HEKS/EPER is the aid organisation of the Protestant Churches of Switzerland and has its headquarters in
Zurich/Switzerland. HEKS/EPER is active in development cooperation and focuses, amongst others, on civil
society strengthening and conflict transformation. HEKS/EPER has coordination offices in 16 countries and
implements around 150 projects worldwide. HEKS/EPER has been active in the region since 1980s and 2016
in Uganda with a strong focus on conflict sensitivity and/or measures for conflict transformation in its
For the implementation of a livelihood and conflict transformation project in the Bidibidi settlement we are
looking for a Conflict Project Officer.
Project Name Livelihood And Conflict Transformation Project
Title Conflict Transformation Officer
Reports to Project Coordinator
Location 100% based in Yumbe with frequent travels to Bidibidi
Contract Duration 12 months (renewable)
Effective Date 17
th August 2020
Application deadline 11
th August 2020
The project aims at enhancing secure livelihoods for refugee and host communities in and around the
settlements combined with conflict transformation components. The project will apply a conflict sensitivity
approach by exploring and implementing means to mitigate source of latent or open conflict and designing
means towards strengthening capacities for peace.
• Carry out an in-depth conflict map identifying different interest groups, source of tension and
capacities for peace.
• Develop analysis of the impact of project activities on existing socio-political dynamics; development
and implementation of adjustments in order to enhance on conflict sensitivity.
• Establish and facilitate men, women and youth forums across identified divides. (or alternatively: with
representation from different actors groups)
• Conduct peaceful coexistence sensitization meetings with Farmer Groups and community
members, including women, PSNs, elderly and Youth.
• Organise and support Farmer Groups and community members to facilitate dialogues and
mediation meetings using Neighborhood Assemblies approach
• Build capacity on conflict sensitivity and conflict transformation for right holders and duty bearers as
well as the project team members.
• Organise strategic conflict prevention and peace building events like community driven awareness
campaigns on peaceful coexistence (e.g. drama, sports, drawing competitions
• Organise and support peace clubs in schools
• Develop IEC materials with peacebuilding (topic related) messages and disseminate to relevant
• Strategic steering and coordination of the peace building component of the project
• Ensure the development of the monitoring and results measurement, as well as knowledge for
steering, accountability and learning for the peacebuilding component.
• Participate in platforms, cluster and technical meetings which are relevant to the project
The CT Officer will report to the Project Coordinator and be part of the project’s steering committee. S/he
will benefit from technical and thematic support from a multidisciplinary experienced team at country and
HQ level (remote coaching and on-site inputs).
• Academic degree (Master or equivalent) in a subject relevant for the programme.
• Strong expertise on conflict sensitive programme management.
• At least 3 years’ experience of designing, co-ordinating and implementing conflict transformation
• A winning and motivating character with good facilitation skills working with diverse and
inclusive target groups with right holders and duty bearers.
• Experiences in dealing with the past and trauma an asset.
• Strong commitment towards enhancing peace and justice.
• Strong analytical skills.
• High social competence and empathy as well as sensitivity in working in a conflict affected
• Good knowledge on rights-based programming.
• Experience in CSO capacity building.
• Good knowledge of the region and culture of the different actors’ groups in Uganda and South
• Excellent English language skills, both oral and written.
The Conflict Transformation Officer will work on a HEKS/EPER annual contract with the option of renewal
until the project’s end (3 years).
Please send your application (motivation letter and CV) to HEKS/EPER via
Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and are accepted until 11th August 2020. Interviews will be
held during the week of 11
For more information about HEKS/EPER, see www.en.heks.ch