Associate Protection Officer

United Nations Volunteers, Rwanda

Skill Required:, Policy/ Advocacy and CampaignProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
16th March, 2021

Job Description

Description of task

Under the direct supervision of Protection Officer the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Assist the operation in developing/ strengthening and implementing a country/ location specific Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) strategy is in line with UNHCR guidelines and updated global SGBV strategy. The SGBV strategy should be part of the operation’s Protection & Solutions Strategy;
  • Establish and/or strengthen strategic and innovative partnerships for SGBV with community-based, local, national, and international organizations;
  • Promote mainstreaming of Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) across all sectors and activities such as health, safety and security, psychosocial and legal shelter, WASH, and Energy and coordinate with Programme and Protection sections to ensure that SGBV programming is incorporated in partner agreements in all sectors;
  • Support the operation in conducting assessments and safety audits on SGBV in coordination with other units and other agencies;
  • Conduct mapping and maintain a “who, what where” matrix of existing services to address SGBV, including community capacities and structures;
  • Strengthen and lead SGBV coordination mechanisms in refugee contexts or, in the context of IDPs, support the Sub-cluster SGBV coordination structure;
  • Support the development and strengthening of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) with comprehensive referral mechanism for response services through a consultative process with NGOs and community groups;
  • Support SGBV data management (collection, storage, analysis and sharing) in line with safety and ethical standards. Build capacity for the implementation of the Gender-Based Violence Information Management System (GBVIMS);
  • Support the planning and monitoring for multi-sectoral SGBV programming using UNHCR’s Results Framework, FOCUS;
  • Conduct training on basic elements of SGBV prevention and response, the design of SGBV programmes and coordination mechanisms;
  • Prepare regular consolidated reports on the progress, challenges, gaps and recommendations on SGBV prevention and response;
  • Consult with Senior Protection Officer and with the Regional Advisor (SGBV) of with DIP on policy developments and strategic direction.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:

  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
  • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
  • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.


Required degree level: Bachelor degree or equivalent

Education - Additional Comments:

  • University Degree in Law, Social Sciences, Social Work, Community Development or related fields

Required experience: 24 Months

Experience remark:

  • A minimum 2 years of relevant professional work experience on gender equality and/or gender based violence programing.
  • Knowledge and experience in the field of gender and programme management with excellent drafting/reporting skills are essential.
  • Working experience with refugees, internally displaced populations and other people of concern in a protection capacity is an asset.
  • Previous work experience in a camp setting will be of added value.

Language skills:

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge


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