Livelihood Assistant Job-World Vision International

Job Title:    Livelihood Assistant – General Food Assistance

Organisation: World Vision International

Duty Station: Uganda

Reports to: Livelihood Officer

About US:

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 – General Food Assistance will implement field level resilience and livelihood programmatic activities in line with targets and partnership standards in a manner that contributes to sustained and improved child wellbeing for both refugees and host communities within the project area. The job holder will oversee livelihood project implementation process to ensure timely, efficient and transparent delivery of programme activities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Project implementation and reporting

  • Identify project beneficiaries in collaboration with local structures and in accordance with the laid down guidelines/rules and timeframe.
  • Mobilize and facilitate the engagements of stakeholders during planning and development meetings, workshops and other fora.
  • Work with livelihood officer to identify local level partners and support/ facilitate the partners in the implementation of planned activities.
  • Vet business plans and select best and promising enterprises.
  • Work with livelihood officer to establish and manage saving group management information system (MIS)

Community engagement and advocacy

  • Work with livelihood officer to coordinate partners in implementation of agreed action plans.
  • Build the capacity of farmers’ business groups/cooperatives to collectively engage local leaders on identified issues.
  • Establish partnership with private and public BTVET in West Nile
  • Support targeted youth to identify priority vocational training courses.
  • Facilitate the provision of apprenticeship/internship opportunities for trainees
  • Monthly monitoring of trainees to measure progress in training
  • Pair youth with local business people for mentorship and support
  • Support youths to develop business plans

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 to the livelihood officer
  • Work with livelihood officer to identify partners who will support the implementation of the resilience and Livelihood activities within the project area.
  • Documenting 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

Coordination and collaborations

  • Link the established saving groups to other microfinance institutions including Vision Fund
  • Identify business mentors and link with the groups

Capacity building and training

  • Build the capacity of farmers’ business groups/cooperatives to collectively engage local leaders on identified issues.
  • Identify and train ToTs on Saving for Transformation methodology
  • Together with government and partners, conduct regular reflection and learning events





Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the World Vision International Livelihood Assistant – General Food Assistance job should hold a degree in agriculture or agribusiness or forestry or any other relevant discipline.
  • Experience in community work and engagement, Agricultural, economic development and livelihood is an added advantage.
  • Climate smart agriculture, entrepreneurship, micro finance and strong agribusiness skills
  • Experience of data collection, collation, analysis, and report writing
  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive
  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English. Ability to communicate in applicable local language(s) is an added advantage
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Excel, spreadsheets
  • Track record demonstrating high integrity, innovativeness, creativity, reliability and dependable
  • Team player, Self-motivator, able to work with limited supervision;
  • Spiritual maturity, interfaith knowledge and a biblical worldview Ability to articulate and model our Christian identity and mission in an inclusive way.
  • Demonstration of well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to drive a motorcycle with valid driving/riding license is a Must

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to submit your application and complete Curriculum Vitae by applying online through visiting World Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.

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Deadline: 11th August 2021

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