Fresher Best Interest Determination (BID) Assistant NGO Jobs – Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)

Organisation: Humanitarian
Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)
Funding Source: UNHCR
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Community
Services 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), Nyakabande Transit Center (Kisoro district) and Kyangwali Settlement
(Hoima District).
Job Summary:  The Best Interest Determination (BID) Assistant will play a focal
role in streamlining and harmonizing the Best Interest Determination (BID)
process in HIJRA and to use it as a broader child protection tool with full
cooperation between the Community Services Section and the Protection Section.
Support from a dedicated BID Assistant in the refugee settlements will greatly
enhance the ability of HIJRA to ensure that this casework is done in an
expedited manner.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Conduct BID casework including:
·        
Carry
out interviews with refugee children and other members of the family to
determine the best interest of the child and complete Best Interest
Determination (BID) and, when appropriate, Best Interest Assessment (BIA)
reports.
·        
Conduct
home visits with refugee families as part of the BID process.
·        
Provide
counselling to refugees and refugee children, explaining the BID and BIA
processes, prospects, and problems involved in the processes.
·        
Support
the child protection team in the execution of child protection roles.
·        
Ensure
proper monitoring and follow-up of cases including updating RIMS database and
any internal monitoring and tracking systems are regularly updated with the
necessary events.
·        
Implement
Child Protection policies, BID and BIA procedures, and existing SOPs (including
fraud prevention SOPs) with guidance from respective Community Service,
Protection and Resettlement colleagues.
·        
Work
closely with relevant child protection partners to include all the information
available on the child in the BID report.
·        
Ensure
that BID reports are in compliance with UNHCR protection principles as well as
best international practice.
·        
Oversee
the BIA and BID tools for assessing children
·        
Follow
up on BIA and BID recommendations.
·        
Conduct
and organize BID panels on a monthly basis and present BIDs.
·        
Conduct
additional assessment on BID cases as per recommendation by the BID panel.
·        
Prepare
and submit monthly progress reports.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        
The
ideal candidate for the HIJRA Best Interest Determination (BID) Assistant
employment opportunity should hold an academic degree in relevant area (e.g.
social work, child development, social science, education, public
administration etc.)
·        
At least
two years’ experience in relevant work area (e.g. as a social worker, child
counsellor, community development worker, educator, conducting social
assessments, individual case advocacy, assisting with family reunification,
working with refugees in a resettlement context etc.)
·        
Broad
knowledge of the international legal framework governing refugees, asylum
seekers, internally displaced persons and statelessness;
·        
Awareness
of gender issues and how to apply a rights- and community-based approach to
identify and respond to specific needs;
·        
Excellent
interviewing and counselling skills especially child interviewing skills-highly
desirable.
·        
Ability
to conduct assessments and identify protection risks of individuals and groups;
·        
Broad
knowledge and understanding of mental and physical development of children as
well as International Convention on Child Rights.
·        
Strong
interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in teams;
·        
Ability
to work in stressful situations and in hardship locations;
·        
Previous
experience giving advice on resettlement guidelines / policy – highly
desirable;
·        
Experience
in the area of refugee resettlement – conducting refugee resettlement
assessments and submissions – highly desirable.
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: “Best Interest Determination (BID) Assistant.”
Deadline: 23rd May 2018
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