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Friday, July 21, 2017

Livelihood Officer Job at Lutheran World Federation ( LWF ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Livelihood Officer

Jobs at:
Lutheran World Federation ( LWF )

Deadline of this Job:
Friday, July 28, 2017

Duty Station:
Lamwo Sub Program

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Job details:
Lutheran World Federation ( LWF ) is part of the Lutheran World Federation Department forWorld Service (LWF-DWS), an international humanitarian and development agency. LWF Uganda works to reduce people's vulnerability, supporting them to realize their potential, to build on their assets, and to respond to their own problems and needs. LWF Uganda is currently operating in Pader, Kitgum, Lamwo, Adjumani, Moyo Luuka, Kamwenge, and Kampala Districts:
The LWF is looking for, qualified and experienced persons for the following position:
Job Title: Livelihood Officer
Place of Assignment: Lamwo
Reports to: Team Leader
Responsible for: Livelihood Field Extension
Workers (FEWs)
Duties and responsibilities: visit our: Website: Uganda.lutheranworld.org
Job Profile:
Responsible for providing technical leadership on livelihoods; economic strengthening activities and food security in the Sub Program area. The Officer leads activities to create livelihoods opportunities for project participants and builds capacity of local structures to provide economic strengthening services. S/he ensures the Sub Program's objectives and results are fully accomplished and documented and meet expected technical quality standards.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Studies, Development studies, Public Health or related fields or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  •  Minimum 3 years‘ experience working in livelihoods or income generating projects preferably with an NGO in a refugee/IDP setting;
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize multiple tasks while working as part of a team, good planning and organizational skills coupled with problem solving capabilities, hands-on community mobilization skills, a strong self-starter with ability to take initiative are highly desirable for this position;
  • Experience of community development work and working with marginalized communities;
  • Experience of running and arranging informal information sessions, formal training courses and facilitating group based training;
  •  Experience of monitoring and evaluation, team leadership skills, with ability to motivate
  • Others;
  • Excellent understanding of poverty and social exclusion and in particular barriers‘ to the labour market
Job application procedure
Applications (motivation letter and detailed curriculum vitae in English), with the names and e-mail addresses of three persons who know the applicant professionally, should be sent by Friday, July 28, 2017 to: Email: recruitment@lwf.or.ug.  Please do not include certificates for education, trainings, etc.
LWF/DWS is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation. Female candidates possessing the above requirements are encouraged to apply. LWF/DWS is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for humanitarian agencies. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organization's commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted