Livelihood Officer Non-profit Careers – World Vision International

Job Title:        Livelihood
Organisation: World
Vision International
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Resilience
& 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 manage the
overall project and teams from the start-up to the completion; liaises with
UNDP staff/consultant. The incumbent ensures technical oversight and delivery
of the different project components, prepares work plans and activities’
budgets, guidelines and supervises field teams.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
implementation and reporting
  • In relation to the business development component, in close
    coordination with UNDP technical staff/consultant, ensures guidance to
    staff on risk- informed cash for work activities.
  • Ensures technical review and finalization of proposed business
    plans, linking them to identified value chains.
  • Ensures that business mentoring and technical monitoring are
    provided to beneficiaries’ enterprises groups, for sustainability.
  • Take lead in project planning, budgeting, implementation and
    monitoring of progress.
  • Mobilize and facilitate the engagements of stakeholders during
    planning and development meetings, workshops and other fora.
engagement and advocacy
  • Take overall lead in the coordination of field level activities
  • Develop the farmer’s capacity to improve production and productivity
    of selected enterprises of desired quality by the market through
    demonstrations to farmer’s
  • Coordinate partners in implementation of agreed action plans.
  • Ensure Integration of project with other Resilience and Livelihood
    on going activities including that of World Vision and governments.
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/cash for work 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 project 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
  • Keenly 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 Livelihood Officer job
    opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s degree in agriculture or economics or
    International development, agribusiness or forestry or any other relevant
    discipline. Master’s degree will be an added advantage.
  • Three to seven years of relevant professional work experience in
    project management, Livelihoods and microfinance enterprise development
  • Entrepreneurship, micro finance and strong agribusiness skills
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Good writing and reporting skills
  • Good networking and influencing skills
  • Knowledge of West Nile, Uganda and displacement/refugee settings
  • Ability to communicate in applicable local language(s)
  • Passion for children.
  • Track record demonstrating high integrity, reliability and
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Proficiency in English
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: 10th August 2018
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