Resilience and Livelihoods Technical Lead

  • World Vision International
  • Kampala, Uganda
  • 06/07/2019
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Job Description

Back ground


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 82 districts in Uganda implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & community 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 the beneficiaries above. 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 qualified and passionate individuals willing to share in our vision and join our team in the position below.


Position: Resilience and Livelihoods Technical Lead

Report to: Programme Quality Director

Location: Kampala – National Office


Purpose of the position:

The Resilience and Livelihoods technical lead will provide overall strategic leadership in the Resilience & Livelihoods sector, guiding relevant programming in both development and refugee contexts across Uganda.

The job holder will be a thought leader, driving continuous improvement in Resilience & Livelihoods programming through their technical expertise, facilitation of learning and innovation. This leadership shall be seen both within World Vision and externally with other key stakeholders across Uganda, including representing World Vision as co-chair of the Refugee Livelihoods & Resilience Sector Working Group.


Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Resilience and Livelihoods programming

  • 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:

  • Lead 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

  • 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

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the Grant Acquisition Business Plan through active engagement with relevant donors.

National level sector advocacy:

  • Work in close collaboration with Advocacy Department to advocate for policy change with national-level government stakeholders.

  • Collaborate and guide advocacy campaigns, as appropriate.

Co-chair the Refugee Livelihoods & Resilience Sector Working Group in collaboration with FAO and UNDP and in accordance with the group’s terms of reference.

  • Note: the co-chair role entails representation of the sector as a whole. Care must, therefore, be taken to balance internal and external responsibilities in order to ensure impartiality.

Team management

  • Provide effective management to resilience and livelihood’s technical team.


Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Post-graduate degree in development studies, agriculture, economics or other relevant field is a requirement.

  • 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.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in technical leadership and/or field-based programme management roles in Resilience & Livelihoods sector.

  • Experience in Uganda or similar contexts and working in refugee contexts.

  • 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.

  • Strong capacity in leadership, relationship management/networking, and coordination is essential.

  • Proactive personality, self-driven and strongly motivated.

  • Spiritual maturity, interfaith knowledge and a biblical worldview – Ability to articulate and model our Christian identity and mission in an inclusive way.

  • Demonstration of well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent 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, plus occasional international travel.