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Monday, July 17, 2017

Initiative Manager and Livelihood Specialist-based Job at Care - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Initiative Manager and Livelihood Specialist-based

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Deadline of this Job:
not later 27th July 2017

Duty Station:
Arua Sub-office

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About CARE International
CARE International is a leading global development and humanitarian organization. in 2016, CARE worked in 94 countries around the world, supporting 962 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects, reaching more than 80 million people.
CARE international in Uganda works with others to make a sustainable improvement in the lives of the very poor, with a focus on women and girls. Our current program focuses on women and girls’ economic rights, particularly financial inclusion and governance of natural resources women and girls depend upon, and on their sexual and reproductive health rights, including a life free of violence.
CARE International in Uganda seeks a highly motivated and qualified development professional with genuine commitment to gender equality and women and girls’ rights to fill up the following position for its West Nile Humanitarian Program.
Job Title: Initiative Manager and Livelihood Specialist-based in Arua Sub-office

Overall purpose
The initiative Manager & Livelihood Specialist (IMLS) is responsible for managing projects that include livelihood components, in partnership with local partners where relevant. S/he seeks guidance from other Specialists on the team for other technical components, such as Protection, GBV, EMB & RMM, shelter etc and s/he provides technical support to other members of the humanitarian team on livelihood.
The IMLS will manage a number of projects, the number will vary overtime, As initiative Manager, the IMLS is responsible for managing all aspects of a given initiative or project, including Human Resource Management of staff assigned to that particular initiative, planning and timely and quality implementation of initiatives in line with approved proposals and work plans, financial management of grants in line with approved budget, overall compliance of initiatives in line with organizational and specific donor rules and regulations, management of assets assigned to the initiatives, monitoring, evaluation and reporting. The IMLS reports to the Emergency Team Leader and is part of CARE‘s West Nile Humanitarian Management team.
Key tasks
  • Management of projects with large livelihood components
  •  Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) and Reporting for livelihood projects under direct management
  • Management & capacity building of livelihood humanitarian partners
  •  Quality assurance and development of gender, youth and conflict sensitive livelihood interventions
Job and person specification (Requirements)
  • Bachelor's degree in Economics, Rural Development, Agriculture or related field (though a Master’s degree is preferred)
  • Expert level knowledge and at least 5 years practical experience in livelihood programming in rural Uganda, preferably with refugee and / or displaced populations
  • Experience in at least two of the following fields required: cash transfer programs (cash for food, cash for work, etc.), financial inclusion (VSLAs and bank linkages), market engagement and value chain approaches, on and off farm livelihood preferred
  •  Experience in the use of ICT in livelihood programs required
  •  Experience with youth livelihood programs preferred
  • Advanced knowledge and at least 5 years of proven practical project management experience (managing at least three different grants at once), including strong skills and experience in M&E, report writing, participatory planning, financial management, Human Resource Management.
  • People manager with proven experience managing diverse teams and individuals’ performance for success
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Computer literate (email, word processing, spreadsheets)
  • Personally committed to gender equality and women and girls’ empowerment with ability to lead to organizational change processes that aim at making organizations more gender aware, gender committed and gender competent.
  • Both a team player as well as able to work independently with minimum supervision.
Job application procedure
Interested persons meeting the above requirements should submit their application letter clearly articulating alignment with the above profile and an updated detailed (CV) giving day time telephone contacts and names and addresses of 3 (three) work related referees to  not later 27th July 2017.