Livelihood Technical Advisor NGO Jobs – Finn Church Aid (FCA)

Job Title:    Livelihood Technical Advisor

Organisation: Finn
Church Aid (FCA)

Duty Station:  Kampala,

Reports to:  Head
of Programmes


About US:

Finn Church Aid
(FCA) is the largest Finnish international aid organization. We operate in 13
countries, where the needs are most dire. We work with the poorest people,
regardless of their religious beliefs, ethnic background or political
convictions. FCA work is based on promotion of human dignity and fundamental
human rights and freedom, and FCA’s operations are guided by equality, non-discrimination
and responsibility.


Job Summary:  Working within the Program department, the
Livelihoods Advisor will play an important role in leading and contributing to
the growth and technical quality of Finn Church Aid Uganda livelihood programme
portfolio, both humanitarian and development. The Advisor will play a role in
developing, implementing, and representing FCA’s UGACO livelihood strategy,
identifying opportunities and developing proposals to increase FCA Uganda
livelihood programming for increased economic security of local and refugee
households. The Advisor will improve the quality and impact of livelihood
projects by providing technical assistance and building capacity within the
Country Office (CO) in implementing livelihoods programming, creating or
updating tools and providing training as required. The Advisor will also
represent FCA Uganda in sectoral coordination meetings, with strong networking
and partnership building. The position will also play a role in documenting
FCA’s livelihoods technical capacities and achievements, while carrying out
learning events and external representation related to the same.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Resource Mobilization

as the technical lead on livelihood proposals, including, but not limited to
coordinating data collection, market assessments, capturing planning,
positioning, partnership brokering, program design facilitation and
decision-making; and, technical writing.

inter-disciplinary programs, coordinate with other FCA departments – as well as
external partners to support a coherent, high-impact integrated approach.

CO team members in analysing information and formulating effective technical
strategies, integrating best practices and, where appropriate, innovations.

training and orientation for program team members to ensure that all relevant
information is available to inform a sound livelihood design process.

to the field to participate in design workshops, assessments, team writing
assignments, and other proposal processes.

in proposal reviews, ensuring that lessons learned are incorporated into
subsequent designs.

and sustain livelihood-related relationships with donors (with a particular
emphasis on Women’s Bank, UN agencies, USAID and private foundations), partners
and academic institutions.

Technical Support

abreast of technical developments and innovations in the livelihood sector,
both nationally and globally, disseminating information to team members as

technical assistance to the livelihood strategy development and implementation
at CO level, including new approaches and innovations.

technical support to ongoing livelihood programs as assigned.

and deliver trainings to program team members.

technical guidelines and tools as required (e.g. market assessments,
baselines); facilitating technically sound implementation.

value chain development as part of FCA Uganda Program and participate in the
development of value chain projects.

direction and support to the design and livelihoods programming in FCA Uganda

in the development of livelihood related policy and advocacy positions and
support their dissemination.

FCA UGACO on technical and coordination working groups in an area of expertise.

Management and Learning (20%)

Lead or
participate in the design of learning, studies and the documentation and
presentation of the same.

to an evidence base for effective livelihood implementation modalities.

that technical tools and material is filed in a shareable manner according to
FCA knowledge management guidelines.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The ideal
candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness, Business
administration, social sciences or related field. advanced degree preferred

of 7-10 years of experience in livelihoods

skills in developing and implementing value chain and/or micro-enterprise,
micro-finance, or livelihoods programs, including gender-sensitive,
agribusiness and resilience frameworks, a plus

and visionary approach to household economic security programming

in developing/implementing humanitarian livelihood/refugee livelihood

experience dealing with public and private donors

development experience, including experience leading the technical aspects of
complex, large proposal efforts

with program assessment and design, including significant experience in
conducting market assessments


writing and communication skills in English

to travel and to work independently, even in harsh environments


How to Apply:

All interested
applications should send a cover letter and a CV (not more than 5 pages) with
at least three referees and a daytime telephone contact addressed to: The Human
Resource and Administration Manager, Finn Church AID, Uganda Country Office.
P.O. Box 21826 Kampala, Tank Hill Rd, Roche Close, Plot 1495 Muyenga, Uganda.
Email applications should be in one file attachment (Ms Word or PDF) mentioning
the position title in the subject to


Deadline: Tuesday 5th January 2021.


N.B: Please do not
attach academic documents when you apply online. Only shortlisted candidates
will be contacted.


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