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UN Associate Programme Management Officer Jobs - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Organization: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Job Opening Number: 19-Programme Management-UNODC-121735-R-Kampala (N)
Grade: NOB
Reports to: Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer (Violent Extremism in Prisons)

About US:
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime is a United Nations office that was established in 1997 to assist the UN in better addressing a coordinated, comprehensive response to the interrelated issues of illicit trafficking in and abuse of drugs, crime prevention and criminal justice, international terrorism, and political corruption. These goals are pursued through three primary functions: research, guidance and support to governments in the adoption and implementation of various crime-, drug-, terrorism-, and corruption-related conventions, treaties and protocols, as well as technical/financial assistance to said governments to face their respective situations and challenges in these fields.

Job Summary:  The Associate Programme Management Officer will work under the overall guidance of the ROEA Representative and the direct supervision of the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer (Violent Extremism in Prisons) in the Programme Office in Uganda (POUGA) and in close cooperation with relevant colleagues in the Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA) and in the Justice Section (JS) of UNODC headquarters.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: Within assigned authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Work with key clients to facilitate the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects; coordinate substantive, administrative, financial and programme activities on a daily basis ensuring timely completion and compliance with UN rules and regulations.
  • Provide substantive and technical expertise for the implementation and assessment of the programme including collection and compilation of relevant background information and statistic data.
  • Undertake all necessary measures for planning and implementation of the strategies and activities as outlined in the joint UN programme on strengthening the management of violent extremist prisoners.
  • Provide support in monitoring all aspects of programme implementation and identify challenges and propose corrective actions to the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer to expedite implementation.
  • Draft detailed work plans, accompanying budgets and budget revisions for all activities.
  • Prepare monthly/semiannual/annual progress reports on programme implementation, as well as summary of achievements report and donor reports.
  • Prepare required documentation and inputs including background information, briefing notes, welcoming remarks, presentations, as well as provide inputs for relevant documents as required.
  • Undertake associated desk research, field / monitoring missions within the framework of programme implementation.
  • Procure goods and services to initiate activities; draft TORs and work specifications jointly with programme support unit / operations to ensure qualitative and objective procurement of services.
  • Support the exchange of knowledge and promising practices in the management of violent extremist prisoners and prevention of radicalization to violence in prisons and promote the whole-of-society approach in prevention of violent extremism.
  • Liaise with stakeholders and counterparts (national government agencies, civil society organizations, research institutes, donor community, etc.) actively engaged in the prevention of violent extremism related work including capacity building activities for law enforcement agencies at the regional or country level.
  • Together with the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer (Violent Extremism in Prisons), contribute to development of funding proposals and other relevant programme-related documents, including contribution to substantive correspondence for a) resource mobilization, b) partnership building, c) reporting.
  • Coordinate thematic activities with UNODC Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA) and UNODC headquarters.
  • Perform other work-related duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Associate Programme Management Officer job placement should hold an advanced university degree in law, political or social science, criminal justice, criminology, international relations, or public administration. A first-level university degree in similar fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • At least two years of progressively responsible professional experience in programme management including project formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation is required.
  • Experience in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice and / or prison reform is highly desirable.
  • Experience in criminal justice matters, as well as exposure to international development cooperation is highly desirable.
  • Experience in working with Government, civil society, international organizations and donors is desirable. organizations and donors
  • Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of other United Nations official languages is an advantage.

  • Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of project management, including financial management, planning, monitoring and reporting. Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to criminal justice in general and to prison reform in particular. Has knowledge of the mandates of UNIODC as well as of operational modalities of crime prevention and criminal justice efforts. Has ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Has sound judgement and political sensitivity. Is able to assist with data collection using various methods. Has conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Is able to apply judgement in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Has proven ability to draft, edit and produce written proposals and results-focused reports.  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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
  • Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who so desire to join the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in the aforementioned capacity should endeavor to Apply Online by Clicking on the link below. Please further review job requirements and if competent Click Apply Now.

Deadline: 24th September 2019

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Legal Officer US Non-profit Careers - American Refugee Committee (ARC International)

Job Title:     Legal Officer
Organisation: American Refugee Committee (ARC International) 
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Program Manager

About US:
The American Refugee Committee (ARC International) is an International nonprofit, nonsectarian organization that provides humanitarian assistance and training to millions of beneficiaries around the world.

Job Summary:    The Legal Officer will be responsible for monitoring the general security situation and follow up on the structures entrusted with security watch in the settlement; monitoring community structures in handling cases within their jurisdiction; accompanying persons of concern / witnesses to courts of judicature as needed; periodically visit detention centers and monitor the welfare of the detained; providing legal counseling to persons of concern; cooperating with the police and other implementing partners in monitoring crime and providing periodical reports regarding the same.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the American Refugee Committee (ARC International) Legal Officer job must hold a Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • Hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Law.
  • Three years’ experience working with IDPs, Asylum seekers, refugees and stateless persons on legal matters.
  • Ability to conduct comprehensive interviews and provide accurate legal related assessments.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Must be able to speak Swahili.
  • Must be able to ride with a valid license.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should submit a one-page Cover letter, an updated CV (max. 3 pages) and Names, Titles and Contacts of three professional referees, to include your current or recent employer/supervisor - via email (ONLY) to with the POSITION applied for clearly indicated in the subject line.

NB: However due to urgency to fill this position, applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 6th September 2019 by 5:00pm

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UN Senior Protection Assistant Job Careers - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:      Senior Protection Assistant
Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: UNOPS/005/19/1
Vacancy Notice: UNOPS - 005/2019 
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

About UNHCR:
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 Senior Protection Assistant 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 Senior Protection Assistant provides quality, timely and effective protection support to persons of concern and identifies opportunities to mainstream protection methodologies and safeguards in operational responses. He/she contributes to designing a comprehensive protection strategy and may liaise externally with local authorities and partners on protection issues as guided by the supervisor. The Senior Protection Assistant 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: 
  • Consistently apply International and National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes of conduct.
  • Provide counselling on protection issues to persons of concern; liaise with competent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other relevant documentation.
  • Support activities in protection related AGD based programming with implementing and operational partners.
  • Conduct preliminary information gathering and interviews in support of eligibility, status determination, durable solutions and social needs assessment.
  • 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 for persons of concern as part of the protection strategy.
  • Monitor Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all protection/solutions activities.
  • Participate in individual protection case management including cases of SGBV and child protection. Monitor and report on cases of refoulement, expulsion and other protection incidents.
  • Assist in identifying durable solutions for persons of concern in 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.
  • Assist in drafting reports, routine correspondence, updating relevant databases and compiling statistics for the protection unit / section.

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 supporting participatory, rights and community based approaches.
  • Support is provided to identify and report protection incidents.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Senior Protection Assistant job placement should have completed secondary school.  Additional Training courses in protection related issues
  • At least five years relevant working experience. Two to three years of direct work experience 
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language
  • Good computer skills.
  • Completed Protection Learning Programme.

  • Empowering and Building Trust
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Political Awareness
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Managing resources 

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: 25th August 2019

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Advocacy and Communications Specialist WAYREP Project Jobs - CARE International

Organisation: CARE International
Duty Station:  Uganda

About US:
CARE (Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere, formerly Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe) is a major international humanitarian agency delivering emergency relief and long-term international development projects. Founded in 1945, CARE is nonsectarian, impartial, and non-governmental. It is one of the largest and oldest humanitarian aid organizations focused on fighting global poverty.

About Project:
The Women and Youth Resilience Project (WAYREP) supports women and girls as well as young men in refugee, host and urban communities to realize their rights through socio-economic strengthening, resilience building and reduction of Gender Based Violence (GBV). It contributes to SDG 5 “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls” with a focus on ending all forms of discrimination and violence against all women and girls. It is implemented in Arua and Gulu districts of Uganda, targeting urban community as well as refugee communities in Rhino- Omugo settlements as well as host communities for these refugee settlements

Job Summary:  The Advocacy and Communications Specialist is responsible to provide technical support and leadership to the project on advocacy and communications. S/he will support and lead CARE and partners in influencing the implementation of relevant international, regional and national level frameworks for the protection of women and girls’ socio-economic rights, promotion of a life free from violence and for women to have Peace and Security (WPS). Key technical areas under the leadership of this role include joint evidence-based advocacy on the above mentioned topics, strengthening the capacities of CARE’s partners and women, youth and refugee led organizations and supporting their advocacy initiatives and actions, networking and collaboration with relevant stakeholders and networks/alliances/working groups at local, national, regional and international level, introducing social accountability mechanisms, ensuring external communication and visibility of advocacy/ project issues and outcomes. S/he also supports the MEAL function and ensures lessons learnt and impact of above interventions during project implementation are captured and disseminated.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Evidence-based advocacy
  • Identify advocacy issues and lead/guide on evidence based advocacy actions of WAYREP
  • Work collaborating with other Country Office (CO) advocacy staff and / or CO projects working on similar advocacy issues. Work in alliance with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), particularly with the women movement but also with women, youth and refugee led CSOs and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) to advocate on identified issues
  • Write and disseminate advocacy briefs, position papers, etc.
  • Contribute to the implementation of CARE Uganda’s Gender Justice Strategy and the advocacy pillar of the Great Lakes GBV Impact Growth Strategy
  • Conduct and disseminate research, e.g. on barriers to women and girls’ self-reliance and GBV during displacement and in urban context
  • Support the monitoring of the enforcement of the 3rd National Action Plan (NAP) on UNSCR 1325, UNSCR 1820 and the Goma Declaration and its localization in Gulu and Arua
  • Introduce and support social accountability mechanisms like Community Score Cards for citizens and refugees to hold their leaders accountable on the enforcement of the various policies and frameworks
  • Undertake relevant policy dialogue targeting different actors
Strengthening of capacities of different stakeholders
  • Capacity Building for CARE, partners and women, youth and refugee led organizations and activist groups
  • Provide advice to partners in the development and implementation of their advocacy strategies, and in specific advocacy campaigns
  • Identify priority Women, Peace & Security initiatives and support their implementation (as much as possible with colleagues from CARE in Great Lakes Region)
  • Identify critical issues in urban poverty and GBV in urban areas and develop and implement advocacy activities to address them
  • Communicate effectively with local partners and beneficiaries to monitor implementation, identify project or capacity gaps and advocacy issues, identify / anticipate emerging and / or unanticipated risks and addressing these accordingly in liaison with team members, CARE Uganda and CARE Austria
  • In coordination with the Program Director Represent CARE Uganda and the programme in key advocacy forums
  • Liaise and collaborate with key Civil Society actors at local, national and international level and networking with others on the United Nations Resolution Security Council
  • (UNRSC) 1325
  • Establish and maintain networks and alliances with local, national        and regional   (in collaboration with Great Lakes IGS team) advocacy/coalition organizations and participate in relevant local, national and regional working groups and networks
  • Membership and participation in relevant CARE platforms, networks and associations relevant and close cooperation with CARE Austria and other parts of CARE (GL team, international advocacy team, etc) in regard to advocacy and communications
  • Collaborate closely with the Advocacy Sub group of the INGO Refugee Network that aims at influencing a number of key issues affecting refugees though the CRRF and in collaboration with International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) seconded expert to the CRRF Secretariat and follow up on relevant elements of the CCRF Road Map
  • Develop and disseminate external communication materials on the proj ect and on advocacy actions, including publications, social media, audiovisual materials, in line with CI Communication Policy and protocols;
  • Provide capacity building to implementing partners to enhance their communications capacities
  • Produce and disseminate advocacy materials based on evidence generated by the project
  • Contribute to the production of regional and international advocacy materials and messages, in close cooperation with the regional and Austrian advocacy colleagues
  • Responsibility: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL)
  • Work closely with MEAL of CO and project to ensure advocacy activities of WAYREP are measured using CARE’s Advocacy Impact Measurement tools and are reported into PIRRS, CARE International’s system to report on CO’s reach and impact;
  • With support from MEAL team, train implementing partners in monitoring and evaluation of advocacy activities;
  • Review the M&E systems/ key advocacy indicators and support team to monitor the quality and impact of the implementation of all advocacy activities, ensuring data is tracked by age, gender, origin, livelihood group, rural versus urban etc);
  • Contribute to generating and documenting lessons learnt and knowledge on all advocacy activities, writing briefs and papers to capture these;
  • Active contribution and participation in knowledge management processes and products, under the leadership / co-coordinated by the Project Manager, MEAL Specialist and CARE Austria.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for this job placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree required in relevant subject area (human rights, gender studies, international humanitarian law, advocacy communications development) or equivalent work experience; Masters preferred;
  • Advanced technical knowledge and at least 5 years of hands on proven practical professional experience in a senior Advocacy and Communications role tackling relevant topics such as GBV, displacement, urbanization, refugee rights, etc;
  • Experience in capacity building on advocacy processes and tools
  • Unshakable commitment to gender equality and clear understanding of GED
  • Experience working with large, cross cultural teams with multiple deliverables.
  • Excellent team work, networking, communication and collaboration skills with a wide range of actors, both within the CARE International network, including CARE Austria, the Great Lakes IGS team on GBV, the CARE International Advocacy team and other actors on a number of deliverables
  • Experience/ knowledge of international development and relevant humanitarian frameworks, refugee rights, preferably in Uganda
  • Ability to network, build relationships and establish collaboration with different partners, agencies local and international networks.
  • Ability to link with community activists and social movements and experience/ understanding of the SASA methodology
  • Strong inter-personal communication and facilitation skills;
  • Knowledge of Monitoring and Evaluation plus strong skills report writing, documentation and presentation.
  • Experience with social media, digital media highly desired
  • Knowledge of some of the local languages used in the participating districts are considered an added value

How to Apply:
Candidates who are interested in the above jobs should submit an updated CV and Application letter giving a day time telephone contact and names, telephone contacts and email addresses of 3 (three) work related referees only through our recruitment email: clearly indicating the job title in the email subject.

NB: Please note that when you are successful for the above position, CARE will need verified copies of your academic documents.

Deadline: 23rd August 2019

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Legal & Compliance Manager Employment Opportunity - Agricultural Business Initiative (aBi) Trust

Organisation: Agricultural Business Initiative (aBi) Trust
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief Operating Officer - Corporate Services

About US:
The Agricultural Business Initiative (aBi) Trust is supporting agribusiness development in the private sector to achieve the objective of the Government of Uganda's Competitiveness and Investment Climate Strategy (CICS). The Trust is a multi-donor entity jointly founded by the Governments of Denmark and Uganda. The mandate of aBi Trust is to support the private sector actors to increase their contribution to the agricultural sector by increasing land and labour productivity, and market competitiveness thereby contributing to poverty reduction through economic growth, wealth, and employment creation.

Job Summary:  The Legal & Compliance Manager will provide legal and compliance advisory services to enable effective management of legal and contractual risks. The role ensures that aBi is effectively represented in all legal suits and matters and that the aBi boards and management comply with the laws and regulations of Uganda, the organization's policies and procedures are being followed, and that behaviour in the organization meets the values of the organisation.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The applicant must hold a Degree in law or business law with 5-7 years' experience in managerial position or a Masters in law or business law with at least 4 years' experience in managerial position
·         Diploma in Legal Practice (LDC) requirement
·         Knowledge of Uganda regulatory and statutory environment
·         Good knowledge and experience in operational risk management, reporting and compliance
·         Experience in drafting and effecting various contracts especially (but not limited to) purchase, employment, consultancies, Grants
·         Experience in working in private and non-governmental organizations
·         Proficiency in Microsoft programs and report writing

How to Apply:
Please send your application to clearly indicating the position title in the email subject line. Applications shouldn’t be more than 4MB. 

Deadline: Friday 30th August 2019 at 2:00pm. 

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to disqualification. Hardcopy applications will not be accepted.

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