Project Officer-Livelihoods/Cash Transfer job at Lutheran World Federation

Lutheran World Federation

Project Officer-Livelihoods/Cash Transfer job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2022 - 2023

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 05 April 2022

Hiring Organization: Lutheran World Federation

Job Details:

LWF World Service is the humanitarian and development arm of the Lutheran World Federation. We are a widely recognized, international, faith-based organization working in over 20 countries. We seek to bring people of all backgrounds together in the common quest for justice, peace, and reconciliation in an increasingly complex and fragmented world.
A commitment to the human rights of every individual, regardless of their status, guides our work, actions, and operations. We are particularly known for our timely, compassionate, and professional humanitarian work, and for our field presence in hard-to-reach areas. Our work is people-centered and community- based. Above all, we work with the most vulnerable, and in order to claim and uphold their rights, we engage proactively with local government and community structures.
LWF Uganda works closely with United Nations agencies (UNHCR, UNICEF, IOM, UNFPA, WFP), PRM, EU/ECHO, BfTW, etc. LWF Related and faith-based agencies and their back donors.
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The LWF Uganda Program is looking for qualified and experienced persons to fill the following position;
Job Title: Project Officer-Livelihoods/Cash Transfer
Place of Assignment: Ramwanja
Reports Directly To: Subprogram Manager
Starting date: May 01, 2022
Duration of Contract: 1 year contract (with possibility for extension)
Application Deadline: April 01, 2022

Main Duties and Responsibilities
• Lead the development and implementation of the CASH Transfer component of the project within the Refugee Settlement;
• Oversee and directly manage livelihood/Cash Transfer component of the Project in the provision of technical support, development of narrative and financial reporting in line with donor requirements (ECHO).
• Support the Subprogram Manager in leading the Project Team to ensure that the strategy is implemented to the highest quality standards;
• Support the Subprogram Manager to ensure efficient and effective project implementation, timely completion of high-quality work plans, accurate reports, and other mandated deliverables are achieved;
• Working closely with other team members and Consortium partners, the Officer takes the lead in community engagement aspects of the project, as well as beneficiary identification and selection processes;
• Contribute and actively participate in internal and sector coordination meetings
• Oversee cash transfers and support monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning activities (MEAL) including post-distribution monitoring;
• Conduct continuous market intelligence and assessments in the Sub Program to inform programming including identification of sectors and value chains that have high potential to benefit programme participants;
• Conduct assessment of needs and capacities of community for cash based interventions
• Follow procedures and guidelines in implementation of cash based interventions, and support in developing learning for improved cash strategies
• Responsible for day to day activity implementation (with cash based interventions being a core activity) through efficient and effective ways
• Monitor and document livelihood and cash activities, ensuring all processes, results and lessons learnt are documented and shared within the sector and with Management.
• Conduct regular field visits to review and report on progress of Livelihoods interventions, with a particular focus in Ramwanja Refugee Settlements; specifically in relation to efficiency and effectiveness and to determine future programme development with a view to programme expansion and development;
• Participate in FSL and cash coordination meetings, liaising with Consortium partners, local counterparts in other NGOs to ensure coordination and collaboration and identify opportunities for new programmes.
• Coordinate and network with other stakeholders to promote appropriate humanitarian and development programming within the framework of LWF’s Food Security and Livelihood policies.
• Identify and assess the capacity needs of the national staff, partners and counterparts involved in the programme, plan and implement capacity building activities.
• Ensure the effective implementation of personnel and administrative management systems, including policies and procedures for all programs in the portfolio.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

A Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree relevant to the position field from a recognized institution; Proven practical experience in non-agriculture livelihood interventions, especially cash-based programming; Experience in implementing cash based programmes; Demonstrated Community development skills; Experience of implementing livelihood projects e.g. social protection; cash for work projects; home based skills development or income generation projects; Minimum 3 years’ experience working in livelihoods or income generating projects preferably with an NGO in a refugee/IDP setting; Deeper understanding of humanitarian and sustainable livelihoods programming in a variety of livelihoods intervention areas; Experience in M&E Livelihoods Programminig.

Special Skills, Aptitude or Personality Requirements:
Good problem Solving, Decision Making, interpersonal, Communication and negotiation skills; Fluency in English, both written and verbal; Information Technology (MS Office, Internet); Ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines; Good team work with good communication skills; Ability to exercise sound judgment, to remain flexible to a changing environment, and to make decisions independently.

Application procedure

Applications should be addressed to;
LWF Uganda Office of Human Resources
Plot 1401, Ggabba Road, Nsambya
P.O Box 5827, Kampala- Uganda
Tel: +256 (0) 393 264 006/7/8

LWF/DWS is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation. Persons with disabilities, non-Ugandans with valid work permits and 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.
Please note: This is pending donor’s approval
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

Date Posted: 2022-03-25




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