Rural Livelihood Officer NGO Jobs – Finnish Refugee Council (FRC)

Organization: Finnish
Refugee Council (FRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Livelihood
and Business Training Team Leader
About US:
Finnish Refugee
Council (FRC) is an INGO promoting adult education and community development
among refugees since 1997 as an operational partner to UNHCR and OPM.
Job Summary:  The Rural Livelihood Officer will develop and
implement Business Skill training activities including guidance to mostly
agriculture related small IGA groups, carry out Rapid Appraisal of Income
Generating activities, beneficiary training on small agribusiness income
generating skills. The incumbent will ensure regular visits to monitor
activities and conduct timely reporting.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Technical advice
and skill development (40%)
  • Identify technical capacity and challenges for beneficiaries, skills
    and knowledge they have in income generation, livelihood activities,
    agribusiness etc. including saving and loans.
  • Facilitate establishment of Business Skill Learning groups.
  • Identify and train volunteer Business Facilitators at community
    level to teach and mentor business learners.
  • Provide advisory and mentoring support to existing farmer groups
    doing small scale agriculture related income generation.
  • Train beneficiaries on group governance and leadership, rapid
    appraisal of income generating activities, IGA development and other
    capacity building trainings in order to enhance groups’ knowledge and
    skills to manage themselves independently.
Evaluation, Learning and Reporting (30%)
  • Conduct regular follow up visits to Business learning groups, and
    learners’ IGAs, to see if they are applying the practises, and provide
    technical advice and mentorinig.
  • Track progress of the Business learning groups, IGA groups (mostly
    agriculture related) and keep records.
  • Facilitate data collection, and manage the information flow to the
    Team Leader and Program Manager.
  • Support the preparation of IGA groups own monitoring plans.
  • Consolidate and compile monthly, quarterly and annual reports,
    inclusive of success stories and lessons learnt.
planning, organising and management of Business Training and IGA related
activities (20%)
  • Conduct awareness on Small Business Skill Training course and IGA
    activities among communities and local leaders at refugee settlements and
    nearby Ugandans.
  • Develop work plans to ensure effective implementation of Business
    Skill Training.
  • Facilitate the identification and formation of local IGA groups
    among beneficiaries.
  • Keep up-to-date with development issues and trends with regard to
    income generation, small business, community development in Uganda and
    refugee work.
Other (10 %)
  • Facilitate and link IGA members to trainings on life skills such as
    basic literacy and numeracy, VSLA, household financial affairs, risk
    management and planning.
  • Facilitate and link IGA members and Business Skill learners to
    economic development activities, income generating activities etc. provided
    by other actors.
  • Make sure there is balanced gender representation amongst
    beneficiaries, and women, youth and disabled are included.
  • Participate and represent FRC in settlement level Livelihood Working
  • Liaise with the Livelihood and Business Training Team Leader for all
    decisions related to Business Skill learning groups, IGA activities, VSLAs
    and livelihoods, and carry out other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Finnish Refugee Council (FRC) Rural
    Livelihood Officer job must hold a Bachelor’s degree in
    Entrepreneurship, Business management, Agribusiness, Rural Development or
    similar with strong experience on agriculture related income generation.
  • Experience in VSLA methodology, livelihoods, microfinance and IGA
  • Experienced facilitator and trainer, with training material
    development skills.
  • Three years of professional work experience in agriculture related
    IGA and business promotion.
  • Working experience in resilience initiatives is highly preferred.
  • Willingness to travel and live in several rural project locations.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and achieve results.
  • Experience working with non-governmental organisations and local
    communities, authorities and NGOs.
  • Ability to use standard computing packages.
  • Knowledge of languages spoken by major refugee groups; Kiswahili,
    Madi, Nuer, Dinka.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their Email applications to  
Please include in
your application letter:
  • Gross salary request,
  • Maximum 4-page long CV
  • Contact details (email and telephone) of
    3 professional reference persons.
Deadline: 22nd February 2019
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