Field Coordinator Job Opportunity – Refugee Law Project (RLP)

Job Title:         Field Coordinator
Organization: Refugee Law
Project (RLP)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager
About US:
The 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 Field
Coordinator will be responsible for managing the daily activities and duties at
the Office, handles operational and financial matters in order to provide an
excellent service and further develop relationships with the related
institutions including NGOs, CBOs, victim and survivor groups and educational
Key Duties and
Implementation of project activities:
  • Coordinate and support refugee groups that
    fall under the program for their full and effective functioning
  • Coordinate trainings and capacity building
    workshops within the program
  • Carry out home visits for assessment and
    provide home visit reports
  • Carry out Counseling and Psychotherapy for
    individuals, couples, families and groups in different settings like the
    office, homes, schools, hospitals, prisons and the community for their
    psychosocial and mental health wellbeing.
  • Carry out Information sessions with
    different groups and communities of refugees, asylum seekers and the host
    community for purposes of passing on relevant and pertinent information as
    regards the program
  • Keep proper records for all the clients
  • Follow-up and support clients in different
    settings like offices, hospitals, schools, courts, prisons to enable them access
    necessary services
  • Conduct the assessment and referral of
    clients with in the program
  • Provide psychosocial education , training
    and capacity building for clients, Stakeholders as well as Organization
  • Record and update client testimonies from
    time to time
  • Prepare and submit activity reports
  • Carryout community dialogues and other
    strategies for peace promotion and conflict resolution among refugees,
    asylum seekers, other forced migrants and the host community.
  • Build new, maintain and strengthen
    existing working relations and partnerships with different stakeholders
    for the program
  • Assess and refer clients to different
    service providers outside the organization
  • Attend stakeholder and partner
    coordination meetings from time to time
  • Actively participate in existing research
    projects within the program
  • Carry out research on topical and emerging
    issues within the program and produce research papers and/or working
    papers to that effect
  • Continuously advocate on issues affecting
    refugees, asylum seekers and other forced migrants using different
    advocacy strategies like the media, community and public dialogues, video
    documentaries among others.
  • Prepare functions to promote the rights of
    vulnerable categories of refugees, asylum seekers and other forced
    migrants like International day celebrations, campaign weeks among others
  • Develop concept notes on new ideas and
    activities of the program
  • Fundraise for continuing and new
    activities within the program
Administrative Functions:
  • Lead the programme staff in preparation of
    quarterly work plans (Programme and Individual)
  • Consolidate individual reports into
    monthly and quarterly reports for the Office.
  • Ensure appropriate workload for programme
  • Provide continuous leadership,
    supervision, training and development of programme staff ensuring an
    effective and motivated team.
  • Work closely with the Monitoring Team to
    ensure that periodic programme reviews are executed
  • Ensure that programme staff account for
    funds advanced to them for activities.
  • Work in liaison with the HR unit in
    conducting performance appraisals and ensure competency and training gaps
    are addressed.
  • Coordinate fundraising efforts for the
  • Represent the RLP in Conflict,
    Transitional Justice Fora

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Refugee Law
    Project (RLP) Field Coordinator job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s degree
    in international law, international relations, political science, social
    sciences or related fields of discipline.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience
    delivering frontline community services in a refugee and/or newcomer
    related setting and working with community based agencies.
  • Solidly reliable with strong attention to
  • Excellent communication skills (both
    interpersonal and with supervisor)
  • Keen attention to detail and be truly
  • Possess a strong sense of personal
    initiative and be able to work independently in a fast – paced office.
  • Keen interest in international, refugee,
    social justice and humanitarian issues
  • Broad knowledge of project management and
    work with a not for profit and NGO is an added advantage
  • Ability and willingness to travel and work
    in remote areas in challenging circumstance
  • Be a self-motivated, versatile and adaptable
    to different cultures and people
How to Apply:
All candidates who wish to join the Refugee Law Project (RLP) in this
capacity are encouraged to send a motivation letter and curriculum vitae
electronically to:
NB: The position applied
for MUST be indicated in the subject line of the email. Copies of certificates
should not be attached, but will be requested for from short-listed candidates
Deadline: 9th October
2017 by 5.00pm
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