Liaises with, and provide updates on progress to, project
  • Record and manage project issues, scope and change control –
    escalating where necessary.
  • Support implementation of innovative and culturally appropriate
    approaches to equip pupils with skills to protect themselves from abuse
    and violence.
  • Track financial management and budgets allocated for the project.
  • Prepare timely, accurate, compliant and quality reports to direct
  • Responsible for project assets at local office level.

Capacity Building
and Training

  • Work in close collaboration to build synergies with Child
    Protection, Education, Health, Advocacy, Livelihoods, WASH and M&E
    teams to ensure a holistic approach to programming to end violence against
    children in schools
  • Manage project trainings within the defined budget
  • Delivers training to Lead Trainers, TOT, support supervision, role
    modeling, and mentoring to teachers and youth regarding retention, child
    protection, and ending violence against children in schools.
  • Implement community based approaches in collaboration with local
    authorities to promote accountability for Pupil safety and to improve
  • Support capacity building of SMCs/PTAs to participate in education
    district advocacy initiatives
  • Mentor team members through on-the-job training, guidance and
  • Collaborate with Organizations and Existing structures at the
    district, school and community levels to ensure cases of violence against
    children are addressed to their logical conclusion.

Monitoring &

  • Support processes of establishing project baselines and evaluations
    of the EVACiS project
  • Conduct quarterly, bi-annual and annual monitoring in-line with the
    project M&E framework/plan and disseminate findings and
  • Conduct end of project evaluation to assess impact and share
    findings with beneficiaries and partners including the donor.
  • Provide timely and accurate monthly management, quarterly,
    semi/annual reports and other reports as needed or requested in line with
    grant standards and timelines, to line and functional supervisor.
  • Monitoring project progress and performance. Monitor and guide the
    grant project’s implementation of design and plans, DME processes and
    budgets in line with agreed targets and standards.
  • Capture project indicators related to community engagement in ending
    violence against children in schools and promoting whole school approaches
    to safe learning environment.
  • Effectively report and document all information related to project
    progress and disseminate through regular reporting.
  • Manage the project information and documentation processes, and
    ensure effective communication of the grant project results. Document and
    disseminate project learning and best practices
  • Ensure appropriate filing and availability of documentation of project
    information as required for internal and external communications,
    accountability, audits, and evaluation purposes and reporting.

Partnership and

  • Liaise with the local government and other partners in regard to
    project implementation and opportunities, leveraging their resources
    against WV’s to improve sustainability
  • Prepare and organize district level advocacy events in coordination
    with relevant stakeholders
  • Participate and represent WVU in key donor or partner engagements
    and technical working forums at district and regional levels

People Management:

  • Managing and leading the project team and supporting in recruiting
    of project staff, volunteers and consultants.
  • Assist in the selection, training and support of program/project
  • Ensure appraisal of line managed staff against responsibilities and
    key performance Indicators are conducted appropriately.
  • Promote principles of self-care for staff and provide opportunities
    for teams to seek support;
  • Comply with security protocols, consider security implications of
    all project activities and fosters a safe environment for staff to report
    security concerns.


  • To take overall responsibility for effective utilization, management
    and monitoring of the project budget, ensuring adequate financial and
    administrative systems are in place and followed.
  • Maintain staff & stakeholder awareness of budget and
    expenditures in order to manage project within
  • Prepare monthly work plans and expenditure targets in line with
    project budget
  • Work with Finance and Logistics to plan and procure supplies within
    project budgets and expected timeframes
  • Effective management of the project budget within acceptable minimum
    variance (no over/under expenditure) and in compliance with donor
  • Financial management and accountabilities done in line with grants
    financial management policy and guidelines.
  • Ensure zero tolerance to fraud
  • Budgeting –Annual planning and budgeting for the grant done in line
    with planning and budgeting guidelines and timelines

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant for the World Vision Program Officer Education –
    EVACIS Project job placement should preferably hold a  Bachelor’s
    Degree in Education, Social Sciences or other degree with a diploma in
    Education. Post graduate education training is an added advantage
  • A minimum of five years in primary education programming with a
    reputable institution, national or international NGO
  • Good understanding of education concepts and issues in development contexts,
    especially Uganda
  • Demonstrated experience in the logical framework approach to project
    design, monitoring and evaluation/ project cycle management
  • Good understanding of data analysis software such as SPSS, Ms Excel,
    and Stata
  • Demonstrated experience and skill in research, analysis and report
  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills with a passion for
    sharing knowledge
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team
  • A committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities
  • Highly motivated to achieve quality results and service
  • Demonstrate accountability and integrity
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • A good team player
  • Ability to work with communities
  • Knowledge of the local language of the area of interest is desirable
  • Able to attend and participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly
    Chapel services.
  • Computer literate – command and knowledge of Ms Excel, Word and
    PowerPoint and Lotus Notes is essential.

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: 23rd August 2019

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