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Project Officer - SCOPE Project Charity Jobs - World Vision International

Job Title:         Project Officer - SCOPE Project
Organisation: World Vision International
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager

About US:
World Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”

About SCOPE Project:
World Vision is implementing the Supporting Children Opportunities through Protection and Empowerment (SCOPE) Project funded by Ministry of Gender, Labour, and Social Development (MGLSD) in collaboration with the World Bank. The project aims at enhancing response services and support violence prevention programs for child survivors and those at risk of sexual violence in Kamwenge and Kabarole Districts. The project is comprised of the following components: 1) enhancing response and prevention services for child survivors of sexual violence, and 2) supporting national and sub-national capacity for coordination and policy implementation

Job Summary: The Project Officer will guide the implementation of project outputs for Supporting Community-Based Emergency Health Care and Psychosocial Support for Child Survivors of Sexual Violence project in Kamwenge and Kabarole Districts.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Conduct sensitization meetings on psychosocial, Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Violence Against Children (VAC) issues in selected communities.
  • Hold quarterly Psychosocial and SGBV reflection meetings with stakeholders at sub county and district levels.
  • Working hand in hand with the project manager and existing local structures, identify and recruit community Psychosocial and GBV facilitators
  • Participate in training of community Psychosocial and GBV facilitators in psychosocial and GBV support
  • Conduct fortnight support supervision to community Psychosocial and GBV facilitators
  • Support project manager to organize and conduct debriefing sessions with community Psychosocial and GBV facilitators
  • Actively participate in pre-assessment/post assessment sessions for child survivors and those at risk of sexual violence
  • Ensure Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Groups (IPT-G) sessions with assessed child survivors and those at risk of sexual violence are conducted.
  • Support in the orientation of district leadership and district health team (DHT) members from Kamwenge and Kabarole on SGBV and child-friendly services provision for survivors of sexual violence and those at risk.
  • Take part in the map-out of service points and facilities in the proposed areas (5 sub counties) of operation in Kamwenge and Kabarole districts
  • Participate in the assessment of capacity of health facilities to provide child friendly services for survivors of sexual violence
  • Organize capacity training for health workers on SGBV, child friendly services including ethical record keeping based on standard guidelines and protocols
  • Facilitate bi-annual coaching/mentorship for health workers on SGBV and child friendly services including ethical record keeping.
  • Ensure that health facilities are equipped with safe spaces for child survivors of sexual violence.
  • Identify and create/establish safe space in two health facilities
  • Equip safe spaces with information, education and communication (IEC) materials (e.g. flip charts, TV sets and decoders etc.)

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the World Vision Project Officer - SCOPE Project career opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Community Psychology, community health, Social sciences, development studies, gender studies or related field.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in development work with a bias in community psychology, gender based violence, child protection community health.
  • Previous exposure and experience in project planning and management of development projects/programs
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of child protection systems, community based child protection, psychosocial care and support, are added advantages
  • Self motivated with excellent leadership and time management skills

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.


Please follow instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s e-recruitment portal.  Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 20th August 2017

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