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Program Officer - Sustainable Livelihoods Jobs - Church of the Province of Uganda (COU)

Organisation: Church of the Province of Uganda (COU)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head of Programs, PDR

About Us:
The Church of Uganda is a Jesus-loving, Bible-believing, Spirit-filled Anglican Church engaged in the mission of Jesus Christ in today’s world. The Church of Uganda is governed by the Provincial Assembly. 

Job Summary: The Program Officer - Sustainable Livelihoods will primarily oversee the Sustainable Livelihood Programme (SLP) which aims at reducing poverty levels and sustainably improving livelihoods across the Province

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Overall management and delivery of the SLP
  • The incumbent will coordinate the formulation and oversee the implementation of Church of Uganda specific policies on agricultural production and household food sovereignty
  • Offer technical advice and support in the planning, designing, training, monitoring and evaluation of livelihood and economic development interventions across the Province
  • The incumbent will coordinate, advocate for SLP and support the development of sustainable livelihoods initiatives
  • Manage the development of materials for capacity enhancement in food and income security
  • Regularly monitor and support supervision of SLP
  • Document and share lessons learned in the course of the SLP implementation
  • Provide technical advice on sustainable development and livelihood intervention with focus on household food and income security, environmental risks and climate change to different Church structures
  • Manage partnerships and build relationships with other stakeholders
  • Represent CoU in economic development and sustainable livelihood gatherings and contribute to technical interactions and discussions at both Local and International levels
  • Build diocesan staff capacity in SLPs
  • Prepare and submit regular and timely program implementation progress reports
  • Responsible for the maintenance of all Program records, files and filing systems
  • Resource mobilization for SLP activities

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The candidate should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, Natural Resource Management, Climatology, Environmental sciences, Disaster and Risk Management, Development Studies, and/or any other related fields.
  • At least three years of related work experience
  • Broad knowledge and skills in identifying early signs of disaster, designing disaster response strategies, carrying out assessment .disseminating Disaster and Risk Management policy, creating a disaster response network and responding to disasters and risks issues.
  • Proven experience in conducting assessment and analysis of agriculture and livelihood related activities
  • Proven exposure and experience in managing livelihood initiatives, environmental conservation and climate change to improve livelihoods in a sustainable and equitable manner.
  • Working knowledge and experience of working with CoU is an added advantage
  • Proven ability to travel extensively both locally and internationally

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications along with most recent CVs and three references, copies of relevant academic testimonials, recommendation from Parish Priest and a day time contact should be submitted to the address below. Please clearly indicate the post you are applying for on the envelope.

Address to:

The Provincial Secretary,
The Church of the Province of Uganda,
P.O. Box 14123 Kampala – Uganda

Deadline: 31st May, 2016


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