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Livelihood Assistants – Imvepi

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
Less Than 1 Year

Position: Livelihood Assistants – Imvepi

Report to: Livelihood Officer

Location: Imvepi, Arua – West Nile

Purpose of the position:

Under the direct supervision of the Livelihood Officer/Project Coordinator, implement day to day activities, according to the budgets and work plans in line with the donor and World Vision Uganda (WVU) policies.

Major 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.

  • Participatory selection of beneficiaries, prioritization of cash for work activities, life skills awareness raising, and capacity building of the groups.

  • 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/ 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

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 Livelihood Officer/Project Coordinator

  • 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

  • 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 diploma in agriculture or agribusiness or forestry or any other relevant discipline.

  • One to two year Experience in community work and engagement Agricultural, Economic Development and Livelihood is and 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 and added advantage

  • Passion for children.

  • Track record demonstrating high integrity, reliability and dependable

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision