Located in Obongi District, in the West Nile sub-region of Uganda, Palorinya Refugee Settlement has a population of close to 123,000 registered refugees mostly from South Sudan The Settlement was established in December 2016 during the mass influx of refugees from South Sudan.
Palorinya Settlement is in the humanitarian-peacebuilding-development nexus as the Obongi District Local Government, Office of the Prime Minister and partners strive to build resilience of refugees and host communities. The ongoing refugee response, however, remains largely focused on providing humanitarian assistance. A concerted effort is needed to harmonize approaches towards achieving common goals in support of Government-led guided community driven development and area-based approaches through direct implementation, cash-based initiatives—including monetization of assistance—and community-led interventions.
Uganda adopts an open-door policy to refugees and currently hosts an estimated 1.4 million, as Africa’s leading refugee-hosting country. Refugees are included in the national development plan III, one of the policy actions called for in the New York Declaration. The Office of the Prime Minister ‘s Settlement Transformation Agenda Framework lays the foundation for making transformative investments in refugee settlements to achieve self-reliance, local settlement for refugees and peaceful co-existence. One of the initiatives supporting the STA is the Joint UN-WB Refugee and Host Population Empowerment (ReHoPE), a program integrated into the UNDAF 2016-2020 developed in support of the National development Plan. The ReHoPE initiative forms a key component in the application of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) in Uganda; and aims to enhance coordination of the gradual convergence of programming for refugee-hosting districts from humanitarian towards recovery and long-term development approaches through joint analysis, collective advocacy, integrated service delivery, joint programming and joint resource mobilization.
The position requires a candidate with experience in data management and the ability to perform various functions, including data collection, cleaning and analysis to identify useful trends and provide management with relevant information to facilitate informed decisions. The incumbent will carry out analysis and interpretation of raw data using statistical tools and computer software to provide evidence-based information to support programmatic interventions promoting livelihoods and economic inclusion of refugees and enhance collaboration with the District local government as well as humanitarian and development actors, private sector actors and other stakeholders.