Fresher Livelihood Officer NGO Jobs – World Vision International

Job Title:        Livelihood
Officer
Organisation: World
Vision International
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Commodity
Manager & Livelihood Manager
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 Livelihood Officer 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 Job holder will oversee Livelihood project implementation process to ensure
timely, efficient and transparent delivery of programme activities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Project
implementation and reporting
  • Provide expertise and technical assistance in agronomy and
    agribusiness, climate smart agriculture, marketing, IGA, DRR and environment
    management.
  • Take lead 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.
  • Identify local level partners and support/ facilitate the partners
    in the implementation of planned activities.
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 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 Livelihood Officer job
    opportunity must hold a degree in agriculture or agribusiness or forestry
    or any other relevant discipline.
  • At least two years of experience in community work and engagement in
    Agricultural, Environment, Economic Development and Livelihood Entrepreneurship,
    micro finance and strong agribusiness skills
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Good writing and reporting skills
  • Networking and influencing skills
  • Ability to communicate in applicable local language
  • 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: 2nd July 2018
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