IJM Project Coordinator – Karamoja Region Jobs in Uganda
IJM Project Coordinator – Karamoja Region Jobs in Uganda
Background International Justice Mission (IJM) is an international human rights organization that works to ensure that all, especially the most vulnerable, have proper and appropriate access to justice. IJM has been delivering ground-breaking partnerships with justice sector actors and governments globally for over 20 years, offering collaborative casework, mentoring and system reform to ensure that justice systems work for all, especially the vulnerable and marginalized.
IJM has been operating in Uganda for over 15 years and brings a deep understanding of access to justice in Uganda. Through its programming across Uganda, IJM has worked closely with survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV), sexual violence against children (SVAC), and land theft (LRV) to offer psycho-social, economic, educational, and healthcare support and assist them in securing access to justice. IJM also partners with JLOS, local government, cultural and religious leaders and communities partnering with Uganda Police on investigations and arrests, with Office of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions on sanctioning and prosecutions and working sustainably to build the capacity of justice service provision.
IJM is regulated by the NGO Board. It operates in partnership with JLOS under a Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Chief Justice of Uganda in 2017 with a specific focus on tackling Violence Against Women and Violence Against Children across Uganda.
IRISH AID – IJM Project
The Government of Ireland project with IJM is a multi-year project whose aim is to respond to violence against women and girls (VAWG) in Uganda by bolstering protection mechanisms within the justice sector and local community structures.
VAWG is one of the most widespread, persistent, and devastating human rights violations in the world today. It is a major threat to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and Uganda’s Vision 2040.
As part of the project, International Justice Mission will work in 5 districts in the Karamoja region through its mentoring and collaborative casework model to improve knowledge of essential services, strengthen and improve the coordination of services, incorporate survivor voice and strengthen community accountability. IJM will use this innovative, evidence-based model to implement 3 specific objectives on the project.
These include: -
Objective 1: Equipping local leaders and communities to support VAWG survivors.
Objective 2: Strengthening the Capacity of Justice Essential Service Providers
Objective 3: Engaging and Empowering Survivors
Through the Irish Aid project, IJM will work with different Stakeholders that include JLOS institutions, Civil Society Organisations, Health Service providers, Community leaders and Survivors to respond to violence against women and girls (VAWG) in Uganda by bolstering protection mechanisms within the justice sector and local community structures for Women, girls and communities at risk of VAWG.
A consultant is required to coordinate the project activities of IJM on the ground in the Karamoja region with the different Stakeholders, ensuring representation and advocacy for IJM in the delivery of the Irish Aid project. The project coordinator will ensure that the project activities in the selected districts are well-organized, run smoothly and remain on track to meet the set Goals and Objectives of the project. This will include meeting and communicating with stakeholders on the ground in the Karamoja project districts, organizing for activity implementation, participating in activity implementation, reporting on activities to various departments at IJM, making sure the relevant teams at IJM are kept updated on the activities in the field, and representing IJM at different forums in the relevant districts for successful implementation of the project.
Scope of Work
As part of this assignment, IJM envisions that the Project coordinator will perform different roles on behalf of IJM in the Karamoja region. These include but are not limited to: -
Overview of Role
Creating day-to-day visible IJM presence in the District through engagement with stakeholders ensuring IJM is integrated into the Irish Aid district programming.
Offering relevant technical skills either on justice service delivery or survivor and community
engagement that enables the transfer of knowledge and mentorship of local stakeholders.
Be the local point of contact who can speak the local language and can provide support to IJM Uganda teams when they are in District.
Coordinate with local authorities to secure the necessary authorizations to implement activities within the district.
Represent IJM with all levels of local stakeholders and with communities.
Be the main liaison between IJM and the Irish Aid project staff in the Karamoja region.
Represent IJM at stakeholder and district functions and coordination meetings.
Maintain relations with all relevant stakeholders (Both Government and Non-Government)
Develop and maintain Karamoja stakeholder and partners database.
The consultant will have the following competencies
Experience of working with similar communities on VAWG.
Effective communicator and networker
Understands the relevant stakeholders within the District and has the ability to engage with them and build trust and engagement between them and IJM.
Good knowledge of the major local languages and understanding of local culture, values, and traditions.
Technical expertise of sufficient level to enable them to mentor local stakeholders and build capacity.
Sympathy with IJM mission and values
Attention to detail, ability to deliver tasks on time with limited supervision.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to deliver trainings and coordinate workshops.
Demonstrated ability to work with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals.
Experience working with EU Donors.
Is based in Karamoja
Degree in Social Work & Social Administration, Social Sciences, Education, International Development, Community Development or Developmental Studies
Other Bachelor’s degree and relevant experience will be considered.
Project management experience or qualifications are desirable.
3 years’ experience as a Project coordinator or field coordinator in the Karamoja region will be of added advantage.
To be based in either Amudat, Kotido or Moroto with frequent travel outside the District including to IJM offices
To be embedded in the offices of a stakeholder at the District level
Building capacity of programme stakeholders at the District level
Liaison and trusted representative of IJM at the District level able to engage with the full range of stakeholders including survivors.
Able to mobilize and engage District stakeholders to work with IJM on wider programming.
Maintain an accurate record of IJM Irish Aid activities at the District level including capturing stories of change and photos.
Able to provide administrative support to IJM activities at the District level, including through translation support.
Other duties, as assigned.
Type of Supervision provided
The consultant will work under supervision of the Senior Manager from the respective district. The supervisor will have frequent interactions with the consultant at various stages in order to brief the consultant on the situation/assignment; agree on the process and clarify the deliverables; provide feedback and comments on intermediary products; and track the progress made by the consultant. The supervisor will evaluate the consultant’s work and certify delivery of work.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should email their Application, CV and statement of faith to
email@example.com. Applications should reach us not later than 5:00pm on 22nd Feb 2021.
Only shortlisted Individuals shall be contacted.
**What is a statement of faith? A statement of faith should describe your Christian faith and how you see it as relevant to your involvement with IJM. The statement can either be incorporated into the cover letter or submitted as a separate document and should include, at a minimum, a description of your spiritual disciplines (prayer, study, etc.) and your current fellowship or place of worship
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