UNHCR Program Vacancies – Protection Coordinator at Action Africa Help International (AAH)

Organisation: Action Africa Help International (AAH)
Funding Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty Station: Kyangwali, Hoima, Uganda
Reports to: Area Manager

About US:
In 1996, Action Africa Help International (AAIN) became Aktion Africa Hilfe e. V (AAH) and was registered in Munich, Germany from where our founders in 2003 moved the organisation’s headquarters to Kenya. AAH-I now works with refugees, host communities and other marginalized and vulnerable groups in Kenya, Uganda, Somalia and South Sudan, where it operates across a range of sectors that seek to bridge relief to development.

About UNHCR Project:
Action Africa Help Uganda (AAH Uganda) has been receiving funding from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to implement programmes in the Districts of Hoima (Kyangwali Refugee Settlement), Adjumani District and Kampala.

Job Summary: The Protection Coordinator will offer technical support in the integration of protection into emergency responses to ensure that protection issues are identified and responded to in an appropriate manner in line with global humanitarian and sectoral standards,and to lead on protection issues with a strong focus on GBV and Child Protection in humanitarian responses.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Offer technical support, supervision and guidance to the Protection teams (Psychosocial, GBV and Child Protection) at the field level (incl. development of technical tools and guidance, tailored capacity building plans, trainings and on-the-job coaching) in line with AAH Huma Resource guidelines.
·         Develop and monitor the implementation of the protection programs including Protection monitoring, legal assistance and community-based protection in line with AAH Monitoring and Evaluation, and donor guidelines.
·         Work in liaison with other AAH sectors (Health, Community Services, Livelihoods and Education) to ensure that protection is adequately addressed and mainstreamed across sectors and humanitarian interventions in line with AAH and donor guidelines.
·         Provide legal advice and guidance on protection issues to persons of concern; liaise with competent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other relevant documentation in line with donor guidelines and generally accept procedures.
·         Oversee and manage individual protection cases including those on SGBV and child protection. Monitor, and intervene in cases of murder, assault, defilement, expulsion and other protection incidents through working relations with government agencies and other partners.
·         Significantly contribute to the design, implementation and evaluation of protection related Age, Gender and Disability (AGD) based programming with implementing and operational partners.
·         Actively contribute to capacity-building initiatives for communities and individuals to assert their rights in line with generally acceptable procedures and AAH guidelines.
·         Recommend durable solutions for the largest possible number of persons of concern through voluntary repatriation, local integration and where appropriate, resettlement.
·         Work closely with the implementing and operating partners, conduct eligibility and status determination for persons of concern in compliance with donor procedural standards and international protection principles.
·         Prepare and submit timely and accurate donor reports and reporting requirements of protection programming in line with AAH and donor guidelines.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The applicant for the Protection Coordinator job opportunity should hold a University degree in Law, International Law, political Sciences, Social Work, Public Health, Human Rights or other relevant field.
·         At least five years (2 years with Advanced University degree) of relevant professional experience in the implementation of GBV, child protection and protection programming in emergency and stabilization contexts.
·         Broad knowledge and understanding of best practices and strategies in Protection, Child protection and GBV response (case management, psychosocial support, etc.) and prevention and risk reduction.
·         Past exposure and experience in community-based protection, specifically working in refugee settings
·         Previous experience setting up protection monitoring and legal assistance programs
·         Prior experience working with refugees or persons of concern from South Sudan, Burundi, Somalia at camp (field) level.
·         The ideal candidate will be expected to be sensitive to the operational realities and to possess a certain level of maturity and perform well in dynamic and stressful situations.
·         Broad knowledge and understanding of GBVIMS and child protection information management systems and protection information management in general.
·         Significant experience in advocacy to government counterparts (Ministries, Police, District, e.t.c), donors and UN agencies on protection.
·         Good IT skills including database management skills.
·         Previous experience with planning, reporting, monitoring and evaluation skills
·         Teamwork & Collaboration
·         Excellent communication skills
·         Organizational Awareness
·         Good decision making skills
·         Excellent analytical thinking skills
·         Good negotiation and conflict resolution skills
·         Political Awareness
·         Community based protection skills
·         Show commitment to Continuous Learning

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications (together with an updated (CV) with at least three referees with their telephone contacts via E-mail only to  recruitug@actionafricahelp.org  addressed to:

Human Resource Officer,
Action Africa Help Uganda,
Plot 72 Ntinda Road, P.O. Box 10501, Kampala, Uganda.

NB: Please clearly mark in the email subject line the job title of the position applied for.  Only those selected for the interviews will be contacted.

Deadline: 20th January 2016

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