Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Careers – Livelihoods Project Officer

Organisation: Norwegian
Refugee Council (NRC)
Funding Source: Swedish
International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
Duty Station:  Uganda
About NRC:
The Norwegian Refugee Council
(NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of
experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees
and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced
populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food
security, legal assistance, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.
About NRC SIDA Project:
NRC has secured funding from
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) to implement
livelihoods (and related activities) in Adjumani/Arua refugee settlements in
Job Summary: The
Livelihoods Project Officer will work in liaison with the Area Manager on all
aspects of the project implementation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Identifies
    vocational skills needs & other aspects of livelihoods (market,
    employment, gardening, non-formal education)
  • Supervises
    and trains youth groups and adult beneficiaries.
  • Oversees
    all training centers
  • Ensure
    that the major components of the project (VST, Gardening, Non-formal…) are
    well planned and coordinated
  • Actively
    coordinates with other IPs (such as DRC who are involved in VST, agrobased
    activities) to add value to NRC work
  • Collect,
    analyze and write monthly and quarterly reports on all aspects of the
  • Works
    in liaison with relevant government authorities and communities at field
  • Represents
    NRC on coordination and technical meetings at camp level
  • Guides
    the identification and registration of learners (database)
  • Organizes
    and conducts training and regular workshops and necessary in-service
    trainings for community social workers (animators) skills trainers,
    teachers, and other assistants
  • Works
    with the community leadership (CBOs) during beneficiary identification,
    training and local resources mobilization
  • Ensure
    that sensitization of communities, youth and their parents is carried out
    in an organized manner
  • Performs
    additional tasks assigned by the line supervisor
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Livelihoods Project Officer should hold a B.A. or
    M.A. degree in Economics, social work, development or other related fields
    from a recognized university
  • At
    least five years of experience (3 for M.A.) implementing or supervising
    livelihoods related projects – adult non-formal education, skills training
    or gardening.
  • Past
    exposure and experience of business development and preparation of
    training guidelines would be an asset.
  • General
    knowledge and understanding of emergency response, refugee context,
    development, marketing, finance…desirable.
  • Past
    NGO experience is an asset.
  • Working
    knowledge of local culture and language
  • Past
    training or workshop facilitation skills
  • Highly
    proactive and team player
  • Computer
    literacy skills i.e. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, internet…
How to Apply:
All candidates who wish to join
one of the world’s leading relief organisations, Norwegian Refugee Council
(NRC) should Apply by visiting the web link below.
Deadline: 19th December 2014.

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