UN Protection Associate (SGBV) Career Jobs – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty Station: Uganda
Position Number: 10028942
Internal/External Vacancy Notice Number: 040/2018
Reports to:
Protection Officer
Post Grade: GL-6
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 Protection Associate (SGBV) is part of
UNHCR Kyaka Protection Team and reports directly to Associate Protection
Officer (Community Based). He/she 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 incumbent 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 both SASA
methodology and Zero Tolerance Village Approach (ZTVA) 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 Responsibilities: 
  • Work in close liaison with partners, keep track of incident report,
    monitor referrals of the SGBV survivors to appropriate service providers
    for further management of the case
  • The incumbent will also ensure monthly reporting including GBVIMS
    statistics
  • Provide support 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
  • Assist in developing ways in which community involvement can be
    increased and risks mitigated
  • Liaise closely with partners to ensure that for each individual case
    there is a compliance to 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.
  • Support needs/gaps and capacity assessments on SGBV in close
    coordination with any on-going joint/common assessments being conducted
    for the emergency response.
  • 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.
  • 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 meeting
  • Actively participate in community services activities aimed at
    supporting partners provide services to persons of concern, especially
    those with specific needs
  • Perform any other related 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.
  • 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
  • Enforce local compliance with UNHCR’s global protection policies and
    standards related to mitigation, prevention and response to SGBV
  • Negotiate with local authority counterparts, partners and
    populations of concern.
  • Represent UNHCR in physical monitoring of projects.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Protection
    Associate (SGBV) job opportunity should have completed Secondary School
    Education with post-secondary certificate/ training in Law, Social
    Sciences or Community Services or human rights.
  • At least six years of experience in the related field, in refugee
    programme or similar humanitarian operations
  • Excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken)
  • Diverse field operational experience
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Good computer skills
  • SGBV experience and technical knowledge.
  • Completed Protection Learning Programme.
  • Knowledge of local languages.
How to Apply:
All interested
candidates 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: 18th June 2018
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