Fresher Community Services Assistant NGO Jobs – Care and Assistance for Forced Migrants (CAFOMI)

Job Title:        Community Services Assistant
Organisation: Care
and Assistance for Forced Migrants (CAFOMI)
Duty Station: 
Reference Number: CSA/BUB/
Reports to: Protection
About US:
Care and Assistance for Forced Migrants (CAFOMI) is a not-for-profit;
non-partisan organization limited by guarantee and registered by the Uganda NGO
Board/Bureau as a national non-government focusing on protection and assistance
in complex emergencies, local context durable solutions for forced migrants,
early warning alerts through research and advocacy and a national response
surge capacity for emergencies. CAFOMI aims to ensure that forced migrants
(refugees) live a dignified life to internationally acceptable standards and
positively contributing to the development of their host communities through
professionalism, commitment, transparency, accountability, teamwork,
participation, partnerships, respect, integrity, multiculturalism, continuous
learning and development. CAFOMI, through a tripartite agreement with UNHCR and
Government of Uganda (OPM) was selected to implement emergency response and
mixed solutions activities in 2018 in the refugee hosting districts of
Bundibugyo, Isingiro, and Kisoro.
Job Summary: The Community
Services Assistant will serve as the critical interface between CAFOMI and
communities of concern, providing an AGD sensitive analysis of community risks
and capacities that form the essential foundations to all CAFOMI work.
 Key Duties and Responsibilities:
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
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 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, psychosocial,
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
Provide support 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.
Actively contribute to CAFOMI communication
strategies by emphasizing the participatory, community-based and AGD
Keenly 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.
Carry out any other duty assigned to you by your

Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
Development studies, Social sciences or related field.
Two 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 and NGO.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their applications with an application letter, updated CV including telephone
and Email contacts of three professional referees with the most recent
employer. Please do not attach academic credentials as these will be availed for
the shortlisted candidates.
Send to:
Human Resource Department,
Care and Assistance for Forced Migrants (CAFOMI),
P.O. Box 7785 Kampala. Uganda.
Email to: (Please clearly indicate position
title and reference number as the subject of the Email)
Deadline: 12th March
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