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Protection Officer UNHCR Project Jobs - Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)



Job Title:      
 Protection Officer
Organisation: Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)
Funding Source: UNHCR
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager

About US:
Humanitarian 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: 
  • Ensure proper case management and documentation
  • Coordination of protection activities with partner focal points and through proper referrals
  • Conduct regular case follow up in the community and with partners
  • Prepare timely weekly, monthly, quarterly other reports as required
  • Capacity building of community to participate in their own protection
  • Prepare and submit timely requisition to enable implementation
  • From time to time undertake any other duty as may be assigned by the supervisor
  • Contribute to proposal development for the organization
  • Undertake other duties as assigned by the Project Manager.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the HIJRA Protection Officer job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and Social Administration, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Law, Human rights or a comparable discipline
  • Three years of work experience in the same field of development and humanitarian work and NGOs’
  • Ability to produce high-quality documentation
  • Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with a number of different partners and contacts, including governmental authorities, UNHCR, victims and their families etc.
  • Strong computer skills i.e. Microsoft office, PowerPoint and E-mail.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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 Manager,
Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA),
P.O. Box 37703, Kampala, Uganda.

Email to: vacancies.ug@hijra.or.ke. 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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