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Fresher Program Officer –Livelihood Non-profit Jobs - Finn Church Aid (FCA)


Organisation: Finn Church Aid (FCA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Program Coordinator

About US:
Finn Church Aid is Finland’s biggest development co-operation organisation and the second biggest organisation in Finland working in humanitarian aid. Finn Church Aid is a member of the ACT Alliance (ACT), an alliance of faith-based development and humanitarian aid organisations forming one of the world’s largest aid organisations. Finn Church Aid is committed to continue working until people in need of assistance can make their own living and fulfil their basic needs. Finn Church Aid also campaigns for dignity and justice.

Job Summary: The Program Officer –Livelihood will steer the planning of FCA livelihood projects and evaluation of livelihood needs in order to inform the expansion of FCA’s scope of programming to include livelihood activities as a cross-cutting component of existing programs as well as stand-alone livelihood programming, requiring a thorough analysis of the current and future possibilities for FCA livelihood activities in Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Tasked with developing a context analysis, donor perspectives, while capacity building the FCA team in Uganda.
  • Keenly review and understood the current FCA program portfolio, provide recommendations on the pertinence and feasibility of including livelihood activities in FCA’s programming and establishing specific livelihood programmes
  • For specific selected geographic areas of focus,  design concrete livelihoods activities that would support impact and results of on-going FCA projects in Uganda
  • Identify and map current actors conducting livelihoods activities in FCA’s project areas in Uganda, to determine gaps, avoid overlap, identify lessons learned, and propose opportunities for FCA to develop a niche in livelihoods programming in Uganda
  • Assess the perspectives for funding for livelihood programming in Uganda, including engaging donors and other stakeholders, culminating in a mapping of potential donors.
  • Carry out livelihoods assessments and evaluations; implement livelihoods activities and programs, and quality control of livelihoods activities.  


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Finn Church Aid (FCA) Program Officer –Livelihood job placement should preferably hold a Master’s Degree in International development, Business administration or related field
  • Knowledge of livelihood in both development and emergencies
  • Previous experience in proposal development to UN Agencies and other institutional donors
  • Experience in market based livelihood interventions

How to Apply:
All qualified and interested candidates should hand deliver their applications to the following addresses;

Head Office: Finn Church Aid (FCA),  Plot 1495, Roche Close - Muyenga, Off Tank hill Road, P.O. Box 21826, Kampala - Uganda Tel: +256 392177266

Field Offices: Arua, Yumbe and Adjumani.

Deadline: 22nd May 2018

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