World Vision Resilience and Livelihoods Specialist Jobs in Uganda

World Vision Resilience and Livelihoods Specialist Jobs in Uganda

Purpose of the position:

The resilience and livelihood specialist will support the Resilience & Livelihoods technical Lead to provide overall strategic leadership in the Resilience & Livelihoods sector, guiding relevant programming in development contexts across Uganda.

The jobholder will contribute to World Vision’s role as a thought leader in the resilience and livelihoods sector; and support continuous improvement in Resilience & Livelihoods programming through their technical expertise, facilitation of learning and innovation.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities

  • Ongoing enhancement of World Vision’s Resilience & Livelihoods programming at strategy, programme and project design levels for greater impact on child well-being. This shall include:
  • Support ongoing design processes related to all Resilience and Livelihood programmes and projects, including strategy alignment and review processes.
  • Monitor programme and project quality at outcome and impact levels, facilitate evidence-based organizational learning processes and promote innovation for continuous improvement in programming impact.
  • Support relevant reporting functions, particularly at outcome and impact level, notably including the bi-annual Child Well-being Report.
  • Support effective implementation of Resilience & Livelihoods programmes and projects through:
  • Technical guidance and support to programme and project implementation.
  • Technical capacity building of project staff, partner staff and other key stakeholders, as required.
  • Networking and Collaboration
  • Support engagement with key stakeholders for influence, learning and resource development:
  • Represent WVU in key inter-agency fora
  • Engage and build relationships with key partners and government counterparts
  • Engage with donor agencies and other stakeholders, from time to time, as required.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the Grant Acquisition Business Plan through technical input to grant proposals.

    Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
  • Education: Degree in development studies, agriculture, economics or other relevant field is a requirement (post-graduate degree is an
    advantage).
  • Technical skills: Academic and/or direct programming experience and expertise in at least three of the following thematic areas is required: financial inclusion/micro-finance, climate smart agriculture, value chain development, small enterprise development, emergency livelihoods programming, cash-based programming.
  • Experience: Minimum of 3 years’ experience in field-based programme management roles in Resilience & Livelihoods sector
  • Experience with relevant technical models such as Village Savings & Loans, Local Value Chain Development and Ultra-Poor Graduation Model.
  • Experience in Monitoring & Evaluation.
  • Track record of success in grant fundraising, including donor relations and proposal writing.
  • Proactive personality, self-driven and strongly motivated.
  • Capacity/potential in leadership, relationship management/networking, and coordination.
  • Spiritual maturity, interfaith knowledge and a biblical worldview – ability to articulate and model our Christian identity and mission in an inclusive way.
  • Good interpersonal skills, strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Proven conceptual & analytical skills, ability to take an evidence-based approach to programme design.
  • Proven facilitation skills.
  • Team player.
  • Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work.
  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 30% of the time.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 12th August 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; World Vision Resilience and Livelihoods Specialist Jobs in Uganda
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