Uganda: SGBV Assistant Based in Nakivale – Isingiro Uganda

Organization: Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 19 Jan 2018

About HIJRA:

Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA) is a humanitarian organization that aims to positively contribute towards improving the living standards and conditions of those adversely affected by disasters and conflict in the greater Horn of Africa by implementing WASH, Health, Education, Livelihoods, Community service & development and Protection programs in the region for a period of more than 20 years.

In 2018, HIJRA with the support of UNHCR will implement protection for refugees in Nakivale settlement, Isingiro district and is seeking for a qualified person, willing to offer Humanitarian services in the position of SGBV Assistant.

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.

Reporting Relationships:

The post holder will be responsible to the SGBV Officer.


  1. Implement activities for the prevention of and response to Sexual and Gender based violence in Nakivale R/S
  2. Ensuring that SGBV incidents are immediately identified and addressed ensuring completeness in case management.
  3. 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
  4. Conduct regular community awareness sessions/campaigns on SGBV prevention and response
  5. Prepare periodic work plans and analytical weekly, monthly and quarterly SGBV reports on activities and indicators
  6. Promote community participation, working with various individuals, groups and other stakeholders to strengthen SGBV prevention and response.
  7. Undertake other duties as required

Competencies, Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • A degree in Social Work and Social Administration, social sciences, development studies, human rights or any other related field.
  • 2 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
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to act ethically
  • Good time management skills
  • Knowledge of French/ Swahili/ Kinyabwisha/ Kirundi/ Kinyarwanda is an added advantage

How to apply:

Application Process:
Qualified Candidates are requested to submit an Application letter and Curriculum Vitae including telephone and emails contacts of three referees including your current/most recent employer.

Applications, addressed to the:

Country Program Manager

Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief AID (HIJRA)

P.O. Box 37703, Kampala, Uganda

Should be sent by email to: The subject line should read SGBV Assistant.

Applications must be submitted not later than close of business on 19th January 2018. Only successful applicants will be contacted. For more information regarding the organization please visit our website HIJRA is an equal opportunity employer.

Please note that these vacancies are subject to UNHCR approval and funding.