No Experience Community Interpreter/ Social Worker Jobs – Refugee Law Project (RLP)

Organization: Refugee Law
Project (RLP)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Project Officer
Eligibility: Refugees
residing in one of the areas of placement.
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 Community
Interpreter/ Social Worker will provide counselling support to the counseling
team through community mobilization, preparation for sessions, follow up
support to clients and provision of routine feedback on the progress of the
supported clients, besides that, he/she will be in charge for formal
interpretation and translation works involving clients, staff, and other
stakeholders to the organization. He/she is also translate media digestible and
formatted texts, e.g. press releases and advocacy videos, while imitating the
voice, style, syntax, idioms, meaning and other literary characteristics
contained in the original text or video.
Key Duties and
Social Worker:
  • Provide counselling support before, during
    and after sessions with 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 mental health wellbeing;
  • Prepare and submit reports on clients
    handled; support in carrying 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
  • Conduct assessment and referral of clients
    with in the program;
  • Provide psychosocial education, Support in
    training and capacity building for clients, stakeholders as well as
    organization staff;
  • Record and update client testimonies from
    time to time;
  • Prepare activity reports and carryout
    community dialogues and other strategies for peace promotion and conflict
    resolution among refugees, asylum seekers, other forced migrants and the
    host community.
Interpretation work:
  • Translation and interpretation of formal
    and non-formal documents;
  • Translation and interpretation works in
    client sessions, meetings, workshops, conferences composed of national /
    international staff and/or clients;
  • In charge of the translation and
    interpretation works on local level or in communities, such as community
    sensitization/policing programmes;
  • Translation and interpretation works
    during field visits;
  • Provide texts for brochures, press
    releases, web-site, and other media documents;
  • Translation and interpretation works for
    audio or video presentations;
  • In charge of checking of translation
    equipment during important events;
  • Providing subtitles for video
  • Make follow-up calls to clients whenever
    need be

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Refugee Law
    Project (RLP) Community Interpreter/ Social Worker job opportunity must
    hold a post-school qualification (diploma, or equivalent) in a Social
    Work, Community Psychology, Translation / Interpretation or related field.
  • Practically recognized
    interpretation/translation skills.
  • Excellent English and refugee speaking
    languages, both written and spoken
  • Evidence of prior working experience in
    provision of psychosocial services, translation and interpretation
    involving direct human interface; if possible in complex and integrated
    projects or organizational structures.
  • Proven ability to facilitate constructive
  • Excellent networking and communication
  • Good computer skills (standard office and
    PowerPoint software) are necessary.
  • Amicable interpersonal appearance and
  • Residence in Adjumani or Kiryandongo or
  • Highly 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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