Program Associate (Peace building and Conflict Management) USAID Program Careers – Grassroots Reconciliation Group (GRG)

Organization: Grassroots
Reconciliation Group
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to:
Program Director
About US:
Grassroots Reconciliation
Group (GRG) was initiated as part of the Northern Uganda Peace Initiative
(NUPI), a USAID-funded program with the objective to reconcile and rehabilitate
former combatants of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and their communities of
return in Northern Uganda. Registered as a non-profit NGO in March 2007, GRG
implements its projects in the most remote, war-torn and hard to reach areas in
the Northern districts of (Nwoya, Gulu, Amuru and Lamwo), reaching over 4,381
beneficiaries in a group approach. Through its Vision to rebuild trust, hope
and resilience among communities most affected by civil wars, GRG is now set to
offer Psycho-social, livelihoods and peace building activities in Palabek
refugee settlement camp, Lamwo district.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Develop detailed activity work plans, including descriptions and
    timetables and manage the implementation of these activities so as to
    ensure proper and timely execution to the required standards and
    guidelines of refugee operation.
  • In liaison with the Program Director, participate in and contribute
    to monthly, quarterly and other scheduled program performance review
    meetings organized by UNHCR and OPM
  • Participate actively in documentation of success stories, lessons
    learnt during program implementation and blog writing for information
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, bi-annual, annual and final program
    narrative reports
  • Contribute to the development of GRG Fund-raising strategy, annual
    fundraising plan and proposal writing to support program activities
  • Develop training manuals and provide training to Peace Agents on
    conflict resolution, mediation and dialogue among persons of concern
  • Carry out all procurement and Finance accountability in line with
    the GRG guidelines
  • Perform any other duty assigned by the Program Director for the

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Peace and
    Conflict Studies, or any other related field. A Post graduate degree will
    be an added advantage.
  • Three years of relevant work experience in peace building and
    conflict management and previous experience in refugee operation is a
    plus. Counselling experience is a plus but not a must
  • Demonstrated interest in peace building work.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and report writing skills.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team player in a multi-disciplinary
    team setting.
  • Result-oriented.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their online applications with
detailed CVs and one page letter of Motivation to or
to the GRG program office next to Ivory Guest House on Mama Cave Close (Plot
43) Pece.
you do not hear from us in a week’s time, consider your application
Thank you for your interest in joining us in
our work in Northern Uganda. GRG is an equal Opportunity Employer
Deadline: 6th August 2018 by 5pm
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