CARE International Livelihood Specialist Jobs in Uganda

CARE International Livelihood Specialist Jobs in Uganda

Livelihoods Specialist

  • DINU

    Application Deadline

  • 17th January, 2020

  • CARE International in Uganda seeks to recruit a highly motivated and qualified professional to fill the position of Livelihoods Specialist. All interested candidates, especially female staff, who meet the requirements for this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Job Summary

    Reporting to the Consortium Manager DINU, the Livelihoods Specialist will be responsible for;

  • The technical oversight and guidance of the Consortium members on aspects regarding
    production of diversified foods, input and output markets, financial inclusion, and market

  • The Livelihood Specialist will work with consortium members, district and UN agencies, to design the livelihood implementation and follow-up modalities, including capacity building tool kits.

  • The specialist will develop workplans, budgets and partner capacity improvement schedule as well as for monitoring in order to provide technical backstopping and ensure agreed standards and requirements are implemented.

  • S/he will lead on conducting market assessment and value chain analysis including conducting a mapping of agro-entrepreneurs to facilitate the market access component of the project.

  • S/he will work with Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning specialist to develop routine tools and instruments for capturing and analyzing data in order to assess the project performance measurement.

  • S/he will participate in all Livelihood, Food and Nutrition Security working cluster meetings in Karamoja region including other meetings as maybe deemed fit by the consortium manager.

  • S/he shall fully comply with safety and security procedures of CARE and should be accountable for it including with other relevant program implementation protocols.

  • S/he will model CARE's core values and particularly CARE's commitment to Gender Equity
    and Diversity and ensure CARE"s Safeguarding policies are upheld by all Consortium
    Members and stakeholders engaging with the Project.

    Qualifications & Experience
    Academic Qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Rural
    Development, Agriculture or related field (though a Master’s degree is preferred)
    Required Experience

  • Expert level knowledge and at least five years’ practical experience in livelihood programming in rural Uganda, preferably with in Karamoja Sub-region;

  • Experience in at least two of the following fields required: production of diversified foods in a semi-arid context, financial inclusion (VSLAs and bank linkages), market engagement and value chain approaches, on and off farm livelihood preferred;

  • Experience with women and youth livelihood programs preferred;

  • Advanced knowledge and at least 5 years of proven practical project management experience
    (managing at least three different grants at once), including strong skills and experience in M&E, report writing, participatory planning, financial management, partner engagement.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

  • Computer literate (email, word processing, spreadsheets,)

  • Personally committed to gender equality and women and girls’ empowerment with ability to lead to organizational change processes that aim at making organizations more gender aware,
    gender committed and gender competent.

  • Both a team player as well as able to work independently with minimum supervision.

    Application Procedure

  • Interested internal candidates should submit their application letter and most updated CV including the names, day time telephone contact and email addresses of three work related referees through our
    recruitment email ( by 17th January, 2020.

  • Please indicate the job title in
    the email subject line.

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