UNHCR Assistant GBV Officer Jobs 2023 – Uganda NGO Jobs

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UNHCR Assistant GBV Officer Jobs 2023 – Uganda NGO Jobs. UNHCR Uganda looking for “Assistant GBV Officer“. Applicants with a degree in Undergraduate degree may apply on or before April 26, 2023.

The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was created in 1950, during the aftermath of the Second World War, to help millions of Europeans who had fled or lost their homes. We had three years to complete our work and then disband.

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The UNHCR has published a job vacancy announcement on April 15, 2023 for qualified Uganda’s to fill in the vacant post of Assistant GBV Officer to be based in Adjumani, Uganda.

UNHCR Job Vacancy 2023


  • – Function as the GBV focal point for the area of responsibility and coordinate implementation of GBV programmes for the operation.
  • – Liaise with relevant local authorities and other UN agencies to shape and enhance the related working groups as well as technical meetings.
  • – Provide technical support and guidance to operational and implementing partners to ensure good quality implementation of projects in line with the operations GBV Strategy and global GBV minimum standards.
  • – Ensure monthly reporting, including GBVIMS and proGres v4 statistics with trends which informs policy, projects development.
  • – Stay abreast of political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on the protection environment.
  • – Promote mainstreaming of Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) across all sectors and activities such as health, safety and security, psychosocial and legal shelter, WASH, and Energy and coordinate with Programme and Protection sections to ensure that GBV risk mitigation is incorporated in activities of partners in all sectors.
  • – Provide technical guidance on integration of the survivor-centred approach into PSEA complaints mechanisms and enhance access of SEA survivors to existing GBV services.
  • – Support the integration of GBV risk mitigation into the role of UNHCR staff across all sectors
  • – Support the initial needs/gaps and capacity assessments on GBV in close coordination with any on-going joint/common assessments being conducted in the early stages of an emergency response while ensuring compliance with ethical standards for data collection related to GBV.
  • – Provide support to include GBV prevention and response programming in humanitarian action plans while providing guidance to other sectors for the inclusion of GBV risk mitigation into their plans.
  • – Contribute to the planning and monitoring for multi-sectoral GBV programming using the Results Framework and Focus in close collaboration with Programme and different sectors.
  • – Contribute to strengthening of GBV coordination mechanisms throughout the operation.
  • – Contribute to establishment and/or strengthening of new strategic and innovative partnerships for GBV both with community-based, women-led, local, national, and international organizations.
  • – Provide support in mapping existing services to address GBV in the various affected areas, including identifying community capacities and structures for potential partnership.
  • – Advocate with senior management in UNHCR and other partners, to ensure prioritization of GBV prevention and response as a life-saving response.
  • – Monitor GBV programs implemented by UNHCR and partners (both implementing and operational) and adjust programming as required.
  • – Monitor the implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and global standards within all GBV programs, including GBV case management.
  • – Contribute to the identification of durable solutions for persons of concern through voluntary repatriation, local integration and where appropriate, resettlement.
  • – Implement capacity-building activities for all actors, persons of concern, service providers including relevant Government institutions and NGOs to strengthen the prevention and response to GBV as well as risk mitigation thus contributing to enhance the overall protection situation.
  • – Perform other related duties as required.

Position in Organization:

  • Full time
  • Posted Today
  • job requisition id: JR2316723
  • Adjumani / Pakelle, Uganda


  • 1 year relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or no experience with Graduate degree; or no experience with Doctorate degree.

Field(s) of Education

  • International Development, Cultural Studies, Human Rights, International Social Work, Social Science, Political Science, Anthropology, Law, or other relevant field. (Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience


  • Minimum 1 year of previous work experience relevant to the function of GBV in an international context, preferably in the field and having experience in the field of GBV prevention, risk mitigation and response, broader protection or social work involving empowerment of women and girls, gender, child protection, mental health, counselling and working with survivors, humanitarian and development issues. Applied experience in survivor-centred approach, GBV guiding and case management principles related to GBV programs. Demonstrated knowledge in gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls and apply, promote and integrate gender analysis into humanitarian programming. Demonstrated knowledge of and implementation of multi-sectorial responses to GBV and support to other sectors to mainstream GBV prevention, risk mitigation and response. Demonstrated knowledge and application of GBV prevention theory and appropriate GBV prevention and behaviour change strategies at different stages of the humanitarian response. Knowledge and demonstrated use of UNHCR and Interagency GBV tools and Guidance.


  • Demonstrated understanding of critical issues around GBV data and knowledge of safe and ethical data collection and analysis and conducting assessments. Demonstrated knowledge of engagement with GBV Interagency humanitarian architecture. Knowledge and experience of participatory approaches to engaging with and mobilizing communities Good understanding of displacement and protection issues including, child protection, education and the application of the Age, Gender and Diversity Policy.

Functional Skills

  • IT-Computer Literacy
  • PR-Gender Based Violence (GBV) Coordination
  • PR-Gender Based Violence (GBV) Capacity development and training
  • PR-Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD)
  • TR-Training – Virtual and face to face
  • PR-Gender Based Violence (GBV) prevention programming
  • PR-Gender Based Violence (GBV) risk mitigation
  • PR-Gender Based Violence (GBV) response programming
  • (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Language Requirements

  • For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
  • For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
  • For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

How to Apply UNHCR Assistant GBV Officer Jobs 2023

Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.

Then to apply, go to https://unhcr.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External/job/Asst-Child-Protection-Officer_JR2317072?locationCountry=db69e6f2446c11de98360015c5e6daf6

The Closing Date: April 26, 2023.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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