Uganda: Protection Assistant (SGBV)

Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 29 May 2018

Terms of Reference

Protection Assistant (SGBV)

Duty Station

This position will be based in Kyaka II refugee settlement

Position and Reporting Line:

The Protection Assistant (SGBV) reports to the SGBV Officer.


The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an international non-governmental organization, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world. In Uganda, the DRC programme provides comprehensive assistance and protection to refugees and other vulnerable populations, supports durable solutions to protracted displacement and works to reduce the effects of armed violence.

General Objective

The SGBV Assistant has a primary function to provide case management services to GBV survivors. She/he also supports the protection sector in quality implementation of the GBV thematic area in synergy with the larger protection and community services components. In addition, he/she will be responsible for complying with donors and internal DRC reporting and accountability policy and procedures. The GBV Assistant is also responsible to develop/strengthen relationships with GBV community based structures and agencies – at the field level – in close cooperation with the SGBV Officer.

Specific tasks and responsibilities

The SGBV Assistant will perform the following tasks:

Roles and Responsibilities

o Coordinate protection activities implemented by GBV taskforce, and SASA activists and ensure that they are consistent with protection standards and principles as well as DRC guidelines and accountability standards.

o Organise and coordinate weekly committee meetings: a specific day is chosen together with the committee to put in place a weekly meeting between the members of the committees

o She/he will conduct all steps of the case management process: Intake, assessment and engagement, case planning, supported referrals, developing practical skills, case review, building client capacity.

o Liaise with other stake holders for the integration of the survivors back into community and enhance access to livelihood opportunities for GBV survivors to support their healing and reintegration process.

o Conduct routine visits to the protection/safe houses and asses the needs of the survivors under protection house and the general state of the protection houses.

o Ensure up-to-date filing and documentation of GBV cases in line with UNHCR and DRC standard tools.

o Attend to protection concerns of persons of concern, provide GBV survivors with information and resources to access services and make appropriate referrals to other service providers as and when required.

o Determine the need for therapeutic psychosocial or psychiatric support for further referral to specialized service providers.

o Working with ‘at risk’ young people, their families, community, to strengthen community based interventions.

Project development, implementation and reporting

o Contribute to the daily quality implementation, monitoring and evaluation of SGBV- related projects and interventions in the area of jurisdiction (Kyaka II refugee settlement).

o In collaboration with the protection team, she/he will proactively contribute to quality and timely writing of weekly, monthly.

o Make sure that all the GBV interventions adhere to protection standards and principles as well as DRC guidelines and accountability standards.

o The intern should Uphold DRC’s code of conduct and Principles of accountability

Support management team to:

o Follow up all DRC / DDG Procedures for Security, Finance, Logistics, HR and Administration.

o Uphold DRC’s international code of conduct

o Any other tasks as may be assigned from time to time.

Logistics /Finance

o Support the Protection coordinator to monitor Financial commitments and expenditures against budgets and provide timely feedback on budget follow ups.

o Plan and coordinate proactively logistics and movements of staff from and to different zones

Personal Specifications


  • A University degree in Social Sciences, Arts and Development studies from recognized Institution.

  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in a related field.

  • Experience of managing and supervising staff.

  • Experience of working with UN or Non‐Governmental organizations.

  • Good communication skills and ability to conduct training and awareness.

How to apply:

Applications should be in English and include the following:

  1. A cover letter (1 page) in which you explain why you are interested in the position and how you meet the qualities and qualifications criteria and salary expectations.

  2. Concise and accurate CV (maximum 3 pages). The CV should include information about your qualification, relevant training courses, Work experience, name and contact details of 3 relevant references.

Please send your Cover letter, CV and Academic certificates by email to by 29th May 2018 5:00pm clearly indicating position name in the subject line. We thank applicants for their interest in the position however; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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