Project Officer NGO Jobs – Refugee Law Project (RLP)

Job Title:         Project Officer
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 Project
Officer provides the across range of gender and sexuality related psychosocial
assessments, diagnostic, therapeutic, and/or case management services for
individuals, groups, and/or families, as appropriate to clients directly and
Key Duties and
Direct Client support:
  • As a direct client’s support service
    provider, the Project Officer will carry out routine provision of
    psychosocial support, counseling, referrals and advice clients on a number
    of issues relating to sexual and gender based violence as well as trauma
    and torture related cases to refugee clients;
  • Carry out field visits and follow up with
    clients in the different refugee settlements across the region;
  • Provide support in the management of the
    emergency medical funds and coordinate the emergency medical referral to
    approved medical service providers and the home based medical care scheme
    for the sexual minority clients;
  • Coordinate the HIV/AIDS and SRHR issues
    and provide the client with referral for medical attention as necessary;
  • Offer technical support to sexual and
    gender based support groups;
  • Plan, develop and implement client care
    and communication strategies including establishing close working ties
    with relevant partner organisations;
  • Support the legal team, as necessary, in
    provision legal representation to refugee clients on sexual and gender
    related cases.
  • Provide counselling, therapy, and/or
    psychotherapy to clients and families as appropriate to the position;
    explain treatment plans, discharge plans, follow-up care programs, and
    provide therapeutic crisis intervention and emergency services to clients
    as possible.
Stakeholder Capacity Building:
  • As a change enabler, facilitate in
    trainings, workshops, conferences and seminars on refugee related aspects;
  • Carry out trainings and information
    sessions organised by RLP and for RLP;
  • Participate in coordinating annual events
    related to project;
  • Participate in the planning and provision
    of training activities on other psychosocial Issues.
  • Independently and/or as part of a team
    undertake psychosocial and SGBV related social research with the bid to
    publish findings on identified issues among refugees and forced migrants
    in general;
  • Take part in data collection processes and
    activities through interviews and focus group discussions or using any
    other adopted data selection technique;
  • Identify and prepare research training
    materials, tools as necessary for the execution of specific research
Networking and Advocacy:
  • Represent the organization at different
    fora that address forced migration issues related to gender and other
    cross cutting issues such as HIV/AIDS and SRHR issues.
  • Participate in Advocacy on psychosocial
  • Advocate for the streamlining of gender
    and sexuality issues such as sexual minorities and sex workers/survival
    sex worker issues in refugee protection and assistance programmes;
  • Consult with other therapists and related
    professional and paraprofessional staff, as appropriate, in the
    performance of therapeutic and/or casework; refer clients to appropriate
    service agencies as required.
  • Follow up to determine reliability and
    validity of treatment used; make recommendations regarding modification to
    services and service delivery
  • Actively participate in the review of
    psychosocial issues and program policies and procedures.
  • Participate in, lead, and/or coordinate
    training sessions and workshops to enhance psychosocial skills of staff
    and/or client groups
  • Work in close liaison with the clinical
    psychologist, and as necessary, provide and/or arrange for therapeutic
    interventions as appropriate for clients in a crisis condition and for
    those with serious disturbance problems.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Refugee Law
    Project (RLP) Project Officer job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s Degree
    in Social Work, Psychology, Education or related human services field
  • At least three years of proven work
    experience as a social worker relevant experience (social work,
    counselling working on SGBV survivors etc.)
  • Previous experience of empirical research,
    data analysis, and evidence based reports and evidence based reports
  • The applicant should have worked with an
    NGO or can understand the way NGO’s operate
  • Practical and theoretical understanding of
    Sexuality, Gender based Violence
  • Excellent written English and oral and
    excellent communication skills;
  • Excellent networking and communication
  • Good computer skills (standard office and
    PowerPoint software) are necessary;
  • Amicable interpersonal appearance and
  • Highly proactive and Self-driven;
  • Ability to work under pressure; Team
    player and organized personality;
  • Result-oriented and quick at implementing
  • Analytical Skills, self-motivation and
    ability to motivate others and high level of Integrity.
  • Knowledge of any language spoken in
    refugee communities will be an added advantage
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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