9 Food Security and Livelihood Field Officer Non-profit Job Positions – Save the Children International

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 240 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 Livelihood Field Officer
provides ongoing, implementation, monitoring & evaluation and reporting in
regard to the execution of the economic stabilisation and longer term
self-reliance of refugees and hosting communities in Palorinya, Imvepi and Bidi
bidi refugee settlement in Moyo, Arua and Yumbe districts respectively. The
activities ensure children (and their care givers) in the refugee settlements
create emergency livelihoods through cash for work activities for 30 days (i.e.
37,500 work days) to 1,250 refugees and hosting communities; and livelihood
recovery options through microbusiness development to 1000 among them.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Save the Children Food Security and Livelihood
    Field Officer job placement should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
    agriculture, economics, entrepreneurship and other related fields.
  • Three years of experience in humanitarian livelihood programmes;
  • Experience of working with small business development and market
    based programming
  • Experience in delivering training to communities and staff; cash
    based programming, implementing livelihood projects e.g. public works/
    cash for work projects; agricultural support; home based skills
    development or income generation projects
  • Strong understanding of employment, small and micro enterprise,
    education and vocational skills training in a rural setting; and
    experience in career counselling in livelihoods related enterprise;
  • Specialized knowledge in environment and risk management
  • Knowledge of West Nile, Uganda, and the displacement (refugee)
    context preferred
  • An understanding of the role of INGOs and current development
    debates, particularly participatory approaches, organizational development
    and capacity building with/for both state and non-state partner
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by clicking on the title
link below.
Deadline: 16th July 2018
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