Livelihood Assistant – GFA Project

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Livelihood Assistant – GFA Project


Position: Livelihood Assistant – GFA Project

Report to: Livelihood Officer

Location: Yumbe District

Purpose of the position:

To implement field level resilience and livelihood programmatic activities in line with targets and partnership standards in a manner that contributes to sustained and improved child wellbeing for both refugees and host communities within the project area. The job holder will oversee livelihood project implementation process to ensure timely, efficient and transparent delivery of programme activities.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Project implementation and reporting

Identify project beneficiaries in collaboration with local structures and in accordance with the laid down guidelines/rules and timeframe.

Mobilize and facilitate the engagements of stakeholders during planning and development meetings, workshops and other fora.

Work with livelihood officer to identify local level partners and support/ facilitate the partners in the implementation of planned activities.

Vet business plans and select best and promising enterprises.

Work with livelihood officer to establish and manage saving group management information system (MIS)

Community engagement and advocacy

Work with livelihood officer to coordinate partners in implementation of agreed action plans.

Build the capacity of farmers’ business groups/cooperatives to collectively engage local leaders on identified issues.

Establish partnership with private and public BTVET in West Nile

Support targeted youth to identify priority vocational training courses.

Facilitate the provision of apprenticeship/internship opportunities for trainees

Monthly monitoring of trainees to measure progress in training

Pair youth with local business people for mentorship and support

Support youths to develop business plans

Documentation, Reporting and knowledge management

Prepare high quality reports, both narrative and quantitative information and reporting on relevant indicators and outcomes.

Ensure that all reports are delivered according to high quality standards and are always submitted on time as per WVU standards to the livelihood officer

Coordination and collaborations

Link the established saving groups to other microfinance institutions including Vision Fund

Identify business mentors and link with the groups

Capacity building and training

Build the capacity of farmers’ business groups/cooperatives to collectively engage local leaders on identified issues.

Identify and train ToTs on Saving for Transformation methodology

Together with government and partners, conduct regular reflection and learning events

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience.

Education: Requires a Minimum of a degree in agriculture or agribusiness or forestry or any other relevant discipline.

Experience: Experience in community work and engagement, Agricultural, economic development and livelihood is an added advantage.

Climate smart agriculture, entrepreneurship, micro finance and strong agribusiness skills

Experience of data collection, collation, analysis, and report writing

Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive

Effective in written and verbal communication in English. Ability to communicate in applicable local language(s) is an added advantage

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