Fresher Protection Officer US NGO Jobs – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Organization: International
Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station: 
About US:
The International
Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by
conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. It
was created by Albert Einstein more than 80 years and has been working in
Uganda since 1998. It has particularly working in the conflict zones where tens
of thousands of people have been kills and over 1.6 million displaced.
Following a peace agreement in 2006, Ugandans are returning home and looking to
rebuild their lives. The IRC is there to protect women and children from
violence and exploitation by fostering a safe environment and encouraging
education, and is supporting farmers and small businesses, and helping
communities promote peace and long-term development.
Job Summary:  The Protection Officer in line with prevention
and response approaches will be responsible for the day to day direct delivery
of Protection and Rule of Law activities. She / he will provide; supervision
and support to community based volunteers, lead protection monitoring
exercises, be responsible for the development and implementation of relevant
communication with community activities, coordinate the community engagement
through leadership structures, lead case management process for extremely
vulnerable individuals, ensure the functioning of Information Support Centers
(ISCs) represent the organisation at zonal and village level coordination
meetings, ensure regular data on all activities and reports are available. They
will work closely with Legal Officers, WPE staff, identifying areas for
collaboration and sharing of resources in achieving the objectives of the
sector. On a rotational basis, they will assume leadership role building their
supervision and management skills, deputising for the Programme Manager as
appropriate, undertaking tasks appropriately delegated following consultation
with the Field Manager. They will be part of an integrated protection team
delivering activities agreed by the Protection consortium.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Lead and conduct protection monitoring exercises, organising FDGs,
    KIIs and providing data from ISCs for analysis.
  • Ensure Information and Support Centers are fully functional – with
    all the resources and staffing required to provide a safe and effective
    service to community members
  • Ensure service mapping is up to date, referral pathways established
    and follow up of cases, concerns and issues are conducted by Assistants
    and volunteers
  • Provide case management support for extremely vulnerable individuals
    (EVIs), ensuring tools provided are used and process and procedures
    complied with by Assistants and Volunteers
  • Oversee PSN needs assessment exercises and ensure SOP and other
    related procedures are followed in the provision of targeted assistance
    support and home visits
  • Have in place a clear system for the collection and storing of data
    on all activities
  • Ensure CommCare is used efficiently
  • Work closely with the Legal Officers to ensure linkages and
    referrals are done in a safe , effective and timely manner
  • Work closely with colleagues in health and WPE teams, OPM and UNHCR
    to provide a comprehensive support to the affected population
  • Provide weekly reports, data and work plans covering area of
    operation in a timely manner for review by the Programme Manager
  • Ensure at zonal level that a system is in place for the collection
    and storing of data in line with principles of confidentiality.
  • Participate in Zonal Coordination meetings involving UNHCR, OPM and
    all other partners
  • Organise training and mentoring sessions for community leadership
    structures; Refugee welfare committees, Neighborhood watch committees,
    Women executives and Youth executives established at village and Zone
    level to effectively carry out their functions.
  • Steer the development and implementation of peaceful co-existence
    activities, working with both the refugee and host population.
  • Ensure the proper functioning of youth recreational centers and
    implementation of activities with youth that result in protection outcomes
  • Map capacity and resources of refugee communities , supporting them
    in implementing community based protection activitiesprojects
  • Formulate strategies for communicating with communities, working
    with BBTT teams and Community based volunteers in developing messages and
    planning information sessions.
  • Liaise with partners to receive and follow up on messaging needs and
    ensure quality and relevance of messaging
  • Complete Purchase requests as part of procurement process
  • Conduct weekly meetings with volunteers
  • Deputise as appropriate for the Programme Manager when required

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the International Rescue Committee (IRC)
    Protection Officer job must hold a University degree in humanities or
    other relevant field
  • Demonstrable knowledge of protection issues and knowledge of refugee
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in a similar post,
    preferably with an international organization.
  • Strong supervisory and organizational skills.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team, as
    well as independently.
  • Flexible and able to work in a dynamic and diverse environment.
  • Comfortable using information technology (Computers, Smartphones and
    Tablets) and MS Office Word and Excel.
  • Proficiency in English (written and verbal)
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send updated CVs, cover letters and
filled application form, download
, clearly indicating “Protection Officer – Kyaka II” as the subject
to: (The Human Resource and Administration department,
International Rescue Committee)
Deadline: 31st January 2019
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