Protection Manager Job Careers – Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)

Job Title:       Protection
Organisation: Humanitarian
Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)
Funding Source: UNHCR
Duty Station: 
Reports to: Field
Program Coordinator
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).
Job Summary:   The Protection Manager leads and coordinates
HIJRA’s protection program with the objective of providing timely and effective
protection to persons/populations of concern, as well as supervising protection
interventions within an office. The incumbent must have the ability to forge
strong partnerships with government entities, other NGOs and stakeholders to
facilitate the operation’s protection objectives.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Coordinate the implementation and monitoring of programs ensuring
    that identified protection needs, including an Age, Gender and Diversity
    (AGD) approach, are adequately addressed.
  • Design, deliver and monitor programs on an AGD basis to address
    identified protection needs.
  • Ensure participatory, community-based protection and AGD approaches
    are included in the strategies and plans of the country operation.
  • Provide technical guidance and support to HIJRA and partners on all
    protection related issues.
  • Develop and implement a child protection plan as part of the
    protection strategy ensuring programs use a child protection systems
  • Implement and oversee Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all
    protection/solution activities.
  • Coordinate the design, implementation and evaluation of protection related
    programming with implementing and operational partners.
  • Develop and implement a program of results-based advocacy through a
    consultative process with sectoral and/or cluster partners.
  • Coordinate capacity building initiatives for communities and individuals
    to assert their rights.
  • Ensure that the perspectives, capacities, needs and resources of the
    persons of concerns are reflected in the protection strategy, planning
    processes and operations plan addressing the specific protection needs of
    women and men, children, youth, older persons, and persons with
  • Coordinate the promotion of international refugee law principles and
    standards and also refugee legislation or policies ensuring that all
    sectors and clusters fulfil their responsibilities mainstreaming
  • Provide policy guidance and operational support to HIJRA on all
    protection related issues.
  • Provide legal advice and guidance on protection issues to internal
    and external interlocutors; ensure legal assistance is accessible to persons
    of concern; liaise with competent authorities to ensure the issuance of
    personal and other relevant documents to persons of concern.
  • Support a consultative process with government counterparts at local
    levels, partners and persons of concern to develop and implement
    integrated strategies that address the key protection priorities,
    including, for example, child protection, education and solutions
  • Actively contribute to the Protection team’s information management
    component which: provide disaggregated data on populations of concern and
    their problems; researches, collects and disseminates relevant protection
    information and good practices to enhance protection delivery and provide
    technical advice if necessary.
  • Through relationships with persons of concern, authorities and
    network of partners stay abreast of political, social, economic and
    cultural developments that have an impact on the protection environment
    and provide advice to senior management.
  • Support persons of concern to develop structures that enhance their
    participation and protection.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Field Program

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Human Rights,
    Community Development or other related discipline;
  • Relevant professional experience of Five (5) years, two of which
    should have been at managerial level preferably in emergency and/or
    development context;
  • Prior experience or familiarity with persons of concern (including
    internally displaced persons and refugees-returnees) would be a distinct
  • Familiarity with guidelines on Protection Support in emergency
  • Familiarity with international protection and human rights legal
  • Good spoken and written English and relevant computer skills.
  • Full respect for client/organization confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and respect for people with
    special needs and other vulnerability.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural context as a flexible and respectful
    team player.
  • Experience in managing a team;
  • Excellent analysis and reporting, communication and organization
  • Respect for applicable rules and procedures;
  • Ethical and transparent decision-making;
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and under pressure;
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: “Position Title”
NB:  Please note that interviews will be done
on a rolling basis given the urgency of the positions. Those who previously
applied need not to re-apply.
Deadline: 29th March 2019
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