3 Fresher NGO Job Opportunities – Assistant Programme Officer Family Strengthening at AVSI Foundation

Organization: AVSI
Project Name: Sustainable,
Comprehensive Responses for vulnerable children and their families (SCORE) Project
Duty Station: Kampala (2)
and Gulu (1), Uganda
Reports to: Senior
Programme Officer (SCORE Kampala Group Coordinator) and Programme Officer (SCORE)
Gulu Group Coordinator
About US:
AVSI Foundation
is an international not-for-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) founded
in Italy in 1972. Its mission is to promote the dignity of the person through
development cooperation activities, with special attention to education,
according to the social teaching of the Catholic Church. AVSI has been present
in Uganda since 1984, first supporting hospitals and agriculture projects in Gulu
and Kitgum districts, and later expanding around 1990 to establish the
present-day headquarters in Kampala, offices in Pader, Gulu and Kitgum, and
project activities in 12 other districts. AVSI staff has remained through the
long periods of instability in northern Uganda caused both by anti-government
rebellions led by Lord’s Resistance Army, and by conflict across the northern
border in Sudan, which caused displacement in both countries.
About SCORE Programme:
AVSI is leading
a consortium of partners including CARE, TPO and FHI360 is implementing a USAID
funded project titled “Sustainable, Comprehensive Responses for vulnerable
children and their families – SCORE” in 23 districts in Uganda.
Job Summary: The Assistant
Programme Officer Family Strengthening will provide support to the SCORE
programme by contributing to the implementation of activities, in particular,
focusing on strengthening the capacity of vulnerable households to access,
acquire and provide critical services for vulnerable children and their
household members for all households enrolled in the SCORE project.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Actively take part in the identification of
beneficiaries for the project through the use of the SCORE tools like VAT, NAT
as needed and follow up of SCORE vulnerable children and their household
Carry out dialogues and workshops for vulnerable
households on the importance of creating and providing a supportive and
protective family environment and education for their children
Mentor, train and mentor vulnerable children and
their household members  to increase
their capacity to access, acquire or provide critical services
Conduct regular mapping of service actors in the
region of operation and ensure the consistent use of district level inventories
for referral
Take part in the development of relevant linkages
with service level actors including private sectors firms in order to enable
vulnerable children households’ access and utilize these linkages
Deliver both in-school and out of school age
specific psychosocial services including life skills that ensure that all
children, youth and their household members in need of psychosocial support
receive a quality and holistic package of care at individual, family, and group
Provide support in reporting and documentation as
required by the supervisor
Also, assist in monitoring project activities at
beneficiary level
Perform other duties within the area of
responsibility as requested by the supervisor
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
The ideal candidate for the Assistant Programme
Officer Family Strengthening should hold a University Degree in Social Work,
Social Sciences, Development Studies,  or
a related field of study from a recognized institution
A minimum of two years’ experience delivering child
focused interventions at community level
Prior experience in delivering services that target
OVC and their households is an added advantage.
Demonstrated ability to work with both formal and
informal community organizations in a rural setting.
Ability to interact with community groups and
communicate in the local language
People management skills – team building initiatives
Effective interpersonal skills – oral and written
communication skills
Good computer literacy skills
How to Apply:   
All suitably
qualified candidates should send their application letters, accompanied with
updated Curriculum Vitae indicating three professional referees and copies of
relevant certificates via E-mail with the subject line indicating ‘Application
Programme Officer – Family Strengthening’ addressed to:
The Human
Resource Manager,
P.O. Box 6785,
Kampala, Uganda.
E-mail to: hr.kampala@avsi.org
Deadline: 26th November 2015
by 5.00 pm
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