Project Officer – Psychosocial Support (PSS) NGO Jobs – War Child Holland (WCH)
Organisation: War Child Holland (WCH)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Team Leader
War Child Holland (WCH) is an International non-profit organization that has been working in Uganda since 2004, mainly in the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) affected areas. As the situation in Uganda has stabilized, WCH has closed its programs related to the LRA conflict and started a refugee response program in early 2016 in the West Nile region, offering psychosocial support to children, young people and families in the refugee and host communities. In addition to psychosocial support, the country office is in the process of establishing education projects with partners.
Job Summary: The Project Officer will implement Psychosocial Support (PSS) workshops for children and youth in refugee settlements and host community areas in West Nile/South Western Uganda. The position involves 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.
Key Duties 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 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.
- Perform any other duties as assigned by the TL in fulfillment of the tasks.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The War Child Holland (WCH) Project Officer – Psychosocial Support (PSS) job should hold a Degree in Community Development, Social Work or any other relevant related field.
- Ability to write and speak English is a must
- At least three 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:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are invited to apply by uploading an English CV consisting of maximum two pages, and answer our questionnaire (please note that a cover letter is not requested) through the following hyperlink:
Deadline: 3rd July 2019