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

Job Title:        Assistant Protection Officer
Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Position No.: 10028895
Vacancy Notice: 021/2018
Reports to:  Associate Protection Officer
Duty Station:  Uganda
Post Grade: NOA
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
  • Serve as the SGBV focal point for the area
    of responsibility and coordinate implementation of SGBV programmes for the
  • 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 operation.
  • 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 details.
Deadline: 9th April 2018
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