Reports to: Project Manager
Duty Station: Kokobo, Arua, Rwamwanja, Kiryandongo, Adjumani, Uganda
War Child Canada is an internationally recognized charity that works with war-affected communities to help children reclaim their childhood through access to education, opportunity and justice. In Uganda, through its Access to Justice and Protection programmes, War Child Canada provides Legal Aid services for Women and Child Survivors of violence and raises public awareness around the impact of conflict on communities and the shared responsibility to act. This programme has now expanded to the South Sudanese refugee settlements in the West Nile region and Kiryandongo where War Child Canada seeks to increase the legal protections of children, youth, women and men and continue to address the prevalence of perpetrators’ impunity through legal intervention, awareness raising and capacity building. Our programming emphasizes strong Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) prevention, identification and response interventions.
War Child Canada has received funding from United States Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (BPRM) to increase protection for refugees and other vulnerable persons in Ugandan refugee settlements in the districts of Adjumani, Arua, Kiryandongo, Koboko and Kamwenge.
Job Summary: The Protection Officer will be responsible for delivering a safe from the start SGBV programme for South Sudanese refugees and host communities This position is field-based and requires an enthusiastic community-focused individual who is resilient to adversities and committed to child protection and working with and for survivors and persons at risk of SGBV.
- The applicants for the War Child Canada Protection Officer placement must hold a good university degree preferably in Law, Community Development, Education, Psychology, Health Sciences, Political Science or a related field.
- One year of professional experience working with community, preferably refugees and SGBV.
- Working knowledge of excel, word and email applications.
- Broad knowledge and understanding of issues important to women and children affected by war.
- Excellent communication and negotiation skills
- Fluency in local languages relevant to listed field location and an excellent working knowledge of spoken and written English.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a detailed CV, cover letter indicating clearly daytime telephone contact and active email address, photocopies of relevant certificates (both professional and vocational) andcontact information of at least three professional referees. Please clearly indicate position and location for which you are applying.
Interested applicants should deliver ONLY hard copies of their ApplicationPackages to any of the following War Child Canada Offices:
Kampala: 2nd Floor, Plot 944 Ggaba Road, Kansanga. (Please ensureapplications are delivered to War Child Canada NOT War Child Holland.
Arua: Rhino Camp Refugee Settlement Yoro Base Camp.
Kiryandongo: Kanyadoli Refugee Settlement RFM Base Camp, Bweyale.
Koboko: Lobule Refugee Settlement, Office of the Prime Minister Building
Deadline: 28th October, 2016 by 5PM