Protection Advisor US Non-profit Jobs – Lutheran World Relief (LWR)

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Organisation: Lutheran World Relief (LWR)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Programs Coordinator

About US:

Lutheran World Relief is a US non-profit organization that works with local partners to provide lasting solutions to poverty, injustice and human suffering. LWF Uganda works to reduce people’s vulnerability, supporting them to realize their potential, to build on their assets, and to respond to their own problems and needs. LWF Uganda currently has five areas of operation in Pader, Kitgum, Adjumani, Katakwi, Sembabule, Kampala and Kamwenge Districts.

Job Summary:  The Protection Advisor will support LWF Uganda Country Program to scale up protection programming across all refugee settlements. The job holder is the overall focal point for the Country Program on Protection matters. The Protection Advisor will ensure that agreed procedures, approved frameworks or global humanitarian and sectoral standards are followed and accountability mechanisms are implemented to ensure high quality programming and quality of protections services provided by LWF to refugees. (S)he will ensure strong coordination of protection interventions in all Sub Programs and that protection is effectively mainstreamed in all sectors with clear mechanism for Protection Monitoring System put in place and functioning.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the Lutheran World Relief (LWR) Protection Advisor job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Social Work and Social Administration, Human Rights, Education or related field.
  • Master’s Degree is an added advantage
  • At least five years’ experience in the Protection field implementing protection interventions in a humanitarian setting
  • Demonstrable skills and experience in grants and partnership management.
  • Excellent understanding & experience in; Humanitarian Protection Principles, Protection Minimum Standards and Guidelines, Protection Mainstreaming.
  • Very strong interpersonal, cross- cultural and teamwork skills with the ability to work with different stakeholders
  • Expert Computer Skills mainly in Microsoft Office package especially MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Willing to travel within Uganda, in refugee settlements.
  • Well-organized, self-motivated and able to work in a team
  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications (motivation letter and detailed curriculum vitae in English, with the names and e- mail addresses of three persons who know the applicant professionally, should be sent via Email to: recruitment.uga@lutheranworld.org for the job you are applying for as the subject line. Please indicate the position you have applied for on the top of the parcel addressed to:

The Human Resource Manager

Lutheran World Federation

Plot 1401, Ggaba, Road after the American Embassy

P. O. Box 5827, Kampala, Uganda.

All documents submitted by applicants towards this recruitment process shall become the property of LWF. Any attempt by an applicant or their representative, acting on their behalf, (within and/or outside LWF to influence the recruitment process in their favor will lead to automatic disqualification of that applicant.

Deadline: 15th July 2019


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