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Lamwo, Uganda

Full Time


September 21, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Job Title

Senior Climate Change Mitigation and Livelihood Officer job at IRC

Job Description

The Senior Climate Change Mitigation and Livelihood Officer will support the technical implementation of a project focused on Climate Risk Mitigation for small holder farmers, within IRC operational areas in Lamwo District. He/She will support activities to increase access to climate risk information, risk reduction and mitigation training, skills and knowledge, and cash-based assistance to support improved resiliency to climate change stresses and shocks. The Senior Climate Change Mitigation and Livelihood Officer will oversee cash transfer payments to smallholder farmers within a specified time frame to help reduce vulnerability to climate shocks.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities


  • Work closely with ERD Assistant and community Volunteers to mobilize the community to engage in agriculture activities.

  • Supporting communities on biodiversity regeneration and restoration, agroforestry, permaculture etc.

  • Implementing soil and water management techniques for smallholder farmers

  • Develop tools to support communities in the green transition through documentation and evidencing the multifaceted benefits of climate change mitigation.

  • Prepare reports timely for all projects being supported to mainstream climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Cash Transfer Programming

  • Organize and supervise the distribution of cash to the targeted smallholder farmers.

  • Responsible for the selection and verification of smallholder farmer in coordination with community committee and authorities and the use of selection criteria

  • Actively engage and support in community sensitization activities on selection criteria, cash redemption process and feedback mechanism.

  • Develop distribution plans for Cash and share for final approval.

  • Maintain clear communication with cash transfer agents and beneficiaries in accordance with IRC policies and procedures.

  • Coordinate with cash transfer agents on the schedule of distributions to make sure they are ready with cash to smoothly distribute cash to beneficiaries.

  • Organize cash distributions considering safety and dignity of beneficiaries.

  • Conduct field visits to project sites and meet with community leaders to select specific vulnerable locations for targeting and ensure a conducive community mobilization system.

  • Carry out the staff appraisal for the ERD Assistant.

Livelihoods Programming

  • Climate risk reduction activities.

  • Provide Within the context of a longer-term strategy to support livelihoods and vulnerability reduction for agricultural communities, support the facilitation of Climate Risk Mitigation inception assessments focused on household and community level climate risks and mitigation practices, stakeholder mapping, and climate risk information systems in collaboration with the ERD Manager, M&E team and IRC HQ Technical staff.

  • Participate in the identification of technical information and materials that will ensure effective implementation of climate close supervision and monitoring to the implementation of the Climate Risk Management project related activities in the field.

  • Coordinate with other partners and relevant project stakeholders in the implementation area for project success.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Research

  • Conduct post distribution monitoring

  • Support in conducting market assessments or cash feasibility assessment in the targeted communities.

  • Under the supervision of Program Manager & Research Coordinator conduct Climate Risk Management project research and assessments.

Qualifications and Competencies


  • Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Management, Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Agroecology, Climate Studies / Natural Resource Management, Food Security studies, Livelihood studies, Rural Development or related discipline.

  • Minimum of 3 years relevant work experience in the relevant field

  • Good written and spoken English.

  • Experience in community-based programming, coordination, and stakeholder analysis.

  • Proven abilities in coordination within teams and with other stakeholders.

  • Prior experience in developing program implementation work-plans and program reporting.

  • Strong ability to organize work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.

  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity and flexibility.

  • Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well.

  • High level of integrity.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, proven self-initiative and problem-solving abilities.

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