Project Officer – (Justice, Peace, Rights, and GBV) NGO Jobs – Hope Alert Network for Development and Local Empowerment (HANDLE)


Job Title:    Project Officer – (Justice,
Peace, Rights, and GBV)

Organisation: Hope
Alert Network for Development and Local Empowerment (HANDLE)

Duty Station: 


About US:

Hope Alert Network for Development and Local Empowerment (HANDLE) is a
National Non-Governmental Organization operating in Uganda since 2009. HANDLE
works towards ensuring a world in which war- affected communities are rehabilitated,
communities are economically empowered, and equal opportunity observed between
men and women in service delivery. The organization implements its programme in
five districts of Northern Uganda and three districts  of West Nile: Lamwo, Arua, and Adjumani.


About EUTF Grant:

HANDLE Uganda has been awarded a three-year EUTF grant in a consortium
with BRAC and International Refugee Rights Initiative (IIRR) to implement a
project titled “Strengthening Safety, Protection and Peaceful Co-existence for
Women and Youth in the refugee hosting districts of Lamwo, Adjumani, and Arua.”
The design of action is such that the activities and outputs will result in the
action’s Specific Objective of “increase access to justice and peaceful
co-existence among 15,000 refuges and host communities, and lead to the overall
objective of “Contribute to safety, protection, and wellbeing among refugees
and host communities.” To contribute, HANDLE wishes to recruit a qualified and
competent officer who can develop, organize, and execute a wide range of
activities to influence policy according to the scope of our programmes and
specific results-oriented projects.


Job Summary:  The Project
Officer – (Justice, Peace, Rights, and GBV) will be based in the Lamwo field
office and s/he will be responsible for ensuring that the day- to-day field
operations and functions are performed following HANDLE’s policies and
procedures. The position will report to the Programme Manager and work with the
various officers within the Organization to ensure the proper implementation of
SPACE’s activities and to produce quality reports for submission within the
consortium. S/he will be responsible for ensuring that the project meets its
targets and deliverables on-time and within the authorized budget and other
project documents. S/he will also be responsible for the successful planning,
implementation, and coordination of the SPACE Project.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Strategic and Programme Development

Lead in
the planning and implementation and reporting of the SPACE Project.

to internal discussions on thematic issues particularly on justice, rights,
peacebuilding, and conflict resolution

to further develop, and deepen understanding of justice, rights, peacebuilding,
and conflict sensitivity thematic issues and approaches.

in sector project concept and proposal development based on the identified need

Project Implementation

the Project Coordinator/Manager in planning, development, and implementation of
the SPACE project

out project beneficiary identification through a consultative community process

and facilitate dialogue meetings, workshops, and forums with government
representatives, civil society, and communities in efforts to prevent violent
conflict and promote cooperative approaches to peace, justice, security, and
conflict resolution

partners to mainstream cross-cutting issues, among them, gender and youth and
protection issues in their initiatives

capacity development of partners involved in project implementation through
innovative capacity building approaches

for regular meetings with partners to review and reflect on progress and
results to identify, mitigate challenges, and lessons learned for improved
programme delivery

for accurate narrative reporting against agreed objectives and results

in and contribute to quarterly and other scheduled programme performance review

in the research survey by HANDLE or partners by collecting, analyzing, and
submitting relevant data and reports.

of project budget and expenditure to avoid over or under expenditure.

all other job-related tasks as assigned by the Programme Manager


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate must hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Project planning and
management, social sciences, development studies, or related field.

Five years
of work experience in non-profit organizations including as project officers,
preferably consortium projects.

knowledge of concepts related to Justice, Peace, Gender-based Violence (GBV),
and Human rights issues.

At least
2 years of hands-on experience working in the refugee settlements

in Programme learning, coordinating information-sharing, or awareness-raising
activities within the refugee setting

work experience with vulnerable women, girls, and boys children from highly
complex conflict- affected communities

degree of resourcefulness, flexibility, and adaptability

level of critical and logical thinking, analysis, and/or reasoning to identify
underlying principles/fact

computer skills, including effective working skills with MS Word, Excel, and
email required

interpersonal skills to be able to relate to people of diverse backgrounds

to detail to be able to scrutinize information documents before decision making

and organizing ability to be able to accomplish tasks, file and retrieve

verbal and written communication skills in English and local languages within
the refugee settlement.

report writing skills and ability to produce and analyze reports within the set

to respond promptly to different requests and meeting deadlines.


Desired Personal Attributes:

to work independently as well as demonstrated teamwork and team-building

to work under stress and a heavy workload.

to form good relationships with colleagues and partners.

in local languages spoken in the refugee settlements of Lamwo, Adjumani, and


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their application letters together with curriculum vitae (maximum of 4 pages),
names and contacts of three referees to and
copying Please indicate the position title in
the subject header. Kindly DO NOT send your certificates at this stage.


Deadline: Saturday 6th February
2021 by 5:00pm


NB: The application will be reviewed on a rolling


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