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SGBV Associate, UNOPS/ Gadaref (Um Rakuba camp)

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is seeking for qualified candidate to fill the following post:

 Type of Contract: UNOPS Individual Contractor
 Section/Unit: Protection Unit
 Grade Level: LICA 6
 Duty Station: Gadaref (Um Rakuba camp)
 Duration: Till 31/12/2021
 Closing Date: 11 Sept 2021


The SGBV Associate supports the operations’ efforts to fulfil UNHCR’s mandate and associated obligations on SGBV prevention, risk mitigation and response based on policy and guidance.


The SGBV Associate works under direct supervision of the Protection Officer who defines overall work objectives and provides regular advice and guidance. S/he will focus on strengthening SGBV case management supervision as well as safe and ethical data collection and further analysis of SGBV trends. The incumbent will also ensure quality prevention and risk mitigation interventions in accordance with the UNHCR Policy on the Prevention of, Risk Mitigation and Response to Gender-Based Violence.


S/he collaborates closely with the UNHCR management and the Protection team in the country and strengthens working relations with other agencies involved in GBV prevention, risk mitigation and response, including but not limited to other UN agencies, international and local organizations and within the cluster coordination system. S/he promotes alignment with GBV minimum standards and respect of GBV Guiding Principles. 


S/he also ensures that persons of concern, in particular women and girls, are involved with the Office in making decisions that affect them, whether in accessing their rights or in identifying appropriate solutions to their problems using guidance from UNHCR Age, Gender and Diversity Policy. To achieve this, the incumbent will need to build and maintain effective interfaces with communities of concern, local authorities and protection and assistance partners to ensure meaningful consultation, participation and inclusion in all aspects of programmes affecting GBV survivors.

 Duties and responsibilities:

  • Assist the Protection Officer in the preparations and holdings of the coordination meetings of the GBV sub-working group (and/or Protection Working Group) or support follow-up required within GBV sub-clusters chaired by other organizations.
  • Support the development of coordination tools such as referral pathways that maintain principles of safety and confidentiality;
  • Contribute to safety audits and other relevant assessments that will strengthen risk mitigation and prevention measures.
  • Contribute to analysis of GBV trends and gaps, including by assisting with drafting briefing notes and analytical reports.
  • Contribute to support other sectors/units on GBV risk mitigation under overall guidance of the Protection Officer. Contribute to the design of GBV prevention, risk mitigation and response interventions.
  • Support in providing technical guidance to partners and government counterparts on GBV minimum standards under overall direction of the supervisor.
  • Contribute to GBV partners’ monitoring by undertaking regular field visits and drafting monitoring reports; Provide inputs to donor reports;
  • Provide GBV case management services for survivors at high risk and/or other complex cases (if relevant in operation) and follow-up with other units/partners as relevant;  
  • Ensure technical supervision of UNHCR staff providing GBV case management (including coaching and implementation of staff care strategies); 
  • Assiting in the planning, design and implementation of capacity building of stakeholders to ensure GBV is mainstreamed across all sectors.
  • Support GBV capacity building initiatives, including on GBV safe disclosure and referrals.
  • Ensure the wishes of survivors are prioritized as per the survivor-centred approach.
  • Enforce compliance with, and integrity of, all protection standard operating procedures for GBV as well as the GBV minimum standards and Guiding Principles.
  • Assisting in equipping and empowering UNHCR and partner personnel to prevent, identify and respond to sexual exploitation and abuse.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

a. Education 

  • Completion of the Secondary education; Training/certificate in Human Rights, Law, Social Anthropology, International Development, Social Work, Social Science, or other clearly related disciplines is required.

b. Work Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years previous relevant job experience with high school diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher.
  • Experience in the field of GBV prevention, 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;

c. Key Competencies

  • Demonstrated knowledge in gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls and apply, promote and integrate gender analysis into humanitarian programming;
  • Knowledge of GBV minimum standards, Guiding Principles and GBV case management standards

Desirable Competencies:


  • 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.


Core Competencies:



Organizational Awareness

Teamwork & Collaboration

Commitment to Continuous Learning

Client & Result Orientation


Managerial Competencies:

Managing Performance

Managing Resources

Empowering and Building Trust

Judgement and Decision Making



Cross-Functional Competencies:

Planning and Organizing

Analytical Thinking

Stakeholder Management


Only short listed candidates will be notified.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Candidate Assessments may include a written examination followed by a Competency Based Interview.


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