Job Title:                       Project Officer– Peace Building(1)

Place of Assignment:   Lamwo Sub Program

Report to:                      Protection Coordinator

Job PurposeThe Project Officer 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.

Duties and responsibilities

  1. Work in close collaboration with the community services team in the overall planning, management and development of the Peace Building and Conflict Resolution sector.
  2. Liaise with community leaders, community members (Host and refugee community) and other stakeholders to identify Peace Building and Conflict Resolution community concerns;
  3. Lead the team to implement peacebuilding interventions among communities including community dialogues, alternative dispute resolution, youth empowerment etc..
  4. 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;
  5. Establish/strengthen community-based groups to prevent and respond to risks to peaceful co-existence between PoCs and host community.
  6. Establish a budget monitoring system for Peace Building and Conflict Resolution unit to ensure cost effective and efficient implementation of the project;
  7. 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;
  8. Manage the assessment and documentation of vulnerable PoCs in the camp and make necessary referrals for support;
  9. Prepare timely and accurate monthly, quarterly, bi-annual, annual, and feature reports.
  10. 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;
  11. Monitoring communities for instances of conflict and changes in conflict triggers or underlying causes;
  12. Ensure 100% implementation of the planned project activities on a monthly basis and that budgets are not under and over spent;
  13. Develop activity and budget tracking tool, and use on a monthly basis to track and report on activity and budget management;
  14. 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;
  15. 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;
  16. In collaboration with the PMER unit, lead in development of Tools and ensure effective deployment and use of the Survey CTO.
  17. 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

Education, Experience, Skills & Technical Competencies

  • University degree in Development Studies, Sociology, Political Science, Leadership and Management or any relevant field;
  • At least 3 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;

Application Procedure:

Candidates who are interested in the above positions 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

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

Deadline for receiving applications is Friday 22, January 2021 by 5:00pm

LWF/DWS is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation.  Persons with disabilities and 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