2 Fresher Livelihood Assistant NGO Job Opportunities – Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO)

Organization: Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Project Officer
About US:
Uganda Women’s
Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO) is a National Non-Government organization which
was founded in 1986 by Ugandan mothers committed to providing relief aid to
needy children left parentless by the civil turbulence of the mid-1980s and the
HIV/AIDS pandemic. Its vision is to have “a society where all children live a
full life “and a mission to” promote survival, development, participation &
protection of orphans& vulnerable children in Uganda.”
About Project:
General Food
Assistance and Nutrition in Refugee Settlements is a World Food Funded Project
and will be implemented by Hunger Fighters in Consortium with UWESO in
Oruchinga, Nakivale and Kyangwali refugee settlements.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·       
Assist
the Project Livelihood Officer in the registration of beneficiaries;
verification of needs based on home visits, post-distribution monitoring;
and/or provision of assistance in line with UWESO policies and donor
requirements.
·       
Ensure
that the most vulnerable beneficiaries are selected in line with the approved
beneficiary selection criteria.
·       
Organize,
facilitate and supervise community mobilization activities.
·       
Conduct
participatory assessments of community training and infrastructural needs.
·       
Technical
support and rollout of various agronomic pieces of training (e.g. linking land
preparation, planting, fertilizer dosing, pre-harvest and post-harvest loss
reduction, integrated pest management systems, etc.).
·       
Mainstream
women-friendly agronomic activities, with a focus on tree planting.
·       
Provide
extension services to project beneficiaries
·       
Drawing
linkages to existing local markets to respond to the market needs and build a
network between farmers and the markets.
·       
Communicate
with beneficiaries on project objectives, targeting criteria and beneficiary
entitlements.
·       
Serve as
a resource to households on best-practices for small scale agriculture and
livelihood endeavours.
·       
Understand
and promote UWESO’s approach of gender mainstreaming throughout all project
activities.
·       
Verify
and update the beneficiary registers in close cooperation with the M&E
Assistant and report back to the Project manager.
·       
Follow
up on all beneficiaries regularly to ensure that the implemented activities are
in line with schedules provided.
·       
Participate
in the preparation of weekly and monthly plan and schedules to be submitted to
the Project Officer within given deadlines.
·       
Prepare
and submit reports and other updates as required.
·       
Work
directly with community-based facilitators and community focal points in
conducting vulnerability assessments to host community, IDPs and returnees and
livelihoods needs and market assessments.
·       
Establish
a strong working relationship with targeted communities, including local
leaders and identification of local focal points.
·       
Participate
in market monitoring and ensure continuous market analysis.
·       
Ensure
accountability mechanism are embedded in project implementation.
·       
Strengthen
the linkages between community-based health structures for early case
identification, referral and management of Moderate Acute Malnutrition.
·       
Implement
the mother care groups approach in the areas of operation by supporting the
communitybased Facilitators in the identification of care groups, selection of
household support groups and behaviour change promotion among the communities.
·       
Provide
relevant information in the development and dissemination of relevant IEC
materials on nutrition activities such as IYC in coordination with the MEAL
Assistant
·       
And any
other activities demanded by the Supervisor



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The applicant
must hold a University degree in agriculture, agronomy, food security.
·       
One to
two years of experience with NGO work in the area of livelihoods or related
fields.
·       
Good
command of English both written and spoken.
·       
Demonstrated
ability to work independently and within teams, with the highest standards of
accountability.
·       
Ability
to work in a multi-cultural environment.
·       
Ability
to manage competing priorities.
·       
Good
analytical and report writing skills including the use of graphs.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
and interested candidates should send their applications with copies of
academic transcripts, detailed CVs, contact addresses of three professional
referees to:
Human Resource
Officer, Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans, Plot 2 Tagore Crescent,
Kamwokya, P.O. BOX 8419, Kampala. Tell: 0392 777 448
Or Email to:
jobs@uweso.org (All email applications should be in a single PDF file of
maximum size – 5MB)
Deadline: 11th December, 2019 by 5 pm.
NB: We
shall respond to shortlisted candidates. All invitations for interviews will be
done formally.
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