Livelihoods Officer NGO Jobs – American Refugee Committee (ARC International)

Job Title:     Livelihoods Officer

Organisation: American
Refugee Committee (ARC International) 

Duty Station: 

Reports to: Team

About US:

The American Refugee
Committee (ARC International) is an International nonprofit,
nonsectarian organization that provides humanitarian assistance and training to
millions of beneficiaries around the world.

Job Summary:   The Livelihoods Officer will serve as the
site-level lead on all ARC refugee and host community livelihoods sector
activities, ensuring that livelihoods activities are conducted as planned,
present real and sustainable opportunities to refugees and host communities,
and retain links with local and regional markets in a bid to increase
sustainability and scalability of ARC livelihoods activities, particularly
business development and promotion.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the American Refugee Committee (ARC
    International) Livelihoods Officer job must hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in Community or Rural Development, Agricultural Development,
    Business, or related field.
  • A Master’s degree or equivalent experience is preferred.
  • A minimum of five years of working experience in Livelihoods
    programming, microenterprise development, market-oriented livelihoods promotion,
    and other innovative approaches to humanitarian livelihoods service
    delivery is an advantage;
  • Experience contributing to livelihoods strategy development and
    proposal writing preferred; 
  • Knowledge of VSLA, SACCO, and other savings
    and loan models is essential;
  • Fluent in written and spoken English. Language skills of populations
    that ARC serves (e.g. Kiswahili, Kinyarwanda, Kinyabwisha, etc.)
  • Motorbike riding experience and permit preferable

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should submit a one-page Cover letter, an
updated CV (max. 3 pages) and Names, Titles and Contacts of three professional
referees, to include your current or recent employer/supervisor – via email
(ONLY) to with the POSITION applied for clearly indicated
in the subject line.

NB: However
due to urgency to fill this position, applications will be reviewed and
interviews conducted on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be

Deadline: 6th September 2019 by 5:00pm

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