Job Title: Sexual and Gender Based Violence Officer
Organization: Refugee Law Project (RLP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Programme Manager Gender and Sexuality
The Refugee Law Project (RLP) is an outreach project of the School of Law, Makerere University. Our Mission is to empower asylum seekers, refugees, deportees, IDPs and host communities to enjoy their human rights and lead dignified lives. Refugee Law Project’s work is currently structured in five thematic areas: Access to Justice; Conflict, Transitional Justice & Governance (CTJ&G), Gender & Sexuality; Mental Health & Psychosocial Wellbeing; and Media for Social Change.
Job Summary: The Sexual and Gender Based Violence Officer provides the across range of gender and sexuality related psychosocial intervention to clients directly and indirectly.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Direct Client Support:
- As a direct client’s support service provider, the SGBV Officer will carry out routine provision of psychosocial support, counseling, referrals and advice clients on sexual and gender related cases to Refugee clients;
- Carry out field visits and follow up with clients in the different refugee settlement across the country;
- Support in management of the SGBV/P emergency medical fund and coordinate the emergency medical referral to approved medical service providers and the home based medical care scheme for the sexual minority client’s;
- The incumbent will coordinate the HIV/AIDS and SRHR issues and provide the client with referral for medical attention as necessary;
- Offer technical support to sexual and gender based support groups;
- Plan, develop and implement client care and communication strategies including establishing close working ties with relevant partner organisations;
- Support the legal team, as necessary, in provision legal representation to refugee clients on sexual and gender related cases.
2. Stakeholder Capacity Building:
- As a change enabler, the SGBV Officer will facilitate in trainings, workshops, conferences and seminars on gender and sexuality aspects, as well as other trainings and information sessions organised by RLP and for RLP;
- Actively participate in coordinating annual events related to Gender and sexuality;
- Take part in the planning and provision of training activities on SGBV Issues.
- The SGBV will, independently and/or as part of a team undertake Gender and sexuality related social research with the bid to publish findings on sexual and gender related issues among refugees and forced migrants in general;
- Participate in data collection processes and activities through interviews and focus group discussions or using any other adopted data selection technique; and identify and prepare research training materials, tools as necessary for the execution of specific research project.
4. Networking and Advocacy:
- The SGBVO will, as necessary, represent the organization at different fora that address gender and other cross cutting issues such as HIV/AIDS and SRHR issues and participate in Advocacy on gender issues;
- Advocate for the streamlining of gender and sexuality issues such as sexual minorities and sex workers/survival sex worker issues in refugee protection and assistance programmes;
- In enabling sustainability, the SGBVO will support in fundraising activities, including, identifying potential funders, development of fundraising concepts, funding proposals as necessary;
- Design, manage and grow a database of potential trusts, foundations and grant giving bodies.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The applicant for the Refugee Law Project (RLP) Sexual and Gender Based Violence Officer career placement should hold a Degree in social work, Psychology
- Significant experience of empirical research, data analysis, and evidence based reports and evidence based reports
- The applicant must have worked with an NGO or can understand the way NGO’s operate
- Practical and theoretical understanding of Sexuality, Gender based Violence
- Excellent networking and communication skills;
- Good computer skills (standard office and powerpoint software) are necessary;
- Amicable interpersonal appearance and behavior;
- Proactive and Self driven;
- Ability to work under pressure;
- Good team player;
- Organised Personality;
- Result oriented;
- Quick at implementing plans;
- Excellent communication skills;
- Strong typing and computer application skills;
- Excellent analytical skills;
- Self-motivation and ability to motivate others;
- High level of Integrity.
- Excellent oral and written English
How to Apply:
If you meet the above requirements and are interested, we encourage you to address motivation letter and updated CV to the Human Resources Manager via E-mail to email@example.com. Please indicate the position applied for in the subject line of the email. Copies of certificates should not be attached, but will be requested for from short-listed candidates only.
Deadline: Friday 29th July 2016 by 5.00pm
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