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Project Officer-Food Security and Livelihood

Job Description

Position: Livelihoods and Food Security Officer

Reports to: Project Manager

Location: Yumbe District

Purpose of the position:

To provide leadership for Livelihoods and Food Security Programme in the West Nile Region as well as representing the sector at strategic level within Refugee programming

Major Responsibilities

Leadership and Management

  • To ensure that implementation of livelihood and Food Security strategy is aligned with priorities of the settlement operation

  • To formalize the propositioning process through the preparation of detailed concept notes for funding

  • Conduct needs assessment and find out livelihoods and Food Security interventions that impact large refugee populations

  • To identify livelihoods and food security activities that could be done to intervene to the observed needs in the refugee resettlements – both agricultural and non-agricultural activities

  • To participate in Age Gender diversity and mainstreaming(AGDM) with UNHCR and other partners to guide annual planning

  • To lead the livelihood sector in long-term planning and budgeting

  • In line with a market-based approach, design and implement livelihoods activities according to their potential for reaching self-reliance (educational level, work-experience, previous skill straining, etc.)

  • Point of contact for consultation on issues to do with Livelihoods and Food Security programming in the refugee settlements

  • Participate in joint missions organized by UNHCR

  • Ensure cross cutting themes are mainstreamed in Livelihoods & Food Security interventions

  • Carrying out routine monitoring of livelihood field activities, check on progress and write achievements

  • Participate in Quarterly Review Meeting internally and externally with relevant Stakeholders (UNHCR,OPM).

  • Writing weekly reports, weekly work plans, monthly activity reports, quarterly and annual reports.

  • Promote a culture of learning and documentation so that lessons learned and good practices are documented and shared for institutional memory and learning as well as to advocate on behalf of the communities with which we work.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural sciences, social sciences or development.

  • 3-5 years past experience, preferable with a busy NGO or UNHCR agency, in implementing Resilience and livelihood interventions

  • He/she should be able to manage a team of staff as well as cooperate with other units. He/she must be keen on details and well organized individual.

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently.

  • Effective and efficient budget/financial management skills.

  • Ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively.

  • Excellent self-motivation skills.

  • Excellent communications skills in English, both oral and written

  • Previous experience in refugee programming in any settlements in Uganda

  • Previous experience carrying out livelihoods and food security assessments

  • Proposal development experience for resilience and livelihoods opportunities

  • Ability to work both as a motivating member and a leader of a diverse team

The position is open to Only Ugandan Nationals; qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.