Care and Assistance for Forced Migrants (CAFOMI) Advert: No. 2/2021

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Care and Assistance for Forced Migrants (CAFOMI) Advert: No. 2/2021

About CAFOMI:

Care and Assistance for Forced Migrants (CAFOMI) is an indigenous humanitarian not-for-profit; non-partisan and non-governmental organization registered by the Uganda NGO Board/Bureau and is recognized for providing assistance to forced migrants (refugees) with a pool of experienced and passionate professionals.

In line with the government of Uganda policy, CAFOMI is currently implementing protection related assistance activities for forced migrants in Isingiro, Yumbe, Kisoro, Sironko, Bududda, Bundibugyo, Kikuube, Kampala and Ntoroko Districts with support from UNHCR, OPM, NRC, IOM, MI and other partners.

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.

  1. Job title: Child Psychosocial Counselor
    of posts: 1 (one)
    Reporting Line: Protection Coordinator
    Duty Station: Kampala – Mengo Area Office

Contract Duration: 10 (ten) months – March 2021 to December 2021 (with possible extension)

Reference Number: CPC/HO/2021

Job Summary:

The Child Psychosocial Counselor is to supervise children, both individually and in group settings. Capacity building to enhance community based child protection mechanisms.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide case management of a specialized caseload, as appropriate to the requirements of the individual position; performs research and case assessments; prepares individualized studies for admission, placement, and/or discharge, as applicable.
  • Supervise, Monitor and track progress of the behavioral, mental and physical wellbeing of children in line with MHPSS guidelines.
  • Educate staff and clients on stress and trauma coping mechanisms.
  • Ensure the people of concern have access to legal and fair hearing in court through court follow ups, prison monitoring and border monitoring.
  • Provide counseling, therapy, and/or psychotherapy to clients and families as appropriate to the position; prepares treatment plans, discharge plans, and follow-up care programs; provides therapeutic crisis intervention and emergency services as required.
  • Produce analytical reports of mental and psychosocial health status of children, related trends and issues on a monthly and ad hoc basis.
  • Ensure that children access the required support to aid coping and mental wellbeing through referrals and other mechanism.
  • Apply the mental health and psychosocial support guidelines, Minimum standards in Humanitarian Action and Child Protection strategy, Convention on the Rights of children, National Law and applicable IASC policy, standards and codes of conduct.
  • Refer refugee children for specialized and appropriate interventions to enhance emotional wellbeing of children.
  • Provide follow up to children with psychosocial challenges and their families to enhance community support structure.
  • Provide capacity building on mental health gap for communities.
  • Support management of child friendly space at the refugee access centres.
  • Undertake any other duty assigned by the supervisor from time to time.

  Minimum Requirements (Must have)

  • University Degree in Counseling, Social work, psychology, Social Sciences or related field.
  • Minimum of 2 or 3 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Child care experience.
  • Relationship management.
  • Time management.
  • Communication skills.
  • Caring and nurturing personality.
  • Familiarity with and/ or interest in Refugee Law, Human Rights Law and International Law or related areas. Preference will be given to those familiar with refugee protection and mixed migration flows and/or internal displacement.
  • 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.

 

  1. Job title: Child Protection Assistant
    of posts: 1 (one)
    Reporting Line: Child Protection Officer
    Duty Station: Kampala – Mengo Area Office

Contract Duration: 10 (ten) months – March 2021 to December 2021 (with possible extension)

Reference Number: CPA/HO/2021

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 wellbeing 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: Protection Assistant
    of posts: 1 (one)
    Reporting Line: Field Team Leader/Protection Officer
    Duty Station: Ssebagoro Transit Centre

Contract Duration: 10 (ten) months – March 2021 to December 2021 (with possible extension)

Reference Number: PA/SBGL/2021

Job Summary:

The Protection Assistant will carry out Protection/legal analysis and research and also provide protection advice and guidance on protection related issues to persons of concern.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • In relation to Legal protection, ensuring the protection of populations of concern is met through the application of the relevant UNHCR protection standards.
  • Ensuring that protection incidents are immediately identified and addressed.
  • Ensure the people of concern have access to legal and fair hearing in court through court follow ups, prison monitoring and border monitoring.
  • Sensitize the Community and Local authorities on Refugee Law and Human Rights relating to refugees and other persons of concern to UNHCR, in order to ensure that national legislation is in compliance with international Legal Standards.
  • Analytical reports of Protection related trends and issues are produced on a monthly and ad hoc basis.
  • Stay abreast of political, social economic and cultural developments that have an impact on Legal protection related issues.
  • Actively promote International and National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR policy, standards and codes of conduct.
  • Assist in dealing with police concerning asylum seekers and refugees to provide them protection to remain safely in country of asylum.
  • Refers refugees/asylum seekers to OPM/Police to legalize their stay in the country.
  • Provide follow up to court cases involving asylum, seekers/refugees, visits judges, public prosecutors, and explains IC’s refugee status. If necessary arranges for a lawyer.
  • Advises on domestic Protection issues including immigration and alien laws regarding asylum seekers/refugees.
  • Provide counselling to asylum seekers/refugees with protection concerns. Explain legislation and their status in order to act accordingly.
  • Advocate for legal aid services from the different legal aid service providers and Pro bono services from legal practitioners for the purpose of disposing of refugee cases at court.
  • Assists in assessing welfare and providing assistance to the refugee caseload in prisons.
  • Compiles monthly statistics of refugees in various prisons in the region.
  • Contribute to the design, implementation and evaluation of legal related activities within the newly established protection response framework.
  • Providing capacity building to RWCs and community members.
  • Follow up of cases at court with pro bono legal service providers.
  • Provide information on the status of cases of PoCs with pro bono legal service providers.
  • Share information on the status of cases of PoC inmates with pro bono legal service providers.
  • Organise network meetings with judicial officers, district level officials and other human rights defenders.
  • Conduct quarterly village security, protection coordination and individual case management meetings.
  • Provide legal counseling for PoC inmates.
  • Facilitate witnesses to attend court.
  • Support investigations outside the settlement.
  • Carry out any other duty assigned to you by your supervisor.

 Minimum Requirements (Must have)

  • University Degree in Law, International Relations, Political Sciences or related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Familiarity with and/ or interest in Refugee Law, Human Rights Law and International Law or related areas. Preference will be given to those familiar with refugee protection and mixed migration flows and/or internal displacement.
  • 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: Security Guard
    of posts: 1 (one)
    Reporting Line: Field Team Leader
    Duty Station: Ssebagoro Transit Centre

Contract Duration: 10 (ten) months – March 2021 to December 2021 (with possible extension)

Reference Number: SG/MTD&SBGL/2021

Job Summary:

The Security Guard will be responsible for guarding office and warehouse property against fire, theft, vandalism, and illegal entry.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Patrol the Transit Centre premises to prevent and detect signs of intrusion and ensure security of doors, windows, and gates.
  • Answer alarms and investigate disturbances.
  • Monitor and authorize entrance and departure of employees, visitors, and other persons to guard against theft and maintain security of premises.
  • Write reports of daily activities and irregularities, such as equipment or property damage, theft, presence of unauthorized persons, or unusual occurrences.
  • Call police or fire departments in cases of emergency, such as fire or presence of unauthorized persons.
  • Circulate among visitors, patrons, and employees to preserve order and protect property.
  • Answer telephone calls to take messages, answer questions, and provide information during non-business hours.
  • Warn persons of rule infractions or violations, and apprehend or evict violators from premises, using force when necessary.
  • Carry out any other duty assigned to you by your supervisor.

  Minimum Requirements (Must have)

  • Good general level of education, preferably certificate in military training.
  • 3 years’ experience in guarding.
  • Able to work independently using own initiative.
  • Good interpersonal and team working skills.
  • Previous experience of working in an NGO environment.

 

  1. Job title: Office Attendant
    of posts: 1 (one)
    Reporting Line: Finance & Administrative Assistant
    Duty Station: Kisoro

Contract Duration: 10 (ten) months – March 2021 to December 2021 (with possible extension)

Reference Number: OA/KSR/2021

Job Summary:

Maintains office operations by receiving and distributing communications; maintaining supplies and equipment; picking-up and delivering items; serving staff.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Cleans up offices, carries mail and other correspondences and runs errands.
  • Operates duplicating / photocopying machines and paper cutter.
  • Prepares and serves tea, and cleans cups, utensils, and cutlery.
  • Ensures that offices are properly locked at the end of the day.
  • To perform any other duties as requested by his/her supervisor or manager.

 Minimum Requirements (Must have)

  • At least O-Level Certificate with a pass in English.
  • Experience of at least 2 years in a similar role shall be an added advantage.
  • A good listener.
  • Good interpersonal skills.

 

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 12th February 2021 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. Note that only one position should be applied. You will be disqualified if you apply for more than one position.

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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