Fresher Livelihood Officer – General Food Assistance NGO Jobs – World Vision International

 

Job Title:    Livelihood Officer – General
Food Assistance (Fresher Jobs)

Organisation: World
Vision International

Duty Station: 
Uganda

Reports to: Deputy Food Assistance Manager

 

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 Officer – General Food
Assistance will 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 for both Refugees and
host communities within West Nile Region. The Jobholder will oversee Livelihood
project implementation process to ensure timely, efficient and transparent
delivery of programme activities

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Project
implementation and reporting

·       
Provide
expertise and technical assistance in agronomy and agribusiness, climate smart
agriculture, marketing, IGA, DRR and environment 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 farmer’s

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

·       
Coordinate
partners in implementation of agreed action plans.

·       
Ensure
Integration of Resilience and Livelihood activities with other ongoing
programme initiatives including that of World Vision and governments.

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

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/Foster parents of unaccompanied Refugee children 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 Area Response Coordinator 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

·       
Monitor
the wellbeing and child abuse cases and report any incidents in line with child
protection policy and guidelines.

·       
Work
with local leaders to protect children from child violations and abuses

·       
Sensitize
children including most vulnerable, guardians/parents and other stakeholders
about children’s rights and responsibilities.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal applicant for the World Vision Livelihood Officer – General Food
Assistance 
 job must
hold a degree in agriculture or agribusiness or forestry or any other relevant
discipline

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

·       
Experience
of the local context of West Nile is an added advantage

·       
Track
record demonstrating high integrity, reliability and dependable

·       
Ability
to work with minimal supervision

·       
Effective
in written and verbal communication in English

·       
Ability
to communicate in applicable local language(s) is and added advantage

·       
Must be
a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

 

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: 29th January 2021

 

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