Within Uganda , Nakivale, Rwamwanja and Kyaka II , East Africa
We are on a journey of becoming Alight, a new platform of amazing people and an organization providing lifesaving services and creating breakthrough solutions for and with the displaced.
For the past 40 years, we’ve called ourselves American Refugee Committee, an organization known for providing quality care to millions of Refugees worldwide. But the truth is, we serve many different people to include Refugees, Trafficked people, Displaced people, and Marginalized and Host communities too.
Through all the years and conversations, we’ve had with the people we serve, we’ve heard the same thing time and time again – Refugee is not a label we want. We’re listening. And now, we’re taking off the nametag American Refugee Committee and becoming Alight.
What we do in Uganda and around
ARC Uganda’s mission is to provide opportunities and expertise to Refugees, Displaced people, and Host communities. We help people survive confl ict and crisis and rebuild lives of dignity, health, security, and self-sufficiency. ARC is committed to the delivery of programs that ensure measurable quality and lasting impact for the people we serve.
ARC Uganda, with its head office in Kampala, is currently providing gender-based violence prevention and response, water and sanitation, food security and livelihood services to Refugees and Host communities in six locations including BidiBidi, Palabek, Kyaka-II, Kyangwali, Oruchinga and Nakivale.
With anticipated funding from the United High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) for the year 2020, ARC will be implementing Protection in Nakivale, Oruchinga, Kyaka II, Kyangwali and Rwamwanja Refugee Settlements. ARC Uganda Program is looking for competent, qualified, self-driven and committed personnel to be part of implementing this partnership.
The contract duration for all positions will be from January – December, 2020.
Position: 3 Child Protection Officers
Reports to: Protection Manager
Location: Nakivale, Rwamwanja and Kyaka II..
Job Summary: The Child Protection Officer will be responsible for monitoring the e welfare of Un Accompanied Minors (UAMs) / Separated Children (SC) and other Children at risk; provide psychosocial support (Child Friendly information and Counseling) to UAMS/SC and other children at risk, and monitor community structures on child protection.
• A Bachelor’s degree in Social work, Social Sciences, Community Psychology, Adult and Community Education and Development studies.
• A minimum of 3 years’ experience in working on Child Protection issues with an INGO; and excellent report writing and communication skills.
• Fluency in Swahili and ability to ride with a valid license (Class A) is an added advantage.
Job Skills: Not Specified
Job Education Requirements: Bachelor’s degree
Job Experience Requirements: 3 years
Job application procedure
Interested and qualified candidates to submit one-page Cover letter, an updated CV (max. 3 pages) and Names, Titles and Contacts of three professional referees, to include your current or recent employer/supervisor – via email (ONLY) to UGjobs@arcrelief.org with the POSITION applied for clearly indicated in the subject line.
The deadline for submission of applications is December 17th, 2019 at 17:00hrs. However due to urgency to fill these positions, applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Job Offers will be issued to the selected candidates upon conformation of funding.
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. American Refugee Committee complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.