2 Protection and Gender Officer NGO Career Jobs – World Vision International

Organisation: World
Vision International
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Food
Assistance 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 and Gender Officer will
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: 
  • 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
  • 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
  • In 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
  • 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
  • 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 Uganda Protection and
    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
  • Previous experience in training and community consultation highly
  • Good understanding of monitoring and evaluation processes
  • Good networking and collaboration skills
  • Excellent 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: 7th October 2018
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