Fresher Livelihoods Assistant NGO Careers – Save the Children International

Job Title:           Livelihoods Assistant
Organisation: Save the
Children International
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for
children and has program presence in over 120 countries in the world and has
been implementing programs for over 90 years. Save the Children envisions a
Uganda in which every child attains the right to survival, protection,
development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the
way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in
their lives. We strive to create impact for children by delivering our
Programmes through partnerships, by being innovative, by acting as the voice
for and of children, and by achieving results at scale.  In Uganda, we implement programmes in six
thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance,
Education, Livelihoods & Food Security, Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in
development and emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over
36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern and Central regions of
Uganda, Currently, Save the Children has a staff complement of over 240
persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them
fulfil their potential. In 2014, we reached over 143 million children through
our work around 52m directly and 91 million indirectly around the world.
Job Summary:  The Livelihoods Assistant is mainly responsible
for the daily implementation of Livelihood activities in the selected
communities to enhance increase in food production, income level and improved
nutrition.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
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The ideal candidate for the Save the Children Livelihoods
Assistant job opportunity should hold a diploma in Management, Business
Administration, Education, Agriculture or Social Science, Development Studies
or related field, or equivalent accrued working experience.
·        
One year of experience in Child Survival,
Participatory Agri-business Enterprise Development, (Non-formal) Education,
ECCD, Livelihoods and development-related programming in Uganda (preferably
with an International NGO).
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Previous exposure and experience in mobilizing
community structures to improve livelihoods, food security and Disaster Risk
Reduction.
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Skills and experience in Integrated Program
delivery covering the themes of Health, Education and Livelihood
·        
Broad knowledge and understanding of child
rights issues, national poverty alleviation strategies as well as current
national and international trends in global poverty and development.
·        
Past exposure and experience of working with
local partners and District Local Government in Child Rights Governance,
Health, Nutrition, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection is an added
advantage.
·        
Excellent analytical skills and strategic
planning abilities.
·        
Ability to establish and maintain conducive
collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
·        
Computer literacy and excellent documentation
skills are a must.
·        
Highly developed cultural awareness and ability
to work well in an international environment with people from diverse
backgrounds and cultures.
·        
Ability to intervene with crisis management or
troubleshooting as necessary.
·        
Exceptional interpersonal and communication
skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
·        
Excellent time management and planning capacity.
·        
Availability and willingness to work extra hours
during times of humanitarian responses.
·        
Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach
areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to send a copy of
their updated CVs with a cover letter (attached as one document) indicating
three referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors to:
uganda.recruitment@savethechildren.org
NB:
·        
Testimonials/certificates should not be attached
to applications
·        
Hand delivered applications will not be accepted
and are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.
Deadline: 11th
November, 2016
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