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Thursday, 27 March 2014

Project Assistant, SGBV - Danish Church Aid (DCA)

Vacancy : Project Assistant, SGBV
Recruiting Organisation: Danish Church Aid (DCA)
Funding Source: European Union grant (EuropeAid)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Moroto
Country: Uganda
Reports to: Programme Coordinator

About Project:
The To Protect and Promote Women and Girl’s Rights through Prevention and Response to Sexual Gender Based Violence among Female Genital Mutilation Practicing Communities in Southern Karamoja” is a two-year project funded by a European Union grant (EuropeAid). The project activities will take place in Amudat, Moroto and Nakapiripirit Districts in Karamoja among the Tepeth and Kadama communities, and will be implemented in a DCA-led consortium comprising three other organizations namely Italian Cooperation and Development (C&D), Reproductive, Educative and Community Health (REACH) and the Human Rights Network (HURINET).

Job Summary: The primary responsibility of the Project Assistant, SGBV is to support DCA Programme Officer and Programme Coordinator in the overall field coordination in the implementation and coordination of the EuropeAid project.

Key Duties:
Support the Regional Representative in branding and communications efforts and in managing the content of media work in Uganda and internationally with particular focus on Denmark.
Technically guide and build capacity on communication and media to DCA programme staff and partner organisations, including in relation to advocacy campaigns.
Build and maintain relations with media, communities and others in order to plan and facilitate visits and the production of stories.

‘Editor’ of DCA intranet, social media and websites
Work in close liaison with media teams in Denmark to identify and prepare case stories from partners’ projects and ensure that text, photo/video material is available for publications and reports.
Support the implementation of the project visibility plan and provide inputs to possible visibility actions, e.g. writing of articles, pictures, DCA website etc.
Offer support to partners liaising and coordination with all relevant stakeholders and support the strengthening of referral pathways where possible and needed.
Identify and share with partners’ best practices for improvement of the project.
Work in close collaboration with all relevant DCA staff and contribute to the overall objectives and programmes of DCA.
Responsible for securing a strong mainstreaming of a rights-based and gender-inclusive approach within the action.

The ideal candidate for the DCA Project Assistant, SGBV vacancy should possess a good university degree in the field of Social Sciences e.g. Social Work, Development Management with good working knowledge of human rights, HIV/AIDS, gender issues, project management and social behavioral change.
Demonstrated experience and direct involvement in the implementation of project(s) using behavioral change methodologies.

Skills and Experience:
A minimum of three years’ experience in some other fields relevant for this project, in particular: duty-bearer and rights-holder engagement, advocacy, community participatory approaches.
Excellent report writing skills both narrative and financial.
Proven track record and experience in gender mainstreaming and rights-based approaches, both theoretically and in practice.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and capacity to work with a partner-based approach.
Highly flexible, pro-active, self-motivated and able to organize work independently as well as be willing to work within a team.

Computer literacy skills i.e. Proficiency of Microsoft Office required.
Fluency in English (verbal and written).
Fluency in Ngakaramojong is an advantage but not a requirement.
Good working knowledge of the Karamoja and Pokot socio-economic and cultural contexts and national legislation, in particular in gender responsive laws.
Past experience in field operations of EU-funded projects in an advantage.

If interested in working in the above portfolio with DCA, please send your CV and cover letter with three work related references to the address or e-mail below. Please mark your application: "DCA– Project Assistant." E-mails must not exceed 2 MB.

People Performance Group, Plot 8 Kitante Close, Kitante P.O. Box 12405, Kampala – Uganda.
E-mail: application@ppg.co.ug

Deadline: 4th April, 2014 by 5pm