Job Title Protection Associate (Sexual and Gender-Based Violence)
Type Internal/External
Type Of Contract Fixed Term

Vacancy Notice Internal/ External Vacancy Notice Number 015/2019
Position Number 10026810
Number Of Vacancies 1
Location Arua
Position Grade GS-6
Closing Date 2019-07-23
Organizational Context

The Protection Associate (SGBV) (Sexual and Gender-Based Violence) normally reports to Associate Protection Officer (SGBV) or the Protection Officer.  He/she monitors protection standards, operational procedures and practices in protection delivery in line with international standards and provides functional protection support to information management and programme staff. 

The Protection Associate (SGBV) is expected to coordinate quality, timely and effective protection responses to the needs of populations of concern (children, women, survivors of SGBV, including men and boys) and identify opportunities to mainstream SGBV protection methodologies and integrate protection safeguards in operational responses in all sectors.  He/she contributes to designing a comprehensive protection strategy and liaises externally with authorities and partners on protection doctrine and policy as guided by the supervisor.

The Protection Associate (SGBV) also ensures that persons of concern under area of responsibility are involved with the Office in making decisions that affect them, whether in accessing their rights or in identifying appropriate solutions to their problems. To achieve this, the incumbent will need to build and maintain effective interfaces with communities of concern, local authorities and protection and assistance partners.
Functional Statement

Accountability(key results that will be achieved)

  • The protection of populations of concern is met through the application of International and National Law, relevant UN/UNHCR protection standards and IASC principles.
  • SGBV activities are guided by the UNHCR country protection strategy.
  • The participation of persons of concern is facilitated through continuous assessment and evaluation using participatory, rights and community based approaches.
  • SGBV incidents are immediately identified and reported.

Responsibility (process and functions undertaken to achieve results)

  • Stay abreast of political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on the protection environment.
  • Consistently apply International and National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes of conduct.
  • Provide advice on SGBV issues to persons of concern; liaise with competent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other relevant documentation.
  • Monitor Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all SGBV activities.
  • Manage individual SGBV and child protection cases.
  • Assist in identifying durable solutions for the largest possible number of persons of concern through voluntary repatriation, local integration and where appropriate, resettlement.
  • Contribute to effective information management through the provision of disaggregated data on populations of concern and their problems.
  • Participate in initiatives to capacitate authorities, relevant institutions and NGOs to strengthen national protection related legislation and procedures.

Authority (decisions made in executing responsibilities and to achieve results)

  • Prioritize persons of concern for interview, counselling and propose protection support for individual cases.
  • Enforce compliance of local implementing partners with global protection policies and standards of professional integrity in the delivery of protection services.
  • Enforce compliance with, and integrity of, all protection standard operating procedures for SGBV. 
Required Competencies


  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Stakeholder Management
Essential Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience
  • Completion of secondary school. Additional certificate/training in International Law, Political Science or related field is required.
  • 6 years relevant experience in SGBV, child protection is required
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language
Desirable qualifications & competencies
  • Good computer skills.
  • Completed Protection Learning Programme.