Livelihoods Officer NGO Job Opportunities – Dwelling Places (DP)

Title:          Livelihoods Officer
Organisation: Dwelling
Places (DP)
Duty Station: Karamoja
with frequent travel to the Head Office in Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Karamoja
Project Lead
About US:
Dwelling Places (DP)
is a registered Christian Non Governmental Organization
(NGO) which
specialises in the rescue, rehabilitation, reconciliation, resettlement and
follow-up of children living on the streets. The overall objective of DP is to
have a society where every child has a chest to rest their head on and a place
to call home.
Job Summary:  The Livelihoods Officer will support the
Karamojong resettlement units/ families where the children are resettled,
ensure that their families have sustainable food and Income.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure that an accurate baseline survey for the Karamoja project is
    conducted, data collected, analysed and shared with the relevant persons.
  • Conduct the process of identifying and preparing the target
    communities and households for the project.
  • Document the Project processes and procedures and oversee its
    implementation and success
  • Monitor the project to see its success.
  • Assist in Planning and budgeting for the resettled children’s
    families in Karamoja.
  • Develop individual care plans for every family on the program and
    ensure effectiveness in its implementation
  • Assist in developing, setting up and running child right clubs in
    partner schools to empower children at risk of trafficking and unsafe
    migration claim their rights.
  • Update the families’ files with reports on their sustainability
  • Coordinate with all agencies implementing projects in the target communities
    and get update information on their plans and ongoing projects
  • Facilitate delivery of all project inputs to the target
    beneficiaries and ensure proper record keeping
  • Conduct all the community skills development meetings planned in the
  • Facilitate implementation of all other field based activities
    planned in the project
  • Put in place a group savings mechanism under the project.
  • Conducting review meetings with the target groups and train groups
    on cross cutting issues that include but not limited to HIV/AIDS, Gender
    and Sanitation.
  • Participate in the regular M&E reviews of this project and make
    contribution in redesigning of some strategy when need arises
  • Prepare timely (activity based, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and
    annual) narrative reports and submit to the
  • Sensitize the families of the children at risk of trafficking and
    unsafe migration to protect their children from traffickers and encourage
    them to stay in school.
  • Advocate for improvement of living standards in Napak communities
    and the surrounding region 
  • Participate in advocacy for the rights of children through specific
    campaigns, partnership and working with Civil society organizations to
    protect the rights and best interest of children (specifically children
    vulnerable to trafficking and unsafe migration)
  • Any other roles as may be delegated by the supervisor and line

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Dwelling Places Livelihoods Officer job
    placement should hold a Degree in General agriculture or Agro-forestry or
    social work and administration with a background of agriculture or related
    field preferred
  • Three years of experience in community livelihoods experience
  • Born again Christian
  • Background of social work is an added advantage
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Karamojong people and language is required
  • Experience in upgrading the economic and social livelihoods of
  • Good interpersonal skills; able to relate to all levels of
    management and staff
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Proficient skills in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to manage files and filing systems
  • Strategic thinker with strong analytical skills, good judgment &
    strong focus
  • Ability to perform social work roles with all age groups.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send the following;
  • A handwritten application letter with
    and updated CV with academic qualifications
  • A pastor’s letter, LC1 Letter and letter
    of recommendation from previous employer
  • Two passport size photos
Deliver your
applications to: Dwelling Places Head Office – Off Nalukolongo Masaka road near
Mutundwe Police Station between 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday or email
to: or call 0312-513701
Deadline: 8th February 2019
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