Senior Project Officer – Livelihoods NGO Careers – World Vision International

Job Title:  Senior 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 Senior Project Officer – Livelihoods will
be responsible for oversight of WV’s 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 Senior Project Officer under
the direct supervision of Technical Coordinator – Livelihoods is responsible
for planning, coordinating and implementing the field activities under the
project in the designated district. S/He will report 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 Project Officers.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Implementation and sustainability

  • Develop annual project activity plans, updated quarterly in
    collaboration with key departments and external stakeholders, and oversee
    implementation to high standards by scope and timelines
  • Mobilizes and guides the farmers to form groups/Saving and
    Development Cluster i.e. establishing the leadership structure,
    constitutions, by-laws, registration with the Community Development Office
  • Mobilizes field Project officers to carry out the VSLA and business
    skills trainings for the targeted beneficiaries’ groups and build their
    capacity through mentoring and coaching.
  • Organizing weekly field planning meetings with Project officers to
    guide routine implementation
  • Represent the Project in Zonal livelihood working group meetings
  • Guides together with POs, Trainer of Trainers farmer groups through
    long learning programs/activities.
  • Plans for and implements project activities;

Engagement, Networking and Collaboration

  • Take overall lead in the coordination of field level activities
  • Facilitate the engagements of stakeholders during planning and
    development meetings, workshops and other fora.
  • Develop the farmer’s capacity to improve production and productivity
    of selected enterprises of desired quality by the market through
    demonstrations to farmer’s
  • 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
  • Ensure Integration of the project with other Resilience and
    Livelihood on going activities including that of World Vision and

Reporting and knowledge management

  • Writes and submits comprehensive monthly progress reports, and
    specific activity reports, and any other reports when necessary to his/her
    supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Monthly and quarterly financial reporting, including realization of
    activities versus budget utilization; (Providing input) narrative and
    financial project reporting;
  • Annual review of progress towards project objectives;
  • Take lead in documentation and sharing of Impact/success stories and
    best practices to promote learning.

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.

Child Protection
and Wellbeing

  • Keenly 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 Senior Project Officer –
    Livelihoods job placement should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree 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
  • Minimum of 3-years 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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