Fresher Livelihood Officer NGO Job Opportunities – World Vision International

Job Title:   Livelihood Officer
Organisation:
World Vision International
Reports to:  Food Assistance 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: To
implement field level Resilience and Livelihood programmatic activities in line
with targets and partnership standards in a manner that contributes to
sustained and improved child wellbeing for both Refugees and host communities
within West Nile Region. The Jobholder will oversee Livelihood project
implementation process to ensure timely, efficient and transparent delivery of
programme activities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Project
implementation and reporting
·      
Provide expertise and technical assistance in
agronomy and agribusiness, climate smart agriculture, marketing, IGA, DRR and
environment management.
·      
Take lead in Resilience and Livelihood planning,
budgeting, implementation and monitoring of progress.
·      
Mobilize and facilitate the engagements of
stakeholders during planning and development meetings, workshops and other
fora.
·      
Identify local level partners and support/
facilitate the partners in the implementation of planned activities.
Community engagement
and advocacy
·      
Take overall lead in the coordination of field
level activities
·      
Ensure Small holder farmers groups are
mobilized, organized and strengthened into strong business groups/cooperatives
(rural producer cooperatives, marketing cooperatives, Savings groups/Savings
and Credit Cooperatives) for bulk purchase of inputs, value addition, bulking
and collective marketing of produce
·      
Develop the farmer’s capacity to improve
production and productivity of selected enterprises of desired quality by the
market through demonstrations to farmer’s
·      
Establish and follow up demonstrations to
facilitate production and productivity among the farmers
·      
Coordinate partners in implementation of agreed
action plans.
·      
Ensure Integration of Resilience and Livelihood
activities with other ongoing programme initiatives including that of World
Vision and governments.
·      
Build the capacity of farmer’s business
groups/cooperatives to collectively engage local leaders on identified issues.
Documentation,
Reporting and knowledge management
·      
Prepare high quality reports, both narrative and
quantitative information and reporting on relevant indicators and outcomes.
Ensure that all reports are delivered according to high quality standards and
are always submitted on time as per WVU standards.
·      
Ensure Care givers/Foster parents of
unaccompanied Refugee children are members of farmer business groups/cooperatives
and are accessing business developments services.
·      
Participate in monthly / quarterly reflection
meetings with Child Monitors and guardians/parents and child protection
committees to address findings from monitoring.
·      
Work with Area Response Coordinator to identify
partners who will support the implementation of the Resilience and Livelihood
Technical Programme within the Area Programme.
·      
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 programmes/projects
approaches, tools, impact of interventions, best practices, exit and
sustainability strategies as well as create spaces and opportunities for action-learning
and debate
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
responsibilities.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·      
The ideal applicant must hold  a degree in agriculture or agribusiness or
forestry or any other relevant discipline.
·      
Minimum of 2 years’ experience in community work
and engagement in Agricultural, Environment, Economic Development and
Livelihood
·      
Passion for children.
·      
Track record demonstrating high integrity,
reliability and dependable
·      
Ability to work with minimal supervision
·      
Minimum of 2 years’ experience in community work
and engagement in Agricultural, Environment, Economic Development and
Livelihood
How to apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to submit
your application and complete Curriculum Vitae. Apply online by visiting World
Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.
Deadline: 15thJanuary
2020
Qualified natives of West Nile region are particularly
encouraged to apply
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