Family Strenthening Programme Officer (Livelihood) – Kakiri job at SOS Children’s Villages

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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 children without or at risk of losing parental care. Since its inception in 1991, SOS CV Uganda has reached over 100,000 children, youths and adults directly and indirectly to become empowered and self-reliant to contribute significantly to the needs of their families and communities. The organisation has the commendable experience working in partnership with a number of donors, (institutional and corporate agencies) including; Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), Austrian Development Corporation (ADC), Grieg Foundation, ERIKS Development Partner, USAID/Bantwana World Education, European Union, 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 CV Uganda is sourcing for qualified candidates to fill the following positions;

Family Strenthening Programme Officer (Livelihood) – Kakiri (01) JOB SUMMARY

The programme officer Livelihood Officer is responsible for the implementation of the Family Srengthening 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 and Responsibilities
To support in planning and implementation of programme 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 enterprise(s) 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 to 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 to KIPs to improve quality of their implementation and documentation.

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

• Engage staff and project participants on safeguarding issues including finance, assets among others

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 language(s)
• 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

SOS Children’s Villages Uganda is committed to keeping children safe from all forms of violence and abuse. Therefore, our selection process will include rigorous background checks at different levels.

Job application procedure
If you believe you are the right candidate for this position, only electronic application are accepted. Please send your 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, 3rd April 2023:
The Head of Human Resources and Organisational Development
SOS Children’s Villages Uganda,
Plot 53 Ntinda II Road
Kampala, Uganda

Electronic Applications must be sent as one Single PDF Document not exceeding eight pages to: 

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.


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