Economic Recovery and Development Officer NGO Jobs – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Organization: International
Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: ERD Manager  
About US:
The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and
livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and
gain control of their future. It was created by Albert Einstein more than 80
years and has been working in Uganda since 1998. It has particularly working in
the conflict zones where tens of thousands of people have been kills and over
1.6 million displaced. Following a peace agreement in 2006, Ugandans are
returning home and looking to rebuild their lives. The IRC is there to protect
women and children from violence and exploitation by fostering a safe
environment and encouraging education, and is supporting farmers and small
businesses, and helping communities promote peace and long-term development.
About ERD Program:
The International Rescue Committee has been implementing Economic
Recovery and Development (ERD) programs in Uganda since 2005. In 2012, the IRC
initiated an economic and social empowerment project in Kampala in support of
urban refugees. A new phase of the project will start in October 2016, aimed at
building the economic skills and resilience of vulnerable refugee and host
community women and men in Kampala, building on the successes of the previous
projects.
Job Summary: The Economic
Recovery and Development (ERD) Officer will be responsible for the oversight of
the day-to-day program activities of the urban refugee economic empowerment
project. The incumbent will support the Manager in delivering project
interventions in Kampala.
  
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure effective mobilization of existing
    community saving and credit groups to participate in the project.
  • Regularly review specific activity plans
    and budgets ensuring that planned activities are budgeted.
  • Plan with and supervise specific trainings
    of the community saving and credit groups following project methodologies.
  • Carry out regular monitoring visits to the
    community saving and credit groups and provide support as necessary.
  • Ensure all the community saving and credit
    group activities are properly documented using approved tools.
  • The jobholder will collect data from the
    community saving and credit groups on a monthly basis and enter it in the
    project database.
  • Actively contribute to the revision of
    monitoring tools for the community saving and credit group activities.
  • Prepare and submit quarterly reports on
    the community saving and credit group activities and participate in
    consequent reviews.
 Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the International
    Rescue Committee (IRC) Economic Recovery and Development Officer career
    placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in economics or related studies
    from reputable university; specialized technical training in private
    sector development, business development, or financial services for the
    urban poor is an added advantage.        
  • A minimum of three (3) years of practical
    field experience working with business development services, skills
    training or group saving schemes.
  • Excellent writing skills, including report
    writing,
  • Excellent networking and liaison skills,
  • Good communication and presentation
    skills; pay attention to details
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent time management skills and
    ability to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability
    to work as part of a team, as well as independently.
  • Flexible and able to work in a dynamic and
    diverse environment.
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. proficiency
    in MS Office
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications online at the link below.
Deadline: 22nd September,
2016

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