UN Protection Associate (SGBV) Job Opportunities – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:      Protection Associate (SGBV)
Organisation: United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10026850
Vacancy Notice: 003/2017
Reports to: Protection
Officer (Community Based)
Duty Station: Uganda
Post Grade: GL6
About Us:
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 Protection
Associate (SGBV) will be working in close collaboration with UNHCR Implementing
and Operational partners, as well as with other UN Agencies on thematic issues
such as SGBV. The Protection Associate (SGBV) is expected to coordinate
quality, timely and effective protection responses to the needs of populations
of concern (women, girls, children, survivors of SGBV, including men and boys).
The jobholder will oversee programmes on sexual and gender based violence prevention
and response interventions including SGBV data management and enhancement of
staff and partner skills, as well rolling out of SASA methodology across the
settlements. The Protection Associate (SGBV) works directly with communities of
concern to identify the risks they face and to leverage their capacities to
protect themselves, their families and communities. The incumbent will support
the application of community-based protection standards, operational procedures
and practices in community-based protection delivery at the field level. To
fulfil this role the Protection Associate (Community-Based) is required to
spend a substantial percentage of her/his time working outside the office,
building and maintaining networks within communities of persons of concern.
Key Duties and
  • Provide technical support on SGBV,
    including in particular: In close liaison with IPs, keep track of incident
    report, monitor referrals of the SGBV survivors to appropriate service
    providers for further management of the case.
  • Assist in conducting an assessment on SGBV
    risk factors among persons of concern, flag potential risks or challenges
    emerging from data analysis and make recommendations to address them.
  • In charge of developing ways in which
    community involvement can be increased and risks mitigated.
  • Work closely with IPs/OPs to ensure that
    for each individual case there is a compliance with the SOPs related to
    safety of the survivor, adequate health, psycho social and legal support.
  • Follow up with partners on proper data
    collection mechanisms; as well as contribute to effective information
    management on SGBV survivors through provision of disaggregated data on
    persons of concern and issues/risks they face.
  • Strengthen mechanisms related to mapping
    trends, tracking and analysing data related to individual SGBV survivors.       
  • Follow up with partners on timely
    submission of qualitative and quantitative weekly and monthly reports.
  • Assist in conducting capacity building
    activities of IP staff on cases management.
  • Render technical support in identifying
    complex cases for discussions with relevant partners especially those in
    need of coordinated and urgent multi sectorial responses.
  • Follow up organization of weekly SGBV
    Working Group meetings.
  • Participate in community services
    activities aimed at supporting IPs provide services to persons of concern,
    especially those with specific needs.
  • Offer support in identifying solutions for
    the largest possible number of persons of concern.
  • Undertake other duties as required. 
Key Performance Indicators:
  • The protection of populations of concern
    is met through the application of International and National Law, relevant
    UN/UNHCR protection standards and IASC principles.
  • SGBV activities are guided by the UNHCR
    country protection strategy.
  • The participation of persons of concern is
    facilitated through continuous assessment and evaluation using
    participatory, rights and community based approaches.
  • SGBV incidents are immediately identified
    and reported. Authority
  • Negotiate with local authority
    counterparts, partners and populations of concern.
  • Represent UNHCR in physical monitoring of
  • Provide inputs for the country operations
    plan and other submissions and reports.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UNHCR Protection Associate (SGBV) career opportunity should have completed
    Secondary education with post-secondary certificate/ training in Law,
    Social Sciences or Community Services or human rights.
  • At least six years’ experience in the
    related field, in refugee programme or similar humanitarian operations.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Fluency in English and knowledge of local
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: 31st January,
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