CAFOMI Job Advert: No. 4/2021

CAFOMI seeks for competent person(s) for the following job opening that exist at Nakivale and Oruchinga Settlements – Isingiro District and Kampala District.

  1. Job title: Legal Officer
    No. of posts: 1 (one)
    Reporting Line: Protection Coordinator
    Duty Station: Nakivale
    Contract Duration: One Year (with possible extension)
    Reference Number: LO/ICLA/2021

Job Summary:

The Legal Officer is responsible for carrying out Protection/legal analysis and research and also provision of 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.
  • Conduct legal information sessions on rights and obligations of refugees, human rights and key Laws of Uganda under guidance of Protection Coordinator.
  • 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.
  • Conduct case management and follow up on legal cases with relevant authorities and ensures all individual files are well documented and fully updated.
  • 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 and IASC 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 counseling 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 and compile monthly statistics for effective response.
  • Work closely with the Protection team and partners to ensure linkages and referrals are done in a safe, effective and timely manner.
  • 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
  • Provide information on the status of cases of PoCs with pro bono legal service providers.
  • Work closely with the Protection Officers to ensure linkages and referrals are done in a safe, effective and timely manner.
  • 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.
  • Participate in external meetings aimed at promoting access to justice for refugees and legal assistance such as district coordination committee meetings, community meetings involving UNHCR, OPM and partners.
  • Facilitate witnesses to attend court.
  • Support investigations outside the settlement.
  • Undertake any other duty assigned by the supervisor from time to time.

  Minimum Requirements (Must have)

  • University Degree in Law, International Relations, Political Sciences or related field. Post Graduate Diploma in legal practice is a must. 
  • Minimum of 3 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.
  1. Job title: Case Workers
    No. of posts: 3 (three)
    Reporting Line: Legal Assistant
    Duty Station: Kampala, Nakivale and Oruchinga
    Contract Duration: One Year (with possible extension)
    Reference Number: CW/ICLA/2021

Job Summary:

The case worker along with the legal Assistant, to respond to the psychosocial needs of persons of concern through assessments, case plans and relate community under the ICLA project.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assesses potential protection risks facing persons of concern.
  • Works with families to develop a safe and healthy environment for children with the goal of keeping the family together and functioning in a positive manner so that intervention is no longer necessary.
  • Talks to family members about sexual exploitation of children and other issues those are harmful to children.
  • Works objectively with family and community members to respond to protection concerns.
  • Educates families and communities on the rights and obligations of refugees and host communities.
  • Helps families/ communities find resources and support networks in the communities.
  • Empowers families to become self-sufficient and provide safe and secure environments for their children.
  • Finds ways to work effectively with families from different cultures and alternative lifestyles.
  • Initiate client intake process for individuals walk in and through the referral system.
  • Interview clients and witnesses to obtain information about their concerns in relation to Housing, land and property rights and Legal Identity and other protection concerns.
  • Handle administrative tasks like filling papers, maintaining and organizing reference files
  • Facilitate effective information management through the provision of disaggregated data on populations of concern and their problems.
  • Enforce compliance with, and integrity of, all protection standard operating procedures.
  • Gather and analyze information, prepare written reports.
  • Follow up cases for comprehensive case management.
  • Conduct police visits to follow up cases and provision of assistance.
  • Conduct regular field visits and maintain close consultation with refugee communities to ensure their equitable access to essential services.
  • Ensure that documentation of the activities is implemented within the sector.
  • Undertake any other duty assigned by the supervisor from time to time.

  Minimum Requirements (Must have)

  • Degree in Social work/ community development or a related discipline.
  • Knowledge of Protection, gender and human rights, knowledge of the guiding principles of interventions in humanitarian operations.
  • Ability to provide psychosocial counseling.
  • At least 1 years of work experience in the same field of development and humanitarian work and NGOs.
  • Ability to present and follow up cases for persons of concern.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills and the ability to interact with a number of different partners and contacts, including governmental authorities, UNHCR, victims and their families etc.
  • Must possess communication and negotiation skills.
  • Strong judgments skills are also a necessity.
  • Someone who can make ethical and moral decisions.
  • Must be fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Knowledge of Kiswahili/French/Kinyarwanda or local languages of the population is an advantage.
  • Motorbike riding experience and license desired
  • Sociable and open minded.
  • A person who can keep confidential information.
  • Must have a solid knowledge of the local law and be able to grasp new concepts with ease and accuracy.
  • Very organized and need to have good time management skills to meet deadlines on time.
  1. Job title: Finance & Administrative Assistant
    No. of posts: 1 (one)
    Reporting Line: Protection Coordinator – Matrix line manager to Finance and Compliance Officer.
    Duty Station: Nakivale Refugee Settlement
    Contract Duration: One Year (with possible extension)
    Reference Number: FAA/ICLA/2021

Job Summary:
The Finance and Administrative Assistant is responsible for managing cash flow and making sure that internal controls are in place and reviewed regularly. And to provide logistics support for CAFOMI ICLA programme in Kampala, through: proper implementation and management of CAFOMI’s logistics and supply processes and procedures through proper coordination with Procurement & Logistics team at Ntinda HQ, and also perform a varied range of tasks to deliver an efficient cost effective and quality service.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the yearly financial planning; support the program team in preparation of proposal and operational budgets and translation of the program activities into figures.
  • Ensure that all staffs are aware of the financial accountabilities; communicate financial expectations and provide constructive feedback on forecasts and expenditures.
  • Timely review of the field office monthly financial reports and subsequent feedback to ensure timely submission to Finance/Compliance Officer.
  • Prepare reimbursements; stays abreast on the latest development in tax and other related laws in the country.
  • Monitor financial reports and project cost reports/invoices against budget and contract requirements.
  • Perform year-end financial statements and ensure their compliance with donor requirements.
  • Oversee the Logistics functions and ensure compliance with procurement procedures.
  • Coordinate office activities and operations to ensure efficiency and compliance to company policies.
  • Ensure that staffs have adequate support to work efficiently.
  • Organize, arrange and coordinate meetings.
  • Manage all office equipment.
  • Maintain a clean and enjoyable working environment.
  • Provide appropriate support to logistics personnel (Drivers and stores contact persons) within your team.
  • Ensure full CAFOMI policies and procedures are followed for all warehouses, distribution and transport activities.
  • Ensure that CAFOMI stock is physically checked and regularly reconciled on a monthly basis.
  • To provide effective leadership of the Drivers while maintaining matrix coordination with the Operations or Procurement Logistics team in Ntinda HQ staff.
  • Ensure that an efficient tracking and control system is in place for all CAFOMI stock and assets.
  • Coordinate use of CAFOMI owned and hired vehicles.
  • Assess vehicle requirements in coordination with programme teams.
  • Ensure that the person in charge of stores completes all relevant documentation according to CAFOMI procedures.
  • Ensure adequate office security through appropriate supervision of guards.
  • Liaison with programming teams on distribution planning and forecasting.
  • Be involved in distributions and ensure accountability records are properly in place.
  • Undertake any other duty assigned by the supervisor from time to time.

Application Process:

Interested candidates who meet the stipulated requirements should submit an application letter and an up to date CV including active telephone and email contacts of three referees including your current/most recent employer only by E-mail to not later than 30th June 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.

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 position.

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