With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience the fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.
Come join our 34,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!
World Vision Uganda (WVU) 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 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 the expansion in the scope of our programs, we are now seeking a qualified and passionate individual willing to share in our vision and join the team in the following roles.
Position: Project Manager – ECHO Project
Report to: Consortium Manager Education
Location: Terego District
Advert Start Date: 16th May 2022
Advert End Date: 24th May 2022
Purpose of the position:
To manage the project teams, ensure technical oversight and delivery of the different project components, prepares work plans and budgets, and guidelines, and supervise field teams, procurement, internal reporting, external liaison, etc. The Project Manager works closely with the leadership structures of EQUATE ECHO Project, and District Education officers, to implement Education Project. The Project Manager under the direct supervision of the Consortium manager will ensure that activities are approved, implemented, monitored, and reported according to agreed project plans in line with the donor and World Vision Uganda (WVU) policies. The Project Manager Will be directly involved in the implementation of project activities and will be based in Imvepi Terego District and also provide oversight to Rhino and Lamwo area locations
Project Implementation and sustainability
Implements activities as described in the program proposal based on WVU country policy
Take lead in project planning, budgeting, implementation, and monitoring of progress in line with donor requirements.
Responsible for financial cash flow planning and expenditure monitoring, approval of expenditures, and related cost allocations, on the basis of approved project budgets.
Human Resource Management (at the individual- and team level) for all staff and volunteers under the Programme.
Supervision and periodical evaluation of the performance of the staff members of the Program Team.
Maintaining effective coordination and working relations with donors and other relevant stakeholders at the field level
Community engagement and advocacy
Take the overall lead in the coordination of field education level activities
Mobilize and facilitate the engagements of stakeholders during planning and development meetings, workshops, and other fora.
Ensure integration of the project with other ongoing education activities including that of World Vision and governments.
Stakeholders’ Engagement, Networking, and Collaboration
Engagement with key stakeholders for influence, learning, and resource development
Actively represent WVU in key inter-agency fora.
Engage and build relationships with key partners and government counterparts.
Work with the Area Operations Manager to identify partners who will support the implementation of the project within the Area Program.
Network and collaborate with District Local Government, OPM, UNHCR, and other relevant stakeholders in the Project Area.
Documentation, Reporting, and knowledge management
Writes and submits comprehensive quarterly progress reports, specific activity reports, and any other reports when necessary to the supervisor in a timely manner.
Reporting – monthly and quarterly financial reporting, including realization of activities versus budget utilization; (Providing input to) narrative and financial program reporting;
Semiannual and Annual reviews of progress toward project objectives;
Take lead in documentation and sharing of Impact/success stories and best practices to promote learning.
Organize quarterly review meetings for partners and communities at the project sites to reflect on project approaches, tools, the impact of interventions, best practices, exit, and sustainability strategies as well as create spaces and opportunities for action-learning
Child Protection and Wellbeing
Monitor the well-being 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 the most vulnerable, guardians/parents, and other stakeholders about children’s rights and responsibilities.
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
A Bachelor’s Degree in Education, development studies, economics, or other relevant field is a requirement (post-graduate is an advantage).
Minimum of 7 years experience in field-based program management roles in the Education sector
At least five years’ experience working with vulnerable communities and familiarity with humanitarian programming and implementation
Experience in community work and engagement in Education projects added advantage
Experience in Monitoring & Evaluation.
Capacity/potential in leadership, relationship management/networking, and coordination.
Good interpersonal skills, strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
Proven conceptual & analytical skills
Proven facilitation skills.
Track record demonstrating high integrity, innovativeness, creativity, reliability, and dependable
Proactive personality, self-driven, and strongly motivated.
Track record of success in grant fundraising, including donor relations and proposal writing.
Team player, Self-motivator, able to work with limited supervision;
Effective in written and verbal communication in English. The ability to communicate in applicable local language(s) is an added advantage
Demonstration of well-developed interpersonal skills, and excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work and passion for children.
Applicant Types Accepted:
Local Applicants Only