Fresher Livelihood Assistant NGO Job Careers – World Vision International

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Organisation: World Vision International

Reports to:  Project Manager

Duty Station:  Uganda

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 will  implement field level livelihood activities within the designated areas in line with targets and partnership standards in a manner that contributes to sustained and targeted beneficiaries diversification of income and wellbeing and act accordingly in line with World Vision policies.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Project implementation and reporting

·         Provide expertise and technical assistance in animal husbandry, saving for transformation (S4T) (VSLA) groups modalities.

·         Mobilize and facilitate the engagements of stakeholders during planning and development meetings, workshops and other fora.

·         Work with livelihood sector unit and other relevant structures in beneficiary selection.

Community engagement and advocacy

·         Identify project beneficiaries, mobilization, Sensitization and verification in collaboration with Local structures and in accordance with the laid down guidelines/rules and timeframe.

·         Coordinate project activities with UNHCR, OPM, sub-county authorities, government extension agents and other partners at community level.

·         Networking and collaboration with other actors towards effective implementation of the livelihoods components at field levels

·         Mobilize and support trainings of beneficiaries on animal husbandry saving for transformation and vocational trainings.

Documentation, Reporting and knowledge management

·         Prepare and submit accurate reports to the project coordinator.

·         Document and maintain records pertaining to training, production activities forward issues to management for decisions and appropriate action in line with WVU policies.

·         Support in documentation and sharing of Impact/success stories and best practices to promote learning.

·         Data collection, sampling of livestock to check growth and performance of the livestock enterprise.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

·         The applicant for the World Vision Livelihood Assistant job placement should preferably hold a diploma in animal husbandry.

·         At least two years’ experience in community work and engagement in extension services to farmers,

·         Strong mobilization skills.

·         Entrepreneurship, micro finance and strong agribusiness skills is an added advantage

·         Computer literate MS word, excel and power point

·         Writing/reporting skills

·         Networking and influencing skills

·         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.

·         Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, psychologically stressful environments, and physical hardship conditions with limited resources.

·         Agreement with World Vision Christian ethos and commitment to World Vision Core Values and Mission Statement.

·         Valid motor cycle riding license.

·         Computer literate especially in Ms. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and use of Internet Explorer

·         Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

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.

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: 27th August 2019


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