USAID Project Jobs – Technical Advisor Technical Assistance/Capacity Building – World Vision International  

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Organisation: World
Vision International
Reports to:  Associate
Director Grants Management
Duty Station:  Kampala,
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 Technical Advisor Technical Assistance/Capacity Building will be
responsible for the overall 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
·       
Provide
overall direction, technical and managerial oversight to SBCA team, partners,
contractors and ensure functional networks at regional, district and health
sub-district levels
·       
In
conjunction with the Grants Management Unit, Support Office, and the Prime, to
prepare annual work plans and provide day to day leadership for implementing
team
·       
Provide
ongoing program technical support, supportive supervision, guidance, motivation
to ensure effective performance by project teams
·       
Manage
and supervise WVU SBCA team, contractors and any short term technical
assistance required to achieve project objectives.
·       
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 – MoH, 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 Manager, and Grants Management Unit, function as the
primary contact person for WVU on all administrative and financial matters
related to the SBCA project
·       
In
conjunction with Grants Management Unit, and SO, make any
amendments/adjustments (as may be necessary) and seek donor approval prior to
implementation of changes
·       
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 SBCA project 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 the
“Experience Lab” or other mechanisms.
·       
Develop
and maintain an appropriate project monitoring system to aid in effective
management of project data as provided for by MoH, WV and donor
·       
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 milestone
changes in grants projects.
·       
Coordinate
joint planning, and regular field monitoring visits to project areas, IPs and
other project partners to ensure timely and quality implementation that meet
donor standards.
Technical
Assistance//Capacity Building:
·       
In
collaboration with the prime and partners Assess and strengthen capacity of
SBCA staff, IPs and other partners in Social and Behavioral change approaches
and other key standards/expectations
·       
Mentor,
support and develop the capacities of staff, partners and on financial
monitoring, record keeping and project management in line with WVU and donor
compliance standards
·       
Closely
liaise with the Prime and project partners to determine capacity needs and
facilitate the rolling out of various capacity building initiatives for project
staff and IPs
·       
In
conjunction with the rollout and engagement specialist, and WVU Health
Technical Lead and MOH, strengthen multi sectoral national and regional SBCA
coordination mechanisms
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
ideal applicant for the World Vision International Technical Advisor Technical
Assistance/Capacity Building job must hold a Post graduate qualification in
public health, International relations and or other related fields
·       
At least
Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Social Work & Social Administration,
Development Studies, Social or Behavioral Sciences, Public Health, or related
fields;
·       
At least
five years of INGO field experience in a similar position/project: project
management, proposal development (program narratives and budgets) and donor
reporting.
·       
Knowledge
of USAID regulations, procedures and requirements very important
·       
Experience
working in health system strengthening, and knowledge of behavioral change
communication and any other health related disciplines will be particularly
important consideration.
·       
Experience
closely working with coordination structures at Ministry and local government
level
·       
Good
understanding of Uganda’s health system including current priorities
·       
Excellent
written and spoken English essential
·       
Excellent
organizational skills, ability to determine priorities and attention to detail a
must
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Ability
to work in a multicultural context as a flexible and respectful team player
·       
Willingness
to travel to the field as and when needed
·       
High-level
of knowledge and practice with Word, Excel, Outlook, etc. required
·       
Work in
a multisectoral/ multicultural team- patience, cultural sensitivity and
application of contextual understanding in day to day work
·       
Ability
to work with tight deadlines for information needs
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.

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