Gender and Protection Officer – UNDP Grant
Jobs at:World Vision
Deadline of this Job:
25 May 2021
Within Uganda , Adjumani , East Africa
Date Posted: Tuesday, May 18, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
Gender and Protection Officer – UNDP Grant
Ref No: 18962-16G12153
Experience: 1-2 Years
World Vision Uganda (WVU) is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in 43 districts and have 48 Area Programmes implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & resilience, education and child protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with these beneficiaries. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.
Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for a qualified and passionate individual willing to share in our vision and join the team in the following role.
Position: Gender and Protection Officer – UNDP Grant
Report to: Project Manager
Location: Adjumani District
Purpose of the position:
The Gender and Protection Officer will provide technical leadership on gender-based violence prevention and response programming in Adjumani / Lamwo within the organizations field programs. Specifically, provide sound and current capacity building and technical support on GBV prevention, mitigation and response to staff, partners and community members.
Provide technical support in relation to relevant child protection and gender standards; mainstream child protection and gender in all project implementation, 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.
Provide technical support in mainstreaming GBV protection, prevention and response.
• Assess the presence of application of the GBV guiding principles and basic capacity to respond to the needs of GBV survivors in the program areas
• Coordinate with government, local and international NGOs, UN agencies and other stakeholders to ensure holistic support for survivors, including in developing /strengthening GBV standard operating principles (especially health actors), information sharing protocols and comprehensive referral pathways that incorporate multiple sectors in the context
• Builds the capacity of the actors in other sectors to respond to the needs of GBV survivors
• Support local actors to undertake robust community outreach activities on GBV prevention, mitigation and response. During food distribution
• Clearly articulate and demonstrate values, core purposes and principles of engaging in GBV and child protection in humanitarian emergency work
• Train partners and field staffs in tools for effective GBV programming, child protection and their responsibilities in PSEA (Protection from sexual exploitation and abuse), including compliance with confidentiality and data security protocols
• Provide on the on-the-job training, guidance and support for staff and partners on GBV prevention and response.
Case management support
• Support local actors to apply the concept of case management to GBV multi-sectoral response interventions
• Support local actors to facilitate safe and confidential referrals for GBV survivors.
• Initiate, conceptualize and support GBV and gender related project proposals in coordination with field team and technical specialists.
Building Partnerships and public engagement:
• Actively participate in GBV/ Protection working groups from local to national levels
• Support the strengthening/establishment of local and regional level GBV working groups where there are none
• Pursue and develop meaningful and formal partnerships with relevant partners including UN agencies and other partners actively involved in GBV prevention and response
• Participate in relevant gender forums and networks focusing on advocacy on Gender equality and GBV prevention and response.
Monitoring, Evaluation & Planning:
• Provide technical support for GBV related assessments, monitoring and evaluation activities based on WHO Ethical and Safety Recommendations for Researching, Documenting and Monitoring Sexual Violence in Emergencies among other appropriate guidance
• Contribute the mainstreaming of GBV and child protection issues in WV Uganda programs, particularly in health, nutrition, resilience and livelihoods and food programming.
• Facilitate the introduction of new, innovative and context friendly practices on GBV prevention and response and/or child protection
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience.
• A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Community Psychology, Mental Health related courses Human Rights, Law, international Development, or related fields;
• Certificate courses in IASC Guidelines and key training packages preferred especially Caring for Child Survivors of Sexual Violence, psychological First Aid in Emergencies, CPiE Minimum Standards, and GBV IMS, International Humanitarian & Human Rights Law Foundations.
• Experience: At least 3 - 5 years’ experience in managing a GBV/ Gender/Protection project
• Protection and gender development programming, preferably in fragile contexts.
• Technical Skills & Abilities:
• Professional experience related to GBV prevention and response in conflict and post conflict settings and skills in undertaking conflict analysis;
• Knowledge of international humanitarian standards for GBV prevention, protection and response;
• Solid experience in training and capacity building experience, particularly using participatory approaches and methods in for training related to different components of GBV programming;
• Experience with developing and implementing GBV programmes, particularly monitoring and evaluation;
• Experience with working with civil society actors and faith-based actors; Knowledge of international best practices,
• key international policy processes and frameworks related to GBV prevention, protection and response; Fluency in English; knowledge of Somali will be an asset.
• Networking and collaboration skills
• Good interpersonal skills with ability to communicate and negotiate, taking into account cultural and language difficulties
• Ability to communicate and work with beneficiary communities, government and stakeholders at the district level
• Experience in training and community consultation highly desired
• Good understanding of monitoring and evaluation processes
• Fluency in English both spoken and written and knowledge of one of the local language (Madi, Arabic, Luo and Kiswahili) spoken in the area is an added advantage.
• The position is field based with 100% engagement with local communities.
Work Hours: 8
Experience in Months: 36
Level of Education: Bachelor Degree
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