Fresher Project Assistant-Psychosocial PRM-ReLive NGO Jobs – Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Uganda

 

Job Title:    Project
Assistant-Psychosocial PRM-ReLive

Organization:  Lutheran World Federation (LWF)
Uganda

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to:
Project Officer

 

About US:

LWF World Service is
the humanitarian and development arm of the Lutheran World Federation. We are a
widely recognized, international, faith-based organization working in over 20
countries. We seek to bring people of all backgrounds together in the common
quest for justice, peace, and reconciliation in an increasingly complex and
fragmented world. Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Uganda is part of the LWF
World Service and we are currently supporting Congolese and South-Sudanese
refugees living in settlements in the districts of Kamwenge, Adjumani, Moyo,
Kyangwali and Lamwo respectively.

 

Job Summary:  Under the guidance of the project officer and
manager, the Project Assistant-Psychosocial PRM-ReLive 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:  

·       
Liaising
with and working in cooperation with the relevant local authorities, community
leaders, and nongovernmental organizations, collaborating implementing partners
and other stakeholders where appropriate in order to achieve the project
objectives and facilitate project implementation.

·       
Collects
and tabulates on a regular basis field data on project activities carried out

·       
conducts
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
project assistant will be responsible for supporting the various 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 to 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.

·       
Take
lead on outreach activities and assists in the organizing and implementation of
trainings

·       
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.

·       
Train
and mentor LWF community-based facilitators and community counsellors in
organizational policies, recreational and psychosocial activities implemented
within the refugee settlement

·       
Assists
the project 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.

·       
Promotes
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 implementations and coordination of psychosocial activities.

·       
PAS are
to ensure proper supporting documents (attendance lists (with all the necessary
activity reports.

·       
Ensures
timely accountability and closely follow up with field payments.

·       
Work
closely with M&E team to monitor project performance and ensure an
appropriate plan

·       
Ensure
that proper mapping of right beneficiaries is done & information shared on
time.

·       
Undertake
other related duties as may reasonably be assigned by the Supervisor.

·       
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.

·       
The PA
must ensure that organization assets are maintained and taken good care.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate 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;

·       
A
minimum of two years’ experience in Project Management/Community Development
programming;

·       
Proven
knowledge and experience in developing and implementing community mobilization
projects. PGD is an added advantage.

·       
Problem
Solving and Decision-Making skills;

·       
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 judgment, to remain flexible to a changing environment, and
to make decisions independently. Ability to ride a DT motorcycle with a valid
riding permit.

·       
Possession
of a national ID or an equivalent to show evidence of origin.

 

How to Apply:

Candidates who are
interested in the above jobs should submit an updated CV and Application letter
with copies of academic documents giving a day time telephone contact and email
addresses of 3 (three) work related referees through hand delivered
applications to the address below, clearly indicating the job title on the right
comer of the sealed envelope.

 

CVs can also be
emailed to faith.atimaku@lutheranworld.org. Please indicate the position you
have applied for on the top of the parcel, addressed to;

 

The Human Resource
Officer

Lutheran World
Federation

Adjumani Sub Program

 

Deadline: Thursday 29th October 2020 by 5:00pm

 

NB:
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted within two weeks after the job
advert deadline.

 

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