IRC Protection Officers Jobs in Uganda

IRC Protection Officers Jobs in Uganda

Scope of Work

  • The objective of this response is 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 Emergency 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

  • Raise awareness on refugee registration process and refugees’ rights and obligations in Uganda

  • Distribute dignity kits (e.g. soap, sanitary wear, etc.) to vulnerable women and girls to restore dignity and respect

  • Distribute core relief items and Nonfood items (e.g. buckets, soap, poles, taplins etc.) 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) and ensure timely referrals are made especially for health and life-threatening incidences

  • Participate in various meetings to advocate and remind partners of humanitarian principles and commitment for risk mitigation for the vulnerable individuals/population.

  • Collaborate with local leaders 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.

    Professional Standards

  • The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to
    the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way - Standards for Professional 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, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

  • Deadline for receiving applications is Wednesday 15th July,2020


  • 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.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; IRC Protection Officers Jobs in Uganda

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