2 Project Officer Job Placements – Refugee Law Project (RLP)

 Project Officer (2 Job Placements)
Organization: Refugee
Law Project (RLP)
Duty Station:
Reports to:
Project Manager
About US:
The Refugee Law
Project (RLP) is an outreach project of the School of Law, Makerere University.
Our Mission is to empower asylum seekers, refugees, deportees, IDPs and host
communities to enjoy their human rights and lead dignified lives. Refugee Law
Project’s work is currently structured in five thematic areas: Access to
Justice; Conflict, Transitional Justice & Governance (CTJ&G), Gender
& Sexuality; Mental Health & Psychosocial Wellbeing; and Media for
Social Change.
Job Summary: The
Project Officer is mainly responsible for promoting and protecting the rights
of women and children affected by violent conflict in the West Nile sub-region
for them to enjoy sustainable peace, security and justice through facilitating
individual healing and enhancing reintegration.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Direct Client
  • Plan and execute systematic screening of
    women and children living with untreated war- wounds to identify
    medical/psychosocial/legal needs
  • Ensure the provision of psychosocial
    support, counselling, referrals and advice to clients with untreated
    war-wounds, trauma and torture
  • Manage the provision of
    post-rehabilitation support, counselling, documentation of stories of
    healing and recovery of clients to inform key stakeholders and catalyse
    special local government and line ministry interventions.
  • Manage the emergency medical funds and
    coordinate emergency medical referrals to approved medical service
    providers and the home-based medical care scheme for persons unable to
    access public services.
  • Coordinate field visits and follow-up
    with clients in the different villages across the West Nile region
  • Establish new and strengthen existing
    support groups through provision of technical support
  • Plan, develop and implement client care
    and communication strategies including establishing close working ties
    with relevant partner organisations
  • Establishing new victims/survivors’
    support groups of returnees
capacity building
  • Facilitate in trainings, workshops,
    conferences and seminars on transitional justice issues
  • Coordinate trainings and information
    sessions organized by RLP and for RLP
  • Organise and coordinate annual events
    related to project
  • Plan and provide training activities on
    other psychosocial issues
  • Hold psycho-medical camps to provide
    multi-dimensional individual and group therapeutic sessions in key
    massacre sites
  • Organise and facilitate community
    outreach activities e.g. local reconciliation with cultural and religious
    leaders, elders on identified conflict in the community, travelling
    testimony exhibitions
  • Conduct and disseminate field research
    on emerging Transitional Justice and women/children issues.
  • Organise and engage in data collection
    processes and activities through interviews and focus group discussions or
    using any other adopted data selection technique
  • Identify and prepare research training
    materials and tools as necessary for the execution of specific research
  • Engage children in and out of school
    through poems, talent shows
  • Manage bi-annual children’s radio talk
  • Organise documentary screening in secondary
    schools, tertiary and in the community
  • Document and curate narratives for
Networking and
  • Represent the organization in various
    fora that address forced migration issues related to conflict, gender and
  • Conduct advocacy on post-conflict issues
    on women and children;
  • Advocate for the mainstreaming of a
    range of gender issues in West Nile region.
  • Consult with related professional and
    paraprofessional staff, as appropriate, in the performance of therapeutic
    and/or casework; refer clients to appropriate service agencies as
  • Coordinate follow-ups to determine
    reliability and validity of treatment used; make recommendations regarding
    modification to services and service delivery
  • Participate in the review of
    psychosocial issues and program policies and procedures
  • Lead, and/or coordinate training
    sessions and workshops to enhance psychosocial skills of staff and/or
    client groups

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Refugee Law
    Project (RLP) Project Officer job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree in Social Work, Development Studies, Community Education or related
    human services field
  • At least three years of proven and
    relevant work experience with vulnerable communities (e.g. community mobilisation,
    social work, counselling and engaging with women and children, research in
    war-affected communities etc.)
  • Previous experience of empirical
    research, data analysis, and evidence based reports and evidence based
  • Has worked with an NGO or can understand
    the way NGO’s operate
  • Practical and theoretical understanding
    of sexuality, sexual and gender based violence
  • Excellent written and spoken English and
    communication skills
  • Excellent networking and communication skills
  • Good computer skills (standard office and PowerPoint
    software) are necessary
How to Apply:
All candidates who
wish to join the Refugee Law Project (RLP) in this capacity are encouraged to
send a motivation letter and curriculum vitae electronically to: 
NB: The
position applied for MUST be indicated in the subject line of the email. Copies
of certificates should not be attached, but will be requested for from
short-listed candidates only.
Deadline: 1st June 2018 by 5.00pm
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