Office of the Prime Minister Gender Based Violence &violence Against Children Officer Jobs in Uganda

Office of the Prime Minister Gender Based Violence &violence Against Children Officer Jobs in Uganda


  • The overall objective of the assignment is to provide technical support to strengthen the GBV and VAC prevention, identification, referral and response components for project populations at risk of GBV/VAC, survivors, communities the projects traverse.

  • Meaningful engagements with women, men and children, including adolescent girls and boys to raise awareness on Gender-Based Violence and Violence Against Children, creation of a worker led prevention program, reducing tolerance to GBV/ VAC, strengthening the prevention and response capacity of DRDIP-Districts on child protection, gender violations as well as strengthening the capacity of the systems and services to respond to GBV/VAC amongst all genders, boys and girls in the project area.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Program Development

  • Support DRDIP PIST in the development of GBV/HE & VAC Action Plan for women and child protection;

  • Work closely with the Safeguards Specialist & MGLSD to develop data base and tools to support GBV and VAC programming in DRDIP;

  • Contribute to the maintenance of an up-to- date service mapping of the service providers operating in the area and ensure that staff and communities are informed about the available services;

  • Support the development and strengthening of an effective GBV &VAC referral system and coordination mechanisms;

  • Support the preparation of GBV& VAC advocacy materials;

  • Conduct continuous program assessments on prevention and response to GBV& VAC and provide constructive feedback to inform quality interventions;

  • Participate in monthly, quarterly and annual reports.

    Coordination, Representation and Advocacy

  • Lead the creation and reach out to external stakeholders to improve referral pathway and services mapping for survivors of GBV &VAC;

  • She/he will attend and represent the project on different GBV&VAC coordination forums and profile DRDIP work;

  • Act as inter-agency focal point of GBV&VAC case management hubs, receive and respond to case management referrals;

  • Maintain a strong working relationship with Ministry of Health, Ministry of Gender Labor and Social Development and other partners to support the provision of quality care to all survivors;

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders, including community members and leaders, NGOs, UN agencies, and other DRDIP Safeguards team members to enhance multi-agency and mu lti-sectoral cooperation and coordination.

    Capacity Development

  • Coach, train, supervise and mentor other project staff at PIST and District with the aim of strengthening their GBV & VAC technical capacity and to guarantee quality programming;

  • Ensure the project
    team is adhering to GBV &VAC programming guidelines and support in building capacity;

  • Develop standard tools to guide Violence against women and girls as well as Violence Against Children prevention and response activities.

    Qualification and Specification

  • An Honors Bachelor’s Degree in either Social Work and Social Administration or Social Sciences with a bias in Sociology, Gender studies or GBV and child protection and a post graduate Diploma in Development studies or Public Administration and Management, from a recognized Institution.

  • A Master’s Degree in Development studies or Public Administration and Management from a recognized Institution will be an added advantage.

  • At least 8 years” hands-on experience in gender- based programming is a must.

  • Experience in addressing GBV and legal and cultural issues in Uganda is mandatory.

  • Previous experience in GBV & VAC interventions in infrastructural, Livelihoods and LIPWs projects is an added advantage.

  • Previous experience in management of GBV & VAC issues at district levels including management of GBV data base and reporting under MGLSD and developing IEC materials to mitigate risks of GBV & VAC.

  • Experience working with Government and other players such as UNDP, UN-Women, UNFPA and UNICEF in Gender/ based violence and VAC Programming Ability and willingness to work in rural settings is required.

    How to Apply

  • The application forms should be scanned and sent by email on hrm@opm.go.ug.

  • The application must be accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and academic transcripts, three competent referees, one of whom MUST be from your current employer or previous employer (for those temporarily unemployed) plus a passport photo, contact details (mobile number and e­mail), photocopy of the National ID should be addressed

    The Permanent Secretary
    Office of the Prime Minister New Government Block
    Plot 9-11 Apollo Kaggwa Road
    P.O. Box 341, Kampala

    Note

  • Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

  • Any form of canvassing shall automatically lead to the disqualification of a candidate.

  • Closing date for receipt of applications: Friday,8th October 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

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