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Protection Advisor US Non-profit Jobs - Lutheran World Relief (LWR)


Job Title:               Protection Advisor
Organisation: Lutheran World Relief (LWR)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Programs Coordinator

About US:
Lutheran World Relief is a US non-profit organization that works with local partners to provide lasting solutions to poverty, injustice and human suffering. LWF Uganda works to reduce people’s vulnerability, supporting them to realize their potential, to build on their assets, and to respond to their own problems and needs. LWF Uganda currently has five areas of operation in Pader, Kitgum, Adjumani, Katakwi, Sembabule, Kampala and Kamwenge Districts.

Job Summary:  The Protection Advisor will support LWF Uganda Country Program to scale up protection programming across all refugee settlements. The job holder is the overall focal point for the Country Program on Protection matters. The Protection Advisor will ensure that agreed procedures, approved frameworks or global humanitarian and sectoral standards are followed and accountability mechanisms are implemented to ensure high quality programming and quality of protections services provided by LWF to refugees. (S)he will ensure strong coordination of protection interventions in all Sub Programs and that protection is effectively mainstreamed in all sectors with clear mechanism for Protection Monitoring System put in place and functioning.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Lutheran World Relief (LWR) Protection Advisor job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Social Work and Social Administration, Human Rights, Education or related field.
  • Master’s Degree is an added advantage
  • At least five years’ experience in the Protection field implementing protection interventions in a humanitarian setting
  • Demonstrable skills and experience in grants and partnership management.
  • Excellent understanding & experience in; Humanitarian Protection Principles, Protection Minimum Standards and Guidelines, Protection Mainstreaming.
  • Very strong interpersonal, cross- cultural and teamwork skills with the ability to work with different stakeholders
  • Expert Computer Skills mainly in Microsoft Office package especially MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Willing to travel within Uganda, in refugee settlements.
  • Well-organized, self-motivated and able to work in a team
  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications (motivation letter and detailed curriculum vitae in English, with the names and e- mail addresses of three persons who know the applicant professionally, should be sent via Email to: recruitment.uga@lutheranworld.org for the job you are applying for as the subject line. Please indicate the position you have applied for on the top of the parcel addressed to:

The Human Resource Manager
Lutheran World Federation
Plot 1401, Ggaba, Road after the American Embassy
P. O. Box 5827, Kampala, Uganda.

All documents submitted by applicants towards this recruitment process shall become the property of LWF. Any attempt by an applicant or their representative, acting on their behalf, (within and/or outside LWF to influence the recruitment process in their favor will lead to automatic disqualification of that applicant.

Deadline: 15th July 2019

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Legal Officer US Non-profit Jobs - Lutheran World Relief (LWR)


Job Title:               Legal Officer
Organisation: Lutheran World Relief (LWR)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Protection Coordinator

About US:
Lutheran World Relief is a US non-profit organization that works with local partners to provide lasting solutions to poverty, injustice and human suffering. LWF Uganda works to reduce people’s vulnerability, supporting them to realize their potential, to build on their assets, and to respond to their own problems and needs. LWF Uganda currently has five areas of operation in Pader, Kitgum, Adjumani, Katakwi, Sembabule, Kampala and Kamwenge Districts.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Lutheran World Relief (LWR) Legal Officer job opportunity should hold a University Degree in Law & Diploma in Legal Practice with a valid practicing certificate;
  • Three years’ experience working with or representing asylum seekers/refugees;
  • Knowledge or familiarity with UNHCR guidelines and procedures, an added advantage;
  • Ability to exercise sound legal judgment with a demonstrated interest in human rights;
  • Demonstrated compassion for refugees, asylum seekers, displaced people;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team as well as individually;
  • Ability to deal with complex legal issues into reader-friendly and policy relevant language;

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications (motivation letter and detailed curriculum vitae in English, with the names and e- mail addresses of three persons who know the applicant professionally, should be sent via Email to: recruitment.uga@lutheranworld.org for the job you are applying for as the subject line. Please indicate the position you have applied for on the top of the parcel addressed to:

The Human Resource Manager
Lutheran World Federation
Plot 1401, Ggaba, Road after the American Embassy
P. O. Box 5827, Kampala, Uganda.

All documents submitted by applicants towards this recruitment process shall become the property of LWF. Any attempt by an applicant or their representative, acting on their behalf, (within and/or outside LWF to influence the recruitment process in their favor will lead to automatic disqualification of that applicant.

Deadline: 15th July 2019

For more of the latest jobs, please visit http://www.theugandanjobline.com or find us on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/UgandanJobline






UN Protection Associate Jobs - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)


Job Title:        Protection Associate
Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty Station: Uganda
Vacancy Notice Number: 015/2019
Position Number: 10026398
Position Grade: GS-6

About US:
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is to lead and co-ordinate action for international protection to refugees; seek permanent solutions for the problems of refugees and safeguard refugee rights and well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate concerning issues of statelessness, as it is given a designated role under Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

Job Summary:  The Protection Associate normally reports to the Protection Officer or the Senior Protection Officer.  He/she monitors protection standards, operational procedures and practices in protection delivery in line with international standards and provides functional protection support to information management and programme staff.  The Protection Associate is expected to coordinate quality, timely and effective protection responses to the needs of populations of concern and identify opportunities to mainstream protection methodologies and integrate protection safeguards in operational responses in all sectors.  He/she contributes to designing a comprehensive protection strategy and liaises externally with authorities and partners on protection doctrine and policy as guided by the supervisor. The Protection Associate also ensures that persons of concern are involved with the Office in making decisions that affect them, whether in accessing their rights or in identifying appropriate solutions to their problems. To achieve this, the incumbent will need to build and maintain effective interfaces with communities of concern, local authorities and protection and assistance partners.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Stay abreast of political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on the protection environment.
  • Consistently apply International and National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes of conduct.
  • Assist in providing comments on existing and draft legislation related to persons of concern.
  • Provide advice on protection issues to persons of concern; liaise with competent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other relevant documentation.
  • Assist in conducting eligibility and status determination for persons of concern.
  • Contribute to measures to identify, prevent and reduce statelessness.
  • Contribute to a country-level child protection plan as part of the protection strategy.
  • Contribute to a country-level education plan as part of the protection strategy.
  • Monitor Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all protection/solutions activities.
  • Manage individual protection cases including those on SGBV and child protection. Monitor, and intervene in cases of refoulement, expulsion and other protection incidents.
  • Assist in identifying durable solutions for the largest possible number of persons of concern through voluntary repatriation, local integration and where appropriate, resettlement.
  • Contribute to the design, implementation and evaluation of protection related AGD based programming with implementing and operational partners.
  • Contribute to effective information management through the provision of disaggregated data on populations of concern and their problems.
  • Participate in initiatives to capacitate authorities, relevant institutions and NGOs to strengthen national protection related legislation and procedures.

Key Result Areas:
  • The protection of populations of concern is met through the application of International and National Law, relevant UN/UNHCR protection standards and IASC principles.
  • Protection activities are guided by the UNHCR country protection strategy.
  • The participation of persons of concern is facilitated through continuous assessment and evaluation using participatory, rights and community based approaches.
  • Protection incidents are immediately identified and reported.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Protection Associate job placement should have completed secondary school. Additional certificate/training in International Law, Political Science or related field is required.
  • Six years of relevant work experience
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Political Awareness
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Good computer skills.
  • Completed Protection Learning Programme

How to Apply:
All interested Ugandan nationals who wish to join the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to click on the link below and follow the application instructions after reviewing the job details.


Deadline: 23rd July 2019

For more of the latest jobs, please visit http://www.theugandanjobline.com or find us on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/UgandanJobline





UN Field Associate Job Careers - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)


Job Title:        Field Associate
Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty Station: Uganda
Vacancy Notice Number: 015/2019
Position Number: 10026377
Position Grade: GS-6

About US:
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is to lead and co-ordinate action for international protection to refugees; seek permanent solutions for the problems of refugees and safeguard refugee rights and well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate concerning issues of statelessness, as it is given a designated role under Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

Job Summary:   The Field Associate is normally supervised by the Senior Field Officer or Head of Office and performs a variety of functions related to Field activities within the office. The supervisor defines general work objectives and provides necessary advice and guidance. The Field Associate may supervise some General Service support staff. The incumbent keeps frequent internal contacts with staff members in the same duty station to exchange information, to establish understanding of respective needs; to ensure provision of services and resolution of problems and with the external contacts generally with officials of national and international institutions, leaders of the refugee community, local population and/or Implementing Partners (IPs) on subject matters which may be of importance to the Organization

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Monitor the situation in the AoR, collect data and other information relevant to UNHCR and report to the supervisor accordingly.
·         Monitor the implementation of UNHCR programme including the delivery of all assistance items and monitoring of infrastructure.
·         Undertake regular visits to various sites in order to assess needs of persons of concern, with particular attention to vulnerable groups.
·         Keep regular contacts with local authorities and implementing partners as requested by supervisor.
·         Act as interpreter when required.
·         Contribute to the preparation of status and progress reports by providing info, preparing tables, etc.
·         Assist in administrative tasks as required such as preparation of reports and meeting authorized personnel and assisting them during field missions.
·         Inform and act on the reports received on persons of concern within the refugee community or from the local authorities.
·         In coordination with implementing partners, assist in the reception, registration and provision of assistance to persons of concern to UNHCR.
·         Undertake other relevant duties as required.


Key Result Areas:
·         UNHCR policies, standards and procedures are constantly and coherently applied in the area of responsibility (AoR).
·         The needs of persons of concern in the AoR are assessed and analysed in a participating manner and using an Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective to form a firm basis for planning.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Field Associate job placement should have completed Secondary Education with post-secondary training/certificate in Business Administration, Law, Political Science or related field.
·         At least six years of previous job experience relevant to the function.
·         Computer skills.
·         Analytical Thinking
·         Planning and Organizing
·         Stakeholder Management
·         Excellent knowledge of English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language
·         Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position.
·         UNHCR field experience.

How to Apply:
All interested Ugandan nationals who wish to join the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to click on the link below and follow the application instructions after reviewing the job details.


Deadline: 23rd July 2019

For more of the latest jobs, please visit http://www.theugandanjobline.com or find us on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/UgandanJobline




UN Conflict Resolution Officer Job Careers - Office of the United Nations Ombudsman and Mediation Services (UNOMS)



Organization: Office of the United Nations Ombudsman and Mediation Services (UNOMS)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Job Opening Number: 19-Ombudsman-OMBUDSMAN-117849-R-Entebbe (X)
Report to: Regional Ombudsman
Grade: P4

About UNOMS:
The United Nations Ombudsman and Mediation Services (UNOMS) works to intervene in the intersection where creativity meets conflict and helps to channel these conflicts into productive solutions. We do this through conflict coaching, by giving feedback to UN offices, by using shuttle diplomacy, mediation and other tools of informal dispute resolution. We also seek to track the root causes to these difficulties and propose changes to minimize them in the future and to create a more harmonious workplace at the UN.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: Under the direct supervision of the Regional Ombudsman as First Reporting Officer and the Regional Coordinator as Second Reporting Officer, the Conflict Resolution Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Handle cases of staff members and other personnel with access to the Office of the Ombudsman and Mediation Services (visitors) with a view to resolving any workplace concerns. Such handling of cases must be guided by a full understanding of the principles of confidentiality, independence, neutrality and impartiality.
                     Review and analyse the matter, identify and discuss options for next steps in the framework of the UN system and its rules, including providing relevant information and referrals.
                     Provide conflict coaching with a view to helping the visitors resolve their issues without referral to higher levels or formal means.
                     Conduct informal fact-finding with the agreement of the visitor. This involves contacts with other parties involved, such as supervisors, human resources personnel and administrators.
                     Undertake shuttle diplomacy between the visitor and the respective parties involved, aiming for improved and direct communication or otherwise a better understanding of positions allowing to find mutually acceptable solutions.
                     Mediate and facilitate the negotiations of the parties involved as a third-party neutral.
                     Conduct regular official visits to provide in-person informal conflict resolution services to staff members serving in the locations/missions covered by the Entebbe Branch. Hold discussions with senior management as required.
                     On a flexible basis, and depending on need, conduct extended official visits to provide in-person informal conflict resolution services to staff members serving in any other locations/missions as required by UNOMS.
  • As part of the Ombudsman's mandate to support organizational improvement through the identification of systemic issues and trends, and developing options of addressing them:
                     Support in providing continuous feedback into the system identifying systemic issues arising from the cases handled, trends observed and lessons learned;
                     Contribute to writing the Office's annual report to the General Assembly with respect to the trends and systemic issues identified and suggest recommendations for addressing them.
  • Make presentations to various audiences as part of outreach efforts and deliver conflict competence workshops supported by UNOMS.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field of conflict resolution and within the Organization, especially in the field of human resources policies and practices. Maintain a highly professional and client oriented Ombudsman practice within UNOMS.
  • Perform any other duties or special projects to support UNOMS in carrying out its functions, as assigned, including research and contributions to various activities.
  • Act as Officer in Charge of the Regional Branch as required and support in supervising junior staff.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations Conflict Resolution Officer job opportunity should hold an advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in conflict resolution, law, administration, human resources, social sciences or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • At least seven years of progressively responsible experience in conflict resolution, law, human resources, administration or social sciences is required.
  • Previous experience providing conflict resolution training is desirable.
  • Experience working in a multicultural organizational setting is desirable.
  • Languages:, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.


Competencies
  • Professionalism: Demonstrated professional competence in conflict resolution, seeking fair and equitable solutions to and prevention of employment related problems. Knowledge of alternate dispute and conflict resolution mechanisms. Knowledge of the Organization's human resources policies and procedures. Ability to network and maintain excellent relationships with a wide variety of partners and stakeholders. Ability to work in an international setting and operate effectively across organizational boundaries; respect for and understanding of diversity, including its impact on workplace issues and conflict and possible resolution. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
  • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
  • Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
  • Managing performance: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority. Makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member. Accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills. Monitors progress against milestones and deadlines. Regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff. Encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative. Actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff. Appraises performance fairly.

NB:  The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United Nations does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates desiring to serve the Office of the United Nations Ombudsman and Mediation Services (UNOMS) as the Conflict Resolution Officer should express their interest by visiting the UN recruitment website and clicking Apply Now.


Deadline: 15th August 2019

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