Livelihoods Coordinator Christian NGO Jobs – World Vision International

Job Title:          Livelihoods Coordinator
Organisation: World Vision
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager
Omugo Multi-sector project
About US:
World Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy
Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with children, families and
communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41
districts in Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children
and we will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with
children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all
applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.
“Our Vision for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every
Heart, the will to make it so.”
Job Summary: The Livelihoods
Coordinator will implement field level Resilience and Livelihood programmatic
activities in line with targets and partnership standards in a manner that
contributes to sustained and improved child wellbeing for both Refugees and
host communities within West Nile Region. The incumbent will oversee Livelihood
project implementation process to ensure timely, efficient and transparent
delivery of programme activities.
Key Duties and
Project implementation and Reporting:
Provide expertise and technical assistance in
agronomy and agribusiness, climate smart agriculture, marketing, IGA, DRR and
environment management.
Steer Resilience and Livelihood planning,
budgeting, implementation and monitoring of progress.
The incumbent will mobilize and facilitate the
engagements of stakeholders during planning and development meetings, workshops
and other fora.
Identify local level partners and support/
facilitate the partners in the implementation of planned activities.
Actively promote Resilience and Livelihoods
programme model for faster adoption of improved farming technologies towards
building secure livelihoods for the marginal poor.
Community engagement and advocacy:
Take overall lead in the coordination of field
level activities
Ensure Small holder farmers’ groups are
mobilized, organized and strengthened into strong business groups/cooperatives
(rural producer cooperatives, marketing cooperatives, Savings groups/Savings
and Credit Cooperatives) for bulk purchase of inputs, value addition, bulking
and collective marketing of produce
Develop the farmer’s capacity to improve
production and productivity of selected enterprises of desired quality by the
market through demonstrations to farmer’s
Establish and follow up demonstrations to
facilitate production and productivity among the farmers
Coordinate partners in implementation of agreed
action plans.
Ensure Integration of Resilience and Livelihood
activities with other ongoing programme initiatives including that of World
Vision and governments.
Build the capacity of farmers’ business
groups/cooperatives to collectively engage local leaders on identified issues.
Documentation, Reporting and knowledge management:
Prepare high quality reports, both narrative and
quantitative information and reporting on relevant indicators and outcomes.
Ensure that all reports are delivered according to high quality standards and
are always submitted on time as per WVU standards.
Ensure Care givers/Foster parents of
unaccompanied Refugee children are members of farmer business
groups/cooperatives and are accessing business developments services.
Actively participate in monthly / quarterly
reflection meetings with Child Monitors and guardians/parents and child
protection committees to address findings from monitoring.
Work closely with Area Response Coordinator to
identify partners who will support the implementation of the Resilience and
Livelihood Technical Programme within the Area Programme.
Take lead in documentation and sharing of
Impact/success stories and best practices to promote learning.
Organize quarterly review meetings for partners
and communities at the project sites to reflect on programmes/projects
approaches, tools, impact of interventions, best practices, exit and
sustainability strategies as well as create spaces and opportunities for
action-learning and debate
Child Protection and Wellbeing:
Monitor the wellbeing and child abuse cases and
report any incidents in line with child protection policy and guidelines.
Work closely with local leaders to protect
children from child violations and abuses
Sensitize children including most vulnerable, guardians/parents
and other stakeholders about children’s rights and responsibilities.

Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the World Vision
Livelihoods Coordinator job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in
agriculture or agribusiness or forestry or any other relevant discipline.
At least two years’ experience in community work
and engagement Agricultural, Economic Development and Livelihood
Entrepreneurship, micro finance and strong
agribusiness skills
Computer literacy skills
Good writing and reporting skills
Good networking and influencing skills
Ability to communicate in applicable local
language(s) is an added advantage
Passion for children.
Good track record demonstrating high integrity,
reliability and dependable
Ability to work with minimal supervision.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by
visiting World Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link
Please follow instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at
World Vision’s e-recruitment portal. 
Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 14th
October 2017
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