UN High Commissioner for Refugees SGBV Officer, P3, Maiduguri Jobs in Nigeria
UN High Commissioner for Refugees SGBV Officer, P3, Maiduguri Jobs in Nigeria
The SGBV Officer is a member of the Protection Team in a Regional Bureau or a Country Office and normally reports to the Senior SGBV Officer or the Senior Community-Based Protection Officer or the Senior Protection Officer or the Head of Sub-Office or the Assistant Representative for protection. In smaller offices, the post may report directly to the Representative.
The SGBV Officer supports the implementation the operations¿ efforts to fulfil UNHCR¿s mandate and associated obligations on SGBV prevention, risk mitigation and response based on policy and guidance.
S/he collaborates closely with the UNHCR management and the Protection team in the country and strengthens working relations with other agencies involved in SGBV prevention, risk mitigation and response.
The incumbent will maintain a close working relationship with the Bureau and the Division of International Protection for system-wide coherence.Support and facilitate the effective and timely development, implementation and monitoring of a clear and coherent multi-year and multi-sectoral SGBV strategy as part of the operation¿s broader Protection and Solutions Strategy, coordinate timely reporting on progress including the documentation of promising practices.
Implementation of UNHCR¿s Global Policies and Standards
Participate in the promotion of compliance with UNHCR¿s SGBV policy, priorities and commitments (aligned with polices on age, gender, diversity (AGD) and accountability to affected populations (AAP), Child protection, gender equality, disability and youth empowerment.
For functions at regional level, support the harmonization of SGBV strategies in the region and alignment with global policies and commitments, support exchange of expertise and practices in the region and provide a regional level analysis of trends as well as aggregated reporting on SGBV.
Assist UNHCR management at country level to comply with Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse measures by providing technical advice, capacity building and supporting prevention and response programming for persons of concern.
Planning / Programming
Support the development and implementation of programming for specialized SGBV prevention and response based on needs, risks and capacity assessments at the onset of an emergency and throughout all phases of displacement.
Participate in conducting, consolidating and reporting on SGBV assessments including gender equality components at least once per year, linked to annual planning processes and participatory assessments and sharing strategic trends analyses.
Contribute to planning processes and advocate for adequate resource (re)allocation and mobilization.
Support cross-cutting programs and technical sectors to mainstream gender and to program for mitigation of SGBV risks in their specific technical areas, and report on progress.
Capacity Development, Technical Support and Coordination
Provide technical guidance and support field colleagues to operationalise and comply with UNHCR¿s corporate SGBV policy, priorities and commitments (aligned with policies on AGD and AAP, Child protection, disability, youth empowerment and gender equality).
Support operational capacity development efforts and provide technical support on gender and SGBV mainstreaming
Under the guidance of the Senior Protection Officer, support and facilitate the establishment of and ensure the functioning of SGBV coordination mechanisms with all relevant stakeholders.
Facilitate and strengthen the development and implementation of SGBV Standard Operating Procedures for all sites that enable all survivors to access, at a minimum, appropriate health, psychosocial, security and safety, and legal support.
Support and build capacity and systems for individual SGBV case management for survivors and persons at-risk of SGBV.
Ensure safe and ethical SGBV data collection and reporting is functioning and regular reporting is done on SGBV, including through PRIMES and protection monitoring processes. Promote the use of the SGBV module of PRIMES or another SGBV information management system that provides for safe and ethical data collection and analysis. Where applicable, support reporting under the Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Arrangements on conflict-related sexual violence (MARA).
Strengthen UNHCR¿s collaboration with host governments to develop national services in order to expand safe access for Persons of concern to services that prevent, mitigate, and respond to SGBV.
Support the capacity development of staff, partners and other stakeholders to address SGBV and to promote gender equality and the empowerment of displaced women and girls.
Strengthen partnerships including with UN agencies, governments, civil society and with displaced and host communities, to prevent, mitigate, and respond to SGBV, to promote gender equality and to ensure age and gender-informed protection and solution programs.
Support that community-based approaches are applied in SGBV programming and communities considered as key stakeholders.
Perform other related duties as required.
Years of Experience / Degree Level
For P3/NOC - 6 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 5 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 4 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree
3 years of previous work experience relevant to the function of SGBV in an international context, of which two years in the field and having experience in the field of SGBV 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, SGBV guiding and Case management principles related to SGBV programs. Demonstrated knowledge in gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls and apply, promote and integrate gender analysis into humanitarian programming.
Demonstrated knowledge of and implementation of multi-sectorial responses to SGBV and support to other sectors to mainstream SGBV prevention, risk mitigation and response. Demonstrated knowledge and application of SGBV prevention theory and appropriate SGBV prevention and behaviour change strategies at different stages of the humanitarian response. Demonstrated knowledge and implementation of prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse responsibilities within the humanitarian response.
Knowledge and demonstrated use of UNHCR and Interagency SGBV tools and Guidance.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 9th October, 2019
For more information and job application details, see; UN High Commissioner for Refugees SGBV Officer, P3, Maiduguri Jobs in Nigeria
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