Fresher Project Officer – Conflict & Land NGO Jobs – Saferworld

Organisation: Saferworld
Reports to: Project Manager,
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Saferworld is an independent international organisation working to
prevent violent conflict and build safer lives. We work with local people
affected by conflict to improve their safety and sense of security. We do this
by supporting effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and
policy development, and through supporting the actions of others. We have a
strong thematic focus to our conflict prevention work prioritising: people’s
security and access to justice services; gender norms that cause and perpetuate
violent conflict; the impact of external conflict drivers including weapons
flows; conflict-sensitive political, economic, development, and security
engagement; and inclusive and accountable governance and peacebuilding
Saferworld has been working in Uganda since 2001. Our main focus has
been on supporting civil society involvement in conflict prevention and security
provision, conflict-sensitive approaches to development, and advocating
stronger national and regional controls on small arms and light weapons.
Current priorities include delivering conflict sensitivity support to
institutions and stakeholders working on issues related to land and minerals
including working to improve conflict resolution and community safety in
Karamoja, northern Uganda, and other areas of central Uganda experiencing land
conflict and insecurity.
Job Summary: The Project
Officer will support the effective delivery of the project ‘Strengthening
conflict-sensitive and rights-based approaches to land governance in Northern
Uganda’, and will be responsible for the regular day-to-day implementation,
documentation, and operations of project activities. The project seeks to
increase collaboration between relevant local government officials, civil
society, cultural institutions, and communities to tackle local land conflicts
in Northern Uganda. It is expected to increase awareness of rights and issues
relating to land conflicts. Lessons will be used to inform policy and promote
good governance. The project will work closely with civil society
organisations, local communities, and relevant authorities.
Key Duties and
1: Support the effective delivery of the project and take
responsibility for the day-to-day implementation, documentation and operation
of project activities;
  • Support
    the Project Manager in coordinating work with partners to deliver timely
    and high quality activities, including training, consultation, research
    and analysis
  • Offer
    support in the delivery of training, including designing, facilitating or
    co-facilitating where necessary
  • Build
    and strengthen working relations with staff in partner organisations who
    are working on project implementation
  • Ensure
    timely completion of internal reporting requirements and contribute
    to the completion of donor reports
  • Offer
    support in the development and regular revision of project work plans for
    Saferworld staff and partners
  • Keenly
    monitor project budgets on a monthly basis in coordination with colleagues
    to ensure optimum expenditure of funds and timely and accountable
    financial reporting by local partners
2: Build and maintain effective relationships in support of Saferworld’s
work in Uganda;
  • Build
    and maintain positive working relationship with project partners
  • Actively
    contribute to the strengthening of Saferworld’s coordination with other
    civil society organisations, national and international peacebuilding
    actors in Uganda
  • Represent
    Saferworld at external meetings, and promote lessons learnt from
    Saferworld’s work.
3. Ensure regular liaison and information sharing with other parts of
  • Significantly
    contribute to cross-organisational learning and sharing, including
    drafting pieces for the weekly internal news
  • Ensure
    effective communication of project activities, results and lessons
    learnt within Saferworld, including contributing to organisational outcome
    harvesting workshops and biannual reporting
4. Support ongoing monitoring and evaluation and reporting on the
project’s work:
  • Offer
    support in monitoring the impact of Saferworld’s work in Uganda and
    participate in regular debriefings and lessons learning sessions with
    Saferworld and partners
  • Maintain
    a database of project outcomes
  • Coordinate
    staff and donor monitoring visits and evaluations as appropriate
  • Prepare
    and submit timely and accurate activity reports and support the Project
    Manager in the drafting of donor reports
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The
    applicant should preferably hold a first degree or professional
    qualification in: Peace and Conflict Studies, Social Sciences or
    Development Studies
  • One
    year of experience working on peace and/or governance issues in a non–
    governmental organisation
  • Previous
    experience in project administration, planning and implementation
  • Broad
    knowledge and understanding of peace, governance, and conflict
    sensitivity, and an active interest in the workings of civil society
  • Excellent
    communication skills, written and oral
  • Ability
    to relate sensitively to diverse groups
  • Self-driven
    and able to deliver results with minimum supervision
  • Good
    report-writing skills with excellent written and spoken English
  • Demonstrable
    interpersonal and team working skills
  • Flexibility
    in traveling and working in challenging situations with unpredictable
    working hours
  • Computer
    literacy i.e. proficiency in Microsoft Office and use of internet for
  • Previous
    experience with peacebuilding and land-related projects
  • Prior
    experience in designing and facilitating workshops and seminars
  • Working
    knowledge of and experience working on gender-sensitive programming
  • Broad
    knowledge and understanding of conflict sensitive programming
  • Skills
    in participatory approaches to research and programming.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
a complete application form, download
and send to Susan Abok at (please
use subject heading: Ref: UgPO1)
Deadline: 2nd October
2016 by 5pm (Uganda time)
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