Eric has previously worked with War Child Canada, Boston Tufts University’s Project addressing issue of gender and conflict in northern Uganda, Save the Children Denmark, World Vision, and Gulu Support the Children Organization and Community Development Resource Network. He has also supported several development agencies as an evaluation and project development consultant. These include DFID, USAID, UNHCR, UNDP, UNICEF, ad several international and local organizations. His experience spans several thematic areas: social development, conflict and peace building, Gender and protection, children rights, Education and training, Governance, agriculture and rural livelihoods. He is the author of several articles on children and young people in conflict situations and published in several journals such as the Journal of Community Practice, Anthropology Southern Africa, Infant Mental Health, Journal of Childhood in Africa published by Ohio University Press, British Journal of Social work, and the journal of Child abuse and Neglect. Dr Ochen has also contributed chapters to high level book publications with Routledge Taylor and Francis, Sage, Springer and Indiana University Press. He currently serves as a reviewer for British Journal of Social work, and the journal of Child abuse and Neglect.
As part of his contributions to Community, Dr Ochen sits on the board of an NGO (Acholi Community Empowerment Network), a local NGO in northern Uganda which aims at transforming the socio-economic circumstances of communities formerly affected by war. It more specifically targets women and widows whose livelihoods were extensively disrupted by the two decades’ insurgency in Northern Uganda