Care International Livelihoods Coordinator Jobs in Uganda

Care International Livelihoods Coordinator Jobs in Uganda


  • CARE International has been active in Uganda since 1969 and working in the country continuously
    since 1979, implementing a diverse portfolio of programs and projects ranging from emergency
    services to economic development and civil society building.

  • CARE International in Uganda seeks to recruit a highly motivated and qualified professional to
    fill the position of Livelihoods Coordinator.

    Job Summary

    Reporting to the Livelihoods Specialist, the Livelihoods Coordinator will be responsible for;

  • For planning, designing, implementing, monitoring and reporting the Village Savings
    and Loan Associations (VSLAs) and Financial Linkages (FL) components of the project.

  • S/he will design strategies for selecting new VSLAs, YSLAs, strengthening existing VSLAs,
    and linkages of mature VSLAs to formal financial institutions and other private sector institutions.

  • The Coordinator will provide technical oversight in all capacity development interventions, needs assessment, mentorship and support supervision to partners on VSLAs and financial inclusion of the DINU project.

  • The position holder will work with the Livelihood Specialist to build capacities of
    consortium members and relevant local government staff to promote successful delivery of the core aspects of the project.

  • S/he will ensure periodic project reviews, documentation, and timely reporting. The
    position holder is expected to have in-depth understanding of the financial inclusion
    sector in Uganda and more specifically Karamoja region.

  • S/he shall be a dynamic team player with strong technical skills in entrepreneurship and
    economic empowerment.

  • S/he must be familiar with the plight of girls and the inherent social norms and traditions that tend to marginalise their economic capacity and capabilities.

  • S/he must have a passion for youth and girls’ economic empowerment, promoting gender equality and diversity, engaging men and boys and curbing
    gender based violence.

  • S/he will have strong mobilisation, networking and relationship building skills and familiar with working in various partnership frameworks at local Government and National levels.

  • S/he will work closely with the livelihood specialist and SRH to strengthen coordination
    and team work.

    Qualifications and Experience Preferred

  • Degree in micro finance, business administration, business development, adult or
    relevant Postgraduate qualification

    Specific Requirement/Skills

  • Advanced knowledge and at least five years of proved practical experience technically supporting financial inclusion programs.

  • Experience and skills in effectively delivering and supervising technical implementation of the DINU targeted financial inclusion interventions.

  • At least 5 years of hands on professional experience in financial inclusion, community
    development work.

  • Experience working in consortiums and large teams with multiple deliverables is desirable.

  • Strong inter-personal communication and facilitation skills; sound judgment and decision-making skills.

  • Ability to network, build relationships and establish collaboration with different partners, agencies local and international networks.

  • Ability to link with community activists and social movements

  • Knowledge and strong skills in M&E, report writing and documentation.

  • Unshakable commitment to gender equality.

  • Knowledge of languages used in the participating districts are considered an added value.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Care International Livelihoods Coordinator Jobs in Uganda


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