Fresher Livelihood Assistant NGO Job Careers – World Vision International

Organisation: World
Vision International
Duty Station: 
Reports to: Project
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
Assistant 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)
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
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
  • 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
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.
  • Write up accurate and timely reports pertaining to all planned
    activities in the required format and submit to the Project Coordinator
  • 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
  • Keenly 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 applicant for the World Vision Livelihood Assistant job
    placement should preferably hold a Diploma in Agriculture or Agribusiness
    or Forestry or any other relevant discipline.
  • One to two years of experience in community work and engagement in
    Agricultural, Economic Development and Livelihood is an added advantage
  • Experience of the local context of West Nile is an added advantage
  • Experience in Cash for Work, Entrepreneurship, micro finance and
    strong agribusiness skills
  • Outstanding knowledge of facilitation/training skills and process
  • Computer literate
  • Writing and reporting skills
  • Networking and influencing skills
  • Ability to communicate in applicable local language(s) is an added
  • Passion for children.
  • Track record of high integrity, reliability and dependability
  • 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: 18th January 2019
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