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

 

Job Title:    Livelihoods
Officer (2 Job Placements)

Organization: ALIGHT
(American Refugee Committee)

Duty Station:
Uganda

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
programming

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Keenly
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;

·       
Oversee
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
markets;

·       
Provide
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;

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

·       
Ensure,
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;

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

·       
Write
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;

·       
Participate
actively in livelihoods proposal development;

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

·       
At
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;

·       
Any
other duties assigned by the Supervisor.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
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;

·       
Five
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
advantage;

·       
Experience
contributing to livelihoods strategy development and proposal writing
preferred;

·       
Experience
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;

·       
Experience
working with the forming and monitoring of livelihoods groups and activities
essential;

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

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

·       
Motorbike
riding experience and permit preferable.

·       
Strong
analytical, written and verbal skills;

·       
High
level of integrity, accountability and responsibility;

·       
Good
interpersonal skills and ability and inclination to work in / with teams;

·       
High
level of self-drive, discipline and desire to achieve;

·       
Ability
to work with minimal supervision, hit deadlines, and produce high-quality
outputs.

·       
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.

 

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Here

 

Deadline: 15th September 2020

 

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