Documentation Officer Non-profit Careers – Justice and Reconciliation Project (JRP)

Organisation: Justice and
Reconciliation Project (JRP)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Head of Office
About US:
Justice and
Reconciliation Project (JRP) is a non-profit organisation with a country wide
mandate and with its office based in Gulu. JRP works to support local level
transitional justice processes through seeking to understand and explain the
interests, needs, concerns and views of the communities affected by various
conflicts in Uganda. Our work focuses on the active involvement of communities
in documentation, research and advocacy on local level transitional justice issues
as a means of giving a voice to the affected communities.
Job Summary: The Documentation
Officer will work in the documentation department whose role involves
documentation of conflict-related experiences and memories of individuals,
communities, and demographic and victim groups (e.g. women, parents of the
missing, former combatants) in order to promote the preservation of history,
acknowledgement of loss and promotion of reconciliation and healing in relation
to the LRA war and other conflicts. Adopting a participant research method,
this work-stream will involve those affected in an on-going process of
documentation, encompassing a critical reflection on their experiences, and
empowerment. This work-stream will adopt a participant research method, involving
those affected in an on-going process of documentation, encompassing a critical
reflection on their experiences, and empowerment.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Carrying out fieldwork in specific locations in line
with the objectives of JRP and the priorities of the documentation team.
Oversee research design, field research, analysis,
verification and dissemination of findings to multi-stakeholders
In charge of initiating program plans and developing
flexible research methodologies with the participation of victims, survivors
and community members.
Working closely with partner organisations and
relevant stakeholders undertaking similar work.
In charge of organising and attending meetings and
forums relevant to the documentation work of JRP.
Ensuring that the Work-stream meets specific output
targets and milestones set out by respective donors. Participate in the recruitment,
induction, development and supervision of departmental staff, volunteers,
international/local interns and students.
Ensuring that the documentation department works in
synergy and collaboration with other departments in meeting JRP’s overall
Staying abreast of research and changes in policy
relevant to the conflict-affected populations
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s
Degree in a relevant field of Social Sciences and Humanities, law, human
rights, peace/conflict studies and transitional justice. Track record of
experience in these fields shall be considered in this position.
Four years’ experience with conflict- affected
communities, 2 years of which should have been undertaking field work related
to research and documentation.
At least two years’ experience at a senior
departmental level, preferably as leader of a team.
Proven knowledge and experience in research, policy advocacy
and leadership is highly desirable.
Excellent oral and written communication English
Preference to a good oral knowledge of the Luo language
is desirable though not required.
Strong team-working skills
Good administrative and financial management skills
Excellent negotiating skills
Ability to undertake complex reporting based on
various donor requirements
Computer literacy skills i.e. Word processing and
spread sheets
Other language skills relevant to the area of work: Uganda,
Southern Sudan and DRC
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified candidates should preferably be Ugandans and apply by including the
position you are applying for i.e. “Documentation Officer – [Your name].” The curriculum
vitae with full details of experience, achievements, qualifications and the
names and contact details of three references and addressed to: The Chairman
Board of Directors via e-mail to:
Deadline: 30th August 2015

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