Assessment & Design Facilitator (NGO Careers) at World Vision Uganda

With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Come join our 34,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

Key Responsibilities:

Back ground

World Vision Uganda (WVU) is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in 43 districts and have 48 Area Programmes implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & resilience, education and child protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with these beneficiaries. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for a qualified and passionate individual willing to share in our vision and join the team in the following role.

Position:         Assessment & Design Facilitator

Report to:       Response Operations Manager

Location:        Yumbe & Adjumani District

advert Start Date:     24th November 2022

Advert End Date:       30th November 2022

Purpose of the position:

Excellently implement Assessment and Design processes and Child Sponsorship Operations standards in ways the meet WVU and WVI standards as well as cluster strategic priorities through effective supervision and working with Community Engagements and Development Assistant (Causal Staff) and Community Starter Group Member (Volunteers).
Effectively conduct LEAP 3 assessment process including primary and secondary data collection, and analysis, meeting with key stakeholders to begin to learn about child well-being.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.


  • Leading and facilitating programme assessment and designing of new Area Programme (Vulnerability Assessment, Gender and Disability Assessment, Conduct Sponsorship Risk Feasibility Assessment and Child protection Assessment (ADAPT)
  • Developing and administer Assessment and design Terms of Reference (ToR) and data collection tools
  • Conducting collection of primary and secondary data, analyzed to inform assessment for potential interventions in the target communities
  • Develop quality assessment report.
  • Facilitate capacity building of partners on Design, operations research and documentation.
  • Facilitate participation and engagement of the community, partners and government officials to learn about Child Wellbeing Situations.
  • Exploring partnering options and determining partnering approaches
  • Facilitating community to identify and shared vision, objectives and approaches contribute to child well-being
  • Conducting analyzing of root causes, assets/Resources, and existing efforts that that contributes to child wellbeing
  • Facilitating community to develop community level (COMMUNITY SUMMIT) programme M&E Indicators and align it with standardized National Office M&E indicators in preparation for Project monitoring as aligned to the National Office Strategy results framework
  • Facilitating communities to develop shared community projects & Programme Plans
  • Align community project Monitoring & Evaluation Framework with World vision M&E framework
  • Align Community Project & Programme Plans with World Vision National Office Strategy
  • Conducting baseline Survey of the Programme Impact Area to inform selection of community projects
  • Compile Critical Path Step reports to inform evidence based decision making at programme levels and for use in preparation of programme design
  • Responsible for the overall financial management of the project assessment & Design process and to ensure that expenditures are kept within the approved budgets
  • Document best practices, lesson learned and success stories about WV Uganda project interventions
  • Lead the review, learning and reflection meetings in the Area Programme on projects implementation, and evaluations.
  • Assessment Plan reviewed/developed and shared with Programme Coordinator and DM&E
  • Innovate better, context based and efficient ways of delivering child Sponsorship operations.

Guide AP programme planning and Development.

  • Support the Design Processes of the Critical path steps and generated reports for each critical path steps
  • Support and guide AP scheduled assessments, TDI measurements and designs.
  • Facilitate development of the AP design document and AOP/ DIP.
  • Gather and analyze community perspectives, and prepare annual work plans and cash flows.
  • Monitoring of progress and achievements of Assessment processes and meeting timelines.
  • Conduct partnership mapping

Partnership Engagement and Mapping.

  • Mobilse grassroots organizations, Churches and other civil society organizations on poverty reduction.
  • Mobilize government institutions and technical staff in the planning and implementation of AP programmes and plans.
  • Mobilize community participation in programme/project planning, development, implementation and monitoring
  • Mobilization of communities, local organizations and institutions for programme development and implementation and partnership.

Progress Reporting

  • Assessment Reports (Vulnerability, Gender and Disability, ADAPT and Sponsorship risk management report)
  • Critical path Steps Reports
  • Community engagements meetings Reports.
  • Parish and Sup-County Summit Reports.
  • Annual Operation plans narratives, Area Plan Narratives, Complete Log-frames and budget for identified projects

Lead community engagement process for child sponsorship and Registration

Ensure quality and timely Communications between Cluster, NO and SOs.

  • Support development of a communication plan with appropriate sponsorship messages tailored for local stakeholders and partners, including children
  • Engage community on understanding of sponsorship management processes and selection criteria of Child Registration
  • Support child registration planning and registration processes with partners which ensures transparency and participation in ways that are fun and meaningful for children.
  • Facilitate formation of Community Volunteer Associations and other networks and collaborations on CWB among Sponsorship partners and stakeholders
  • Support community household engagements and Accountability approach and formation of structures.

Child Protection

  •  Identify the wellbeing CONCERNS and C.P Needs/child abuse cases and report in line with child protection policy and guidelines.
  • Work with local leaders to protect children from child violations and abuses on child protection.
  • Sensitization of children including all RC on child protection.
  • Sensitize children, guardians/parents and other stakeholders about children’s rights and responsibilities with a view to identify child violations.
  • Report cases of child abuse in the programme area.
  • Report cases of child incidents for follow up.
  • Communicate to Guardian/parents on the intent of the Sponsor visit and attain consent/confirmation or rejection of the visit
  • Attend to follow up on Child protection issues and report.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience.

  • Must have a Degree in Social Sciences, Humanities, Economics, and Statistics and/or Master’s degree qualification is preferred
  • Must have at least 3 years’ experience in project design, management, planning and budgeting preferably within World Vision. Knowledge of World Vision LEAP 3 Design processes standards is an advantage
  • At least two years’ work experience in community engagement, project planning and proposal development is key. Good understanding of logical framework and triangulating clear understanding of theory of change derived from problem tree analysis.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation knowledge, Conducting Assessment, Data analysis and community and partners engagements is an added advantages.
  • Skills in Project management and implementation.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of development work and ability to integrate it with sponsorship
  • Competences in managing business process in large organizations
  • Experiences in conducting of assessment process and using assessment results to design a project and/or programme is an added advantage
  • Member of Uganda Evaluation Association, Post graduate training in Monitoring and Evaluation is an added advantage
  • Knowledge in qualitative research and probing skills and data analysis is key
  • Knowledge in quantitative data analysis and use of analytical skills in quantitative data is an added advantage.
  • Context cultural indicators performance analytical skills is an added advantage

Applicant Types Accepted:

Local Applicants Only


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