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Friday, September 1, 2017

Livelihoods Officer Job at Care International - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Livelihoods Officer

Jobs at:
Care International

Deadline of this Job:
11th September 2017

Duty Station:
Arua or Yumbe, with frequent travel to Rhino Camp

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Job details:
CARE international is a leading global development and humanitarian organization. in 2014, CARE worked in 90 countries around the world, supporting 880 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects, reaching more than 72 million people.
CARE international in Uganda (CARE) 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. Our programming is guided by our core values of excellence, accountability, respect, integrity and transparency.
CARE international in Uganda seeks a highly motivated and qualified development professional with a genuine commitment to gender equality and women and girls ‘rights to fill the position of:
Post: Livelihoods Officer-Arua or Yumbe, with frequent travel to Rhino Camp
Overall Job Summary
Reporting to the initiative Manager, the Livelihoods Officer is the lead in the area of livelihoods implementation in Omugo Camp. Working closely with a local partner NGO, will advise on the selection of youth entrepreneurs from refugee and host communities for trainings and conducting information, Education, and Communication (IEC) sessions within the community. The Livelihoods Officer will also effectively manage youth start-up grants, ensuring that gender sensitive and environmental friendly business proposals for financial and technical support are properly drafted, reviewed and supported to transform community youth ideas into successfully run, more self-reliant business. The Livelihoods officer will ensure that the approved work plan is properly implemented as agreed with the supervisor. The Livelihood Officer will ensure planning and preparation of weekly, monthly and quarterly work plans and reports on field activities are properly l drafted and timely submitted to the initiative Manager. S/he is responsible for writing and documenting case stories of lessons learnt. The Livelihoods Officer will maintain, monitor and update a gender and age i disaggregated livelihood data system for use by CARE and other implementing partners. S/he will monitor business start-up grants and perform monthly spot-checks on established youth business initiatives.
  • Must have a Bachelor Degree in Business Management, or similar.
  • Possession of a Diploma in Education or training is desirable. At least 2years experience in managing Economic and Social Empowerment projects with ability to deliver sustainable community based business entrepreneurships or hands on skills in implementation of livelihood protects, preferably in the refugee context.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, sound judgment and decision making skills.
  • Ability to network, build relationships and establish collaboration with different partners, agencies local and international networks.
Job application procedure
Candidates with the above profile should submit only an updated CV and Application letter articulating their alignment to the above position, give a day time telephone contact plus an alternative number. Also submit telephone contacts and email addresses of 3(three) work related referees to 
Applications will be received until the 11th September 2017. For any questions please call our office on 03122581001121