Livelihoods Technical Coordinator NGO Job Careers – ALIGHT (American Refugee Committee)

Job Title:   
Livelihoods Technical Coordinator

Organization: ALIGHT (American Refugee Committee)

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Programs


About US:

ALIGHT, formerly the
American Refugee Committee (ARC), is an international nonprofit, nonsectarian
organization that has provided humanitarian assistance and training to millions
of beneficiaries over the last 40 years. In 2011, Alight helped nearly 2.5
million people get essential services to regain their health and take back
control of their lives. Alight works with its partners and constituencies to
provide opportunities and expertise to communities of refugees and internally
displaced persons in seven countries in Africa, Asia and Europe, including
Iraq, Kosovo, and in the Darfur region of Sudan and is currently providing for
emergency relief and recovery in Haiti. Alight provides shelter, clean water
and sanitation, health care, skills training, microcredit education, protection
to help survivors of war and natural disasters to rebuild their lives with
dignity, health care, security and self-sufficiency.


Job Summary:  The Livelihoods Technical Coordinator will be
responsible for planning, coordinating, managing and monitoring the
implementation of Livelihoods Program activities to assist the achievement of
the program overall objectives. He / she will ensure that the ALIGHT
livelihoods program delivers high-quality programming and builds on ongoing


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

overall technical leadership in developing and monitoring the implementation of
ALIGHT livelihoods strategy and constantly push to maximize both value for
livelihoods activities as well as innovation within the sector works.

to proposal development in regard to livelihoods, providing high quality and
well researched elements to proposals when requested.

Ensure a
cross-sectoral approach for integrating Protection, WASH and MHPSS
mainstreaming, and disaster risk reduction in livelihoods program intervention
across all sites and applying market systems approach across all sectors.

leadership in planning and budgeting for the livelihoods sector at both Country
and field level in line with Alight mission and financial management

livelihoods project budget at country level and ensures expenses are incurred
in line with approved budget

and maintain productive working relationships with Local Government officials,
Line departments, Refugee leaders, OPM, UNHCR and other Partners implementing

leadership in the support of creation of linkages, setting up IGAs, alternative
livelihood options, business owners and financial skill development and
expansion of good practices amongst the beneficiaries.

livelihoods program development/implementation and identify deviation from
approved project plans and implement corrective measures when necessary to
ensure that the partners meet the project objectives.

liaison with the Operations department, develop and monitor the implementation
of the procurement plan for livelihoods program intervention.

technical support in identification, development and strengthening of
partnerships relevant to the livelihoods sector at both country and site level
in line with ALIGHT livelihoods strategy and Alight procedures.

Lead the
process of reporting on the project progress for livelihoods intervention at
country level through a Project Implementation Plan (PIP) on a periodical

the identification of staff capacity gaps and technical assistance needs for
capacity strengthening and required interventions to support quality project

to capacity strengthening initiatives in livelihoods and market-systems
programming for staff through helping develop learning and training strategies
and agendas/curriculums, conducting trainings and workshops, and mentoring and
coaching to staff.

leadership support to livelihoods groups in the process of developing viable
business, savings, and expenses plans, with heavy focus on integration of
livelihoods activities in local markets, both refugee and host community, and,
where relevant, regional markets;

Lead the
development and implementation of livelihoods assessments, rapid surveys, and
provide insight on opportunities for livelihoods promotion which reflect local
capacities, resources, and aspirations of beneficiaries.

with Alight Global Livelihoods Advisor and livelihoods staff across the
organization to share experiences and learn new approaches and technology that
might benefit our customers.

any other duties assigned to you by supervisor.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant must hold a Master’s degree in Agriculture, Agric-Business
Management, Economics, Finance, Food Security or related field;

minimum of five years of work experience in Food Security and Livelihoods

familiarity with mobile financial management services and technology including

experience in providing technical assistance and developing successful
livelihoods proposals for external donor funding is required, in particular US
government donors and UNHCR.

application of technical principles and concepts in Markets and Agricultural
Livelihoods, including cash and market-based programming, and microfinance,
General knowledge of other related disciplines to ensure proper cross-sectoral

in business development, human-centered project design and proposal development
in Markets and Agricultural Livelihoods, including technical writing.

and skills in networking and relations with donors, peer organizations, private
sector and faith-based and civil society partners. Understanding of partnership

in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications,
information and budget management systems, knowledge-sharing networks


Behavioral competences:

strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with
capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment.

written and oral communication skills.

presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills.

resourceful and results-oriented.

level of integrity, accountability and responsibility.

interpersonal skills and ability and inclination to work in / with teams.

level of self-drive, discipline and desire to achieve.

to work with minimal supervision, hit deadlines, and produce high-quality


How to Apply:

All candidates
should send their applications online at the link below.




Deadline: 7th August 2020


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