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Project Officer- Livelihoods, Kyangwali (National Position)

Kyangwali, Western Region, Uganda| Uganda| Full-time

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.

For additional information, please see www.lutheranworld.org/WorldService.


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:    Kyangwali

Reports To: Project Manager & Team Leader

Starting date: ASAP

Duration of Contract: 1 year contract (with possibility for extension)

The closing date for applications: 11 June 2021

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 Project Manager in leading the Project Team to ensure that the strategy is implemented to the highest quality standards;

Support the Project 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 DRC’s 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 Kyangwali Refugee Settlments; 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 portfolio.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

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 4 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 Monitoring & Evaluation of Livelihoods Programs.

Sensitivity to cultural differences and the ability to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts.

Ability to work independently and under pressure in a rapidly changing professional environment.

Strong competencies in people management, capacity building and coaching;

Excellent communicator who leads in building relationships within LWF and with other stakeholders such as partners, donors, authorities.


LWF/WS is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation. LWF/WS 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.