Protection Officer UNHCR Project Careers – Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)

Job Title:        Protection 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).
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ensure
    proper case management and documentation
  • Coordination
    of protection activities with partner focal points and through proper
    referrals
  • Conduct
    regular case follow up in the community and with partners
  • Prepare
    timely weekly, monthly, quarterly other reports as required
  • Capacity
    building of community to participate in their own protection
  • The
    Protection Officer will also prepare and submit timely requisition to
    enable implementation
  • From
    time to time undertake any other duty as may be assigned by the supervisor
  • Contribute
    to proposal development for the organization
  • Supervise
    the volunteer and other support staff under the protection sector at the
    transit center.
  • Perform
    any other duties as assigned by the Camp Manager.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the HIJRA Protection Officer job placement
    should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
    Social Work and Social Administration, Social Sciences, development
    studies, Law, Human rights or a comparable discipline
  • Three
    years of work experience in the same field of development and humanitarian
    work and NGOs’
  • Ability
    to produce high-quality documentation
  • Excellent
    presentation and interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with a
    number of different partners and contacts, including governmental
    authorities, UNHCR, victims and their families etc.
  • Strong
    computer skills i.e. Microsoft office, PowerPoint and E-mail.
  • Strong
    leadership skills.
  • Excellent
    written and verbal communication skills
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: “Protection Officer.”
Deadline: 29th January 2018

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