World Vision Relief Careers – Peace Building Officer

Organisation: World Vision
International
Duty Station: Kaabong,
Uganda
Reports to: Regional
Operations Manager
About WVU:
World Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy
Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with children, families and
communities to overcome poverty and injustice in over 40 districts of Uganda.
World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ
people whose background is not suitable for working with children. All
employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable
background checks, including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision
for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will
to make it so.” 
Job Summary: The Peace
Building Officer will actively facilitate and ensure sustainable social
harmony, household food and income security among the agro-pastoralists
communities in Kaabong district through the promotion of WVU peace-building,
agricultural and economic development approaches within the project sites.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
 
  • Establish and strengthen peace focused
    structures, namely, peace-clubs and peer mediation programme in the
    learning institutions;
  • Establish community mediation programme in
    the grassroots communities; and build a team of trained trainers who are
    responsible for training and supporting the peace structures;
  • Mobilize communities for involvement in
    peace focused activities, and support the establishment of inter and intra
    ethnic peace initiatives to promote intra and inter-community
    reconciliation and peace-building;
  • Manage the set up and implementation of
    conflict early warning systems in FFK project areas and design and provide
    training to Conflict Monitoring and Response Teams (CMRTs) on conflict
    early warning, mitigation and reporting systems;
  • Actively promote the integration of child
    protection/participation and gender in FFK conflict prevention and
    mitigation activities.
  • Identify, build and manage collaborative
    relationships with key partners, local governments and other stakeholders;
    and maintain good working relationships with government, local leaders,
    partner agencies, and other key stakeholders.
  • Offer technical support to field staff
    implementing FFK Livelihood project in Kaabong district in the areas of
    Agricultural Production and Sustainable Environmental Management and cooperative
    approach to farming.
  • Work in consultation with the District
    Production and Environmental offices to ensure that project meets its
    objectives and is technically feasible for implementation including
    ensuring that the right types of inputs that are suitable for Karamoja
    region have been procured and delivered on timely manner.    
  • Work closely with NGOs implementing
    similar projects in Kaabong District to ensure that there is
    complementarities and project resources are used to the optimum level.
  • Work with the team to form and support
    community groups focusing on the introduction of the VSLA methodology.
  • Identify and support Vocational skills
    training to unemployed and disarmed youth and make follow on and support
    trainees.
  • Grow business skills development to target
    community groups and individuals to enhance their income capacity.
  • Formation and support to FFS/agricultural
    farmer groups focusing on improved modern farming practices
  • Support small scale irrigation farming
    through drilling of bore holes, promotion of kitchen gardening
  • Promote proper hygiene and nutrition
    practices, agronomy practices to maximize the utilization and productivity
    of available land
  • Work in liaison with the Field Teams to
    compile and prepare monthly and quarterly progress reports which reflect
    activities accomplished in peace-building, agricultural production and
    environmental management areas.
  • Represent WV team in District food
    security and livelihood meetings and same sector forums within the Region
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:  
  • The incumbent should possess a good
    Bachelor’s Degree in relevant fields of Peace and Conflict Studies, Social
    Sciences or a related field.
  • A minimum of three years work experience
    with an NGO in the application of the 2 methodologies.
  • Excellent written and oral communication
    skills.
  • Good riding skills with valid riding
    permit
  • Team player.
  • Ability and willingness to be
    administratively self supporting
  • Knowledge of the Karamoja peace and
    conflict settings and the community at large.
  • Mature Christian, able to stand above
    denominational diversities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to World Vision’s
    mission statement and Core Values
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates must send their applications with
complete Curriculum Vitae, via email to: wvujobs@wvi.org.  Please address the application to the People
and Culture Specialist (Recruitment) and do indicate the post title in the
email subject line.
NB: Qualified female
candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 3rd September,
2014

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