Fresher Project Assistant – Protection Counselor US NGO Job Opportunities – LWF World Service (LWF)

Job Title:  Project Assistant – Protection Counselor (Fresher Job Opportunities)

Organisation: LWF World Service (LWF)

Duty Station:   Uganda

Reports to:      Project Officer.

 

About US:

LWF World Service is the humanitarian and development arm of the Lutheran World Federation. We are a widely recognized, international, faith-based organization working in over 20 countries. We seek to bring people of all backgrounds together in the common quest for justice, peace, and reconciliation in an increasingly complex and fragmented world. Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Uganda is part of the LWF World Service and we are currently supporting Congolese and South-Sudanese refugees living in settlements in the districts of Kamwenge, Adjumani, Moyo, Kyangwali and Lamwo respectively.

 

Job Summary:   Under the guidance of the Project Officer and Manager, the Protection Counselor is responsible for GBV Prevention and Response, General protection, day-to-day psychological support of beneficiaries as well as providing specialized counseling.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Project Implementation:

  • Promote interpersonal interactions and provide ongoing counseling support for SGBV survivors.
  • Admit victims of domestic violence and sexual assault to the safe house, following established intake procedures.
  • Provide psychosocial counseling to GBV Survivors at women’s safe spaces and in the community during case management and keep confidential records.
  • Ensures daily operation of the women’s safe space in assigned Zones and Sub Counties.
  • Provide timely feedback on issues and complaints raised by refugees in the settlement and host communities.
  • Ensuring that all protection concerns and/or complaints by refugees are accurately assessed and recorded in the intake forms, assisted, and/or referred to the appropriate service provider.
  • Conduct one on one follow-up of the case, according to operating procedures.
  • Coordinate with service providers to strengthen referral pathways, including weekly referral/case meetings.
  • Take lead in outreach activities and assist in the organizing and implementation of training and workshops.
  • Work with Protection Officer and Community Based volunteers to conduct protection information and awareness session ‐ community outreaches on SGBV prevention and response mechanism.
  • Maintains and collects data in line with agreed procedures.
  • Regularly visits all the beneficiary sites where all project activities are undertaken, checks on the progress, and offer support as directed by the project officer in line with the project objectives.
  • Supervises Community Structures and supports community participation in refugee settlements and at all the sub-county levels for the effective implementation and coordination of protection and SGBV interventions.
  • Liaises with household members and other community leaders regularly to keep them informed of any development or problems within the settlements and surrounding areas.
  • Promotes active community participation in specified project activities by involving beneficiaries, intermediaries, and local leaders in the planning and implementation process.

Project Planning;

  • Assists the project officer in preparing periodical work plans, case follow-ups and reports on protection and SGBV activities and achievements in line with the requirements stipulated in the project documents.

Staff Management:

  • Promotes active and meaningful participation of the other field staffs, beneficiaries, and other intermediaries in planning, implementation, and evaluation of project activities as required.
  • Trains and mentors LWF community-based facilitators and community counselors in organizational policies, recreational and Protection, and SGBV activities implemented within the refugee settlement and host community.
  • Supervises and supports community participation in refugee settlements and at all the sub-county level for the effective implementation and coordination of Protection and SGBV activities.

Financial management / Budget Monitoring & Control:

  • Ensures proper supporting documents (attendance lists (with all the necessary information filled.) end of activity reports.
  • Ensures timely accountability and closely follows up with field payments.

Project Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting:

  • Work closely with the M&E team to monitor project performance and ensure an appropriate level of accountability;
  • Ensure that proper mapping of the right beneficiaries is done & information shared on time

Other:

  • Undertakes other related duties as may reasonably be assigned by the Supervisor
  • Ensures strict adherence to the principles of child protection/psychosocial support at all times including respect for confidentiality and a child-centered approach, and acts in the best interests of the persons of concern.
  • Commitments to and understanding of LWF aims, values, and principles including a rights-based approach.
  • Ensures that organization assets are maintained and taken good care.





Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Community Psychology, Industrial and Organizational Psychology Social Work, Social Sciences, Human rights, and ethics Development studies or another relevant field of study;
  • At least two years of experience in Project Management/Community Development programming;
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in developing and implementing community mobilization projects.
  • Problem Solving and Decision-Making skills;
  • Ability to inspire and build the capacity of community-based facilitators/community structures;
  • Good interpersonal skills and excellent negotiation skills; Excellent English Language (both written and spoken); Information Technology (MS Office, Internet);
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines; Good team worker with good communication skills;
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, to remain flexible to a changing environment, and to make decisions independently.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates online at the link below.

 

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