DRC NGO Community Service Assistant Jobs in Kiryandongo

This position is based in Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement and will be providing support to the implementation of DRC Program. The job is field based with frequent movement within the project Area.

Position and Reporting Line:

  • The Community Services Assistant reports to the Protection Officer/Team Leader.

    General objective

    The Community Service Assistant’s (CSA) primary function is to ensure quality implementation of the overall community service component which constitutes the overall DRC program.

    The CSA is also responsible for representing DRC in any relevant field based thematic meetings with stakeholders and other local authorities.

    In addition, He/She will be responsible for complying with donor and internal DRC reporting and accountability policy and procedures.

    He/she is also tasked with providing technical assistance and guidance to mainstream protection across programs in all sectors.

    The CSA is also responsible to develop/strengthen relationships with donors - at the field level - in close cooperation with the Community Service Officer.

    Specific tasks and responsibilities

  • Building relationships with community groups and identifying opportunities for community work placements;
  • Participate actively in developing protection plans that address protection needs and risks faced by refugees;
  • Ensure that concerns of persons of concern and vulnerable groups of the community are identified and addressed in a timely and effect manner;
  • Facilitate regular participatory assessments by multi-functional teams using the AGDM perspective to understand their protection concerns and priorities and the resources available to them;
  • Improving participation of the refugees and the host communities to define and prioritize solutions to their problems, including those of the PSNs, EVIs, PWDs during all phases of programming;
  • Collaborate with the various functional units to take community development approach in their work;
  • Ensuring that refugee children participate in suitable educational programs in suitable facilities and promotion of girls attendance;
  • Liaise with other partners, refugee communities, and local communities to develop specific activities
    to address social, psychological, cultural, health and livelihood concerns of refugee communities and support community initiatives;
  • Promote protection and care of children including adolescents, ensuring that unaccompanied and separated children are identified, registered, placed in suitable family arrangements, and monitored while family tracing is carried out.
  • Follow up all DRC / DDG Procedures for Security, Finance, Logistics, HR and Administration.

    Required Qualifications and Experience

  • At least 2 years’ experience working with community development preferably in a refugee setting
  • Experience in activity and budget management
  • Proven experience managing community dialogues and working directly with beneficiaries
  • Desirable: experience working with or implementing UNHCR projects

    How to apply

    Applications should be in English and include the following:

  • A cover letter (1 page) in which you explain why you are interested in the position and how you meet the qualities and qualifications criteria and salary expectations.

  • Concise and accurate CV (maximum 3 pages). The CV should include information about your qualification, relevant training courses, Work experience, name and contact details of 3 relevant references.

    Please send your Cover letter, CV and Academic certificates by email to** recruitment@drcuganda.org by 18th July 2018 5:00 pm clearly indicating position name in the subject line. We thank applicants for their interest in the position however; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    For more information and job application details, see; DRC NGO Community Service Assistant Jobs in Kiryandongo

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