ARC Protection Assistant – Reception Center Jobs in Uganda

ARC Protection Assistant – Reception Center Jobs in Uganda


Who We Are

We are on a journey of becoming Alight, a new platform of amazing people and an organization providing lifesaving services and creating breakthrough solutions for and with the displaced.

For the past 40 years, we’ve called ourselves American Refugee Committee, an organization known for providing
quality care to millions of Refugees worldwide. But the truth is, we serve many different people – to include Refugees, Trafficked people, Displaced people, and Marginalized and Host communities too.

Through all the years and conversations, we’ve had with the people we serve, we’ve heard the same
thing time and time again – Refugee is not a label we want. We’re listening. And now, we’re taking off the nametag American Refugee Committee and becoming Alight.

What we do in Uganda and around

ARC Uganda’s mission is to provide opportunities and expertise to Refugees, Displaced people, and Host communities. We help people survive conflict and crisis and rebuild lives of dignity, health, security, and self-sufficiency. ARC is committed to the delivery of programs that ensure measurable quality
and lasting impact for the people we serve.

ARC Uganda, with its head office in Kampala, is currently providing gender-based violence prevention and response, water and sanitation, food security and livelihood services to Refugees and Host communities in six locations including BidiBidi, Palabek,
Kyaka-II, Kyangwali, Oruchinga and Nakivale. With anticipated funding from the United High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) for the year 2020, ARC will be implementing Protection in Nakivale, Oruchinga, Kyaka II, Kyangwali and Rwamwanja Refugee Settlements.

ARC Uganda Program is looking for
competent, qualified, self-driven and committed personnel to be part of implementing this partnership.

The contract
duration for all positions will be from January – December, 2020.

Position: Protection Assistant – Reception Center (1 position)

Reports to: Protection Manager

Location: Rwamwanja

Job Summary:

The Protection Assistant – Reception Center Point will responsible
for conducting a range of protection activities, including information
provision, regular participatory protection assessments of potential/
selected beneficiaries and organization and implementation of
community-based activities, such as life-skills and recreational
activities at the Reception Center.

Minimum qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Social work, Social Sciences, Community
    Psychology, Adult and Community Education and Development
    studies.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in working on Child Protection
    issues with an INGO
  • Strong experience working with vulnerable people including survivors
    of GBV and victims of child abuse.
  • Fluency in Swahili and ability to ride a Motorcycle with a valid license
    (Class A) is an added advantage.

    Application Guidelines:

    Interested and qualified candidates to submit 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 UGjobs@arcrelief.org with the Position applied for clearly
    indicated in the subject line.

    The deadline for submission of applications is December 17th, 2019 at 17:00hrs. However due to urgency to fill these positions, applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Job Offers will be
    issued to the selected candidates upon conformation of funding.

    American Refugee Committee is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.

    American Refugee Committee complies with
    all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

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