Job Title: Project Manager, Legal Aid Project
Organization: War Child Canada
Reports to: Program Manager/Head of Programs
Duty Station: 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 Project Manager, Legal Aid Project is responsible for the development, supervision and effective management of the WCC Legal Aid project titled “Increasing Protection for Refugees and Other Vulnerable Persons in Ugandan Settlements” implemented in Adjumani, Arua, Kiryandongo, Koboko and Kamwenge districts.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
· The applicants for the War Child Canada Project Manager, Legal Aid Project career placement must hold a First degree or equivalent qualification in Social Studies, International Development, Law or related discipline.
· A minimum of five years of project management experience in a similar or related field/sector.
· Demonstrated ability to develop, manage and monitor project budget.
· Broad knowledge and understanding of participatory approaches and current developments trends.
· Ability to work in multi partner environments to insure sufficient rigor in M&E.
· Excellent facilitation and coordination skills.
· Previous experience of people management and development, including team building and team working.
· Excellent organizational, planning and time management skills with attention to details.
· Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, time, tight schedules and meeting deadlines.
· Excellent networking, interpersonal and negotiating skills.
· Demonstrated competence in conceptual, analytical and problem solving skills.
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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