Rural Livelihood Officer NGO Jobs – Finnish Refugee Council (FRC)


Job Title:    Rural Livelihood Officer

Organisation: Finnish
Refugee Council (FRC)

Duty Station: 

Reports to: Livelihood
and Business Training Team Leader


About US:

Finnish Refugee Council (FRC) is an INGO promoting adult education and
community development among refugees since 1997 as an operational partner to
UNHCR and OPM. FRC is currently seeking for dynamic, qualified Ugandans to fill
the following positions;


Job Summary: The key purpose of the job is to develop and
implement Business Skill training activities including guidance to mostly
agriculture related small IGA groups and Development of VSLAs, carry out Rapid
Appraisal of Income Generating activities, beneficiary training on small
agribusiness income generating skills. The incumbent will ensure regular visits
to monitor activities and conduct timely reporting.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Technical advice and skill development (40%)

·       Identify technical capacity and challenges
for beneficiaries, skills and knowledge they have in income generation,
livelihood activities, agribusiness etc. including saving and loans.

·       Facilitate establishment of Business Skill
Learning groups among target groups.

·       Facilitate the formation and Development of
Village savings and loan Associations (VSLAs) among target groups

·       Identify and train volunteer Business
Facilitators at community level to teach and mentor business learners.

·       Provide advisory and mentoring support to
existing farmer groups doing small scale agriculture related income generation.

·       Train beneficiaries on group governance and
leadership, rapid appraisal of income generating activities, IGA development
and other capacity building trainings in order to enhance groups’ knowledge and
skills to manage themselves independently.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Reporting (30%)

·       Conduct regular follow up visits to Business
learning groups, and learners’ IGAs, to see if they are applying the practises,
and provide technical advice and mentoring.

·       Track progress of the Business learning
groups, IGA groups (mostly agriculture related) and keep records.

·       Facilitate data collection and manage the
information flow to the Team Leader and Program Manager.

·       Support the preparation of IGA groups own
monitoring plans.

·       Consolidate and compile monthly, quarterly
and annual reports, inclusive of success stories and lessons learnt.

Facilitate planning, organising and management of Business Training and
IGA related activities (20%)

·       Conduct awareness on Small Business Skill
Training course and IGA activities among communities and local leaders at
refugee settlements and nearby Ugandans.

·       Develop work plans to ensure effective
implementation of Business Skill Training.

·       Facilitate the identification and formation
of local IGA groups among beneficiaries.

·       Keep up-to-date with development issues and
trends with regard to income generation, small business, community development
in Uganda and refugee work.

Other (10 %)

·       Facilitate and link IGA members to trainings
on life skills such as basic literacy and numeracy, VSLA, household financial
affairs, risk management and planning.

·       Facilitate and link IGA members and Business
Skill learners to economic development activities, income generating activities
etc. provided by other actors.

·       Make sure there is balanced gender
representation amongst beneficiaries, and women, youth and disabled are

·       Participate and represent FRC in settlement
level Livelihood Working groups.

·       Liaise with the Livelihood and Business
Training Team Leader for all decisions related to Business Skill learning
groups, IGA activities, VSLAs and livelihoods, and carry out other duties as
may be assigned.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree
in Entrepreneurship, Business management, Agribusiness, Economics, Rural
Development or similar with strong experience on agriculture related income

·       A minimum of three years of professional work
experience in agriculture related IGA and business Training / promotion.

·       Strong experience in VSLA methodology,
livelihoods, microfinance and IGA methodology.

·       Experienced facilitator and trainer, with
training material development skills.

·       Working experience in resilience initiatives
is highly preferred.

·       Willingness to travel and live in several
rural project locations.

·       Ability to work with minimal supervision and
achieve results.

·       Experience working with non-governmental
organisations and local communities, authorities and NGOs.

·       Ability to use standard computing packages.

·       Knowledge of languages spoken by major
refugee groups; Kiswahili, Madi, Nuer, Dinka will be an added advantage.


How to Apply:

All candidates should Email their applications to:

Please mention the position as the Subject and include in your
application letter:

·       Gross Monthly salary request

·       Maximum 4-page long CV

·       Contact details (email and telephone) of 3
professional reference persons.

·       Do not email copies of certificates.

·       Only shortlisted candidates are requested to
present original certificates.


Deadline: 7th February


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