GBV Officer US Non-profit Careers – Lutheran World Relief (LWR)

Job Title:     GBV
Lutheran World Relief (LWR)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to:
Protection Coordinator
About US:
Lutheran World
Relief is a US non-profit organization that works with local partners to
provide lasting solutions to poverty, injustice and human suffering. LWF Uganda
works to reduce people’s vulnerability, supporting them to realize their
potential, to build on their assets, and to respond to their own problems and
needs. LWF Uganda currently has five areas of operation in Pader, Kitgum,
Adjumani, Katakwi, Sembabule, Kampala and Kamwenge Districts.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Works closely with the Grants Managers and Project Teams to
    understand and implement protection program goals
  • Develop work plans in line with each project financial budgets and
    timeline and ensure flawless implementation of GBV activities in the project
  • Contributes to regular assessments and analyses to better understand
    needs and gaps, protection risks, to map points of service for survivors
    of SGBV and vulnerable individuals, and to identify support structures
  • Analyse trends of SGBV and develop/adjust program strategies to meet
    real needs on the ground
  • Ensure that LWF’s age, gender and diversity approach to protection
    is consistently applied through community-based protection methods
  • Map existing services to address GBV in the various affected areas,
    including identifying community capacities and structures for potential
  • Contribute to project designs and the preparation of concept notes
    and proposals
  • Works closely with Project Teams to ensure appropriateness of GBV
    activities, in line with standard guidelines and frameworks
  • Provide support to strengthen case management and referral systems
  • Work with teams and communities to develop appropriate prevention
    and awareness-raising/behaviour change strategies
  • Organize and support trainings for stakeholders and duty bearers as
    needed and appropriate
  • Compile monthly and quarterly reports, on time and with accurate
    data. Submit Monthly report to the Protection Advisor for monitoring of
    SGBV trends in the Sub Program and to facilitate information sharing in
    the National SGBV Working Group Meetings
  • Coordinate with all stakeholders in the Protection/GBV Sector in the
    Sub Program to ensure holistic support for survivors, including
    participation in strengthening SGBV Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
    and referral pathways
  • Ensure maximum visibility of LWF amongst the partners and the
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with all
    stakeholders including community leaders, NGOs, UN agencies, and community
    based organizations to enhance multi – agency and multi-sectoral
    cooperation and coordination.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Lutheran World Relief (LWR) GBV
    Officer job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social
    Sciences, Development studies, Psychology, Law or its equivalent from a
    recognized institution
  • A minimum of 3 -5 years’ experience in development and humanitarian
    protection with a reputable organization
  • Excellent team work and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in training facilitation,
    conducting assessments, baselines and evaluations using participatory
    methodologies; data analysis and interpretation
  • Sound understanding of project management cycle, humanitarian
    principles & standards including SPHERE, HAP etc
  • Computer literacy with full knowledge of office applications,
    internet and email
  • Fluency in English is essential. Knowledge of Kiswahili will be an
    added advantage. 
How to Apply:
(motivation letter and detailed curriculum vitae in English), with the names
and e- mail addresses of three persons who know the applicant professionally,
should be sent via Email to: Please do not include
certificates for education, trainings, etc. Please use the title of the job you
are applying for as the subject line. Hand delivered applications can also be
sent to our Offices in Kampala. Please indicate the position you have applied
for on the top of the parcel addressed to:
The Human Resource
Lutheran World
Plot 1401, Ggaba,
Road next to Quality Hill
P.O. Box 5827,
Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 8th October 2018
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