Project Officer NGO Career Jobs – World Vision International

Job Title:  Project Officer

Organisation: World
Vision International

Reports to: 
Project 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 Project Officer – Livelihoods will be
responsible for project implementation of field livelihood activities, mainly
focusing upon farmer group capacity development in settlement. S/He will build
the capacity of the farmer groups through trainings and field follow up. S/He
will work closely with OPM and other actors in actively addressing farmer
skills development, production, processing and marketing issues. The Project
Officer – Livelihoods also works closely with leadership structures of both
refugees and host communities (Sub County Agricultural Officers, Community
Development Officers, LC, RWC, religious and traditional leaders) in regard to
livelihoods. The Project Officer under the direct supervision of the Senior
Project Officer, will ensure that activities are approved, implemented,
monitored and reported according to agreed project plans in line with the donor
and World Vision Uganda (WVU) policies. Will be directly involved in the
implementation of project activities will be based in Adjumani and Moyo. Each
will supervise Community Field Assistants.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Implementation and sustainability:

  • Promote use of modern farming practice and techniques through
    training, advising farmers, farm visits and demonstrations to transform
    targeted families from subsistence to commercial farmers in line with GoU
  • Work with refugee and host community to select and train Community
    Field Assistant (CFA)
  • Participatory selection of beneficiaries, prioritization of cash for
    work activities, life skills awareness raising, and capacity building of
    the groups.
  • Technical capacity building of CFAs to train groups on PAED,
    agronomy, nutrition, natural resource management and business skills
    through mentoring and coaching.
  • Take lead in the selection of vulnerable households from settlement
    and host community to benefit from the project.
  • Organize trainings with farmer groups on-farm and off-farm
    production and marketing of selected enterprises
  • Ensures field monitoring and reporting of activities to the Senior
    Project Officer.
  • Report on the project progress on monthly basis
  • Any other role assigned by the line manager

engagement and advocacy

  • Develop farmer’s capacity to improve production and productivity of
    selected enterprises of desired quality by the market through
    demonstrations to farmer’s
  • Mobilize and facilitate the engagements of stakeholders during
    planning and development meetings, workshops and other fora.
  • Coordinate partners in implementation of agreed action plans.
  • Ensure integration of project with other ongoing Resilience and
    Livelihood activities including that of World Vision and governments.

Engagement, Networking and Collaboration

  • Mobilize and facilitate the engagements of stakeholders during
    planning and development meetings, workshops and other fora.
  • Engagement with key stakeholders for influence, learning and
    resource development
  • Actively represent WVU in field level inter-agency fora.
  • Engage and build relationships with key partners and government
  • Work with Senior Project Officer to identify partners who will
    support implementation of the project within the Area Program.
  • Collaborate and guide field level advocacy campaigns for PSN and
    youths, as appropriate.
  • Network and collaborate with District Local Government, OPM, UNHCR
    and other relevant stakeholders in the Program Area.

Reporting and knowledge management

  • Writes and submits comprehensive monthly progress reports, specific
    activity reports, and any other reports when necessary to his/her
    supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Monthly and quarterly reporting, including realization of
    activities; (Providing input) narrative project reporting;
  • Annual review of progress towards project objectives;
  • Take lead in field documentation and sharing of best practices to
    promote learning.
  • Organize quarterly review meetings for communities at project sites
    to reflect on project approaches, tools, impact of interventions, best
    practices, exit and sustainability strategies as well as create spaces and
    opportunities for action-learning

Child Protection
and Wellbeing

  • Monitor the wellbeing and child abuse cases and report any incidents
    in line with child protection policy and guidelines.
  • Work with local leaders to protect children from child violations
    and abuses
  • Sensitize children including most vulnerable, guardians/parents and
    other stakeholders about children’s rights and responsibilities.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant for the World Vision Project Officer job placement
    should preferably hold a Diploma in Agriculture or Agribusiness or
    Forestry or Development Studies or any other relevant discipline.
    Experience in community work and engagement Agricultural, Economic
    Development and Livelihood is and added advantage
  • Climate Smart Agriculture, Entrepreneurship, micro finance and
    strong agribusiness skills
  • At least three years’ experience working with vulnerable communities
    and familiarity with humanitarian programming and implementation
  • At least three years of professional work experience in project
    management, Livelihoods and microfinance enterprise development
  • Experience of data collection, collation, analysis, and report
  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible,
    flexible and, culturally sensitive
  • Strong leadership, organizational and analytical skills, and ability
    to work under pressure
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Excel,
  • Track record demonstrating high integrity, innovativeness,
    creativity, reliability and dependable
  • Team player, Self-motivator, able to work with limited supervision;
  • Ability to drive a motorcycle with valid driving/riding license
  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English. Ability to
    communicate in applicable local language(s) is an added advantage

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: 30th August 2019

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