UN SGBV Officer Job Placements – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:            SGBV Officer
Organisation:  United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Duty Station:   Uganda
Reports to: Senior
SGBV Officer
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 SGBV Officer is a member
of the Protection Team in a Regional Bureau or a Country Office and normally
reports to the Senior SGBV Officer or the Senior Community-Based Protection
Officer or the Senior Protection Officer or the Head of Sub-Office or the
Assistant Representative for protection. In smaller offices, the post may
report directly to the Representative. 
The SGBV Officer supports the
implementation the operations¿ efforts to fulfil UNHCR¿s mandate and associated
obligations on SGBV prevention, risk mitigation and response based on policy
and guidance. 
S/he collaborates closely
with the UNHCR management and the Protection team in the country and
strengthens working relations with other agencies involved in SGBV prevention,
risk mitigation and response. 
The incumbent will maintain a
close working relationship with the Bureau and the Division of International
Protection for system-wide coherence.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Implementation of UNHCR’s Global Policies and
·       Support and facilitate the effective and timely
development, implementation and monitoring of a clear and coherent multi-year
and multi-sectoral SGBV strategy as part of the operation¿s broader Protection
and Solutions Strategy, coordinate timely reporting on progress including the
documentation of promising practices.
·       Participate in the promotion of compliance with
UNHCR¿s SGBV policy, priorities and commitments (aligned with polices on age,
gender, diversity (AGD) and accountability to affected populations (AAP), Child
protection, gender equality, disability and youth empowerment.
·       For functions at regional level, support the
harmonization of SGBV strategies in the region and alignment with global
policies and commitments, support exchange of expertise and practices in the
region and provide a regional level analysis of trends as well as aggregated
reporting on SGBV.
·       Assist UNHCR management at country level to comply
with Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse measures by providing
technical advice, capacity building and supporting prevention and response
programming for persons of concern.
Planning / Programming
·       Support the development and implementation of
programming for specialized SGBV prevention and response based on needs, risks
and capacity assessments at the onset of an emergency and throughout all phases
of displacement.
·       Participate in conducting, consolidating and reporting
on SGBV assessments including gender equality components at least once per
year, linked to annual planning processes and participatory assessments and
sharing strategic trends analyses.
·       Contribute to planning processes and advocate for
adequate resource (re)allocation and mobilization.
·       Support cross-cutting programs and technical sectors
to mainstream gender and to program for mitigation of SGBV risks in their
specific technical areas, and report on progress.
Capacity Development, Technical Support and
·       Provide technical guidance and support field
colleagues to operationalise and comply with UNHCR¿s corporate SGBV policy,
priorities and commitments (aligned with policies on AGD and AAP, Child
protection, disability, youth empowerment and gender equality).
·       Support operational capacity development efforts and
provide technical support on gender and SGBV mainstreaming
·       Under the guidance of the Senior Protection Officer,
support and facilitate the establishment of and ensure the functioning of SGBV
coordination mechanisms with all relevant stakeholders.
·       Facilitate and strengthen the development and
implementation of SGBV Standard Operating Procedures for all sites that enable
all survivors to access, at a minimum, appropriate health, psychosocial,
security and safety, and legal support.
·       Support and build capacity and systems for individual
SGBV case management for survivors and persons at-risk of SGBV.
·       Ensure safe and ethical SGBV data collection and
reporting is functioning and regular reporting is done on SGBV, including
through PRIMES and protection monitoring processes. Promote the use of the SGBV
module of PRIMES or another SGBV information management system that provides
for safe and ethical data collection and analysis. Where applicable, support
reporting under the Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Arrangements on
conflict-related sexual violence (MARA).
·       Strengthen UNHCR’s collaboration with host governments
to develop national services in order to expand safe access for Persons of
concern to services that prevent, mitigate, and respond to SGBV.
·       Support the capacity development of staff, partners
and other stakeholders to address SGBV and to promote gender equality and the
empowerment of displaced women and girls.
·       Strengthen partnerships including with UN agencies,
governments, civil society and with displaced and host communities, to prevent,
mitigate, and respond to SGBV, to promote gender equality and to ensure age and
gender-informed protection and solution programs.
·       Support that community-based approaches are applied in
SGBV programming and communities considered as key stakeholders.
·       Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal applicant must hold a bachelors degree Human
rights; Social Anthropology; Social work; Law; International Development;
Social Sciences; or other relevant field.
·       At least three three years of previous work experience
relevant to the function of SGBV in an international context, of which two
years in the field and having experience in the field of SGBV prevention,
mitigation and response, broader protection or social work involving
empowerment of women and girls, gender, child protection, mental health,
counselling and working with survivors, humanitarian and development issues.
·       Applied experience in survivor-centred approach, SGBV
guiding and Case management principles related to SGBV programs.
·       Demonstrated knowledge in gender equality and the
empowerment of women and girls and apply, promote and integrate gender analysis
into humanitarian programming.
·       Demonstrated knowledge of and implementation of
multi-sectorial responses to SGBV and support to other sectors to mainstream
SGBV prevention, risk mitigation and response.
·       Demonstrated knowledge and application of SGBV
prevention theory and appropriate SGBV prevention and behaviour change
strategies at different stages of the humanitarian response.
·        Demonstrated
knowledge and implementation of prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse
responsibilities within the humanitarian response.
·        Knowledge and
demonstrated use of UNHCR and Interagency SGBV tools and Guidance.
·       Demonstrated understanding of critical issues around
SGBV data and knowledge of safe and ethical data collection and analysis, and
conducting assessments.
·       Demonstrated knowledge of engagement with SGBV
Interagency humanitarian architecture.
·        Knowledge and
experience of participatory approaches to engaging with and mobilizing
communities Good understanding of displacement and protection issues including,
child protection, education and the application of the Age, Gender and
Diversity Policy. Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training
relevant to functions of position such as: Protection Learning Programme,
Operations Management Learning Programme, Middle Management Learning Programme,
SGBV and Gender Equality. Experience in a humanitarian context.
Functional Skills
·       PR-Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV)
Coordination & Projects Management
·       PR-Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV)
·       PR-Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) Prevention,
risk mitigation and response programming
·       PR-Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) Capacity
development and training
·       PR-Refugee Women issues
·       PR-Interviewing and counselling refugees/asylum
seekers and in individual case management
·       PR-Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD)
·       TR-Training/Coaching/Facilitation
How to Apply:
All candidates should send
their online applications at the link below.
Deadline: 30th
December 2019
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