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Research and Advocacy Officer Job Opportunities - Refugee Law Project (RLP)


Job Title:         Research and Advocacy Officer
Organization: Refugee Law Project (RLP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Programme Manager - Conflict Transitional Justice and Governance

About US:
The Refugee Law Project (RLP) is an outreach project of the School of Law, Makerere University. Our Mission is to empower asylum seekers, refugees, deportees, IDPs and host communities to enjoy their human rights and lead dignified lives. Refugee Law Project’s work is currently structured in five thematic areas: Access to Justice; Conflict, Transitional Justice & Governance (CTJ&G), Gender & Sexuality; Mental Health & Psychosocial Wellbeing; and Media for Social Change.

Job Summary: The Research and Advocacy Officer will maintain a consistent relationship with targeted communities and community leaders, conduct presentations and conduct various types of social and legal related research as well as internal capacity building of the staff and provide technical input and support on day-to-day research-related work.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Research
  • Conduct various types of research (quantitative and qualitative) as thematically defined;
  • Design / prepare research plans, data collection instruments, reports and, tabulations;
  • Participate in data collection processes and activities through interviews and focus group discussion or other data gathering techniques;
  • Identify and prepare research training materials and tools as necessary for execution of specific research project
  • Coordinate field research
  • Supervise some research activities as necessary
  • Participate in the analysis of data and writing final reports for publications
Communication and Outreach
  • Spearhead and participate in community outreach events including sharing information, making public presentations to various groups and providing feedback;
  • Design and review community outreach strategy and ensure its effectiveness at all times;
  • Develop community outreach plans and coordinate outreach activities;
  • Report on the progress of community outreach plans and make recommendations for improving outcomes;
  • Develop thematised educational materials including factsheets, posters, radio and TV ads, in appropriate languages, to increase awareness on the organisations work;
  • Conduct monitoring and evaluation on the impact of the community outreach processes;
Networking and advocacy
  • Conduct a stakeholder mapping and stakeholder analysis at the local level;
  • Map the NGOs, CBOs and religious, cultural and traditional institutions supporting community organization and participation at the local level;
  • Organize and arrange meetings with relevant stakeholders to build relationships and gain support for NMPDC goals;
  • Maintain regular contact with related institutions and network of target stakeholders;
  • Design and recommend relevant advocacy platforms for dissemination of information;
Documentation
  • Document the implementation of all community outreach activities to aid in multi-layer advocacy.
  • Profile and securely archive the research outputs both in text, pictorial and video as necessary;
Training: Conduct orientation sessions on communication and outreach Guidelines (Manual and Toolkit) when required;


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Refugee Law Project (RLP) Research and Advocacy Officer job opportunity must hold a Degree in a relevant field: (Social Sciences/Law/Arts/Development Studies/International Development).
  • Post graduate level qualification in any the above fields and specific training in programme and project management could be an added advantage.
  • Three years of active Research and Advocacy engagement in same or similar context
  • Ability to travel to travel and work in research areas with little infrastructure
  • Proven competence in empirical research, data analysis and in writing evidence-based reports and advocacy materials with practical and targeted recommendations
  • Experience in conflict analysis, and a clear understanding of Transitional Justice in relation to peacebuilding and post conflict environments.
  • Practical and theoretical understanding of peace and conflict, including how gender is integrated into conflict, peacebuilding and post conflict recovery
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Excellent oral presentation, communication and networking skills and inter-personal ability
  • Familiarity with policy-making at multi- and international institutions such as IGAD, EAC, UN, EU and Government (Local and National) etc
  • Ability to learn quickly and work well under pressure, both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Willingness and ability to frequently travel within Uganda and abroad.
  • Willingness to work beyond ordinary hours of work and in situations that require quick response.
  • Good team player, comfortable in multi-cultural settings, committed to anti-discriminatory policy and practice 
How to Apply:
All candidates who wish to join the Refugee Law Project (RLP) in this capacity are encouraged to send a motivation letter and curriculum vitae electronically to: recruitment@refugeelawproject.org

NB: The position applied for MUST be indicated in the subject line of the email. Copies of certificates should not be attached, but will be requested for from short-listed candidates only.

Deadline: 1st June 2018 by 5.00pm

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Transitional Justice Lawyer Jobs - Refugee Law Project (RLP)


Job Title:         Transitional Justice Lawyer
Organization: Refugee Law Project (RLP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager

About US:
The Refugee Law Project (RLP) is an outreach project of the School of Law, Makerere University. Our Mission is to empower asylum seekers, refugees, deportees, IDPs and host communities to enjoy their human rights and lead dignified lives. Refugee Law Project’s work is currently structured in five thematic areas: Access to Justice; Conflict, Transitional Justice & Governance (CTJ&G), Gender & Sexuality; Mental Health & Psychosocial Wellbeing; and Media for Social Change.

Job Summary: The Transitional Justice Lawyer is responsible for maintaining a consistent relationship with targeted CSO’s to enhance capacity of local and national civil society actors to engage in Peace and Transitional Justice processes, and by the systematic establishment of a historical record.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Community Engagement
  • Monitor and document on-going Transitional Justice initiatives including International Criminal Court and International Crimes Division trials
  • Conduct Victim consultations to enable them share perspectives to inform ICC & ICD justice processes;
  • Convene regular Justice Tafakari forums to provide platform for key stakeholders to reflect on justice initiatives;
  • Engage in strategic litigation processes in identified communities
  • Organise and hold Annual Memorial Lecture series on Transitional Justice issues;
  • Organise regular Peace Film Festivals in Secondary schools, Tertiary Institutions and selected refugee settlements
  • Organise Women’s leadership camp to enhance capacity of local women leaders
  • Coordinate annual Institute for African Transitional Justice (IATJ)
  • Engage in local level reconciliation and TJ initiatives with relevant clan leaders to resolve existing conflict within communities
  • Conduct bi-monthly documentary screening and public discussions around key TJ and Forced Migration issues
  • The Transitional Justice Lawyer will also manage the Community screening of Live ICC trials and other TJ processes and documentaries;
Research
  • Carry out legal research related to specific cases of serious human rights violations;
  • Conduct detailed analysis of transitional justice mechanisms in Uganda, including relevant legislation, regulations, and policies;
  • Design / prepare research plans, questionnaire/ reports and, tabulations;
  • Participate in data collection processes and activities through interviews and focus group discussion or using any another adopted data selection technique;
  • Participate in the analysis of data and writing final reports for publications;
  • Conduct various types of research (quantitative and qualitative) as thematically defined;
  • Design / prepare research plans, questionnaire/ reports and, tabulations;
Networking and Advocacy
  • Hold sub-regional CSO TJ & Forced Migration(FM) platform meetings
  • Hold joint CSO TJ & FM advocacy events in Kampala, Luwero, Gulu, Kitgum, Arua, Lira, Soroti, Jinja and Kasese
  • Convene national level TJ & FM platform meetings on appropriate policy and legislative frameworks and issues
  • Organise high-level TJ retreat targeting key actors on policy, research and practice relating to emerging TJ issues
Others
  • Ensure that RLP’s rules and regulations are implemented with relevance to the activities as well as policies and procedures.
  • Participate in necessary meetings and reviews;
  • Perform any other tasks that may be identified or assigned.
  • Ensure that RLP’s rules and regulations are implemented with relevance to the activities as well as policies and procedures.
  • Participate in necessary meetings and reviews;


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Refugee Law Project (RLP) Transitional Justice Lawyer job opportunity must hold a Master’s degree in Law
  • At least five years of proven and relevant work experience in engaging with key partners on transitional justice issues
  • Good knowledge of international criminal law and/or human rights law and/or international humanitarian law and/or gender justice and sexual violence and/or transitional justice;
  • Good knowledge of the International human rights system;
  • Interest in promoting and defending human rights as well as enforcing the members of civil society;
  • Skills in written composition and legal research;
  • Ability to quickly assimilate domestic law concepts in order to harmonize them with knowledge of national or international law;

How to Apply:
All candidates who wish to join the Refugee Law Project (RLP) in this capacity are encouraged to send a motivation letter and curriculum vitae electronically to: recruitment@refugeelawproject.org

NB: The position applied for MUST be indicated in the subject line of the email. Copies of certificates should not be attached, but will be requested for from short-listed candidates only.

Deadline: 1st June 2018 by 5.00pm

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Child Protection in Emergency Coordinator NGO Job Placements - Plan International




Organisation: Plan International
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: National Programme Manager – Child Protection

About US:
Plan International was founded over 75 years ago and is one of the oldest and largest children’s development organizations (non-profit / INGOs) in the world. We work in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty. Plan’s vision is of a world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that respect people’s rights and dignity. Plan is independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations.

Job Summary: The Child Protection in Emergency Coordinator is responsible for assessment, response analysis, design and implementation of the child protection components of Plan International Uganda’s emergency response. S/he will need to coordinate with other Emergency Response team members and Plan International Uganda staff, especially in implementation management, health, education and other relevant technical sectors, to ensure a rapid, proportionate and effective response. S/he will need to ensure response to immediate child protection issues with simultaneous consideration of longer term needs and possible scenarios. Depending on the situation the specialist may need to take a very active role in technical co-ordination, support and advocacy with the country specific child protection clusters and other stakeholders and technical agencies relevant to the sector.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Assessment
·         Provide sectoral leadership and expertise in the assessment
·         Carry out initial rapid assessment of current situation in collaboration with local specialists and affected population; determine priorities and immediate activities and resources
·         Review, assess and update the child protection situation in areas affected by emergency (including, but not limited to- depending on the context – the forms of violence, exploitation and abuse in relation to sexual violence, HIV/Aids, children associated with fighting forces, separated children, child trafficking and other relevant circumstances affecting child vulnerability to violence, exploitation and abuse)
·         Highlight protection issues requiring a response – both immediate (less than 2 months) and medium term and make recommendations on specific Plan International actions required. Ensure core commitments to children are taken into consideration.
·         Represent Plan International Uganda to child and other protection clusters, stakeholders and
·         Governmental and non – Governmental agencies for the purposes of the protection aspects of the assessment.
·         Assess in – country resources, human, material and financial for response with relevant staff and agencies and assist in capacity building of national staff.
·         Identify potential partnerships to implement recommendations, assess potential partners where available or make recommendations on how to fill gaps.
Program Design
·         Define aims and objectives of the overall child protection programme.
·         Work in close collaboration with national and International Child Protection actors, map current institutional response capacities – including conducting a child protection specific 3Ws.
·         Work in close collaboration with Child Protection actors, develop a realistic evidence – based, Child Protection program plan, including both programmatic and advocacy activities (results oriented).
·         Design most appropriate child protection interventions based on the outcomes of assessments and the context.
·         Ensure that issues of gender, education, DBR and conflict sensitivity are factored into the programme design.
·         Ensure Plan International guidelines and UN Child Protection cluster standards are considered and any departures documented.
·         Work in close collaboration with other programmes specialists to ensure that emergency interventions build upon each other and link in to longer term programming.
·         Develop a Child Protection Programme plan, concept papers and proposals in respect of the above.
Response Management and Implementation
·         Work closely with the relevant implementation manager(s) to ensure that the implementation of relevant activities are planned and implemented in a phased and prioritized manner in full consultation and co-ordination with all relevant agencies both governmental and non – governmental.
·         Provide technical guidance to Plan International Uganda for effective planning, implementation and monitoring of agreed child protection plans including the psychosocial recovery (care) and assistance (legal and social) to vulnerable children and their families.
·         Make frequent field visits to all affected response areas to monitor implementation of activities, identify opportunities and constraints and any adjustments needed including additional staffing or staff training or other.
·         Design and develop appropriate surveillance, monitoring and evaluation systems for child protection interventions.
·         Support the monitoring and reporting of child protection concerns and violations of child rights commitments embodied in the UNCRC, resolution 1612 and other legal instruments.
·         Ensure early and rigorous implementation of quality and accountability mechanisms.
Response Reporting & Evaluation
·         Evaluate the implementation of Plan International Child Protection activities and draft recommendations for improved programme design.
·         Draft child protection interventions reports to serve as standalone deliverables or to be included in larger emergency response for both donor and internal purposes.
Information and Co –ordination
·         Provide regular updates to Emergency Response Manager and emergency team on progress, priorities and constraints – verbally and in writing on an agreed frequency.
·         Engage and follow up with relevant implementation manager(s)
·         Represent Plan International Uganda and non – governmental groups as needed and agreed with the team leader.
·         Render support in the implementation of and represent Plan International Uganda in child protection coordination mechanisms including any relevant cluster.
·         Brief updates and reports on sectoral activities/strategies to donors and other stakeholders.
Human Resources and Administration: Coordinate and/or implement training and briefing of Plan International Uganda staff, partners and other key stakeholders on child protection and/or related issues.

Key Result Areas:  
·         Support establishment or strengthening of networks with KCCA, government line departments / ministries, international bodies and groups plus other stakeholders at City national and International levels.
·         Facilitate strategic linkages and collaborations with other departments in and outside Plan, local authorities, coalitions, and service providers to foster integration and ensure collaborated efforts for Safer Cities for Girls Global program in line with the project goal.
·         Project implementation planning and management in coordination with project implementing partners
·         Project budget and procurement management
·         Project monitoring, evaluation, learning and documentation
·         Project partnership Management, networking and advocacy
·         Project risk management
·         Human resource management and development
·         Ensure Plan’s Safe guarding Policy and Guidelines are adhered to in project implementation


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The applicant for the Plan International Child Protection in Emergency Coordinator job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Law, International Law, Political Science or a related field with good knowledge of International Refugee, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.
·         Previous experience with participatory approaches to protection, emergency preparedness,  crisis/emergency relief management or other related areas. Experience in the country of potential assignment is an asset.
·         All protection specialists will have a good knowledge and understanding of DO NO HARM principles and established international child protection standards (especially UNCRC).
·         At least five years (of which at least 3 in the field) of progressively responsible professional experience in child protection, humanitarian affairs, human rights and related fields.
·         Three to five years of humanitarian aid experience
·         Work style: Is well planned and organized even within a fluid working environment and has a capacity for initiative and decision making with competent analytical and problem solving skills.
·         Knowledge of Plan International Uganda policies and procedures, sphere and the Red Cross/ NGO code of conduct. Requires general finance, administration, information management and telecommunication skills and proficiency in information technology/ computer skills.
·         Integrity: Works with trustworthiness and integrity and has a clear commitment to Plan International Uganda’s core values and humanitarian principles.
·         Resilience/Adaptability and flexibility: Ability to operate effectively under extreme circumstances including stress, high security risks and harsh living conditions. Works and lives with a flexible, adaptable and resilient manner.
·         Awareness and sensitivity of self and others: Demonstrates awareness and sensitivity to gender and diversity. Have experience and the ability to live and work in diverse cultural contexts in a culturally appropriate manner. Has a capacity to make accurate self – assessment particularly in high stress and high security contexts.
·         People skills: Ability to work independently and as a team player who demonstrates leadership and is able to support and train local and international staff and also able to work with disaster affected communities in a sensitive and participatory manner.
·         Communication skills: Well developed written and oral communication skills. Able to communicate
·         clearly and sensitively with internal and external stakeholders as a representative of Plan  International Uganda. This includes effective negotiation and representation skills.
·         Fluency in English
·         Multiple language skills desirable
·         Fluent with the local language specifically Lugbara Aringa, Dinka

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send their letters of application, together with updated CVs, contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant certificates, names and contact details of three references plus salary history and send to:

The Country Human Resources and Organizational Development Manager,
Plan Uganda

Email to: uganda.recruitment@plan-international.org

Deadline: 1st June 2018

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Project Coordinator - Information, Counseling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) NGO Careers - Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)


Organisation: Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

About Us:
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • The Project Coordinator will undertake regular visits to settlements, local authorities, and partners (as and when security allows) and government officials to identify needs and provide support through legal assistance, capacity building and advocacy.
  • Identify knowledge gaps and needs of target beneficiaries, partners and other key stakeholders relevant to ICLA thematic areas.
  • Identify external resources as required in consultation with ICLA Project Management Team (PMT).
  • In consultation with the ICLA Regional Adviser, develop and implement a training schedule and organize all logistical needs and support.
  • Conduct trainings and induction to new staff joining NRC and local partners on ICLA.
  • Compile ICLA activity reports.
  • Develop best practice documentation on methodologies and techniques.
  • The jobholder will also facilitate training and awareness sessions on ICLA thematic areas.
  • Budget and administrative responsibility for geographic and/or thematic areas as within the ICLA project identified.
  • Implementation of the ICLA project in accordance with agreement applicable to the grant from the donor(s) and NRC principles and ways of work.
  • Identify national staff to implement the projects objectives.
  • Ensure that activities are in line with budget lines and limitations.
  • Keenly monitor, evaluate and suggest changes and improvements
  • Prepare and submit monthly summary reports
  • Document technical issues and questions, and report to the PMT. 
  •  Communicate with and obtain necessary agreements and understanding from local authorities and partners in the areas of responsibility in line with the NRC protocol for communication. 
  • Communicate, exchange information and co-operate with relevant external actors in the areas of responsibility as determined by the PMT. 
  • Communicate and coordinate work and tasks with the donor, the UN system in general, UNHCR in particular in the areas of responsibility determined by the PMT. 
  • Actively contribute to the development of NRC’s country strategy, action plan and activities plan and priorities in the ICLA sector as directed by the PMT. 
  • Guide and delegate tasks to NRC personnel associated with the organization’s ICLA activities. 
  • Assess needs for capacity building among staff.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Project Coordinator - Information, Counseling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) job opportunity should hold a University degree in law, social studies, development studies / other relevant field/ the equivalent
  • At least three years of related work experience with NGO, legal or international organisation in the area of protection or human rights
  • Experience from working as a project coordinator in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Experience working with and implementing projects through local partners
  • Reporting and analytical skills
  • Experience in conducting assessments
  • Community mobilization skills
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own skills/profile
  • Knowledge of the context in South West and Kampala/ West Nile
  • Knowledge of the English and local language
  • Experience working with government, local authorities, humanitarian actors, migrants, host community and displaced populations (IDPs and Refugees)

How to Apply:
All interested and qualified Ugandan candidates who wish to join one of the world’s leading relief organisations, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) should apply by visiting the web link below.


Deadline: 31st May 2018

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