DanChurchAid NGO Jobs in Yumbe Uganda - Livelihoods Officer Vacancies

DanChurchAid NGO Jobs in Yumbe Uganda - Livelihoods Officer Vacancies

Livelihoods Officer, DanChurchAid
Humanitarian Programme
Yumbe /Uganda

DCA is looking for an experienced Livelihoods Officer based in Yumbe District /Uganda.

The Livelihoods Project Officer will contribute to the successful design and implementation of livelihood interventions under the aBi Trust Project in West Nile.

The Officer plays a varied role in coordinating livelihood activities, including leadership of Livelihoods Assistants and the Gender and Human Rights Assistant under the leadership of the Project Manager.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Together with the Project Manager, resolve the issues and make decisions regarding criteria for identification, selection, verification and graduation of beneficiaries targeted for the project.
  • Contribute to proposal development based on assessments and under the direction of the project manager.
  • Engage with relevant staff to put in place a detailed implementation plan for livelihoods project.
  • Design systems and ensure accountability specifically to refugees, host communities, Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), donors and other stakeholders.
  • Overall responsibility for implementation of Livelihoods project interventions including community mobilization and ensuring that the project integrates refugee and host community approaches.
  • Closely follow up on day to day implementation of project activities and take corrective action to achieve key result indicators on livelihoods and other project targets and goals as specified in the work plan.
  • Ensure quality of project outputs through regular supervision and monitoring.
  • Ensure that the project beneficiaries i.e. refugees and host communities, are participating as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of projects.
  • Participate in the preparation of M&E plan for the livelihoods projects and ensure its implementation.
  • In collaboration with data management and monitoring and evaluation officer, put in place project field monitoring tools and project database and ensure the database is updated regularly with project information.
  • Provide timely, high quality project progress reports both for DCA internal and donor requirements
  • Collect lessons learned, best practices, cases studies and support knowledge management.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Agri-business, Agricultural extension or any related field.
  • 5 years of practical experience in agricultural related work.
  • Ability to demonstrate high knowledge on Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLA) and Income
    Generating Activities (IGA).
  • Experience of supporting and working with farmers, small/ medium scale enterprises (SMEs) and the private sector.
  • Experience with market facilitation, supporting systemic change and promoting services directly.
  • Experience of working with cash based interventions and Mobile Monitoring Technology (MMT)
  • Experience of working in Humanitarian sector
  • Very good communication, report writing and facilitation skills.
  • Valid riding permit

    DCA’s Uganda Programme
  • DCA has supported development and humanitarian programs in Uganda since 1979, working in partnership with local partners.
  • DCA is a member of the ACT Alliance.
  • Our key competencies in Uganda are livelihoods and food security, humanitarian response and civil society.
  • For more information please visit https://www.danchurchaid.org/where-we-work/uganda

    How to Apply
  • Contract length is 10 months (Renewable based on funding and performance)
  • Start date: As soon as possible
    Interested candidates should send their updated CV and cover letter via the application link provided.
  • Deadline for applying is 7th February 2019.
  • Applications sent by email will not be considered.
  • DCA offers a salary package (salary, insurance, and pension) in accordance to experience and DCA Uganda HR Manual.
  • DCA is an equal opportunity employer and all interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply regardless of age, race, gender, marital status and religious, political or ethnic affiliation.
  • While we appreciate your interest to work with DCA, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Due to the urgency for the position, the hiring team may not wait for the deadline to pass.
  • Applications might be reviewed on a rolling basis and suitable candidates interviewed in the process.
  • Place: Yumbe , Uganda
  • Contact person: Baluka Harriet
  • For more information and job application details, see; DanChurchAid NGO Jobs in Yumbe Uganda - Livelihoods Officer Vacancies

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