US Non-profit Jobs – Protection Co-ordinator at Lutheran World Relief (LWR)

Organisation: Lutheran World
Relief (LWR)
Duty Station: Uganda
About LWR:
Lutheran World Relief is a US non-profit organization that works with
local partners to provide lasting solutions to poverty, injustice and human
suffering. 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
Protection Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing LWF’s protection
emergency responses, guide staff and partners to initiate interventions to
address violations of Human Rights, particularly in terms of prevention and
response for children associated with armed groups and forces. This includes
engagement and advocacy, psychosocial activities for children and youth,
establishment of community-based protection systems, and expansion of social
reintegration services for children. The Protection Coordinator leads on
project planning, coordination, and support fundraising, recruitment and
procurement.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the LWF Protection Coordinator should hold an MA
    Degree in teaching, social work or social sciences
  • Prior
    exposure and experience in project management and team management
  • Past
    experience in working with at-risk children and families, ideally
    experience in case management
  • Significant
    experience in community mobilization and conducting outreach activities
  • Ability
    to write weekly and monthly reports
  • Exhibit
    commitment to and understanding of LWF aims, values and principles
    including rights-based approaches
  • Ability
    to manage stress, be flexible and accommodating in difficult working
    circumstances
  • Ability
    to maintain consistent high standards of professional behavior and
    achievement when working independently and as part of a team
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their E-mail applications applicants to: recruitment@lwf.or.ug addressed to the
Office of Administration/Human Resources. The complete application must include
the following;
  • One page cover letter, explaining the
    candidate’s suitability for the position
  • Updated Curriculum vitae (CV): Please do
    not include certificates for education, trainings, etc.
  • List of three professional references
    (name, title, relationship to applicant, telephone number, email address)
NB: Only short listed
candidates will be contacted.
Deadline:  24th July, 2015 by 5:00pm

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