Bidibidi - Yumbe District
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC works with people forced to flee from war, conflict and disaster and the host communities which support them, as well as those who remain within their homes and communities. At work today in over 40 countries and 25 U.S. cities, we improve outcomes in the areas of health, safety, economic wellbeing, education and power.
The IRC has been working in Uganda since 1998 supporting Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), refugees and various institutions in the country, notably the government, community-based organizations (CBOs), civil society organizations (CBOs) and the private sector. The current program portfolio in Uganda includes health and nutrition, support to persons with specific needs (PSNs) including case management, legal assistance to refugees, prevention and response to gender-based violence, Education and economic recovery and development (ERD). The IRC has a country office in Kampala and field offices in Amudat, Imvepi, Kyegegwa, Lamwo, Moroto/ Kiryandongo and Yumbe, as well as an urban office in Nsambya within Kampala.
Scope of work
The Protection Assistant supports the Protection Officers with the implementation of Protection and Rule of Law program activities in the set‐up of protection interventions in Bidibidi Settlement. She/he will work closely with Community Based Volunteers in leading outreach and mobilization activities.
Duties and responsibilities
- Ensures daily operation of Information and Support Centers (ISCs) in assigned Zone.
- Provides timely feedback on issues and complaints raised by refugees at ISCs.
- Ensures all protection concerns and/or complaints by refugees are accurately assessed and recorded in the intake, either directly assisting and/or referring individual to appropriate service provider.
- The Protection Assistant will conduct one follow up of the case, according to operating procedures.
- Coordinates with service providers to strengthen referral pathway, including weekly referral/case meetings.
- Works with Protection Officers and Community Based volunteers to conduct protection information and awareness session ‐ community outreaches.
- Maintains and collects data in line with agreed procedures.
- Conducts PSN home visits, assessing needs and ensures adequate referral/assistance provided.
- Work closely with Community Based Volunteers, providing support and guidance in their activities.
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: Protection Officer
Position directly supervises: N/A
Indirect Reporting: Protection Manager
Other Internal and/or external contacts:
Internal: Protection Officers, Legal Officers, Legal Assistants and Community Based Volunteers
External: UNHCR, OPM, and other Protection Actors
Standards for Professional Conduct:
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in 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 June 8th,2021