Entry Level Livelihoods Officer NGO Careers – CARE International

Job Title:           Livelihoods Officer
Organization: CARE
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Initiative
About CARE:
CARE International is a leading global development and humanitarian
organization. In 2014, CARE worked in 90 countries around the world, supporting
880 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects, reaching more
than 72 million people. CARE International in Uganda (CARE) works with others
to make a sustainable improvement in the lives of the very poor, with a focus
on women and girls. Our current program focusses on women and girls’ economic
rights, particularly financial inclusion and governance of natural resources
women and girls depend upon, and on their sexual and reproductive health
rights, including a life free of violence. Our programming is guided by our
core values of excellence, accountability, respect, integrity and transparency.
Job Summary: The Livelihoods
Officer is the lead in the area of livelihoods implementation in Omugo Camp.
The incumbent will also be working closely with a local partner NGO to advise
on the selection of youth entrepreneurs from refugee and host communities for
trainings and conducting Information Education, and Communication (IEC)
sessions within the community.
Key Duties and
  • The Livelihoods Officer will also
    effectively manage youth start-up grants ensuring that gender sensitive
    and environmental friendly business proposals for financial and technical
    support are properly drafted, reviewed and supported to transform
    community youth ideas into successfully running more self-reliant business.
  • The Livelihoods officer will also ensure
    that the approved work plan is properly implemented as agreed with the
  • The Livelihood Officer will play a role in
    planning and preparation of weekly monthly and quarterly work plans and
    reports on field activities are properly drafted and timely submitted to
    the Initiative Manager.
  • The jobholder will be responsible for
    writing and documenting case stories of lessons learnt.
  • The Livelihoods Officer will maintain,
    monitor and update a gender and ace disaggregated livelihood data system
    for use by CARE and othr implementing partners. S/he will monitor business
    start-up grants and perform monthly spot-checks on established youth
    business initiatives.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the CARE
    International Livelihoods Officer must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
    Business Management, or similar.
  • Possession of a Diploma in Education or
    training is desirable.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in
    managing Economic Empowerment projects with ability to deliver sustainable
    community-based business entrepreneurships or hands on skills in
    implementation of livelihood projects, preferably in the refugee context.
  • Excellent inter-personal communication
    skills; sound judgment arc decision making skills.
  • Ability to network, build relationships
    and establish collaboration with different partners, agencies local and
    international networks.
How to Apply:
All applicants are encouraged to send their application letters clearly
articulating alignment with the above profile and an updated detailed (CV)
giving day time telephone contacts and names and addresses of 3 (three) work
related referees to ugarecruitment@care.org
Deadline: 28th October 2017
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