Protection Assistant – Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)

Job Title:       Protection
Organisation: Humanitarian
Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)
Funding Source: UNHCR
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Protection
About US:
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).
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide support in the preparation of periodic reports and
    statistics of asylum seekers, refugees and others persons of concern to
  • Support the design, implementation and evaluation of
    protection-related programming with implementing and operational partners.
    Contribute to and facilitate a program of results-based advocacy through a
    consultative process with partners;
  • Establish constant communication mechanisms with HIJRA Uganda team
    and implementing partners working in the area of responsibility, through
    the exchange of information and regular reporting;
  • Actively participate in all aspects of operations planning,
    monitoring and evaluation of HIJRA’s program;
  • Assist in facilitating a regular flow of information and provide
    technical support / guidance on monitoring and evaluation to implementing
    / operational partners where required;
  • Assist in logistics and preparations for workshops including
    preparation of materials, workshop activities and logistics;
  • Manage and keep up-to-date all the registries and files related to
    the office’s work;
  • Support HIJRA in the elaboration of reports for donors and other
    internal reporting requirements
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the HIJRA Protection Assistant job
    opportunity must hold a University degree in Law, International Relations,
    Political Sciences or related field
  • At least four years of relevant professional experience (2 years
    with University degree).
  • Familiarity with and/ or interest in Refugee Law, Human Rights Law
    and International Law or related areas. Preference will be given to those
    familiar with refugee protection and mixed migration flows and/or internal
  • Demonstrated writing, reporting and presentation skills in English
    and Spanish. Knowledge of a third language is an asset.
  • Ability to conduct functions on computer programs such as Microsoft
    Office (including Excel, Power Point, Access).
  • Good understanding of the current political, human rights, migration
    context in Uganda, particularly in the Congo Influx.
  • Experience from the region will be regarded as an asset
  • Good knowledge of institutional mandates and policies related to
    international protection, human rights and migration.
  • Good knowledge and/or experience of the United Nations system and
    its mechanisms.
  • Good analytical and research skills, ability to evaluate and
    integrate information from a variety of sources.
  • Takes responsibility for incorporating a gender perspective and
    ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work
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
Humanitarian Initiative
Just Relief Aid (HIJRA),
P.O. Box 37703,
Kampala, Uganda.
Email to:
The subject line should read: “Protection Assistant”
NB: Please
note that interviews will be done on a rolling basis given the urgency of the
Deadline: 15th February 2019
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