DRC NGO Livelihoods Officer Jobs in Uganda

DRC NGO Livelihoods Officer Jobs in Uganda

Job title:
  • Livelihoods Officer
    Reporting to:
  • Team Leader Livelihoods
    Technical line manager:
  • Livelihood Manager

    Overall purpose of the role:

    The Livelihoods Officer supports and reports to Team Leaders-Livelihoods and Protection, he will be responsible for field activity implementation and the Development of Community Action Plan (CAP) component in Adjumani settlements, Uganda.

    The Livelihoods officer will closely monitor the quality of the activities and ensure a close coordination with the District and local authorities, other Partners and the community for the implementation of the activities.



  • Represent the interests of DRC specific related meetings.
  • Attend and represent the interests of DRC in specific meetings as directed by the Team Leader-Livelihoods.
  • Actively coordinate within the jurisdiction of your responsibility.
  • Represent DRC with the Local Authorities and other stakeholders in the districts of jurisdiction.
  • Actively participate in internal coordination meeting to ensure internal coordination with livelihoods team and other sectors
  • Contribute and actively participate in a regular sector and in house coordination meeting.
  • Project development, implementation and reporting
  • Contribute to concept and proposal development in the livelihoods annd protection thematic areas
  • Contribute to the gap analysis in the areas of Livelihoods, Protection, Infrastructure, WASH and contribute in the development of new thematic areas according to analysis
  • Responsible for the day to day activity implementation through efficient and Effective way in the Community based on the required standards.
  • Contribute to the design of capacity building syllabus, materials and effectively implement the trainings at all level.
  • Manages the day-to-day CAP/Livelihoods activities, including activity finances while bearing in mind DRC's/Donor financial regulations.
  • Prepare weekly work plans for the team, submit it to the Livelihoods Team Leader to circulate to the DRC Teams and ensure work plans are implemented as per the approved work plan.
  • Monitor and document DRC's Community Action
  • Plan interventions and other related Protection and livelihood activities.
  • Prepare/contribute to weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual, donor and other reports in the areas under DANIDA FW 2019

    Staff management

  • With support and guidance from the Team Leaders, provide technical support to Community Development Workers/assistants where there is necessary.
  • Uphold DRC's code of conduct and principles of accountability.
  • Provide technical and programmatic leadership for the DRC staff members and community based mechanisms in Adjumani operational area as needed.
  • Conduct daily field visits to support field staffs - mentoring - through technical back stopping and to train duty bearers.

    Logistics /Finance

  • Support Livelihoods Team Leader & Protection Team Leader to monitor financial commitments and expenditures against the budget and provide timely feedback on budget follow ups.
  • Plan and coordinate proactively logistics and movements of staff from and to different clusters.
    Initiate procurements and ensure their execution
  • Ensure the delivery of supplies
  • Contribute to grants management of all livelihoods / Multi sectorial projects through management of day to day project expenditures
  • Support in raising Purchase Request as directed by the Team Leader.

    Experience and Technical Competencies:
  • Minimum of 03 years working experience in the implementation of both development and Humanitarian projects including;
  • Community Action Planning, PRA approaches, Protection mainstreaming, Livelihoods Programing, Community safety networks approaches.
  • Highly motivated, results-oriented, and with well-developed problem-solving
    skills, Excellent analytical, negotiation, representation and presentation skills.
  • Excellent knowledge in preparing comprehensive activity reports, knowledge of computers: word processing, database management packages,
  • Commitment to accountable practices.
  • Working knowledge and demonstrated experience working in challenging environments, proven ability to manage varied workloads and deal constructively with stress.
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and work with limited supervision,
  • Excellent communication skills, calm and a good sense of humor, Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations.

  • Bachelor degree in Community Development, General Agriculture, Human Rights and other related.
  • Thematic trainings relevant to the position for instance; Institutional development,
  • Participatory Rural Appraisal, P-FiM, FFS, Value chain development, Nutrition, project management, Life skills, Climate Smart Agriculture and Community Action Planning/related approach is a MUST.
  • High integrity, pro-active, stable, robust character and a good team-

  • English
  • Other local languages (optional)

    Key Stakeholders:
  • Local government
  • OPM
  • National NGOs
  • International NGOs

    How to Apply
  • Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.
  • We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.dk under Vacancies. Applications close on 1st June 2019.
  • Equal Opportunity
  • Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels in light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.
  • Equal Opportunity: DRC is an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethinic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.
  • DRC as an employer
  • By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries.

    We pride ourselves on our:

  • Professionalism, impact & expertise
    Humanitarian approach & the work we do Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution Culture, values & strong leadership
  • Fair compensation & continuous development
  • Read more here about what our employees say about working in DRC.
  • DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.
  • DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process. Visit drc.ngo to read more about what we do to secure robust safeguarding mechanisms.
  • For more information and job application details, see; DRC NGO Livelihoods Officer Jobs in Uganda
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