Protection Officer UNHCR Project Job Opportunities – Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)

Job Title:        Protection Officer
Organisation: Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid
Funding Source: UNHCR
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Protection Manager
About US:
Humanitarian 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
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) and Nyakabande Transit
Center (Kisoro district).
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ensure proper case management and
  • Tasked with the 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
  • Undertake other duties as assigned by the

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the HIJRA Protection
    Officer job placement should 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
  • 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
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 Manager,
Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA),
P.O. Box 37703, Kampala, Uganda.
Email to: The subject line should read: “Protection
Deadline: 24th January

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