Community Service Assistant Based in Kyangwali – Hoima Uganda

Community Service Assistant Based in Kyangwali – Hoima Uganda About HIJRA: Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA) is an international 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. HIJRA with funding from the UNHCR in Uganda is implementing a multi-Sectoral Program for refugees in Kyangwali settlement (Hoima district), Nakivale settlement (Isingiro district) and Oruchinga Settlement (Isingiro district). HIJRA, in a strategy to expand existing program implementing team, is now seeking for a qualified person willing to offer Humanitarian services in the position of Community Service Assistant to be based in Kyangwali – Hoima District. Job Summary: The Community Service Assistant is to act as a critical interface between HIJRA and communities of concern, providing an AGD sensitive analysis of community risks and capacities that form the essential foundations to all HIJRA work. Under the overall direction of the Protection Unit, and in coordination with other HIJRA staff, government, NGO partners and other stakeholders, Community Services staff work directly with communities to leverage their capacities for community based protection. To fulfil this role, the Community Services Assistant, will be responsible for building and maintaining networks within communities of persons of concern. Reporting Relationships: The post holder will be responsible to the Community Service Officer. Duties: Stay abreast of political and social, economic and cultural developments that impact on the protection environment. Participate in consultative processes with government counterparts, partners and persons of concern to develop and implement community-based protection strategies. Establish links with inter-agency capacity building initiatives which promote participatory, community-based and AGD approaches. Establish systems, including those managed by communities, to ensure that individual cases identified at the field level are assessed, referred as appropriate, and followed up using ProGres or other established case management systems. Advise program/protection unit, country offices and partners, in order to integrate participatory, community-based and AGD approaches in the overall protection delivery strategy. Map and provide analyses on protection risks to communities of concern as well as their capacities and resources for community-based protection and self-protection initiatives. Work with implementing and operational partners as well as with displaced and local communities to develop community-owned activities to address, where applicable, the social, educational, psycho-social, cultural, health, organizational and livelihood concerns as well as child protection and prevention and response to GBV. Implement regular participatory assessments and maintain on-going consultation with persons of concern using multifunctional teams. Assist in the planning and monitoring of programs and budgets through an AGD perspective. Assist in building Office capacity for community-based protection through training and establishing systems for community mobilization and participation of persons of concern. Contribute to HIJRA communication strategies by emphasizing the participatory, community-based and AGD approaches. Monitor community services budgets and expenditures and advocate with senior management for (re)allocation of resources within the country envelope to meet new and/or outstanding needs. Competencies, Qualifications, Skills and Experience: · A degree in Development studies, Social Sciences or related field. · At least 3 years of working experience in the areas of community services, social work (e.g., gender, GBV programs, women's empowerment and protection, work with refugees) and/or human rights or related tasks in government, NGO or international organization. · Experience working overseas in a humanitarian context How to apply: Application Process: Qualified National Candidates are requested to submit an Application letter and Curriculum Vitae including telephone and emails contacts of three referees including your current/most recent employer. Applications, addressed to the: Country Program Manager Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief AID (HIJRA) P.O. Box 37703, Kampala, Uganda Should be sent by email to: The subject line should read Community Service Assistant. Applications must be submitted not later than close of business on 15th February, 2019. Only successful applicants will be contacted. For more information regarding the organization please visit our website HIJRA is an equal opportunity employer. Please note that interviews will be done on a rolling basis given the urgency of the positions. This Vacancy is subject to UNHCR approval and Funding.


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