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Posted: 27 December 2021
Location: Baardheere
Posted: 27 December 2021
Location: Baardheere
Posted: 27 December 2021
Location: Baardheere
Posted: 27 December 2021
Location: Baardheere
Posted: 27 December 2021
Location: Baardheere

Livelihood Officer

Posted: 27 December 2021
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26 January 2022 Project Management Baardheere Full Time Lifeline Gedo (LLG)
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Lifeline Gedo (LLG) is national non-governmental humanitarian organization dedicated towards ensuring that local communities in Somalia are resilient and able to cope with perennial shocks that threaten their livelihoods year in year out. LLG engages in long-term development work, responds to emergency situations, and seeks to address the root causes of poverty.

Position Title Livelihood Officer
Duty Station Baardheere
Organizational Unit Programmes
Reporting Directly To Field Coordinator
Overall Supervision By Programmes Director
Remuneration Negotiable
Managerial Responsibility None.
Duration 1 Year with possibility of extension
Directly Reporting Staff None.
Under the overall guidance of the Programmes Directorand under the direct supervision of the Field Coordinator Livelihood Officer is responsible for successful implementation of Self-Help Group scheme in Baardheere Gedo region including developing innovative measures to build the capacity of SHGs in microfinance, ensuring effective monitoring to document practice and impactwithin Lifeline Gedo’s Programme areas
Specific duties will include the following:

·         Responsible for managing, planning implementation and monitoring activities, outputs, impact and adapt the livelihood section of SHGs activities of the programme as needed.

·         Responsible for developing annual work plans, budgets, progress and final reports and donor reports as required

·         Contribute to proposal development, programme design and budget to donors.

·         Prepare annual, quarterly, and monthly plans for effective execution of the SHGs’ component activities to improve livelihoods of particularly extreme poor and vulnerable households in target communities.

·         Ensure good teamwork and close collaboration, proper communication and coordination within the programme staff to ensure proper implementation of programme’ s income generating activities.

·         Proactively participate in baseline and end line data collection.

·          Provide training to Community Workers/Facilitators to effectively support SHGs maintain documentation ledgers for SHGs

·         Recruit adult literacy and numeracy teachers to deliver adult literacy classes for SHG members in their respective locations



·         Accepts and gives constructive criticism

·         Follows all relevant procedures, processes, and policies

·         Meets deadline, cost, and quality requirements for outputs

·         Monitors own work to correct errors

·         Takes responsibility for meeting commitments and for any shortcomings

Beneficiary Orientation

·         Identifies the immediate and peripheral beneficiaries of own work

Continuous Learning

·         Contributes to colleagues’ learning

·         Demonstrates interest in improving relevant skills


·         Actively shares relevant information

·         Writes clearly and effectively, adapting wording and style to the intended audience

·         Listens effectively and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience

Performance Management

·         Provides constructive feedback to colleagues


·         Masters subject matter related to responsibilities

·         Identifies issues, opportunities, and risks central to responsibilities

·         Incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal gender participation

·         Persistent, calm, and polite in the face of challenges and stress

·         Treats all colleagues with respect and dignity

·         Works effectively with people from different cultures by adapting to relevant cultural contexts

·         Knowledgeable about and promotes LLG core mandate


·         Actively contributes to an effective, collegial, and agreeable team environment

·         Contributes to, and follows team objectives

·         Gives credit where credit is due

·         Seeks input and feedback from others

·         Actively supports and implements final group decisions

·         Effectively applies knowledge and skills on LLGs mission, policies and procedures

·         Provides solutions to problems or areas where improvement is needed with regards to delivering on LLG’s mandate

·         Must have completed high school (‘O’ Levels and equivalent) education with a diploma in social sciences /community development or any other related course

·         Proficiency in Microsoft Windows and MS Office applications.

·         At least 2 years’ experience working in Somalia

·         At least 1 year experience working directly with teams in field environments implementing humanitarian activities

·         Required LLG functional competencies: team player, effective communicator, successful negotiator, creative and analytical thinker, active learner, able to work in a multi-cultural environment.

·         Ability to function effectively under stressful conditions such as heavy workloads, extensive travel and deadlines.

6.       LANGUAGE
·         Proficiency in Somali and working knowledge of English language required

Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should apply by submitting their applications (cover letter, updated CV and contacts of 3 professional referees) by email to  or LLG’s Office,  in Baardheere with the subject line “Application for Livelihood OfficerThe subject line must be indicated and any application without it will not be considered for shortlist.The closing date for application is 5th January 2022. Applications and CVs submitted after deadline will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.  Kinldy note that this position is mainly for female applicants.

Due to the fact this position is urgent, applications will be short listed on a regular basis, and we may offer posts before the closing date