Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid Community Services Officer Jobs in Uganda

Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid Community Services Officer Jobs in Uganda


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 in the Horn, East & Central Africa by implementing WASH, Health, Education, Livelihoods, Community service & development and Protection programs in the region for a period of more than 20 years.

HIJRA with funding from the UNHCR in Uganda is implementing a multi-Sectoral Program for refugees in Kyangwali settlement (Hoima district), Nakivale settlement (Isingiro district) and Matanda Transit Center (Kanungu district).

HIJRA, in a strategy to expand existing program implementing team, is now seeking for a qualified person willing to offer Humanitarian services in the position of Community Services Officer to be based in Kyangwali – Hoima District.

Job Summary:

  • The job holder is responsible for carrying out community services & development activities through information dissemination, trainings and encouraging community participatory approaches in Kyangwali Refugee Settlement.

    Reporting Relationships:

  • The post holder will be responsible to the Project Manager.

    Duties:

  • Supervise and oversee the work of Community Services Assistants, ensuring that work and activities progress as agreed and in line with applicable standards.
  • Continually sensitize Community Services Assistants, refugee’s leadership to the importance of respectful dialogue with refugee community.
  • In close cooperation with refugee community/committees, develop social recreational and cultural activities in the settlement.
  • Identify key protection concerns through participatory process for different age, gender and diversity groups among camp population.
  • Responsible for ensuring that HIJRA has up to date records of refugee camp population, based on UNHCR registration, OPM and leadership structures.
  • Regular review of registration data, critical analysis of data compared to actual population, and
    identification of vulnerable groups and individuals for further interventions. Also identification of gaps between registration and actual population.
  • Periodically draft reports on community activities and work plans to the Community Services Manager for donor reporting.
  • Compilation of all sectoral monthly reports and work plans (WASH, CS/CD and Protection) and submission to the Project Manager.
  • Assist and participate in development HIJRA refugee program in consultation with other concerned OPs/IPs
  • Any other official duty that may be assigned from time to time by Supervisor.

    Competencies, Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • A degree in Development studies.
  • At least 3 years of working experience in community based development.
  • Experience working with refugee populations
  • Experience working overseas in a humanitarian context.

    How to Apply

    Application Process:

  • Qualified National 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 Community Services Officer.
  • Applications must be submitted not later than close of business on 17th September, 2018. Only successful applicants will be contacted.
  • Please note that interviews will be done on a rolling basis given the urgency of the positions.

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