Program Component Specialist – Peace building and Conflict Resolution Job Vacancy at CARE International in Uganda

Reporting to the Deputy Program Manager; the Program Component Specialist’s key role will be to maintain an overview of peace and conflict indicators / drivers in the program area, offer direct technical and general support to partners – facilitating program implementation and advocacy for women in peace process, promotion of dialogue and reconciliation, prevention and mitigation of climate induced and resource-based conflicts (land conflict/disputes in particular) plus networking on national and international peace building conventions/policies such as UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325/1882, National Peace Policy, PRDP, among others
Duties & Responsibilities
1)      Maintain an overview of peace and conflict indicator /drivers, coordinate and streamline peace building and conflict resolution approaches/strategies and conflict sensitivity in Northern Uganda Women Empowerment program.
2)     Take lead in strengthening the capacity of implementing partners, more especially in empowering of women for durable peace and reconciliation in Northern Uganda.
3)     Lead the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the peace building and conflict resolution component in collaboration with partners to achieve program goals.
4)     Manage relationships and represent CARE with partners and other stake holders in pursuit of the program goals.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience
·         A Minimum qualification of a Degree in the related Field plus a Post graduate/advanced qualification in Peace building, Law, Social Policy analysis with relevant training on peace and conflict studies is a ‘ must’
·         At least 3-5 years of professional experience and knowledge of UN Security Council Resolution 1325/1882 and related policy framework on women participation in peace processes, resource-based conflict sensitive programming is required.
·         Experience of working with conflict affected people and dealing with multiple stakeholders and interest groups is desired
·         Strong skills and experience in MS Office (and other computer applications), M&E, advocacy and report writing, participatory planning techniques is required.
·         Good understanding and knowledge of the political dynamics of peace and conflict in Northern Uganda is preferred.
·         Experience of supporting and supervising others in developing programs that promote gender mainstreaming, forgiveness and reconciliation is desired.
·         Should be able to work under pressure with minimum supervision.
How to Apply
Interested persons with the above requirements should submit typed applications together with detailed (CV) giving day time telephone contacts and names and addresses of 3 (three) work related referees as well as certified copies of all academic and professional certificates not later than Wednesday the 18th of July 2012 before 5pm. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applicants who do not receive any response within three weeks of the closing date should consider their application unsuccessful. Please mark your envelopes.
Applications should be addressed to: Human Resource Management Coordinator, CARE International in Uganda, P.O. Box 7280, Kampala or recruitment@co.care.org ;
NB: Care Is An Equal Opportunity, Gender Sensitive & Corruption Intolerant Employer
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