Fresher NGO ChildFund International Jobs – Project Officer – Gender Based Violence

Organisation: ChildFund International
Duty Station: Amuria, Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager
About US:
International is an international non-profit organization founded over seventy
years ago. ChildFund provides help to deprived, excluded and vulnerable
children to have the capacity to improve their lives and opportunity to become
young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and positive change to
their communities. We promote societies whose individuals and institutions
participate in valuing, protecting and advancing the worth and rights of
Job Summary: The Project Officer – Gender Based Violence will
mainly ensure the effective and efficient roll out planned of Gender Based Violence
activities in the selected sub-counties through day to day supervision,
coordination and mentorship of the relevant community structures.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensures that cases of the survivors are followed
    closely and are reported immediately.
  • Manages Gender Based Violence activities in
    the camps/ sub counties.
  • Mentors and manages community outreach teams,
    service providers, and traditional protection structures and youth
  • Build and strengthen effective collaborative
    relationships with the district and lower local government structures for
    smooth project implementation.
  • Effectively networks and links with different
    service providers to ensure timely and quality GBV prevention and response
    services to the community members.
  • Organizes and attends consultative meetings
    with other NGOs, CBS and service providers in accordance with ChildFund
    policy and guidelines.
  • Requests for funds on behalf of survivors in
    line with the documentation policy of funds regard survivors.
  • Follows up each case of Gender Based Violence
    systematically to its logical conclusion by involving stakeholders,
    advocacy and law enforcement authorities where necessary.
  • Makes field visits and trains the service
    providers on how to handle survivors of Gender Based Violence in the
  • Makes Gender Based Violence follow ups
    regularly to ensure that proper methods are used.
  • Actively encourage youth to form peer groups
    in the training of GBV through peer education clubs in schools.
  • Creates awareness to the community together
    with the outreach teams.
  • Mentors service providers including
    counselors and investigators to track each case from the time violence is
    committed until the culprit is identified.
  • Provides counseling to minor cases.
  • Coordinates and conducts assessments for the
    survivors in order to establish the progress towards their recovery.
  • Works closely with camp leader, host local
    community authorities, camp-based women groups, religious leaders,
    community groups, health care workers, NGOs and others
  • Prepares and submits detailed weekly reports
    on GBV activities and presents to Protection Officers
  • Ensures effective communication amongst the Service
    providers in the camps.
  • Performs any other duties that may from time
    to time be assigned by the immediate supervisor
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a
    Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Adult and Community Education,
    Development Studies.
  • Additional qualification in Project Management
    will be an added advantage.
  • Possession of a certificate in counselling
  • Possession of a Certificate in Customer Care
    is an added advantage.
  • At least two years of post-qualification
    experience in a similar position in a Child based institution.
  • Good computer skills
  • Ability to ride motorcycle.
How to Apply:
interested candidates should send their applications including detailed
Curriculum Vitae, academic and professional papers and names of three
professional referees with their Email/ daytime telephone contacts to: The
National Director, ChildFund International, P.O. Box 3342, Kampala, Uganda
Email: OR Hand deliver to ChildFund National Office
located on Plot 71/72 Namirembe Road P.O. Box 3341, Kampala
NB: While we appreciate every response to this
advert, only short listed candidates will be contacted. Female Candidates are
encouraged to apply. ChildFund is an equal opportunity employer.
Deadline: 22nd January, 2016 by 2:00 PM
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