Livelihood Specialist Job Opportunity – Inter-Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU)

Organization: Inter-Religious
Council of Uganda (IRCU)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Secretary
General
About US:
The
Inter-Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU) is a national Faith-Based
Non-Government Organization comprising of the Roman Catholic Church, the Church
of Uganda, the Uganda Orthodox Church, the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council, the
Seventh-day Adventist Church, the Pentecostal and Evangelical Churches. IRCU’s
Vision is: ‘a divinely peaceful, united, prosperous Uganda where all people
enjoy full health and freedoms for the common good.’ The Council implements a
range of programs namely HIV/AIDS and Public Health, Gender Based Violence
Prevention, Peace, Justice and Governance.
Job Summary:  The Livelihood Specialist will mainly ensure
efficient and effective operations of the livelihood programme, and offer technical
support in planning, designing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of
livelihood and economic development interventions, coordination and networking
with the local government, local communities, partners and other key
stakeholders focusing on the post 2015 development agenda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
In charge of capacity development of
Institutionalized Faith Based Organizations to deliver livelihood programmes
and activities
·        
Responsible for resource mobilization for sustainable
livelihood programmes
·        
In charge of advocacy and policy influence
·        
Responsible for the coordination and networking with
the local government, local communities, partners and other key stakeholders in
delivering sustainable livelihood programmes
·        
Offer technical assistance in planning, designing,
monitoring and evaluating livelihood and economic development interventions.
·        
Support the production of regular and timely
progress reports regarding relevant project activities.
·        
Perform any other duties as assigned by the Secretary
General.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The Livelihood Specialist should hold a good Master’s
degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Social Sector Planning, Project
Planning and Management or a relevant discipline.
·        
At least seven years of progressive work experience
in developing livelihood interventions and the technical aspects related to the
proposed program description, including skills training, micro-lending,
micro-saving, employment generation, alternative/ additional income-generation
and social protection.
·        
Extensive experience in projects promoting
livelihood interventions with a gender focus, working successfully with
development partners/agencies, international and host country NGOs.
·        
Excellent communications skills in English both
written and orally.
·        
Proven ability in the design and effective use of
training materials.
Note: Evidenced work experience shall
be required for all positions. Female qualified candidates are encouraged to
apply.
How to Apply: 
The candidates
should send an application letter with certified copies of academic certificates/
transcripts and a letter of recommendation from his/her leader of Church/
Mosque/place of worship to the address below:
The Secretary
General,
Inter-Religious
Council of Uganda,
Namirembe Hill,
Plot 884,
Centenary Road,
P.O. Box 7502, Kampala,
Uganda.
Deadline: Monday, 28th September, 2015 by
5:00p.m.

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