World Bank Project Jobs – Gender Based Violence & Violence Against Children Officer – Office of the Prime Minister

Job Title:    Gender Based Violence &
Violence Against Children Officer

Organization: Office
of the Prime Minister

Project Name:
Development Response to Displacement Impact Project  (DRPIF)   

Funding Source: World Bank

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to:
DRDIP Safeguards Specialist  


About US:

The Government of
Uganda received a grant from the World Bank towards the Development Response to
Displacement Impact Project (DRDIP). The Project is intended to improve access
to social services, expand economic opportunities and enhance environmental
management for host and forcibly displaced households in the targeted areas of
Uganda. The project has components which include (i) Social and Economic
Services and Infrastructure; (ii) Sustainable Environmental Management; (iii)
Livelihoods Program; and (iv) Project Management including Monitoring and
Evaluation, and Regional and National Institutional Support.


Job Summary:  The overall objective of the assignment is to
provide technical support to strengthen the GBV and VAC prevention,
identification, referral and response components for project populations at
risk of GBV/VAC, survivors, communities the projects traverse. Meaningful
engagements with women, men and children, including adolescent girls and boys
to raise awareness on Gender-Based Violence and Violence Against Children,
creation of a worker led prevention program, reducing tolerance to GBV/VAC,
strengthening the prevention and response capacity of DRDIP-Districts on child
protection, gender violations as well as strengthening the capacity of the
systems and services to respond to GBV/VAC amongst all genders, boys and girls
in the project area.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Program Development: Support DRDIP PIST in the development of GBV/HE & VAC Action
    Plan for women and child protection; Work closely with the Safeguards
    Specialist & MGLSD to develop data base and tools to support GBV and
    VAC programming in DRDIP; Contribute to the maintenance of an up-to- date
    service mapping of the service providers operating in the area and ensure
    that staff and communities are informed about the available services;
    Support the development and strengthening of an effective GBV &VAC
    referral system and coordination mechanisms; Support the preparation of
    GBV& VAC advocacy materials; Conduct continuous program assessments on
    prevention and response to GBV& VAC and provide constructive feedback
    to inform quality interventions; Participate in monthly, quarterly and
    annual reports.
  • Coordination, Representation and Advocacy: Lead the creation and reach out to
    external stakeholders to improve referral pathway and services mapping for
    survivors of GBV &VAC; She/he will attend and represent the project on
    different GBV&VAC coordination forums and profile DRDIP work; Act as inter-agency
    focal point of GBV&VAC case management hubs, receive and respond to
    case management referrals; Maintain a strong working relationship with
    Ministry of Health, Ministry of Gender Labor and Social Development and
    other partners to support the provision of quality care to all survivors;
    Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all
    stakeholders, including community members and leaders, NGOs, UN agencies,
    and other DRDIP Safeguards team members to enhance multi-agency and
    multi-sectoral cooperation and coordination.
  • Capacity Development: Coach, train, supervise and mentor other project staff at PIST and
    District with the aim of strengthening their GBV & VAC technical
    capacity and to guarantee quality programming; Ensure the project team is
    adhering to GBV &VAC programming guidelines and support in building
    capacity; Develop standard tools to guide Violence against women and girls
    as well as Violence Against Children prevention and response activities. 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold an Honors Bachelor’s Degree in either Social
    Work and Social Administration or Social Sciences with a bias in
    Sociology, Gender studies or GBV and child protection and a post graduate
    Diploma in Development studies or Public Administration and Management,
    from a recognized Institution. A Master’s Degree in Development studies or
    Public Administration and Management from a recognized Institution will be
    an added advantage.
  • At least 8 years” hands-on experience in gender- based programming
    is a must.
  • Experience in addressing GBV and legal and cultural issues in Uganda
    is mandatory.
  • Previous experience in GBV & VAC interventions in
    infrastructural, Livelihoods and LIPWs projects is an added advantage.
  • Previous experience in management of GBV & VAC issues at
    district levels including management of GBV data base and reporting under
    MGLSD and developing IEC materials to mitigate risks of GBV & VAC.
  • Experience working with Government and other players such as UNDP,
    UN-Women, UNFPA and UNICEF in Gender/ based violence and VAC Programming
    Ability and willingness to work in rural settings is required.
  • Age: 35 years and


How to Apply:

All candidates
should send application forms which should be scanned and sent by email on The application must be
accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and academic
transcripts, three competent referees, one of whom MUST be from your current
employer or previous employer (for those temporarily unemployed) plus a
passport photo, contact details (mobile number and e- mail), photocopy of the
National ID should be addressed to:      


The Permanent

Office of the Prime
Minister New Government,

Block Plot 9-11
Apollo Kaggwa Road,

P.O. Box 341,
Kampala. Uganda


Note: Only
short-listed applicants will be contacted. Any form of canvassing shall
automatically lead to disqualification of a candidate.


Deadline: Friday, 8th October 2020 by 5:00 p.m.


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