Sexual and Gender Based Violence Officer NGO Jobs – Refugee Law Project (RLP)

Organization: Refugee Law Project (RLP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Programme Manager Gender and Sexuality
About US:
Refugee Law Project (RLP) is an outreach project of the School of Law, Makerere
University. Our Mission is to empower asylum seekers, refugees, deportees, IDPs
and host communities to enjoy their human rights and lead dignified lives.
Refugee Law Project’s work is currently structured in five thematic areas:
Access to Justice; Conflict, Transitional Justice & Governance (CTJ&G),
Gender & Sexuality; Mental Health & Psychosocial Wellbeing; and Media
for Social Change.
Job Summary: The Sexual and Gender Based Violence Officer provides
the across range of gender and sexuality related psychosocial intervention to
clients directly and indirectly.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Direct Client Support:
  • As a direct client’s support service
    provider, the SGBV Officer will carry out routine provision of
    psychosocial support, counseling, referrals and advice clients on sexual
    and gender related cases to Refugee clients;
  • Carry out field visits and follow up with
    clients in the different refugee settlement across the country;
  • Support in management of the SGBV/P emergency
    medical fund and coordinate the emergency medical referral to approved
    medical service providers and the home based medical care scheme for the
    sexual minority client’s;
  • The incumbent will coordinate the HIV/AIDS
    and SRHR issues and provide the client with referral for medical attention
    as necessary;
  • Offer technical support to sexual and gender
    based support groups;
  • Plan, develop and implement client care and
    communication strategies including establishing close working ties with relevant
    partner organisations;
  • Support the legal team, as necessary, in
    provision legal representation to refugee clients on sexual and gender
    related cases.
2. Stakeholder Capacity
  • As a change enabler, the SGBV Officer will facilitate
    in trainings, workshops, conferences and seminars on gender and sexuality
    aspects, as well as other trainings and information sessions organised by
    RLP and for RLP;
  • Actively participate in coordinating annual
    events related to Gender and sexuality;
  • Take part in the planning and provision of
    training activities on SGBV Issues.
3. Research:
  • The SGBV will, independently and/or as part
    of a team undertake Gender and sexuality related social research with the
    bid to publish findings on sexual and gender related issues among refugees
    and forced migrants in general;
  • Participate in data collection processes and
    activities through interviews and focus group discussions or using any
    other adopted data selection technique; and identify and prepare research
    training materials, tools as necessary for the execution of specific
    research project.
4. Networking and
  • The SGBVO will, as necessary, represent the
    organization at different fora that address gender and other cross cutting
    issues such as HIV/AIDS and SRHR issues and participate in Advocacy on
    gender issues;
  • Advocate for the streamlining of gender and
    sexuality issues such as sexual minorities and sex workers/survival sex
    worker issues in refugee protection and assistance programmes;
5. Fundraising:
  • In enabling sustainability, the SGBVO will
    support in fundraising activities, including, identifying potential
    funders, development of fundraising concepts, funding proposals as
  • Design, manage and grow a database of
    potential trusts, foundations and grant giving bodies.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Refugee Law Project
    (RLP) Sexual and Gender Based Violence Officer career placement should
    hold a Degree in social work, Psychology
  • Significant experience of empirical research,
    data analysis, and evidence based reports and evidence based reports
  • The applicant must have worked with an NGO or
    can understand the way NGO’s operate
  • Practical and theoretical understanding of
    Sexuality, Gender based Violence
  • Excellent networking and communication
  • Good computer skills (standard office and
    powerpoint software) are necessary;
  • Amicable interpersonal appearance and
  • Proactive and Self driven;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Good team player;
  • Organised Personality;
  • Result oriented;
  • Quick at implementing plans;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Strong typing and computer application
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Self-motivation and ability to motivate
  • High level of Integrity.
  • Excellent oral and written English
How to Apply:
you meet the above requirements and are interested, we encourage you to address
motivation letter and updated CV to the Human Resources Manager via E-mail to Please indicate the position applied for in
the subject line of the email. Copies of certificates should not be attached,
but will be requested for from short-listed candidates only.
Deadline: Friday 29th July 2016 by 5.00pm

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