Program Officer- Food Security and Livelihood

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Program Officer- Food Security and Livelihood

The Program Officer Livestock who reports to the Project Manager Karamoja Goats Project will provide technical support to the implementation of the Karamoja Goats project geared towards sustainability of ECCD. The job holder will oversee the performance of the livestock activities of the project with focus on the general animal husbandry Income Generating Activity Groups, VSLA groups, work closely with the Sub County Leadership, Local Government Commercial Officers, Community Development Officers and SC field based staff for Ready to Learn Project and in other programmes and community stakeholders to ensure adequate implementation plans and efficient execution of the project activities as planned. S/he is expected to implement the program in a manner that promotes integrated programming with other core programs of Education, Nutrition and Livelihoods and cross cutting themes such as gender, disability, child Protection and rights programming. The Job holder may be called upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of humanitarian crisis.



  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in veterinary sciences or animal sciences.



  • Motorcycle riding skills are a must (riding permit).
  • Minimum of three years working experience in a livestock-focused role in an INGO or agri-business
  • Experience of working with pastoralist communities especially in Karamoja region.
  • Experience of working with community animal health workers and developing rural veterinary service systems
  • Experience of training others in goat husbandry and breeding and working with exotic goat species
  • Experience in implementation of livelihoods programmes with behavior change components
  • Able to demonstrate basic knowledge and understanding of project strategy, design, implementation, monitoring and reporting
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in application of participatory tools and methodologies in programming.
  • Experience of working with local partners and District Local Government in Child Rights Governance, gender, Health, Nutrition, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection is an added advantage.


  • Sound written and oral presentation skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
  • Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must. Microsoft office especially word, spreadsheet (Excel), Access, SPSS and GIS applications).
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian response.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Excellent time management and planning capacity.
  • Ability to speak the local language is an added advantage

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Application closes on 11th February 2022 at midnight Uganda time.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent, persons with disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

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