Project Assistant - Peace Building Job at The Lutheran World Federation - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Project Assistant - Peace Building

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Social Services & Nonprofit ]

Jobs at:

The Lutheran World Federation

Deadline of this Job:
31 August 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Adjumani , East Africa

Date Posted: Friday, August 20, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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.
A commitment to the human rights of every individual, regardless of their status, guides our work, actions, and operations. We are particularly known for our timely, compassionate, and professional humanitarian work, and for our field presence in hard-to-reach areas. Our work is people-centered and community- based. Above all, we work with the most vulnerable, and in order to claim and uphold their rights, we engage proactively with local government and community structures.
LWF Uganda works closely with United Nations agencies (UNHCR, UNICEF, IOM, UNFPA, WFP), PRM, EU/ECHO, BfTW, etc. LWF Related and faith-based agencies and their back donors.
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The LWF Uganda Program is looking for qualified and experienced persons to fill the following position;
Job Title: Project Assistant – Peace building.
No. of Positions: One (01).
Duty Stations: Adjumani (1)
Reports to: Project Officer – Protection.
Starting Date: ASAP
Duration of Contract: 1 year contract (with possibility of extension).
Closing Date for Applications: 31st August, 2021.

Job Summary:
Under the guidance of the Project Officer – the project Assistant is responsible for the day-to-day general implementation of protection initiatives within the settlements and host communities.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
• Conducts monthly conflict situation analysis; mapping of conflicts within the community and providing guidance to community structures on mitigation and mediation approaches.
• In conjunction with the Project Officer, liaises with and works in cooperation with the relevant local authorities, community leaders, relevant civil society and non-governmental l organizations, collaborating/implementing partners, and other stakeholders where appropriate in order to achieve the project objectives, and facilitate project implementation as per the objectives.
• Collects and tabulates on a regular basis field data on project activities carried out, and undertakes impact assessments using participatory approaches for all beneficiaries to determine the relevance and impact of the project assistance.
• Supervises and supports field community structures and Community Based Facilitators in the effective implementation of field activities.
• Promotes active community participation in specific project activities through involving beneficiaries and local leaders in the planning and implementation process.
• Prepare periodic work plans and reports on sector activities and achievements
• Support the M&E Team and project officer to collect and tabulate field data on project activities carried on a regular basis and participate in assessments to determine project impact.
• Ensure that weekly reports and monthly reports are submitted to the responsible officer within the specified time.
• Perform any other duties as directed by the project supervisors and LWF Management.
• Undertake other related duties as may reasonably be assigned by the Supervisor.
• Ensures strict adherence to the principles of child protection/psychosocial support at all times including respect for confidentiality and a child centered approach, and act in the best interests of the persons of concern.
• Commitments to and understanding of LWF aims, values and principles including rights-based approach.
• The staff must ensure that organization assets are maintained and taken care of.

Education, Experience, Skills and Technical Competences:
The applicants for the Project Assistant – Peace building job placement should hold a Bachelor's Degree in Human Rights, Development Studies, Social Work, Social Sciences, or other relevant field of study, at least 2 years’ experience in working under peace building, Good facilitation skills, experience in Community mobilization, Awareness and knowledge of participatory methods for community education and mobilization, Must have no history of violation of Children’s rights, Team player, excellent communication skills (verbal and written), as well as interpersonal & negotiation skills and Must possess a valid riding permit.

Applications should be addressed to;
LWF Uganda Office of Human Resources
Plot 1401, Ggabba Road, Nsambya.
P.O Box 5827, Kampala- Uganda.

LWF/DWS is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation. Female candidates possessing the above requirements are encouraged to apply. LWF/DWS is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for humanitarian agencies. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organization’s commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 24

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree


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Job Info
Job Category: NGO - Non Government Organisation jobs in Uganda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 31 August 2021
Duty Station: Uganda
Posted: 20-08-2021
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 20-08-2021
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 20-08-2065
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