Fresher Community Service Assistant – Resettlement NGO Jobs – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Organisation: Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Community
Services Officer
About US:
The Danish Refugee
Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on
all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 36 countries throughout the
world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons
(IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of
forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC
works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct
for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.
Job Summary:  The Community Service Assistant/Resettlement
is responsible for the operational implementation of all Community Service/
Resettlement activities in the assigned DRC-DDG target areas in accordance with
the DRC Program Handbook. He/ She is responsible for complying with donor and
internal DRC reporting and accountability policies and procedures. The
incumbent also supports the protection sector in quality implementation of
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Tasked with tracing applicants for resettlement interviews
  • Arranging logistical support (meals, accommodation and transport)
    during circuit rides and country missions.
  • Coordination (logistic support) with IOM for MAF, exit departures
    and any other activities under IOM.
  • Provide support for refugees from Kyaka II under resettlement
    considerations, including meals, transport, accommodations.
  • Escorting applicants to different interview venues.
  • Ensuring refugees get permission to travel for interviews from OPM
    in case they are moving in large numbers.
  • Ensuring accountability of funds after every circuit ride.
  • Responsible for interpreters in Kyaka, including selection (in
    consultation with UNHCR), contract issues and training. Preparation of
    monthly interpreters’ payments.
  • Provide any other support to youth, PSNs, community mobilization for
    the community services unit.
  • Tasked with preparing weekly, monthly and any other reports on
    resettlement and any other activities undertaken and submit to the
    Community services officer and the resettlement focal person UNHCR as may
    be required.
  • Work closely UNHCR resettlement team to ensure smooth running of the
    resettlement activities in the field.
  • Take lead in community mobilization and conduct community meetings.
  • Carry out needs assessment of counselled cases referred from
    IOM/UNHCR and collaborate with other stakeholders to ensure that their
    needs are met.
Support management
team to:
  • Follow all DRC / DDG Procedures for Security, Finance, Logistics, HR
    and Administration.
  • Uphold DRC’s international code of conduct.
  • Any other tasks as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council Community Service
    Assistant – Resettlement job placement should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
    social sciences, guidance and counselling or relevant fields.
  • At least two years of experience working with vulnerable
    communities, basic needs and protection programming experience, and/or
    advocacy programs.
  • Training in Protection Community Services.
  • Experience in protection interventions in line with Refugees
    operation with PSN assistance.
  • Experience of working with UN or NonGovernmental
  • Proficiency in English (written and spoken) is essential.
  • Good communication skills and ability to conduct training and
  • Computer skills.
  • Good self-organization and basic management skills.
How to Apply:
Applications should
be in English and include the following:
  • A cover letter (1 page) in which you explain why you are interested
    in the position and how you meet the qualities and qualifications criteria
    and salary expectations.
  • Concise and accurate CV (maximum 3 pages). The CV should include
    information about your qualification, relevant training courses, Work
    experience, name and contact details of 3 relevant references.
Please send your
Cover letter, CV and academic certificates by email
to Please clearly indicating position name in
the subject line.
Deadline: 18th July 2018 by 5:00 pm
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