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Fresher Livelihood Assistant - Korea Climate Change Project NGO Jobs - World Vision International

 

Job Title:    Livelihood Assistant - Korea Climate Change Project

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 be responsible for project implementation of field livelihood activities, mainly focusing upon farmer group capacity development in the settlement and hosting communities. The job holder will build capacity of farmer groups through trainings, demonstration and field follow up. The job holder will implement all field activities including guidance and training to successful formation of farmer groups, Rapid Appraisal of Income Generating activities, beneficiary training on small business / income generating skills. The incumbent will ensure regular home visits to monitor activities and conduct timely reporting. The incumbent will work closely with leadership structures of refugees and host communities (Agriculture Officers, Community Development Officers, LC and RWC) in regard to climate change and livelihoods. The incumbent under the direct supervision of the Livelihood Officer, will ensure that activities are approved, implemented, monitored and reported according to agreed project plan in line with the donor and World Vision Uganda (WVU) policies.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Project implementation and sustainability

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

·        Promote the use of modern farming practice and techniques through training, advising farmers, farm visits and demonstrations so as to transform targeted families from subsistence to commercial farmers in line with GoU policy.

·        Provide technical advice and support on enterprise development initiatives with high environmental integrity.

·        Identify and promote local innovations through adaptive research among farmers in response to climate change in their communities.

·        Established demonstration plots to act as learning and multiplication sites for farmer groups

·        Participatory selection of beneficiaries, prioritization of income generating activities, life skills awareness raising, and capacity building of the groups.

·        Identify technical capacity and challenges for beneficiaries, skills and knowledge they have in agronomy, business development and income generating activities.

·        Train beneficiaries on community self-help methodologies, including group governance and leadership, rapid appraisal of income generating activities.

·        Ensure timely procurement of and delivery of right quality and quantity of farmer inputs.

·        Promote Resilience and Livelihoods programme model for faster adoption of improved farming technologies towards building secure livelihoods for the marginal poor.

Community engagement and advocacy

·        Conduct awareness on IGA activities among communities and local leaders.

·        Link farmer groups to government and other partners to access additional social services

·        Facilitate community awareness campaigns on climate change impacts and the adaptation and mitigation measures

·        Promote community adoption and production of improved energy saving cooking stove

·        Facilitate and link beneficiaries to economic development and income generating activities.

·        Make sure there is balanced gender representation amongst beneficiaries and leaders.

·        Assist in solving any conflicts within group members.

Stakeholders’ engagement, Networking and Collaboration

·        Maintaining effective coordination and working relations with donors and other relevant stakeholders at field level

·        Mobilize and facilitate engagements of stakeholders during planning meetings, workshops and implementation.

·        Network and collaborate with District Local Government, OPM, UNHCR and other relevant stakeholders in the Program Area.

·        Liaise with Resilience and Livelihood Specialist for all decisions related to livelihoods, and carry out other duties as may be assigned.

Documentation, Reporting and knowledge management

·        Conduct regular follow up visits to farmer groups, and their IGAs, and to members to see if they are applying the practices, and provide technical advice and mentoring.

·        Track progress of the farmer groups and keep records.

·        Carry out quarterly meetings with beneficiary groups to assess performance at the community and project level.

·        Facilitate data collection from farmer groups, and manage the information flow in the M&E (LEAP) database

·        Support the preparation of farmer groups own monitoring plans.

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

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 Assistant - Korea Climate Change Project job must hold a Diploma in Agriculture or Agribusiness or Forestry or any other relevant discipline.

·        Two years of experience working with vulnerable communities and familiarity with humanitarian programming and implementation

·        Experience in greenhouse and nursery management, climate smart agriculture, microfinance, entrepreneurship and enterprise development is an added advantage

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

·        Experience of data collection, collation, analysis, and report writing

·        Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive

·        Strong leadership, organizational and analytical skills, and ability to work under pressure

·        Excellent verbal and written skills in English

·        Excellent computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Excel, spreadsheets

·        Track record demonstrating high integrity, innovativeness, creativity, reliability and dependable

·        Team player, Self-motivator, able to work with limited supervision;

·        Ability to ride a motorcycle with valid driving/riding license

·        Effective in written and verbal communication in English. Ability to communicate in applicable local language(s) is an added advantage

·        Spiritual maturity, interfaith knowledge and a biblical worldview. Ability to articulate and model our Christian identity and mission in an inclusive way.

·        Demonstration of well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

·        Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work and passion for children.

 

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

 

For more of the latest jobs, please visit https://www.theugandanjobline.com or find us on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/UgandanJobline

  


 

Livelihood Officer - Korea Climate Change Project NGO Jobs - World Vision International

 

Job Title:    Livelihood Officer - Korea Climate Change Project

Organisation: World Vision International

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: Emergency Resilience and Livelihood Specialist

 

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 will be responsible for overall project implementation including oversight to all project staff, procurement and internal reporting. Ensures technical oversight mainly focusing upon farmer group capacity development and delivery of the different project components, prepares work plans and activities’ budgets, guidelines and supervises field teams. S/He will work closely with OPM, UNHCR and other actors in actively addressing farmer skills development, production, processing and marketing issues. The Livelihood Officer will work closely with leadership structures of both refugees and host communities (Sub County Agricultural Officers, Community Development Officers, LC, RWC, religious and traditional leaders) in regard to climate change and livelihoods. The Livelihood Officer will ensure activities are approved, implemented, monitored and reported according to agreed project plans. The job holder will be a thought leader, driving continuous improvement in the project through their technical expertise, facilitation of learning and innovation. S/He will report according to agreed project plans in line with the donor and World Vision Uganda (WVU) policies. The job holder will work under the direct supervision of the Emergency Resilience and Livelihood Specialist, supervise 1 Livelihood Assistant and 4 Community Based Facilitators.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Project Implementation and sustainability

·        Develop annual project activity plans, updated quarterly in collaboration with key departments and external stakeholders, and oversee implementation to high standards by scope and timelines

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

·        Promote the use of modern farming practice and techniques through training, advising farmers, farm visits and demonstrations so as to transform targeted families from subsistence to commercial farmers in line with GoU policy.

·        Provide technical advice and support on enterprise development initiatives with high environmental integrity.

·        Identify and promote local innovations through adaptive research among farmers in response to climate change in their communities.

·        Established demonstration plots to act as learning and multiplication sites for farmer groups

·        Participatory selection of beneficiaries, prioritization of income generating activities, life skills awareness raising, and capacity building of the groups.

·        Identify technical capacity and challenges for beneficiaries, skills and knowledge they have in agronomy, business development and income generating activities.

·        Ensure timely procurement of and delivery of right quality and quantity of farmer inputs.

·        Organizing weekly field planning meetings with Livelihood Assistant to guide effective implementation

·        Promote Resilience and Livelihoods programme model for faster adoption of improved farming technologies towards building secure livelihoods for the marginal poor.

Stakeholders Engagement, Networking and Collaboration

·        Take overall lead in the coordination of field level activities and represent World Vision in Settlement level livelihood working group meetings

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

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

·        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

·        Ensure integration of the project with other Resilience and Livelihood on going activities including that of World Vision and governments.

Documentation, Reporting and knowledge management

·        Writes and submits comprehensive monthly progress reports, and specific activity reports, and any other reports when necessary to his/her supervisor in a timely manner.

·        Monthly and quarterly financial reporting, including realization of activities versus budget utilization; (Providing input) narrative and financial project reporting;

·        Annual review of progress towards project objectives;

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

Community engagement and advocacy

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

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

·        Coordinate partners in implementation of agreed action plans.

·        Ensure integration of project with other ongoing Resilience and Livelihood activities including that of World Vision and governments.

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 - Korea Climate Change Project job must hold a Bachelors in Agriculture or Agribusiness or Forestry or Development Studies or any other relevant discipline.

·        At least three years of professional work experience in project management, Livelihoods and microfinance enterprise development

·        At least three years’ experience working with vulnerable communities and familiarity with humanitarian programming and implementation

·        Experience in community work and engagement Agricultural, Economic Development and Livelihood is and added advantage

·        Climate Smart Agriculture, Entrepreneurship, micro finance and strong agribusiness skills

·        Experience of data collection, collation, analysis, and report writing

·        Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive

·        Strong leadership, organizational and analytical skills, and ability to work under pressure

·        Excellent verbal and written skills in English

·        Excellent computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Excel, spreadsheets

·        Track record demonstrating high integrity, innovativeness, creativity, reliability and dependable

·        Team player, Self-motivator, able to work with limited supervision;

·        Ability to drive a motorcycle with valid driving/riding license

·        Effective in written and verbal communication in English. Ability to communicate in applicable local language(s) is an added advantage

·        Proactive personality, self-driven and strongly motivated.

·        Spiritual maturity, interfaith knowledge and a biblical worldview Ability to articulate and model our Christian identity and mission in an inclusive way.

·        Demonstration of well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

·        Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work and passion for children.

 

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

 

For more of the latest jobs, please visit https://www.theugandanjobline.com or find us on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/UgandanJobline

  

Several UN Jobs - Early Warning Capacity Building Specialists - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

 

Job Title:    Early Warning Capacity Building Specialists (Several UN Jobs)

Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Food Security and Livelihoods Coordinator

 

About US:

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has a global mandate to improve nutrition, increase agricultural productivity, raise the standard of living in rural populations and contribute to global economic’ growth. Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO’s efforts - to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. 

 

Job Summary:  Under the general supervision of the FAO Representative, the direct supervision of the Drought Monitoring and Early Warning Consultant and in close collaboration with the FAO Field Office in Moroto, the incumbent will oversee monthly data collection and analysis as well as provide support to District Local Governments (DLGs). The overall duties of the incumbent include  dissemination of DEWS recommendations and the rollout of an efficient, reliable and quality Drought Early Warning System (DEWS) in Karamoja sub-region

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·        In consultation with the Drought Monitoring and Early Warning Consultant and the Field Supervisor/Head Of Moroto Office, design training materials Design training manuals for community data collectors, community leaders and representatives as well as district head of departments and early warning focal persons;

·        Build the capacity of District Early Warning Focal Persons (DEWFP) through trainings and follow up, regarding all components of DEWS with a focus on data analysis and production of timely drought bulletins;

·        Take stock of the existing DEWS equipment from previous implementation and make recommendations on replacements and ensure that they are in safe custody and in good working condition for a functional and operationally active system

·        Ensure all equipment in the district needed for the functionality of the system are operational and active;

·        Monitor the achievement of the districts and community and provide appropriate technical/advisory support where needed in regard to the DEWS in consultation with Field Supervisor and Drought Monitoring and Early Warning Consultant

·        Facilitate and encourage buy-in of all the DEWS processes by DLGs including ownership and sustainability of the system through DLG budget allocations

·        Follow up the data collection at the district and parish level through monitoring of the DEWFP and the District Heads of Department (DHOD) together with the sentinels;

·        Coordinate DLG Early warning stakeholders including DEWFP and DHODs as well as the sentinels for timely collection, analysis and dissemination of the Drought Early Warning Bulletins

·        For every DEWS meeting, document DLG level deliberations and produce approved meeting minutes;

·        Conduct field visits and trainings for the sentinels including technical backstopping to sentinels to ensure timely and accurate data collection

·        Compile the field level findings in regards to technical capacity gaps noted from the sentinels to inform further capacity building trainings with the Field Supervisor and DM & EW Consultant

·        Work closely with DLGs and advocate for the inclusion of DEWS in the district development plans;

·        Support district budget development as it pertains to the operation of DEWS;

·        Conduct Household meetings for all the sentinel sites for all households and kraal members along with excellent documentation including minutes approved by DLG officials;

·        Conduct data quality control activities for both parish and district level of data collection and document all the activities done in this period;

·        Participate in the continuous development/upgrade of the DEWS software and databases;

·        Organize the trainings of the DEWFP whenever new versions of the software are released and address emerging capacity needs

·        Support DLGs through District Disaster Management Committees in particular - to disseminate drought alerts and recommendations in a timely manner;

·        Support the development of early warning messages, the early action repository and district level contingency planning;

·        Attend coordination meetings with project partners, stakeholders and collaborators;

·        Monitor DLG level agro-meteorological stations and ensure data is available for monthly drought analysis;

·        Provide support to the overall implementation of the project including administrative support;

·        Submit monthly progress and technical reports to the Project Manager;

·        Perform any other tasks related to the rollout and operation of DEWS in Karamoja sub-region.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        The ideal candidate for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Early Warning Capacity Building Specialist job must hold a Bachelor’s degree in agro-meteorology, meteorology, hydrology, agriculture, natural resources management, environmental sciences, or a related field;

·        A minimum of five years of relevant experience in drought management, disaster risk reduction, agricultural meteorology, data analysis, or disaster risk reduction and management;

·        Work experience with and knowledge of information technology and computer programming languages and/or data science would be considered an advantage.

·        Work experience in more than one location or area of work

·        Extent and relevance of experience in disaster preparedness and/or vulnerability analysis

·        Extent and relevance of experience in data collection, analysis and reporting

·        Familiarity with drought monitoring approaches, tools and techniques

·        National of Uganda

·        Working knowledge of English

 

FAO Core Competencies

·        Results Focus

·        Teamwork

·        Communication

·        Building Effective Relationships

·        Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

 

How to Apply:

All interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link below

 

Click Here

 

Deadline: 27th January 2021

 

For more of the latest jobs, please visit https://www.theugandanjobline.com or find us on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/UgandanJobline

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