Several Fresher Project Assistant Jobs – Refugee Law Project (RLP)

Job Title:         Project Assistant
Organization: Refugee Law
Project (RLP)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Project Officer
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
Assistant will provide support in counselling at all levels of social care, and
work with individuals who are experiencing personal difficulties, to help them
overcome their problems and to make appropriate changes to their life.
Key Duties and
Direct client support:
  • Offer counseling and psychosocial support
    to clients, including to those whose needs may not necessarily fall within
    the RLP mandate.
  • The jobholder will also assess the
    clients’ mental health needs, risks psychometric testing;
  • Assist in the receipt and registration new
    clients and keeping a detailed record of clients assessed.
  • Collect data about clients through
    interview, case history, psychological tests, and/or observational
    techniques; and evaluate data to identify causes of problems and to
    determine proper therapeutic approach or referral to other specialists.
  • Carry out counselling sessions with the
    clients in need of such services
  • Build a collaborative working relationship
    with the client based on trust and respect;
  • Explain to clients the relevant internal
    procedures as well as client obligations in regard to; nature and scope of
    specific interventions, accurate and complete disclosure of information
    necessary to determine the intervention etc
Documentation and Records Management:
  • Conduct general assessment of all clients
    on matters relating to complaints and other issues that may arise in
    regard to their stay in the community(s).
  • Understand and explain to clients the RLP
    mandate in regard to services available and make appropriate external
    referrals to identified partners on issues outside of the mandate
  • Prepare timely intervention reports,
    including maintaining and updating the data base of all managed clients.
  • Referral and liaison with other agencies
    for cases that can be handled internally.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Refugee Law
    Project (RLP) Project Assistant job opportunity must hold a diploma in
    Social Work and Social Administration, Social Sciences, Community
    Psychology or any related field.
  • One year of professional experience in
    providing counselling support to the disadvantaged
  • Good listening skills
  • High degree of sensitivity and empathy
  • Patience and a calm manner
  • Ability to cope with emotional situations
  • Ability to relate to a wide range of
  • 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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