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Protection Advisor

Lutheran World Federation

This is a Full-time position in Kampala posted January 27, 2022.

Lutheran World Federation Carreer opportunities in Kampala Protection Advisor Jobs opportunities in Kampala at Lutheran World Federation

# Job Description

LWF World Service is the humanitarian and development arm of the Lutheran
World Federation. We are a widely recognized, international, faith-based
organization working in over 20 countries. We seek to bring people of all
backgrounds together in the common quest for justice, peace, and
reconciliation in an increasingly complex and fragmented world.

A commitment to the human rights of every individual, regardless of their
status, guides our work, actions, and operations. We are particularly known
for our timely, compassionate, and professional humanitarian work, and for our
field presence in hard-to-reach areas. Our work is people-centered and
community- based. Above all, we work with the most vulnerable, and in order to
claim and uphold their rights, we engage proactively with local government and
community structures

LWF Uganda works closely with United Nations agencies UNHCR, UNICEF, IOM,
UNFPA, WFP, PRM, EU/ECHO, BFTW, etc. LWF Related and faith-based agencies and
their back donors.
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The LWF Uganda Program is looking for qualified and experienced persons to
fill the following position;

Job Title: Protection Advisor
No. of Positions: One 1
Place of Assignment: LWF Kampala Head Office
Reports to: Programs Coordinator
Starting date: ASAP
Duration: Open
Closing Date for Applications: February 07, 2022. 17:00hrs

Job Summary
Under the guidance of the Programs Coordinator, The Protection Advisor will
be the Country Office’s primary focal point overseeing LWF’s protection
sector. S/He will ensure that protection is mainstreamed across programs and
that relevant capacities are built. S/he will be responsible for developing
clear strategies on protection and will lead sectoral implementation. S/he
will work directly with partners to build capacities and provide technical
advice/supervision to implementing staff and volunteers. She will monitor the
impact of the implementation of LWF Uganda protection strategy and the impact
of capacity building activities. S/he will also work closely with program
staff to embed protection and transformative approaches within design,
implementation, monitoring and evaluation processes

This position will ensure alignment of these strategies and actions to LWF’s
Uganda’s Response Emergencies Strategy and LWF’s global humanitarian
commitments. Protection activities will be guided by the Minimum Standards for
Child Protection in Humanitarian Action and the IASC Guidelines on Gender-
based Violence GBV, Interventions in Humanitarian Settings and the IASC
Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings.
S/He must collaborate effectively and maintain good working relationships with
donors, government, the local communities and other stakeholders.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties & Responsibilities:
• Promote collaborative working relationships among all the Program Staff
implementing protection related activities Child Protection, GBV, Legal,
community-based protection and Psychosocial services to support the delivery
of effective, high quality humanitarian programmes in line with LWF’s vision
for humanitarian responses.
• Ensure that all protection programming is standardized in the Sub Programs
responding to humanitarian needs of refugees, displaced or communities
affected by natural disasters; ensuring that protection activities are of high
technical quality, meet humanitarian standards and are flexible and responsive
to contextual changes.
• Ensure that protection related projects design and implementation is
consistent with LWF’s quality and accountability standards, emergency
guidelines, the Core Humanitarian Standard and that protection work meets
Sphere Standards and other external quality commitments.
• Ensure all protection work includes a strong gender and child protection
analysis and works to promote children and women’s rights, including gender
• Promote integrated, gender aware protection responses which demonstrate
accountability to beneficiaries and are consistent with LWF policies and
international quality standards
• Carry out protection analysis, develop the protection element of the
response strategy and support program staff and or Protection Team to design
appropriate interventions and approaches to protection.
• Participate in field assessments in order to include protection issues,
and/or carry out specific protection assessments to inform decision making and
program performance improvement.
• Provide guidance to Protection team in all sub programs on meeting safe
programming minimum requirements in line with Sphere Protection Principles
and the Core Humanitarian Standard.
• Support the integration of specific protection activities into the
humanitarian response forums e.g., into advocacy, coordination, information
dissemination, features, newsletters etc. including establishing internal
referral processes.
• Ensure that protection-related internal and external reporting and donor
requirements are met, and that reports are of a high quality and are submitted
on time.
• Work closely with the field Protection Team to mainstream protection and
gender principles through LWF programs.
• Build on and improve protection monitoring tools and reports allowing for
actionable, informed decision-making, and context-appropriate project design.
• Develop positive and strong working relationships with protection
stakeholders to ensure a coordinated protection response.
• Represent LWF in coordination meetings and working groups Protection
Working Group, and to donors, UN agencies, government officials, national
civil society and NGOs.
• Support in close collaboration with relevant stakeholders e.g., UNHCR,
UNFPA, UNICEF the capacity building of LWF staff on protection e.g., specific
issues such as gender-based violence, child protection, e.g., through
mentoring, coaching, training.

Education, Experience, Skills & Technical Competencies
• A Master’s Degree in Gender Studies, Social Work, International
Relations, Conflict transformation, Development studies, or related
• A bachelor’s degree will be acceptable only if the candidate can demonstrate
sufficient experience in gender and protection programming in conflict
• At least Eight years of experience working on gender and protection issues
in humanitarian contexts, including experience of field-level management of
complex humanitarian response and resilience programs; and all phases of the
project/program cycle;
• Proven experience of successful capacity-building of humanitarian field
staff and partners on gender and protection concepts, theory and practice
• Strong communication skills, with excellent written and spoken English;
• Ability to work in multi-cultural team;
• Strong networking capability;
• Ability to organize and facilitate training sessions;
• Ability to build & develop capacity frameworks and work plans

Special Skills, Aptitude or Personality Requirements:
Good problem Solving, Decision Making, interpersonal, Communication and
negotiation skills; Fluency in English, both written and verbal; Information
Technology MS Office, Internet; Ability to work under pressure to meet tight
deadlines; Good team worker with good communication skills; Ability to
exercise sound judgment, to remain flexible to a changing environment, and to
make decisions independently.

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Interested candidates for the Administration/HR Officer vacancy should submit
their applications through the LWF Website; [
] About LWF- Open positions

Applications should be addressed to;
LWF Uganda Office of Human Resources
Plot 1401, Ggabba Road, Nsambya
P.O. Box 5827, Kampala- Uganda
Tel: +256 0 393 264 006/7/8

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