2 Project Officer – Youth Engagement & Livelihoods NGO Jobs – Finn Church AID (FCA)

Job Title:   Project Officer – Youth Engagement & Livelihoods (2 Positions)  

Organisation: Finn Church AID (FCA)

Project Name: Refugee and Host Community Youth Empowerment and Transformation Initiative (RETI) Project

Duty Station: :  Kyegegwa (1) – Supporting Kyaka Ii & And Kamwenge, and Adjumani (1) – Supporting Palorinya & Yumbe, Uganda

Reports to: Project Manager


About US:

Finn Church Aid (FCA) is the largest Finnish international aid organization. We operate in 12 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.


FCA Uganda is now looking for competent persons to fill the Position of Project Officer – Youth Engagement & Livelihood, for the Refugee and Host Community Youth Empowerment and Transformation Initiative (RETI) project.


Role Purpose: Finn Church Aid (FCA) is one of the consortium partners for the Refugee and Host Community Youth Empowerment and Transformation Initiative (RETI) program in Uganda. RETI is a collaborative program with Muni University and seven other partners, implemented with support from the Mastercard Foundation. The program aims to address unemployment challenges faced by young people aged 15 – 35 years in 15 refugee hosting districts in Uganda, particularly focusing on young women.


Job Summary:   As a Project Officer – Youth Engagement & Livelihoods, you will be a key team member within the RETI program, focusing on livelihood and youth engagement components. Your role is instrumental in the implementation of activities that empower young people, both from refugee and host communities to access livelihood opportunities, develop necessary skills, and engage in various project interventions. Your responsibilities include coordinating activities, monitoring progress, and ensuring that the program’s goals related to livelihood and youth engagement are achieved.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Livelihood Interventions:

  • Work closely with project partners, including universities and non-university organizations, to implement livelihood activities.
  • Identify and assess livelihood opportunities for young people, including vocational training and job placement.
  • Ensure the smooth execution of livelihood and entrepreneurship programs.

Youth Engagement:

  • Facilitate youth engagement activities, such as mentorship, soft skills development, and forums for knowledge sharing.
  • Foster an inclusive environment for youth participation in project initiatives.
  • Collaborate with partners to organize events and activities that promote youth engagement.

Training and Capacity Building:

  • Plan and organize training sessions, workshops, and awareness campaigns related to livelihood opportunities.
  • Provide support to young people in enhancing their skills and entrepreneurial capabilities.
  • Offer guidance on creating and running youth-led initiatives.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Implement monitoring and evaluation procedures to assess the impact of livelihood and youth engagement activities.
  • Collect data, document outcomes, and generate progress reports.
  • Recommend improvements based on results and feedback from beneficiaries.

Stakeholder Coordination:

  • Collaborate with a network of project partners, government entities, and non-governmental organizations.
  • Engage with private sector actors to create opportunities for young people.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with relevant stakeholders.

Gender Sensitivity:

  • Promote gender-sensitive approaches to ensure that young women are equally represented and benefit from project activities.
  • Address specific challenges faced by young women in accessing livelihood opportunities.

Youth-Centered Approach:

  • Act as an advocate for youth concerns, needs, and voices within the project.
  • Promote youth-centered decision-making and participation in project activities.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., Development Studies, Social Sciences, Business Administration).
  • At least five years of experience in project management, particularly in livelihood and youth engagement programs.
  • Strong understanding of the challenges faced by young people in accessing education, employment, and entrepreneurship opportunities.
  • Excellent coordination and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation processes.
  • Familiarity with gender-sensitive programming.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Experience working with youth, particularly those from refugee backgrounds, is an advantage.


How to Apply:

All candidates should apply at the link below by sending a cover letter and a CV (not more than 5 pages) with at least three referees and a daytime telephone number. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please do not attach academic documents.


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  • Finn Church Aid is committed to keeping children safe at all times & all levels of its program operations, so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from all forms of abuses. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards, adherence to Child Safeguarding Policy including background checks.
  • FCA does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, and processing contracts among others.
  • FCA is certified against the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS).


Deadline: 24th November 2023


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Date Posted 2023-11-09
Valid Through 2023-11-24
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization Finn Church AID (FCA)
Job Location Kyegegwa, Kyegegwa, Kyegegwa, 0256, Uganda