Protection Assistant Boarder Point

Job Ref No PSBPJAN2021 | Published on Jan 04, 2021 01:00 PM

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Job Category:

 Programme

Duty Station:

 Isingiro/Nakivale, UG

Employment Type:

 Full-time

Salary Scale:

 Not Specified

Deadline:

 Jan 10, 2021 11:55 PM

Number of Positions:

 1

Age Limit:

 Not Specified

Description

The Protection Assistant – Boarder Point will be responsible for conducting a range of protection activities, including information provision, regular participatory protection assessments of potential/selected beneficiaries and organization and implementation of community-based activities, such as life-skills and recreational activities at the Boarder Point.

The Protection Assistant – Boarder Point will be responsible for conducting a range of protection activities, including information provision, regular participatory protection assessments of potential/selected beneficiaries and organization and implementation of community-based activities, such as life-skills and recreational activities at the Boarder Point.

 

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage the emergency response ensuring quality of activities provided to Refugees (meeting UNHCR and Sphere standards).
  • Maintain general cleanliness of the Boarder Point. 
  • Maintain updated records of new arrivals, asylum seekers and other person of concern to UNHCR at the facility.
  • Receive and refer new arrivals to transit centers for accommodation.  
  • Supervise the preparation and serving of hot meals to the new arrivals.
  • Provide support to OPM and UNHCR in screening and orientation of new arrivals.
  • Support protection sectors (GBV, Child Protection, Legal, Psychosocial and Community Services, Health / Medical) to perform their duties at the facility.
  • Conduct case by case documentation for UAMS and EVIs for new arrivals (asylum seekers, family reunification) and at the reception center.  
  • Support in the distribution of non-food items to the new arrivals, asylum seekers and family reunification cases.
  • Ensure safety of the new arrivals at the Boarder Point by liaising with Police and OPM.
  • Advise management on protection gaps at the facility that need attention.    
  • Supervise guards and cleaners at Boarder Point by ensuring they perform their duties and comply with code of conduct. 
  • Perform any other duties assigned to you.

Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Social work, Social Sciences, Community Psychology, Adult and Community Education and Development studies.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in working on Protection issues with an INGO
  • Strong experience working with vulnerable people including survivors of GBV and victims of child abuse.
  • Fluency in Swahili and ability to ride a Motorcycle with a valid license (Class A) is an added advantage.

Others/Extra Details

Alight (formerly American Refugee Committee) is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.  Alight complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.: Any form of canvassing in the recruitment process will lead to automatic disqualification.

\\\\\"By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that ALIGHT is committed to ensure compliance of its code of conduct by staff and any other persons working on behalf of ALIGHT  with zero tolerance to GBV acts and Protection against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. ALIGHT requires its staff and any other person working on behalf of ALIGHT to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse and any nature of exploitation. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding related topics.\\\\\"

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