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Project Officer – Livelihoods Development

SOS Children’s Villages

This is a Full-time position in Kamwenge posted March 16, 2022.

Project Officer – Livelihoods Development Jobs in SOS Children’s Villages Kamwenge vacancies in Kamwenge at SOS Children’s Villages

# Job Description

SOS Children’s Villages is an independent, locally registered, child-focused,
social development non- governmental organization with a strong reputation for
providing quality care and protection, education and health needs for
vulnerable children. Since its inception in 1991, SOS CV Uganda has reached
over 60,000 children, youths and adults directly and indirectly to become
empowered and self-reliant to contribute significantly to the needs of their
families and communities. Works in partnership with a number of donors,
institutional and corporate agencies including; Norwegian Agency for
Development Cooperation NORAD, Austrian Development Agency ADA, Grieg
Foundation, ERIKS Development Partner, USAID/Bantwana World Education, AVIS
Foundation, Brand Charity, USAID/Uganda Private Health Support Program
UPHSP, Terre des Hommes TDH, Stanbic Bank Uganda, DHL – Go Teach, Madhvani
Group of Companies.
SOS Children’s Villages Uganda is sourcing for experienced human resources
with significant humanitarian operations experience to coordinate and
implement its Resilience Building for Refugees ReBuilD III project Linking
Rehabilitation Relief and Development LRRD based in Rwamwanja Refugee
Settlement in Kamwenge District.

PROJECT OFFICER – LIVELIHOODS DEVELOPMENT 1
JOB SUMMARY
The project officer Livelihood Officer is responsible for the
implementation of the SIIV project/FS project interventions and working
closely with the Local government structures and community based organisations
to improve and empower the family to self-reliance. the officer shall be
responsible for the training on socio-economic activities such Farmers Field
schools, best agronomic practices ,VSLA, IGAs, environmental conservation,
placing youths for vocational and apprenticeship, support in the monitoring of
the KIPs and Build strategic linkages, collaborations and networks with
partners at the sub county/district level

KEY TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES:
To support in planning and implementation of project activities
• Draw annual, monthly and quarterly plans for all activities to be
conducted within the months
• Provide weekly plans and updates on the different activities carried within
the week
• Support in Developing FDPs and conduct regular reviews
• Develop the capacity of each famers group to improve production and
productivity of selected enterprises through demonstrations and training on
the technical aspects of farmer’s field schools to enhance best agronomic
practices
• Continues assessment and monitoring of VSLA Methodologies and utilization of
the OVC fund in the community.
• Monitor and Support 2 KIPs to improve quality of their implementation and
documentation.
• Support youths to attain skills in vocation assessment of youth for Salon,
Mechanic, welding and IGA Booster cost Share /start up kits
• Organize quarterly review meetings for partners and communities to reflect
on progress on project activities and sustainability strategies as well as
create spaces and opportunities for action-learning and debate
• Monitor and report on achievement of output and outcome indicators as
planned

To build the capacity of the caregivers in line of their development needs
through IGA support, VSLA among others.
• To identify program participants needs and draw appropriate plan and
budget to meet their needs to self-reliance
• Build the capacity of the caregivers in line of their development needs
through IGA, VSLA SPM and Financial literacy support.
• Create awareness on Environmental conservation Training on Energy stove,
Tree planting
• Facilitate and support backyard garden to Caregivers to increase food
security in the families.

To facilitate Reporting, Resource Management and Documentation
• Prepare and submit timely progress reports to FSP Coordinator on
programme interventions
• Document family and child success stories on programme interventions.
• Support community development structures to document programme activities.
• Keep, maintain and update the database and files of families on the
programmes in a timely manner.
• Submit accountability/report for programme items distributed in the
community to Finance and other relevant departments in a timely manner.
• Develop activity and budget tracking tool, and use on a monthly basis to
track and report on activity and budget management
• Monitor and Support 2 KIPs to improve quality of their implementation and
documentation.

To facilitate Reporting, Resource Management and Documentation
• Prepare and submit timely progress reports to FSP Coordinator on
programme interventions
• Document family and child success stories on programme interventions.
• Support community development structures to document programme activities.
• Keep, maintain and update the database and files of families on the
programmes in a timely manner.
• Submit accountability/report for programme items distributed in the
community to Finance and other relevant departments in a timely manner.

To fund raise and contribute to fund raise
• Participate in concepts development for funding
• Lobby for donation in kind from other stakeholders
• Sign with SOS as a committed givers

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCES:
• Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in agriculture or agribusiness, Livelihood
interventions or any other relevant agricultural discipline.
• Minimum of 4 years’ experience in implementing agricultural projects in
rural Uganda, most of which should have been as a direct field staff. Training
and experience in implementing Livelihood intervention.
• Computer literate Writing and reporting skills
• Networking and influencing skills
• Ability to communicate in applicable local languages
• Passion for children.
• Track record demonstrating high integrity, reliability and dependable
• Ability to work with minimal supervision and perform other duties as
required
• Ability to ride a motor cycle and with a valid riding permit is a MUST
• Ability to speak the local language in the respective district is a MUST

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Email:: [email protected]

If you believe you are the right candidate, please send your electronic
application letter, detailed curriculum vitae CV, and photocopies of
academic certificates, and names and contact details of three traceable
referees to the address below to reach not later than Monday, 28th March 2022:

**The Head Human Resources and Administration**
**SOS Children’s Villages Uganda,**
**Plot 53 Ntinda II Road**
**Kampala**

Electronic Applications must be sent as one Single PDF Document not exceeding
eight pages to: **[email protected]**

Applications that are late, do not have CV or certificates or exceeds eight
pages or electronically submitted as images will be disqualified. Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Project Officer – Livelihoods Development Jobs in SOS Children’s Villages Kamwenge vacancies in Kamwenge at SOS Children’s Villages

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