Several Fresher 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 (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10028855
Vacancy Notice: 049/2018
Reports to: 
Protection Officer
Duty Station: 
Mbarara, Uganda
Post Grade:
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) is a member of the
protection team in Sub-Office Mbarara. He/she assists in providing functional
SGBV guidance to other protection, information management and programme staff.
The incumbent works directly with communities and persons of concern to
identify the risks and ensure the implementation of a community and rights
based approach. The incumbent will support the application of community-based
protection standards, operational procedures and practices in community-based
protection delivery at the field level. To fulfil this role the Protection
Associate (Community-Based) is required to spend a substantial percentage of
her/his time working outside the office, building and maintaining networks
within communities of persons of concern.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Work in close liaison with partners,
    keep track of incident reports and monitor referrals of SGBV survivors to
    appropriate service providers for case management and follow-up.
  • Assist in conducting an assessment on
    SGBV risk factors among persons of concern, flag potential risks or
    challenges emerging from data analysis and make recommendations to address
  • Provide support in developing ways in
    which community involvement can be increased and risks mitigated.
  • Work closely with partners to ensure
    that for each individual case there is compliance to the SOPs related to
    safety of the survivor, adequate health, psychosocial and legal support.
  • Follow up with partners on proper data
    collection mechanisms; as well as contribute to effective information
    management on SGBV survivors through provision of disaggregated data on
    persons of concern and issues/risks they face.
  • Strengthen mechanisms related to mapping
    trends, tracking and analyzing data related to individual SGBV survivors.
  • Follow up with partners on timely
    submission of qualitative and quantitative weekly and monthly reports
  • Actively contribute to capacity building
    activities of IP staff on cases management.
  • Identify complex cases for discussions
    with relevant partners especially those in need of coordinated and urgent
    multi sectorial responses.
  • Actively participate and follow up
    organization of weekly SGBV Working Group meetings.
  • Participate in community services
    activities aimed at supporting partners provide services to persons of
    concern, especially those with specific needs.
  • Provide support in identifying solutions
    for the largest possible number of persons of concern
  • Perform other related duties as
Key Performance Indicators:
  • The protection of populations of concern
    is met through the application of International and National Law, relevant
    UN/UNHCR protection standards and IASC principles.
  • The participation of persons of concern
    is facilitated through continuous assessment and evaluation using
    participatory, rights and community based approaches.
    –   SGBV incidents are immediately identified and reported.
  • Enforce local compliance with UNHCR
    global protection policies and standards related to mitigation, prevention
    and response to SGBV.
  • Negotiate with local authority
    counterparts, partners and populations of concern.
  • Represent UNHCR in physical monitoring
    of projects.
  • Provide inputs for the country
    operations plan and other submissions and reports.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United
    Nations UNHCR Assistant Protection Officer (SGBV) job placement should
    hold an Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in International Law,
    Human Rights, International Development, International Relations,
    Anthropology, Social Work, Political or Social Science or other clearly
    related disciplines plus one year of previous work experience relevant to
    the function.
  • Previous experience in interacting with
    and building partnerships and synergies with UN agencies, NGOs and civil
    society organizations.
  • Knowledge of local institutions and
  • Excellent knowledge of English (written
    and spoken).
  • Diverse field operational experience.
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Extensive knowledge of community
    communication and engagement approaches.
  • Demonstrated coordination and consensus
    building skills to manage multiple stakeholder consultation processes.
  • Training and coaching skills/facilitation
    of learning.
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
Deadline: 28th October 2018
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