Community Development Specialist NGO Careers – Associazione Centro Aiuti Volontari (ACAV)

 

Job Title:    Community Development
Specialist

Organization:  Associazione Centro Aiuti
Volontari (ACAV)

Duty Station:  
Uganda

Reports to: Project
Manager

 

About US:

Associazione Centro
Aiuti Volontari (ACAV) is an international non-profit organisation whose
mission is to promote international solidarity for equitable and compatible
development in the world so as to reach a balance between poor and rich social
realities. Its cooperation projects for development are based on the values of
sustainability, transparency, respect, accountability and reciprocity. ACAV
operates according to the principles of equality, non-discrimination and
impartiality by adopting the same approach towards all individuals and
institutions with whom it interacts.

 

About EUTF Project:

ACAV has been
awarded a 3-year grant by European Union Emergency Trust Fund to address the
irregular migration and displacement of people in Africa (EUTF) to finance the
implementation of the action titled “Technical Assistance to Koboko
Municipality to implement CRRF (Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework):
Inclusive Urban Development and Mobility in Koboko, Uganda.”

 

Job Summary:  The Community Development Specialist is a
highly skilled and experienced professional to reinforce ACAV capacity in
providing technical assistance to Koboko Municipality in the area of community
development. The specialist will strengthen the strategic linkages with Koboko
Municipality and other partners for better implementation of the EUTF project

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Contribute
towards strengthening of participatory governance in the municipality by
introducing and nurturing mechanisms of inclusive and wider citizen
participation in the decision-making process.

·       
Guide on
effective community-based approach in implementing the project as well as
ensuring local priorities and initiatives are integrated into higher level of
development planning in the Municipality

·       
Provide
technical support and guidance to ensure gender mainstreaming and social
inclusion in all aspects of the project for sustainable development

·       
Guide on
project implementation in accordance to the EUTF and ACAV policy and procedure
and generally accepted principles

·       
Work to
expand partnerships and cooperation between community organizations, other NGOs
and the different levels of government for efficient project implementation

·       
Supervise
and support implementation and coordination of protection related programs with
stakeholders like the JLOS, UNHCR, OPM, Police and local organizations

·       
Provide
mentorship, professional training and support to the community development
officers, CSOs and other local authorities on community related programs

·       
Supervise
and monitor the work of community development officers and other CSOs
implementing the EUTF project

·       
Provide
technical guidance and support in the development of IEC materials for
community mobilization and sensitization

·       
Support
in internalization, documentation and replication of success stories and
practices by the CSOs, and the local authorities implementing the project

·       
Develop/support
the development of necessary training materials and implementation guidelines
for CSOs and the Municipality

·       
Track
and report on the progress of the project in the areas of responsibility and
advise on better implementation strategies

·       
Undertake
remedial or any other measures required for timely achievement of the project
results

·       
Ensure
that profiles of local, regional or international partners and information
related to the department is maintained, shared and updated on the website

·       
Undertake
any other duty assigned by the supervisor for the achievement of the project
objectives or results.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Sociology, Economics,
Development Studies, Community Sustainability/ development or related field.

·       
At least
five years of direct “hands-on” working experience in Community development
initiatives at managerial level.

·       
Sound
knowledge of the concepts of social mobilization, decentralization and
sustainable development.

·       
Have a
good understanding of the local context with professional knowledge in project
planning and management and implementing gender sensitive community development
projects in an international development context.**

·       
Strong
computer literacy with a full knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel and
PowerPoint.

·       
Strong
reporting skills with the ability to present complex information in a clear and
compelling manner.

·       
Readiness
to commit and adhere to the values, policies and procedure.

·       
Strong
organizational and time management skills.

·       
Good
mobilization and people centered skills.

·       
Analytic
and a strategic thinker.

·       
Excellent
writing and communication skills.

·       
Problem
solving capacity.

·       
Ability
to work long hours without supervision.

 

Personal
requirements

·       
Demonstrated
understanding of data protection and confidentiality as part of data collection
and management as well as reporting.

·       
Strong
problem-solving approach with the ability to anticipate problems and
proactively suggest solutions.

·       
Excellent
time management skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities and meet
the deadlines.

·       
Demonstrated
capacity to work under pressure, while being reactive to unexpected demands or
changes.

·       
Strong
interpersonal and communication skills.

·       
Actively
support organisational learning and innovation.

 

Desirable criteria

·       
Previous
experience of working on project funded by the European Union.

·       
Previous
work experience in project and programmes dealing with forced migration (i.e.
Refugees, IDPs, Returnees).

·       
Previous
work experience in the project area or West Nile, Uganda is an added value.

·       
Fluency
in one or more of the local languages spoken in Koboko and West Nile, Uganda is
an asset.

·       
Readiness
to start work by November once considered

 

How to Apply:

All interested
applicants who meet the above requirements for the positions advertised shall
submit their application accompanied with:

·       
Application
or cover letter.

·       
Detailed
curriculum vitae.

·       
Copies
of academic testimonials and other credentials

·       
Contacts
of three professional and reputable referees

·       
Postal
address, email and reliable day time telephone contacts

 

Address your applications
to:

 

Human Resource
Officer,

Associazione Centro
Aiuti Volontari (ACAV),

Plot 94, Moyo Road,
Koboko Municipal Council,

P.O. Box 126, Koboko
– Uganda

 

Applications can be
delivered to ACAV Koboko Office or via e-mail at acavkoboko@gmail.com

 

Deadline: 2nd November 2020 by 5:00pm.

 

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