UNHCR Project Careers – Protection Officer at Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)




Job
Title:     Protection Officer
Organisation: Humanitarian
Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)
Funding
Source:
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty
Station:
Uganda
About
US:
Humanitarian
Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA) is an international African humanitarian and
development organization that positively contributes towards improving the
living standards and conditions of those adversely affected by disasters and
conflict in the Horn, East & Central Africa by implementing WASH, Health,
Education, Livelihoods, Community service & development and Protection
programs in the region for a period of more than 20 years.
About
UNHCR Project:
HIJRA with
funding from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in
Uganda to implement a multi-Sectoral Program for refugees in Oruchinga
settlement (Isingiro district) and Nyakabande Transit Center (Kisoro district).
The protection of populations of concern
is met through the application of International and National Law, relevant
UN/UNHCR protection standards and IASC principles. The protection strategy
incorporates a thorough age, gender and diversity (GAD) analysis and reflects
the Organization’s global, regional and country level priorities. The
participation of persons of concern is assured through continuous assessment
and evaluation using participatory, rights and community based approaches
Key
Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Ensure
protection incidents are immediately identified and addressed
·        
Send
analytical reports of protection trends and issues are produced on a monthly
and adhoc basis.
·        
Stay
abreast of political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an
impact on the protection environment.
·        
Actively
promote International and National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy,
standards and codes of conduct.
·        
Foster
their consistent and coherent interpretation and application through
mainstreaming in all sectors and /or in clusters in applicable operations.
·        
Significantly
contribute to the design, implementation and evaluation of protection related
activities and partners in particular within the newly established protection
response framework.
·        
Compile
data from the field and partners in a systematic manner. Draft consolidated
reports on update impact of the protection response framework and legal issues.
·        
Provide
legal advice and guidance on protection issues to the operation and draft legal
notes, as required.
·        
Actively
contribute to the design, implementation and evaluation of protection related
AGD based programming with implementing and operational partners.
·        
Contribute
to and facilitate a programme of results-based advocacy through a consultative
process with sectorial and/or cluster partners.
·        
Facilitate
effective information management through the provision of disaggregated data on
populations of concern and their problems.
·        
Significantly
contribute to capacity-building initiatives for communities and individuals to
assert their rights.
·        
Take
part in initiatives to capacitate national authorities, relevant institutions
and NGOs to strengthen national protection related legislation and procedures.
Authority (decisions made in executing responsibilities and to achieve results)
·        
Decide
in consultation with the supervisor and the protection unit issues to be
researched and topics for thematic reports.
·        
Enforce
compliance with, and integrity of, all protection standard operating
procedures.
·        
Line-manage
the staff including day-to-day management, development and training,
appraisals, etc.
·        
Facilitate
regular staff meetings to ensure awareness of project objectives, and
opportunity for feedback.
·        
Provide
staff coaching and technical supervision to develop ownership / responsibility
for activities
·        
Ensure
all possible durable solutions are explored for persons of concern
·        
Take
a lead role plan of action, to ensure the protection of refugees and
asylum-seekers through interventions with local authorities and other entities
on instances of arbitrary arrest and detention.
·        
Ensure
the people of concern have access to legal and fair hearing in court through
court follow ups, prison monitoring etc.
·        
Sensitize
the Community and Local authorities on Refugee law and Human Rights relating to
refugees and others of concern to UNHCR, in order to ensure that national
legislation is in compliance with International Legal Standards.
·        
Advocate
for legal aid services from the different legal aid service providers and Pro
bono services from legal practitioners for the purpose of disposing of refugee
cases at court
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience: 
·        
The
applicant should preferably a degree in Laws or human rights or a comparable
area of study
·        
A
minimum of three years’ experience in the same field of development and
humanitarian work and NGOs
·        
Ability
to produce high-quality legal documentation
·        
Demonstrated
ability to present and defend cases in a court of law
·        
Excellent
presentation and communication skills and the ability to interact with a number
of different partners and contacts, including governmental authorities, UNHCR,
victims and their families etc
·        
Possess
communication and negotiation skills.
·        
Strong
judgments skills are also a necessity
·        
Ability
to act ethically and make moral decisions
·        
Sociable
and open minded
·        
A person
who can keep confidential information
·        
Broad
working knowledge of the local law and be able to grasp new concepts with ease
and accuracy
·        
Very
organized and need to have good time management skills to meet deadlines on
time.
How
to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified Ugandan nationals are requested to send a Motivation letter,
Curriculum Vitae and including telephone and emails contacts of three
references including current/most recent employer. The applications should be
sent via email to: vacancies@hijra.or.ke. The subject line should read Protection
Officer: Ref: HR010/UG
Deadline:
9th January 2016
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