World Vision International NGO Project Officer – Education Jobs in Uganda

World Vision International NGO Project Officer – Education Jobs in Uganda


World Vision Uganda (WVU) is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in 43 districts and have 48 Area Programmes implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & 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 these beneficiaries. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for a qualified and passionate individual willing to share in our vision and join the team in the following role.

Purpose of the position:

Contribute to achieving equitable access and quality education planning, implementing and monitoring the Education Quality Improvement Program activities through approaches that improve enrolment, retention, completion, literacy, numeracy and life skills. The position will support direct project activity implementation and roll out of best practices and models in a manner that promotes ownership and sustainability.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

  • Quality Planning, Implementation and reporting of Project interventions in line with approved designs and AOPs/ DIPs.

  • Support project scheduled assessments, evaluations, monitoring and designs.

  • Facilitate and participate in the development of project design documents i.e. AP Area Operation Plans/ Detailed Implementation Plans

  • Gather and analyze community perspectives, and prepare annual work plans and cash flows.

  • Generate ideas for concept papers and proposal development for non-sponsorship fundraising and share with the TPO for consideration.

  • Mobilize and facilitate the engagements of stakeholders during planning and development meetings at school, household clusters, workshops and other fora.

  • Facilitate and Monitor implementation of planned activities and progress achieved by the project in an Area Program, school and household Cluster level.

  • Organize community sensitization meetings to generate support and local resourcing for literacy centers, Primary schools and household clusters.

  • Integrate cross-cutting themes that include gender, RC inclusion, disability, DRR, CP, Youth RCs and advocacy

  • Mobilization of Households, local organizations, local government, and Private sector for effective project implementation.

  • Innovatively support communities including Registered Children’s (RC) households to participate in education TP interventions

  • Mobilize Households into household clusters and other institutions for integrated programs and effective program delivery

  • Sensitize Communities to own project interventions through shared-roles for attainment of sustainability.

  • Develop and implement a sustainability plan together with key stakeholders

  • Strengthen government institutions and technical staff in planning and implementation of project plans.

  • Mobilize grassroots organizations, Faith Communities and other civil society organizations to ending violence against children

  • Participate/represent world Vision Uganda in the sector review meetings both at community, sub county and district level

  • Compile issue reports and position papers for sharing with relevant stakeholders at sub county and district level.

    Coordination and capacity building

  • Organize capacity building workshops and needs assessment and facilitate capacity building for community structures and/or partners in accordance with developed capacity building plans/strategies.

  • Follow-up and support trained community structures to ensure functionality

  • Develop and update database of trained stakeholders/ community structures periodically

  • Ensure application of standard monitoring and evaluation tools in project implementation.

  • Organize community learning and reflection forums involving local government, CSOs, FBOs, NGOs, private sectors and other relevant technical personnel and ensure actions developed are implemented and reported on.

  • Provide on-site and technical hands on support to partners for effective service delivery.

  • Coordinate and engage with partners/relevant stakeholders and local authorities in building relationships and consensus on
    project interventions.

    Strengthen Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Documentation and Reporting

  • Ensure TP results are measured by outcomes/output indicators

  • Ensure Semi-annual and annual TP reporting captures adequately impact of child well-being

  • Ensure creation of TP specific centers of excellence

  • Provide technical guidance in conducting planned project research, and ensure quality documentation of outcomes/best practices for sharing at the project/district and national levels.

  • Monitor progress of project interventions against plans within the Cluster.

  • Organize community review, reflection and learning forum for project with staff and partners

  • Documentation of best practices and success stories

  • Creation and update of project data bases

  • Participate in development of Information, Education, and Communication (I.E.C) materials for projects

  • Ensure quality and timely documentation and sharing of core project models progress

  • Produce timely and quality monthly, bi-annual and annual reports.

  • Compliance to performance standards and management.

  • Collaborate with Child protection Officers at community, schools and literacy centers on matters of ending violence against children in school

  • Support SOOs to monitor participation and attendance of RCs in schools/ ECD/ literacy centers within supported schools and track their transition to the next level.

  • Ensure all partners, volunteers, interns, visitors, sponsors, donors, and people that go to a WVU field program or interact with WV beneficiaries in the WVU - supported schools are oriented on the WVU Child and Adult Safeguarding Policy and Behaviour Protocol and all acknowledge by signing and fully adhere to the policy and protocols.

  • Ensure 100% compliance to Child Protection Compliance standards in the implementation of the LIP projects.

  • Liaise with other TP Project Officers in implementing joint/integrated activities that target the same audiences in the same locations, in order to minimize wastage of resources and beneficiary apathy.

  • Liaise with Resilience and Livelihoods team, SMCs, parents to ensure functional DRR committees and school feeding in schools, literacy and ECD centers through establishment of schools gardens

  • Liaise and work closely with health, nutrition and WASH colleagues for adoption of set WASH standards and effective Program delivery in schools, ECD and literacy centers.

  • Ensure pro-active and strategic engagements with different structures at community, sub-county and district level for quality delivery of project models

  • Project financial and asset resources are managed and used in line with policy guidelines.

  • Provide accurate and timely variances explanations on project over and under expenditures

    Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience.

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in the relevant field

  • Minimum of 1 years relevant experience

  • Computer literate (Ms Word, Excel And Power point)

  • Analytical and problem solving skills

  • Community Mobilization and engagement skills

  • Report writing skills

  • Networking and influencing skills

  • Ability to communicate in applicable local language(s)

  • Ability to ride a motorcycle is a must

  • Computer literate

  • Writing and reporting skills

  • Workable knowledge and understanding in the project management cycle

  • Networking and influencing skills

  • Community mobilization and engagement skills

  • Willing to stay in rural setting within sub county of operation

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

  • Willing to attend and participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services.

  • Perform other duties as required.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; World Vision International NGO Project Officer – Education Jobs in Uganda

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