Food Security and Livelihood Officer NGO Career Jobs – Save the Children International

Job Title:            Food Security and Livelihood Officer
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 300 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 Food
Security and Livelihoods Officer will be responsible for initiating the FSL
response in Bidibidi Settlement including market strengthening activities and
cash transfers to vulnerable households. The Officer will be required to carry
out on the ground activities such as targeting beneficiaries and training, They
will be working with government agencies and private organizations engaged in
promoting improved livelihoods for refugees and will represent SCI at relevant
external fora such as the Livelihood Working Group and Cash Working Group.
Key Duties and
  • The jobholder will deliver the cash grants
    and e-vouchers, the Officer will be instrumental in setting up the cash
    transfer platform, working alongside the Area Manager, finance and
    logistics colleagues to finalize the standard operating procedures.
  • The incumbent will be responsible for
    identification, verification and registration of beneficiaries for
    livelihoods interventions, followed by training on the cash distribution
    process, capacity building beneficiaries on business management, offering
    technical assistance to the business groups on business methodology,
    savings and loan management and coaching and mentoring.
  • The incumbent will also facilitate
    beneficiaries in effective utilization of grants.
  • The officer will ensure monitoring plans
    are in place for the distribution of cash transfers or inputs related to
    livelihood interventions, preparing monitoring reports for programmes and
  • The success of this initial FSL project
    will provide the foundations for increasing SCI’s FSL programming in
    Bidibidi and other refugee camps.
  • The Officer will be required to support
    funding proposals and develop new programmes which could include value
    chain development, VSLAs, supporting the formation and development of
    youth groups and promote youth livelihood options through business

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Save the
    Children Food Security and Livelihood Officer job placement should have a
    minimum of three years’ experience in humanitarian livelihood programmes;
  • Previous experience of working with small
    business development and market based programming
  • Prior exposure and experience in
    delivering training to communities and staff;
  • Previous experience of implementing cash
    based programming
  • Experience of implementing livelihood
    projects e.g. public works/ cash for work projects; agricultural support;
    home based skills development or income generation projects
  • Performance and quality management of
    children/youth programmes;
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of
    employment, small and micro enterprise, education and vocational skills
    training in a rural setting;
  • Previous experience in career counselling
    in livelihoods related enterprise;
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. Good working
    knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and an understanding on online cash
    distribution platforms
  • Strong leadership skills including ability
    to influence a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of best
    practices, techniques for achieving and sustaining youth’s positive
  • Ability to work as part of field team and
    successfully join up work with partner staffs
  • Good spoken Arabic, Lugbara or Kakwa
  • Ability to ride a Motorcycle
  • Excellent communication and presentation
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by
clicking on the title link below.
Deadline: 29th
September 2017
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