Fresher SGBV Assistant UNHCR Project Jobs – Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)

Organisation: Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)
Reports to: SGBV Officer
Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA) is an international African humanitarian and development organization that positively contributes towards improving the living standards and conditions of those adversely affected by disasters and conflict in the Horn, East & Central Africa by implementing WASH, Health, Education, Livelihoods, Community service & development and Protection programs in the region for a period of more than 20 years.
HIJRA with funding from the UNHCR in Uganda is implementing a multi-sectoral Program for refugees in Oruchinga settlement (Isingiro district), Nakivale settlement (Isingiro district) and Nyakabande Transit Center (Kisoro district).
Job Summary: The SGBV Assistant provides specific assistance to the assigned SGBV officer in the provision of direct support to survivors of sexual and gender based violence. The SGBV Assistant has regular interaction with clients, conducting awareness in the community on SGBV prevention and response, providing psychosocial support, and collaborates with the legal team, Police, health officials and other stakeholders to ensure refugee protection.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Implement activities for the prevention of and response to Sexual and Gender based violence in Nakivale R/S
  • Ensuring that SGBV incidents are immediately identified and addressed ensuring completeness in case management.
  • Ensure the SGBV survivors are timely referred for appropriate services i.e. legal, medical and psychosocial support and whenever necessary, offer psychosocial support to survivors and their families
  • Conduct regular community awareness sessions/campaigns on SGBV prevention and response
  • Prepare periodic work plans and analytical weekly, monthly and quarterly SGBV reports on activities and indicators
  • Promote community participation, working with various individuals, groups and other stakeholders to strengthen SGBV prevention and response.
  • Undertake other duties as required

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the HIJRA SGBV Assistant job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Social Administration, social sciences, development studies, human rights or any other related field.
  • Two years of work experience in the same field of development and humanitarian work and NGOs.
  • Basic knowledge on SASA approach to SGBV prevention and response
  • Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Strong computer skills i.e. Microsoft office, PowerPoint and e-mail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to act ethically
  • Good time management skills
  • Knowledge of French/ Swahili/ Kinyabwisha/ Kirundi/ Kinyarwanda is an added advantage
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an application letter and Curriculum Vitae including telephone and email contacts of three referees including your current/most recent employer.
Application should be addressed to the:
Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA),
P.O. Box 37703, Kampala, Uganda.
Email to: The subject line should read: “SGBV Assistant.”
Deadline: 19th January 2018

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