Social Work Jobs – Field Coordinator Governance and Civil Society at Care International

Organisation: Care
International in Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager
Duty Station: Kabale Sub
Office, Uganda
 About Care Uganda:
CARE International in
Uganda (CARE) works with others to make a sustainable improvement in the lives
of the very poor. Our program implementation is focused on supporting
communities in fulfillment of their economic rights and achievement of
sustainable livelihoods, conflict resolution and peace building, natural
resource management and good governance. Our operations are guided by our core
values of excellence, accountability, respect, integrity and transparency.
Job Summary: Field Coordinator Governance and Civil
Society is responsible for supporting partners implementing the HEAL project in
planning, implementation, monitoring and documentation of Batwa Empowerment
Key Responsibilities
1. Support and oversee planning and implementation
of Batwa Empowerment activities of the HEAL project.
  • Work
    together with NGO partners, program staff and collaborating agencies to
    jointly budget for, plan, implement, and monitor Batwa empowerment
    activities, and document activities on a quarterly and annual basis.
  • Monitor
    sub-grants to partner organisations implementing Batwa empowerment
    activities, ensuring that expenditures remain within and conform to the CARE
    and partner agreed limits.
  • Work
    with other programme staff to identify and realise synergies across
    different program themes for optimal use of resources and increased impact
    of approaches and activities.
  • Promote
    coordination and collaboration between partners, target communities and
    local government authorities
  • Support
    integration of livelihood strategies and gender among all HEAL partner
Facilitate advocacy and capacity
building of partners, communities and collaborators focusing on influencing
positive responses to the needs and rights of the target communities.
  • Through
    effective coordination of Partners, advocate for increased participation
    of the poor Batwa women and girls in the local government funded
  • Support
    the development and implementation of the advocacy plan and take lead in
    the Batwa  advocacy issues 
  • Innovatively
    increase awareness of local communities, civil society partners, local
    government authorities and natural resource management agencies of 
    rights and entitlements of the target groups
  • Support
    development and dissemination of bi- annual newsletters for partners
    working with Batwa to enhance accountability and information sharing.
  • Facilitating
    emergence of CS platforms that champion accountability and good governance
    agenda at sub-county and district level in respect to service delivery to
  • Engage
    in local and national level advocacy campaigns focused on Batwa · Develop
    explicit guidelines and plans for scaling up and replication of successful
    pro-Batwa advocacy enhancement models.
  • Support
    the Batwa to participate and take leadership positions in community
    structures. Support implementation of conflict and gender sensitive land
    acquisition and resettlement of Batwa
Skills & Experience:
  • Bachelors
    degree in social sciences, development studies or related field
  • A
    post graduate qualification in monitoring and evaluation and/or project
    planning and management is an added advantage
  • Minimum
    of three years experience of working in a partnership approach and
    supporting civil society
  • Excellent
    communication skills both oral and written  
  • Good
    computer skills (email, word processing, spread sheets)
  • A
    Certification in this area will be an added advantage.
How to Apply:
candidates should submit your typed applications together with
detailed (CV), your professional and academic papers and apply for the
job online through our website on  and
for any more details. You can also send in hand delivered applications to
our offices on Plot 17 Mackinnon road, Nakasero, P.O Box, 7280 Kampala, Uganda (please
mark your envelopes).
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted therefore applicants who do not
receive any response within three weeks of the closing date should consider
their application unsuccessfu
Deadline:  22nd May
2013 before 5 pm 
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