Project Officer-Food Security and Livelihood
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
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.