Several Fresher SILC Officer NGO Jobs – Caritas International

Organisation: Caritas International
Ref No: CKD/NUYOK/2018
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Livelihoods Programmes Manager
Caritas International is a confederation of 16 Catholic relief, development and social service organisations operating in over 200 countries and territories worldwide. Collectively and individually their claimed mission is to work to build a better world, especially for the poor and oppressed. The first Caritas organisation was established by Lorenz Werthmann on 9 November 1897 in Germany.
About NUYOK Program:
Caritas Kotido Diocese is part of a consortium led by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to run a five-year Food for Peace (FFP) USAID funded program called NUYOK to build resilience to shocks, enhance livelihoods and improve food security and nutrition for vulnerable rural families in three districts of Karamoja viz: Abim, Nakapiripirit and Napak – which are home to 406,880 people living in an estimated 58,126 households. Caritas Kotido Diocese through support from CRS will implement the activities of NUYOK Programme in Abim District.
Job Summary: The SILC Officers will be responsible for overseeing and providing technical support to all relevant SILC activities implemented by Caritas Kotido Diocese within each of their respective sub counties within the district. They will also oversee the 5 SILC Supervisors in the district sub-counties
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Support the coordination and monitoring of SILC activities at the field level, ensuring implementation schedules are met as per the detailed activity plan, and that adherence to systems for quality project implementation are strengthened.
  • Manage community mobilization for SILC including field agent selection process and self-selection process for the establishment of SILC groups
  • Liaise with various community stakeholders and mobilize them to ensure full involvement of community leaders, community representatives, and local government representatives in the overall implementation and improvement of project activities.
  • Responsible for training and oversight of field agents on SILC methodology, responsibilities, and group mentorship
  • Monitor progress of SILC groups through regular structured visits, provide ongoing support to field agents who take over the facilitation of SILC groups.
  • Coordinate communication and facilitate information sharing among the project team, implementing partners, and project beneficiaries at the community level to assist local partners in strengthening the community interest, involvement and support networks.
  • Coordinate, monitor, and report on volunteer activities and maintain good records.
  • Compile data provided at the community level as per project requirements and contribute to the preparation of reports.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Business administration, Bachelor of Commerce and/or microfinance.
  • Two to five years of work experience in community development and mobilization.
  • Computer literate.
  • Observation, active listening and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with diverse group.
  • Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented
  • Ability to communicate in the local dialect of Abim.
  • Possession of a valid riding license is a must.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their application letters, Curriculum Vitae, certified academic (transcripts & certificates) and other relevant work experience documents to;
The Secretary SSD Board,
Kotido Catholic Diocese,
P.O Box 55, Kotido -Uganda.
The Parish Priest,
Abim Catholic Parish,
P.O. Box 55, Kotido – Uganda
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • Canvassing for support will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • Ensure your academic documents are certified before submission of your application.
Deadline: 16th February 2018


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