Protection Coordinator

at American Refugee Committee (ARC)
Location Mbarara., Uganda
Date Posted December 4, 2019
Category Management
Job Type Contract
Currency UGX


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: Protection Coordinator (1 position)
Reports to: Area Coordinator
Location: Mbarara.

Job Summary: The Protection Coordinator will lead ARC’s Gender-based Violence and Protection program in Southwest Operation working under the supervision of Area Coordinator with a matrix reporting to GBV/ Protection Technical Advisor based in Kampala. The Protection Coordinator will ensure quality prevention and response implementation and good coordination in line with international standards and best practices.

Minimum qualifications.

  • A Bachelor’s degree required, with a Master of Social Work, Public Health, or other related field (e.g. Gender studies, psychology) preferred.
  • A Minimum of 5 years’ experience and at least 1 year managing GBV prevention and response programs in emergency and post conflict environments.
  • Familiarity with effective community mobilization techniques and social change approaches, such as Raising Voices SASA!, strongly preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of GBV-related best practices and tools, including IASC GBV Guidelines, GBVIMS, SOPs, GBV Coordinator’s Handbook, Caring for Survivors/Working with Survivors Training Tools, WHO Recommendations, etc.
  • Ability to ride motorcycle with a valid Riding Permit (Class A) is an added advantage.

Job Education Requirements: Bachelor’s degree

Job Experience Requirements: 5 years

Applying Instructions

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should submit a 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

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However due to urgency to fill this position, applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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