2 European Union (EU) Project Career Vacancies – Livelihoods Officers at Cheshire Services

Organisation: Cheshire Services
Uganda
Funding Source: European
Union (EU)
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Livelihood
Resource Centre (LRC) Manager
About US:
Cheshire Services Uganda is a
nongovernmental organization working the field of disability and development.
CSU works with and for Persons with Disabilities through four thematic
programme areas of Livelihoods, Inclusive Education, Advocacy and campaign,
health and rehabilitation. CSU in collaboration with Leonard Cheshire
Disability has received funding from the European Union to implement a three
year livelihoods project for Persons with Disabilities in Adjuman and Moyo
districts.
Job Summary:  The Livelihoods Officer will primarily manage
the placement requirements of Persons with Disabilities and support them to transit
from training to employment.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible
    for collecting information on various livelihood and career /job
    opportunities available in various sectors and create a database of the
    same.
  • Works
    in liaison with the LRC Manager in employment profiling of each candidate
    and placement.
  • Identify
    and contact potential employers in public, private, NGO or the government
    sector and establish linkages for training, placement, apprenticeship, job
    shadowing working closely with the Training Officer.
  • Organize
    employers sensitization programmes and job fairs at the LRCs
  • Organize
    workshops on employment for Persons with Disabilities
  • Refer
    the trainees to suitable vacancies
  • Provide
    regular follow-up with candidates and employers to ensure successful
    placements
  • Offer
    regular follow-up with self-employed trainees and provide support as
    needed.
  • Oversee
    start-up and grants for trained Persons with Disabilities
  • Map
    and identify existing social protection schemes and link them to Persons
    with Disabilities
  • Works
    closely with families of Persons with Disabilities to support transition
    from training to employment
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the EU Project should hold a relevant bachelor’s
    degree in any relevant field.
  • At
    least two years of work experience in development related activities.
  • Good
    awareness of market trends in terms of skills and job requirements.
  • Excellent
    communication skills in spoken and written English.
  • Excellent
    interpersonal skills
  • Good
    knowledge and understanding of disability related issues
  • Computer
    literacy skills
  • Good
    working knowledge of local language is desired
  • Working
    knowledge of Sign Language is also desired
How to Apply: 
All qualified candidates are
encouraged to send their applications, updated CVs and supporting documents to
the address below. Please indicate the position you are applying for on the
envelope. Note that no email applications will be considered.
The Chairperson
Cheshire Services Uganda
Plot 935 Old Kira Road Bukoto
near Kadic Hospital or opposite MTN Stage
P.O. Box 70012 Clock Tower
Kampala. Uganda.
Deadline: 27th February, 2015
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