Oxfam Jobs in Uganda- New Career Opportunity

Job Title: Programme Livelihoods Officer

National Contract: Open Ended

Location: Kotido

Duties and responsibilities:

- Play a key role in providing technical and programmatic leadership for the livelihoods work for our programme in Karamoja.

- Bring wide knowledge and experience of gender-sensitive livelihoods programming from private sector engagement and value chain development to food security.

- Manage a team of 3-5 Project Officers and oversee the work of partner organizations in implementing livelihoods work.

- Contribute to the development of project plans and funding proposals.

- Develop relationships with a range of external actors in local government, the private sector and civil society in order to facilitate the development of economic opportunities and increased incomes for poor men and women.

- Will be a member of Karamoja Programme Senior Management and will participate in the Programme’s operational and long term planning.

Qualifications and experience:

- A minimum first degree in a relevant field with significant and proven experience in designing and coordinating gender-sensitive livelihoods interventions.

- A wide knowledge of livelihoods programming from market analysis and value chain development to food security interventions.

- Experience of working with pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in arid and semi-arid lands.

- Strong analytical and conceptual skills.

- Experience in managing partner relationships and an interest in capacity building of partners.

- Excellent communication skills.

- Well organized with capacity to achieve results and a team player.

- Ability to work in a harsh and remote environment.

Application procedure:

Submit your application and CV in English detailing your experience for the post and include the daytime telephone contacts to;


The subject of your email should be the title of the job you are applying for.

Please don’t send your academic credentials with your application, only CVs.

Deadline: 15th February, 2011


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