22 September 2016

Fresher Project Coordinator – Conflict & Extractives NGO Careers - Saferworld

Organisation: Saferworld
Reports to: Project Manager, Uganda
Duty Station: Uganda

About US:
Saferworld is an independent international organisation working to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives. We work with local people affected by conflict to improve their safety and sense of security. We do this by supporting effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and policy development, and through supporting the actions of others. We have a strong thematic focus to our conflict prevention work prioritising: people’s security and access to justice services; gender norms that cause and perpetuate violent conflict; the impact of external conflict drivers including weapons flows; conflict-sensitive political, economic, development, and security engagement; and inclusive and accountable governance and peacebuilding processes.

Saferworld has been working in Uganda since 2001. Our main focus has been on supporting civil society involvement in conflict prevention and security provision, conflict-sensitive approaches to development, and advocating stronger national and regional controls on small arms and light weapons. Current priorities include delivering conflict sensitivity support to institutions and stakeholders working on issues related to land and minerals including working to improve conflict resolution and community safety in Karamoja, northern Uganda, and other areas of central Uganda experiencing land conflict and insecurity.

Job Summary: The Project Coordinator – Conflict & Extractives will support the effective delivery of the project, ‘Reducing conflict risks in the development of the mineral sector in Uganda’, and will be responsible for the regular day-to-day implementation, documentation, and operation of project activities. This is a new project that aims to reduce conflict risks in the development of the mineral sector in Uganda. The project seeks to increase the level of information-sharing and capacity to engage on mining, and to improve engagement between companies, local and national government, artisanal and small-scale (ASM) miners, and mining communities in Karamoja. The project will work closely with civil society organisations, local communities, and relevant authorities. This position is based in Moroto. There will be regular travel within Karamoja to implement activities and to conduct monitoring visits.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Support the effective delivery of the project and take responsibility for the day-to-day implementation, documentation and operation of project activities;
  • Support the Project Manager in coordinating work with partners to deliver timely and high quality activities, including training, consultation, research and analysis
  • Assist with the delivery of training, including designing, facilitating or co-facilitating where necessary
  • Build and strengthen relations with staff in partner organisations who are working on project implementation
  • Ensure timely completion of internal reporting requirements and contribute to the completion of donor reports
  • Offer support in the development and regular revision of project work plans for Saferworld staff and partners
  • Keenly monitor project budgets on a monthly basis in coordination with colleagues to ensure optimum expenditure of funds and timely and accountable financial reporting by local partners
2: Build and maintain effective relationships in support of Saferworld’s work in Uganda;
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationship with project partners
  • Contribute to the strengthening of Saferworld’s coordination with other civil society organisations, national and international peacebuilding actors in Uganda
  • Represent Saferworld at external meetings, and promote lessons learnt from Saferworld’s work.
3. Ensure regular liaison and information sharing with other parts of Saferworld
  • Actively contribute to cross-organisational learning and sharing
  • Ensure effective communication of project activities, results and lessons learnt within Saferworld
4. Support ongoing monitoring and evaluation and reporting on the project’s work
  • Offer support in monitoring the impact of Saferworld’s work in Uganda and participate in regular debriefings and lessons learning sessions with Saferworld and partners
  • Maintain a database of project outcomes
  • Coordinate staff and donor monitoring visits and evaluations as appropriate
  • Write timely and accurate activity reports and support the Project Manager in the drafting of donor reports

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a first degree or professional qualification in: Peace and Conflict Studies, Social Sciences or Development Studies
  • At least two years’ experience working on peace and/or governance issues in a non– governmental organisation
  • Previous experience in project administration, planning and implementation
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of peace, governance and conflict sensitivity, and an active interest in the workings of civil society
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral in English and Ngakarimojong
  • Ability to relate sensitively to diverse groups
  • Self-driven and able to deliver results with minimum supervision
  • Demonstrable interpersonal and team working skills
  • Flexibility in traveling and working in challenging situations with unpredictable working hours
  • Computer literacy i.e. proficiency in Microsoft Office and use of internet for research
  • Previous experience with peacebuilding and extractives projects is desired
  • Prior exposure and experience in designing and facilitating workshops and seminars
  • Broad knowledge of and experience in gender-sensitive programming
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of conflict sensitive programming
  • Skills in participatory research and programming

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send a complete application form, download here and send to Susan Abok at recruitment@saferworld.org.uk (please use subject heading: Ref: UgPC1)

Deadline: 2nd October 2016 by 5pm (Uganda time)

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