Livelihood Officer – Korea Climate Change Project NGO Jobs – World Vision International

 

Job Title:    Livelihood Officer – Korea
Climate Change Project

Organisation: World
Vision International

Duty Station: 
Uganda

Reports to: Emergency Resilience and Livelihood Specialist

 

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 Officer will be responsible for
overall project implementation including oversight to all project staff,
procurement and internal reporting. Ensures technical oversight mainly focusing
upon farmer group capacity development and delivery of the different project
components, prepares work plans and activities’ budgets, guidelines and
supervises field teams. S/He will work closely with OPM, UNHCR and other actors
in actively addressing farmer skills development, production, processing and
marketing issues. The Livelihood Officer will work closely with leadership
structures of both refugees and host communities (Sub County Agricultural
Officers, Community Development Officers, LC, RWC, religious and traditional
leaders) in regard to climate change and livelihoods. The Livelihood Officer
will ensure activities are approved, implemented, monitored and reported
according to agreed project plans. The job holder will be a thought leader,
driving continuous improvement in the project through their technical expertise,
facilitation of learning and innovation. S/He will report according to agreed
project plans in line with the donor and World Vision Uganda (WVU) policies.
The job holder will work under the direct supervision of the Emergency
Resilience and Livelihood Specialist, supervise 1 Livelihood Assistant and 4
Community Based Facilitators.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Project
Implementation and sustainability

·       
Develop
annual project activity plans, updated quarterly in collaboration with key
departments and external stakeholders, and oversee implementation to high
standards by scope and timelines

·       
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.

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

·       
Organizing
weekly field planning meetings with Livelihood Assistant to guide effective
implementation

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

Stakeholders
Engagement, Networking and Collaboration

·       
Take
overall lead in the coordination of field level activities and represent World
Vision in Settlement level livelihood working group meetings

·       
Facilitate
the engagements of stakeholders during planning and development meetings,
workshops and other fora.

·       
Develop
the farmer’s capacity to improve production and productivity of selected
enterprises of desired quality by the market through demonstrations to farmer’s

·       
Organize
quarterly review meetings for partners and communities at the project sites to
reflect on programmes/projects approaches, tools, impact of interventions, best
practices, exit and sustainability strategies as well as create spaces and
opportunities for action-learning and debate

·       
Ensure
integration of the project with other Resilience and Livelihood on going
activities including that of World Vision and governments.

Documentation,
Reporting and knowledge management

·       
Writes
and submits comprehensive monthly progress reports, and specific activity
reports, and any other reports when necessary to his/her supervisor in a timely
manner.

·       
Monthly
and quarterly financial reporting, including realization of activities versus
budget utilization; (Providing input) narrative and financial project
reporting;

·       
Annual
review of progress towards project objectives;

·       
Take
lead in documentation and sharing of Impact/success stories and best practices
to promote learning.

Community
engagement and advocacy

·       
Develop
farmer’s capacity to improve production and productivity of selected
enterprises of desired quality by the market through demonstrations to farmer’s

·       
Mobilize
and facilitate the engagements of stakeholders during planning and development
meetings, workshops and other fora.

·       
Coordinate
partners in implementation of agreed action plans.

·       
Ensure
integration of project with other ongoing Resilience and Livelihood activities
including that of World Vision and governments.

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 Officer – Korea Climate
Change Project job must hold a Bachelors in Agriculture or Agribusiness or
Forestry or Development Studies or any other relevant discipline.

·       
At least
three years of professional work experience in project management, Livelihoods
and microfinance enterprise development

·       
At least
three years’ experience working with vulnerable communities and familiarity
with humanitarian programming and implementation

·       
Experience
in community work and engagement Agricultural, Economic Development and
Livelihood is and added advantage

·       
Climate
Smart Agriculture, Entrepreneurship, micro finance and strong agribusiness
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 drive 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

·       
Proactive
personality, self-driven and strongly motivated.

·       
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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