Conflict Transformation Officer NGO Jobs – HEKS/EPER

 

Job Title:    Conflict Transformation
Officer

Organisation: HEKS/EPER

Project Name: Youth Livelihoods and Conflict
Transformation Project

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: Programme Officer, Kampala

 

About HEKS/EPER:

HEKS/EPER is the aid organisation of the Protestant Churches of
Switzerland and has its headquarters in Zurich/Switzerland. HEKS/EPER is active
in development cooperation and focuses, amongst others, on civil society
strengthening and conflict transformation. HEKS/EPER has coordination offices
in 16 countries and implements around 150 projects worldwide. HEKS/EPER has
been active in the region since 1980s and 2016 in Uganda with a strong focus on
conflict sensitivity and/or measures for conflict transformation in its country 
programmes.

 

Context of Target Refugees and Host Community

Peaceful coexistence is a critical issue for refugees and host
communities and inclusion of youth in the conflict transformation processes is
of high priority. HEKS/EPER 2019 conflict analysis in West Nile region
confirmed that tensions exist between host communities and refugees and 2020
Peace and Conflict Rapid Assessment in Adjumani and Moyo found that 92% of
interviewed refugees experienced conflict since arriving in Uganda of which 49%
were between refugee groups themselves. In Uganda 1 in 5 people still live in
extreme poverty (World Bank 2020), and therefore drivers of conflicts include
competition of depleting resources, unequal access to services, limited access
to economic opportunities especially for youth. Tensions have worsened during
the COVID-19 pandemic (DCA, 2020).

 

Job Summary:  The CT
Officer will report to the Programme Officer and be part of the project’s
steering committee. S/he will benefit from technical and thematic support from
a multidisciplinary experienced team at country and HQ level (remote coaching
and on-site inputs). The CT Officer is directly responsible for day-to day
management of a conflict transformation activities and delivering results in
line with project objectives and may contribute to development of additional
donor proposals. S/he will also be responsible for day-to-day partnership
management and relationship building.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Carry
out an in-depth conflict map identifying different interest groups, source of
tension and capacities for peace.

·       
Develop
analysis of the impact of project activities on existing socio-political
dynamics; development and implementation of adjustments in order to enhance on
conflict sensitivity.

·       
Establish
and facilitate youth forums across identified divides. (or alternatively: with
representation from different actors’ groups)

·       
Conduct
Human Rights and peaceful coexistence sensitization meetings with Youth Groups
and community members, including women, PSNs, elderly and Youth.

·       
Organise
and support Youth Entrepreneur Groups and community members to facilitate
dialogues and mediation meetings using Neighbourhood Assemblies approach

·       
Build
capacity on conflict sensitivity and conflict transformation for right holders
(Youth) and duty bearers as well as the project team members.

·       
Organise
and support Youth peace clubs

·       
Develop
IEC materials with peace building (topic related) messages and disseminate to
relevant stakeholders

·       
Strategic
steering and coordination of the peace building component of the project

·       
Ensure
the development of the monitoring and results measurement, as well as knowledge
for steering, accountability and learning for the peace building component.

·       
Participate
in platforms, cluster and technical meetings which are relevant to the project

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a Degree (Master or equivalent) in a subject relevant for
the programme.

·       
Strong
expertise on Human Rights and conflict sensitive programme management

·       
At least
three years’ experience of designing, coordinating, and implementing conflict
transformation activities

·       
A
winning and motivating character with good facilitation skills working with
diverse and inclusive target groups with right holders and duty bearers

·       
Strong
commitment towards enhancing peace and justice

·       
Strong
analytical skills

·       
High
social competence and empathy as well as sensitivity in working in a conflict
affected context.

·       
Good
knowledge on rights-based programming

·       
Experience
in CSO capacity building

·       
Good
knowledge of the region and culture of the different actors’ groups in Uganda
and South Sudan

·       
Excellent
English language skills, both oral and written

 

How to Apply:

All interested and qualified candidates please send your application
(motivation letter and CV) to HEKS/EPER via hekseperrecruitment@gmail.com.

Applications are assessed on a rolling basis.

 

Deadline: 31st December 2020

 

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