Conflict Transformation Officer NGO Jobs – HEKS/EPER

Job Title:   Conflict Transformation Officer


Duty Station:

Reports to: Project

About US:

HEKS/EPER is the aid
organisation of the Protestant Churches of Switzerland and has its headquarters
in Zurich/Switzerland. HEKS/EPER is active in development cooperation and
focuses, amongst others, on civil society strengthening and conflict
transformation. HEKS/EPER has coordination offices in 16 countries and
implements around 150 projects worldwide. HEKS/EPER has been active in the
region since 1980s and 2016 in Uganda with a strong focus on conflict
sensitivity and/or measures for conflict transformation in its country

The project aims at
enhancing secure livelihoods for refugee and host communities in and around the
settlements combined with conflict transformation components. The project will
apply a conflict sensitivity approach by exploring and implementing means to
mitigate source of latent or open conflict and designing means towards strengthening
capacities for peace. .

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

·       Carry out an in-depth conflict map
identifying different interest groups, source of tension and capacities for

·       Develop analysis of the impact of project
activities on existing socio-political dynamics; development and implementation
of adjustments in order to enhance on conflict sensitivity.

·       Establish and facilitate men, women and youth
forums across identified divides. (or alternatively: with representation from
different actors groups)

·       Conduct peaceful coexistence sensitization
meetings with Farmer Groups and community members, including women, PSNs,
elderly and Youth.

·       Organise and support Farmer Groups and
community members to facilitate dialogues and mediation meetings using Neighborhood
Assemblies approach

·       Build capacity on conflict sensitivity and
conflict transformation for right holders and duty bearers as well as the
project team members.

·       Organise strategic conflict prevention and
peace building events like community driven awareness campaigns on peaceful
coexistence (e.g. drama, sports, drawing competitions

·       Organise and support peace clubs in schools

·       Develop IEC materials with peace building
(topic related) messages and disseminate to relevant stakeholders

·       Strategic steering and coordination of the
peace building component of the project

·       Ensure the development of the monitoring and
results measurement, as well as knowledge for steering, accountability and
learning for the peace building component.

·       Participate in platforms, cluster and
technical meetings which are relevant to the project

·       The CT Officer will report to the Project
Coordinator and be part of the project’s steering committee. S/he will benefit
from technical and thematic support from a multidisciplinary experienced team
at country and HQ level (remote coaching and on-site inputs).

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       The ideal applicant must hold a Degree
(Master or equivalent) in a subject relevant for the programme.

·       Strong expertise on conflict sensitive
programme management

·       At least three years’ experience of designing,
coordinating and implementing conflict transformation activities

·       A winning and motivating character with good
facilitation skills working with diverse and inclusive target groups with right
holders and duty bearers

·       Experiences in dealing with the past and
trauma an asset

·       Strong commitment towards enhancing peace and

·       Strong analytical skills

·       High social competence and empathy as well as
sensitivity in working in a conflict affected context.

·       Good knowledge on rights-based programming

·       Experience in CSO capacity building

·       Good knowledge of the region and culture of
the different actors’ groups in Uganda and South Sudan

·       Excellent English language skills, both oral
and written

How to Apply:

All interested and
qualified candidates please send your application (motivation letter and CV) to

Applications are
assessed on a rolling basis

Deadline: 11th
August 2020

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