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

Job Title:  Project Officer – Resilience
and Livelihood

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 will mainly 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: 

Project planning,
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, monitoring of progress, and reporting at area programme
  • Mobilize and facilitate the engagements of stakeholders at area
    programme level during planning and development meetings, workshops and
    other fora.
  • Identify local level partners and support/ facilitate the partners
    in the implementation of planned activities.

engagement and advocacy

  • Take overall lead in the coordination of field level activities
  • Mobilize, organize and strengthen small holder farmers’ into strong
    business groups/cooperatives (rural producer cooperatives, marketing
    cooperatives, Savings for transformation groups and Credit Cooperatives)
    for bulk purchase of inputs, value addition, bulking and collective
    marketing of produce at area programme level
  • Develop the farmer’s capacity to improve production and productivity
    of selected enterprises of desired quality by the market through
    demonstrations and training of farmers’ on sustainable agricultural
    practices and/or technologies.
  • Ensure Integration of Resilience and Livelihood activities with other
    internal and external programmes including that of governments at the area
    program level.
  • 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
  • Mainstream gender, DRR/NRM, child protection, sponsorship into R and
    L area programme activities.
  • Facilitate small business development at the community level through
    business capacity and skills development of the project participants
  • Represent World Vision Uganda in food security meetings at the sub
    county level
  • Build strategic linkages, collaborations and networks with partners
    at the sub county level and coordinate implementation of agreed action

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 – Organized enterprise as an
    alternative way of earning income. Earning at least $2 per day
  • Practicing all Natural Resource Management technologies (Practicing
    all NRM technologies (water harvesting, Soil & water conservation,
    micro irrigation, agroforestry, woodlot, energy saving stove, FMNR)
  • Practicing Nutrition SMART agriculture (OFSP, High iron beans,
    kitchen garden, small livestock e.g. rabbit, local poultry, goat etc.)
  • Member of Saving Group
  • Member of Cooperative (production, marketing, savings &credit)
  • Visited by an extension worker/or have access to M-Omulimisa, market
    and weather information/Information board with an information business manager.
  • The cluster has a disaster preparedness plan and community food
    store/community seed bank in case of emergencies.
  • 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. Ensure that all reports are delivered according to high
    quality standards and are always submitted on time as per WVU standards.
  • Organize and conduct monthly and/or quarterly reflection meetings
    with Child Monitors, guardians/parents and child protection committees to
    address findings from monitoring.
  • Take lead in documentation and sharing of Impact/success stories and
    best practices at the area program level to promote learning.
  • Organize quarterly review meetings for partners and communities 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
  • Take lead of the area program resilience and livelihood output
    monitoring processes
  • Facilitate monitoring processes of resilience and livelihood
    interventions with partners and communities

Child Protection
and Wellbeing

  • Ensure a strict compliance to the WVU child safeguarding practices
    with respect to the child and adult safeguarding management policy,
    PSEA/code of conduct at all times; monitoring and reporting on compliance
    to child and adult safeguarding management policy standards in the project/project
  • 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 and adult safeguarding 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 of experience in community work and engagement
    Agricultural, Economic Development and Livelihood
  • Entrepreneurship, micro finance and strong agribusiness skills
  • Writing and reporting skills
  • Networking and influencing skills
  • Track record demonstrating high integrity, reliability and
  • 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.
  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English and at
    least a minimum of one commonly used local language
  • Ridding Experience is a MUST

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: 10th September 2019

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