Project Officer – Livelihoods NGO Jobs – World Vision International

Organisation: World Vision International
Reports to:  Project Manager
Duty Station:  Uganda
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 Project Officer – Livelihoods will be
responsible for project implementation of field livelihood activities, mainly
focusing upon farmer group capacity development in settlement. S/He will build
the capacity of the farmer groups through trainings and field follow up. S/He
will work closely with OPM and other actors in actively addressing farmer
skills development, production, processing and marketing issues. The Project
Officer – Livelihoods also works closely with leadership structures of both
refugees and host communities (Sub County Agricultural Officers, Community
Development Officers, LC, RWC, religious and traditional leaders) in regard to
livelihoods. The Project Officer under the direct supervision of the Senior
Project Officer, will ensure that activities are approved, implemented,
monitored and reported according to agreed project plans in line with the donor
and World Vision Uganda (WVU) policies. Will be directly involved in the
implementation of project activities will be based in Adjumani and Moyo. Each
will supervise Community Field Assistants.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Project Implementation and sustainability
Promote use of modern farming practice and
techniques through training, advising farmers, farm visits and demonstrations
to transform targeted families from subsistence to commercial farmers in line
with GoU policy.
Work with refugee and host community to select
and train Community Field Assistant (CFA)
Participatory selection of beneficiaries, prioritization
of cash for work activities, life skills awareness raising, and capacity
building of the groups.
Technical capacity building of CFAs to train
groups on PAED, agronomy, nutrition, natural resource management and business
skills through mentoring and coaching.
Take lead in the selection of vulnerable
households from settlement and host community to benefit from the project.
Organize trainings with farmer groups on-farm
and off-farm production and marketing of selected enterprises
Ensures field monitoring and reporting of
activities to the Senior Project Officer.
Report on the project progress on monthly basis
Any other role assigned by the line manager
Community engagement and advocacy
Develop farmer’s capacity to improve production
and productivity of selected enterprises of desired quality by the market
through demonstrations to farmer’s
Mobilize and facilitate the engagements of
stakeholders during planning and development meetings, workshops and other
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
Stakeholders Engagement, Networking and Collaboration
Mobilize and facilitate the engagements of
stakeholders during planning and development meetings, workshops and other
Engagement with key stakeholders for influence,
learning and resource development
Actively represent WVU in field level
inter-agency fora.
Engage and build relationships with key partners
and government counterparts.
Work with Senior Project Officer to identify
partners who will support implementation of the project within the Area
Collaborate and guide field level advocacy
campaigns for PSN and youths, as appropriate.
Network & collaborate with District Local
Government, OPM, UNHCR and other relevant stakeholders in the Program Area.
Documentation, Reporting and knowledge management
Writes and submits comprehensive monthly
progress reports, specific activity reports, and any other reports when
necessary to his/her supervisor in a timely manner.
Monthly and quarterly reporting, including
realization of activities; (Providing input) narrative project reporting;
Annual review of progress towards project
Take lead in field documentation and sharing of
best practices to promote learning.
Organize quarterly review meetings for
communities at 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 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

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
The applicant for the World Vision Project
Officer – Livelihoods job placement should preferably hold a Diploma in
Agriculture or Agribusiness or Forestry or Development Studies or any other
relevant discipline. Experience in community work and engagement Agricultural,
Economic Development and Livelihood is and added advantage
Climate Smart Agriculture, Entrepreneurship,
micro finance and strong agribusiness skills
At least three years’ experience working with
vulnerable communities and familiarity with humanitarian programming and
At least three years of professional work
experience in project management, Livelihoods and microfinance enterprise
Experience of data collection, collation,
analysis, and report writing
Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature,
responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive
Strong leadership, organizational and analytical
skills, and ability to work under pressure
Excellent verbal and written skills in English
Excellent computer skills, particularly with
Microsoft Excel, spreadsheet.
Track record demonstrating high integrity,
innovativeness, creativity, reliability and dependable
Proactive personality, self-driven and strongly
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.
Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work
and 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: 10th November 2019
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