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Deadline of this Job: 14 August 2022
Protection Officer
Kyegegwa District, Uganda

Job Description
The objective of this response is to respond to the urgent life-saving needs of the refugee community while supporting and protecting them from further risk of violence and experiencing violence and harm. The Protection Officer will ensure that vulnerable persons, including women, elderly and children, have access to essential basic needs including clothing, core relief items and Nonfood items as well as hygiene materials, thereby increasing their safety and dignity; and that timely and quality referrals for health and other urgent needs are made based on individual informed consents while following the clients’ wishes.

Duties And Responsibilities
• Provide psychological first aid (PFA) and basic psychosocial support to vulnerable individuals including other clients that seek support
• Support in the establishment of information and support Desks to receive and address various complaints/concerns from the persons of concerns.
• Conduct information and awareness sessions on available services and how these can be accessed
• Distribute core relief items and Nonfood items for vulnerable households
• Identify Persons with Specific Needs (PSNs) with critical needs and support them to access timely and quality services
• Establish referral linkages (health, legal, MHPSS, child protection etc) and ensure timely referrals are made.
• Participate in various meetings to advocate and remind partners of humanitarian principles and commitment for risk mitigation for the vulnerable individuals/population.
• Collaborate with community structures and or communities to identify and recruit community volunteers to support implementation.
• Compile and submit daily and weekly updates to the team leader
• Any other duties that might arise based on the changing context and client needs.

Key Working Relationships
Position reports to: Protection Manager
Position directly supervises: Community volunteers / translators

Other internal and/or external contacts
Internal: Close coordination with IRC Protection department, WPE department, and Field Coordinator
External: Close collaboration with local actors/community structures, community groups (local NGOs, UN agencies, government) and service providers’ part of the Protection referral system.

• University degree in social sciences (i.e. sociology, psychology, gender studies, law, human rights, etc.).
• At least 2 years of experience in working in the social sector, particularly working with refugee and IDP populations.
• Experience working in humanitarian responses targeting vulnerable individuals including women and girls.
• Experience conducting participatory trainings on women’s protection and empowerment.
• Excellent communication and analytical skills and ability to present ideas effectively, in both oral and written form.
• Ability to communicate sensitively and without judgment; good diplomatic and persuasion skills.
• Ability to use good judgment when making decisions and to take accountability for decisions made.
• Emotional maturity and stability to resolve conflicts in non-violent way and maintain appropriate boundaries.
• Good interpersonal skills including ability to gain trust and build relationships.
• Ability to handle multiple tasks; proven self-initiative and problem-solving abilities.
• High standard of spoken and written English.
• Good computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Access, Word, Outlook, and Power Point.
• Be able to work in a stressful setting and adapt quickly to changing environments.

Please note:
This position is open only to Ugandan nationals.
Deadline for receiving applications is August 14th 2022.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons, and several others.

Deadline of this Job: 08 August 2022
Project Manager - Neglected Tropical Diseases

Join us to lead sustainable change for children:
Be part of a GLOBAL and DIVERSE technical community
Get EXPOSURE in many different contexts
Influence policies that affect MILLIONS OF CHILDREN

Are you passionate about being an advocate for children? Do you want to use your expertise to bring about lasting change for children and be a part of an inspiring, dynamic global movement?
The Project Manager, Neglected Tropical Diseases will support development of mainstreaming plans, engagement and leveraging other sectors to accelerate progress towards control of Trachoma, Schistosomiasis (SCH) and Soil Transmitted Helminths (STH) within the Act to End NTDs | East program. The Act to End NTDs | East program is a five-year activity led by RTI International in partnership with the participating countries’ Ministries of Health, and is supporting disease-endemic countries to plan, implement and finance solutions to fight NTDs using proven, cost-effective public health interventions. SC is a member of the Act to End NTDs with a focus on provision of technical support for cross-sectoral coordination.

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Key areas of accountability include:
• Program Management
• Management of financial and human resources
• Technical Support
• Coordination

To be successful for this role you will bring/have the following:
• Bachelor's degree required in Public Health, Nursing, Nutrition, Environmental / Community Health or related fields. Master's degree would be an added advantage.
• A minimum of three years of experience.
• Sound understanding of local government systems, previous work experience in Karamoja would be an added advantage.
• Excellent team working and interpersonal skills including dealing both directly and indirectly with government officials and other partners/stakeholders at various levels.
• Demonstrated ability to work productively in a rapidly changing, fast-paced environment, and to work under pressure to tight deadlines.
• Written and oral fluency in English is a requirement.
• Willing to commit to Save the Children's aims, values and principles

Deadline of this Job: 15 August 2022
Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) is the leading National Humanitarian Organization in Uganda and a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (IFRC). Uganda Red Cross implements lifesaving services across the country and would wish to invite applicants that meet job requirements for the vacant positions in our organisation. Applications from suitable persons to be considered for appointment in the outlined positions are hereby invited.
Reports: Director Disaster Risk Management
Location: URCS Headquarters
Duration: One (1) year with possibility of renewal
Job Purpose:
Responsible for supporting the Director Disaster Risk Management by supervising and management of the URCS Emergency Preparedness and Response programming, ensuring the establishment and successful implementation of high-quality programs serving the most vulnerable. He/She will lead the Emergency Preparedness and Response Unit of the National Society as well as coordinating the Uganda Red Cross Society- Government of Uganda project collaboration on Emergency Preparedness and Response

All applicants should adhere to the Red Cross Principles. URCS is an equal opportunities employer mindful of gender balance in its establishment. The full job descriptions and application forms can be viewed and downloaded from the jobs section of our website at  Please send your filled application form and attach your academic transcripts and certificates.

Deadline of this Job: 19 August 2022
REACH Field Officer

Contract Duration: 5 months
Location: Kampala (with 70% movement to the refugee settlements/host communities in West Nile and South West Uganda)
Salary range: UGX 2.3 - 3.3M (Gross Pay)
Expected Start Date: 15 September 2022

REACH was established in 2010 as a joint initiative of two INGOs (IMPACT Initiatives and ACTED) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT). REACH’s purpose is to promote and facilitate the development of information products that enhance the humanitarian community’s decision making and planning capacity for emergency, reconstruction and development contexts, supporting and working within the framework of the humanitarian reform process. REACH facilitates information management for aid actors through three complementary services: (a) need and situation assessments facilitated by REACH teams; (b) situation analysis using satellite imagery; (c) provision of related database and (web)-mapping facilities and expertise.

The REACH Field Officer will be responsible for supporting REACH GIS/Data Manager, REACH Senior Assessment Officer, REACH Field Manager, and REACH /Senior Field Officer to ensure the successful completion of assessments in the refugee settlements and host districts. He/she will also be responsible for related logistics, data collection (both qualitative and quantitative) leading enumeration teams and any other reasonable tasks needed to ensure the success of the REACH mission in Uganda. This position will work closely with experienced national and international staff members and will require a minimum of 70% of time in remote field locations.

The REACH Field Officer shall be responsible for:
• Managing enumeration teams
• Facilitating focus group discussions
• Logistics support
• Any other tasks needed to ensure the success of the REACH mission in Uganda

1. Data collection and analysis
The REACH Field Officer will manage and lead field data collection (including recruitment and training of enumerators), develop/review/update the manual for enumerator trainings, provide technical support to assessment teams with analysis of data, using appropriate software including MAXQDA, and ensure that all data they collect is properly stored onto the Dropbox server.
2. Field coordination
The REACH Field Officer will lead enumeration teams of up to 20 or more individuals in the refugee settlements and be responsible for providing direction, logistical and technical support to the enumerators. They will also support the REACH Assessment/ GIS Officer as needed; they will directly manage Field Assistants and their enumeration teams. They should develop/initiate/maintain professional relationships with relevant stakeholders, and regularly update the stakeholders’ database. They also must ensure accountability to and that assessment respondents are treated with respect (and regularly disseminate the CRM platform).
3. Logistics support
The REACH Field Officer will ensure compliance with ACTED logistics and finance policies and procedures, develop procedures for tracking, management and deployment of assets (phones, tablets & other data collection equipment) in the field, and provide logistics support to the REACH Field and assessment teams. They will also provide support in organizing movement of REACH teams to and from field locations, identifying accommodations and office space, and liaising with appropriate government authorities to ensure REACH can conduct activities as needed. The FO will also Manage payments and all finances in the field, collecting all required documentation for compliance while adhering to determined timelines.
4. Security and safety
The REACH Field Officer will ensure that the enumeration teams adhere to the ACTED safety and security protocols, and Code of Conduct, regularly update the security focal person on all matters pertaining to field security including providing daily updates when required, and ensure the privacy and security of information collected in the field through adherence to IMPACT’s data protection policies.
5. Accountability to Communities and Beneficiaries
The REACH Field Officer will be responsible for ensuring that all relations with the communities we work with are conducted in a respectful and consultative manner. Due attention must be paid to ensuring that communities are adequately consulted and informed about ACTED programme objectives, activities, beneficiary selection criteria, and methodologies. This is the responsibility of every ACTED staff member.
6. Protection Mainstreaming
Promoting of and adhering to Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse policy and guidelines

Required Skills and Qualifications:
• Minimum of 2 years of experience in humanitarian or development organizations, preferably in a field-based position
• Willingness and ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced field environment for extended periods of the time required
• Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline (social science, development) required
• Strong skills with the Microsoft Office Suite
• Experience in using ODK for quantitative data collection, or the ability to rapidly master the process
• Experience in hiring and managing casual laborers
• Experience in data collection (conducting focus group discussions and KIIs)
• Experience in collecting information using hand-held GPS devices
• Knowledge of creating kml/ kmz files in Google Earth
• Positive attitude and a willingness to learn
• Excellent communication skills
• Excellent time management skills
• Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility
• Prior experience working in refugee settlements an asset.
• Written and spoken fluency in English required;
• Working knowledge of Juba Arabic and/ or regional languages (in South Sudan, DRC, Burundi etc) an asset
• Ability to work independently
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