Protection Officer – Case Management/Resettlement – Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)

Organisation: Humanitarian
Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)
Funding Source: UNHCR
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Protection
About US:
Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA) is an international African humanitarian and
development organization that positively contributes towards improving the
living standards and conditions of those adversely affected by disasters and
conflict in the Horn, East & Central Africa by implementing WASH, Health,
Education, Livelihoods, Community service & development and Protection
programs in the region for a period of more than 20 years.
About UNHCR Project:
HIJRA with funding
from the UNHCR in Uganda is implementing a multi-sectoral Program for refugees
in Oruchinga settlement (Isingiro district), Nakivale settlement (Isingiro
district), Nyakabande Transit Center (Kisoro district) and Kyangwali Settlement
(Hoima District).
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • All communication regarding resettlement needs of refugees should be
    made through the RST-focal person.
  • All communication should be written for resource mobilization and
    accountability purposes.
  • The protection manager should be copied in all communication to
    support especially with ensuring timely resource mobilization for RST
  • The RST focal person will ensure that all persons of concern
    travelling outside Nakivale for RST activities upon UNHCR’s request are
    escorted by staff.
  • The RST focal person is also responsible for ensuring the welfare of
    persons of concern during RST activities.
  • Prepare written documentation for resettlement submission; ensure
    that records / files of individual cases are updated in a systematic and
    timely manner.
  • Assess and review individual resettlement cases and prepare
    individual / group submission for scrutiny by the supervisor (UNHCR)
  • Assist in logistical arrangements of selection missions by
    resettlement locations.
  • Coordinate travel and departure arrangements for refugees accepted
    for resettlement.
  • The incumbent will follow-up on cases from time of submission to
    final decision and departure
  • Comply with UNHCR’s standard operating procedures on resettlement,
    ensuring timely action on cases
  • Occasionally, assist in carrying out preliminary interviews and
    initial assessments, to process refugees for resettlement following
    established procedures
  • Assist in mitigating resettlement fraud by reporting suspected
  • Provide support in maintaining accurate resettlement statistics as
    well as up-to-date records on individual cases; assist in the preparation
    of reports.
  • Ensure proper management of both physical and electronic data;
  • Ensure proper follow-up of the pending submissions and keep track of
    any changes in the circumstances of cases;
  • Systematically apply an Age, Gender and Diversity perspective in all
    aspects of the resettlement process.
  • Perform any other duties assign by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the HIJRA Protection Officer – Case
    Management/Resettlement job opportunity must hold a Law degree/ human
    rights or a comparable discipline
  • At least 3 years of work experience in the same field of development
    and humanitarian work and NGOs’
  • 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.
  • Must possess communication and negotiation skills.
  • Strong judgments skills are also a necessity
  • Someone who can make ethical and moral decisions
  • Sociable and open minded
  • A person who can keep confidential information
  • 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 should send an application letter and
Curriculum Vitae including telephone and email contacts of three referees
including your current/most recent employer.
Application should
be addressed to the:
Country Program
Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA),
P.O. Box 37703,
Kampala, Uganda.
Email to:
The subject line should read: “Protection Officer – Case
NB: Please
note that interviews will be done on a rolling basis given the urgency of the
Deadline: 15th February 2019
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