UN Protection Associate (Sexual and Gender-Based Violence) 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: 015/2019

Position Number: 10026810

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

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
  • 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 activities.
  • 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 required
  • 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: 23rd July 2019

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