2 Entry Level Protection and Gender Officer Non-profit Jobs – Alliance Forum for Development-AFOD Uganda

Organisation: Alliance
Forum for Development-AFOD Uganda
Duty Station: Uganda
VA NO:
AFOD/EXT/35/18/001
About US:
Alliance Forum for
Development-AFOD Uganda is a non-profit, non-governmental organization working
with humanitarian and development partners to address the needs of conflict
affected population, rural and urban poor communities in Uganda to address
their real needs in areas of health, nutrition, food security and livelihoods,
environmental health, protection and psychosocial support, and research.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible for supervision and management of AFOD’s protection
    activities in areas of operation including both protection monitoring and
    SGBV activities;
  • Ensure that adequate staffing is in place for the protection
    activities, including an appropriate gender balance within the staff
    group;
  • Ensures that AFOD staff are trained on skills and values required
    for protection work, with particular attention to participatory methods,
    confidentiality, maintaining a respectful dialogue with refugees and host
    communities at all levels and a rights-based approach;
  • Participation in planning meetings and developing strategic
    documents on protection;
  • Planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the protection
    activities in accordance with donor requirements and the organization’s
    policies and procedures;
  • Establish/maintain a regular system of project monitoring  and evaluation using both qualitative
    and quantitative indicators;
  • Provide on-the-job training for field staff in protection
    monitoring, including international and national human rights standards;
  • Provision of technical support to mainstream protection and ensuring
    a rights-based approach across all AFOD’s programs;
  • Represent AFOD and actively participate in the local Protection
    Sector and relevant sub-sectors/working groups meetings;
  • Closely co-ordinate in project implementation with partners (UN
    agencies and national/international NGOs), including referrals, protection
    gap analysis and advocacy;
  • Development of advocacy and communication initiatives to enhance
    uptake of protection services.
  • Establish good working relationship with district, county
    authorities, UN agencies, international and other local NGOs on protection
    matters;
  • Initiate and development concept notes and/or proposals and budgets
    in close consultation with Head of Field Office, Head of programmes and
    the Executive Director;
  • Report periodically on protection activities to the HOP for donor
    reporting as necessary.
  • Perform any other duty as required by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a University degree or higher
    education relevant on human rights, preferably law, social sciences or
    International development with proven experience in international
    protection and advocacy work.
  • Two years of field experience in international humanitarian work in
    refugee and/or IDP situations OR Protection field.
  • Working knowledge of SPHERE standards, IASC Guidelines for Child
    Protection and Gender Based Violence.
  • Experience in Gender Based Violence programming.
Core Competences:
  • Sensitivity, diplomacy, tact, good communication skills, and ability
    to remain calm under pressure.
  • Ability to understand complex security situations and adjust
    operations accordingly.
  • Ability and willingness to live and work in remote field locations
    under basic conditions.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and team skills.
  • Good administrative skills in order to work with people at
    managerial and senior government levels.
  • The ability to present concise reports.
  • Ability to coordinate activities with other agencies, build and
    maintain positive working relationships.
  • Good understanding of humanitarian protection standard, Sphere
    Minimum Standards, gender issues and
  • Computer literacy skills
How to Apply:
All prospective
candidates are encouraged to send their applications through email to
info_u@afodi.org and address them to the Human resource Officer, Kampala Head
Office, Plot 17 Charles Lwanga Road, Ntinda Minister’s Village or the Adjumani
Field Office, Kelvin Road. Please include a cover letter clearly stating the
position, vacancy reference and location, updated CV (with at least 3
referees), copies of academic qualifications/certificates.
Deadline: 20th June 2018 by 5:00pm
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