International NGO Careers – Programme Development Advisor Psychosocial Support at War Child Holland

Organization: War Child Holland
Duty Station: Lira, Uganda
About US:
War Child Holland (WCH) is an
international non-governmental organization investing in a peaceful future for
children and young people affected by armed conflict. Since 2004, War Child
Holland has been working in Uganda and currently operates in Acholi and Holland
Lango. As the situation in Uganda has stabilized, War Child Holland in Uganda
focuses on the empowerment of young people and communities with emphasis on
vocational skills training in addition to child protection and psychosocial
interventions. Based on the recalibrated strategy of WCH, it is decided in
September 2013 to finish donor obligations and end the presence of WCH in
Uganda in 2016.
About Projects:
Futures 2:This project is funded by the European Commission and the Dutch
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Partnership in Protracted Crisis). The project
started in September 2012 and ends in August 2016. The main objective of this
project is to enhance the capacity of young people in northern Uganda to access
employment through non formal education and vocational training. This project
is implemented with a National partner.
Conn@ct.Now: This project is funded by the Dutch
Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It started in 2010 and in 2015 activities will be
completed. Objective of the project is enabling children and young people
affected by armed conflict to fully enjoy their rights and live in societies
that respect their rights. The main activities for the remaining period of the
project are vocational skills training for youths and sustainability support
for ICT centers and Participatory Youth Radio programme.
WCH is an
implementing partner for Soa Aids under the Bridging the Gaps programme funded
by the Dutch Government. The objective is: Girls and young women involved in
sex work in Northern Uganda are (sexually) healthy, have their human rights
fully respected and are in control of their livelihoods.
Job Summary: The Program Development Advisor (PDA)
will advise on the psychosocial support components of the projects with a main
focus on Building Skills: Changing Futures 2. The incumbent will ensure that
the psychosocial support components of the projects (life-skills i.e. DEALS methodology)
are implemented well. You will actively support and build capacity of the local
partner and War Child national staff to ensure quality and timely
implementation of the programme. The incumbent will ensure the psychosocial
support activities are monitored and evaluated. On request: Support the
implementation of the exit strategy, the sustainability of the work done in
Uganda, training of partner organisations and documentation of lessons learnt
for the wider organisation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
and monitor all Psychosocial Support activities (life skills, DEALS
program effectiveness;
proactive assistance to the Programme Manager on necessary adjustments in
project content, direction and implementation related to psychosocial
the implementation of the M&E tools developed for War Child psychosocial
activities in close cooperation with Quality and Learning Department of Head
Office and support program staff and local partner in application of these
support the development of tools for assessment of quality of programming where
the Programme Manager in preparing internal and external reports and
communication for Head Office;
coach and provide continued support to the project staff and local partners on
a daily basis in order to build their capacity in psychosocial support;
War Child in content meetings and coordination platforms/forums on psychosocial
Qualifications, Skills and
Programme Development Advisor Psychosocial Support should have a relevant
academic background (Psychology, Social Sciences, Social Development);
least three years’ experience in psychosocial intervention programs in post
conflict situations with an International NGO (INGO);
exposure and experience with youth empowerment, participation, child
development, child rights with an (I)NGO;
knowledge of psychosocial intervention programs within the development sector;
of youth empowerment, participation, child development, child rights;
knowledge of quantitative and qualitative monitoring & evaluation tools;
supervision, coaching and communication skills;
training experience;
reporting skills;
to quickly identify needs/gaps and work towards solutions;
analytical and problem solving skills;
in both written and spoken English.
Benefits: War Child Holland offers its
international staff a fair salary and comprehensive secondary benefits that
includes free housing, good insurances (including health, travel and
disability) and opportunities to develop and learn professionally.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested
candidates who wish to join the War Child Holland are encouraged to Apply
Online at the web link below. Please clearly mention where you found this
vacancy i.e. website
Deadline: 20th July 2015
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