UN Protection Associate (Sexual and Gender-Based Violence) Job Careers – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:        Protection Associate (Sexual and
Gender-Based Violence)

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station: Uganda

Vacancy Notice Number: 011/2019

Position Number: 10026850

Position Grade:

About US:

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 Protection Associate (Sexual and
Gender-Based Violence) normally reports to Associate Protection Officer (SGBV)
or the Protection Officer.  He/she
monitors protection standards, operational procedures and practices in
protection delivery in line with international standards and provides
functional protection support to information management and programme staff.

The Protection
Associate (SGBV) is expected to coordinate quality, timely and effective
protection responses to the needs of populations of concern (children, women,
survivors of SGBV, including men and boys) and identify opportunities to
mainstream SGBV protection methodologies and integrate protection safeguards in
operational responses in all sectors. 
He/she contributes to designing a comprehensive protection strategy and
liaises externally with authorities and partners on protection doctrine and
policy as guided by the supervisor.

The Protection
Associate (SGBV) also ensures that persons of concern under area of
responsibility are involved with the Office in making decisions that affect
them, whether in accessing their rights or in identifying appropriate solutions
to their problems. To achieve this, the incumbent will need to build and
maintain effective interfaces with communities of concern, local authorities
and protection and assistance partners.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Stay abreast of political, social, economic and cultural
    developments that have an impact on the protection environment.
  • Consistently apply International and National Law and applicable
    UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes of conduct.
  • Provide advice on SGBV issues to persons of concern; liaise with
    competent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other
    relevant documentation.
  • Monitor Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all SGBV
  • Manage individual SGBV and child protection cases.
  • Assist in identifying durable solutions for the largest possible
    number of persons of concern through voluntary repatriation, local
    integration and where appropriate, resettlement.
  • Contribute to effective information management through the provision
    of disaggregated data on populations of concern and their problems.
  • Participate in initiatives to capacitate authorities, relevant
    institutions and NGOs to strengthen national protection related
    legislation and procedures.

Key Result Areas:

  • The protection of populations of concern is met through the
    application of International and National Law, relevant UN/UNHCR
    protection standards and IASC principles.
  • SGBV activities are guided by the UNHCR country protection strategy.
  • 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.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Protection
    Associate (Sexual and Gender-Based Violence) job placement should have completed
    secondary school. Additional certificate/training in International Law,
    Political Science or related field is required.
  • Six years of relevant experience in SGBV, child protection is
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN
    language or local language
  • Good computer skills.
  • Completed Protection Learning Programme.
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Stakeholder Management

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

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Deadline: 13th June 2019

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