Fresher Livelihood Officer Job Opportunities – 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 Officer will be responsible for project implementation of field
livelihood activities, mainly focusing upon farmer group capacity development
in settlement and hosting communities. S/He will build the capacity of the
farmer groups through trainings and field follow up. S/He will work closely
with OPM, UNHCR and other actors in actively addressing farmer skills
development, production, processing and marketing issues. The Livelihood
Officer also works closely with leadership structures of both refugees and host
communities (Sub county agricultural officers, Community development officer,
LC, RWC, religious and traditional leaders) in regard to livelihoods. The
Livelihood Officer will ensure that activities are approved, implemented,
monitored and reported according to agreed project plans. The job holder will
be a thought leader, driving continuous improvement in the project through
their technical expertise, facilitation of learning and innovation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Quality Resilience and Livelihood programme Implementation and
  • Take lead in ensuring technical programming, quality assurance and
    implements field activities and/or facilitates in implementation of
    livelihood component
  • Work with refugee and host community to select and train Community
    Extension Workers (CEW)
  • Technical capacity building of CEWs to train selected groups on
    agronomy, nutrition, natural resource management and business skills
    through mentoring and coaching.
  • Take lead in the selection of vulnerable households including PWD
    and youth from the settlement and host community to benefit from the
  • Organize trainings with farmer groups on-farm and off-farm
    production and marketing of selected enterprises
  • Ensures field monitoring and reporting of the livelihood component
    to Project Manager.
  • Implements activities as described in the project proposal based on
    World Vision’s country policy
  • Report on the project progress on weekly basis
  • Any other role assigned by the line manager
engagement and advocacy
  • Take overall lead in the coordination of field livelihood level
  • Develop 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 ongoing Resilience and
    Livelihood activities including that of World Vision and governments.
Engagement, Networking and Collaboration
  • Engagement with key stakeholders for influence, learning and
    resource development
  • Actively represent WVU in key inter-agency fora.
  • Engage and build relationships with key partners and government
  • Work with the Project Manager to identify partners who will support
    the implementation of the project within the Area Program.
  • Collaborate and guide advocacy campaigns for PWD and youths, as
  • Network and collaborate with District Local Government, OPM, UNHCR
    and other relevant stakeholders in the Program Area.
Reporting and knowledge management
  • Writes and submits comprehensive monthly progress reports, and
    specific activity reports, and any other reports when necessary to his/her
    supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Reporting – monthly and quarterly financial reporting, including
    realization of activities versus budget utilization; (Providing input to)
    narrative and financial programme reporting;
  • Annual review of progress towards project objectives;
  • 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 project approaches, tools, impact of
    interventions, best practices, exit and sustainability strategies as well
    as create spaces and opportunities for action-learning
Child Protection
and Wellbeing
  • 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 applicant for the World Vision Livelihood Officer job placement
    should preferably hold a Degree in Agriculture or Economics or
    Agribusiness or Forestry or any other relevant discipline
  • Three years of professional work experience in project management,
    Livelihoods and microfinance enterprise development
  • Climate Smart Agriculture, Entrepreneurship, micro finance and
    strong agribusiness experience is an added advantage.
  • Excellent spoken and written command of English. Knowledge of Arabic
    and Lugbara is an added advantage.
  • Good communication, writing, facilitation and networking skills;
  • Knowledge of West Nile, Uganda and sound understanding of Refugee
    context is an added advantage;
  • Track record demonstrating high integrity, innovativeness,
    creativity, reliability and dependable
  • Excellent computer application skills in Microsoft packages (Word,
    Excel and PowerPoint);
  • Team player, Self-motivator, able to work with limited supervision;
  • Ability to drive a motorcycle with valid driving/riding license
  • Strong capacity in leadership, relationship management/networking,
    and coordination is essential.
  • Proactive personality, self-driven and strongly motivated.
  • Spiritual maturity, interfaith knowledge and a biblical worldview
    Ability to articulate and model our Christian identity and mission in an
    inclusive way.
  • Demonstration of well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent
    communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Proven conceptual and analytical skills, ability to take an
    evidence-based approach to programme design.
  • Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work.
  • Passion for children.
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: 5th April 2019
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