CARE International GBV & Protection Advisor Jobs in Uganda

CARE International GBV & Protection Advisor Jobs in Uganda

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  • GBV & Protection Advisor- ECHO HIP

    Application Deadline

  • 17th January, 2020

  • CARE International in Uganda seeks to recruit a highly motivated and qualified professional to fill the position of GBV & Protection Advisor- ECHO HIP. All interested candidates, especially female staff, who meet the requirements for this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Job Summary

    Reporting to the Consortium Manager ECHO- HIP, the GBV & Protection Advisor will be
    responsible for;

  • The overall technical leadership in general protection, GBV, and Gender in
    Emergencies for an ECHO-funded consortium named Access Protection

    Empowerment Accountability and Leadership

  • (APEAL) for refugees and host
    communities in Western Uganda.

  • The consortium is led by CARE, comprising of several international and national NGOs, targeting Congolese refugees in Kyaka II,
    Kyangwali, and potentially Nakivale settlements.

  • S/he will lead a team of technical specialists on GBV prevention and response, general protection, child protection and will be responsible for quality assurance and learning for APEAL within these sectors.

  • S/he will also be responsible for the development of tools, and curricula, roll out of trainings, technical representation on relevant fora, and advocacy at settlement and
    national level. Additionally,

  • S/he will ensure harmonisation and coordination of all approaches within the
    consortium, and ensure technical synergies and referrals with other ECHO-funded
    consortia where relevant.

  • S/he will model CARE's core values and particularly CARE's commitment to Gender
    Equity and Diversity and ensure CARE’s Safeguarding policies are upheld by all
    consortium members and stakeholders engaging with the project.

  • S/he will model CARE's core values and particularly CARE's commitment to Gender
    Equity and Diversity and ensure CARE’s Safeguarding policies are upheld by all
    Consortium Members and stakeholders engaging with the Project

    NB Please refer to the JD attached for more


    Required Education and Training

    Required Qualifications

  • Post graduate qualification in a development field / Psychology, social sciences, anthropology, development studies or a related discipline, or undergraduate degree
    with a combination of multiple years of experience in the same field is required.

    Experience Required

  • At least 7 years of experience working in Protection & GBV programs in humanitarian
    contexts of which 3 years should be with displaced populations and preferably refugees;

  • Demonstrable experience in gender & protection mainstreaming and/or designing and
    implementing GBV specific programs in humanitarian settings;

  • Knowledge and understanding of the IASC Guidelines and Policies on Protection and
    GBV in humanitarian context. Knowledge of ECHO Protection strategy strongly

  • Proven experience with curriculum development related to GBV and protection

  • Experience with advocacy related to GBV and Protection is preferred;

  • Strong understanding of the political and legal issues related to asylum seekers and

  • Experience in donor reporting and development of position/ briefing papers; iv) Ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision required;

  • Cultural sensitivity and proven experience working in humanitarian context in the East
    and Central Africa region.

    Application Procedure

  • Interested internal candidates should submit their application letter and most updated CV including the names, day time telephone contact and email addresses of three work related referees through our recruitment email ( by 17th January, 2020.

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