2 Fresher Gender and Protection Assistant NGO Job Opportunities – World Vision International  

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Organisation: World
Vision International
Reports to:  Project
Officer
World Vision Uganda
is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization
dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome
poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World
Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people
whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is
conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks,
including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child,
Life in all its fullness.  Our prayer for every Heart, the will to
make it so.”
Job Summary:  The Gender and Protection Assistant has a dual
role of implementing the UNDP Protection and Gender programme interventions, as
well as ensuring protection and gender mainstreaming across the programme.
Provide technical
support in relation to relevant child protection and gender standards;
mainstream child protection and gender in all project implementation, and
ensure adherence to child protection minimum standards in humanitarian action
(SPHERE Standards) and principles as well as the Prevention of Sexual
Exploitation and Abuse/Code of Conduct.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Train
staff, stakeholders, partners and community structures members on Gender and
Protection, humanitarian protection, protection from sexual exploitation and
abuse (PSEA) and sexual and gender based violence (SGBV).
·       
Conduct
community dialogue and meetings with community, community structures and stake
holders on SGBV and PSEA
·       
Partners
engagement, networking and coordination with respect to gender and protection
·       
Conduct
onsite case management on issues related to CFW assistance, protection and
gender
·       
Map out
key actors in PSEA and SGBV in all the settlements for referrals and linkages.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
ideal applicant for the World Vision Gender and Protection Assistant job must
hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Community Psychology or Mental Health related
courses
·       
Two
years of experience working in child protection and gender development
programming, preferably in fragile contexts.
·       
In
addition to education requirements, the individuals need to possess the
following skills to succeed in this field:
·       
Interpersonal
skills: Because this career is about studying and helping individuals, you will
need to have strong interpersonal skills, meaning that you will need to relate
well to people.
·       
Communication
skills: Professionals whose work involves talking and listening to clients must
have excellent verbal communication and active listening skills.
·       
Patience:
Treatment takes a lot of time. Therefore, you will need a lot of patience to
see treatment through to its conclusion.
·       
Trustworthiness:
A psychologist must be trustworthy, as they are expected to keep patient
information confidential.
·       
Empathy:
You must have the ability to understand and identify with another person’s
experiences to help them understand the cause of their feelings.
·       
Critical
thinking skills: A psychologist must have strong critical thinking skills to
determine an accurate diagnosis and develop a proper treatment plan
·       
Certificate
courses in IASC Guidelines and key training packages preferred especially
Caring for Child Survivors of Sexual Violence, psychological First Aid in
Emergencies, CPiE Minimum Standards, and GBV IMS, International Humanitarian
& Human Rights Law Foundations.
·       
Fluency
in English both spoken and written and knowledge of one of the local languages
(Madi, Arabic, Luo and Kiswahili) spoken in the area is an added advantage
All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to submit your application and complete
Curriculum Vitae. Apply online by visiting World Vision International’s
e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.
Deadline: 29th March 2020

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