Officer, Livelihoods (Pact Job ID 2021-1572)
About the organization
Founded in 1971, Pact is a recognized global leader in creating social impact, with expertise in capacity development, public health, governance, the environment, energy, livelihoods, women’s empowerment, mining communities, microfinance and more.
The Livelihoods Team focuses on three practice areas—(1) access to finance, (2) livelihoods (wage employment, entrepreneurship), and (3) livelihoods/employment labor rights. The Livelihoods Team contributes to these areas by:
• Delivering on our promise for global integrated programs.
• Growing & diversifying our global portfolio integrating the private, public, and social sectors.
• Promoting our work globally to influence the private, public, and social sectors.
The Livelihoods Officer is responsible for providing support and leadership for Pact’s global livelihoods portfolio. The Livelihood Officer provides key input into existing and proposed livelihoods related work to help advance the state of livelihoods and economic opportunities, provides strategic support to a portfolio of projects, developing tools and materials and trainings for communities globally, mentors staff globally, and captures lessons learned.
Delivering on our promise for global integrated programs (50%)
• Manage in collaboration with others the day-to-day operations of livelihoods projects at the Country Office and global levels and provide technical and strategic support to Pact’s work including financial inclusion, savings groups, digital finance, economic strengthening (ES) for youth to ensure quality and program standards in line with globally recognized best practices.
• Lead Pact’s award-winning WORTH micro-finance/community-banking program that provides literacy, numeracy, and micro-/small business/job skills training. Overseeing curriculum management, train new staff members, and manage a global community of practice of WORTH implementers. Develop sustainability options for WORTH projects.
• Develop and support projects in Micro and Small Enterprise development.
• Develop and support labor rights projects.
(See rest of responsibilities on Pact website linked below)
• Master’s degree in international development, economics, or related field, and 5-7 years relevant experience, including working in an international development environment, or
• Bachelor’s degree in international studies, international development, economics, or related field and at least 7 years’ relevant experience, including working in an international development environment.
Experience and Knowledge
• 5 -7 years’ demonstrated experience working on projects promoting livelihoods interventions through skills training, alternative/additional income generation, micro-savings and micro-lending, micro and small enterprise development, women and youth employment within vulnerable communities.
• 5 -7 years’ experience promoting livelihood interventions.
• Technical knowledge in at least one of the following:
Finance (micro-saving/micro-lending).; Livelihoods (women and youth wage employment and entrepreneurship); Skills development.; Micro and small enterprise development; Labor rights-awareness of labor rights, discrimination against women, abolition of child labor.
• Experience in project management, implementation, and facilitation including donor deliverables and donor compliance.
• Experience managing project budgeting process and budget planning.
• Experience in work plan development and implementation,
• Proven success in new business development, from pre-positioning to wins.
• Experience building capacity as a Trainer-of-Trainer.
Contact email: [email protected]
Experience managing budgets of more than $3 million, a plus.
Experience working in multi donor environment, a plus.
Experience implementing Positive Youth Development (PYD) a plus.
Proficiency in another language used in Pact’s portfolio, a plus.
Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit information, tobacco use (except in the workplace), membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or non-merit factors.
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