Fresher Livelihood Assistant – Korea Climate Change Project NGO Jobs – World Vision International

 

Job Title:    Livelihood Assistant – Korea
Climate Change Project

Organisation: World
Vision International

Duty Station: 
Uganda

Reports to: Livelihood Officer

 

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:  The Livelihood Assistant will be responsible
for project implementation of field livelihood activities, mainly focusing upon
farmer group capacity development in the settlement and hosting communities.
The job holder will build capacity of farmer groups through trainings,
demonstration and field follow up. The job holder will implement all field
activities including guidance and training to successful formation of farmer groups,
Rapid Appraisal of Income Generating activities, beneficiary training on small
business / income generating skills. The incumbent will ensure regular home
visits to monitor activities and conduct timely reporting. The incumbent will
work closely with leadership structures of refugees and host communities
(Agriculture Officers, Community Development Officers, LC and RWC) in regard to
climate change and livelihoods. The incumbent under the direct supervision of
the Livelihood Officer, will ensure that activities are approved, implemented,
monitored and reported according to agreed project plan in line with the donor
and World Vision Uganda (WVU) policies.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Project
implementation and sustainability

·       
Provide
expertise and technical assistance in agronomy and agribusiness, climate smart
agriculture, marketing, IGA, DRR and Natural Resource Management.

·       
Promote
the use of modern farming practice and techniques through training, advising
farmers, farm visits and demonstrations so as to transform targeted families
from subsistence to commercial farmers in line with GoU policy.

·       
Provide
technical advice and support on enterprise development initiatives with high
environmental integrity.

·       
Identify
and promote local innovations through adaptive research among farmers in
response to climate change in their communities.

·       
Established
demonstration plots to act as learning and multiplication sites for farmer
groups

·       
Participatory
selection of beneficiaries, prioritization of income generating activities,
life skills awareness raising, and capacity building of the groups.

·       
Identify
technical capacity and challenges for beneficiaries, skills and knowledge they
have in agronomy, business development and income generating activities.

·       
Train
beneficiaries on community self-help methodologies, including group governance
and leadership, rapid appraisal of income generating activities.

·       
Ensure
timely procurement of and delivery of right quality and quantity of farmer
inputs.

·       
Promote
Resilience and Livelihoods programme model for faster adoption of improved
farming technologies towards building secure livelihoods for the marginal poor.

Community
engagement and advocacy

·       
Conduct
awareness on IGA activities among communities and local leaders.

·       
Link
farmer groups to government and other partners to access additional social
services

·       
Facilitate
community awareness campaigns on climate change impacts and the adaptation and
mitigation measures

·       
Promote
community adoption and production of improved energy saving cooking stove

·       
Facilitate
and link beneficiaries to economic development and income generating
activities.

·       
Make
sure there is balanced gender representation amongst beneficiaries and leaders.

·       
Assist
in solving any conflicts within group members.

Stakeholders’ engagement,
Networking and Collaboration

·       
Maintaining
effective coordination and working relations with donors and other relevant
stakeholders at field level

·       
Mobilize
and facilitate engagements of stakeholders during planning meetings, workshops
and implementation.

·       
Network
and collaborate with District Local Government, OPM, UNHCR and other relevant
stakeholders in the Program Area.

·       
Liaise
with Resilience and Livelihood Specialist for all decisions related to
livelihoods, and carry out other duties as may be assigned.

Documentation,
Reporting and knowledge management

·       
Conduct
regular follow up visits to farmer groups, and their IGAs, and to members to
see if they are applying the practices, and provide technical advice and
mentoring.

·       
Track
progress of the farmer groups and keep records.

·       
Carry
out quarterly meetings with beneficiary groups to assess performance at the
community and project level.

·       
Facilitate
data collection from farmer groups, and manage the information flow in the
M&E (LEAP) database

·       
Support
the preparation of farmer groups own monitoring plans.

·       
Consolidate
and compile monthly and quarterly reports, inclusive of success stories and
lessons learnt.

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 for the World Vision Livelihood Assistant – Korea Climate
Change Project job must hold a Diploma in Agriculture or Agribusiness or
Forestry or any other relevant discipline.

·       
Two
years of experience working with vulnerable communities and familiarity with
humanitarian programming and implementation

·       
Experience
in greenhouse and nursery management, climate smart agriculture, microfinance,
entrepreneurship and enterprise development is an added advantage

·       
Experienced
facilitator and trainer, with training material development skills.

·       
Experience
of data collection, collation, analysis, and report writing

·       
Professional,
motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally
sensitive

·       
Strong
leadership, organizational and analytical skills, and ability to work under
pressure

·       
Excellent
verbal and written skills in English

·       
Excellent
computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Excel, spreadsheets

·       
Track
record demonstrating high integrity, innovativeness, creativity, reliability
and dependable

·       
Team
player, Self-motivator, able to work with limited supervision;

·       
Ability
to ride a motorcycle with valid driving/riding license

·       
Effective
in written and verbal communication in English. Ability to communicate in
applicable local language(s) is an added advantage

·       
Spiritual
maturity, interfaith knowledge and a biblical worldview. Ability to articulate
and model our Christian identity and mission in an inclusive way.

·       
Demonstration
of well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both
verbal and written.

·       
Ensure a
gender perspective in the scope of work and passion for children.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to submit your application and complete
Curriculum Vitae by applying online through visiting World Vision
International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.

 

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Here

 

Deadline: 29th January 2021

 

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