Protection Officer UNHCR Project Jobs – 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: Project
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: 
  • 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
  • Prepare and submit timely requisition to enable implementation
  • From time to time undertake any other duty as may be assigned by the
  • Contribute to proposal development for the organization
  • Undertake other duties as assigned by the Project Manager.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the HIJRA Protection Officer job
    opportunity must 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
Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA),
P.O. Box 37703,
Kampala, Uganda.
Email to:
The subject line should read: “Position Title”
NB:  Please note that interviews will be done
on a rolling basis given the urgency of the positions. Those who previously
applied need not to re-apply.
Deadline: 29th March 2019
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