Protection & Gender Officer Non-profit Careers – World Vision International

Job Title:        Protection
& Gender Officer
Organisation: World
Vision International
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Food
Resource Manager
About US:
World Vision Uganda
is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization
dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome
poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World
Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people
whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is
conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks,
including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child, Life
in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”
Job Summary:   The Protection
& Gender Officer has a dual role of implementing the WFP Protection and
Gender programme interventions, as well as ensuring protection and gender mainstreaming
across the programme. S/he will be responsible for initiating action in the
areas of protection and gender, identify and deal appropriately with existing
and emerging child protection and gender gaps/issues, and generate ideas for
programming. To provide technical support in relation to relevant child
protection and gender standards; mainstream child protection and gender in all
food programming, and ensure adherence to child protection minimum standards in
humanitarian action (SPHERE Standards) and principles as well as the Prevention
of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse/Code of Conduct.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Ensuring
compliance to Protection and SGBV standards of operation and other guidelines
·        
Capacity
building of programme staff and key stakeholders in protection, child
protection and Gender/GBV including facilitating of key training packages in
alignment with the programme plan
·        
Partner
engagement, representation and networking with respect to the protection,
gender and related subsectors
·        
Community
and stakeholders’ education and dialogue for behavior change/policy enforcement
·        
Providing
guidance and quality assurance for implementation of Protection and Gender
interventions as well as mainstreaming of protection considerations, gender analysis
and approaches for achieving gender sensitive and transformative outcomes in
the programme.
·        
Support
the programmes developing identifying key gender and protection indicators,
defining the M&E plan and other documentation needs in relation to protection
·        
Train/orient
all staff, partners and stakeholders on child protection minimum standards in
humanitarian action, Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse/Code of
Conduct and periodically monitor for compliance.
·        
Ensure
adequate documentation of daily protection and SGBV incidents within the food
programme, coordinate referrals and reporting internally and externally, and
ensure proper follow up of documented incidents
·        
Establish
and/or strengthen protection mechanisms in the Food programme, including a
proper data management system
·        
Work in
close conjunction with the Food Resource Manager, undertake regular field trips
to food distribution points to support field based child protection and gender
activities; and advise on monitoring and reporting on emerging/changing
protection and gender related issues;
·        
Facilitate
proper implementation and reporting of protection activities in the food
programme, according to World Vision and donor requirements
·        
Contribute
to efforts of mainstreaming protection and gender into food programmes and
input into advocacy efforts/agenda, in particular through the analysis of
information collected in Protection Incidents, patterns and trends
·        
Develop
and simplify humanitarian principles (SPHERE Standards), safe food distribution
guidelines, CP & SGBV standards, laws and policies and other relevant
guidelines for dissemination to staff, partners and communities
·        
Build
capacity of staff programme staff and key stakeholders on protection, child
protection and Gender/GBV including facilitating of key training packages in
humanitarian principles, staff/partner code of conduct and safe distribution to
promote dignity to the beneficiary community
·        
Conduct
period reviews of information on gender and protection and assess barriers/
protection risks faced by women, adolescent girls and children in food
distribution to inform programme implementation
·        
Work in
close liaison with the Gender Specialist, CP manager and the WFP Gender and
Protection Advisor develop training materials, and IEC packages on SGBV &
child protection
·        
Promote
awareness/education on SGBV standard operating procedure (SOP) and protection
minimum standards through pre-distribution food and cash meetings
·        
Coordinate
and facilitate communities meetings and dialogues with stakeholders on
SGBV& Child protection issues to develop action plans
·        
Represent
World Vision Uganda at the monthly & quarterly gender based violence and
child protection working groups hosted by UNFPA, UNHCR and UNICEF to share
progress, challenges and appropriate follow up plans.
·        
Develop
and disseminate Information and Education Communication materials on SGBV and
Child protection
·        
Establishment
and implement feedback and complaints mechanisms on SGBV and Child protection
across the programme areas. This will include documenting all SGBV cases
reported and contributing to the SGBV database/information management system at
district and National level
·        
Collaborate
with gender and protection actors through enhanced synergies to implement
protection education, case management at food distribution points and referral
of SGBV cases received to existing SGBV referral mechanisms. The Officer shall
ensure that such cases are followed up to completion
·        
Intentionally,
regularly informally and formally consult with beneficiaries, non-beneficiaires,
Government, other agencies to receive feedback regarding the programme
commitments and staff conduct.
·        
Compile
and submit quality reports to Food Assistance Manager as directed. Ensure that
all reports are highly accurate, comprehensive, well documented and will
guarantee the credibility of the program.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·        
The
ideal candidate for the World Vision Protection & Gender Officer job
opportunity must hold a university degree in Gender Studies, Social Work, Human
Rights or relevant field. Certificate courses in IASC Guidelines and key
training packages preferred (Caring for [Child] Survivors of Sexual Violence,
psychological First Aid in Emergencies, CPiE Minimum Standards, and GBV IMS,
International Humanitarian & Human Rights Law Foundations, etc).
·        
Five years
of experience working in child protection and gender development programming,
preferably in fragile contexts.
·        
Familiarity
with key international standards for humanitarian work (e.g. CP Minimum
Standards, Red Cross and Red Crescent Code of Conduct, SPHERE, and the
Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) Standard, etc.)
·        
Ability
to communicate and work with beneficiary communities, government and
stakeholders at the district level
·        
Experience
in training and community consultation highly desired
·        
Good
understanding of monitoring and evaluation processes
·        
Good networking
and collaboration skills
·        
Good
interpersonal skills with ability to communicate and negotiate, taking into
account cultural and language difficulties.
·        
Willingness
to participate in chapel and group devotions; and Commitment to WV Core Values
and Mission Statement.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision
International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.
Please follow
instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s
e-recruitment portal.  Qualified female candidates are particularly
encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 2nd July 2018
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