Care and Assistance for Forced Migrants (CAFOMI) Advert: No. 1/2020

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Care and Assistance for Forced Migrants (CAFOMI) Advert: No. 1/2020

About CAFOMI:

Care and Assistance for Forced Migrants (CAFOMI) is a not-for-profit; non-partisan and non-governmental organization registered by the Uganda NGO Board/Bureau and is recognized as indigenous humanitarian organization providing assistance to forced migrants (refugees) with a pool of experienced and passionate professionals. In line with the government of Uganda policy to support local partners for future humanitarian emergency surge capacity nationally and beyond, CAFOMI has been implementing refugee protection assistance related activities in Isingiro, Kisoro, Bundibugyo and Ntoroko Districts in South Western Uganda supported by UNHCR and OPM since 2014. CAFOMI has been under a twinning arrangement in Ocea – Rhino Camp with DRC, supported by UNHCR and OPM; and under a direct partnership in Kuluba Reception Centre – Koboko District with UNHCR, conducting activities under Transit and reception Centre Management since June 2018. CAFOMI has been in partnership with WFP since August 2018, and has been charged with the responsibility of managing WFP warehouses in West Nile and South Western districts of Moyo, Isingiro and Kyegegwa. CAFOMI is in partnership with Malteser International focusing on a joint short term contribution to the overall Ebola preparedness in identified sites in West Nile and South Western Uganda.

CAFOMI seeks for competent persons for the following job openings that exist at the, Head Office – Kampala District under Urban Protection Programme, Nyakabande Transit Centre, Kisoro District and Ssebagoro Transit Centre, Kikuube District.

Job title: Child Protection Officer
No.of posts: 1 (one)
Reporting Line: Protection Coordinator
Duty Station: Kampala Head Office

Contract Duration: 11 (eleven) months – February 2020 to December 2020

Reference Number: CPO/HO/2020

Job Summary:

The Child Protection Officer is responsible for supervising and mentoring the implementation of the CP Program activities in the area of responsibilities in Urban Protection Programme.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implement Child Protection activities in the designated area of responsibilities.
  • Implement Child Protection activities in the designated area of responsibilities.
  • In relation to Legal protection, ensuring the protection of children of concern is met through the application of the relevant UNHCR CP standards and guidelines.
  • Supervise case workers in supporting cases, case planning, case conferences and closures.
  • Represent CAFOMI in different case management forums including BID and Case Management Taskforce.
  • Support the development of capacity building plans for Child Protection team and train staff and CP actors in line with the plans.
  • Represent CAFOMI at Child Protection working Group meetings and other meetings or forums.
  • With support from the Protection Coordinator, develop, implement and monitor quarterly, monthly and weekly activity plans to achieve expected results
  • Under the supervision of Protection Coordinator ensure that all planned activities are implemented on time, within the budget, according to quality standards and as per the monthly plan.
  • Ensures timely update of field activities to the Protection coordinator.
  • Ensuring that child protection incidents are immediately identified and addressed.
  • Assist with monitoring all CP activities against indicators and quality benchmarks.
  • Work with child protection committees and support monthly meetings to map protection risks in the community and feedback for programmer improvement
  • Uphold the best interest of children at all times to enhance a protective environment for all children.
  • Sensitize the Community and Local authorities on Children’s rights and Acts of Uganda relating to refugees.
  • Analytical reports of Child Protection related trends and issues are produced on a monthly and ad hoc basis.
  • Support case management for children at risk using progress v4.
  • Regularly coordinator and collaborate with different CP actors and CAFOMI staff to strengthen programming and impact for children.
  • Undertake any other duty assigned by the supervisor from time to time.

Minimum Requirements (Must have)

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Social work, Social Sciences, Law, Community Psychology, Adult and Community Education and Development studies.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in working on Child Protection.
  • Strong conceptual and practical understanding of Child Protection issues and approaches in humanitarian contexts, including the constraints/risks and cultural sensitivities of work.
  • Strong understanding of the situation of children in the community and demonstrated commitment to improving the lives of children in the community.
  • Strong understanding of Protection Standards, SGBV, Key sectorial issues and processes including advocacy for protection.
  • Proven technical knowledge and skills in the field of Child Protection.
  • Strong experience in case management, child protection interventions, provision of different trainings including resilience and positive discipline programs.
  • Commitment to and understanding of CAFOMI’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches.)
  • Proven skills including planning and budget tracking capacities.
  • Ability to supervise and mentor staff to achieve results.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated writing, reporting and presentation skills in English. Knowledge of another language is an asset.
  • Ability to conduct functions on computer programs such as Microsoft Office (including Excel, Power point, Access).
  • Good understanding of the current political, human rights, migration context in Uganda, particularly in the Congo influx.
  • Experience from the region will be regarded as an asset.
  • Good knowledge of institutional mandates and policies related to international protection, human rights and migration.
  • Good analytical and research skills, ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources.
  • Takes responsibility for incorporating a gender perspective and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
  1. Job title: Child Protection Assistant
    No. of posts: 3 (three)
    Reporting Line: Child Protection Officer
    Duty Station: Kampala Head Office

Contract Duration: 11 (eleven) months – February 2020 to December 2020

Reference Number: CPA/HO/2020

Job Summary:

The Child Protection Assistant will be responsible for monitoring the welfare of UAMs/SC and other children at risk by carrying out home visits and following up and document cases with different stake holders and providing psychosocial support to UAMS/SC and other children at risk.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide case management services for all child protection activities; ensure all tracking forms, case files, and databases adhere to confidentiality and protection standards using progress v4.
  • Undertake child protection case management for Unaccompanied, separated and children at risk including assessments, monitoring outstanding cases.
  • Support child protection committees to identify and refer child protection cases and work with communities to strengthen community based child protection
  • Participate and assist the child protection officer, UNHCR, other partners and the team leaders in conducting the Best Interest Assessment to ensure the needs of children are addressed.
  • Conduct follow up visits of UASC and children at risk
  • Follow-up the preparation and implementation of case action plan.
  • Assist the child protection officer in facilitating and organizing appropriate care arrangement, and suitable alternative care system with close supervision and attention to the individual needs of children.
  • Through working with the child protection committees identify potential foster families for unaccompanied and separated children
  • Organize and facilitate positive parenting skills training (Family Make the Difference) weekly sessions.
  • Support psychosocial activities for improved well being of children and access to children’s right to play
  • Identify vulnerable individuals in accordance with set criteria for appropriate support and enhance referral system where necessary.
  • Provide regular feedback to the Child Protection Officer on progress, lessons learned, achievements, gaps, issues and problems.
  • Ensure that all activities are regularly, accurately documented and filed in the database.
  • Contribute to the preparation of weekly/monthly plans and reports on activities.
  • Adhere and fully abide by the child protection code of conduct.
  • Assist and participate in the preparation of budget, work and spending plans, and PR tracking to monitor the proper utilization of the budget and timely implementation of activities.
  • Undertake any other duty assigned by the supervisor from time to time.

  Minimum Requirements (Must have)

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Social work, Law, Social Sciences, Community Psychology, Adult and Community Education and Development studies.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in working on Child Protection.
  • Strong conceptual and practical understanding of Child Protection issues and approaches in humanitarian contexts, including the constraints/risks and cultural sensitivities of work
  • Strong understanding of Protection Standards, SGBV, Key sectorial issues and processes including advocacy for protection.
  • Strong experience in case management, child protection interventions, provision of different trainings including resilience and positive discipline programs.
  • Strong knowledge of Child Friendly interview techniques and communicating with children.
  • Demonstrated writing, reporting and presentation skills in English. Knowledge of another language is an asset.
  • Ability to conduct functions on computer programs such as Microsoft Office (including Excel, Power point, Access).
  • Good understanding of the current political, human rights, migration context in Uganda, particularly in the Congo influx.
  • Experience from the region will be regarded as an asset.
  • Good knowledge of institutional mandates and policies related to international protection, human rights and migration.
  • Good analytical and research skills, ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources.
  • Takes responsibility for incorporating a gender perspective and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
  • Riders/Driving permit will be an added advantage.
  1. Job title: SGBV Response Assistant
    No. of posts: 1 (one)
    Reporting Line: SGBV Response Officer
    Duty Station: Kampala Head Office

Contract Duration: 11 (eleven) months – February 2020 to December 2020

Reference Number: SGBVRA/HO/2020

Job Summary:

Response Assistant will provide case management and psycho-social support to refugees particularly sexual gender-based violence survivors, and support the capacity building on SGBV Case Management.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support Gender-based violence cases received at the center and identified in the community through the provision of case management services to respond to the needs of clients, provide them information and resources to access services and make appropriate referrals to other service providers if required.
  • In compliance with best-practice and international standards in SGBV response, provide direct psycho social support for vulnerable women and girls and particularly SGBV survivors. Case management services will include assessment of needs, development of an action plan for recovery, conducting referrals to relevant services, implementing the action plan and ensuring appropriate follow up and case closure when appropriate. The case management process should be implemented through a survivor-centered approach.
  • Provide age-appropriate counseling for vulnerable adolescent girls and children through the implementation of tools developed for caring for child survivors and in the best interest of the child.
  • Receive referrals from different agencies, do action plan and appropriate response to each case; send referrals to different agencies according to the action plan developed with the client.
  • Attend case conferences with relevant key actors when needed, while ensuring a survivor-centered approach.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of an up-to-date service mapping of the service providers operating in the area.
  • Prepare and submit weekly and monthly work plans in a timely manner for the Technical validation
  • File and store GBV data in the gender-based violence information management system (GBV IMS) in compliance with the information sharing protocol developed at the inter-agency level and management of progress v4.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of an up-to-date service mapping of the service providers operating in the Urban to enhance access to multi response services for survivors and strengthen the referral system.
  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders and advocacy to address gaps in SGBV response services and referral protocols; and work closely with the child protection sector when SGBV cases involve child survivors, particularly when assessing best interest of the child.
  • Develop and maintain positive coordination and relationships with local partners, SGBV stakeholders, Community volunteers/incentive workers, community members and promote inter sectoral collaboration with other CAFOMI sector staff do address SGBV.
  • Ensure monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems, including tracking progress of response program objectives, indicators and activities are being followed, organized and documented.
  • Follow SGBV guiding principles of respect, confidentiality, and safety/security and non- discrimination while implementing program activities.
  • Represent CAFOMI in the SGBV working group and other thematic related meetings.
  • Writing compilations and submission to the line manager.
  • Carry out any other duty assigned to you by your supervisor.

 Minimum Requirements (Must have)

  • University Degree in Social work, Social sciences, law, development studies or related field.
  • 2 years of working experience SGBV response programming and implementation.
  • Knowledge of the GBVIMS preferably.
  • Proven and strong experience in survivor case management
  • Strong understanding of SASA methodology with demonstrated positive attitudes on gender inequality, and issues surrounding violence against women and girls is a must.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of issues affecting women and girls, including Sexual gender based violence
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for clients at all times is essential.
  • Ability to lead, train, supervise, facilitate and motivate local partner, community volunteers/incentive workers, in their respective tasks in a professional, respectful and supportive manner.
  • Positive and professional attitude, able to organize, maintain composure and prioritize work under pressure, work overtime when necessary and be able to coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team essential.
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports in English would be an added advantage.
  • Basic knowledge of computer skills are helpful (word, excel, email etc) and a plus.
  • Riders/Driving permit will be an added advantage.
  1. Job title: SGBV Prevention Assistants
    No. of posts: 2 (two)
    Reporting Line: SGBV Prevention Officer
    Duty Station: Kampala Head Office

Contract Duration: 11 (eleven) months – February 2020 to December 2020

Reference Number: SGBVPA/HO/2020

Job Summary:

Prevention Assistant will provide support to the Prevention Officer in the implementation of programme activities for the Prevention of SGBV in Refugee and host communities, and promotion of protection integration activities through coordination with other stakeholders, development and dissemination of communication materials (Information, Education and Communication-IEC or Behavior Change Communication-BCC and community mobilization strategies to promote community participation and engagements.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with GBV volunteers to ensure awareness of services in the community, facilitate referrals into and out of the community center, and to support clients on GBV protection related needs.
  • Engage with the community and community representatives to understand needs and gaps in Gender-based violence programming.
  • Develop appropriate-specific SGBV/services information materials and activities to different group identified i.e. local partners, SGBV stakeholders, Community Leaders, Women’s Group, community in collaboration with Protection team and ensure messages are appropriate for the community and tested before dissemination.
  • Implement SASA and collaborate with SGBV team on safe space activities monitoring, tracking of progresses and closely mentor SGBV Assistants/case workers on programmatic knowledge and skills.
  • Develop and conduct trainings and capacity building on SGBV prevention related topics targeting various audiences, including but not limited to local partners, staff from other CAFOMI sectors, SGBV WG members, community leaders, community volunteers/Incentive workers and Women’s groups to improve knowledge and awareness on SGBV and improve referrals and access to services and reduce risks to women and girls.
  • Provide ongoing mentorship, capacity building and support supervision to local partner, community Volunteers/incentive workers to improve skills and capacity to implement SGBV prevention and risks mitigation activities.
  • Develop and maintain positive coordination and relationships with local partners, SGBV stakeholders, Community volunteers/incentive workers, community members and promote inter sectoral collaboration with other CAFOMI sector staff do address SGBV.
  • Mobilize community members to create a protective environment for women and girls/ boys/men and promote their safety and dignity to mitigate SGBV risks.
  • Engage and motivate community members and influential people in the community through ongoing dialogues and discussions to take action that will decrease GBV that occur in the community.
  • Ensure monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems, including tracking progress of prevention program objectives, indicators and activities are being followed, organized and documented.
  • Follow SGBV guiding principles of respect, confidentiality, and safety/security and non- discrimination while implementing program activities.
  • Facilitate and/or participate in SGBV related meetings and community meeting to improve service provision to survivors and strengthen response by different actors and sectors to prevent and mitigate risks of GBV to women and girls.
  • Participate in SGBV related assessments; including any inter agency assessments where necessary.
  • Conduct safety audits and other risks assessments activities to identify risks and compile findings/reports submitted to supervisor for final compilation to inform advocacy on identified risks affecting women and girls.
  • Represent CAFOMI in the SGBV working group and other thematic related meetings.
  • Writing compilations and submission to the line manager.
  • Carry out any other duty assigned to you by your supervisor.

Minimum Requirements (Must have)

  • University Degree in Social work, Social sciences, law, development studies or related field.
  • 2 years of working experience SGBV programming and implementation.
  • Community mobilization and training experience in the direct provision of counseling and psychosocial support to survivors of gender based violence a reputable organization/civil society organizations preferably refugee operations.
  • Strong understanding of SASA methodology with demonstrated positive attitudes on gender inequality, and issues surrounding violence against women and girls is essential.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of issues affecting women and girls, including Sexual gender based violence
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for clients at all times is essential.
  • Ability to lead, train, supervise, facilitate and motivate local partner, community volunteers/incentive workers, in their respective tasks in a professional, respectful and supportive manner.
  • Positive and professional attitude, able to organize, maintain composure and prioritize work under pressure, work overtime when necessary and be able to coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team essential.
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports in English would be an added advantage.
  • Basic knowledge of computer skills are helpful (word, excel, email etc) and a plus.
  • Riders/Driving permit will be an added advantage.
  1. Job title: Field Driver
    No. of posts: 2 (two)
    Reporting Line: Procurement & Logistics Officer
    Duty Station: Kisoro and Ssebagoro

Contract Duration: 11 (eleven) months – February 2020 to December 2020

Reference Number: FD/KSR&SBGL/2020

Job Summary:

Responsible for providing a transport function to CAFOMI office and all CAFOMI work stations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To drive with care at all times, within the limits of his or her driving ability, at a speed and with consideration adjusted to the road and weather conditions, and to drive with consideration for the safety of the passengers, other road users, the load, and the technical state of the vehicle.
  • To ensure correct loading and unloading of the vehicle considering the maximum loading capacity, proper distribution and security of the load.
  • To keep the vehicle assigned to him/her clean and tidy at all times.
  • To ensure that the vehicle is maintained in a road worthy state.
  • To refuel the vehicle whenever necessary.
  • To carry out the necessary daily and weekly checks as specified in the programme transport and vehicle policy and take corrective action where necessary.
  • To ensure the safe parking, whenever possible in a secure area, of the vehicle at night, during breaks and when it is not in use.
  • To verify the vehicle has, at all times: the vehicle log book, discharge of responsibility forms, necessary tools and spare parts as mentioned, and signed for by him/her in the log book, a complete first aid kit and spare tyre(s) in good condition.
  • To immediately report any technical failure or damage and need for maintenance to the appropriate member of staff, and to note details in the vehicle log book.
  • To perform any other duties as requested by his/her supervisor or manager.

Minimum Requirements (Must have)

  • A minimum of five years’ experience in a reputable organization
  • Minimum of “O” level certificate.
  • Valid Driver’s license with class GM, DL.
  • Knowledge of defensive driving.
  • Clean driving record.
  • Safety consciousness.
  • A high measure of integrity, reliability, independence and flexibility.
  • Openness to learn and ability to adapt and acquire new skills
  • Riders permit will be an added advantage.
  1. Job title: Psychosocial Counselors
    No. of posts: 2 (two)
    Reporting Line: Protection Officer
    Duty Station: Kisoro and Ssebagoro

Contract Duration: 11 (eleven) months – February 2020 to December 2020

Reference Number: PC/KSR&SBGL/2020

Job Summary:

Responsible for the day to day psychological support of the beneficiaries as well as providing specialized counseling support to SGBV survivors.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide individual or group psychological support such as counselling and support groups to beneficiaries.
  • If needed refer beneficiaries for case management to the receiving settlement.
  • Provide psychological support to cases referred by the case workers in line with objectives.
  • Closely monitor and document the psychological recovery of cases referred by the case workers.
  • Write technical reports on specific cases identified during the individual psychological support sessions.
  • Produce and maintain accurate clinical records of the beneficiaries.
  • Train volunteers and other local actors and community members on the identification and referral of Child Protection cases and principles on working with children and survivors.
  • Set up a monitoring system to evaluate the effectiveness and the impact of the planned individual and group psychological support intervention programs on beneficiaries.
  • Write weekly and monthly reports to the Field team leader.
  • Carry out any-other duties as required by the supervisor and take part in any other activities as requested by the supervisor.

Minimum Requirements (Must have)

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Strong experience working with vulnerable people including victims of child abuse.
  • Strong knowledge of Child Friendly interview techniques and communicating with children.
  • Familiarity with guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in emergency settings.
  • Strong organizational and supervisory skills with excellent reporting and writing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • An excellent command of verbal and written English.
  • Good knowledge word and excel.
  • Must have a compassionate, caring and non-judgmental personality.
  • Must be a person who keeps sensitive information to him/herself.
  • Must know how to speak Swahili or Kinyarwanda.
  • Riders/Driving permit will be an added advantage.

 

Application Process:

Interested candidates who meet the stipulated requirements should submit an application letter and an up to date CV including telephone and email contacts of three referees including your current/most recent employer only by E-mail to hr@cafomi.org not later than 17th January 2020 by 5:00p.m. Women are especially encouraged to apply. Please DO NOT attach copies of your academic transcripts and certificates. These will be requested for at a later date.

Applications must be addressed to the:

The Human Resource Department,

Care and Assistance for Forced Migrants; Plot 1011, Ntinda-Bukoto Road (Nsimbiziwoome), Ntinda,

P.O. Box 7785, Kampala, Uganda.

Please indicate the position being applied for in the subject line of your email.

N.B. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. And please note that interviews will be done on a rolling basis given the urgency of the positions.

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