Job Title:  Project Assistant – Livelihoods (2 Fresher Job Opportunities)

Organisation: LWF World Service (LWF)

Duty Station:   Uganda

Reports to:  Project Officer – Livelihoods

About US:

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. Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Uganda is part of the LWF World Service and we are currently supporting Congolese and South-Sudanese refugees living in settlements in the districts of Kamwenge, Adjumani, Moyo, Kyangwali and Lamwo respectively.

Job Summary: Under the guidance of the Livelihood project officer, the Project Assistant Livelihoods is responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the project activities while touch basing with the beneficiaries constantly. The project Assistant is field based ensuring that all the livelihoods’ activities are implemented as planned with the team.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Project Planning:

  • Prepare periodic work plans together with livelihoods project officer on the livelihoods sector in line with the agreed scheduled in the project document.
  • Work with project officer in planning and implementation of livelihood sector specific activities

Project Implementation:

  • Conduct mobilization, sensitization and training of project beneficiaries on basic appropriate methodologies as outline in the project document.
  • Prepare implementation data (VSLA data, distribution list attendant list, selection criteria etc. for livelihoods inputs in liaison with the livelihood project officer and local community.
  • Work with local authorities, community leader, relevant civil society and non-governmental organization, collaborating/implementing partners and other stakeholders in order to achieve the objectives and facilitate project implementation.
  • Manage the farmer group interest by ensuring quality of activities provided to beneficiaries (meeting farmer groups and sharing of ideas).
  • Ensure that the livelihoods Project’s objectives/outputs are achieved according to the work plans as stipulated in the project document.
  • Carry out regular monitoring visits to farmer’s groups/ persons of concern and ensure that reports are written on each visit and shared with the livelihoods project officer.
  • Actively contribute to organizational learning through systematic documentation, monitoring, evaluation and sharing of information with project officer and the relevant project team teams.

Staff management:

  • Lead and manage persons of concern while ensuring clarity over plans and priorities, providing supervision, guidance and mentoring, encouraging effective team work and building a team spirit through regular meetings and events and clear reporting mechanisms for each team member.
  • Work with the Project Officer in identifying marginalized groups and individuals as well as potential intermediaries;

Project Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Promote active participation of other staff, beneficiaries and intermediaries in the planning, implementation and evaluation of project activities as required
  • Conduct regular visits to the project sites to ensure that activities are in line with the project document.
  • Manage the implementation of livelihood activities by the group to monitor project output/outcome and ensure an appropriate solution to the problem arising.
  • Ensure that proper mapping of project site is done & information shared on time to the project team

Documentation of project data and information

  • Update beneficiaries support data base to enable tracking of the progress in line with the project document.
  • Update group constitution, updated membership list, VSLA data, training report at group level
  • Collect and document interest/success stories showing the output/outcome of the livelihood project on the beneficiaries.
  • Build and maintain close and good working relationships with the community leaders and local authorities.


  • Undertake other related duties as may reasonably be assigned by the Supervisor.
  • Ensures strict adherence to the principles of child protection/psychosocial support at all times including respect for confidentiality and a child centered approach, and act in the best interests of the persons of concern.
  • Commitments to and understanding of LWF aims, values and principles including rights-based approach.
  • The staff must ensure that organization assets are maintained and taken care of.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicants for the Project Assistant – Livelihoods job placement should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture/Forestry/Agro-forestry or other relevant field of study
  • A minimum of two years of experience in Project Management and Community Development programming
  • Must have no history of violation of Children’s rights
  • Good team player
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Must possess a valid riding permit.

How to Apply:

All candidates should send their applications online at the link below addressed to;

LWF Uganda Office of Human Resources,

Plot 1401, Ggabba Road, Nsambya,

P.O Box 5827, Kampala- Uganda

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

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Deadline: 28th July 2022