Project Officer – EVACiS Project NGO Jobs – World Vision International
Organisation: World Vision International
Reports to: Program Officer – EVACiS Project
Duty Station: Uganda
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 for Ending Violence against Children in Schools will be primarily responsible for planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, partnership/networking, and capacity building of school and community-based activities to end violence against children in schools for improved retention for the EVACiS project. S/he will support safe school methodologies to prevent and reduce VACiS including school-related gender-based violence to improve retention. The individual will support the Program officer Ending Violence Against Children in schools in collaborating with strategic partners on child protection, including UNICEF and other relevant implementing partners in the target districts. The Project Officer will be based in a project implementation district and will report to the program officer both technically and on day to day basis.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Project planning and implementation
- Plan and coordinate all sub county and district based project activities in consultation with the Program officer, CCTs, CDOs, probation officers and DEO
- Plan and implement school based project activities.
- Develop activity concepts in line with the detailed annual implementation plan, the budget and project log frame
- Track and manage activity budgets and ensure timely and cost effective project implementation.
- Support and participate in district education Advocacy initiatives
- Conduct and facilitate community awareness raising and community mobilization
- Ensure quality in the rollout of classroom management practices that will create a safer learning environment and improve retention in assigned districts of implementation.
- Support implementation of innovative and culturally appropriate approaches to equip students with skills to protect themselves from abuse and violence.
- Produce timely, accurate, compliant and quality reports to the direct supervisor.
- Responsible for project assets at local office level.
Technical support and training
- Mobilization of and conducting trainings to build capacities on supporting enrolment, retention and completion
- Under the leadership of the program officer, mentors and trains on School Management Committees, School Management Committee Associations, teachers, parents, youth, other community members, and students for the purpose of increasing retention, child protection against violence in and around schools.
- Work in close collaboration to build synergies with Child Protection, Education, Health, Advocacy, Livelihoods, WASH and M&E teams to ensure a holistic approach to programming to end violence against children in schools
- Delivers training to TOTs, support supervision, role modeling, and mentoring to teachers and youth regarding retention, child protection, and ending violence against children in schools.
- Implement community based approaches in collaboration with local authorities to promote accountability for student safety and to improve retention.
- Support capacity building of SMCs/PTAs to participate in education district advocacy initiatives
Partnership and networking
- Identify and build linkages, relations, collaborations and networks with partners and other stakeholders in implementation of the project activities at the Sub County and District level
- Collaborate with Organizations and Existing structures at the district, school and community levels to ensure cases of violence against children are addressed to their logical conclusion.
- Conduct advocacy campaigns on Ending Violence Against Children in Schools on the various themes.
- Identify and build strategic linkages, relations, collaborations and networks with partners and other stakeholders in implementation at the sub county and district levels.
- Participate and represent WVU in partner engagements and technical working forums at sub county and district levels
Documentation and Reporting
- Maintain a data bank for schools under the project, head teachers, enrolment, drop out, teachers and performance.
- Responsible for capturing individual children attendance, performance and behavior indicators related to drop out of children
- Document good practices and project success stories and share them with the Program Officer
- Effectively report and document all information related to project progress and disseminate through regular reporting.
Monitoring and Evaluation
- Responsible for capturing project indicators related to community engagement in ending violence against children in schools and promoting whole school approaches to safe learning environment.
- Facilitate formation of children network/peer support groups and ensure their functionality in the target schools
- Monitor the attendance, drop out and performance of children in the target schools
- Hold quarterly reflection meetings on Ending Violence Against Children in schools at sub county and district levels
- Responsible for capturing project indicators related to community engagement on Ending violence against children in schools and promoting whole school approaches to safe learning environment.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The applicant for the World Vision Project Officer – EVACiS Project job placement should preferably hold a degree in education or any other degree but with a diploma in education Minimum of two years’ experience in education and or community work.
- Relevant experience of at least 3 years in Primary education programming with a reputable institution, national or international NGO
- Good understanding of education concepts and issues in development contexts, especially Uganda
- Demonstrated experience in the logical framework approach to project design, monitoring and evaluation/ project cycle management
- Demonstrated experience and skill in report writing
- Strong facilitation and presentation skills with a passion for sharing knowledge
- Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team
- Networking and influencing skills
- Track record demonstrating high integrity, reliability and dependable
- A committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities
- Highly motivated to achieve quality results and service
- A good team player
- Ability to work with communities
- Knowledge of the local language of the area of interest is desirable
- Computer literate – command and knowledge of Ms Excel, Word and PowerPoint and Lotus Notes is essential.
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: 31st December 2019