3 Entry Level Project Assistant – Psychosocial Job Placements – Lutheran World Federation

Organization: Lutheran World Federation
Duty
Station:
 
Uganda
Reports
to
: Project Officer-Psychosocial
About
US:
Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is part of the
Lutheran World Federation Department for World Service (LWF-DWS), an
international humanitarian and development agency. 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.
Job
Summary:
Under the guidance of the project officer, the
project assistant is responsible for the day to day psychological support of
beneficiaries as well as providing specialized counselling, support to child
protection and GBV cases
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Project
implementations
·      
identifies and provides, psychosocial support
including referral to all beneficiaries at his/her area of jurisdiction
·      
Collects and tabulates on a regular basis field data
on project activities carried out
·      
Conduct other assessments using participatory
approaches for all beneficiaries to determine the relevance and impacts of the
project.
·      
Regularly visits all the beneficiary sites where all
project activities are undertaken, checks on the progress, offers support as
directed by the project officer in Line with the project objectives.
·      
The Psychosocial Project Assistant will be
responsible for supporting all psychosocial support activities in the
settlement.
·      
Conducts a daily visual assessment of persons of
concern (POC) and ensure a variety of
·      
structured psychosocial interventions within the
settlement, catering 1o the needs of POC of different ages, genders and
abilities.
·      
Promotes case management for persons with
psychosocial problems, refers and follows up on the reception services,
coordinates, consults and collaborates with other service providers.
·      
Lead on outreach activities and assists in the
organizing and implementation of trainings and workshops.
·      
Liaises with household members and other community
leaders regularly to keep them informed of any development or problems within
the settlements and surrounding areas.
·      
• Supervises and supports community participation in
refugee settlements and at all the sub county level for the effective
implementations and coordination of psychosocial activities.
·      
Promotes active community participation in specified
project activities through involving beneficiaries, intermediaries and local
leaders in the planning and implementation process.
Project
Planning;
·      
Train and mentor LWF community-based facilitators
and community counsellors in organizational policies recreational and
psychosocial activities implemented within the refugee settlement.
·      
Assist the Psychosocial officer in preparing
periodical work plans, case follow-ups and reports on psychosocial activities
and achievements in line with the requirements stipulated in the project
documents.
Staff
Management
·      
Promote active and meaningful participation of the
other field staffs, beneficiaries and other intermediaries in planning
implementation and evaluation of project activities as required.
·      
Train and mentor LWF community-based facilitators
and community counsellors in organizational policies, recreational and
psychosocial activities implemented within the refugee settlement
·      
Supervises and supports community participation in
refugee settlements and at all the sub county level for the effective implementations
and coordination of psychosocial activities.
Financial
management / Budget Monitoring & Control:
·      
P4s are to ensure proper supporting documents
(attendance lists (with all the necessary information filled.) end of activity
reports.
·      
Ensures timely accountability and closely follow up
with field payments
Project
Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting:
·      
 Work closely
with M&E team to monitor project performance and ensure an appropriate
level of accountability;
·      
Ensure that proper mapping of right beneficiaries is
done & information is shared timely
Others:
·      
Ensures strict adherence to the principles of child
protection/psychosocial support at all times including respect for
confidentiality and a child centered approach, and act in the best interests of
the persons of concern
·      
Commitments to and understanding of LWF aims, values
and principles including rights-based approach



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·      
The ideal applicant must hold a University Degree in
community psychology, industrial and organizational psychology Social Work,
Social Sciences. Human rights and ethics Development studies or other relevant
field of study;
·      
At least 2 years’ experience in Project Management
Community Development programming.
·      
Proven knowledge and experience in developing and
implementing community mobilization projects.
·      
Problem Solving and Decision-Making skills;
·      
Ability to inspire and build capacity of
community-based facilitators/community structures
·      
Good interpersonal skills and excellent negotiation
skills
·      
Excellent English Language (both written and spoken)
·      
information Technology (MS Office, internet)
·      
Ability to work under pressure to meet tight
deadlines
·      
Good team worker with good communication skills
·      
 Ability to exercise
sound judgement to remain flexible to a changing environment, and to make
decisions independently.
How
to Apply:
Applications and detailed CV must include email
address and telephone contacts of 3 referees. Hard copies should be submitted
during working days, Monday to Friday (8:00am to 5:00pm) addressed to the
Administrive/HR Officer, LWF Lamwo Sub Program
Please deliver at our Subprogram office in
Lamwo-Palabek Kal.
LWF/DWS is an equal opportunity employer,
irrespective of gender, or religious affiliation.
Female candidates possessing the above requirements
are encouraged to apply. LWF/DWS is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for
humanitarian agencies. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the
organization’s commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of
beneficiaries, Knowledge of the local Language is a MUST and a VALID Ridding
permit for all the Project Assistant position and valid driver permit for
Driver Position.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted
Deadline:
25th January 2020
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