Project Officer - GBV & SRH (National Position)
Jobs at:Lutheran World Federation
Deadline of this Job:
06 August 2021
Within Uganda , Obongi , East Africa
Date Posted: Monday, July 26, 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.
For additional information, please see www.lutheranworld.org/WorldService.
The LWF Uganda Program is looking for qualified and experienced persons to fill the following position;
Job Title: Project Officer-GBV & SRH
Place of Assignment: Obongi Sub Program
Reports to: Protection Coordinator
No; of Positions: One (1)
Starting date: ASAP
Duration of Contract: 1 year contract (with possibility for extension)
The closing date for applications: 06 August 2021
Main Duties and Responsibilities
• Work with the responsible personnel at the district local governments, local leaders, health workers, religious leaders and established community structures in the assigned district(s) to identify the root causes of GBV and address them.
• Take lead in the establishment of Male Action Groups (MAGs) and use these community-based male groups as champions of change for GBV prevention, promotion of gender equality & SRH.
• Scale up the tested community mobilization approach of SASA! by; conducting baseline assessments for SASA! Identifying and training Community Activists on SASA Methodology, mapping out SASA! initiatives and conducting continuous rapid assessments during implementation;
• Take lead in organizing and conducting various community dialogue meetings on GBV and SRH.
• Assess, facilitate and strengthen the capacity for health workers and village health teams' /community health workers and target community to conduct SRMH activities
• Participate in the design and implementation of BCC strategies for purposes of increasing awareness on SRMH
• Support the development/review and printing of GBV referral pathways and facilitate the District GBV Working Groups coordination meetings to develop referral pathways
• Compile monthly and quarterly reports, on time and with accurate data.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
• The Applicant must possess A Bachelors' Degree in Development Studies, Law, Social Sciences, Humanities/Health related field.
• A minimum of three (3) years' experience in humanitarian work in community mobilization SGBV prevention and SRHM.
• Authoritative knowledge of SASA! Methodology.
• Ability to ride a motorcycle and with a valid riding permit is a must. Experience with GBVIMS is an asset.
• Awareness and knowledge of GBV issues especially participatory methods for community education and mobilization in a humanitarian.
• Experience of monitoring and evaluation and project management is also essential.
• Experience in working with refugees and local communities to promote community- based structures and institutions for self-management;
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
• Experience in peace building [community security projects).
• Sensitivity to cultural differences and the ability to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts.
• Ability to work independently and under pressure in a rapidly changing professional environment.
• Strong competencies in people management, capacity building and coaching;
• Excellent communicator who leads in building relationships within LWF and with other stakeholders such as partners, donors, authorities.
Work Hours: 8
Experience in Months: 36
Level of Education: Bachelor Degree
Job application procedure
LWF/WS is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation. LWF/WS 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.
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