Livelihood and Resilience Specialist NGO Careers – Food for the Hungry (FH)

Job Title:    Livelihood and Resilience Specialist

Organisation: Food for the Hungry (FH)

Duty Station:   Kampala, Uganda


About US:

Food for the Hungry (FH) is a Christian international relief and development organization with a vision to end all forms of poverty. FH globally currently has programs in 26 countries and support offices in the UK, Canada, Switzerland, South Korea, United States of America and Japan. FH that has been working in Uganda since 1989, with its head office in Kampala and operations in the districts of; Adjumani, Kitgum, Lamwo, Kole, Kween, Mbale, Namutumba and Amudat Districts implementing programs in four main sectors of Education; Food Security and Livelihoods; Health & Nutrition and Disaster Risk Reduction with the Head office located in Kampala.


Job Summary:  The Livelihood and Resilience Specialist is a full member of the Business Development Team. S/he will oversee the development of a strategic resilience- building initiative in Uganda. Under the supervision of the Business Development Manager, the L&R Specialist will be responsible for Contextualizing and aligning the Livelihoods and Resilience strategies to the required FH and Government standard, resource development, program design. representation, monitoring, and training the staff for the appropriate implementation of the sectoral strategies and modules. The Livelihoods and resilience Specialist will identify specific growth opportunities for resilient programs and support the realization of the FH 2021 strategic priority. And integration of resilience in key sectors and cross—cutting thematic areas, such as agricultural systems, rural livelihoods, and economic recovery for refugees including digital Cash Transfer interventions; nutrition and food security; natural resource management and climate change adaptation; peace building; and gender and social inclusion.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Livelihoods and Resilience strategy development (20%)
  • Proposal development and Acquisition (35%) ‘
  • Program Quality and impact (20%)
  • Networking and External Engagement with technical working groups, donors, potential partners (15%)
  • Capacity Building and staff development (10%)


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Master’s degree in Agriculture, International Development, Rural Development, Business Administration, Economics, Management, Humanitarian Response. A post-graduate diploma in Project Planning and Management is an added advantage.
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of relevant work experience in Livelihoods and Resilience including cash transfers, climate change adaptation, and market interventions. Additional experience in early recovery and/or emergency programming with refugees and host communities and digital technology is a plus.
  • Thorough understanding of resilience thinking and systems approaches required. Demonstrated experience with the application of a resilience approach within the humanitarian-development nexus preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and/or facilitating complex multi-sectoral assessment design processes and translating analysis into resilience program approaches.
  • Proven leadership and strategic planning capabilities with demonstrated budget management ability.
  • Knowledge and experience of market analysis private sector engagement, and livelihoods, and DRR mapping and assessments.
  • Knowledge of all regulatory, contractual. legal, and financial compliance requirements associated with international donor funding.
  • Willingness to travel to the field and occasionally at field sites with rustic conditions and various levels of privation.
  • Good Office Suite skills and experience with ICT-based livelihoods solutions a plus
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers’ clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Designs the monitoring and evaluation tools considering the requirements and criteria for each sector and project.
  • Language Skills: Proficiency in spoken and written English


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by Clearly stating the position applied for in the Subject line and submitting only electronic copies in one pdf file not more than 25MB of an application letter, a detailed CV, contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant testimonials/certificates, names/contact details of three referees, addressed to: The Human Resources Manager, Food for the Hungry Uganda Email:


NB: Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Consider your application unsuccessful in case you do not hear from FH by 28th May, 2021. FHU has policies including a child protection policy that every staff is required to sign.


Deadline: Friday 14th May, 2021 by 4:30pm.


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