Care Uganda Livelihoods Coordinator Jobs

Care Uganda Livelihoods Coordinator Jobs


  • 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.

    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

  • Interested candidates should submit their application letters and most updated CVs including the names, day time telephone contact and email addresses of three work related referees through our recruitment email

  • (ugarecruitment@care.org) by 24th March, 2020.

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

  • CARE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES, GENDER SENSITIVE, CORRUPTION, SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND ABUSE INTOLERANT EMPLOYER.

  • Please Note that CARE does not ask any applicant payment for any recruitment process.

  • For any questions please call our office on 0312258100/150


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