2 Fresher Project Assistant Job Opportunities – Refugee Law Project (RLP)

Job
Title:        
 Project Assistant (2 Fresher Jobs)
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 assist in promotion of rights of women and children
affected by violent conflict in the West Nile sub region for them to enjoy
sustainable peace, security and justice through provision of pre and post
counselling support to women and children with untreated war- wounds.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Direct Client
support
  • Conduct systematic screening of women
    and children living with untreated war-wounds to identify
    medical/psychosocial/legal needs
  • Provide psychosocial support,
    counselling, referrals and advice to clients with untreated war-wounds,
    trauma and torture
  • Provide post-rehabilitation support,
    counselling, documentation of stories of healing and recovery of clients
    to inform key stakeholders and catalyse special local government and line
    ministry interventions.
  • Support in management of emergency
    medical funds and coordinate emergency medical referrals to approved
    medical service providers and the home-based medical care scheme for
    persons unable to access public services.
  • Conduct field visits and follow-up with
    clients in the different villages across the West Nile region
  • Support in the establishment of new and
    strengthening of existing support groups through provision of technical
    support
Stakeholder
capacity building
  • Support in organizing trainings,
    workshops, conferences and seminars on transitional justice issues
  • Participate in coordinating annual
    events related to project
  • Participate in the planning and
    provision of training activities on other psychosocial issues
  • Hold psycho-medical camps to provide
    multi-dimensional individual and group therapeutic sessions in key
    massacre sites
  • Organise and facilitate community
    outreach activities e.g. local reconciliation with cultural and religious
    leaders, elders on identified conflict in the community, travelling
    testimony exhibitions
Research
  • Conduct and disseminate field researches
    on evolving Transitional Justice and women/children issues.
  • Participate 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 and tools as necessary for the execution of specific research
    projects
  • Engage children in and out of school
    through poems, talent shows
  • Organise bi-annual children’s radio talk
    shows
  • Organise documentary screening in
    secondary schools, tertiary and in the community
  • Document and curate narratives for
    exhibitions
Networking and
Advocacy
  • Represent the organization in various
    fora that address forced migration issues related to conflict, gender and
    children.
  • Participate in advocacy on post-conflict
    issues on women and children;
  • Advocate for the mainstreaming of a
    range of gender issues in West Nile region.
  • Consult with related professional and
    paraprofessional staff, as appropriate, in the performance of therapeutic
    and/or casework; refer clients to appropriate service agencies as
    required.
  • Follow-ups to determine reliability and
    validity of treatment used; make recommendations regarding modification to
    services and service delivery
  • 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


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, Development Studies, Social
    Sciences, Community Psychology or any related field.
  • One year of professional experience in
    providing counselling support to the disadvantaged
  • Strong written and spoken English
  • Comfortable working in environments with
    little basic infrastructure
  • Strong listening skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Sensitivity and empathy
  • Patience and a calm manner
  • Ability to cope with emotional
    situations
  • Ability to relate to a wide range of
    people
  • Self-motivated, versatile and adaptable
    to different cultures and people
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, in
    particular Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • 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: 
recruitment@refugeelawproject.org
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 only.
Deadline: 1st June 2018 by 5.00pm
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