Uganda: SGBV OFFICER 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 Officer.

Job Summary:

The SGBV Officer will lead a small team in planning, implementation and coordination of activities for the prevention of and non- discriminatory response to sexual and gender- based violence in Nakivale R/S. He/she will build relations to reduce all forms of violence against women and promote services for SGBV survivors.

Reporting Relationships:

The post holder will be responsible to the Protection Manager.


  1. Plan and coordinate implementation of SGBV prevention and response activities.
  2. Ensure community engagement in SGBV prevention and response at individual and group level.
  3. Strengthen the SGBV referral pathway in the settlement.
  4. Provide technical support on SGBV regarding identification and tracking of incidents, monitoring of referrals and case management to the team and partners.
  5. Capacity building for staff, community leaders and other stakeholders to prevent and appropriately respond to SGBV through training, mainstreaming and related activities.
  6. Ensure that the GBVIMS is regularly updated, strengthen data collection mechanisms and prepare timely analytical reports on activities and indicators.
  7. Ensure compliance to SGBV SOP by staff and partners
  8. Represent the organisation in various field level meetings relevant to the sector
  9. Undertake other duties as required.

Competencies, Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • A degree in Social Work and Social Administration, social sciences, development studies, Women and gender studies or any other related field.
  • 4 years of work experience in the same field of development and humanitarian work and NGOs.
  • Extensive knowledge on SASA approach to SGBV prevention and response
  • Experience with GBVIMS is an asset
  • Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Strong computer skills i.e. Microsoft office, PowerPoint and E-mail.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

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 Officer

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.

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