Livelihoods Officer World Bank DRDIP Project Jobs – Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)

Job Title:    Livelihoods Officer
Organisation: Office
of the Prime Minister (OPM) 
Funding Source: World
Project Name: Development
Response to Displacement Impact Project (DRDIP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Project
About US:
The Government of Uganda has
received a grant from the World Bank towards the Development Response to
Displacement Impact Project (DRDIP). The Project is intended to improve access
to social services, expand economic opportunities and enhance environmental
management for host and forcibly displaced households in the targeted areas of
Uganda; in the districts of Arua, Adjumani, Yumbe, Koboko, Moyo, Lamwo, Hoima,
Kamwenge, Isingiro, Kiryadongo and Kyegegwa. The project has components which
include; Social and Economic Services and Infrastructure; Sustainable
Environmental Management; Livelihoods Program; and Project Management including
Monitoring and Evaluation, and Regional and National Institutional Support.
Job Summary: The Livelihoods
Officer will provide strategic direction and ensure systematic planning and
implementation of Project activities under the livelihoods sector of DRDIP
Component. The
incumbent will also offer technical support in programs execution under the
Improved Household Income Support Component at National, District and Community
levels to ensure maximum benefit to the Project beneficiaries in refugee
hosting districts.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Providing
    technical guidance to the Local Governments on planning and implementation
    of subprojects under the Improved Household Livelihood Investment Support
    Component. This includes business planning for the attainment of
    enterprise profitability in subprojects to be financed under the Project.
  • Preparing
    annual and quarterly work plans and budgets for the Livelihood Component
    for consolidation and approval by Management
  • Take
    lead in guiding the establishment of innovation platforms for value
    addition chain development for community agriculture-related subprojects
    financed under the Project.
  • Undertake
    regular monitoring and supervision visits to the Districts and communities
    to support implementation of activities under the Livelihood Investments
    Support Component.
  • Monitor
    the progress of implementation of Project activities under the Component
    to ensure adherence to implementation guidelines, targets, time schedules
    and sector standards and norms.
  • Assists
    in the development of and maintain database for beneficiary communities
    including tracking systems that provides updates on reporting, audit,
    budget revisions and project deliverables.
  • Participate
    in the preparation and review of Project implementation guidelines,
    handbooks and manuals.
  • Advise
    project management and District Authorities on performance improvement
    measures and resolution of implementation bottlenecks under the Component.
  • Ensure
    implementation of the recommendations for improvements and innovative
    solutions for communities during the implementation of the project.
  • Contribute
    to the generation of knowledge, documentation of experiences and lessons
    learned as well as dissemination to the various sub regions implementing
    the project.
  • Review
    subproject requests submitted by the Districts to ensure accuracy,
    completeness, viability, sustainability and compliance with relevant
    sector norms and standards before financing.
  • Prepare
    component quarterly progress reports
  • Participate
    in the preparation and conduct of the GOU/World Bank Joint Implementation
    Support Missions and other supervision and evaluation missions
  • Participate
    in the preparation of Terms of Reference (ToRs) for consultancies to be
    undertaken under the project.
  • Develop
    a plan for component-related capacity enhancement for the project
    implementers and beneficiary communities.
  • Any
    other duties assigned by management.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant for the World Bank DRDIP Project Livelihoods Officer job
    opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Economics, BA
    Micro Finance and Community Development, BA Social Sciences, Economics or
    related disciplines from a recognized University
  • At
    least three years and above of relevant experience of working on Community
    empowerment, social protection interventions, Household Income Support and
    livelihoods programs
  • Possession
    of skills in community engagement and participatory support
  • Extensive
    knowledge and understanding of livelihood development processes including
    community mobilization, targeting, group formation, training, business
    plan development, management and monitoring of livelihood sub-projects
  • Excellent
    project management skills, and should have demonstrated similar skills in
    the past.
  • Ability
    to work in teams and collegial attitude.
  • Strong
    writing skills especially in English language.
  • Highly
    proficient in using MS word, Excel, PowerPoint and internet.
  • Age: 25 years and above
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their applications accompanied by detailed
curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and academic transcripts, three
competent referees, one of whom MUST be from your current employer or previous
employer (for those temporarily unemployed) plus a passport photo, contact
details (mobile number and e-mail), photocopy of the National ID should be
addressed to:
The Permanent Secretary,
Office of the Prime Minister
New Government,
Block Plot 9-11 Apollo Kaggwa
Road P. O. Box 341, Kampala. Uganda
NB: The
application forms should be delivered at the Human Resource Office 3,d
Floor, Office of the Prime Minister
Deadline: Friday, 2nd March 2018 at 5:00pm.
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