Fresher Trainee (Gender and Sexuality) Jobs – Refugee Law Project (RLP)

Organization: Refugee Law Project (RLP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Programme Manager, Gender and Sexuality
About US:
Refugee Law Project (RLP) is an outreach project of the School of Law, Makerere
University. Our Mission is to empower asylum seekers, refugees, deportees, IDPs
and host communities to enjoy their human rights and lead dignified lives.
Refugee Law Project’s work is currently structured in five thematic areas:
Access to Justice; Conflict, Transitional Justice & Governance (CTJ&G),
Gender & Sexuality; Mental Health & Psychosocial Wellbeing; and Media
for Social Change.
Job Summary: The Trainee (Gender and Sexuality) will actively
participate in programme activities in regard to direct support, networking,
research, advocacy and program development.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Direct Client Support:
    • Support the G&S team in:
      Providing counseling to individuals, couples, families and groups of
      refugees, asylum seekers and other forced migrants in different settings
      like the office, homes, schools, hospitals, prisons and the community for
      their psychosocial and metal health wellbeing; conducting information
      sessions with the different groups and communities of refugees, asylum
      seekers and the host community for purposes of passing on relevant and
      pertinent information as regards the programme;
    • Keeping proper and up to date
      records for all the clients handled including client testimonies;
    • Conducting assessment and referral
      of clients within the program;
    • Providing psychosocial education,
      training and capacity building for clients, stakeholders as well as
      organization staff; prepare reports for all activities undertaken;
    • Carrying out community dialogues and
      other strategies for peace promotion and conflict resolution among
      refugees, asylum seekers and other forced migrants and the host community
      and conduct home visits for clients under the programme
  • Networking: Participate in stakeholder and
    partner coordination meetings from time to time and actively participate
    in other thematic programme activities as necessary.
  • Research:
  • Actively participate in existing research
    projects with in the programme and also support in identifying topical and
    emerging issues with in the programme for research purposes.
  • Advocacy:
    • Take part in advocacy on issues
      affecting refugees, asylum seekers and other forced migrants using
      different advocacy strategies like media, community and public dialogues,
      video documentaries among others;
    • Participate in functions to promote
      the rights of the vulnerable categories of refugees, asylum seekers and
      other forced migrants like the international day celebrations, campaign
      weeks among others.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Refugee Law Project
    (RLP) Trainee (Gender and Sexuality) job placement should hold a Degree in Social
    Work, Community Psychology, Gender studies.
  • Significant experience in counseling and in
    the management of a similar programme.
  • Fluency in Kiswahili and/or any other
    language spoken in refugee communities will be an added advantage
How to Apply:
you meet the above requirements and are interested, we encourage you to address
motivation letter and updated CV to the Human Resources Manager via E-mail to Please indicate the position applied for in
the subject line of the email. Copies of certificates should not be attached,
but will be requested for from short-listed candidates only.
Deadline: Friday 29th July 2016 by 5.00pm

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