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Deadline of this Job: 07 October 2022
JOB DETAILS:

ABOUT SPARK MICROGRANTS
Spark Microgrants believes in a world where everyone lives with dignity and determines their own positive future. Decades of prescriptive aid have sidelined the poor from the very programs meant to uplift them. We believe in local solutions and catalysing rural villages facing poverty into action.
At the heart of Spark’s model, the Facilitated Collective Action Process (FCAP), are ‘town-hall’ style weekly meetings, in which women, men, young, old, plan together for their community’s future. Each village elects a leadership committee, establishes a village savings account, and launches a project of their choice. Members receive training on financial management, transparency, leadership, village planning, and advocacy.
Spark trains partner organisations and works with governments to scale the FCAP as the model of choice to advance social and economic development, improve lives, and secure lasting change.
Spark is now active in 500+ villages in 6 countries, improving the lives of over 500,000 people.
In Uganda the CoP is implementing the FCAP in locations of West Nile and Bulambuli district in Uganda. Our partnership with Centre for Community Development in West Nile covering 20 partner communities spread across the Omugo and Rhino Camp refugee settlements housing both refugees from South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. We also have a memorandum of Understanding to implement the FCAP in Bulambuli district with 55 partner communities currently.

As a team, we share a set of common values that shape how we work. These are:
• Facilitators. We don’t impose; we enable others to generate impact.
• Community-driven. We are motivated by what is best for the community.
• Process-centered. The how of what we do is just as important as the what.
• Authentic. Our vision and values live in everything we do.
• Dynamic. We seek opportunities and

THE ROLE
We are seeking a Data Officer to support the product team in the collection, management, storage and visualisation of program data across the organisation.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Work closely with the product team to develop and maintain the organisational data collection tools.
• Support management of all technical systems i.e. databases, dataflows and data collection tools.
• Developing and maintaining database structures that allow efficient and innovativeanalysis of their contents.
• Develop and maintain data flows between platforms and systems.
• Work closely with Data and Systems Manager to incorporate new platforms, systems and initiatives into our data ecosystem.
• Maintenance of core organisational dashboards.
• Contribute to analysis and presenting results in a clear manner.
• Contributing to any other assignments as identified by the supervisor.

REQUIREMENTS:
Essential:

• Bachelor’s Degree in a quantitative discipline, 3+ years work experience in software development, computer science, IT, Data science or in a related field.
• Excellent understanding of cloud computing preferably using AWS.
• Understanding of database setup, maintenance and quality assurance
• Proficiency in SQL.
• Knowledge of python programming language.
• A strong understanding of data flows within a system
• Significant statistical analysis skills
• Experience in data visualization and able to present insights to non-technical staff.
• Ability to communicate effectively in English, both written and spoken.

WHY WORK WITH US?
• You will be joining a dynamic team that hails from ten countries around the world and is committed to our vision
• You will have the freedom and autonomy to make your role your own. We want to hear your innovative ideas, your vision for the future, and your critical questions.
• We respect and value work-life balance and your need for downtime, vacation, and reflection.
• You will join a dynamic and growing organisation with a clear pathway to learning and career advancement.
• In addition to salary, Spark offers other benefits, including generous paid time off and family leave, monthly communications and professional development stipends.

OTHER INFORMATION
Job Location:. Spark country office in Kampala
We will agree on learning and performance objectives for an initial probation period lasting three months from on-boarding.
Estimated start date: 7th October 2022.
Application closing Date: .1st December 2022


Deadline of this Job: 07 October 2022
ABOUT SPARK MICROGRANTS
Spark Microgrants believes in a world where everyone lives with dignity and determines their own positive future. Decades of prescriptive aid have sidelined the poor from the very programs meant to uplift them. We believe in local solutions and catalysing rural villages facing poverty into action.
At the heart of Spark’s model, the Facilitated Collective Action Process (FCAP), are ‘town-hall’ style weekly meetings, in which women, men, young, old, plan together for their community’s future.
Each village elects a leadership committee, establishes a village savings account, and launches a project of their choice. Members receive training on financial management, transparency, leadership, village planning, and advocacy.
Spark trains partner organisations and works with governments to scale the FCAP as the model of choice to advance social and economic development, improve lives, and secure lasting change. Spark is now active in 500+ villages in 6 countries, improving the lives of over 500,000 people.
In Uganda the CoP is implementing the FCAP in locations of West Nile and Bulambuli district in Uganda. Our partnership with Centre for Community Development in West Nile covering 20 partner communities spread across the Omugo and Rhino Camp refugee settlements housing both refugees from South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. We also have a memorandum of
Understanding to implement the FCAP in Bulambuli district with 55 partner communities currently.

As a team, we share a set of common values that shape how we work. These are:
• Facilitators. We don’t impose; we enable others to generate impact.
• Community-driven. We are motivated by what is best for the community.
• Process-centered. The how of what we do is just as important as the what.
• Authentic. Our vision and values live in everything we do.
• Dynamic. We seek opportunities and are willing to take risks to serve our community partners better

THE ROLE

We are seeking an Engagement Officer who will be responsible for identifying technology training needs of the organisation and developing programmes to meet those needs. The officer will also be a point of contact for various stakeholders including implementing partners, Community Based
Facilitators (CBFs), partner trainers and Spark’s program team to the product team. He/she will
manage the issue log on different organisational systems, resolution of these issues and ensure that
the solutions are communicated to the relevant stakeholders.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Work closely with the product team to develop and maintain the organisational data collection tools.
• Requirements engineering i.e. establishing and documenting requirements for the different teams on the different organisational platforms (data collection forms, dashboards and applications) managed by the product team.
• Product support and communication coordinator including
Managing the collection of issues/feedback from the relevant stakeholders
Assigning or escalating the collected issues accordingly within product tools
Following up with the relevant product staff to ensure that the issues are resolved
Ensuring that the relevant stakeholders are informed once the issues have been resolved
• Developing training materials (manuals/content and videos) to be used to train different stakeholders i.e Implement partners, Community Based Facilitators, Spark and partner trainers on the use of different systems/platforms.
• Conducting training of different stakeholders i.e Implement partners, Community Based Facilitators, Spark and partner trainers on the use of different systems/platforms.
• Working with the program teams to resolve any field related technical issues affecting Community Based Facilitators be it hardware or software
• The engagement officer will be responsible for identifying capacity-building needs and developing and leading capacity-building activities.
• Contributing to any other assignments as identified by the supervisor.

REQUIREMENTS:
Essential:

• Bachelor’s Degree in IT or a related discipline.
• Two or more years of experience working in delivering high quality training on digital tools.
• Experience of managing stakeholder feedback.
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with stakeholders and senior management.
• Understanding of data management policies
• A strong understanding of data flows within a system
• Strong IT skills with knowledge of MS Office software packages and mobile applications
• Good verbal communication skills

WHY WORK WITH US?
• You will be joining a dynamic team that hails from ten countries around the world and is committed to our vision
• You will have the freedom and autonomy to make your role your own. We want to hear your innovative ideas, your vision for the future, and your critical questions.
• We respect and value work-life balance and your need for downtime, vacation, and reflection.
• You will join a dynamic and growing organisation with a clear pathway to learning and career advancement.
• In addition to salary, Spark offers other benefits, including generous paid time off and family leave, monthly communications and professional development stipends.

OTHER INFORMATION
Job Location: s.Spark country office in Kampala with approximately 30% travel to spark implementation areas
We will agree on learning and performance objectives for an initial probation period lasting three months from on-boarding.
Estimated start date: 1st December 2022
Application closing Date: 7th October 2022.
Deadline of this Job: 03 October 2022
JOB DETAILS:
Project Finance Assistant

Job family:
Roles within this job family develop, manage and support delivering financial aspects of the programme at a local level, through both direct delivery and coordination with external organisations, supported by colleagues who provide the necessary professional, technical and operational services required for the effective and sustainable delivery of Ripple Effect’s programme within Africa.

Job purpose:
Make payments in response to a variety of different types of requests. Enter all financial data into the main accounting system. Co-ordinate the procurement function. Generally, provide support to all financial transactions at the at the project field offices. Support project staff and partners with understanding and complying with financial policies and procedures
• Raising payment vouchers in response to various types of requests including invoices and requisitions from vendors and Project staff
• Uploading payments to the online banking platform, and extracting proofs of payment for staff and vendors
• Ensure timely preparation of payment documents
• Receive, receipt and bank all organisation income.
• Posting all transactions to main accounting system
• Update entries in accounting system upon receipt of documentation to support initial cash advances
• Ensure filing and safety of all financial records
• Recording transactions in cashbooks
• Facilitation of internal and external auditing, and of any financial review processes
• Support monthly bank reconciliation
• Maintain petty cash and ensure timely replenishment
• Organize for the purchase and delivery of goods to support the office and its work.
• Occasionally attend project field activities
• Provide support to staff and project partners in understanding and complying with SACU and donor’s financial policies and procedures
• Oversee the stores and inventory for the project field office.
• Ensure that all procurement and stores paperwork is properly completed and stored.
• Any other assignment by the Supervisor.
• Documentation of learning and best practices
• Contribute to the development of grant proposals as required.


Job Summary
Learning & skills

• An advanced diploma in accounting or a degree with a major in accounting. A full/partial professional qualification in ACCA, CPA or equivalent is desirable.

Creativity & reasoning

• The role requires a good understanding of the programme activities and how these relate with the accounting and budgeting function.

Communication & interaction
• The role requires clear communication skills. One should be able to clearly communicate to the staff on financial matters and to support staff in understanding financial policies and procedures. The role also will involve communicating with other stakeholders including donors, partners and vendors and service providers.

Stewardship
• The role should have good level of computer literacy and demonstrated ability to capture data/information using different advanced computer software, produce computer-based reports, read and interpret financial information and interact and respond appropriately to the head office and other Ripple Effect countries through IT media

Judgements & actions
• The role works within broad guidelines that include facilitating the project staff and coordinating with the head office, and thus should be able to plan their time accordingly to ensure all areas are supported. The role involves high level of interaction with staff and other project actors for effective technical and advisory role.
• One should clearly understand the relationship between the project activities and the budget, and the variances that arise from this relationship, and to ensure that expenditure is within budget, and to be able to relate any variances to future activity and budget reforecasts.

Working environment
• To enhance close supervision, the role requires presence in the field, support the Mbarara office and staff located in the other project district sites on financial matters. The role will involve occasional field trips to better understand the programme activities, but also to ensure that financial policies are being followed by staff and partners.
• Occasionally, the role may involve traveling to the head office to interact with other finance staff, and support in the preparation of the project’s financial reports.

Education/Qualifications
• An advanced diploma in accounting or a degree with a major in accounting or full professional qualification in ACCA, CPA or equivalent.

Experience
• A minimum of 2 years post qualification experience, preferably with an NGO with national presence.
• Experience in petty cash management

Skills/Abilities

• Computer skills and knowledge in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and any accounting packages
• Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and internal control procedures.
• Good interpersonal skills
• Full understanding of all technical aspects of the Ripple Effect programme
• Strong people management ability
• Numerate
• Good communication and presentation skills
• Team player
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Able to communicate basic financial matters, especially to non-finance staff

Personal Qualitie
s
Have empathy with Ripple Effect’s Christian foundation and core values
• An initiator and self-driven
• A team leader, builder and developer
• A broad and mature thinker
• A strategic thinker with an eye for detail
• Creative and innovative
• A team player. Flexible.
• Understands the importance of confidentiality especially for data.
• Postgraduate training in related field is an added advantage
• Experience in NGO work.
• Experience in using PS Financials
• Experience in use of online banking
• Experience working in a role that supports other (field) offices

Deadline of this Job: 03 October 2022
Job family:
Facilitate the formation of youth groups, Training youth groups in group dynamics, governance, conflict resolution. Assessment, identification, and enrollment of youth for apprenticeship
Assessment of artisan, identification and matching of youth for apprenticeshipRoutine follow up of youth during training and tracing of youth after training.
Mentor youth to start-up and grow their business


Job purpose:
• Ensure successful delivery of the Youth Inclusive Dairy Market Support (YIDaMS) project, mobilise youth to participant in the project, assess youth for skilling, monitor, track youth skills acquisition and retention by artisan, and link youth for job opportunities. Follow up on group actions plans and support the youth to start, grow and manage their business.

Key Accountabilities:
Data validation

• Participate in the assessment and door to door verification of household of youth.
• Meet Parent/ Caregiver for Orientation and permission seeking: You will orient Parents/ care givers on the program and obtain their consent to engage the identified youth to participate in youth program activities.
• Formation of groups: YFA will ensure the selection of youths from enrolled households and assess beneficiaries who are interested in pursuing different trades and form them into groups of 15-20 members.

Support Youth to engage in the activities below
• Conduct a basic situation analysis for the vulnerable youth to find out their interests and abilities
• Conduct capacity/skill gaps assessment to assess their skills gaps and resource base.
• Provide information on the different marketable trades in the region (guided by the report from the labor market study).
• Guide youths on suitable trades that match their personal interests, skills and ability.
• Facilitate training in SMART skills, Financial Education and business skills

Youth Apprentices: This will involve placing and monitoring of youth on apprenticeship.

Engagement of Artisans
• Identify artisans within the youth geographical are
• Attach youth to local artisans for apprenticeship
• Monitor trainings
• Mentor youth to start / grow own businesses

Engagement of trainers

• Facilitate dairy -enterprise training (through linkages)
• Facilitate formation of Enterprise specific groups that could grow into milk collection points at subcounty level
• Facilitate linkage to markets and other trainings e.g Association management dynamics
• Monitor trainings and linkages
• Mentor youth to start / grow own farms, business

Make weekly, monthly and annual work plans and submit to the supervisor.
• Produce project status reports and submit timely to Youth Project Officer.
• Work closely with beneficiaries and other relevant stakeholders.
• Consistently document lessons learned and experiences gained from the project.
• Report apparent issues to the Livestock Extension Worker and make recommendations

Learning & skills

Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies, Social Works and Social Administration, entrepreneurship or any humanitarian studies and or a Diploma in the above mentioned fields.

Creativity & reasoning

The role requires a good understanding of youth skilling, dairy value addition, product development, community and rural development, business development and linkages to business development services

Communication & interaction
The role requires clear communication skills. One should be able to clearly communicate to the stakeholders the project goal and outcomes. He/she should be able to creatively prepare clear reports that show the project progress.
The role requires interaction with the implementing team, communities, private service providers and local government authorities. One should be able to quickly learn the culture of the community to support their ability to interact. He/she should have a good problem-solving approach and conflict resolution at individual and community level

Stewardship
The role should have good level of computer literacy and demonstrated ability to capture data/information using different advanced computer software, produce computer-based reports, read and interpret monitoring data presented through spread sheets and interact and respond appropriately to other Ripple Effect countries through IT media

Judgements & actions
The role works within broad guidelines that include capacity building & networking among others and thus should be able to plan their time accordingly to ensure all areas are supported. The role involves high level of interaction with staff and other project actors for effective technical and advisory role.
One should be able to clearly judge impact and uptake of quality markets and linkages approaches among the community beneficiaries avoiding situations that create dependency among the project participants. Business models being promoted should be impactful and simple enough for communities to adopt.

Working environment
To enhance close supervision, the role requires presence in the field monitoring and building capacity up to 90% of the time and the rest would be consumed in building networks for purposes of targeting quality markets.
Occasionally the role may be exposed to stressful conditions during travel in the field traversing the project area while providing supervision and other support.

Role & Person Specification 
Education/Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies, Social Works and Social Administration, entrepreneurship or any humanitarian studies and or a Diploma in the above - mentioned fields

Experience
• Rich field and community development work experience with minimum of 2 years of supervising extension workers
• Knowledge in extension services delivery
• Knowledge and experience in skilling
• Experience in linkages to business development services
• Experience of assessing, placement, monitoring and tracking of apprentices.
• Youth Management experience

Skills/Abilities
• Full and deep understanding of all technical aspects of the Ripple Effect programme
• Strong people management ability
• Numerate
• Good communication and presentation skills
• Report writing skills
• Team player
• Skills is computer applications such as word, excel, outlook and PowerPoint
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Strong networking skills.
• Able to participate on a practical level with government and other development partners

Personal Qualities
• Have empathy with Ripple Effect’s Christian foundation and core values
• An initiator and self-driven
• A team leader, builder and developer
• A broad and mature thinker
• A strategic thinker with an eye for detail
• Creative and innovative
• A team player. Flexible.
• Understands the importance of confidentiality especially for data.

Postgraduate training in related field is an added advantage
• Experience in NGO work.
• Experience in agriculture value chain
• Experience in research and development
• Knowledge in extension services delivery
• Ability to identify funding opportunities

Deadline of this Job: 03 October 2022
Job family:
Facilitate the formation of youth groups, Training youth groups in group dynamics, governance, conflict resolution. Assessment, identification, and enrollment of youth for apprenticeship
Assessment of artisan, identification and matching of youth for apprenticeshipRoutine follow up of youth during training and tracing of youth after training.
Mentor youth to start-up and grow their business


Job purpose:
• Ensure successful delivery of the Youth Inclusive Dairy Market Support (YIDaMS) project, mobilise youth to participant in the project, assess youth for skilling, monitor, track youth skills acquisition and retention by artisan, and link youth for job opportunities. Follow up on group actions plans and support the youth to start, grow and manage their business.

Key Accountabilities:
Data validation

• Participate in the assessment and door to door verification of household of youth.
• Meet Parent/ Caregiver for Orientation and permission seeking: You will orient Parents/ care givers on the program and obtain their consent to engage the identified youth to participate in youth program activities.
• Formation of groups: YFA will ensure the selection of youths from enrolled households and assess beneficiaries who are interested in pursuing different trades and form them into groups of 15-20 members.

Support Youth to engage in the activities below
• Conduct a basic situation analysis for the vulnerable youth to find out their interests and abilities
• Conduct capacity/skill gaps assessment to assess their skills gaps and resource base.
• Provide information on the different marketable trades in the region (guided by the report from the labor market study).
• Guide youths on suitable trades that match their personal interests, skills and ability.
• Facilitate training in SMART skills, Financial Education and business skills

Youth Apprentices: This will involve placing and monitoring of youth on apprenticeship.

Engagement of Artisans
• Identify artisans within the youth geographical are
• Attach youth to local artisans for apprenticeship
• Monitor trainings
• Mentor youth to start / grow own businesses

Engagement of trainers

• Facilitate dairy -enterprise training (through linkages)
• Facilitate formation of Enterprise specific groups that could grow into milk collection points at subcounty level
• Facilitate linkage to markets and other trainings e.g Association management dynamics
• Monitor trainings and linkages
• Mentor youth to start / grow own farms, business

Make weekly, monthly and annual work plans and submit to the supervisor.
• Produce project status reports and submit timely to Youth Project Officer.
• Work closely with beneficiaries and other relevant stakeholders.
• Consistently document lessons learned and experiences gained from the project.
• Report apparent issues to the Livestock Extension Worker and make recommendations

Learning & skills

Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies, Social Works and Social Administration, entrepreneurship or any humanitarian studies and or a Diploma in the above mentioned fields.

Creativity & reasoning

The role requires a good understanding of youth skilling, dairy value addition, product development, community and rural development, business development and linkages to business development services

Communication & interaction
The role requires clear communication skills. One should be able to clearly communicate to the stakeholders the project goal and outcomes. He/she should be able to creatively prepare clear reports that show the project progress.
The role requires interaction with the implementing team, communities, private service providers and local government authorities. One should be able to quickly learn the culture of the community to support their ability to interact. He/she should have a good problem-solving approach and conflict resolution at individual and community level

Stewardship
The role should have good level of computer literacy and demonstrated ability to capture data/information using different advanced computer software, produce computer-based reports, read and interpret monitoring data presented through spread sheets and interact and respond appropriately to other Ripple Effect countries through IT media

Judgements & actions
The role works within broad guidelines that include capacity building & networking among others and thus should be able to plan their time accordingly to ensure all areas are supported. The role involves high level of interaction with staff and other project actors for effective technical and advisory role.
One should be able to clearly judge impact and uptake of quality markets and linkages approaches among the community beneficiaries avoiding situations that create dependency among the project participants. Business models being promoted should be impactful and simple enough for communities to adopt.

Working environment
To enhance close supervision, the role requires presence in the field monitoring and building capacity up to 90% of the time and the rest would be consumed in building networks for purposes of targeting quality markets.
Occasionally the role may be exposed to stressful conditions during travel in the field traversing the project area while providing supervision and other support.

Role & Person Specification 
Education/Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies, Social Works and Social Administration, entrepreneurship or any humanitarian studies and or a Diploma in the above - mentioned fields

Experience
• Rich field and community development work experience with minimum of 2 years of supervising extension workers
• Knowledge in extension services delivery
• Knowledge and experience in skilling
• Experience in linkages to business development services
• Experience of assessing, placement, monitoring and tracking of apprentices.
• Youth Management experience

Skills/Abilities
• Full and deep understanding of all technical aspects of the Ripple Effect programme
• Strong people management ability
• Numerate
• Good communication and presentation skills
• Report writing skills
• Team player
• Skills is computer applications such as word, excel, outlook and PowerPoint
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Strong networking skills.
• Able to participate on a practical level with government and other development partners

Personal Qualities
• Have empathy with Ripple Effect’s Christian foundation and core values
• An initiator and self-driven
• A team leader, builder and developer
• A broad and mature thinker
• A strategic thinker with an eye for detail
• Creative and innovative
• A team player. Flexible.
• Understands the importance of confidentiality especially for data.

Postgraduate training in related field is an added advantage
• Experience in NGO work.
• Experience in agriculture value chain
• Experience in research and development
• Knowledge in extension services delivery
• Ability to identify funding opportunities

JOB DETAILS:
Communications Officer

Job family

This role reports to the Project Manager and works in close collaboration and in support of the project’s activities, support team. The purpose of the post is to support the development of the organization’s communication strategy in relation to the achievement of effective a communication of Ripple Effect brand, information, and services. Developing excellent intelligence of our participants, customers and potential markets and cost-effective exploitation of opportunities the role shows a clear communication and engages across the external stakeholders to achieve impact.

Job purpose:

The Communications Officer is part of the Project team. As part of the project team, this role will use data to analyse performance, raise key issues, and monitor performance to ensure delivery of measurable results and demonstrate strong fiscal management of donor resources.

Key Responsibilities
This role has 2 key areas of responsibility:

1. Supporting the roll out of a Ripple Effect Communications strategy which aligns with brand values
2. Supporting the programmes team through development of targeted, insight-driven, and consistently branded promotions and materials
• Work on communications strategies in close collaboration with the project activities, product centres lead roles
• Analyze market and competitor trends and recommend changes to marketing and business development strategies based on analysis and feedback.
• Gather and analyze client insights and changing customer needs and preferences and ensure communication strategies are updated to reflect these changes
• Deepen relationships with all media to ensure the most effective messaging and positioning of the organization
• Report monthly on progress (cost and activities) and results
• Manage media relationships and capitalize on PR opportunities in relation to social enterprise
• In close collaboration with the project’s teams, develop an excellent understanding of the services offered and the day to issues faced and constraints to success
• Review participants satisfaction rates through client exit interviews, and work with project manager to adapt strategies accordingly
• Lead all areas of content generation and production across all media platforms including digital and social media
• Ensure all activities, messages and promotions are consistent with Ripple Effect global brand positioning
• Support the design and development of communications material for use in programme implementation
• Work with the project staff, to identify individually tailored communication strategies
• Participate in the production of Ripple Effect Annual Report and project periodic reports
• Coordinate the hosting of Ripple Effect visitors and Ambassadors and show case of what is happening
• Support in production of all branded items that promote Ripple Effect brand
• Represent Ripple Effect on selected platforms
• Manage the media coverage
• Support quarterly and annual reporting for projects
• Train project staff in documentation and story gathering


Key Accountabilities
Learning & Skills

A degree in Journalism, Development Communication, Social Marketing
Excellent knowledge of the Ugandan livelihoods sector.

Creativity & Reasoning
The role requires a good understanding of the programme activities and impact and how these can be communicated promoted/ marketed widely.

Key Accountabilities
The role requires clear communication skills. One should be able to clearly communicate to the stakeholders the project goal and outcomes. He/she should be able to creatively prepare clear reports that show the project progress.

Communication and Interaction
The role requires clear communication skills. One should be able to clearly communicate to the stakeholders the project goal and outcomes. He/she should be able to creatively prepare clear reports that show the project progress.

The role requires interaction with the implementing team, communities, private service providers and local government authorities. One should be able to quickly learn the culture of the community to support their ability to interact. He/she should have a good problem-solving approach and conflict resolution at individual and community level.

Stewardship
The role should have good level of computer literacy and demonstrated ability to capture data/information using different advanced computer software, produce computer-based reports, read and interpret monitoring data presented through spread sheets and interact and respond appropriately to other Ripple Effect countries through IT media.

Judgements & Actions
The role works within broad guidelines that include capacity building & networking among others and thus should be able to plan their time accordingly to ensure all areas are supported. The role involves high level of interaction with staff and other project actors for effective technical and advisory role.
One should be able to clearly judge impact and uptake of quality markets and linkages approaches among the community beneficiaries avoiding situations that create dependency among the project participants. Business models being promoted should be impactful and simple enough for communities to adopt.

Working Environment
Occasionally the role may be exposed to stressful conditions during travel in the field traversing the project area while providing supervision and other support.

Role & Person Specification 

Education/Qualifications

• A degree in Journalism, Development Communication, Social Marketing
• Excellent knowledge of the Ugandan livelihoods sector

Experience
• Experienced in media and Behavioural Change Communication (BCC)
• Experience of over five years in undertaking similar assignments
• Ability to build effective relationships, influence and negotiate with internal and external stakeholders at every level of seniority
• Ability to prioritise a complex and demanding workload
• Ability to develop innovative and practical solutions to challenges
• Ability to gather and interpret client insights and turn client insights into action plans
• Experience of developing and executing successful demand generation strategies
• Ability to present work at external events, including some out of hours travel and working
• Excellent and creative oral and written communication skills, including ability to write in English and at least two Ugandan languages
• Excellent engagement with informational technology and social media platforms

Skills/Abilities
• A proven record of partnership working to achieve better results
• Experience of project managing marketing projects including developing concepts for audience specific projects
• Documentation of learning and best practices
• Contribute to the development of grant proposals as required.
• Computer skills and knowledge in Word, PowerPoint, and any presentation packages
• Good interpersonal skills
• Full understanding of all technical aspects of the Ripple Effect programme
• Strong people management ability
• Good communication and presentation skills
• Team player
• Excellent interpersonal skills

Personal Qualities
• Have empathy with Ripple Effect’s Christian foundation and core values
• An initiator and self-driven
• A team leader, builder, and developer
• A broad and mature thinker
• A strategic thinker with an eye for detail
• Creative and innovative
• A team player. Flexible.
• Understands the importance of confidentiality especially for data.

Deadline of this Job: 07 October 2022
Job Summary:
Provide technical support to staff and projects. Support technical requirements in the area of project design, business development and quality assurance. Implement and monitor strategic and technical initiatives. Provide technical guidance around the issues, challenges, and strategies for improving access to quality affecting the project. Contribute knowledge products through the creation and management of reports, technical materials, and conflict-sensitive solutions. Working closely with project and Headquarter (HQ) teams, support projects by evaluating programmatic effectiveness, overseeing technical aspects, and providing technical assessment reports. Contribute to business development efforts, including supporting the management of opportunity identification, capture, proposal development, and strategic partnering.

Technical Officers (Level I – III) provide a range of technical and administrative services at increasing levels of complexity to support project implementation and proposal development. Individuals within these positions are expected to demonstrate an increasing level of proficiency with the specific relevant technical area.

Position Description

The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Technical Specialist will support the research utilization (RU), knowledge management (KM) and monitoring, evaluation and learning efforts for the MOSAIC project in Uganda. Specifically, the technical advisor will be responsible for working with the MOSAIC-Uganda, regional, and global teams to define and operationalize the project’s RU and KM priorities and ensure monitoring of progress towards project milestones and objectives. S/he will support the MOSAIC-Uganda RU/KM plans, in alignment with the global MOSAIC RU/KM plan and will monitor and report progress as outlined in the global MEL plan in coordination with the MOSAIC Technical Advisors and Program Officers. The MEL TA will also support the gathering, synthesis, and dissemination of information, including development of evidence-based tools and technical resources.

Key Responsibilities
Global and National MOSAIC engagement

• Works closely with MOSAIC-Uganda’s management and technical team to provide technical support for all MOSAIC Uganda RU/KM/MEL activities
• Participates in work planning processes in close collaboration with the MOSAIC project leadership, MOH, project team and project partners
• Participates in relevant MOSAIC technical advisory groups with global team and national counterparts and partner institutions
• Works with HQ-based MOSAIC RU/KM team to create, adapt and implement tools and methodologies to support RU/KM

Research Utilization and Knowledge Management

• Conducts ongoing stakeholder mapping to identify key individuals and institutions with a role to play in new biomedical prevention product in Uganda.
• Lead in developing and supporting the RU and KM strategy
• Establishes/maintains functional professional relationships with key stakeholders and institutions to facilitate RU/dissemination and biomedical HIV prevention scale up efforts
• Conducts and analyzes assessments of locally relevant knowledge exchange activities/platforms and learning needs as they relate to upcoming biomedical prevention product introduction; facilitates local stakeholder engagement on project learning exchange mechanisms
• Participates in RU orientation/skill building training
• Supports CATALYST study teams with protocol implementation, including plans for stakeholder engagement and "pause and reflect" consultations
• Leads and oversees implementation of dissemination efforts for MOSAIC-Uganda’s biomedical HIV prevention research and program efforts, ensuring that project resources, lessons learned, and study findings are shared with appropriate global, regional, national, and sub-national audiences
• Works closely with MOSAIC-Uganda’s management and technical team, and with relevant MOSAIC regional and global focal persons to produce high-quality, audience-appropriate print and digital content, including peer-reviewed publications, blog posts, technical briefs, reports and fact sheets, conference abstracts and posters, and training materials and other technical tools

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
• Leads project reporting efforts as outlined in MEL plan, including tracking of progress towards project milestones and workplan deliverables. S/he will lead on outcome harvesting and updating the outcome data base.
• Monitors, evaluates, documents and shares project accomplishments, challenges, and lessons learned related to the introduction of new HIV prevention products.
• Analyzes assessments of local partners, knowledge exchange platforms and communication channels to identify where existing knowledge products can be applied to support policy and program planning, local needs and priorities for new knowledge products, preferred dissemination channels and knowledge exchange mechanisms to determine the support needed for program.
• Provide regular progress updates on key activities/outputs for the various workstreams.
• Identify, review, update and report outcomes using Outcome Intake form on SharePoint.
• Set up and manage a system for Collaborating, Learning and Adapting both internal and externally facing.
• Support the roll-out of the PrEP-it platform per the MoH priorities in Uganda
• Development of Indicators and analysis of service delivery data.
• Support the PrEP Indicator review activities, including the retrospective indicator study (IRB submission processes, study implementation/coordination, analysis and dissemination) and other support other indicator tracking activities.
• Support development, evaluation and or improvement of MOSAIC tools and approaches.
• Serves as team lead and mentors’ other lower-level personnel.
• May perform other duties as assigned.

Applied Knowledge and Skills
• Good communication skills and able to speak and write in English. Should also be able to communicate digitally on social media, write blogs etc.
• Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds. Ability to communicate effectively with community members, community leaders, support staff, health care workers and Ministry of Health officials
• Data manipulation and analysis skills especially for Excel and other similar packages.
• Computer literacy in all Office Programs
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Evidence of good analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Evidence of good presentation/facilitation skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills and successful teamwork.
• Should be self-starter, creative, technologically savvy, passionate hardworking and self- motivated.

Minimum requirements
• Master’s Degree in Monitoring and Evaluation or its International Equivalent, Project Management (PM) Certification preferred
• 6+ years of relevant experience managing data collection and technical assistance experience
• Expertise in a range of RU/KM strategies, such as stakeholder engagement, scale-up planning, process documentation, use of champions, and policy advocacy preferred
• Experience implementing M&E approaches for large donor funded projects.
• Experience working with internal and global M&E experts.
• Familiarity with the field of biomedical HIV prevention and PEPFAR programming strongly preferred.
• Applied Knowledge & Skills:
• In-depth knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures with providing technical support for research studies.
• Development of scope of work and deliverables for partners, consultants, etc.
• Broader knowledge of quality standards
• Proficiency with database management software and on-line search tools required.
• Has sensitivity to cultural diversity and understanding of the political, contextual, and ethical issues in assigned areas.
• Articulate, professional, and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff.
• Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English.
• Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
• Excellent and demonstrated project management skills.
• Ability to influence and collaborate with others.
• Demonstrated proficiency with using Microsoft Office Suite required.
• Ability to analyze and interpret data, identify errors, and prepare reports.
• Ability to solve problems and implement corrective action as needed.

Competencies:

There are 31 FHI 360 development competencies, of greatest focus for this particular job will be:
• Project Management (Planning and Time Management) - Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks (sets objectives/goals/measures). Breaks down work into steps, schedules, task/people assignments. Marshals people, time, and resource efficiently. Arranges information in a useful manner and orchestrates multiple activities at once.
• People Management (Making Others Great) – Facilitate professional development of staff by providing challenging, learning assignments and opportunities. Shares and solicits feedback monthly at the very least. Helps establish compelling development plans. Assigns responsibility and accountability for tasks/decisions. Monitors process, progress, and results. Creates a climate in which people want to do their best.
• Creating and Managing Systems and Processes – Recognizes the need for standardization and balances client and organization need in systems design. Anticipates the effects of process change on people while optimizing task efficiency and simplicity.
• Employees are expected to possess or have high potential for development of these three fundamental competencies.

Problem Solving & Impact:
• Works on problems of moderate to complex scope that require review of various factors.
• Exercises good judgment with selecting methods and techniques to determine appropriate action.
• Decisions may cause delays and affect a work unit or area within a department.
• Identifies and raises issues to senior technical staff
• Networks with key internal and external personnel.
• Decision may cause delays or failure to achieve results that impact departmental goals.

Supervision Given/Received:
• Determines methods and procedures on new projects and assignments.
• Serves as team lead and may mentor other lower-level personnel.
• May supervisor junior level staff.
• Typically reports to an Associate Director/ Director.

Education:
• Master’s Degree or its International Equivalent in Civil Society, Communication and Social Marketing, Economic Development, Education, the Environment, Gender, Health, Nutrition, Research, Technology and Youth or a Related Field.
• Project Management (PM) Certification preferred.

Experience: 

• Typically requires 6+ years of relevant experience managing data collection and technical assistance experience.
• Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or private organization.
• International or Domestic (US) Program Development or Program management experience preferred.

Typical Physical Demands:
• Typical office environment.
• Ability to spend long hours looking at computer screen and doing repetitive work on a keyboard.
• Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
• Ability to lift/move up to 5 lbs.


Deadline of this Job: 07 October 2022

JOB DETAILS:

Job Summary:
Provide technical support to staff and projects. Support technical requirements in the area of project design, business development and quality assurance. Implement and monitor strategic and technical initiatives. Provide technical guidance around the issues, challenges, and strategies for improving access to quality affecting the project. Contribute knowledge products through the creation and management of reports, technical materials, and conflict-sensitive solutions. Working closely with project and Headquarter (HQ) teams, support projects by evaluating programmatic effectiveness, overseeing technical aspects, and providing technical assessment reports. Contribute to business development efforts, including supporting the management of opportunity identification, capture, proposal development, and strategic partnering.

Technical Officers (Level I – III) provide a range of technical and administrative services at increasing levels of complexity to support project implementation and proposal development. Individuals within these positions are expected to demonstrate an increasing level of proficiency with the specific relevant technical area.

Position Description

The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Technical Specialist will support the research utilization (RU), knowledge management (KM) and monitoring, evaluation and learning efforts for the MOSAIC project in Uganda. Specifically, the technical advisor will be responsible for working with the MOSAIC-Uganda, regional, and global teams to define and operationalize the project’s RU and KM priorities and ensure monitoring of progress towards project milestones and objectives. S/he will support the MOSAIC-Uganda RU/KM plans, in alignment with the global MOSAIC RU/KM plan and will monitor and report progress as outlined in the global MEL plan in coordination with the MOSAIC Technical Advisors and Program Officers. The MEL TA will also support the gathering, synthesis, and dissemination of information, including development of evidence-based tools and technical resources.

Key Responsibilities
Global and National MOSAIC engagement

• Works closely with MOSAIC-Uganda’s management and technical team to provide technical support for all MOSAIC Uganda RU/KM/MEL activities
• Participates in work planning processes in close collaboration with the MOSAIC project leadership, MOH, project team and project partners
• Participates in relevant MOSAIC technical advisory groups with global team and national counterparts and partner institutions
• Works with HQ-based MOSAIC RU/KM team to create, adapt and implement tools and methodologies to support RU/KM

Research Utilization and Knowledge Management

• Conducts ongoing stakeholder mapping to identify key individuals and institutions with a role to play in new biomedical prevention product in Uganda.
• Lead in developing and supporting the RU and KM strategy
• Establishes/maintains functional professional relationships with key stakeholders and institutions to facilitate RU/dissemination and biomedical HIV prevention scale up efforts
• Conducts and analyzes assessments of locally relevant knowledge exchange activities/platforms and learning needs as they relate to upcoming biomedical prevention product introduction; facilitates local stakeholder engagement on project learning exchange mechanisms
• Participates in RU orientation/skill building training
• Supports CATALYST study teams with protocol implementation, including plans for stakeholder engagement and "pause and reflect" consultations
• Leads and oversees implementation of dissemination efforts for MOSAIC-Uganda’s biomedical HIV prevention research and program efforts, ensuring that project resources, lessons learned, and study findings are shared with appropriate global, regional, national, and sub-national audiences
• Works closely with MOSAIC-Uganda’s management and technical team, and with relevant MOSAIC regional and global focal persons to produce high-quality, audience-appropriate print and digital content, including peer-reviewed publications, blog posts, technical briefs, reports and fact sheets, conference abstracts and posters, and training materials and other technical tools

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
• Leads project reporting efforts as outlined in MEL plan, including tracking of progress towards project milestones and workplan deliverables. S/he will lead on outcome harvesting and updating the outcome data base.
• Monitors, evaluates, documents and shares project accomplishments, challenges, and lessons learned related to the introduction of new HIV prevention products.
• Analyzes assessments of local partners, knowledge exchange platforms and communication channels to identify where existing knowledge products can be applied to support policy and program planning, local needs and priorities for new knowledge products, preferred dissemination channels and knowledge exchange mechanisms to determine the support needed for program.
• Provide regular progress updates on key activities/outputs for the various workstreams.
• Identify, review, update and report outcomes using Outcome Intake form on SharePoint.
• Set up and manage a system for Collaborating, Learning and Adapting both internal and externally facing.
• Support the roll-out of the PrEP-it platform per the MoH priorities in Uganda
• Development of Indicators and analysis of service delivery data.
• Support the PrEP Indicator review activities, including the retrospective indicator study (IRB submission processes, study implementation/coordination, analysis and dissemination) and other support other indicator tracking activities.
• Support development, evaluation and or improvement of MOSAIC tools and approaches.
• Serves as team lead and mentors’ other lower-level personnel.
• May perform other duties as assigned.

Applied Knowledge and Skills
• Good communication skills and able to speak and write in English. Should also be able to communicate digitally on social media, write blogs etc.
• Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds. Ability to communicate effectively with community members, community leaders, support staff, health care workers and Ministry of Health officials
• Data manipulation and analysis skills especially for Excel and other similar packages.
• Computer literacy in all Office Programs
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Evidence of good analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Evidence of good presentation/facilitation skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills and successful teamwork.
• Should be self-starter, creative, technologically savvy, passionate hardworking and self- motivated.

Minimum requirements
• Master’s Degree in Monitoring and Evaluation or its International Equivalent, Project Management (PM) Certification preferred
• 6+ years of relevant experience managing data collection and technical assistance experience
• Expertise in a range of RU/KM strategies, such as stakeholder engagement, scale-up planning, process documentation, use of champions, and policy advocacy preferred
• Experience implementing M&E approaches for large donor funded projects.
• Experience working with internal and global M&E experts.
• Familiarity with the field of biomedical HIV prevention and PEPFAR programming strongly preferred.
• Applied Knowledge & Skills:
• In-depth knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures with providing technical support for research studies.
• Development of scope of work and deliverables for partners, consultants, etc.
• Broader knowledge of quality standards
• Proficiency with database management software and on-line search tools required.
• Has sensitivity to cultural diversity and understanding of the political, contextual, and ethical issues in assigned areas.
• Articulate, professional, and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff.
• Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English.
• Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
• Excellent and demonstrated project management skills.
• Ability to influence and collaborate with others.
• Demonstrated proficiency with using Microsoft Office Suite required.
• Ability to analyze and interpret data, identify errors, and prepare reports.
• Ability to solve problems and implement corrective action as needed.

Competencies:

There are 31 FHI 360 development competencies, of greatest focus for this particular job will be:
• Project Management (Planning and Time Management) - Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks (sets objectives/goals/measures). Breaks down work into steps, schedules, task/people assignments. Marshals people, time, and resource efficiently. Arranges information in a useful manner and orchestrates multiple activities at once.
• People Management (Making Others Great) – Facilitate professional development of staff by providing challenging, learning assignments and opportunities. Shares and solicits feedback monthly at the very least. Helps establish compelling development plans. Assigns responsibility and accountability for tasks/decisions. Monitors process, progress, and results. Creates a climate in which people want to do their best.
• Creating and Managing Systems and Processes – Recognizes the need for standardization and balances client and organization need in systems design. Anticipates the effects of process change on people while optimizing task efficiency and simplicity.
• Employees are expected to possess or have high potential for development of these three fundamental competencies.

Problem Solving & Impact:
• Works on problems of moderate to complex scope that require review of various factors.
• Exercises good judgment with selecting methods and techniques to determine appropriate action.
• Decisions may cause delays and affect a work unit or area within a department.
• Identifies and raises issues to senior technical staff
• Networks with key internal and external personnel.
• Decision may cause delays or failure to achieve results that impact departmental goals.

Supervision Given/Received:
• Determines methods and procedures on new projects and assignments.
• Serves as team lead and may mentor other lower-level personnel.
• May supervisor junior level staff.
• Typically reports to an Associate Director/ Director.

Education:
• Master’s Degree or its International Equivalent in Civil Society, Communication and Social Marketing, Economic Development, Education, the Environment, Gender, Health, Nutrition, Research, Technology and Youth or a Related Field.
• Project Management (PM) Certification preferred.

Experience: 

• Typically requires 6+ years of relevant experience managing data collection and technical assistance experience.
• Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or private organization.
• International or Domestic (US) Program Development or Program management experience preferred.

Typical Physical Demands:
• Typical office environment.
• Ability to spend long hours looking at computer screen and doing repetitive work on a keyboard.
• Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
• Ability to lift/move up to 5 lbs.

Technology to be Used:

• Personal Computer/Laptop, Microsoft applications (i.e., Office 365, SharePoint, Skype/Zoom/Teams), cell phone/mobile technology, and standard office equipment.


Deadline of this Job: 07 September 2022
JOB DETAILS:
The Opportunity
Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Head of MEAL (Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning) in Kampala, Uganda.

Role Purpose:
The Head of MEAL (HoM) holds a senior position on the PDQ team and leads the Country Office’s work monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning and in general ensures that a robust MEAL system and its tools contribute to ensuring consistent quality monitoring and uplift, regular assessment, and strong accountability, learning and feedback loops. The person will lead in supporting technical advisors, MEAL and project and programme staff to regularly monitor and strengthen program quality, learning and use of knowledge and data.
This will be done through the development, updating and implementation of a national Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning strategy and plan a knowledge and learning strategy and plan. The role leads a central and decentralized team and provides internal and external support and capacity building across the country program and with partners to roll out and integrate MEAL tools and activities that contribute to sound and regular monitoring, evaluation and reporting as well as program quality uplift.
The role also leads country annual reporting on accomplishments toward implementing a three-year country strategic plan (CSP).

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
Essential
• Post-graduate degree in an area of social development or equivalent experience.
• Recommended a minimum of eight (8) years of experience working in MEAL roles including in a senior management position in a both emergency and development contexts, preferably with solid experience in more than one of the Save the Children International’s priority sectors: education, protection, rights governance, HIV/AIDs, health and nutrition, child poverty and emergencies.
• Experience of securing resources from donors for MEAL activities/staffing and budget management
• Sound knowledge of international quality standards (Red Cross Code of Conduct, Sphere Standard, HAP Standard) and proven experience of using these standards in practical ways to promote quality and accountable programming.
• Direct experience of working with communities in participatory activities, including confidence in working with children and an understanding of child-friendly participatory methodologies.

Desirable
• Sound understanding of development of MIS and data and information management
• Sound knowledge of Accountability approaches
• Familiarity with knowledge management systems and approaches that foster a learning culture.
• Experience of working on all elements of MEAL including designing, rolling out and managing systems
• Significant experience in leading a team and building MEAL team capacity (developing training tools, training, coaching and mentoring)
• Demonstrated strong interpersonal and leadership skills
• Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets
• Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in from staff members and departments.
• Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
• Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies.
• Fluency in English, both verbal and written.
• Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children International’s aims, values and principles Information Communication Technology literate.
National T&C (including pay) will apply.
Where we Work – Where We Work | Save the Children International

The Organisation
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
• No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
• All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
• Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Deadline of this Job: 03 October 2022
JOB DETAILS:
Job title: Livestock Extension Worker
Job family: Frontline Extension Worker is charged with the responsibility of training youth groups in dairy production, support monitoring of groups at both household and milk aggregation points. S/he will provide technical assistance to the Community animal health workers (CAHW) to set up community pasture seed banks, promote the CAHW model amongst dairy farmers. Mentor the village agents (Vas) and milk aggregation points in business development
Dept./Team: Programmes
Reporting to: Enterprise Development Officer
Location: South -Western Uganda
Job purpose:
Ensure successful delivery of the project, relationships with Farmer Groups, liaison with Project Partners and District Authorities, and oversight and provision of information to enable management of budgets, plans and donor contracts.
The Livestock Extension Worker should have a good overview of the breadth of the Send a Cow Programme, but will have a prime responsibility for the Livestock aspects of the project.

Key Responsibilities:
• The Livestock Extension Workers role is to mobilize, profile and enroll youth into the project.
• Facilitate the establishment of sustainable community structures this will include, village agents, community animal health workers, milk aggregation point at subcounty and district level.
• S/he is tasked with the responsibility of training, coaching and mentoring of project participants.
• Support youth to model their business, develop business plans and facilitate business to business engagement.
• Provide business incubation mentorship to the village agent, community animal health workers, milk aggregation centers, production groups and support business start-ups.
• Assessment of youth and matching them to apprenticeship opportunities of their choice.
• Conduct monitoring of youth under apprenticeship and linking to employment opportunities.
• Mentor youth in value addition and product development
• Assess youth and mentor them to participate in innovation challenge model
• Support youth to access business development enterprises both financial and non-financial linkages.
• Implement programme interventions as determined by the Enterprise Development Office in line with the Project Plan and monitor progress and impact in the project.
• Compile and submit project and programme financial and narrative reports in a timely manner.
• Provide information as required to ensure effective management of donor contract against plan, budget and logframe, timely delivery of reports.
• Manage projects funds requests and accountability for the area of operation in accordance with project standards and budgets.
• Timely update of shared databases.
• Regularly monitor and assess the growth of the groups in line with SAC group development guidelines
• Ensure good networking and collaboration relationships with government and other development partners in the project area
Others
1. Policies and Project implementation
a. Ensure all projects are being implemented in line with Ripple Effect Uganda’s Gender and Social Inclusion training manual, wider Ripple Effect policies and procedures, and according to Programme Management Guidelines.
2. Capacity Building
a. Identify and facilitate implementation of appropriate strategies and tools to increase the capacity of staff, partners, and Community resource persons on all and any aspects of Gender and Social Inclusion approaches and Principles
b. Coordinate and mentor Community resource structures /persons individually, and as a group of specialised member volunteers.
3. Project Development
a. Document and share best practices observed during project implementation, and support cross learning visits and experiential sharing among participating groups. Participate in community assessments,
4. Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning
5. Participate in community assessments, surveys (base line, reviews and project end surveys) and conduct field visits at least 50% of the time in order to ensure adoption of trainings conducted, monitor the youth under different interventions, collect, clean and submit data in relation to the activities implemented.
6. Timely reporting
a. Document and share success stories and case studies and all learning points, technical review of other team members’ submissions of the same
b. Write reports and submit to the Enterprise Development Officer at District level.
c. Keep district and project team and country level management informed of changing context, issues and concerns relevant to project activities and programme approaches.
7. Fundraising and Representation
a. Participate in and contribute towards Ripple Effect fundraising activities
8. Networking
a. Strengthen Ripple Effect collaborative partnerships and linkage with any other NGOs, private sector and service providers in supporting and addressing farmers’.

Learning & skills
Bachelor’s degree in veterinary medicine and or Animal production and management. Bachelors and Diploma in Agriculture with a bias in livestock. 4- 5 years in experience in community training.
Creativity & reasoning
The role requires a good understanding of diary value chain, mobilizing youth to engage in youth dairy value chain. Practical experience in implementing skilling initiatives and supporting communities to start, manage and grow their IGAs.
Communication & interaction
The role requires clear communication skills. One should be able to clearly communicate to the stakeholders the project goal and outcomes. He/she should be able to creatively prepare clear reports that show the project progress.
The role requires interaction with the implementing team, communities, and local government authorities. One should be able to quickly learn the culture of the community to support their ability to interact. He/she should have a good problem-solving approach and conflict resolution at individual and community level
Stewardship
The role should have good level of computer literacy and demonstrated ability to capture data/information using different advanced computer software, produce computer-based reports, read and interpret monitoring data presented through spread sheets and interact and respond appropriately in closing gaps identified.
Judgements & actions
The role works within broad guidelines that include capacity building & networking among others and thus should be able to plan their time accordingly to ensure all areas are supported. The role involves high level of interaction with staff and other project actors for effective technical and advisory role.
One should be able to clearly judge impact and uptake of employment opportunities along the value chain.
Working environment
To enhance close supervision, the role requires presence in the field monitoring and building capacity up to 90% of the time. 10% of the time will be used for purposes of reporting.
Occasionally the role may be exposed to stressful conditions during travel in the field traversing the project area while providing supervision and other support.

Role & Person Specification 
Personal competencies and talents Status
Education/Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in veterinary medicine and or Animal production and management. Bachelors and Diploma in Agriculture with a bias in livestock.

Experience
• 4- 5 years in experience in community training.
• Field development experience involving application of livestock management methodologies
• Knowledge in extension services delivery
• Experience of monitoring and managing budgets and work plans
• Knowledge of environmental good practice
• Practical experience in implementing value chains.
• Experience of organizing and conducting trainings and workshops at different levels
• Experience in a number of different approaches to extension and use of media for community learning
• Experience in youth skilling and business start -up, mentorship and acceleration

Skills/Abilities
• Strong leadership ability
• Excellent communication skills
• Good presentation skills
• Report writing skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Strong networking skills.
• Able to participate on a policy level with government and other development partners
• Ability to identify funding opportunities

Personal Qualities
• Have empathy with Ripple Effect’s Christian foundation and core values
• An initiator and self-driven
• A team leader, builder and developer
• A broad and mature thinker
• A strategic thinker with an eye for detail
• Creative and innovative
• A team player. Flexible.
• Understands the importance of confidentiality especially for data.

Essential
• Postgraduate training in project management or M& E or any related field.
• Experience in NGO work.
• Ability to build high quality group dynamics
• Ability to manage conflict and deal positively with setbacks.
• Experience in NGO work.
• Community development experience
• Knowledge in extension services delivery
• Youth programming and skilling experience



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