2 Livelihoods Officer NGO Job Placements – ALIGHT (American Refugee Committee)


Job Title:    Livelihoods
Officer (2 Job Placements)

Organization: ALIGHT
(American Refugee Committee)

Duty Station:

Reports to: Program Manager


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:  Reporting to the Program Manager, the
Livelihoods Officer serves as the site-level lead on all ALIGHT refugee and
host community livelihoods sector activities, ensuring that livelihoods
activities are conducted as planned, present real and sustainable opportunities
to refugees and host communities, and retain links to local and regional
markets in a bid to increase sustainability and scalability of ALIGHT
livelihoods activities, particularly business development and promotion. The
Livelihoods Officer is also the focal point on site for ensuring that all
livelihoods activities are inclusive, benefiting of a diversity of potential
beneficiaries, and, where possible, integrated with host community members for
the development of joint host-community-refugee community livelihoods


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

monitor and evaluate livelihoods activities planning and implementation, with a
focus on identification of potential markets for livelihoods beneficiaries and
the regular and active monitoring of livelihoods group income level, savings
plans, and reinvestment planning to promote business growth and increased
income for beneficiaries;

the processes by which livelihoods groups develop 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

direct supervision to Livelihoods Assistant / Assistants, ensuring active
supervision, capacity building, and sharing of knowledge / best practices;

Lead at
the site level 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;

the use of materials provided to livelihoods beneficiaries, and ensure via
frequent site visits the proper application of livelihoods implements by

in consultation with community-level leadership, that livelihoods activities
slated for implementation are culturally relevant, effective, and reflective of
community-level planning for livelihoods promotion;

effective work and procurement plan for the sector, ensuring hitting of targets
and deadlines;

quality monthly and quarterly progress reports for submission to donors and
stakeholders, with an emphasis on concise quality reporting of both challenges
and achievements within the sector works;

actively in livelihoods proposal development;

ALIGHT active participation at any and all livelihoods working groups /
coordination groups at site level, and, when requested, at national or regional

site-level, lead livelihoods strategy formation, constantly pushing to maximize
both value for dollar of livelihoods activities as well as pushing for
innovation within the sector works;

other duties assigned by the Supervisor.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Community or Rural Development,
Agricultural Development, Business, or related field. Master’s degree or
equivalent experience is preferred;

years working experience in Livelihoods programming. Specific experience in
micro-enterprise development, market-oriented livelihoods promotion, and other
innovative approached to humanitarian livelihoods service delivery is an

contributing to livelihoods strategy development and proposal writing

in project report writing, as well as tracking relevant livelihoods promotion
indicators in real time to permit project modification / redirection to
increase viability and output of livelihoods activities, is required;

working with the forming and monitoring of livelihoods groups and activities

of VSLA, SACCO, and other savings and loan models is essential;

host communities extremely beneficial (e.g. Kiswahili, Luo, Nuer, Kinyarwanda,
Somali, etc.)

riding experience and permit preferable.

analytical, written and verbal skills;

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

Must be
fluent in written and spoken English. Language skills of populations ARC serves


How to Apply:

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




Deadline: 15th September 2020


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