Protection Officer Based in Oruchinga – Isingiro Uganda

Protection Officer Based in Oruchinga – Isingiro 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 Protection Officer to be based in Oruchinga – Isingiro District. Job Summary: The Protection Officer will perform duties and responsibilities in accordance with the objectives and activities mentioned below: Reporting Relationships: The post holder will be responsible to the Project Manager. Duties: 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 protection Prepare and submit timely requisition to enable implementation From time to time undertake any other duty as may be assigned by the supervisor Contribute to proposal development for the organization Undertake other duties as assigned by the Project Manager. Competencies, Qualifications, Skills and Experience: Degree in Social Work and Social Administration, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Law, Human rights or a comparable discipline At least 3 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. · Strong written and verbal communication skills 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 Protection Officer. 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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