2 NGO Employment Opportunities – Project Officer at Lutheran World Federation (LWF)

Organization: Lutheran World
Federation (LWF)
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is part of the Lutheran World
Federation Department for World Service (LWF-DWS), an international
humanitarian and development agency. LWF Uganda works to reduce people’s
vulnerability, supporting them to realize their potential, to build on their
assets, and to respond to their own problems and needs. LWF Uganda currently
has five areas of operation in Pader, Kitgum, Adjumani, Katakwi, Sembabule,
Kampala and Kamwenge Districts:
Job Summary: The Project
Officer will provide community-based psychosocial support to the Lutheran World
Federation (LWF) project through planning, coordinating, implementing, supervising,
monitoring and evaluating all project activities under the project in line with
the cooperation agreement.
Key Duties and
  • Plans, coordinates, implements,
    supervises, monitors and evaluates project activities under the project in
    line with the cooperation agreement guidelines;
  • Responsible for the planning,
    implementation, coordination and monitoring of the Psychosocial component
    of the project.
  • Works in liaison with Sector Heads
    responsible for SGBV, child protection, education and other staff in the
    overall planning, management, implementation and monitoring of the SGBV
    activities under the project;
  • Work closely with and consults regularly
    with the relevant local authorities, community leaders, civil
    society/non-governmental organizations, collaborating/implementing partners,
    and other stakeholders where appropriate, in conjunction with the SPM, in
    relation to the planning, designing and implementation of all the
    community-based project activities;
  • Actively coordinates the mobilization of
    the marginalized individuals and groups using the Rights-Based Approach
    (RBA) to enable them to identify, assess and analyze viable project
    activities geared towards self-reliance and sustainability;
  • Works in liaison with the beneficiaries
    and local community leaders to ensure efficient execution of project
    activities and optimum utilization of project resources provided within
    the approved budget, and for planning, implementation, monitoring and
    evaluation of project activities;
  • In consultation with the Sector Heads of
    Child Protection, SGBV and Education, issues supply requisitions to
    initiate the procurement of required project items/supplies in line with
    LWF policies, guidelines and procedures;
  • Coordinates counseling activities within
    the settlement;
  • Conduct CBPS training to build the
    capacity of relevant stakeholders (LWF staff, counselors, community
    structures and other humanitarian workers);
  • Refers and follow up trauma affected
    persons to where they can receive maximum assistance, following the
    established referral pathway;
  • Within the bracket of confidentiality,
    shares information with other LWF staff and agencies working in Rwamwanja
    Refugee Settlement;
  • Attends relevant coordination meetings and
    share the minutes as assigned by the SPM;
  • Prepares periodic project work plans and
    budgets in conjunction with the Sub-Program Manager and Project Accountant
    for the project and related activities in liaison with other section
    heads, to ensure appropriate utilization of project resources;
  • Conducts regular visits to sites targeted
    by the project to assess and verify existing beneficiary caseloads,
    project progress/challenges, utilization of project resources and support
    to project beneficiaries, and advises, sensitizes or trains the parties
    concerned accordingly;
  • Develops monitoring and evaluation tools
    in conjunction with the Sub-Program to check and report on the progress
    and quality of completed and on-going project activities
  • Organizes and conducts field research
    involving data collection for statistical analysis on sector operations,
    activities and related issues, facilitates monitoring and assessment of
    project impact on beneficiaries and makes recommendation for appropriate
  • In liaison with the Sub-Program Manager
    and Grants Manager, reviews and redesigns sector strategies to address
    changing needs, and prepares and submits proposals as required for
    possible funding;
  • Prepares and submits reports as required
  • Supports in the development of CBPS tools
  • Maintain high quality counseling services
    over time and ensure an appropriate level of accountability;
  • Ensures the preparation of monthly,
    quarterly and annual reports on counseling activities
  • Mentor and supervise the Project
    Assistant(s), Psychosocial counselors and other field assistants/extension
    workers and takes appropriate action to ensure efficient and effective
  • Supervises and ensures effective delivery
    of counseling services by community structures such as child protection
    committees, councilors, caregivers in schools, in Learning Centers, Child
    Friendly Spaces, etc.;
  • Performs any other official duties that
    may be assigned by the SPM, or his/her designate.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The Project Officer should hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in counseling and/or psychology, Masters in the same field is an
    added advantage;
  • At least three years’ experience in
  • Working knowledge of gender/child
    protection issues and human rights;
  • Working experience in refugee situations
    is an added advantage;
  • Excellent facilitation/training and
    project report writing skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal
  • Motivated, innovative and possesses
    outstanding organization and interpersonal skills and integrity;
  • Willingness to work in a hardship area;
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications via email to recruitment@lwf.or.ug addressed to the Office of
Administration/Human Resources.
The body of the email message must include the following information:
(Names, Highest academics earned, Years’ experience, Salary expectations,
earliest date available)
The attachments must include:
  • One page cover letter, explaining the
    candidate’s suitability for the position
  • Curriculum vitae (CV): do not include
    certificates for education, trainings, etc.
  • List of three professional references
    (name, title, , telephone number, email address)
NB: Only short-listed
candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: Tuesday, 19th
May, 2015 by 4 PM EAT

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