Job Title: 3 Project officers (Psycho-social support) – War Child Holland Uganda Jobs 2021
Organization: War Child Holland (WCH)
Duty Station: Kampala
Salary range: ( 1,634,904 to 2,537,092)
Reports to: Team Leader
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War Child Holland (WCH) Profile
War Child Holland (WCH) is an independent and impartial international non-governmental organization, with programme offices in fourteen countries, investing in a peaceful future for children and young people affected by armed conflict. We strive to empower children and young people while enabling adults to bring about positive and lasting change in the lives of conflict-affected children and young people. In the WCH strategy 2016 – 2025, WCH’s Research and Development (R&D) department is responsible for the rigorous development and evaluation of a holistic, multi-level and interconnected care system with interventions focused on child protection, education and psychosocial support and supportive approaches enabling accessibility and quality.
The Project Officer will implement Psychosocial Support (PSS) workshops for children and youth in refugee settlements and host community areas in South Western Uganda.
The position involves the implementation of the PSS sessions in collaboration with a volunteer facilitator, ensuring the activities are implemented in compliance with War Child policies and standards; monitoring of activities and reporting on activities implemented and concerns identified.
Objectives of the job
1. Plan, organize, conduct and document PSS sessions for children and youth according to the War Child Holland methodology and standard.
2. Support the facilitators in learning on the job.
3. Report on activities implemented and concerns identified
4. Ensure accurate data collection and reporting.
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Plan, organize, conduct and document PSS sessions for youth according to the War Child Holland methodology
- Identification of beneficiaries in close collaboration with the TeamUp facilitator and Team Leader.
- Conduct home visits to support children as required.
- Active involvement in the planning and review meetings weekly.
- Ensures active participation in monthly implementation plans of project activities.
- Ensures quality and timely delivery of beneficiary sessions.
- Mentors the facilitator regularly to achieve quality results.
- Ensures the sessions are conducted in line with the WCH methodology.
- Prepares weekly planning of PSS Sessions together with the facilitators.
- Collecting of information and data for documentation.
- Timely project activity reporting and recording lessons learnt using the WCH tools and forms.
- Liaises regularly with (government) institutions and other partners in the field.
- Ensures child protection concerns are immediately reported to the Team Leader.
- Responsible and accountable for assigned project asset during the project life span.
- Ensures that child safeguarding and protection procedures are adhered to.
- Submits regular and timely reports to the TL on progress towards outputs as well as challenges and successes.
- Any other duties as assigned by the Team Leader in fulfilment of the tasks.
- A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Community Development, Social Work or any other relevant related field.
- Ability to write and speak English is a must
- At least 3 years of field work experience, preferably with an (i)NGO in the area of psychosocial support, child development
- Strong understanding of PSS, child protection, youth and life skills programmes.
- Good understanding of development themes such as child rights, protection gender, livelihoods and SRH.
- Good understanding of dynamics in context, politics and culture of the West Nile region and its refugee settlements.
- Willing to live in remote areas
- Know how to ride a motorbike and in possession of a valid riding licence is a MUST
- A preference is given to applicants from the West Nile/South Western Region
- Coaching skills
- Strong facilitation
- Teamwork (team-oriented)
- Strong social and communication skills
- Affinity with children
- Good observation skills
- Willingness to work and live in remote areas
Commitment to the vision and goals of War Child Holland in Uganda, including adherence to the Child Safeguarding Policy, is essential”
How To Apply for War Child Holland Uganda Jobs 2021
All interested and suitably qualified candidates should submit their applications through the link below.
Deadline: Open until filled
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