Position: Livelihood Officer
Report to: Resilience & Livelihood Manager
Location: Imvepi, Arua (West Nile)
Purpose of the position:
To manage the overall project and teams from the start-up to the completion; liaises with UNDP staff/consultant.
Ensures technical oversight and delivery of the different project components, prepares work plans and activities’ budgets, guidelines and supervises field teams.
Key areas of focus for this role will include:
Project implementation and reporting
- In relation to the business development component, in close coordination with UNDP technical staff/consultant, ensures guidance to staff on risk- informed cash for work activities.
- Ensures technical review and finalization of proposed business plans, linking them to identified value chains.
- Ensures that business mentoring and technical monitoring are provided to beneficiaries’ enterprises groups, for sustainability.
- Take lead in project planning, budgeting, implementation and monitoring of progress.
- Mobilize and facilitate the engagements of stakeholders during planning and development meetings, workshops and other fora.
Community engagement and advocacy
- Take overall lead in the coordination of field level activities
- Develop the farmer’s capacity to improve production and productivity of selected enterprises of desired quality by the market through demonstrations to farmer’s
- Coordinate partners in implementation of agreed action plans.
- Ensure Integration of project with other Resilience and Livelihood on going activities including that of World Vision and governments.
Documentation, Reporting and knowledge management
- Prepare high quality reports, both narrative and quantitative information and reporting on relevant indicators and outcomes. Ensure that all reports are delivered according to high quality standards and are always submitted on time as per WVU standards.
- Ensure Care givers/Foster parents of unaccompanied Refugee children are members of farmer business groups/cash for work and are accessing business developments services.
- Participate in monthly / quarterly reflection meetings with Child Monitors and guardians/parents and child protection committees to address findings from monitoring.
- Work with Area Response Coordinator to identify partners who will support the implementation of the project within the Area Programme.
- Take lead in documentation and sharing of Impact/success stories and best practices to promote learning.
- Organize quarterly review meetings for partners and communities at the project sites to reflect on programmes/projects approaches, tools, impact of interventions, best practices, exit and sustainability strategies as well as create spaces and opportunities for action-learning and debate
Child Protection and Wellbeing
- Monitor the wellbeing and child abuse cases and report any incidents in line with child protection policy and guidelines.
- Work with local leaders to protect children from child violations and abuses
- Sensitize children including most vulnerable, guardians/parents and other stakeholders about children’s rights and responsibilities.
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
- Minimum of a degree in agriculture or economics or International development, agribusiness or forestry or any other relevant discipline. Master degree will be an added advantage.
- 3 to 7 years of relevant professional work experience in project management, Livelihoods and microfinance enterprise development
- Entrepreneurship, micro finance and strong agribusiness skills
- Computer literate
- Writing and reporting skills
- Networking and influencing skills
- Knowledge of West Nile, Uganda and displacement/refugee settings
- Ability to communicate in applicable local language(s)
- Passion for children.
- Track record demonstrating high integrity, reliability and dependable
- Ability to work with minimal supervision.
- Proficiency in English