Uganda: Country Director – Uganda

Organization: Child's i Foundation
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 19 Mar 2018

About Child’s i Foundation

In Uganda, more than 50,000 children are growing up in orphanages. Nearly all these children have families. Child’s i Foundation helps children return to families by rebuilding family support systems. They work with partners to develop family solutions to replace orphanages, including foster care. They support families to prevent separation and reunite children with families or find new adoptive or foster families. Child’s i Foundation help repurpose orphanages into services to support children in families and strengthen communities. They work with the Government to build the capacity of a national social workforce across Uganda, and inspire a nation reimagine the care of its most vulnerable citizens.

Purpose of the Role

Child’s i Foundation is seeking to hire a talented, dedicated and passionate individual to fill the Country Director position to help them achieve their vision of every child growing up in a loving family in Uganda. The Country Director will be responsible for leading a team of 80 professionals across Uganda to undertake pioneering programmes to provide the know-how and evidence-base to influence policy and child protection and care system reform to prioritise children in families, not orphanages.

About the Role

Programme oversight:

  • Provide overall leadership to the team in Uganda to implement the country programme.
  • Align team to strategic objectives by setting and managing annual work plans and budgets.
  • Ensure the highest level of project quality and accountability. Ensure all CiF’s policies are implemented and regularly reviewed.
  • Monitor and control expenditure and propose revised forecast and budgets as necessary.
  • Ensure the CiF program has agreements in place with Government to achieve its goals.
  • Ensure adequate monitoring, evaluation and reporting systems are in place to facilitate learning, accountability and quality assurance.
  • Produce timely and accurate reports documenting the progress and addressing challenges and how CiF overcame them.

Leadership:

  • Provide strategic guidance and professional advice for senior management and management teams.
  • Work closely with the Director of Human resources to oversee performance management and ongoing capacity building and development for the entire organisation.
  • Ensure programme in Uganda is delivered and aligned with the strategic framework.
  • Harness and exploit opportunities to further CiF’s mission.

Fundraising:

  • Ensure the preparation, accuracy and timely submission of reports complying with grant agreements.
  • Work with the CEO and fundraising team in the UK and Uganda to develop creative fundraising activities to strengthen programme funding and deepen relationships with donors and supporters.
  • Co-ordinate the development of quality funding proposals and respond to call for proposals.
  • Facilitate donor visits, donor meetings, round table discussions and evaluations.
  • Ensure that effective grant management systems are in place.

Advocacy and representation:

  • Represent CiF on technical working groups, conferences, workshops & committees to promote CiF at the Government and sector level.
  • Ensure CiF has the right people in Government supporting and championing their work.
  • Build strong professional relationships with key stakeholders championing de-institutionalisation and system reform.
  • Build CiF brand recognition through strategic partnerships, media exposure, and thought leadership.
  • Establish a national alliance and regional strategic relations with partners working in alternative care and de-institutionalisation.
  • Maintain a strong presence on social media and champion CiF values.

Job Specification Requirements

  • At least 5 years’ experience in a senior management post in international development in the child protection sector in Africa.
  • Experience of project management and implementation of complex programmes and projects, at scale.
  • Knowledge and experience managing compliance to diverse donors (USAID, DFID, EU etc.).
  • Proven experience in proposal development and a track record in raising funds.
  • Experience in multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment, working independently as well as thriving in a team.
  • Proven experience as representative of a leading organisation with a reputable national programme.
  • Demonstrable network of contacts and recognised in the child protection sector.
  • Experience of collaborative work with other agencies and government.
  • Excellent written and oral presentation work.
  • Strong people and financial management skills.
  • Experience of the supervision and staff capacity development.
  • Experience in donor relations.

Personal Qualities

  • Passionate about child protection and care reform.
  • Ability to think strategically and have attention to detail.
  • Be creative, inspiring and innovative.
  • Ability to manage difficult situations and to use available resources to problem solve.
  • Confident and assertive.
  • Good verbal and written communication.
  • Adaptable and able to effectively manage change.
  • Manage pressure well whilst looking after themselves and others.
  • Reflective but action oriented.

How to apply:

To apply for this role, kindly send through a Microsoft Word version of your CV and a cover letter detailing why you are suited to this role. Please mark it for the attention of Melissa Nicholson, email address: applications@redseasearch.com. Please subject your email with the following reference: CiF-CD-UGANDA. Please note that the interview dates for this role will be confirmed with you should your application be successful.

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Umeme Jobs 2018 – Fresher Diploma Technicians

Umeme Jobs 2018: Umeme is the Leading Electricity distribution company in Uganda supplying electricity to over 1.1 Million customers spread across our 45 Service Centres and with a workforce of over 1,500 staff. We are committed to providing exciting career opportunities that bring the best out of people.

At Umeme:
We offer you an opportunity to kickstart your career, apply your skills, gain experience and grow your career. We support the development of your skills, so that you can continue to contribute effectively and succeed in a rapidly evolving electricity sector. We recruit the best and in return, offer competitive rewards and benefits. We cherish the safety of our staff and public.

Umeme Jobs 2018: Are you an individual with high integrity, dedication and ambition, interested in developing your career. Then we welcome you to a future of possibilities in the Electricity supply industry!

Selection criteria:

  • Have a National/ Higher Diploma in Electrical Engineering.
  • Scored Credit in Mathematics and English at O-Level (Uganda Certificate of Education)
  • Completed the Technical college course between 2015-2017
  • Between the ages of 20-25
  • Have a driving/riding permit (added advantage)

How to apply

If you meet the above criteria, please apply online here.

Application deadline: Friday 23rd, February 2018 at 17.00hrs

Umeme Jobs 2018 – Fresher Diploma Technicians

OPM Uganda Jobs 2018 – 13 Engineering Assistants

JOB TITLE: 13 ENGINEERING ASSISTANTS – OPM Uganda Jobs 2018
AGE: 25 YEARS AND ABOVE
DUTY STATION: KAMPALA
REPORTS TO: PROJECT AND DISTRICT ENGINEER

About the project

OPM Uganda Jobs 2018: The Government of Uganda has received a grant from the World Bank towards the Development Response to Displacement Impact Project (DRDIP). The Project is intended to improve access to social services, expand economic opportunities and enhance environmental management for host and forcibly displaced households in the targeted areas of Uganda; in the districts of Arua, Adjumani, Yumbe, Koboko, Moyo, Lamwo, Hoima, Kamwenge, Isingiro, Kiryadongo and Kyegegwa.

The project has components which include (i) Social and Economic Services and Infrastructure; (ii) Sustainable Environmental Management; (iii) Livelihoods Program; and (iv) Project Management including Monitoring and Evaluation, and Regional and National Institutional Support.

DRDIP will be executed under the supervision of Office of the Prime Minister.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Ugandans to fill the following positions existing in DRDIP project:

JOB PURPOSE

To provide technical support in the planning and implementation of infrastructure development/ public works projects in refugee hosting districts.
To offer technical support in infrastructure development activities at National, District and Community levels to ensure maximum benefit to the Project beneficiaries.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Review cost estimates of schedules of materials, labor, transport, tools and bill of quantities to ensure correctness and reflection of actual requirements.
• Verify expenditure against physical progress of sub projects.
• Advise in the preparation and revisions of budgets and cost estimates to reflect current needs and prices as well as costing of community inputs.
• Liaise with sector staff in subproject appraisals, monitoring, assessments, inspection and certification to ensure quality of output.
• Monitor progress of on-going subprojects for adherence to sector standards and specification and agreed implementation strategies and project targets.
• Draw up terms of reference to serve as basis for engaging facilitators/consultants who may assist in the supervision of subproject implementation.
• Assist communities in engaging lead local artisans or contractors in liaison with the district.
• Review subproject requests submitted by the Districts to ensure accuracy, completeness, viability, sustainability and compliance with relevant sector norms and standards before financing.
• Perform any other duties assigned from time to time

QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS
• An Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from a reputable University with 2 years work experience and above or A Diploma in Civil Engineering with 10 years and above work experience in supervising and managing civil works with reputable Organizations.
• Additional training in rural infrastructure development shall be an added advantage
• Good oral and written communication skills.
• Should be fluent in English.
• Proven high level of integrity in handling public resources and in executing duties.
• A high level of interpersonal and management skills and ability to work with teams
• Must be result focused and be able to work under pressure and tight deadlines
• High level of integrity

How to apply

Application accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and academic transcripts, three competent referees, one of whom MUST be from your current employer or previous employer (for those temporarily unemployed) plus a passport photo, contact details (mobile number and e-mail), photocopy of the National ID should be addressed

To: The Permanent Secretary
Office of the Prime Minister
New Government Block
Plot 9-11 Apollo Kaggwa Road
P.O. Box 341, Kampala

Note: Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Any form of canvassing shall automatically lead to disqualification of a candidate.  The application forms should be delivered at the Human Resource Office 3rd Floor, Office of the Prime Minister

Closing date for receipt of applications: Friday, 2nd March 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

OPM Uganda Jobs 2018 – 13 Engineering Assistants

United Republic of Tanzania: DELEGADA/O DE DESARROLLO COMUNITARIO Y SANEAMIENTO EN TANZANIA

Organization: Cruz Roja Española
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 25 Feb 2018

Cruz Roja Española ofrece puesto de trabajo como Delegado/a de Desarrollo Comunitario y Saneamiento en Tanzania, para aquellas personas que cumplan los siguientes requisitos imprescindibles:

  • Estar en posesión de la documentación necesaria para poder ser contratado en España: DNI o NIE (Número de Identificación de Extranjería), número de afiliación a la Seguridad Social y cuenta bancaria en España.

  • Licenciatura/Diplomatura o equivalente (perfil ingeniero/a agrónomo, montes, especialista en saneamiento o similar)

  • Experiencia previa en formulación, ejecución, seguimiento y justificación de proyectos de cooperación mínimo de 1 año.

  • Conocimientos sobre Enfoque de Marco Lógico y Cooperación Internacional.

  • Nivel C1 de inglés y español, hablado y escrito (se realizará prueba).

  • Dominio de Entorno Windows (Microsoft Office, Internet, …)

Para más información sobre los requisitos valorables y las funciones a desempeñar acceder al siguiente link: https://cruzroja.epreselec.com/Ofertas/Ofertas.aspx?Id_Oferta=1979807

How to apply:

Para presentación de candidaturas y obtener más información acceder al siguiente link: https://cruzroja.epreselec.com/Ofertas/Ofertas.aspx?Id_Oferta=1979807

United Republic of Tanzania: HUB Coordinator

Organization: Youth Challenge International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 23 Feb 2018

Company Name: Youth Challenge International
Project Title: EQWIP HUBs Powering Youth Innovation for Sustainable Livelihoods
Start: As soon as possible
Working Location: Mwanza, Tanzania
Schedule: Full-time contract
Benefits Package: Competitive Salary and Benefits

ABOUT EQWIP HUBs

Do you want to work with a team of energetic, skilled and passionate individuals who are motivated to create innovative solutions for sustainable youth livelihoods? If yes, then EQWIP HUBs is the team for you!

Powered by Canadian leaders in global youth development – Canada World Youth (CWY) and Youth Challenge International (YCI) – the EQWIP HUBs project is a global network that connects Canadian volunteers, youth participants, and international partners through innovative programming in six developing countries.

Through 18 knowledge centres in Bolivia, Ghana, Indonesia, Peru, Senegal and Tanzania, EQWIP HUBs offers entrepreneurship and employment training so that young people, especially women, can come together to gain market-relevant skills and learn from mentors. Our youth focused, collaborative and tech-friendly approach is unique. By working in partnership with global peers – we can create a better future for all. Together, we’re on a mission to change the lives of 100,000 youth by 2020.

Whether you’re an experienced Canadian looking to put your skills into action for youth development, or a young person in an EQWIP HUBs country looking for a program to prepare you for the future – we have opportunities for you.

Canada World Youth & Youth Challenge International

Each recognized as Canadian leaders, CWY and YCI bring a combined 70 years of expertise in global youth development. Forty thousand young people around the world have been transformed through CWY’s world-renowned global reciprocal exchange programs and YCI’s youth innovation initiatives, proving young people can lead real change in global health, the environment, and youth livelihoods.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The HUB Coordinator, reporting to the Country Manager, will provide leadership and management for the local HUB and its associated activities. S/he will support activities to build partner and youth capacity in livelihood development. S/he will establish and maintain positive, collaborative and productive relationships with project staff, implementing partners, youth participants and volunteers.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

· Provide leadership and management for the coordination and delivery of HUB activities

· Management of and support to teams of Canadian volunteers

· Monitor annual work plans and ensure compliance

· Ensure preparation and submission of project activity reports

· Provide guidance to the HUB staff regarding tools and strategies to ensure that programming is responsive to youth and volunteer needs

· Ensure program quality through implementation of country-specific project review systems and comprehensive M&E systems

· Develop and maintain relationship with Canadian foreign missions

· Remain well-informed about national and regional issues affecting youth

· Support the development and update of sector strategies in relevant areas of programming

· Provide support to ensure that activities are meeting their goals and targets, recommend program adjustments when necessary to keep the project on track

· Support training and supervision of HUB staff and volunteer teams

· Coordinate training activities for youth

· Coordination of and support to HUB Network

· Coordinate orientation training for Canadian volunteers

· Perform other duties as delegated by the Country Manager

QUALIFICATIONS

· University degree

· 5 to 7 years of progressively responsible leadership and coordination experience

· Understanding of and compatible vision for effective community development with a focus on networking and training delivery

· Ability to work with and through partners

· Passion for working with youth; an understanding of the current situation for young people

· Comfort with linking work to a range of stakeholders, including civil authorities, community group leaders, donors, private sector and other international NGOs on initiatives

· Experience with current approaches to adult learning and participatory methods for M&E

· Proven ability to develop and monitor work plans and training plans

· Demonstrated mentoring abilities and experience supporting peers

· Strong interpersonal and communication skills

· Strong verbal and written English skills required

· Applicant must be citizen of Tanzania

How to apply:

Deadline to apply: Friday, February 23rd, 2018 at 5pm EST. Applications will be considered upon submission. Please submit your cover letter and CV as one document Word or PDF by e-mail attachment to hrtanzania@eqwiphubs.org with EQWIP HUBs HUB Coordinator Mwanza, Tanzania**”** in the subject line. Applications will not be considered beyond the deadline.

No phone calls about the position can be accepted. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Uganda: Best Interest Determination (BID) Assistant Based in Kyangwali – Hoima Uganda

Organization: Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 03 Mar 2018

About HIJRA:

Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA) is an international humanitarian and development organization that positively contributes towards improving the living standards and conditions of those adversely affected by disasters and conflict. HIJRA with funding from the UNHCR plans to implement a Protection Program for refugees in Kyangwali settlement (Hoima district) and is now looking for qualified and competent persons to fill the position of BID Assistant to be based in Kyangwali – Hoima District.

Job Summary:

The BID Assistant will be instrumental in streamlining and harmonizing the Best Interest Determination (BID) process in HIJRA and to use it as a broader child protection tool with full cooperation between the Community Services Section and the Protection Section. Support from a dedicated BID Assistant in the refugee settlements will greatly enhance the ability of HIJRA to ensure that this casework is done in an expedited manner.

Reporting Relationships:

The post holder will be responsible to the Child Protection Officer.

Duties:

Conduct BID casework including:

  1. Conduct interviews with refugee children and other members of the family to determine the best interest of the child and complete Best Interest Determination (BID) and, when appropriate, Best Interest Assessment (BIA) reports.

  2. Conduct home visits with refugee families as part of the BID process.

  3. Provide counselling to refugees and refugee children, explaining the BID and BIA processes, prospects, and problems involved in the processes.

  4. Support the child protection team in the execution of child protection roles.

  5. Ensure proper monitoring and follow-up of cases including updating RIMS database and any internal monitoring and tracking systems are regularly updated with the necessary events.

  6. Implement Child Protection policies, BID and BIA procedures, and existing SOPs (including fraud prevention SOPs) with guidance from respective Community Service, Protection and Resettlement colleagues.

  7. Liaise with relevant child protection partners to include all the information available on the child in the BID report.

  8. Ensure that BID reports are in compliance with UNHCR protection principles as well as best international practice.

  9. Oversee the BIA and BID tools for assessing children

  10. Follow up on BIA and BID recommendations.

  11. Conduct and organize BID panels on a monthly basis and present BIDs.

  12. Conduct additional assessment on BID cases as per recommendation by the BID panel.

  13. Prepare monthly progress reports.

Competencies, Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

· Academic degree in relevant area (e.g. social work, child development, social science, education, public administration etc.)

· Minimum two years’ work experience in relevant work area (e.g. as a social worker, child counsellor, community development worker, educator, conducting social assessments, individual case advocacy, assisting with family reunification, working with refugees in a resettlement context etc.)

· Knowledge of the international legal framework governing refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced persons and statelessness;

· Awareness of gender issues and how to apply a rights- and community-based approach to identify and respond to specific needs;

· Excellent interviewing and counselling skills especially child interviewing skills-highly desirable.

· Ability to conduct assessments and identify protection risks of individuals and groups;

· Understanding of mental and physical development of children as well as International Convention on Child Rights.

· Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in teams;

· Ability to work in stressful situations and in hardship locations;

· Experience giving advice on resettlement guidelines / policy – highly desirable;

· Experience in the area of refugee resettlement – conducting refugee resettlement assessments and submissions – highly desirable.

How to apply:

Qualified Candidates are requested to submit an Application letter and Curriculum Vitae including telephone and emails contacts of three referees including your current/most recent employer.

Applications, addressed to the:

Country Program Manager

Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief AID (HIJRA)

P.O. Box 37703, Kampala, Uganda

Should be sent by email to: vacancies.ug@hijra.or.ke. The subject line should read Best Interest Determination (BID) Assistant.

Applications must be submitted not later than close of business on 3rd March, 2018. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

For more information regarding the organization please visit our website www.hijra.or.ke. HIJRA is an equal opportunity employer.

Please note that interviews will be done on a rolling basis given the urgency of the positions.

Uganda: Child Protection Assistant Based in Kyangwali – Hoima Uganda

Organization: Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 03 Mar 2018

About HIJRA:

Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA) is an international humanitarian and development organization that positively contributes towards improving the living standards and conditions of those adversely affected by disasters and conflict. HIJRA with funding from the UNHCR plans to implement a Protection Program for refugees in Kyangwali settlement (Hoima district) and is now looking for qualified and competent persons to fill the position of Child Protection Assistant to be based in Kyangwali – Hoima District.

Job Summary:

Support activities aimed at ensuring that durable solutions are sought and provided to the largest possible number of persons of concern.

Reporting Relationships:

The post holder will be responsible to the Child Protection Officer.

Duties:

The Child Protection Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:

  1. Undertake site and field visits to ensure child protection recreational activities are implemented according to minimum standards and agreement between partners and HIJRA.

  2. Contribute to the identification of the most vulnerable individuals and people with special needs according to HIJRA guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures, who meet the agreed vulnerability criteria for the receipt of Cash Assistance, NFI and food Assistance and/or Medical assistance. Special attention will be given to women at risk.

  3. Contribute in conducting needs assessments and Focus Group Discussions with the displaced and host community, particularly the most vulnerable women and children, to identify common protection needs, priorities and existing capacities within the community.

  4. Identify vulnerable individuals in accordance with HIJRA criteria and inform the Child Protection Officer in order that s/he can organize case referral to other service providers within the Community Centre or partner NGOs and follow up accordingly.

  5. Ensure that all activities are accurately documented and filed in the database.

  6. Provide regular feedback to the Child Protection Officer on progress, lessons learned, achievements, gaps, issues and problems.

  7. Contribute to the preparation of weekly/monthly plans and reports on activities.

  8. Any other duties as may be assigned by the Line Manager

Competencies, Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or other related field.
  • At least 3 years of work experience in the same field of development and humanitarian work and NGOs.

· Strong experience working with vulnerable people including survivors of GBV and victims of child abuse.

· Strong knowledge of Child Friendly interview techniques and communicating with children

· Familiarity with guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in emergency settings.

· Strong organizational and supervisory skills with excellent reporting & writing skills.

· Strong interpersonal skill and communication skills.

· An excellent command of verbal and written English.

· Good knowledge word and excel.

How to apply:

Qualified Candidates are requested to submit an Application letter and Curriculum Vitae including telephone and emails contacts of three referees including your current/most recent employer.

Applications, addressed to the:

Country Program Manager

Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief AID (HIJRA)

P.O. Box 37703, Kampala, Uganda

Should be sent by email to: vacancies.ug@hijra.or.ke. The subject line should read Child Protection Assistant.

Applications must be submitted not later than close of business on 3rd March, 2018. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

For more information regarding the organization please visit our website www.hijra.or.ke. HIJRA is an equal opportunity employer.

Please note that interviews will be done on a rolling basis given the urgency of the positions.

Uganda: Communications Officer 70% Kampala – 30% Field Offices

Organization: Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 03 Mar 2018

About HIJRA:

Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA) is an international humanitarian and development organization that positively contributes towards improving the living standards and conditions of those adversely affected by disasters and conflict. HIJRA with funding from the UNHCR plans to implement a Protection Program for refugees in Kyangwali settlement (Hoima district) and is now looking for qualified and competent persons to fill the position of Communications Officer.

Job Summary:

HIJRA is looking for a creative thinker with social media experience and excellent people skills to join our media team. He/She will be leading on communications as well as responding to comments and queries from the public as well as being responsible for the public relations aspect within an organization. The job holder will be responsible for building and sustaining HIJRA’s reputation for quality, reliability and customer satisfaction, write and deliver press releases and handles all communication sent to the public.

Reporting Relationships:

The post holder will be responsible to the Country Program Manager

Duties:

  1. Lead the implementation of HIJRA communications strategy to promote and publicize the knowledge gathered by the program.

  2. Draft and produce regular editorial support to the development of articles, blogs, reports, technical briefs, newsletters, and other publications.

  3. Write communications pieces (success stories, articles, blog posts, etc.) and create project presentations.

  4. Lead in event design, organization, and facilitation.

  5. Research and identify opportunities for the project to employ new media formats and dissemination channels (podcasts, blogging, webcasts, etc.).

  6. Ensure information on the website is accurate and up to date, and supports the work of the organization

  7. Use social media applications creatively, including managing the organization’s Facebook, Twitter and blog activity

  8. Produce publicity and promotional materials for events and engagement activities and other external publications

  9. Attend meetings and events when needed

  10. Liaise with HIJRA headquarter over communications and promotional activities

  11. Address enquiries, ensuring that an appropriate response is given within the expected timeframe

  12. Record the details of enquiries, including follow-up provided

  13. Keep up to date with developments in policy and social issues, locally and nationally

  14. Adhere to HIJRA Policies and Procedures at all time and carry out all duties with full regard to confidentiality

  15. Attend and contribute to staff meetings and others, as required

  16. Undertake any other reasonable duties that might be requested from time-to-time

Competencies, Qualifications, skills and experience:

· Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, International Development, Journalism, Communications, Marketing or a related field.

· At least 2 years of relevant experience with 1 years’ experience working directly in communications.

· Knowledge of principles, theories and methods of communications, public relations, and journalism.

· Articulate and professional in public speaking situations

· Demonstrated research, writing and editing experience for both print and web.

· Proficiency with website content management and the use of social media required.

· Familiarity with graphic design, printing and publishing processes required.

· Understanding of evolving communications technologies and measurements of communications effectiveness;

· Experience with issue management and public advocacy;

· Initiative to solve problems with energy and a positive attitude;

· Ability to translate and convey sophisticated, sometimes sensitive, information to target audiences;

· Ability to translate complex, strategic content into engaging, easy-to-understand messages that create commitment to the organization and its goals;

· Experience with best communication practices with Social Media and new technologies;

· Experience with multi-media (audio, video, publications, computer based vehicles etc) and understanding of SharePoint, InfoPath, digital signage and other internal communications vehicles as plus;

· Excellent written and verbal communication in English

· Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Windows software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook applications

· Ability to think creative and develop new approaches

· Self-motivated with a flexible approach

· Understanding of humanitarian and refugees issues

· Willingness to travel to field operations

How to apply:

Qualified Candidates are requested to submit a Motivation letter, Curriculum Vitae and including telephone and emails contacts of three references including your current/most recent employer.

Applications should be sent by email to: vacancies.ug@hijra.or.ke. The subject line should read Communications Officer.

Applications must be submitted not later than close of business on 3rd March, 2018. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

For more information regarding the organization please visit our website www.hijra.or.ke HIJRA is an equal opportunity employer

Please note that interviews will be done on a rolling basis given the urgency of the positions.

Uganda: Finance and Administration Officer Based in Kyangwali – Hoima Uganda

Organization: Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 03 Mar 2018

About HIJRA:

Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA) is an international humanitarian and development organization that positively contributes towards improving the living standards and conditions of those adversely affected by disasters and conflict. HIJRA with funding from the UNHCR plans to implement a Protection Program for refugees in Kyangwali settlement (Hoima district) and is now looking for qualified and competent persons to fill the position of Finance and Administration Officer to be based in Kyangwali – Hoima District.

Job Summary:

The Finance and Administration Officer will be providing financial and administrative related support to HIJRA Uganda.

Reporting Relationships:

The post holder will be responsible to the Project Manager.

Duties:

  1. Monitor expenditure of various projects and ensure timely submission of financial reports.

  2. Constantly review financial requirements and forecasting of expenditures.

  3. Establish monthly cash requirements for the office and request timely replenishments from the Regional Office.

  4. Liaise and keep close contacts with the local banks, manage all accounts and observe local foreign control regulations.

  5. Manage funds and financial assets of the organization Office.

  6. Manage the delivery of monthly reports and feedback on budget accounts.

  7. Co-ordinate the budget preparation and financial plans and conduct budget reviews

  8. Coordinate and manage the monitoring and approval of budgets versus expenses and ensure accurate accounting, authorisation and internal control procedures.

  9. Manage and oversee the cash management process to ensure its safeguarding and proper disbursement.

  10. Manage and review the monthly close of the accounts and Monitor cash flows

  11. Prepare the monthly financial results to ensure effective communication of results to the management and provide the management with regular financial analysis on numerous financial issues.

  12. Coordinate and manage the implementation of all Finance, and Administration procedures and processes.

Competencies, Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

· Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or business administration;

· A minimum of 5 years’ experience in Finance and Administration from a reputable organization.

· Management and accounting for INGO.

· Demonstrated high sense of personal integrity

· Experience in working with donors.

· Must have knowledge of the management of payroll, taxes, audits and Projects Financial Management.

· A minimum of 5 years’ experience working with accounting software and well versed with other computer applications. t:l1 level1

How to apply:

Qualified Candidates are requested to submit an Application letter and Curriculum Vitae including telephone and emails contacts of three referees including your current/most recent employer.

Applications, addressed to the:

Country Program Manager

Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief AID (HIJRA)

P.O. Box 37703, Kampala, Uganda

Should be sent by email to: vacancies.ug@hijra.or.ke. The subject line should read Finance and Administration Officer.

Applications must be submitted not later than close of business on 3rd March, 2018. Only successful applicants will b0e contacted.

For more information regarding the organization please visit our website www.hijra.or.ke. HIJRA is an equal opportunity employer.

Please note that interviews will be done on a rolling basis given the urgency of the positions.

Uganda: Legal Assistant Based in Kyangwali – Hoima Uganda

Organization: Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 03 Mar 2018

About HIJRA:

Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA) is an international humanitarian and development organization that positively contributes towards improving the living standards and conditions of those adversely affected by disasters and conflict. HIJRA with funding from the UNHCR plans to implement a Protection Program for refugees in Kyangwali settlement (Hoima district) and is now looking for qualified and competent persons to fill the position of Legal Assistant to be based in Kyangwali – Hoima District.

Job Summary:

The Legal Assistant provides specific legal assistance to the assigned Legal officer and office in the provision of direct legal support to victims of forced migration and in carrying out policy advocacy on forced migration. The Legal Assistant has regular interaction with clients, conducting sensitization on national and international laws regarding refugees, providing legal counsel, and collaborates with the Judiciary, Police and other stakeholders to ensure refugee protection.

Reporting Relationships:

The post holder will be responsible to the Legal Officer

Duties:

  1. In relation to Legal protection, ensuring the protection of populations of concern is met through the application of the relevant UN/UNHCR protection standards and IASC principles
  2. Ensuring that protection incidents are immediately identified and addressed.
  3. Ensure the people of concern have access to legal and fair hearing in court through court follow ups, prison monitoring etc.
  4. Sensitize the Community and Local authorities on Refugee law and Human Rights relating to refugees and others persons of concern to UNHCR, in order to ensure that national legislation is in compliance with International Legal Standards.
  5. Analytical reports of Legal protection related trends and issues are produced on a monthly and ad hoc basis
  6. Stay abreast of political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on Legal protection related issues
  7. Actively promote International and National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes of conduct
  8. Assists in dealing with police concerning asylum-seekers and refugees to provide them protection to remain safely in country of asylum.

  9. Provide follow up to court cases involving asylum seekers/refugees, visits judges, public prosecutors, and explains IC's refugee status. If necessary arranges for a lawyer.

  10. Advises on domestic legal issues including immigration and alien laws regarding asylum seekers/refugees.

  11. Provide counseling to asylum seekers/refugees on their legal problems. Explain legislation and their status in order to act accordingly.

  12. Advocate for legal aid services from the different legal aid service providers and Pro bono services from legal practitioners for the purpose of disposing of refugee cases at court

  13. Assists in assessing welfare and providing assistance to the refugee caseload in prisons.

  14. Compiles monthly statistics of refugees in various prisons in the region.

  15. Contribute to the design, implementation and evaluation of legal related activities within the newly established protection response framework

  16. Providing capacity building to RWCs and community members.

  17. From time to undertake any other duty assigned by the supervisor.

Competencies, Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

· A degree in Law (with specialization in criminal or human rights or any other related comparable line of specialization in law)

· At least 2 years of work experience in the same field of development and humanitarian work and NGOs’.

· Ability to produce high-quality legal documentation.

· Excellent presentation and communication skills and the ability to interact with a number of different partners and contacts, including governmental authorities, UNHCR, victims and their families etc.

· Strong communication and mediation skills

· Strong judgments skills are also a necessity

· Ability to act ethically and make moral decisions

· Sociable and open minded

· A person who can keep confidential information

· Broad working knowledge of the local law and be able to grasp new concepts with ease and accuracy

  • Good time management skills
  • Ability to speak more than one indigenous language would be desirable

How to apply:

Qualified Candidates are requested to submit an Application letter and Curriculum Vitae including telephone and emails contacts of three referees including your current/most recent employer.

Applications, addressed to the:

Country Program Manager

Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief AID (HIJRA)

P.O. Box 37703, Kampala, Uganda

Should be sent by email to: vacancies.ug@hijra.or.ke. The subject line should read Legal Assistant.

Applications must be submitted not later than close of business on 3rd March, 2018. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

For more information regarding the organization please visit our website www.hijra.or.ke. HIJRA is an equal opportunity employer.

Please note that interviews will be done on a rolling basis given the urgency of the positions.