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
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 management.
  • 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 indicators
  • 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
    opportunity must 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 skills
  • Strong computer skills i.e. Microsoft office, PowerPoint and e-mail
  • Strong 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”
NB: Please
note that interviews will be done on a rolling basis given the urgency of the
Deadline: 15th February 2019
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