Community Services Officer UNHCR Project Jobs – Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)

Job Title:        Community Services Officer
Organisation: Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid
(HIJRA)
Funding Source: UNHCR
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Camp
Manager
About US:
Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA) is an international
African humanitarian and development organization that positively contributes
towards improving the living standards and conditions of those adversely
affected by disasters and conflict in the Horn, East & Central Africa by
implementing WASH, Health, Education, Livelihoods, Community service &
development and Protection programs in the region for a period of more than 20
years.
About UNHCR Project:
HIJRA with funding from the
UNHCR in Uganda is implementing a multi-Sectoral Program for refugees in
Oruchinga settlement (Isingiro district), Nakivale settlement (Isingiro
district) and Matanda Transit Center (Kanungu district).
Job Summary: The Community
Services Officer is mainly responsible for carrying out community services
& development activities through information dissemination, trainings and
encouraging community participatory approaches in Matanda Transit Centre.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Continually
    sensitize the community and refugee leadership and other stakeholders of
    the importance of respectful dialogue with refugee community.
  • Work
    in close cooperation with refugee community/committees, develop social
    recreational and cultural activities in the settlement.
  • Identify
    key protection concerns through participatory process for different age,
    gender and diversity groups among camp population.
  • Responsible
    for ensuring that HIJRA has up to date records of refugee camp population,
    based on UNHCR registration, OPM and leadership structures.
  • Regular
    review of registration data, critical analysis of data compared to actual
    population, and identification of vulnerable groups and individuals for
    further interventions. Also identification of gaps between registration
    and actual population.
  • Periodically
    draft reports on community activities and work plans to the Camp Manager
    for donor reporting.
  • Tasked
    with the compilation of all sectoral monthly reports and work plans (WASH,
    CS/CD and Protection) and submission to the Camp Manager.
  • Actively
    contribute to proposal development for the organization.
  • Supervise
    volunteers and any other support staff under the community services sector
    at the transit center.
  • Assist
    and participate in development of HIJRA refugee program in consultation
    with other concerned OPs/IPs
  • Perform
    any other official duty that may be assigned from time to time by the Camp
    Manager.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the HIJRA Community Services Officer job
    placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree
    in Development studies.
  • A
    minimum of three years of working experience in community based
    development.
  • Previous
    experience working with refugee populations
  • Prior
    experience working overseas in a humanitarian context
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an
application letter and Curriculum Vitae including telephone and email contacts
of three referees including your current/most recent employer.
Application should be addressed to the:
Country Program Manager,
Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA),
P.O. Box 37703, Kampala, Uganda.
Email to: vacancies.ug@hijra.or.ke. The subject line should read: “Community Services Officer.”
Deadline: 29th January 2018
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