Several Fresher Community Development Assistant Resilience and Livelihood NGO Job Careers – World Vision International

Organisation: World
Vision International
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Project
Manager, Resilience and Livelihood
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 Community
Development Assistant Resilience and Livelihood will implement all project
activities in the designated Refugee settlement area and promote the adoption
of recommended farming and business practices in line with Government of Uganda
(GoU) and World Vision Uganda (WVU) policies.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Project implementation and
reporting:
  • Promote
    the use of modern farming practice and techniques through training,
    advising farmers, farm visits and demonstrations so as to transform
    targeted families from subsistence to commercial farmers in line with GoU
    policy.
  • Promote
    Resilience and Livelihoods programme model for faster adoption of improved
    farming technologies towards building secure livelihoods for the marginal
    poor.
  • Participate
    in Resilience and Livelihood planning, budgeting, implementation and
    monitoring of progress.
  • Mobilize
    and facilitate the engagements of stakeholders during planning and
    development meetings, workshops and other fora.
Community engagement and
advocacy:
  • Identify
    project beneficiaries in collaboration with Local structures and in
    accordance with the laid down guidelines/rules and timeframe.
  • Coordinate
    project activities with sub-county authorities, government extension
    agents and other partners at community level.
  • 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
Documentation, Reporting and
knowledge management
  • Document
    and maintain records pertaining to training, production activities forward
    issues to management for decisions and appropriate action in line with WVU
    policies.
  • The
    incumbent will also write up accurate and timely reports pertaining to all
    planned activities in the required format and submit to the Project
    Coordinator Livelihood
  • Ensure
    Care givers/Foster parents of unaccompanied Refugee children are members
    of farmer business groups/cooperatives and are accessing business
    developments services.
  • Participate
    in monthly / quarterly reflection meetings with Child Monitors and
    guardians/parents and child protection committees to address findings from
    monitoring.
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 Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the World Vision Community Development Assistant
    Resilience and Livelihood job opportunity should hold a diploma in
    agriculture or agribusiness or forestry or any other relevant discipline.
    Experience in community work and engagement Agricultural, Economic
    Development and Livelihood is and added advantage
  • Entrepreneurship,
    micro finance and strong agribusiness skills
  • Computer
    literate
  • Writing
    and reporting skills
  • Networking
    and influencing skills
  • Ability
    to communicate in applicable local language(s) is and added advantage
  • Passion
    for children.
  • 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 below.
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: 9th February 2018
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