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Protection Officer (1)

Job Title:                      Protection Officer(1)

Place of Assignment:   Lamwo Sub Program

Reports to:                   Protection Coordinator

Job SummaryThe Project Officer will oversee and ensure that all activities related to the project are implemented in a timely and efficient manner according to the agreed LWF Uganda, and Donor Guidelines, and provide leadership and coordination for all aspects related to project activities in the designated Sub-Program.

Duties and responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate reception conditions activities on a daily basis by planning and leading reception, boarder points monitoring related activities.
  2. Supervise the staff conducting individual interviews and facilitate participatory protection field approach through applying the Age, Gender and Diversity approach – to fully understand their protection concerns and priorities as PoCs arrive at the reception centre.
  3. Support in collecting information for Protection to address vulnerabilities, protection needs and concerns of the targeted population and weekly reports on key issues.
  4. Act as focal point for the identification and referral of Extremely Vulnerable Individuals and People with Specific Protection Needs for adequate assistance according to LWF pre-defined criteria right away from the reception centre up to the settlement.
  5. Ensure PSNs with different vulnerabilities are assessed and supported while at reception centre
  6. Manage individual protection cases at the reception centre, including maintaining strict protocols for confidentiality and update case files on individuals and ensuring beneficiaries’ information is protected.
  7. Ensure Complaints at reception/transit centres are tracked, responded to and reported.
  8. Conduct follow-up to ensure that needs have been met in an appropriate manner and beneficiary have the opportunity to provide feedback on the assistance received.
  9. Provide constant feedback to supervisor on progress, achievements, gaps and problems experienced at reception.
  10. Ensure the provision of high quality, professional, and practical justice, gender-based violence, and protection technical support and mentoring to partner organizations;
  11. Support to the compilation and analysis of protection monitoring information for sharing with partners and donor.
  12. Ensure that weekly situation reports, monthly, quarterly, midyear and annual reports are written and submitted to the Protection coordinator within the specified time frame.
  13. Ensure Overnight shelters, WASH facilities, lighting systems at transit/reception centres are functional, clean, good conditions and general functioning of the centres.
  14. Work close with stakeholders in implementing the SOPs for the reception centre and transit centres.
  15. While PoCs are at reception ensure they are provided with hot meals in appropriate timely manner.
  16. Ensure service/Referral pathways are in place and understood by the POCs.
  17. Ensure 100% implementation of the planned project activities on a monthly basis and that budgets are not under and over spent;
  18. Develop activity and budget tracking tool, and use on a monthly basis to track and report on activity and budget management;
  19. Support in collaboration and tabulation on a regular basis field data on project activities carried out and undertake impact assessment using participatory approaches for all beneficiaries to determine the relevance and impact of the assistance;
  20. Ensure that proper mapping of project beneficiaries is done & information shared in time. Regular visit to all beneficiary sites where project activities are undertaken, checks on progress, offers support as directed by the Protection Coordinator in line with the project objectives;
  21. In collaboration with the PMER unit, lead in development of Tools and ensure effective deployment and use of the Survey CTO.
  22. Be responsible for the planning and implementation of relevant trainings as well as follow up and mentoring of training participants in close cooperation with other partners

Education, Experience, Skills & Technical Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Development studies or Psychology
  • A masters or its equivalent in any of the above qualifications is an added advantage
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in development or humanitarian protection.
  • Excellent team work and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting assessments, baselines & evaluations using participatory methodologies;
  • Sound understanding of project management cycle, humanitarian principles & standards including SPHERE, HAP and the Code of Conduct
  • Computer literacy with full knowledge of office applications, internet and email
  • Fluency in English is essential.
  • Passion for working with PoCs
  • High level of integrity, commitment and professional responsibility

Application Procedure:

Candidates who are interested in the above positions should submit an updated CV and Application letter giving a day time telephone contact  and email addresses of 3 (three) work related referees only  through  our recruitment  email recruitment.uga@lutheranworld.org

Please use the full job title of the position you are applying for as the subject line

Deadline for receiving applications is Friday 22, January 2021 by 5:00pm

LWF/DWS is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation.  Persons with disabilities and Female candidates possessing the above requirements are encouraged to apply.  LWF/DWS is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for humanitarian agencies.  Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organization’s commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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