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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Community Services Officer Job at Lutheran World Relief (LWR) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Community Services Officer

Jobs at:
Lutheran World Relief (LWR)

Deadline of this Job:
5th January 2018

Duty Station:

Project Name: Sheanut Access and Value-addition Enhancement (SAVE)
Reports to: Team Leader
About US:
Lutheran World Relief is a US non-profit organization that works with local partners to provide lasting solutions to poverty, injustice and human suffering. LWF Uganda works to reduce people’s vulnerability, supporting them to realize their potential, to build on their assets, and to respond to their own problems and needs. LWF Uganda currently has five areas of operation in Pader, Kitgum, Adjumani, Katakwi, Sembabule, Kampala and Kamwenge Districts.
Job Summary: The Community Services Officer is responsible for monitoring and supporting all community-based activities, including all stages of the mapping exercise and oversight and coordination of the Community Facilitators. The PO will work closely with other unit staff to improve the proper operations and management of Community Services in the refugee camps.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Lutheran World Relief (LWR) Community Services Officer career opportunity should hold a University degree in Social Science, Community Development or Development Studies. Possession of a Master’s degree will be an added advantage. Possession of a postgraduate qualification in public health or project management is an added advantage
  • Three to four years of hands-on experience working with community - driven/led programming within an INGO setting in human rights, gender issues, with refugees or other vulnerable populations;
  •  Proven experience in strategic development and program design, planning, implementation, monitoring & evaluation;
  •  Proven skills and experience in participatory community development work;
  • Maturity and discretion, ability to work with and maintain confidential information;
  •  Proven training expertise on human rights and protection mainstreaming;
  •  Ability to work effectively with a team, teaching and learning from team members;
  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in written and spoken English essential;
  • Excellent report writing skills is a must
  •  Previous experience of working in research or implementation of community health and/or diagnostics projects;
  • Experience of managing a field office
  • Previous experience of working in field areas;
  • Good project management skills;
  • Good analytical and reporting skills;
  •  Good supervision skills;
  •  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Strong ability to be able to manage and prioritize multiple tasks;
  • Previous experience in training and conducting workshops;
  • Working knowledge of INGO’s work, and representational skills.
  •  Having knowledge of project audit and financial audit
Job application procedure
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications (One-page motivation letter, explaining the candidate’s suitability for the position and an updated Curriculum vitae (CV), with the names and e-mail addresses of three professional referees and send via Email to:
NB: Please do not include certificates for education, trainings, etc. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.