Livelihoods Officer, Humanitarian Programme NGO Jobs – DanChurchAid (DCA)

Organisation: DanChurchAid
Duty Station: 
About US:
DanChurchAid (DCA)
is a faith-based, non-missionary relief and development organization based in
Copenhagen, Denmark and founded in 1922. DCA has supported development and
humanitarian programs in Uganda for over 35 years, working in partnership with
local partners. DCA is a member of the ACT Alliance. Our key competencies in
Uganda are livelihoods and food security, humanitarian response, and civil
society development.
Job Summary:  The Livelihoods Project Officer will
contribute to the successful design and implementation of livelihood project
interventions in Omugo refugee Settlement in West Nile and any other area of
operation for DCA when necessary.  The
Officer plays a varied role in coordinating livelihood activities, including
leadership of Livelihoods Assistants under the leadership of the Project
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Work closely with the Project Manager, resolve the issues and make
    decisions regarding criteria for identification, selection, verification
    and graduation of beneficiaries targeted for livelihoods assistance.
  • Contribute to proposal development based on assessments and under
    the direction of the project manager.
  • Engage with relevant staff to put in place a detailed implementation
    plan for livelihoods project.
  • Design systems and ensure accountability specifically to refugees,
    local communities, Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), donors and other
  • Overall responsibility for implementation of Livelihoods project
    interventions including community mobilization and ensuring that the
    project integrates refugee and host community approaches.
  • Closely follow up on day to day implementation of livelihood project
    activities and take corrective action to achieve key result indicators on
    livelihoods and other project targets and goals as specified in the work
  • Ensure quality of project outputs through regular supervision and
  • Ensure that the project beneficiaries i.e. refugees and host
    communities, are participating as equal partners in the design, monitoring
    and evaluation of projects.
  • Participate in the preparation of M&E plan for the livelihoods
    projects and ensure its implementation.
  • In collaboration with data management and monitoring and evaluation
    officer, put in place project field monitoring tools and project database
    and ensure the database is updated regularly with project information.
  • Provide timely, high quality project progress reports both for DCA
    internal and donor requirements
  • Collect lessons learned, best practices, cases studies and support
    knowledge management.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the DanChurchAid (DCA) Livelihoods Officer,
    Humanitarian Programme job should possess a Bachelor’s degree in
    Agriculture, Agri-business, Agricultural extension or any related field.
  • Five years of practical experience in agricultural related work.
  • Ability to demonstrate high knowledge on Village Savings and Loan
    Associations (VSLA) and Income Generating Activities (IGA).
  • Experience of supporting and working with farmers, small/ medium
    scale enterprises (SMEs) and the private sector.
  • Experience with market facilitation, supporting systemic change and
    promoting services directly.
  • Experience of working with cash based interventions and Mobile
    Monitoring Technology (MMT)
  • Experience of working in Humanitarian sector
  • Excellent communication, report writing and facilitation skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the DanChurchAid (DCA) in
the aforementioned capacity should apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 4th August 2018
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