World Bank Project Rural Livelihood Officer Career Opportunity – Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)

Job Title:     Rural Livelihood Officer
Organisation: Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)
Funding Source: World Bank
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Project Coordinator
About US:
World Bank through the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) is supporting the
Government of Uganda to improve access to social services, expand economic
opportunities and enhance environmental management to address the impacts of
refugee presence on the host communities. The operational approach will be
Community Driven Development (CDD) oriented and project beneficiary communities
will benefit from: (a) investments in basic infrastructure financed under the
project and consequently the improvement in access to social services; (b)
increased opportunities for augmenting incomes from traditional and
non-traditional livelihoods; (c) improvements in local governance and
accountability; and (d) improved access to response and prevention services for
those vulnerable to varying protection challenges, including SGBV.
Job Summary: The Rural Livelihood Officer will be tasked with
the following;
  • Design appropriate interventions to address
    challenges of rural poverty in refugee hosting areas. The incumbent will design
    strategies to upscale community participation in livelihood programs among
    refugees and host communities.
  • Build and strengthen linkages with partners
    involved in livelihood activities in refugee hosting areas.
  • Design an integrative approach to addressing
    livelihood related challenges.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
The Rural Livelihood Officer will have the following key
  • Coordinates closely on the data collection on
    incomes, household business investments, and savings as well as keeps
    records and documents of activities related to the livelihood component of
    the project;
  • Coordinates and supervises the promotion
    identification and development of livelihood opportunities;
  • Keenly reviews and prepares the component
    annual work plans and budgets for consolidation into the project annual
    plan document;
  • Regularly reviews and prepares the quarter
    and annual progress reports on the performance of the component to be
    submitted to M& E officer for compilation;
  • Offer technical support to districts to
    conduct market and technical analysis to identify viability of livelihood
    opportunities included in Community Livelihood Plan;
  • Facilitates and oversees training to selected
    households to implement livelihood opportunities for which business plan
    are developed;
  • Offers technical support to households on
    business plan development and provide guidance on accessing financial
    resources from other sources for households to implement business plan;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the
    project coordinator.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the World Bank Rural
    Livelihood Officer career opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
    Social Work and Social Administration (SWSA), Social Sciences and
    Development Studies;
  • Possession of a Post graduate training in
    project planning and management
  • At least five years’ experience as head of
    program in a reputable organization with hands on knowledge in monitoring
    and evaluation of development programs;
  • Ten years of relevant professional experience
    in rural livelihood development programs under either humanitarian or
    development organization in areas such as cooperative, market development,
    participatory research, agricultural extension, planning, management,
    monitoring and evaluation of projects,
  • Prior exposure and experience in projects
    funded by international development institutions;
  • Fluency in English, good communication
    skills: speaking, writing, and listening;
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft
    Office tools (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Internet;
  • Good computer skills
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Ability to undertake regular field work
  • Ability to speak either Swahili, Arabic or
    both languages
  • Ability to communicate clearly in spoken and
    written English
  • Willingness to work beyond normal working
    hours and on weekends when required
How to Apply: 
suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online to: or
Deadline: 1st February 2016 by 5:00 pm.
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