PREVENTING VIOLENT CONFLICT BUILDING SAFER LIVES
Vacancy – Saferworld Uganda Programme Based in Northern Uganda
Project Coordinator – Conflict and Land
Saferworld is an independent international organisation working to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives. We work with local people affected by conflict to improve their safety and sense of security. We do this by supporting effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and policy development, and through supporting the actions of others. We have a strong thematic focus to our conflict prevention work prioritising: people’s security and access to justice services; gender norms that cause and perpetuate violent conflict; the impact of external conflict drivers including weapons flows; conflict-sensitive political, economic, development, and security engagement; and inclusive and accountable governance and peacebuilding processes.
Saferworld has been working in Uganda since 2001. Our main focus has been on supporting civil society involvement in conflict prevention and security provision, conflict-sensitive approaches to development, and advocating stronger national and regional controls on small arms and light weapons. Current priorities include delivering conflict sensitivity support to institutions and stakeholders working on issues related to land and minerals including working to improve conflict resolution and community safety in Karamoja, northern Uganda, and other areas of central Uganda experiencing land conflict and insecurity.
The Project Coordinator will support the effective delivery of the project ‘Strengthening conflict- sensitive and rights-based approaches to land governance in Northern Uganda’, and will be responsible for the regular day-to-day implementation, documentation, and operations of project activities. The project seeks to increase collaboration between relevant local government officials, civil society, cultural institutions, and communities to tackle local land conflicts in Northern Uganda. It is expected to increase awareness of rights and issues relating to land conflicts. Lessons will be used to inform policy and promote good governance. The project will work closely with civil society organisations, local communities, and relevant authorities.
This position is based in Northern Uganda. There will be regular travels within West Nile, Acholl and Lango to implement project activities, and to conduct monitoring visits.
All positions offer a competitive salary based on experience and relevant benefits. The deadline for applications for all positions is Friday 30th December 2016. For detailed job description and further information on how to apply, please visit http://www.saferworld.org.uk/smartweb/about/jobs