Fresher Diploma Jobs – Livelihood Assistant – World Vision International

 

Job Title:    Livelihood Assistant

Organisation: World
Vision International

Duty Station: 
Uganda

Reports to: Livelihood Officer

 

About US:

World Vision Uganda
is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization
dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome
poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World
Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people
whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is
conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks,
including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child,
Life in all its fullness.  Our prayer for every Heart, the will to
make it so.”

 

Job Summary:  The Livelihood Assistant will mainly implement
field level Resilience and Livelihood programmatic activities in line with
targets and partnership standards in a manner that contributes to sustained and
improved child wellbeing.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Project
implementation and reporting:

·       
Provide
expertise and technical assistance in agronomy and agribusiness, climate smart
agriculture, marketing, IGA, DRR and Natural Resource Management.

·       
Take
lead in Resilience and Livelihood planning, budgeting, implementation and
monitoring of progress.

·       
Mobilize
and facilitate the engagements of stakeholders during planning and development
meetings, workshops and other fora.

·       
Identify
local level partners and support/ facilitate the partners in the implementation
of planned activities.

Community
engagement and advocacy:

·       
Take
overall lead in the coordination of field level activities

·       
Ensure
Small holder farmers’ groups are mobilized, organized and strengthened into
strong business groups/cooperatives (rural producer cooperatives, marketing
cooperatives, Savings groups/Savings and Credit Cooperatives) for bulk purchase
of inputs, value addition, bulking and collective marketing of produce

·       
Develop
the farmer’s capacity to improve production and productivity of selected
enterprises of desired quality by the market through demonstrations to farmers

·       
Establish
and follow up demonstrations to facilitate production and productivity among
the farmers. Establish Green houses.

·       
Coordinate
partners in implementation of agreed action plans.

·       
Ensure
Integration of Resilience and Livelihood activities with other internal and
external programmes including that of governments.

·       
Provide
training and backstopping on gender to partners

·       
Build
the capacity of farmers’ business groups/cooperatives to collectively engage
local leaders on identified issues.

·       
Mobilize
communities to participate in annual agricultural events – such as agricultural
shows, World Food Day, practicing all-Natural Resource Management technologies
(water harvesting etc.)

Documentation,
Reporting and knowledge management

·       
Prepare
high quality reports, both narrative and quantitative information and reporting
on relevant indicators and outcomes. Ensure that all reports are delivered
according to high quality standards and are always submitted on time as per WVU
standards.

·       
Ensure
Care givers of RCs are members of farmer business groups/cooperatives and are
accessing business developments services.

·       
Participate
in monthly / quarterly reflection meetings with Child Monitors and
guardians/parents and child protection committees to address findings from
monitoring.

·       
Work
with CDF to identify partners who will support the implementation of the
Resilience and Livelihood Technical Programme within the Area Programme.

·       
Take
lead in documentation and sharing of Impact/success stories and best practices
to promote learning.

·       
Organize
quarterly review meetings for partners and communities at the project sites to
reflect on programmes/projects approaches, tools, impact of interventions, best
practices, exit and sustainability strategies as well as create spaces and
opportunities for action-learning and debate

Child Protection
and Wellbeing;

·       
Ensure a
strict compliance to the WVU child safeguarding practices with respect to the
child protection policy, PSEA/code of conduct at all times; monitoring and
reporting on compliance to CP policy standards in the project/project area.

·       
Mobilization
and facilitation of communities, local organizations, local government and
institutions to participate in Child protection designs, planning,
implementation, monitoring and evaluation including reporting on child
protection priorities.

Technical Programme
goal and objectives

·       
Facilitate
child protection policy dialogues and campaign interventions by ensuring
linkages and coherence in engagements within the project and Area Programme
(AP) and National level, in the context of integrated ministry.

·       
Work
closely with the line supervisor(s) to ensure integration of Peace & Child
Protection interventions in the project including uptake and effective roll out
of CP project models and approaches.

·       
Facilitate
effective and meaningful participation of children as agents of change in all
project interventions/processes in line with WV Child Participation guidelines.

·       
Engage
with project partners to assess and address the existing child protection
related issues in the community and ensure appropriate and timely
reporting/action is undertaken on Child Protection CP incidents.

·       
Facilitate
proper formation of Child protection working teams/groups/committees in line
with World Vision systems approach to Child Protection.

·       
Facilitate
child protection advocacy campaigns and engagements at community level to
ensure policy implementation and change.

·       
Build
multi-sectoral linkages and community-based initiatives, networks and
coordination mechanisms in establishing and strengthening child protection
prevention, response and referral pathways to allow a more efficient access to
services for the MVC.

·       
Build
skills and capacity of communities, CPCs, Para-social workers to work with
other local duty-bearers & service providers to understand and
independently carry-out child protection actions to effectively respond to
child abuse cases in line with standard case management procedures and
principles.

·       
Organize
and facilitate child protection related research activities through focus group
discussions and interviews, with the guidance of the line supervisor(s).

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal applicant for the World Vision Livelihood Assistant job must hold a diploma
in agriculture or agribusiness or any other relevant discipline.

·       
At least
two years’ experience in community work and engagement in Agriculture, Economic
Development and Livelihood

·       
Must
have good Entrepreneurship, micro finance and strong agribusiness skills

·       
Must be
computer literate

·       
Must
demonstrate good writing and reporting skills

·       
Ability
to communicate in applicable local languages is an added advantage

·       
Must
exhibit high level integrity

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to submit your application and complete
Curriculum Vitae by applying online through visiting World Vision
International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.

 

Click
Here

 

Deadline: 9th December 2020

 

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