Job Title: Psychosocial Officer (5 Fresher Positions)
Organization: War Child Canada
Reports to: Project Manager
Duty Station: Arua, Kiryandongo, Adjumani, Kokobo Rwamwanja, Uganda
War Child Canada is an internationally recognized charity that works with war-affected communities to help children reclaim their childhood through access to education, opportunity and justice. In Uganda, through its Access to Justice and Protection programmes, War Child Canada provides Legal Aid services for Women and Child Survivors of violence and raises public awareness around the impact of conflict on communities and the shared responsibility to act. This programme has now expanded to the South Sudanese refugee settlements in the West Nile region and Kiryandongo where War Child Canada seeks to increase the legal protections of children, youth, women and men and continue to address the prevalence of perpetrators’ impunity through legal intervention, awareness raising and capacity building. Our programming emphasizes strong Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) prevention, identification and response interventions.
War Child Canada has received funding from United States Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (BPRM) to increase protection for refugees and other vulnerable persons in Ugandan refugee settlements in the districts of Adjumani, Arua, Kiryandongo, Koboko and Kamwenge.
Job Summary: The Psychosocial Officer will be primarily working directly with SGBV survivors, community and actors to ensure effective protection, referral and service provision. The Social worker should be able to manage a caseload of especially vulnerable women and children from refugee and host communities.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
· The applicants for the War Child Canada Psychosocial Officer job opportunity must hold a Diploma in Social Work (Degree in Social Work is an added advantage).
· A minimum of two years’ experience working with vulnerable women and children. Experience working with refugee populations is an advantage.
· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
· Ability to prepare timely, periodic and quality project reports.
· Fluency in English and local language is essential.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a detailed CV, cover letter indicating clearly daytime telephone contact and active email address, photocopies of relevant certificates (both professional and vocational) and contact information of at least three professional referees. Please clearly indicate position and location for which you are applying.
Interested applicants should deliver ONLY hard copies of their Application Packages to any of the following War Child Canada Offices:
Kampala: 2nd Floor, Plot 944 Ggaba Road, Kansanga. (Please ensure applications are delivered to War Child Canada NOT War Child Holland.
Arua: Rhino Camp Refugee Settlement Yoro Base Camp.
Kiryandongo: Kanyadoli Refugee Settlement RFM Base Camp, Bweyale.
Koboko: Lobule Refugee Settlement, Office of the Prime Minister Building
Deadline: 28th October, 2016 by 5PM
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