Livelihood assistant

World Vision Uganda

Job Summary

The Livelihood Assistant will implement all project activities in the designated Refugee settlement area and promote the adoption of recommended farming and business practices in line with Government of Uganda (GoU) and World Vision Uganda (WVU) policies.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Entry level
  • Experience Length: 1 year

Job Description

World Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”

Job Summary:   The Livelihood Assistant will implement all project activities in the designated Refugee settlement area and promote the adoption of recommended farming and business practices in line with Government of Uganda (GoU) and World Vision Uganda (WVU) policies.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Project implementation and reporting

  • Promote the use of modern farming practice and techniques through training, advising farmers, farm visits and demonstrations so as to transform targeted families from subsistence to commercial farmers in line with GoU policy.
  • Promote Resilience and Livelihoods programme model for faster adoption of improved farming technologies towards building secure livelihoods for the marginal poor.
  • Participate in Resilience and Livelihood 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

  • Identify project beneficiaries in collaboration with Local structures and in accordance with the laid down guidelines/rules and timeframe.
  • Coordinate project activities with sub-county authorities, government extension agents and other partners at community level.
  • Ensure Small holder farmers’ groups are mobilized, organized and strengthened into strong business groups/cooperatives (rural producer cooperatives, marketing cooperatives, Savings groups/Savings and Credit Cooperatives) for bulk purchase of inputs, value addition, bulking and collective marketing of produce
  • Develop the farmer’s capacity to improve production and productivity of selected enterprises of desired quality by the market through demonstrations to farmer’s
  • Establish and follow up demonstrations to facilitate production and productivity among the farmers

Documentation, Reporting and knowledge management

  • Document and maintain records pertaining to training, production activities forward issues to management for decisions and appropriate action in line with WVU policies.
  • Write up accurate and timely reports pertaining to all planned activities in the required format and submit to the Project Coordinator Livelihood
  • Ensure Care givers/Foster parents of unaccompanied Refugee children are members of farmer business groups/cooperatives 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.

Child Protection and Wellbeing

  • Keenly 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, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant for the World Vision Livelihood Assistant job placement should preferably hold a Diploma in Agriculture or Agribusiness or Forestry or any other relevant discipline.
  • One to two years of experience in community work and engagement in Agricultural, Economic Development and Livelihood is an added advantage
  • Experience of the local context of West Nile is an added advantage
  • Experience in Cash for Work, Entrepreneurship, micro finance and strong agribusiness skills
  • Outstanding knowledge of facilitation/training skills and process skills
  • Computer literate
  • Writing and reporting skills
  • Networking and influencing skills
  • Ability to communicate in applicable local language(s) is an added advantage
  • Passion for children.
  • Track record of high integrity, reliability and dependability
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision


How to Apply

All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.

Click Here: https://careers.wvi.org/jobs/uganda/food-security-and-livelihood/livelihood-assistant-omugo-arua/11725

Please follow instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s e-recruitment portal.  Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 18th January 2019

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