Livelihood Specialist / Project Manager job at Finnish Refugee Council (FRC)


Finnish Refugee Council (FRC)

Livelihood Specialist / Project Manager job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2022 - 2023


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 28 February 2022

Hiring Organization: Finnish Refugee Council (FRC)

Job Details:

Organizational Description:
Finnish Refugee Council (FRC) is an INGO promoting adult education and community development among refugees since 1997 as an operational partner to UNHCR and OPM. FRC is currently seeking for dynamic, qualified Ugandans to fill the following positions.

Job Title: Livelihood Specialist / Project Manager
Project. Improved Economic Opportunity through Climate-Smart Agriculture. A project implemented in selected refugee settlements in Adjumani and at Kyangwali Refugee Settlement, and within their nearby host community, through training, capacity building and supporting selected 80 agricultureoriented community groups.
Duration From March to 31st December 2022, with possibility of a one-year extension at a time till end of 2025.
Location Kampala, Uganda
Reports to Program Manager
The Livelihood Specialist directly supervises a team of 3 to 5 persons, among them field-based Livelihood / Agriculture Officers and community Capacity Building Officer.

KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Technical advice and support for project implementation (45%)
• Responsible for planning and developing viable livelihood approaches in the target rural communities in co-operation with stakeholders.
• Provide capacity building and training of project staff and other key stakeholders to arrange field trainings to selected community groups on livelihood interventions, climate-smart agriculture, environmental protection, food security etc. • Develop livelihood promotion capacities of the staff and community partners.

Project leadership, management, and monitoring (40 %)
• Lead project implementation, ensuring that all planned livelihood and capacity building activities and targets are achieved within budget and timeframe.
• Develop and implement active monitoring and evaluation using livelihood tools and approaches agreed with M&E Officer, analyse data, and make adjustments to improve quality and effectiveness.
• Ensure VSLA approaches and methodologies are incorporated into the project.
• Manage, supervise, and provide support the technical field teams in planning and implementation of the project, ensuring adequate monitoring, reviewing of progress and beneficiary feedback, and identify corrective actions.
• Facilitate submission of quality project reports on time, using agreed formats.

Stakeholder relations and networking (10%)
• Liaise with other NGOs and relevant government agencies to ensure good coordination and avoid duplication, share lessons.
• Communicate internally with HR, Finance, Administration, Logistics and Information units to ensure that project needs and progress are well understood, and that necessary information for units’ work is available.
• Contribute, where appropriate, to advocacy and information work.

Financial management (5 %)
• In coordination with FRC Finance Manager, ensure compliance with FRC and donor regulations and finance policies, as well as government rules and regulations on legal compliance.
• Participate in budget control and expenditure management.


PERSON SPECIFICATIONS:
Education & Academic Qualifications:
• Advanced Degree in Social Development, Sustainable livelihoods, agriculture, agribusiness, business, climate adaptation, food security.

Experience:
• At least 5 years’ experience in livelihood / agriculture / climate adaptation intervention working with rural communities.
• At least 2 years’ project management experience.

Essential Skills:
• Ability to prioritize a demanding workload and to work under minimal supervision.
• Excellent planning and organisational skills.
• Knowledge in change management and capacity building.
• Good communication, feedback, and interpersonal and supervisory skills, assertive and able to question unclear transactions.
• Willingness to step in and solve difficult situations.
• Good computing skills; proficiency on Word, Microsoft Office packages and M & E tools such as Kobo toolbox.

Application procedure

Email Application by 28th February 2022 to frcugandaadmin@refugeecouncil.fi  Indicating the position, you are applying for as the Email Subject
Include in your application letter:
• Gross salary request,
• Maximum 4-page long CV / Resume with your language skills,
• Contact details (email and telephone) of 3 professional reference persons.
Do not email copies of certificates.
Only shortlisted candidates are requested to present original certificates.
If you do not hear from FRC by 31st March, your application has not been successful.

Date Posted: 2022-02-19

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