Livelihoods Coordinator Non-profit Job Careers – CARE International

Job Title:     Livelihoods Coordinator

Organization: CARE

Duty Station: Uganda

About US:

CARE International
has been active in Uganda since 1969 and working in the country continuously
since 1979, implementing a diverse portfolio of programs and projects ranging
from emergency services to economic development and civil society building. Our
current programming targets Women, Girls and youth as well as vulnerable groups
such as the extreme poor, internally displaced people, children to provide
assistance and opportunities for empowerment and sustainable development
through addressing the underlying causes of poverty grounded on careful and
thorough analysis of power relations between different groups in society and
the local context in which they live and work. Our programming is guided by our
core values of transformation, Integrity, Diversity, Equality and excellence.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       For planning, designing, implementing,
monitoring and reporting the Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) and
Financial Linkages (FL) components of the project.

·       S/he will design strategies for selecting new
VSLAs, YSLAs, strengthening existing VSLAs, and linkages of mature VSLAs to
formal financial institutions and other private sector institutions.

·       The Coordinator will provide technical
oversight in all capacity development interventions, needs assessment,
mentorship and support supervision to partners on VSLAs and financial inclusion
of the DINU project.

·       The position holder will work with the
Livelihood Specialist to build capacities of consortium members and relevant
local government staff to promote successful delivery of the core aspects of
the project.

·       S/he will ensure periodic project reviews,
documentation, and timely reporting. The position holder is expected to have
in-depth understanding of the financial inclusion sector in Uganda and more
specifically Karamoja region.

·       S/he shall be a dynamic team player with
strong technical skills in entrepreneurship and

·       economic empowerment.

·       S/he must be familiar with the plight of
girls and the inherent social norms and traditions that tend to marginalise
their economic capacity and capabilities.

·       S/he must have a passion for youth and girls’
economic empowerment, promoting gender equality and diversity, engaging men and
boys and curbing gender based violence.

·       S/he will have strong mobilisation,
networking and relationship building skills and familiar with working in
various partnership frameworks at local Government and National levels.

·       S/he will work closely with the livelihood
specialist and SRH to strengthen coordination 
and team work.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       The applicant must hold a Degree in micro
finance, business administration, business development, adult or relevant
Postgraduate qualification

·       A minimum of five years of hands on
professional experience in financial inclusion, community development work.

·       Experience working in consortiums and large
teams with multiple deliverables is desirable.

·       Advanced knowledge and at least five years of
proved practical experience technically supporting financial inclusion

·       Experience and skills in effectively
delivering and supervising technical implementation of the DINU targeted
financial inclusion interventions.

·       Strong inter-personal communication and
facilitation skills; sound judgment and decision-making skills.

·       Ability to network, build relationships and
establish collaboration with different partners, agencies local and
international networks.

·       Ability to link with community activists and
social movements

·       Knowledge and strong skills in M&E,
report writing and documentation.

·       Unshakable commitment to gender equality.

·       Knowledge of languages used in the
participating districts are considered an added value.

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should submit their application letters and
most updated CVs includingthe names, day time telephone contact and email
addresses of three work related refereesthrough our recruitment email ( Please indicate the job title in the email
subject line.

Deadline: 24th March 2020

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