US Non-profit Jobs – Livelihood Technical Adviser at Lutheran World Relief (LWR)

Organisation: Lutheran World
Relief (LWR)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Lutheran World
Relief is a US non-profit organization that works with local partners to
provide lasting solutions to poverty, injustice and human suffering. LWF Uganda
works to reduce people’s vulnerability, supporting them to realize their
potential, to build on their assets, and to respond to their own problems and
needs. LWF Uganda currently has five areas of operation in Pader, Kitgum, Adjumani,
Katakwi, Sembabule, Kampala and Kamwenge Districts.
Job Summary: The Livelihood
Technical Adviser will also be responsible for the development of high quality
implementation strategies and plans for the agricultural which includes food
security and livelihoods, crop production, agro business development and
agricultural related income generating activities, and pastoralism. The
strategies and plans will include tools for participatory planning,
implementation and monitoring of the sector strategies and plans. He/ she will
be responsible for providing technical support and strategic direction to Area
Coordinators and field-based livelihoods staff who oversee programme
implementation.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicant should hold a bachelor’s degree
required but a post graduate degree is preferred in agriculture, animal
science, or other discipline that provides an understanding of food security
and livelihood programming /or equivalent practical experience;
·        
At least four years’ experience in the management of
Food Security and Livelihoods projects, including a mature understanding of
humanitarian and sustainable livelihoods programming in a variety of
livelihoods intervention areas, in particular understanding of pastoral livelihoods
preferred
·        
Proven practical experience in two or more of the
following: food security assessments and nutritional surveys, cash based
interventions, agriculture and livestock interventions, small business /
micro-credit interventions; market analysis;
·        
Community development skills, including
participatory community assessment and planning techniques, with skills in
capacity building of communities and experience of working with livelihoods
groups/community-based structures
·        
Significant experience in monitoring and evaluation
of programs, in particular livelihoods analysis.
·        
Sensitivity to cultural differences and the ability
to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts.
·        
Ability to work independently and under pressure in
a rapidly changing professional environment.
·        
Diplomacy and good interpersonal skills, together
with the capacity to remain calm under pressure and not lose sight of strategic
priorities
·        
Strong competencies in people management, capacity
building and coaching;
·        
Willingness to travel frequently and at short
notice, often in difficult circumstances, and to spend adequate periods of time
in the field, if security permits;
·        
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
in English required;
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their E-mail
applications applicants to: recruitment@lwf.or.ug addressed to the Office of
Administration/Human Resources. The complete application must include the
following;
·        
One page cover letter, explaining the candidate’s
suitability for the position
·        
Updated Curriculum vitae (CV): Please do not include
certificates for education, trainings, etc.
·        
List of three professional references (name, title,
relationship to applicant, telephone number, email address)
NB:
Only shortlisted candidates will
be contacted.
Deadline:  20th November, 2015 by 5:00pm

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