Protection Officer Non-profit Job Careers – Care and Assistance for Forced Migrants (CAFOMI)

Job Title:        Protection Officer
Organisation: Care
and Assistance for Forced Migrants (CAFOMI)
Duty Station: 
Reference Number: PO/ORU/
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
8oard/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 Protection
Officer will primarily supervise and manage the protection sector, by
performing duties and responsibilities in accordance with the objectives and
activities mentioned below.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • The protection of populations of concern
    is met through the application of National Law and relevant UNHCR
    protection standards.
  • The protection strategy incorporates a
    thorough age, gender and diversity (AGD) analysis and reflects the
    Organization’s global, regional and country level priorities.
  • The participation of persons of concern is
    assured through continuous assessment and evaluation using participatory,
    rights and community based approaches.
  • Protection incidents are immediately
    identified and addressed.
  • Analytical reports of protection trends
    and issues are produced on a monthly and ad hoc basis.
  • Keep abreast with political, social,
    economic and cultural developments that have an impact on the protection
  • Promote National Law and applicable UNHCR
    standards and codes of conduct.
  • Foster their consistent and coherent
    interpretation and application through mainstreaming in all sectors and /
    or in clusters applicable operations.
  • Actively contribute to the design,
    implementation and evaluation of protection related activities and
    partners in particular within the newly established protection response
  • Compile data from the field and partners
    in a systematic manner. Draft consolidated reports on update impact of the
    protection response framework and legal issues.
  • Provide legal advice and guidance on
    protection issues to the operation and draft legal notes, as required.
  • Contribute to the design, implementation
    and evaluation of protection related AGD based programming with
    implementing and operational partners.
  • Contribute to and facilitate a program of
    results-based advocacy through a consultative process with sectorial
    and/or cluster partners.
  • Facilitate effective information
    management through the provision of disaggregated data on populations of
    concern and their problems.
  • Contribute to capacity-building
    initiatives for communities and individuals to assert their rights.
  • Actively participate in initiatives to
    capacitate national authorities, relevant institutions and NGOs to
    strengthen national protection related legislation and procedures.
  • Decide in consultation with the supervisor
    and the protection unit issues to be researched and topics for thematic
  • Enforce compliance with, and integrity of,
    all protection standard operating procedures.
  • Line-manage the staff including day-to-day
    management, development and training, appraisals, etc.
  • Facilitate regular staff meetings to
    ensure awareness of project objectives, and opportunity for feedback.
  • Provide staff coaching and technical
    supervision to develop ownership in responsibility for activities.
  • Ensure all possible durable solutions are
    explored for persons of concern.
  • Take a lead role plan of action, to ensure
    the protection of refugees and asylum-seekers through intervention with
    local authorities and other entities on instances of arbitrary arrest and
    detention. Ensure the people of concern have access to legal and fair
    hearing in court through court follow ups, prison monitoring etc.
  • Sensitize the community and local
    authorities on Refugee law and Human Rights relating to refugees and
    others of concern to UNHCR, in order to ensure that national legislation
    is in compliance with International Legal Standards.
  • Advocate for legal aid services from the
    different legal aid service providers and Pro bono services from legal
    practitioners for the purpose of disposing of refugee cases at court.
  • Follow up cases at police and health
    center to ensure that the victims are attended to.
  • Support to police to carry out
    investigations in and outside the settlement.
  • Conduct monthly protection coordination
    meetings with partners.
  • Contribute to and facilitate a program of
    results based advocacy through a consultative process with sectorial and
    cluster partners.
  • Conduct police visits to follow up cases
    and provision of assistance.
  • Advocate for women’s rights and gender
    equality within the community.
  • Conduct regular field visits and maintain
    close consultation with refugee communities to ensure their equitable
    access to essential services.
  • Ensure that documentation of the
    activities is implemented within the sector.
  • Undertake any other duty assigned by the
    supervisor from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant must hold a Law degree/human
    rights or a comparable discipline.
  • Three years of work experience in the same
    field of development and humanitarian work and NGOs.
  • Knowledge of GBV, gender, or public health
    with previous experience in GBV prevention and response programming;
    knowledge of the guiding principles and IASC Guidelines on GBV
    interventions in humanitarian settings.
  • In-depth knowledge of training programs
    including assessments, instructional design, action planning, program
    delivery, and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Previous experience in technical and
    organizational capacity-building activities, in-depth knowledge of program
    design, including assessments, proposal writing, and program
  • Ability to produce high-quality legal
  • Ability to present and defend cases in a
    court of law.
  • Excellent presentation and communication
    skills and the ability to interact with a number of different partners and
    contacts, including governmental authorities, UNHCR, victims and their
    families etc.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation
  • Strong judgments skills are also a
  • Someone who can make ethical and moral
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Knowledge of Kiswahili/French/Kinyarwanda or
    local languages of the population is an advantage.
  • Motorbike riding experience and license
  • Sociable and open minded.
  • A person who can keep confidential
  • Must have a solid knowledge of the local
    law and be able to grasp new concepts with ease and accuracy.
  • Must have a solid knowledge of the local
    law and be able to grasp new concepts with ease and accuracy.
  • Very organized and need to have good time
    management skills to meet deadlines on time.
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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