Fresher SGBV Assistant UNHCR Project Jobs – Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)

Job Title:        SGBV
Organisation: Humanitarian
Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)
Funding Source: UNHCR
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: SGBV
About US:
Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA) is an international African humanitarian and
development organization that positively contributes towards improving the
living standards and conditions of those adversely affected by disasters and
conflict in the Horn, East & Central Africa by implementing WASH, Health,
Education, Livelihoods, Community service & development and Protection
programs in the region for a period of more than 20 years.
About UNHCR Project:
HIJRA with funding
from the UNHCR in Uganda is implementing a multi-sectoral Program for refugees
in Oruchinga settlement (Isingiro district), Nakivale settlement (Isingiro
district), Nyakabande Transit Center (Kisoro district) and Kyangwali Settlement
(Hoima District).
Job Summary: The SGBV Assistant provides specific assistance to the assigned SGBV officer
in the provision of direct support to survivors of sexual and gender based
violence. The SGBV Assistant has regular interaction with clients, conducting
awareness in the community on SGBV prevention and response, providing
psychosocial support, and collaborates with the legal team, Police, health
officials and other stakeholders to ensure refugee protection.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Implement activities for the prevention
    of and response to Sexual and Gender based violence in Kyangwali R/S
  • Ensuring that SGBV incidents are
    immediately identified and addressed ensuring completeness in case
  • Ensure the SGBV survivors are timely
    referred for appropriate services i.e. legal, medical and psychosocial
    support and whenever necessary, offer psychosocial support to survivors
    and their families
  • Conduct regular community awareness
    sessions/campaigns on SGBV prevention and response
  • Prepare periodic work plans and
    analytical weekly, monthly and quarterly SGBV reports on activities and
  • Promote community participation, working
    with various individuals, groups and other stakeholders to strengthen SGBV
    prevention and response.
  • Undertake other duties as required

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the HIJRA SGBV Assistant
    job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Social
    Administration, social sciences, development studies, human rights or any
    other related field.
  • Two years of work experience in the same
    field of development and humanitarian work and NGOs.
  • Basic knowledge on SASA approach to SGBV
    prevention and response
  • Excellent presentation and interpersonal
  • Strong computer skills i.e. Microsoft
    office, PowerPoint and e-mail
  • Excellent written and verbal
    communication skills
  • Ability to act ethically
  • Good time management skills
  • Knowledge of French/ Swahili/
    Kinyabwisha/ Kirundi/ Kinyarwanda is an added advantage
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send an application letter and
Curriculum Vitae including telephone and email contacts of three referees
including your current/most recent employer.
Application should
be addressed to the:
Country Program
Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA),
P.O. Box 37703,
Kampala, Uganda.
Email to:
The subject line should read: “SGBV Assistant.”
Deadline: 23rd May 2018
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