Fresher UN Assistant Protection Officer (SGBV) Job Careers – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Organisation: United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10023094
Vacancy Notice: 021/2016
Reports to: Senior
Protection Officer
Duty Station: Kampala,
Post Grade: NOA
About UNHCR:
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was
established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly.
UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute of the Office of the United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees is to lead and co-ordinate action for international
protection to refugees; seek permanent solutions for the problems of refugees
and safeguard refugee rights and well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate
concerning issues of statelessness, as it is given a designated role under
Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.
Job Summary: The Assistant
Protection Officer (SGBV) will be working closely with programme and other team
members to create a multi-sectoral SGBV prevention and response mechanisms as a
life-saving priority. This will require setting up and/or leading coordination
with interagency partners, government authorities, and persons of concern,
including development of strategies, action plans, SOPs. Capacity development
will be required, including leading SGBV workshops for a range of audiences.
The incumbent will also be tasked with reviewing the current SGBV prevention
and response framework on the ground to identify critical gaps to be filled.
Furthermore, the incumbent will be tasked with ensuring that SGBV-related
responsibilities are fully incorporated into the existing protection staffing
Key Duties and
  • Function as SGBV Coordinator for the
    country chapter and coordinate rapid implementation of SGBV programmes for
    the Uganda operation;
  • Work closely with Ministry of Gender,
    Labour and Social Development of the Republic of Uganda and the other UN
    agencies to shape the related working groups as well as technical
  • Offer iimely technical support and guidance to
    operational and implementing partners to ensure that good quality
    implementation of project in light to the Uganda SGBV Strategy.
  • The incumbent will ensure monthly
    reporting, including GBVIMS statistics with trends which informs policy,
    projects development.
  • Keep abreast with political, social,
    economic and cultural developments that have an impact on the protection
  • Consistently apply International and
    National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes
    of conduct.
  • Support the country office to conduct
    initial needs/gaps and capacity assessments on SGBV in close coordination
    with any on-going joint/common assessments being conducted in the early
    stages of emergency response.
  • Provide support to integrate SGBV
    prevention and response in humanitarian action plans of all programme
  • Support the three UNHCR strategies with
    linkages; SGBV strategy in partnership with protection and programme leads
    in the country operation as part of the overall protection strategy, with
    particular emphasis on linkages with child protection and education
  • Actively contribute to the planning and
    monitoring for multi-sectoral SGBV programming using the Results Framework
    and Focus in close collaboration with Programme and different sectors.
  • Contribute to establishment/strengthening
    of SGBV coordination mechanisms.
  • Significantly contribute to establishment
    and/or strengthening of new strategic and innovative partnerships for SGBV
    both with community-based, local, national, and international
  • Provide support in mapping existing services
    to address SGBV in the various affected areas, including identifying
    community capacities and structures for potential partnership.
  • Advocate with senior management in UNHCR
    and other partners, to ensure prioritization of SGBV prevention and
    response as a life-saving response.
  • Work closely with senior management to
    identify/review potential /partners and coordinate with Programme and
    Protection sections to incorporate SGBV programming in sub-agreements.
  • Monitor SGBV programs implemented by UNHCR
    and partners (both implementing and operational) and adjust programming as
  • Routinely monitor Standard Operating
    Procedures (SOPs) for all GBV activities and case management systems.
  • Receive and compile data including on
    GBVIMS from Sub Offices to prepare monthly country report on SGBV
    informing country operation progress and major issues and challenges in
    regards to SGBV prevention and response interventions
  • Contribute in the identification of
    durable solutions for persons of concern through voluntary repatriation,
    local integration and where appropriate, resettlement.
  • Implement capacity-building activities for
    all actors, the refugees, service providers, including relevant Government
    institutions and NGOs to strengthen the prevention and response to SGBV
    and the enhancement of overall protection situation.
  • Oversee programme implementation of Safe
    from the Start initiative in the country.
  • Ensure the harmonization of SGBV
    Prevention and Response Programming in the Operation.
  • Perform other related duties as required
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Multi-sectoral SGBV prevention and
    response programs based on needs and capacity assessment results are
    established and programmed.
  • SGBV coordination mechanisms function with
    all relevant stakeholders and partners.
 Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UNHCR Assistant Protection Officer (SGBV) job vacancy should have
    completed a University degree in International Development, Cultural
    Studies, Human Rights, International Social Work, Social Science,
    Political Science, Anthropology, International Law or other clearly
    related disciplines.
  • At least two years relevant professional
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of SGBV
    prevention and response in displacement.
  • Good training design and facilitation
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Knowledge of local institutions.
  • Another UN language an asset.
  • Prior Inter-agency experience an asset.
  • Knowledge of the GBVIMS is an asset.
How to Apply:
All interested Ugandan nationals who wish to join the United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are
encouraged to click on the link below and follow the application instructions
after reviewing the job details.
Deadline: 30th
September, 2016

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