Jobs – 2 Field Assistants at MAP Internationa

 Job Title: Field Assistants (2 Career Vacancies)
MAP International, is a global non – profit faith based organization that was founded in 1954, that supports humanitarian, health, relief and development initiatives in vulnerable communities to improve the health and overall welfare of people in more than 130 developing countries. MAP International maintains an affirmed commitment to diversity and equal opportunity in the fulfillment of its global mission. MAP offers its services to all people, regardless of their religion, gender, race, nationality or ethnic background.
Job Summary:
 The Community Development Facilitators will serve as catalysts, community mobilizer, community change agent encourager, partnership negotiator, and builder of the capacity of HHs, local partners, facilitating the emergence and strengthening of community – led initiatives/innovations to improve and sustain the well-being families through livelihood and food security activities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Communicate effectively MAP’s identity, mission, vision, values and our approach to coordinate and facilitate development processes effectively towards the well-being of households in the communities.
  • Build and grow strong and diverse relationships within HHs/ village communities and partner communities, actively learning and understanding their realities.
  • Understand the donor/community environment and be an effective facilitator of interventions or innovations that involve both parties.
  • Actively facilitate community development in food security and livelihoods activities under the NUSAF2 program
  • Build community capacity & partners in prioritize projects, project planning, and implementation, monitoring and reporting processes relevant to assigned areas
  • Raise awareness and facilitate critical analysis of community issues and opportunities.
  • Facilitate visioning and planning processes with community members – especially the most vulnerable, and within community based groups.
  • Assist stakeholders and community partners to identify and mobilize community resources needed for project implementation.
  • Actively participate in feedback, reflection and learning activities of the relevant stakeholders
  • Work closely with the M&E Officer, project Assistants, Data clerk, Sub county Supervisor, Parish supervisors, community mobiliser and CPMCS
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The candidates must hold a Diploma in any Social Science, public administration or any related field.
  • Possession of a Certificate in Education and Development Studies is an added advantage
  • At least two to three years’ experience in a related field.
  • Past experience with donor-funded, community projects is preferred.
  • Computer literacy skills and proficiency in Ms Office packages, data handling and usage of Internet.
  • A background and good understanding of food Security and livelihoods is a MUST.
  • Possess the ability to demonstrate Community development skills.
  • Good monitoring and report writing skills.
  • Able to work with minimum supervision and able to meet deadlines.
  • Able to ride a motorbike an added advantage.
How to apply the job: 
All qualified and interested applicants must send an updated resume/CV, cover letter, statement of faith, previous salary history, minimum salary requirements, three professional references (e-mail address and phone number to include Supervisors), and a date of availability
NB: Only short – listed candidates will be contacted. The email subject line MUST include the following: Field Assistant – Kotido Uganda and attach to the email enclose the information as outlined in the paragraph above.
Deadline: 18th July 2014


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