Fresher Refugee Status Interviewing Officer Jobs – Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)

Organization: Office
of the Prime Minister (OPM)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:
Principal Settlement Commandant
Reference Number: KA/002/2019
About US:
The Office of the
Prime Minister (OPM) is the Leader of Government Business in Parliament and
responsible for the coordination and implementation of Government Policies
across Ministries, Departments and other Public Institutions.
Job Summary:  The Refugee Status Interviewing Officer will
interview, capture and prepare individual asylum seekers’ country of origin
profile data and information.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • To keep abreast with relevant country of origin information as well
    as procedures for Refugee status determination.
  • Conducting comprehensive interviews for asylum seekers and assess
    their situation.
  • Identification of people with special needs and reporting such cases
    to a protection officer.
  • Compiling and organizing of asylum seekers’ interview records.
  • Perform any other official duties assigned by senior management.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Conversancy with current country of origin information as well as
    procedures for Refugee status determination.
  • Existence of accurate comprehensive asylum seekers’ interview
  • Timely conduction of interviews for asylum seekers according to
    their respective dates of appointments.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a University Degree in Law or Political
    science or Social Science or Development Studies or Social Work and Social
  • Diploma/ training certificate in International Law (added
  • At least two years of experience in a related field.
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Packages)
  • High level of integrity and confidentiality.
  • Vast knowledge of International Refugee Principles, Protection,
    standards as well as policies.
  • Team work.
  • Ability and willingness to work in Refugee settlement areas (Remote
  • Ability to work under pressure and minimal supervision.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Proper time management.
  • Result oriented and self-drive/ motivation.
  • Languages Requirements: English, Swahili, French 
  • Age: 23 – 45 years
How to Apply:
Applications are
invited from qualified Ugandan Nationals to fill the under listed vacant
positions available at Arua Refugee Desk, Adjumani Refugee Desk, Hoima Refugee
Desk, Mbarara Refugee Desk and Kampala Refugees Department Head Office.
Handwritten application letters be addressed to the Permanent Secretary Office
of the Prime Minister, P.O. Box 341, Kampala. Uganda
All application
letters should include personal contact addresses e.g. phone contacts, e-mail
addresses, and a recent passport photograph of the applicant and indicate three
referees. The applicant should be a person of high moral character and
integrity, willing to work in remote rural settlements.
All applicants must
quote the Reference Number of the post advertised (Check top of the advert),
indicate the reference number on the top left hand side corner of the
application letter’s envelop, seal it and submit their application letters to
the Human Resource Office, Open Registry 3rd Floor, Office of the Prime
Deadline: 31st May 2019 by 5:00pm
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