Community Services Officer US Non-profit Career Opportunities – Lutheran World Relief (LWR)

 Community Services Officer
Organisation: Lutheran World Relief (LWR)
Project Name: Sheanut Access
and Value-addition Enhancement (SAVE)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Team Leader
About US:
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 Community
Services Officer is responsible for monitoring and supporting all
community-based activities, including all stages of the mapping exercise and
oversight and coordination of the Community Facilitators. The PO will work closely
with other unit staff to improve the proper operations and management of
Community Services in the refugee camps.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Lutheran World
    Relief (LWR) Community Services Officer career opportunity should hold a
    University degree in Social Science, Community Development or Development
    Studies. Possession of a Master’s degree will be an added advantage.
    Possession of a postgraduate qualification in public health or project
    management is an added advantage
  • Three to four years of hands-on experience
    working with community – driven/led programming within an INGO setting in
    human rights, gender issues, with refugees or other vulnerable
  • Proven experience in strategic development
    and program design, planning, implementation, monitoring & evaluation;
  • Proven skills and experience in
    participatory community development work;
  • Maturity and discretion, ability to work
    with and maintain confidential information;
  • Proven training expertise on human rights
    and protection mainstreaming;

  • Ability to work effectively with a team,
    teaching and learning from team members;
  • Excellent communication skills and fluency
    in written and spoken English essential;
  • Excellent report writing skills is a must
  • Previous experience of working in research
    or implementation of community health and/or diagnostics projects;
  • Experience of managing a field office
  • Previous experience of working in field
  • Good project management skills;
  • Good analytical and reporting skills;
  • Good supervision skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication
  • Strong ability to be able to manage and
    prioritize multiple tasks;
  • Previous experience in training and
    conducting workshops;
  • Working knowledge of INGO’s work, and
    representational skills.
  • Having knowledge of project audit and
    financial audit
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications (One-page motivation letter, explaining the candidate’s
suitability for the position and an updated Curriculum vitae (CV), with the
names and e-mail addresses of three professional referees and send via Email
NB: Please do not include certificates for
education, trainings, etc. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 5th January 2018

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