Livelihoods Officer DRDIP Project Jobs – Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)

Job Title:     Livelihoods
Officer
Organization: Office
of the Prime Minister (OPM)
Project Name:
Development Response to Displacement Impact Project (DRDIP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to:
Project Manager DRDIP
About US:
The Government of
Uganda received a loan from the World Bank towards the Development Response to
Displacement Impact Project (DRDIP). The Project is intended to improve access
to social services, expand economic opportunities and enhance environmental
management for host communities in the targeted areas of Uganda; in the
districts of Arua, Adjumani, Yumbe, Koboko, Moyo, Lamwo, Hoima, Kamwenge,
Isingiro, Kiryadongo and Kyegegwa. The project has components which include (i)
Social and Economic Services and Infrastructure; 
(ii) Sustainable
Environmental Management; (iii) Livelihoods Program; and (iv) Project
Management including Monitoring and Evaluation, and Regional and National
Institutional Support. DRDIP will be executed under the supervision of Office
of the Prime Minister.
Job Summary:   The
Livelihoods Officer will provide strategic direction and ensure systematic
planning and implementation of Project activities under the livelihoods sector
of DRDIP Component. The incumbent will offer technical support in programs
execution under the Improved Household Income Support Component at National,
District and Community levels to ensure maximum benefit to the Project
beneficiaries in refugee hosting districts.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
                    
Providing
technical guidance to the Local Governments on planning and implementation of
subprojects under the Improved Household Livelihood Investment Support
Component. This includes business planning for the attainment of enterprise
profitability in subprojects to be financed under the Project.
                    
Preparing
annual and quarterly work plans and budgets for the Livelihood Component for
consolidation and approval by Management
                    
Take
lead in guiding the establishment of innovation platforms for value addition
chain development for community agriculture-related subprojects financed under
the Project.
                    
Undertake
regular monitoring and supervision visits to the Districts and communities to
support implementation of activities under the Livelihood Investments Support
Component.
                    
Monitor
the progress of implementation of Project activities under the Component to
ensure adherence to implementation guidelines, targets, time schedules and sector
standards and norms.
                    
Assist
in the development of and maintain database for beneficiaiy communities
including tracking systems that provides updates on fund flows, reporting,
audit, budget revisions and project deliverables.
                    
Participate
in the preparation and review of Project implementation guidelines, handbooks
and manuals
                    
Advise
project management and District Authorities on performance improvement measures
and resolution of implementation bottlenecks under the Component.
                    
Ensure
implementation of the recommendations for improvements and innovative solutions
for communities during the implementation of the project.
                    
Contribute
to the generation of knowledge, documentation of experiences and lessons
learned as well as dissemination to the various sub regions implementing the
project.
                    
Review
subproject requests submitted by the Districts to ensure accuracy,
completeness, viability, sustainability and compliance with relevant sector
norms and standards before financing.
                    
Prepare
component quarterly progress reports
                    
Participate
in the preparation and conduct of the GOU/World Bank Joint Implementation
Support Missions and other supervision and evaluation missions
                    
Participate
in the preparation of Terms of Reference (ToRs) for Consultancies to be
undertaken under the Project
                    
Develop
a plan for component-related capacity enhancement for the Project implementers
and beneficiary communities
                    
Any
other duties assigned by management



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
                    
The
ideal candidate must hold a BSC in Agriculture Economics, BA Micro Finance and
Community Development, BA SS Economics from a recognized University
                    
A
minimum of three years of relevant experience of working on Community empowerment,
social protection interventions, Household Income Support and livelihoods
programs
Competencies:
                    
Possession
of skills in community engagement and participatory support
                    
Extensive
knowledge and understanding of livelihood development processes including
community mobilization, targeting, group formation, training, business plan
development, management and monitoring of livelihood sub-projects etc.
                    
Excellent
project management skills, and should have demonstrated similar skills in the
past.
                    
Ability
to work in teams and collegial attitude.
                    
Strong
writing skills especially in English language.
                    
Proficient
in using MS word, Excel, PowerPoint and internet.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their applications accompanied by the job reference number,
detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and academic transcripts,
three competent referees, one of whom MUST be from your current employer or
previous employer (for those temporarily unemployed) plus a passport photo,
contact details (mobile number and e-mail), photocopy of the National ID should
be addressed,
To:      
The Permanent Secretary,
Office of the Prime
Minister New Government,
Block Plot 9-11
Apollo Kaggwa Road,
P.O. Box 341,
Kampala
The applications
should be delivered at the Human Resource Office 3rd Floor, Office of the Prime
Minister
Note:   Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
Any form of canvassing shall automatically lead to disqualification of a
candidate.
Deadline: 30th April 2019 by 5:00pm
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