Conditions of Employment:

  • Project: Child Protection Assistance for Congolese Refugees in Kyangwali Refugee Settlement and its Host Community
  • Duty Station: AAR Japan Hoima Office and Kikuube
  • Duration: Mid-February to 15th November with one (1) months probationary period
  • Housing Allowance Available
  • Other regulations & benefits: According to Work Regulation of AAR Uganda Office

Job Description:

The Field Officer (Training & Awareness Raising) is to work under direct supervision of the Project Officer to implement the day-to-day activities carried out in Kyangwali Refugee Settlement and Host comuunities under the project. While being based in the Hoima Office, s/he is responsible to execute the project activities to implement the trainings to teachers and community and awareness-raising activities in the target area. The day-to-day tasks include, but not limited to, activity planning, liaising with the stakeholders, budget and asset monitoring, activity implementation, activity reporting. The Field Officer (Training & Awareness Raising) may occasionally have business trips to Kampala and other districts/cities. The position requires hands-on working experience in fields of child protection and education as an aid worker.

Scope of Works:

  1. Lead the assigned project’s activities from planning to the actual implementation and reporting.
  2. Coordinate with schools, local authorities, communities, partner organizations and the other stakeholders for the implementation of the project.
  3. Organize trainings for teachers and the other stakeholders in line with the project: Basic Training for Child Protection, Psychosocial Support Training and Language Support Training.
  4. Organize club/recreational activities to facilitate the well-being of the beneficiaries at the project target schools.
  5. Conduct regular follow-ups and monitoring of the trained teachers and the other stakeholders in communities to assist their day-to-day activities.
  6. Analyze and compile the data from the project’s target areas to follow the trends and situation in the Settlement.
  7. Implement distribution of scholastic materials to pupils in the project target area.
  8. Collect and share any project-relevant information through attending coordination meetings and consultative meetings to represent AAR Japan.
  9. Perform any other duties requested by the supervisors.

Experience Required:

  1. More than three (3) years of experience in community development in NGO sector.
  2. More than three (3) years of experience in emergency relief activities in aid organizations.
  3. Experience in implementing projects for child protection and education.
  4. Experience in facilitating workshops, seminars and community engagement.
  5. Experience in working at a refugee settlement or a refugee camp, especially with Congolese refugees, would be advantageous.

Qualification Required:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in the relevant field (Development Studies, Education, Social Work, Community Based Development, Psychology etc.).
  2. Residing in Uganda and able to station in Hoima.
  3. Language: Fluency in both written and spoken English. Knowledge of Kiswahili, Lunyoro, French and other locally spoken languages would be advantageous.
  4. Excellent MS Office skills (MS Word, MS Excel etc.).
  5. Strong motivation to commit oneself to be a part of a humanitarian/aid organization.
  6. Strong coordination and negotiation/communication skills.
  7. Self-driven with problem-solving skills and capability to work under minimum supervision.
  8. Capability to complete assignments with tight deadlines under challenging circumstances.
  9. Capability to produce quality reporting to his/her supervisors.
  10. Punctuality.

How to Apply

Interested individuals should submit their application to by 5th February 2023 (EAT 23:59). No paper application is accepted.

Note: Incomplete application shall not be considered.

The email Subject Title shall be: “Field Officer (Training & Awareness Raising)_Your Full Name”.

Document to be submitted:

  • Cover Letter (Shall not exceed one (1) A4 page)
  • The title of the attached file shall be: “Cover Letter_Field Officer (Training & Awareness Raising)_Your FullName”.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • The title of the attached file shall be: “CV_Field Officer (Training & Awareness Raising)_Your FullName”.
  • Include at least three (3) referees, one must be from the most recent employer.
  • Copy of Academic and Work Certificates
  • Copy of ID

Note: Only shortlisted candidates shall be notified personally for further selection process.

Deadline for Application: 23:59, 5th February 2023