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

Organization: Refugee Law
Project (RLP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Programme
Manager Gender and Sexuality
About US:
The 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 (SGBV) Officer provides the across range of gender and
sexuality related psychosocial intervention to clients directly and indirectly.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
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;
  • Conduct 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 clients;
  • Coordinate the HIV/AIDS and SRHR issues
    and provide the client with referral for medical attention as necessary;
  • Render 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 organizations
  • Assist the legal team, as necessary, in
    provision legal representation to refugee clients on sexual and gender related
Stakeholder capacity building:
  • 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;
  • Participate in the planning and provision
    of training activities on SGBV Issues.
  • 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;
  • Take part 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.
Networking and Advocacy:
  • The SGBV Officer 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;
  • The incumbent will 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;
  • In enabling sustainability, the SGBV
    Officer will support in fundraising activities, including, identifying
    potential funders, development of fundraising concepts, funding proposals
    as necessary;
  • Design, manage and grow a database of
    potential trusts, foundations and grant giving bodies.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Refugee Law
    Project (RLP) Sexual and Gender Based Violence Officer job opportunity
    must hold a Bachelor’s Degree
    in social work, Psychology
  • Previous
    experience of empirical research, data analysis, and evidence based
    reports and evidence based reports
  • Prior
    experience in an NGO or can understand the way NGO’s operate
  • Excellent networking and communication
  • Good computer skills (standard office and
    PowerPoint software) are necessary;
  • Amicable interpersonal appearance and
  • Highly 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
  • Highly analytical Skills;
  • Self-motivation and ability to motivate
  • High level of Integrity.
  • Practical
    and theoretical understanding of Sexuality, Gender based Violence
  • Excellent
    Written English and oral
  • Knowledge
    of any language spoken in refugee communities will be an added advantage
How to Apply:
If 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, 7th April 2017
by 5.00pm

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