Saturday, December 14, 2019

Assistant Protection Officer at HelpAge International

Assistant Protection Officer 

Job Description

Person Specification

  • A bachelor’s degree or Diploma in Social Science
  • Minimum of 2-3 years hands on relevant professional experience especially in Protection mainstreaming and inclusion
  • Technical understanding of protection programming, community –based approach, right based approach, adaptive programming, AGD Policy participatory assessment and Best Interest determination
  • Understanding and use of MVIVO and SPSS Software and utilization of Kobo Toolbox
  • Familiar and practical experience in using the Pareto principle
  • Rights skills and right attitude when dealing with older people and other vulnerable groups
  • Demonstrable interest in ageing issues
  • Experience in working with refugee population (preferred)
  • Understanding of protection and human rights issues concerning the refugees (a plus)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Well-developed organizational and planning skills
  • Self-motivation and strong team spirit
  • Good report writing skills
  • Facilitation and trainings skills
  • Conscientious person
  • Respectful and courteous
  • Able to maintain a high level of ethical standards
  • Ability to train and motivate others, taking into account cultural and language differences
  • Ability to use basic computer packages (Word, Excel, PSS)
  • Ability to communicate in both English and Kiswahili (Kirundi or French a plus)
  • Excellent communication skills in writing and verbally
  • Ability to travel as necessary.
  • Ability to work under pressure and on short deadlines

If you need the full Job Description please send your request email to  Candidates who meet these requirements and are interested should apply with a CV of not more than 2 pages and a cover letter stating how they meet the key competencies by email to the email on the Applying link
Applications should be sent before Tuesday 18th December 2019.

HelpAge International is an equal opportunity employer.Women are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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