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Yumbe, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

December 21, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

World Vision International is an ecumenical Christian humanitarian aid, development, and advocacy organization. It was founded in 1950 by Robert Pierce as a service organization to provide care for children in Korea. In 1975, emergency and advocacy work was added to World Vision's objectives.

Job Title

Livelihood Officer job at World Vision Uganda

Job Description

The Livelihood Officer will provide overall strategic leadership and oversight on livelihood interventions, guiding relevant programming using the triple nexus approach. 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 internal reporting. 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 (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 Project Manager with functional reporting to the Emergency Resilience and Livelihood Specialist, and supervise Community Based Facilitators

Duties and Responsibilities

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Project Implementation and sustainability

  • Develop annual project activity plans and update 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.

  • Promote empowered world View approach to enhance positive behavior and mindset change in the communities of implementation.

  • Established block gardens and 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.

  • Developing business plans for income generating activities (IGA) businesses and provide mentorship and coaching for various business groups for sustainable livelihoods.

  • 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 community-based facilitators 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.

  • Awareness created among different stakeholders on WVI interventions in the area.

  • Ensure core project models and approaches are implemented according to schedule and minimum standards.

  • Better living conditions for the affected persons as they will be able to meet most of their basic needs.

  • Improved farmers’ knowledge on business skills and marketing

  • Business training to project participants and entrepreneurs delivered

  • 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 through block farming approach 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 project 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, partners and government.

  • Build the capacity of farmer’s business groups/cooperatives to collectively engage local leaders on identified issues.


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.

  • Participate in monthly and quarterly financial reporting, including realization of activities versus budget utilization; (Providing input) rationale on financial reporting;

  • Annual review of progress towards project objectives;

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

  • 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


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 and communities in implementation of agreed action plans.

  • Ensure integration of project with other ongoing Resilience and Livelihood activities including that of World Vision and government


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 and Competencies

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience.

  • Minimum of Bachelors in Agriculture or Agribusiness or Forestry or Development Studies or any other relevant discipline.

  • 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

  • At least 3 years’ experience working with vulnerable communities and familiarity with humanitarian programming and implementation

  • Minimum of 3-years professional work experience in project management, Livelihoods and microfinance enterprise development

  • 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

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

  • 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.

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities. Willing to attend and participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services.

  • Perform other duties as required

  • Must be ready to work in a multi-cultural environment and have the ability to maintain performance expectations in the diverse cultural context, psychologically stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources.

  • Possess the ability to work with different partners, local authorities, local organizations and NGOs, to develop and maintain positive relationships.

  • Ability to exhibit exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in specific local cultural context.

  • Be emotionally mature with physical stamina.

  • Position is 100% field based in Settlement environment.

How to Apply

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