Regional Engagement Officer – USAID Grant NGO Jobs – World Vision International

Job Title: Regional Engagement Officer – USAID
Grant

Organisation:
World Vision International

Duty Station:
Kampala – National Office, Uganda

Report to: Technical
Advisor Technical Assistance/Capacity Building

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 82 districts in Uganda
implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation &
hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & community resilience, education and child
protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and
adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose
background is not suitable for working with the beneficiaries above. All
employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable
background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

Job Summary:  The Regional Engagement Officer will be
responsible for the program implementation. He/She Will oversee all the
activities of the projects in all the regions, linking the project to the other
stakeholders like Government and health facilities, managing relationships with
the other implementing partners, making sure adherence to world vision policies
and guidelines is strictly followed and compliance to USAID and donor
regulations. Will be responsible for reporting and accountability for all
project funds.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Project planning and implementation

·       Engaging the communities in the various
regions and implementing all the social and behavior change activities.

·       Responsible for working together with the
District Officials to mobilize, sensitize and train communities on social and
behavior change and reporting on the transformation indicators in their
regions.

·       Oversees the implementation of all social and
behavior change activities for the project in the regions.

·       Support development of SBCC strategies,
materials, media, and implementation plans.

·       Provide quality assurance and support to
on-the-ground implementers

·       Coordinate the review and adaptation of
existing SBC capacity strengthening and tools for the project and local
implementing partners as appropriate.

·       In conjunction with the Grants Management
Unit, Support Office, and the Prime, to prepare annual work plans and provide
day to day support to the implementing team.

·       Work with DHO, and DHEs to ensure their SBC
plans are aligned to the MOH Health communications strategy

·       Regularly meet with SBCA project team, Prime
and IPs (as may be required) and other partners to discuss issues, track
progress, provide guidance and support and ensure consistent quality work
performed; conducting performance plan and Reviews; communication, implementing
and assuring adherence to USAID and World Vision policies, guidelines and
values.

·       Develop and maintain good working
relationships with all key Stakeholders – Prime, IPs, Regional and District
leadership, DHO, CSOs, Donor and Beneficiary Institutions to ensure their full
support for the implementation of SBCA activities.

·       With support of Grants Finance team and
Grants Management Unit, function as the primary contact person for the project
reporting matters, both narrative and financial related to the SBC Activity

Budget Management

·       Ensure project budget and finances and
resources are managed within WV and donor guidelines

·       In conjunction with grants Finance Manager,
develop, disseminate and enforce good budget management/control ensuring
project expenditure is in line with approved budget, and timely.

·       Collaborate closely with Grants Finance to
ensure timely and accurate financial reporting through complying with SOPs,
joint FFR reviews and prompt feedback

·       Support, and ensure active participation and
supply of accurate and timely information during internal and external audits

·       Develop, monitor and review project risks
regularly ensuing timely reporting to management and addressing of any risks
that may affect project performance

·       Work with the Grant/Finance Manager to
develop and administer SBCA contracting guidelines ensuring 100% compliance

Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Reporting

·       Work closely with SBC Activity partners, and
WVU Evidence and Learning team to determine, develop operational and M&E
plans, assessments and , evaluations as required

·       Work with other SBCA team members, project
partners, and Grants Management Unit facilitate effective monitoring,
documentation and reporting in compliance with agreed donor and WV standards

·       Ensure timely submission of high quality
monthly, quarterly, and annual reports

·       Effectively document all information related
to project success, innovations and promising practices and disseminate through
appropriate mechanisms such as “Learning Agenda” or other mechanisms.

·       Support monitoring of implementation of
established guidelines and policies for critical milestones in the life cycle
of all projects during surveys, reviews, evaluations and reports.

·       Ensure timely notification to management,
donors and SOs of any significant changes project.

·       Participate in joint planning, and regular
field monitoring visits to project areas, IPs and other project partners to
ensure timely and quality implementation of the project in compliance with the
donor standards.

·       Perform any other duties as requested.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       The ideal applicant must hold at least
Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Social or Behavioral Sciences,
Public Relations, Public Health, or related fields;

·       At least 5 years’ experience in working with
communication programs including implementation of SBCC strategies.

·       Experience working in health system
strengthening, Behavioral change communication, and any other health related
disciplines will be particularly important consideration.

·       Understanding of behavior change
communication theories.

·       Experience and skills in using online and
social media platforms for communication and promotional activities

·       Knowledge and ability to plan and conduct
participatory training activities

·       Knowledge in USAID’s administrative, management
and reporting procedures and systems.

·       Ability to work with tight deadlines for
information needs

·       Ability to maintain donor relations through
timely and appropriate communications.

·       Requires excellent organizational and time
management skills.

·       Requires excellent communication and writing
skills in English.

·       Proficiency in Computer especially in
Microsoft Office Suite and other programs relevant.

·       Must be a committed Christian able to stand
above denominational diversities.

·       May occasionally require working beyond
normal working hours.

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to submit your application and complete
Curriculum Vitae. Apply online by visiting World Vision International’s
e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.

Click
Here

Deadline: 20th May 2020

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