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

Job Title:    Community Liaison Officer – Karamoja

Organization:  Dwelling
Places (DP)

Duty Station:  Napak District,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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).

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

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

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.

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

all the community skills development meetings planned in the project.

for improvement of living standards in Napak communities and the surrounding

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)

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

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


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

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.

of both national and International laws relating to children.

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

community dynamism and engagement.

advocacy for prevention and promotion of ending child trafficking and CSEC

inter-personal, communication, organization and management skills

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

standards of ICT skills, report writing and documentation

in English, Ngakarimojong and Swahili

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:

and LC1 Letter

passport size photos

Updated CV
and application letter


Deliver applications
to: Dwelling Places head office -off Nalukolongo Masaka road or email or call 0312-513701 between 8:30AM-5:00PM Monday to


Deadline: 27th November 2020 by 5:00PM


Note: Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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