GBV Prevention Officer

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No. of posts: 1 (one)
Reporting Line: Protection Coordinator
Duty Station: Kampala – Head Office
Contract Duration: May 2022 to December 2022 (with possible extension)
Reference Number: GBVPO/KLA/2022

Job Summary:

GBV Prevention Officer will be responsible for strengthening community based systems to foster mitigation of GBV risks among Urban refugees. Prevention Officer will be responsible with providing day to day management GBV prevention activities and other related activities among Urban refugees. In collaboration with the Protection Coordinator, s/he will undertake all prevention related activities that may include among others; trainings and capacity building, awareness raising and outreach sessions, mentorship and life skills sessions with in and out of school adolescents and youths; Open forums with opinion leaders and community structures, focus group discussions, implementation of community based behavioral interventions i.e SASA and Male engagement approaches. Ensure reporting and documentation in line with the Organization and donor requirements.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with the GBV team to ensure timely and high quality implementation of the GBV prevention activities.
  • Provide technical support to build the capacity of key stakeholders in the GBV referral pathway.
  • Support community members’ efforts to prevent GBV and promote gender equality through awareness-raising and behaviour change communication on social norms
  • Actively participate in scheduled meetings such as GBV inter-agency Coordination meetings.
  • Support and facilitate establishment of community-based protection structures that work as information conduits (e.g. information or complaints desks)
  • Liaises closely with the GBV prevention and response team to ensure timely and high quality implementation of project activities, sharing of knowledge and information, proper monitoring, and adjustments to project strategies based on learning as the project proceeds
  • Coordinate with the stakeholders through the Kampala level working group meeting in the GBV referral pathway to foster linkages and timely referrals.
  • Implement approaches that foster and strengthen male and boys engagement in GBV prevention and Response through accountable practices.
  • Supports the identification of target groups and communities in the supports their empowerment through technical support to trainings and other activities
  • Carry out awareness raising activities on GBV, Children rights and protection among children, parents and within the community using the SASA methodology
  • Monitor activities of community based child protection and GBV networks and provide capacity building / support to such networks.
  • Document and share quality weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports backed with photos while maintaining CAFOMI visibility and beneficiary protection principles.
  • Undertake any other duty assigned by the supervisor from time to time.

  Minimum Requirements (Must have)

  • A bachelors’ degree in Social Work, Law, counseling, development studies and other related courses. A post graduate in project planning/ monitoring is an added advantage.
  • Must have 3 years of working experience in protection and SGBV with strong knowledge on evidence based SASA methodology A Must have.
  • Experience working with displaced and vulnerable persons in complex situations.
  • Experience with UNHCR funded projects and reporting guidelines+ code of conduct.
  • Very well organized and able to work under pressure
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, Sociable and open minded and Reliable.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Team player and builder.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.

Application Process:

Interested candidates who meet the stipulated requirements should submit an application letter and an up to date CV including telephone and email contacts of three referees of your current/most recent employer only by E-mail to not later than 28th April 2022 by 5:00p.m. Women are especially encouraged to apply. Please DO NOT attach copies of your academic transcripts and certificates. These will be requested for at a later date.

Applications must be addressed to the:

The Human Resource Department,
Care and Assistance for Forced Migrants; Plot 1011, Ntinda-Bukoto Road (Nsimbiziwoome), Ntinda,
P.O. Box 7785, Kampala, Uganda.

NOTE: Only ONE position MUST be applied for and please indicate the position being applied for in the subject line of your email.

N.B. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. And please note that interviews will be done on a rolling basis given the urgency of the position.

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