Entry Level UN Assistant Protection Officer (SGBV) Job Careers – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:        Assistant Protection Officer
Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10030524
Vacancy Notice: 010/2019
Reports to: 
Associate Protection Officer
Duty Station: 
Post Grade:
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 Assistant Protection Officer (SGBV) works closely with programme and
other team members to create a multi-sectoral SGBV prevention and response
mechanism. S/he is required to set up coordination with inter-agency partners,
government authorities and persons of concern. The incumbent contributes to the
development of action plans and SOPs, capacity building and organizing SGBV
workshops for a range of audiences including partners, authorities and persons
of concern. The incumbent will also take part in reviewing the current SGBV
prevention and response framework on the ground to identify critical gaps to be
filled. Furthermore, the incumbent will be tasked with ensuring that
SGBV-related responsibilities are fully incorporated into the existing
protection staffing structure.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Serve as the SGBV focal point for the
    area of responsibility and coordinate implementation of SGBV programmes
    for the operation.
  • Work closely with relevant local
    authorities and other UN agencies to shape and enhance the related working
    groups as well as technical meetings.
  • Provide technical support and guidance
    to operational and implementing partners to ensure good quality
    implementation of projects in line with the operation’s SGBV Strategy.
  • Ensure monthly reporting, including
    GBVIMS statistics with trends which informs policy, projects development.
  • Stay abreast of political, social,
    economic and cultural developments that have an impact on the protection
  • Consistently apply International and
    National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes
    of conduct in the implementation of activities.
  • Support the initial needs/gaps and
    capacity assessments on SGBV in close coordination with any on-going
    joint/common assessments being conducted in the early stages of an
    emergency response.
  • Provide support to integrate SGBV
    prevention and response in humanitarian action plans of all programme
  • Actively contribute to the planning and
    monitoring for multi-sectoral SGBV programming using the Results Framework
    and Focus in close collaboration with Programme and different sectors.
  • Contribute to
    establishment/strengthening of SGBV coordination mechanisms throughout the
  • Contribute to establishment and/or
    strengthening of new strategic and innovative partnerships for SGBV both
    with community-based, local, national, and international organizations.
  • Provide support in mapping existing
    services to address SGBV in the various affected areas, including
    identifying community capacities and structures for potential partnership.
  • Advocate with senior management in UNHCR
    and other partners, to ensure prioritization of SGBV prevention and
    response as a life-saving response.
  • Keenly monitor SGBV programs implemented
    by UNHCR and partners (both implementing and operational) and adjust
    programming as required.
  • Monitor Standard Operating Procedures
    (SOPs) for all GBV activities and case management systems.
  • Receive and compile data including on
    GBVIMS from field units to prepare monthly operation report on SGBV
    informing mid-west operation progress and major issues and challenges in
    regards to SGBV prevention and response interventions.
  • Contribute to the identification of
    durable solutions for persons of concern through voluntary repatriation,
    local integration and where appropriate, resettlement.
  • Implement capacity-building activities
    for all actors, the refugees, service provides including relevant
    Government institutions and NGOs to strengthen the prevention and response
    to SGBV and the enhancement of overall protection situation.
  • Provide technical support and guidance
    to field units ensuring the implementation of activities is aligned to the
    overall UNHCR and country SGBV strategy.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Multi-sectoral SGBV prevention and
    response programs based on needs and capacity assessment results are
    established and programmed.
  • SGBV coordination mechanisms function
    with all relevant stakeholders and partners.
  • Multi-sectoral UNHCR staff, key partners
    and persons of concern are trained on SGBV prevention and response.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United
    Nations UNHCR Assistant Protection Officer (SGBV) job placement should
    possess an undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in International
    Development, Cultural Studies, Human Rights, International Social Work,
    Social Science, Political Science, Anthropology, Law or other clearly
    related disciplines
  • One year of relevant professional
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of
    SGBV prevention and response in displacement.
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Knowledge of local institutions.
  • Excellent knowledge of English and 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
Deadline: 19th March 2019
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