Project Officer– Peace Building US Non-profit Jobs – LWF World Service

 

 

Job Title:    Project Officer– Peace
Building

Organization: LWF
World Service

Duty Station:
Uganda

Reports to:   Protection
Coordinator

 

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.

 

Job Summary:  The Project Officer– Peace Building will
oversee and ensure that all activities related to the project are implemented
in a timely and efficient manner according to the agreed LWF Uganda, and Donor
Guidelines, and provide leadership and coordination for all aspects related to
project activities in the designated Sub-Program.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Work in
close collaboration with the community services team in the overall planning,
management and development of the Peace Building and Conflict Resolution
sector.

·       
Liaise
with community leaders, community members (Host and refugee community) and
other stakeholders to identify Peace Building and Conflict Resolution community
concerns;

·       
Lead the
team to implement peacebuilding interventions among communities including
community dialogues, alternative dispute resolution, youth empowerment etc..

·       
Design
innovative ways of addressing conflicts among PoCs and between PoCs and the
host community in order to enhance peaceful coexistence between the two
communities;

·       
Establish/strengthen
community-based groups to prevent and respond to risks to peaceful co-existence
between PoCs and host community.

·       
Establish
a budget monitoring system for Peace Building and Conflict Resolution unit to
ensure cost effective and efficient implementation of the project;

·       
Work
with communities to identify community training needs in Peace and Conflict
Resolution and plan and facilitate relevant training and cost-effective peace
education training in the camp;

·       
Manage
the assessment and documentation of vulnerable PoCs in the camp and make
necessary referrals for support;

·       
Prepare
timely and accurate monthly, quarterly, bi-annual, annual, and feature reports.

·       
Support
in organizing and facilitating meetings between elders, local authorities,
police and others to improve interactions between leaders and local authorities
in the target communities;

·       
Monitoring
communities for instances of conflict and changes in conflict triggers or
underlying causes;

·       
Ensure
100% implementation of the planned project activities on a monthly basis and
that budgets are not under and over spent;

·       
Develop
activity and budget tracking tool, and use on a monthly basis to track and
report on activity and budget management;

·       
Support
in collaboration and tabulation on a regular basis field data on project
activities carried out and undertake impact assessment using participatory
approaches for all beneficiaries to determine the relevance and impact of the
assistance;

·       
Ensure
that proper mapping of project beneficiaries is done & information shared
in time. Regular visit to all beneficiary sites where project activities are
undertaken, checks on progress, offers support as directed by the Protection
Coordinator in line with the project objectives;

·       
In
collaboration with the PMER unit, lead in development of Tools and ensure
effective deployment and use of the Survey CTO.

·       
Be
responsible for the planning and implementation of relevant trainings as well
as follow up and mentoring of training participants in close cooperation with
other partners

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the LWF World Service Project Officer– Peace Building job
opportunity must hold a University degree in Development Studies, Sociology,
Political Science, Leadership and Management or any relevant field;

·       
At least
three years’ experience in Conflict Management in a humanitarian setting;

·       
Experience
in working with PoCs and Local Communities to promote community- based
structures and institutions for self-management.;

·       
Strong
representation, facilitation, negotiation and coordination experience;

·       
Proficiency
in computer programming; word processing, spreadsheets etc;

·       
Experience
in peace building /community security projects;

·       
Very
enthusiastic and able to work long hours to achieve the objectives of the
project

·       
Ability
to work in a multicultural environment;

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should submit an updated CV and Application
letter giving a day time telephone contact and email addresses of 3 (three)
work related referees only through our recruitment email,
recruitment.uga@lutheranworld.org

 

Please use the full
job title of the position you are applying for as the subject line

 

Deadline: Friday, 22nd January 2021 by 5:00pm

 

NB: Only
short-listed candidates will be contacted

 

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