Community Liaison Officer – Karamoja Jobs – Dwelling Places (DP)

Job Title:    Community Liaison Officer – Karamoja

Organization:  Dwelling
Places (DP)

Duty Station:  Napak District,
Uganda

Reports to: Karamoja Program Manager 

 

About US:

Dwelling Places (DP)
is a  registered Christian  Non Governmental Organization which
specialises in the rescue, rehabilitation, reconciliation, resettlement and
follow-up of children living on the streets. 
The overall objective of DP  is to
have a society where every child has a chest to rest their head on and a place
to call home. 

  

Job Summary:  The Community Liaison Officer will take lead
in implementation of the community activities for the Karamoja Program. S/he
will support the establishment and maintenance of functional facility community
linkages with the aim of improving identification, linkage and sustainable
reintegration of the beneficiaries through community-based initiatives.

 

Key Duties and
Responsibilities:

·        
Map,
assess and build capacity of community beneficiaries to implement community
based messaging, prevention and promotion, follow-up and establish functional
community- facility linkage to enhance referral and follow-up

·        
Support
documentation of beneficiaries using the family tracking tool and client
locator forms.

·        
Follow
up children and families through phone calls or home visits for linkage,
initiation and retention.

·        
Work
with the community leaders and teams to find vulnerable children in the
community who are victims of CSEC.

·        
Collaborate
with established Community Based Organisations and networks to identify, link
and retain children and families for sustainable reintegration

·        
Mobilize
and support regular community-based meetings of special beneficiary categories
such the differently abled children to attend and participate in all activities

·        
Orient
council members from sub-counties (Matanyi, Lokopo, Lopeei, Iriiri and
Lorengechora) in Napak district on child trafficking, CSEC and support them to
put in place/ strengthen CT & CSEC prevention measures that are culturally
acceptable to the communities.

·        
Empower
targeted communities and Support them to participate in the Commemoration of
three national and international days at district and national levels (DAC, Day
Against Anti-Trafficking, IDSC, Women’s day, Day of Girl-child).

·        
Development
of a community-based referral chart to guide community members who may wish to
seek for information or report cases of CSEC

·        
Participate
in the Popularization and implementation of the Napak district Ordinance and
local by-laws.

·        
Mobilize,
Train/ coach/ dialogue with parents and caregivers from the sub counties on
child rights and child protection, positive parenting skills, CSEC risk
identification, their responsibility in monitoring children both at home and
away from home, how to respond, report, refer & follow up on CSEC cases,
negative social practices that devalue children’s access to education, and the
dangers and risks of CSEC.

·        
Conduct
community case conferences in specified villages with local stakeholders to
discuss cases and hold duty bearers accountable for action (incorporate
survivor’s voices) (specific to the cases)

·        
Participate
in the Identification and training of child protection champions (groups) who
will be responsible for lobby and awareness creation at the community level on
the child protection ordinance and the developed bi-laws

·        
Engage
Religious and cultural leaders to create awareness on CSEC and child
trafficking, existing laws and reporting frameworks

·        
Conduct
community dialogues in the sub counties aimed at addressing negative social
norms that promote CSEC

·        
Participate
in the Mobilization for and holding Journey of Hope Walk to share information
on prevention programs and their positive results

·        
Participate
in Planning and budgeting for the integrated children’s families in Karamoja.

·        
Coordinate
with all agencies implementing projects in the target communities and get
updated information on their plans and ongoing projects

·        
Conduct
all the community skills development meetings planned in the project.

·        
Advocate
for improvement of living standards in Napak communities and the surrounding
region

·        
Participate
in advocacy for the rights of children through specific campaigns, partnership
and working with Civil society organizations to protect the rights and best
interests of children (specifically children vulnerable to trafficking and
unsafe migration)

·        
Prepare
timely (activity based, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual) narrative
reports and submit to the supervisor

·        
Any
other roles as may be delegated by the supervisor and line Director

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        
The
applicant must hold a degree in one of the following fields; Social Work and
Social Administration or Community Psychology or Developmental Studies

·        
At least
three years of work experience working with vulnerable children in a social development
position managing child welfare, protection and counselling, case management
and having experience in handling challenges associated with the children in
vulnerable and violent circumstances.

·        
Knowledge
of both national and International laws relating to children.

·        
Experience
in community-based interventions and activities and related support services is
an added advantage.

·        
Understands
community dynamism and engagement.

·        
Good
advocacy for prevention and promotion of ending child trafficking and CSEC

·        
Excellent
inter-personal, communication, organization and management skills

·        
Conversant
on all matters of child protection, confidentiality and have a good track record
on respecting and protecting the rights of children.

·        
Good
standards of ICT skills, report writing and documentation

·        
Proficiency
in English, Ngakarimojong and Swahili

·        
Ability
to work in a multi-disciplinary team with frequent travel to the field.

·        
Preferably  possession 
of  a  valid 
driving  permit  and 
being  an  accomplished experienced driver with physical
ability to drive regularly across the various terrain of Uganda will be an
added advantage



How to Apply:

All candidates
should send their applications including:

·        
Church
and LC1 Letter

·        
Two
passport size photos

·        
Updated CV
and application letter

 

Deliver applications
to: Dwelling Places head office -off Nalukolongo Masaka road or email
hr.dwellingplaces@gmail.com or call 0312-513701 between 8:30AM-5:00PM Monday to
Friday.

 

Deadline: 27th November 2020 by 5:00PM

 

Note: Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

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