Social Protection & Livelihood Officer USAID Project Jobs – Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO)


Job Title:    Social Protection &
Livelihood Officer

Organization:  Uganda
Women’s Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO)

Duty Station:  Kampala,


About US:

Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO) is an indigenous Non-Governmental
Organization registered with the Uganda NGO Board and is committed to improving
the quality of life of orphans and other vulnerable children.


About USAID ICYD Activity:

The USAID Integrated
Child and Youth Development Activity (USAID ICYD Activity) aims to improve
learning outcomes, advance HIV epidemic control in Uganda, and ensure that
children and youth can lead resilient, healthy, and productive lives. The USAID
ICYD Activity will deliver critical HIV/GBV/violence prevention and response
services to children and youth and their families in communities, clinics, and
schools. Within USAID’s Journey to Self-Reliance Framework, USAID ICYD Activity
will build the operational and technical capacity of four Ugandan Primary Local
Partner (PLP) organizations to become direct recipients of USG funding within
two years while strengthening government capacity to deliver core services to
children within an integrated referral network and case management system.


Job Summary:  The Social Protection and Livelihood Officer
will be responsible for linking beneficiaries to social protection programs
such as wealth creation programs etc. and spear heading case conferencing
activities within the communities. The Social Protection and Livelihoods
Officer will report to the OVC/Case Management Manager.


Key Duties and

leadership in developing innovative livelihood intervention that are consistent
with OVC programming and PEPFAR priorities.

the livelihoods needs assessments within ICYD target groups and areas of

and ensuring the effective implementation of livelihood interventions across
ICYD through proper targeting and result oriented approaches.

the capacity of district project officers in managing and supporting livelihood

charge of developing, disseminating and orienting staff on livelihood program
management and monitoring tools.

with project team to provide technical support in OVC household economic
strengthening programming.

promote best practices and a shared, vision of quality assurance of monitoring
and evaluation through an improved standard of OVC Household Economic
Strengthening programming.

Ensure the
application of “Do no Harm Principles” in OVC Household Economic Strengthening
programming while strengthening community mobilization strategies to reduce

and avail appropriate technical resources.

linkages with both the private sector and public sector for other livelihood
opportunities for OVC.

for promoting and ensuring that the program makes optimal use of economic
development models and frameworks to support vulnerable communities to improve
their household incomes, and contribute to the wellbeing of children and,
transformation of families and communities.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Entrepreneurship,
International Development, Business Administration, community development, or
related field. A Post graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management or
any related field and Training in micro-finance is an added advantage.

years’ experience in household economic strengthening, advisory or support role
with a national or international NGO is highly desirable.

communication, team building and training skills with the ability to establish
and maintain effective working relations in and outside the organization.


How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested applicants should submit an application letter and
curriculum vitae electronically to: with the position you are
applying for in the subject line. Only electronic applications will be
considered. (All applications should be in a single PDF file of maximum size –


Deadline: 13th November 2020 by 5 pm.


NB: We
shall only respond to shortlisted candidates. All invitations for interviews
will be done formally.


If you meet the
above requirements, please submit an online application via the link.


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