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.

 

LWFUganda works closely with United Nations agencies (UNHCR, IOM, UNFPA, UNICEF, 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 a qualified and experienced person to fill the following position:

 

Job Title:  Project Assistant- Protection

NO. of Positions:   Two (2)

Place of Assignment:  Kyangwali

Reports To:  Project Officer

Starting date: ASAP

Duration of Contract: 1 year contract (with possibility for extension)

The closing date for applications: 11 June 2021

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Works with the Project Officer to initiate and coordinate the planning of sector-specific project activities in liaison with other sectors, and ensures optimum utilization of project resources;

Conducts risk assessment visits to identify risks faced by women and girls in their settlements and mitigate these risks through referrals to other partners, provision of in-house services and advocacy

Liaises with and work in cooperation with the relevant local authorities, community leaders, relevant civil society and other collaborating/implementing in order to facilitate project implementation;

Collects and tabulates on a regular basis field data on project activities carried out, and undertake impact assessments using participatory approaches for all beneficiaries to determine the relevance and impact of the project assistance;

Regularly visits all beneficiary sites where project activities are undertaken, check on progress, offers support as directed by the Project Officer in line with the project objectives;

Promotes active community participation in specified project activities through involving beneficiaries, intermediaries and local leaders in the planning and implementation process;

Assists the Project Officer to prepare periodical work plans and reports on sector activities and achievements in line with the requirements stipulated in the project documents

Education, Experience, Skills & Technical Competencies.

Applicants must possess a Diploma/Degree in Development Studies, Social Science, or any other related field in Humanities from a recognized Institution; At least two(2) years experience in project Implementation in a reputable public body or INGO; Good understanding of challenges faced by women and girls; basic understanding of GBV concepts; Maturity and discretion, ability to work and maintain confidential information; Excellent inter-personal and communication skills; A good command of both written and spoken English; Computer literate with ability to use Microsoft Office Suite; Excellent report writing skills; Ability to ride a motorcycle and possession of a valid riding permit is a must; Strong organizational skills including proven ability to plan and coordinate own work as well as that of others, and ability to meet tight deadlines; identifies priority activities and assignments.

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