2 Fresher Community Liaison Officer International NGO Jobs – Redeem

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  • Wakiso and Iganga, Uganda View on Map
  • Post Date : December 27, 2021
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Job Description

Job Title:   Community Liaison Officer (2 Fresher Jobs)

Organisation: Redeem

Duty Station:  Wakiso and Iganga, Uganda

 

About US:

Redeem is a Christian (International) NGO with a mission of protecting widows and orphans from violent abuse and exploitation. We are currently launching casework teams in the Wakiso and Iganga districts to partner with local law enforcement authorities in land grabbing cases.

 

Redeem is seeking qualified justice sector professionals to represent individual land grabbing victims in criminal and civil cases while contributing to Redeem’s culture of Christian excellence.

 

Job Summary:  As a Redeem Community Liaison Officer, you will amplify the deterrent impact of Redeem’s casework by proactively engaging with the political, cultural, civic and religious leaders in your project area, as well as with the greater community at large, while contributing to Redeem’s culture of Christian excellence.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Partnering with other members of the casework team in developing Redeem’s overall intervention
  • Strategy and developing communication and community engagement strategies for individual cases;
  • Seeking informed beneficiary consent to Redeem’s storytelling and communications policies and plan;
  • Capturing stories of Redeem’s casework through photographs, videos, recordings, interviews, etc;
  • Ensuring public awareness of relevant laws and law enforcement interventions through events,
  • meetings, press conferences, press releases, interviews, articles, social media posts, etc; and
  • Responding to media inquiries, conducting interviews and serving as a spokesperson for Redeem.

Capacity Building

  • Developing strong working relationships with members of the local print, radio, television and digital media, and political, cultural, civic and religious leaders in the assigned project area;
  • Securing and maintaining required and/or beneficial memoranda of understanding with local authorities;
  • Gathering feedback from the community on Redeem’s intervention and justice system performance;
  • Identifying lessons learned and opportunities for systemic improvement from Redeem’s casework;
  • Advocating with local political, cultural, civic and religious leaders to support law enforcement efforts;
  • Participating in Gender Coordination Cluster meetings or in other similar JLOS coordination bodies;
  • Facilitating community outreach meetings following law enforcement interventions and as otherwise appropriate to amplify deterrence, educate the public and create community buy-in;
  • Supporting the Team Lead in responding to potential conflicts between Redeem and other entities; and Recording, monitoring and evaluating data on all community engagement and communication efforts.

Miscellaneous

  • Communicating with donors, supporters, media and other outside parties about Redeem’s work;
  • Contributing to the review and design of organizational systems, guidelines and policies;
  • Participating in Redeem’s professional development and spiritual formation activities;
  • Supporting other teams within Redeem in the achievement of their objectives; and
  • Completing other duties as assigned.





Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Degree or equivalent in communications, business, marketing, political science, project management, community development, law, or other related field;
  • Two or more years of professional experience in community engagement or a related role;
  • Required: Project management experience working with grassroot communities;
  • Preferred: Experience in a communications office or a media outlet;
  • Preferred: Experience working with JLOS actors.

 

Skills

  • Required: Fluency in English and Luganda with excellent written and oral communication in both;
  • Required: Excellent public speaking and written communication skills;
  • Required: Organised, efficient and communicative; Required: Ability to establish and nurture beneficial business relationships;
  • Preferred: Media and event management skills;
  • Preferred: Computer literacy with strong capacity in word processing, email and other systems;
  • Preferred: Understanding of Google business suite and digital project management tools; and

 

Attributes:

  • Required: Mature Christian faith.
  • Required: High degree of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness;
  • Required: Strong teamwork, interpersonal skills and ability to work on a multidisciplinary team;
  • Required: Excellent independent professional judgement and ethical decision-making;
  • Required: Innovative and creative problem solving in the face of complex nuanced issues;
  • Required: Persistence and tenacity in the face of difficult problems or challenges; Required: Commitment to meet deadlines and achieve results in fast-paced environment; and Required: Love-motivated service orientation toward clients, colleagues, partners and adversaries.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume, with copies of their academic credentials, to [email protected]

 

Deadline: 14th January 2022.

 

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