2Project Assistant – Livelihoods
Deadline of this Job:
28 July 2022
Within Uganda , Lamwo , East Africa
Date Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
Job Summary: Under the guidance of the Livelihood project officer, the Project Assistant Livelihoods is responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the project activities while touch basing with the beneficiaries constantly. The project Assistant is field based ensuring that all the livelihoods’ activities are implemented as planned with the team.
Main Duties & Responsibilities:
Prepare periodic work plans together with livelihoods project officer on the livelihoods sector in line with the agreed scheduled in the project document.
Work with project officer in planning and implementation of livelihood sector specific activities
Conduct mobilization, sensitization and training of project beneficiaries on basic appropriate methodologies as outline in the project document.
Prepare implementation data (VSLA data, distribution list attendant list, selection criteria etc. for livelihoods inputs in liaison with the livelihood project officer and local community.
Work with local authorities, community leader, relevant civil society and non-governmental organization, collaborating/implementing partners and other stakeholders in order to achieve the objectives and facilitate project implementation.
Manage the farmer group interest by ensuring quality of activities provided to beneficiaries (meeting farmer groups and sharing of ideas).
Ensure that the livelihoods Project’s objectives/outputs are achieved according to the work plans as stipulated in the project document.
Carry out regular monitoring visits to farmer’s groups/ persons of concern and ensure that reports are written on each visit and shared with the livelihoods project officer.
Contribute to organizational learning through systematic documentation, monitoring, evaluation and sharing of information with project officer and the relevant project team teams.
Lead and manage persons of concern while ensuring clarity over plans and priorities, providing supervision, guidance and mentoring, encouraging effective team work and building a team spirit through regular meetings and events and clear reporting mechanisms for each team member.
Work with the Project Officer in identifying marginalized groups and individuals as well as potential intermediaries;
Project Monitoring and Reporting:
Promote active participation of other staff, beneficiaries and intermediaries in the planning, implementation and evaluation of project activities as required
Conduct regular visits to the project sites to ensure that activities are in line with the project document.
Oversee the implementation of livelihood activities by the group to monitor project output/outcome and ensure an appropriate solution to the problem arising.
Ensure that proper mapping of project site is done & information shared on time to the project team
Documentation of project data and information
Update beneficiaries support data base to enable tracking of the progress in line with the project document.
Update group constitution, updated membership list, VSLA data, training report at group level
Collect and document interest/success stories showing the output/outcome of the livelihood project on the beneficiaries.
Develop and maintain close and good working relationships with the community leaders and local authorities.
Undertake other related duties as may reasonably be assigned by the Supervisor.
Ensures strict adherence to the principles of child protection/psychosocial support at all times including respect for confidentiality and a child centered approach, and act in the best interests of the persons of concern.
Commitments to and understanding of LWF aims, values and principles including rights-based approach.
The staff must ensure that organization assets are maintained and taken care of.
Education, Experience, Skills and Technical Competences:
The applicants for the Project Assistant – Livelihoods job placement should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture/Forestry/Agro-forestry or other relevant field of study, at least 2 years’ experience in Project Management and Community Development programming, Must have no history of violation of Children’s rights, Team player, excellent communication skills (verbal and written), as well as interpersonal & negotiation skills and Must possess a valid riding permit.
Work Hours: 8
Experience in Months: 24
Level of Education: Bachelor Degree
Job application procedure
Applications should be addressed to;
LWF Uganda Office of Human Resources
Plot 1401, Ggabba Road, Nsambya
P.O Box 5827, Kampala- Uganda
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.