UNHCR Project Jobs – Livelihood Officer at Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)

Title:    Livelihood Officer
Organisation: Humanitarian
Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)
Gender & Youth Coordinator
Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA) is an international African humanitarian and
development organization that positively contributes towards improving the
living standards and conditions of those adversely affected by disasters and
conflict in the Horn, East & Central Africa by implementing WASH, Health,
Education, Livelihoods, Community service & development and Protection
programs in the region for a period of more than 20 years.
UNHCR Project:
HIJRA with
funding from the UNHCR in Uganda is implementing a multi-Sectoral Program for
refugees Oruchinga settlement (Isingiro District) and transit centers in Kisoro
and Bundibugyo districts.
The Livelihood Officer will be responsible for planning, implementation
and coordination of all livelihood activities and promoting environment
activities in the settlement through supervision of staff involved in
livelihood and environment activities with the aim of making refugees
self-reliant and living in a good environment.
Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Project planning, implementation and
Guide the livelihood sector in long-term planning.
Actively coordinate Livelihood projects being
implemented in the settlement.
Ensure cross cutting themes are mainstreamed in
Livelihood projects.
Writing weekly reports, weekly work plans, monthly
activity reports, quarterly and annual reports.
Conducting routine monitoring of livelihood field
activities, check on progress and write achievements.
In charge of distributing of procured inputs to
livelihood groups to enable them carry out their activities successfully
Mentoring and supervising the livelihood Field
Assistant and Livelihood Extension Workers
Identify potential groups to participate in
livelihood activities.
Actively promote environmental protection for sustainable
livelihood strategies
Promoting group cohesion by ensuring good
leadership of group leaders and solving conflicts among group members
Organize weekly meetings with Livelihood Field
Assistant and livelihood extension workers to coordinate activities, monitor
their implementation and progress.
Track and manage budgets allocated for the
Livelihood sector
2. M&E and documentation:
Effectively document all information relating to
project successes, innovations and promising practices and disseminate through
appropriate mechanisms.
Ensure identification of research areas, conduct
research and document learning’s.
Oversee the Livelihood sector in outputs and
outcome monitoring processes.
Technically support the processes of Livelihood
sector baselines and evaluation of livelihood projects and interventions
3. Capacity building and training:
In charge of the mobilization of farmer groups and
conducting training in agronomic practices through farmer field school approach
which include right crop spacing, manure application, integrated disease and
pest management, proper use of fungicides and pesticides.
Providing mentoring and coaching to community
groups to build refugee capacity for understanding and connecting with different
refugee community linkages.
Identify technical experts to train livelihood
community groups in the settlement.
Train livestock groups basic livestock husbandry
practices through farmer field school approach.
4. People Management: The job holder
will supervise staff, conduct performance evaluation/appraisals and monitor
progress, capacity development and motivate others.
Perform any other duties as assigned by the
Skills and Experience: 
The ideal candidate should hold a Post
graduate/Degree in Agriculture /Rural Agricultural innovation/Development
studies or equivalent from a recognized University
A minimum of three or more years of working
experience in the relevant field.
Proven skills in working with rural communities
Demonstrated skills in participatory community
development methodologies
Working knowledge of IGAs
Excellent people management skills
Strong skills in networking
Community mobilization
Excellent skills in research, analysis, report and
proposal writing and development.
Excellent organization skills and able to work
under pressure
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Highly reliable and accountable
Team player
High proficiency in use of computer in day to day
Ability and willingness to learn
Possess the ability to speak more than one
indigenous and foreign language would be desirable i.e. Kiswahili or
to Apply: 
interested Ugandan nationals should send an application with an updated CV to: vacancies.ug@hijra.or.ke. Please
clearly indicate in the subject line the position you are applying for.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Due to the urgent need to fill
this position, shortlisting will be done as we receive applications. The
earlier you apply the better!
29th May 2015
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