Project Officer – Gender Based Violence NGO Careers – ChildFund International

Organisation: ChildFund
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Reports to: Project
About US:
For over seventy
years globally, ChildFund International has been providing 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 children.
Job Summary:   The Project Officer – Gender Based Violence
will ensure effective and efficient roll out of planned GBV activities in
Palorinya resettlement through day to day supervision, coordination and
mentorship of the relevant community structures.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Prepares work plans and budgets in collaboration and coordination
    with Partners.
  • Follows up the approved plans to ensure set objectives are met.
  • Ensures that cases of the survivors are followed closely and are
    reported immediately.
  • Oversees GBV activities in the camps/ sub counties.
  • Supervises and Mentors community outreach teams, service providers,
    and traditional protection structures and youth activities.
  • Build an effective collaborative relationship with the district and
    lower local government structures for smooth project implementation.
  • Holds and attends consultative meetings with other NGOs, CBS and
    service providers in accordance with ChildFund policy and guidelines.
  • Makes field visits and trains the service providers on how to handle
    survivors of Gender Based Violence in the camps.
  • Creates awareness to the community together with the outreach teams.
  • Follows up each case of Gender Based Violence systematically to its
    logical conclusion by involving stakeholders, advocacy and law enforcement
    authorities where necessary.
  • Mentors service providers including counselors and investigators to
    track each case from the time violence is committed until the culprit is
  • Coordinates and conducts assessments for the survivors in order to
    establish the progress towards their recovery.
  • Collaborates with camp leader, host local community authorities,
    camp-based women groups, religious leaders, community groups, health care
    workers, NGOs and others.
  • Prepares detailed weekly reports on GBV activities and presents to
    Program Manager.
  • Responds to all inquiries from donors concerning the project.
  • Coordinates with the Finance Officer to ensure that monthly
    financial reports are accurate and timely.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the ChildFund Project Officer – Gender Based
    Violence job placement should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
    Social Work, Social Sciences, or Development Studies, or a related field
    and a Post-graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management.
  • Possession of computer skills is necessary.
  • Knowledge of the local context and language is an added advantage.
  • At least three years of post qualification experience in a similar
    position in a development organization.
  • A minimum of two (2) years’ experience working in a rural setting,
    refugee setting or conflict situation is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of GBV prevention and response approaches like “SASA
    methodology”, “Male Involvement” and working with “Community Activists” is
  • Demonstrable aptitude for teamwork.
  • High level of interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both in writing and orally.
  • Ability to take fast decisions.
  • Motor cycle license or ability and interest to learn and ride motor cycle.
  • Knowledge of local language will be an added advantage.
How to Apply:
All 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 Country 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. Uganda.
Deadline: 2nd March 2019
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