US Non-profit Careers – Program Officer (Humanitarian Operations) at Lutheran World Relief (LWR)

Organisation: Lutheran World
Relief (LWR)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Program Coordinator
About LWR:
Lutheran World Relief is a US non-profit organization that works with
local partners to provide lasting solutions to poverty, injustice and human
suffering. . LWF Uganda works to reduce people’s vulnerability, supporting them
to realize their potential, to build on their assets, and to respond to their
own problems and needs. LWF Uganda currently has five areas of operation in
Pader, Kitgum, Adjumani, Katakwi, Sembabule, Kampala and Kamwenge Districts.
Job Summary:  The LWF Program Officer (Humanitarian
Operations) will oversee the Implementation of LWF/DWS Uganda Emergency
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The
    incumbent will serves as the Program Officer for the sector toolkits;
    including implementing the project work plan to meet target completion
    dates, facilitating interdepartmental coordination, as well as planning
    and facilitating required review processes;
  • Keenly
    tracks, coordinates and reviews development of tools across program
    sectors and many technical focal points to achieve consistency and
    standardization in accordance with technical unit and emergency response
  • Build
    and strengthen partnerships with different humanitarian actors at the
    National Level;
  • In
    charge of establishing and ensuring regular back-up of management
    information systems (MIS) database and electronic documents;
  • In
    charge of the preparation and submission of periodic reports as per the
    different need and donor requirements;
  • The
    Program Officer will facilitate knowledge management and information sharing;
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the LWF Program Officer (Humanitarian Operations)
    should hodl a Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities, Social Sciences, Community
    or Development Studies from a recognized Institution
  • A
    minimum of three or more years’ experience in designing and implementing
    activities related to emergency response
  • Past
    job experience in humanitarian organisations working with vulnerable
  • Possess
    the ability to work with limited supervisions and under stress situation
    to meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent
    documentation and communications skills
  • Working
    knowledge and understanding of national and global frameworks, standards
    and human rights instruments
  • Flexible
    approach to working hours and ability to travel both in-country and abroad
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their E-mail applications applicants to: addressed to the
Office of Administration/Human Resources. The complete application must include
the following;
  • One page cover letter, explaining the
    candidate’s suitability for the position
  • Updated Curriculum vitae (CV): Please do
    not include certificates for education, trainings, etc.
  • List of three professional references
    (name, title, relationship to applicant, telephone number, email address)
NB: Only short listed
candidates will be contacted.
Deadline:  20th July, 2015 by 5:00pm
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