Project Officer job at Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Project Officer job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2022 - 2023

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 03 April 2022

Hiring Organization: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Details:

Job Title: Project Officer – Danida Graduation Approach
Reporting to: Project Team Leader
Location: IMVEPI
Project Background
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is leading a consortium with Trickle Up and Community Empowerment for Rural Development (CEFORD) to deliver a 28-month Danida-funded project entitled Building Self-Reliance and Resilience in West Nile. The project aims to achieve the objective of building the self-reliance and resilience of 800 extremely poor refugees residing in Imvepi settlements as well as host community households in Madi-Okollo and Terego districts of the West Nile region of northern Uganda. The consortium will use the Graduation Approach (GA), a sequenced and time-bound series of economic and social inclusion interventions that are demonstrated to effectively support the most vulnerable households to achieve sustainable livelihoods, resulting in sustained income, asset gains, increased financial inclusion, increased self-confidence, and a trajectory out of poverty.

Overall Purpose of the Role:
Reporting to the field-based Project Team Leader, the Imvepi-based Officers will be responsible for supporting implementation of the project’s social protection and social capital components. Specifically, the Project Officers (5 will be employed in total) will supervise teams of 6 to 7 community-based mentors. A fundamental component of the GA, the mentors will be trained in a holistic set of soft skills ranging from psychosocial support, crisis intervention, building healthy relationships, constructive coping mechanisms, how to build awareness of key social, protection and health issues, and basic knowledge of livelihoods and financial literacy skills. To successfully support mentors, the Officers will be expected to have a generalist skill set, with demonstrated experience in social work, protection and community mobilization.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
1. Supervision:
• Support the recruitment and daily supervision of teams of 6 to 7 community-based mentors, promoting positive and collaborative working relationships in line with DRC's Code of Conduct and supporting the mentors with relevant training or coaching as needed.
• Lead day-to-day implementation of the project’s activities related to social protection and social capital. This will entail implementation of activities related to mentoring, the establishment of social networks and linkages, social capital and core capacity building.
• The Officers may also support the Team Leader in representing DRC publicly within the settlement with Refugee Welfare Committee member and other refugee and host community groups, for matters pertaining to the Danida project.
1. Programming and Technical Support:
• Contribute to the design and ongoing adaptation of the Danida project’s social protection and social capital components in compliance with core graduation approach, economic recovery and protection principles and best practices.
• Support assessments to inform project design and adaptation, as well as identify risks and vulnerabilities, including those related to gender, age and diversity.
• Contribute to the development of concrete initiatives to respond to protection, social and economic risks experienced by the targeted populations as well as specific strategies which build upon existing assets and contribute to enhancing household-level self-reliance.
• Contribute to the strategic direction of the project and consortium through active and ongoing participation in and contribution to strategic planning meetings.
• Ensure the timely and quality delivery of all organizational and project reports.
1. Human Resources:
• Supervise a team of 6 to 7 mentors and support respectful and positive working relationships which allow for the effective implementation of all activities. This is to be achieved through leadership, team building, day-to-day support, capacity-building and strong, generalist knowledge in all of DRC’s core sectors, including the graduation approach, economic recovery and protection.
• Lead site-level recruitment processes and ensure that relevant staffing structures are in place and are reflective of appropriate gender balance.
• Collaborate with the Team Leader to ensure staff evaluations are conducted on a regular basis.

Experience and Technical Competencies:
• Degree in a related field, such as social work, social sciences or development studies.
• A minimum of 2 years’ experience working in international humanitarian and/or development aid, preferably with displaced populations.
• Technical expertise and experience in the social work, protection or the graduation approach.
• Robust analytical and planning skills
• Demonstrable track record of meeting or exceeding programme targets, whilst maintaining technical quality
• A demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, partners and local organizations
• Fluent in written and spoken English
• Knowledge of the local languages spoken in the operation area is an asset.
• Familiarity with Monitoring & Evaluation for UN-funded projects desired.

• Degree in social work, social sciences or development studies, or other relevant field.
• Excellent verbal and written English.

Application procedure

Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.
We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on under Vacancies. Applications close on 3rd April, 2022.
Please click here to apply.

Date Posted: 2022-03-29




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