Project Manager – Livelihoods Employment Opportunity – DanChurchAid (DCA)

Job Title:         Project Manager – Livelihoods

Organization: DanChurchAid
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
DanChurchAid (DCA) is a faith-based, non-missionary relief and
development organization based in Copenhagen, Denmark and founded in 1922. DCA
has supported development and humanitarian programs in Uganda for over 35
years, working in partnership with local partners. DCA is a member of the ACT
Alliance. Our key competencies in Uganda are livelihoods and food security,
humanitarian response, and civil society development.
Job Summary: The Project
Manager – Livelihoods taked responsibility of programmatic and operational
deliverables of the funded livelihoods project in the DCA areas of operation.
The manager shall ensure effective project implementation, budget management
and reporting needs in line with DanChurchAid and donor requirements. He/ She
will also be responsible for quality control of all deliverables including
coordination of project activities with other development partners. Key roles
will include; ensuring effective and efficient use of resources within the
project, contributing to the further development and financing of the project,
developing and maintaining effective working relationships with all relevant
stakeholders at a district level (Government and non-government) in order to
promote effective coordination, visibility, and appropriate engagement by DCA as
well as participating as an active member of the livelihoods sector working
group. Summarily, the project manager shall ensure compliance to DCA and donor
systems, effective team management; ensuring that livelihoods project staff are
given clear direction, support supervision and remain productive and
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Ensure the development and implementation of all
aspects of the livelihoods project in accordance with approved project
documents and budgets and take overall responsibility for its successful
Ensure that all planned activities are properly
implemented according to the approved livelihood project; including
participatory identification and registration of beneficiaries, timely
distribution of items, conducting of post distribution monitoring, selection of
viable IGAs and forming of VSLA groups.
Facilitate group leadership trainings on
entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, leadership skills and group
Ensure peaceful co-existence and social cohesion
among the host communities  and refugees
In consultation with the Humanitarian team
leader and the M&E team, establish and manage an efficient project
monitoring system for quality control ensuring timely preparation and
submission of program status reports as required.
Facilitate the identification of farmers within
the households and establish demonstration plots for best practice and
promotion of sustainable agricultural practices and technologies relevant to
the context of the targeted area.
Ensure that the project is implemented in a way
that empowers and capacity builds host communities and refugees to ensure a
sustainable livelihoods project intervention
Strengthen the functioning of community
facilitators and livelihoods staff through provision of technical support and
training in the areas of crop agronomy, post-harvest handling, business skills
and VSLA management.
Manage and mentor the livelihoods team and
community facilitators to provide the facilitation and strengthening of
beneficiaries under their supervision.
Ensure that all reporting (internal and
external) is completed in a timely and accurate manner (including monthly
report covering systems and projects, donor reports, etc.)
Support in preparing communication materials
(e.g. photos, case studies etc.) and share with Kampala team to profile DCA
livelihood work in Omugo
Actively contribute to the development of funding
proposals to ensure availability of adequate financial resources for activities
beyond the current project.
Develop and maintain positive working
relationships with DCA staff, national and local authorities, international and
national organizations as well as technical focal points in food security and
livelihoods, coordinate all planned projects with OPM, UNHCR, donors and other
development agencies to ensure consistency with cluster priorities.

Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should for the DanChurchAid (DCA) Project
Manager – Livelihoods job opportunity should preferably hold a Master’s in
Agriculture or Business development related field.
At least eight years of practical experience of
managing projects with a good track record of effectively leading a team of
more than five staff in an NGO setting. 
Good track record in networking
Knowledge of agro business, market facilitation,
supporting systemic change among beneficiaries is highly desirable (linking
farmers to finance and credit institutions)
Experience of mobilizing and working with
farmers using the farmer field school approach.
Practical experience in working with small and
medium sized companies and private sector.
Previous experience of working in Humanitarian
Experience of working with Mobile Monitoring
Technology (MMT)
Experience of working with farmers and
non-farmer groups to develop and maintain IGAs and VSLAs
 How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the
DanChurchAid are encouraged to apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 2nd December
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