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Community Development Officer-Oyam District

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Reference Number: DSC/OYM/33/2020
Job application procedure
Applications are invited from suitably qualified Ugandans to fill vacant positions currently available in Oyam District Local Government as listed below: Please indicate the reference number of the position applied for. Applications should be filled in triplicate on PSF 3 (original in own handwriting) and submitted to the Secretary District Service Commission Oyam P.O. Box 30 Loro, Oyam not later than 27/11/2020. Application forms can be obtained free of charge from District Service Commission 0ffices, Chief Administrative Officer’s Office, or Public Service Commission website. Applicants must attach certified copies of academic documents, three Passport size photographs, Photocopies of school ids of all schools attended, registration certificate and license where applicable, National Identity card, and other relevant documents. Applicants already in service should attach appointment letters, confirmation letters, and route their applications through their Heads of Department/ Responsible Officer who should be informed of the closing date to avoid delay. Job Descriptions and Person Specification can be accessed from Oyam District Service Commission Offices, Public Service Commission, and Health Service Commission websites (www.psc.go.ug or www.hsc.go.ug). Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted and any form of canvassing when discovered shall lead to disqualification of the applicant. Shortlisted candidates shall be required to present certified and original academic documents, Identity Cards of all schools attended, and National Identity Card at the time of sitting Oral interviews.
Job purpose:
To coordinate all gender, culture, and community-based services, programmes and projects in the district/urban council and facilitate their development.
Qualifications:
  • An Honours Degree in Arts, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Rural Development studies or Social Work and Social Administration or any related field from a recognized University or Institution.
  • Should have a working experience of at least 3 years at a level of a Community Development Officer in government or equivalent level of experience in a reputable organization in the field of social development or community-based services.

Responsibilities

i. Coordinating the effective delivery of gender, culture and community based services in the District/ Urban Council;
ii. Supervising gender, culture and community centres and other community establishments;
iii. Monitoring and evaluating the effective implementation of National and local laws and policies on gender, labour and social development;
iv. Advising Council on matters regarding gender, culture and community social developments;
v. Liaising with NGOs, Community Based Organizations and other stakeholders on matters regarding gender, culture and community development;
vi. Monitoring and evaluating gender, culture and community awareness and involvement in socioeconomic development initiatives;
vii. Coordinating the collection, analysis and dissemination of gender, culture and community information; and
viii. Supervising, registering and promoting gender, culture and community development groups

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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