05 Livelihood Assistants jobs at World Vision Uganda

World Vision Uganda

05 Livelihood Assistants jobs

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 05

Deadline: 29 April 2022

Hiring Organization: World Vision Uganda

Job Details:

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With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.
Come join our 34,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

Back ground
World Vision Uganda (WVU) is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in 43 districts and have 48 Area Programmes implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & resilience, education and child protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with these beneficiaries. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.
Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for a qualified and passionate individual willing to share in our vision and join the team in the following role.

Position: Livelihood Assistant (5 Positions)
Report to: Project Manager & Project Coordinator
Location: Terego District (1), Lamwo District (1) and Adjumani District (3)
Advert Start Date: 22nd April 2022
Advert End Date: 29th April 2022

Purpose of the position:
The Livelihood Assistant will be responsible for project implementation of field livelihood activities, mainly focusing upon Person Living with Disability-PWDs /farmer groups capacity development in the settlement. S/He will build the capacity of the farmer groups through training/ Demonstrations and field follow up. S/He will work closely with OPM and other actors in actively addressing farmer skills development, production, processing and marketing issues. H/she will be supervised by the Project Manager or Project Coordinator who will ensure that activities are approved, implemented, monitored and reported according to agreed project plans in line with the donor and World Vision Uganda (WVU) policies.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.
Quality Project Implementation
• Ensure all the technical work is completed with the desired quality and according to schedule
• Take lead in ensuring technical programming, quality assurance and implement field activities and/or facilitates in implementation of livelihood component
• Work with refugee and host community to beneficiaries in ensuring Good agricultural practices are deployed
• Technical capacity building to beneficiaries/selected groups on agronomy, nutrition, natural resource management and business skills through mentoring and coaching.
• Take lead in the selection of vulnerable households including PWD and youth from the settlement and host community to benefit from the project.
• Ensure integration of project with other ongoing Resilience and Livelihood activities including that of World Vision and governments
• Ensure close monitoring of project interventions
• Develop a work plan to implement the major activities of the livelihoods impacted by COVID-19 in the target areas
Capacity Building
• Develop farmer's capacity to improve production and productivity of selected enterprises of desired quality by the market through demonstrations to farmer's
• Organize trainings with farmer groups on-farm and off-farm production and marketing of selected enterprises
• Provide training on agronomic and improved farming practices and post-harvest technologies using necessary tools of protecting community from COVID-19
Documentation, reporting and knowledge management
• Provide weekly, monthly and quarterly reports, including realization of activities versus budget utilization; (Providing input to) narrative and financial project reporting.
• 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 project approaches, tools, impact of interventions, best practices, exit and sustainability strategies as well as create spaces and opportunities for action-learning
• Conduct annual review of progress towards project objectives;
• Collect information related to COVID-19 and livelihood aspects in the intervention areas including actors, services and resources available
Networking, collaboration and representation
• Engage with key stakeholders for influence, learning and resource development
• Actively represent WVU in key inter-agency fora.
• Engage and build relationships with key partners and government counterparts.
• Collaborate and guide advocacy campaigns for PWD and youths, as appropriate.
• Advocate for inclusiveness in other programming by other partners
• Represent the voices of the beneficiaries.
Child Protection and Wellbeing
• Implement livelihood interventions that target children in schools.
• 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.
Any Other Duties
• Perform any other duty as may be assigned by supervisor or designee from time to time.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience.
• Degree/Diploma in Agriculture or Economics or Agribusiness or Forestry or any other relevant discipline
• Minimum of 2 years professional work experience in, Livelihoods, food security and microfinance enterprise development
• Climate Smart Agriculture, Entrepreneurship, micro finance and strong agribusiness experience is an added advantage.
• Excellent spoken and written command of English. Knowledge of Arabic and Lugbara is an added advantage.
• Good communication, writing, facilitation and networking skills;
• Knowledge of West Nile, Uganda and sound understanding of Refugee context is an added advantage;
• Track record demonstrating high integrity, innovativeness, creativity, reliability and dependable
• Excellent computer application skills in Microsoft packages (Word, Excel and PowerPoint);
• Team player, Self-motivator, able to work with limited supervision;
• Ability to ride a motorcycle with valid driving/riding license
• Strong capacity in leadership, relationship management/networking, and coordination is essential.
• 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.
• Proven conceptual & analytical skills, ability to take an evidence-based approach to programme design.
• Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work.
• Passion for children.

Application procedure

Use the link below to apply.

Date Posted: 2022-04-27