Livelihoods Advisor US Non-profit Jobs – Lutheran World Relief (LWR)

 Livelihoods Advisor
Lutheran World Relief (LWR)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to:
Programs Coordinator
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
Livelihoods Advisor will provide strategic vision, leadership and technical assistance
in improving the overall performance of all livelihood activities in Lutheran
World Federation Uganda Program. The incumbent will be responsible for
increasing quantity, quality, and competiveness of the income generating
activities (IGAs), both off-farm and on-farm, supporting the development of an
appropriate Food Security and Sustainable Livelihood intervention strategy in
all LWF Program that includes early recovery, disaster risk reduction and
community development. The incumbent will support rural businesses and SMEs to
improve their products/services, improve their processes, add value, and enter
new market channels.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Under the guidance of the Programs
    Coordinator, provide leadership, supervision, and oversight of all
    livelihoods activities in LWF Uganda Program.
  • Lead a team of livelihood technical
    staff to ensure efficient and effective project implementation, timely
    completion of high-quality work plans, accurate reports, and other
    mandated deliverables are achieved.
  • Work with the Programs Coordinator and
    M&E team in preparing project work-plans with clear objectives and
    achievable benchmarks, reflecting long-term & short-term priorities.
  • Conduct continuous market intelligence
    and assessments to inform programming including identification of sectors
    and value chains that have high potential to benefit programme
  • Conduct regular SWOT analysis of LWF
    performance in implementing livelihoods programmes which positively affect
    target beneficiaries;
  • Assist LWF Uganda to develop good
    quality project concept notes, and proposals, to donors as required;
  • Work with other programme advisors, the
    LWF mainstreaming focal persons, Private Sector Partners and District
    Local Government to ensure that all livelihoods projects contribute to
    integrated programmes
  • Keep up to date with developments in the
    livelihoods sector, liaise with the Global Livelihoods and Markets
    Advisors and ensure that learning is incorporated into programming and
    shared with other staff;
  • Conduct regular field visits to review
    and report on progress of Livelihoods interventions;
  • Ensure that activities have a strong
    private sector orientation so that all livelihood interventions/activities
    are aligned towards becoming market-oriented and financially sustainable;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Lutheran
    World Relief (LWR) Livelihoods Advisor career opportunity should hold a
    University degree in Agriculture, Agri-Business or Development Economics.
    Master’s Degree strongly preferred.
  • At least ten years of actual project
    management experience.
  • Background in business or
    market/economic development, with a minimum of 5 years’ practical
    experience in the private sector, market development and/or related
  • Previous experience on market systems
    development!M4P/market facilitation is REQUIRED.
  • Strong background in agricultural
    production, market assessments, rural market linkages, and capacity
    building in value chains
  • Demonstrated ability to work and
    coordinate effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders, including
    national and local government, donors, community-based organizations, and
    the private sector
  • Proven ability to write good project
    concepts, donor proposals and high quality reports
How to Apply:
(motivation letter and detailed curriculum vitae in English), with the names
and e- mail addresses of three persons who know the applicant professionally,
should be sent via Email to: Please do not include
certificates for education, trainings, etc. Please use the title of the job you
are applying for as the subject line. Hand delivered applications can also be
sent to our Offices in Kampala. Please indicate the position you have applied
for on the top of the parcel addressed to:
The Human Resource
Lutheran World
Plot 1401, Ggaba,
Road after the American Embassy
P.O. Box 5827,
Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 28th May 2018
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