23 February 2017

Livelihoods Officer Jobs - Stromme Foundation Eastern Africa (SFEA)

Job Title:    Livelihoods Officer
Organisation: Stromme Foundation Eastern Africa (SFEA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Livelihoods Manager

About US:
Stromme Foundation Eastern Africa (SFEA) is an international NGO registered in Uganda since 1994 and has its Head Offices in Kristiansand, Norway. SFEA has a mission to eradicate poverty through interventions in Microfinance and Education. SFEA intervenes through local partners in the countries of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and South Sudan. SF’s identity is based on Christian values and strives to approach all people with dignity and openness. With deep respect for human dignity and a conviction of the value of equitable partnership, SF works to empower the poor to take charge of their own lives and communities.

Job Summary: The Livelihoods Officer will mainly be responsible for the development, coordination, monitoring, promotion, development and growth of SF’s livelihoods activities (these include but not limited to the following: Community Managed Microfinance (CMMF), Food Security, Life skills training, business development and other credit plus activities) and capacity building interventions of SFEA partners. The incumbent is required to provide technical guidance and advice to the partners plus supervision and monitoring livelihoods activities in the region. The jobholder is also responsible for the ensuring synergy by systematically integrating Livelihoods and other sub-programs; in particular Education and Microfinance. The Livelihoods officer assists in identifying potential partners and in engaging partners, appraising such partners for funding, provides capacity building support and ensuring development of a Rights Based Approach, Results Based Management and credit- plus.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Tasked with the promotion/sensitization, designing and initiation of formation of savings and credit / Self Help Groups
  • Carrying out training needs assessment of partners and developing and organizing appropriate training for the partner staff. Of much importance will also be training in pro-poor Business Development Services, Food security, clustering of old CMMF groups, life skills plus others as deemed relevant
  • Provide support in the preparation of livelihood proposals
  • Actively engage in identifying, developing and strengthening local Community Based Organizations
  • Facilitate assessment of the needs of local partners and develop an institutional development I capacity building strategy and plan with the aim of maximizing impact on poverty and professional advice to partner organizations and enhance them to build up capacity through the organizing of relevant capacity building seminars and workshops. Follow up of action plans that have been agreed upon during the training workshops
  • Oversee baseline data household surveys
  • Timely monitoring and evaluation and prepare periodic reports
  • Manage MIS of partner organisations (PO) and ensuring that all partners have updated their MIS

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent in Agriculture, agribusiness, development studies, business field, or any other related field.
  • At least three years of documented working experience in training savings and credit groups, business development skills, Food security or related fields
  • Technical Training qualifications in the area of agriculture, food security, livelihood, /Sustainable Agriculture/Agribusiness, Fisheries or other related field is an added advantage
  • Excellent track-record in project management
  • Have a dynamic personality with a sense of initiative, good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with principles and practice of savings-led microfinance
  • Strong data analysis background and familiar with VSLA MIS
  • Previous experience in supervising implementing partners
  • Experienced TOT trainer
  • Experience working with poor communities on development matters, advocacy and governance, Gender mainstreaming and children rights is added advantage
  • Prior exposure and experience in the use of mobiles in groups is an added advantage
  • Good report writing and presentation skills
  • Fluency in English language and Swahili is an added advantage.
  • He/She needs to identify with Christian values
  • Willingness to regularly travel to the field

How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged to send an application letter with copies of academic credentials, testimonials and a detailed curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating contact details of 3 (three) referees should be sent by post or hand delivery by the addressed to:

Regional Director,
Stromme Foundation,
Plot 25 Bukoto Street,
P.O. Box 27200, Kampala. Uganda

E-mail to: Recruitmenteastafrica@stromme.org

Deadline: 6th March 2017

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