World Vision International Non-profit Careers – Project Officer – Peace Building and Livelihood

Organisation: World
Vision International
Reports to: Project
Manager
Duty Station: Uganda
About WVU:
World Vision International is a
Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome
poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World
Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will 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 Project
Officer – Peace Building and Livelihood will mainly 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;
  • Actively
    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 liaison 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.
  • Ensure
    the formation and support to FFS/agricultural farmer groups focusing on
    improved modern farming practices
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicants should preferably hold Degrees in relevant fields of Peace and
    Conflict Studies, Social Sciences or a related field.
  • Three
    or more years of working experience with an NGO in the application of the
    two  methodologies.
  • Possess
    excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Good
    riding skills with valid riding permit
  • Be
    a good team player.
  • Working
    knowledge of the Karamoja peace and conflict dynamics and the community at
    large
  • Cross-cultural
    sensitivity, flexible worldview and emotional maturity.
  • Ability
    to cope and deal with stress and work under stressful work conditions is a
    requirement
  • Commitment
    to World Vision Core Values and Vision Statement
  • A
    mature and committed Christian, able to stand above denominational
    diversities
NB:
Only Ugandan Nationals are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision
International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.
Please follow instructions on
How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s e-recruitment portal.  Qualified female candidates are particularly
encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 9th February, 2015.
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