Job Description

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships The Senior SGBV Assistant supports the operations¿ efforts to fulfil UNHCR¿s mandate and associated obligations on SGBV prevention, risk mitigation and response based on policy and guidance.

The Senior SGBV Assistant works under direct supervision of a more senior SGBV/Protection colleague who defines overall work objectives and provides regular advice 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 Senior SGBV Assistant will focus on individual case management and provision of counselling to SGBV survivors, while strengthening safe and ethical Data Collection.

S/he promotes alignment with GBV minimum standards and respect of GBV Guiding Principles.

S/he also ensures that persons of concern, women and girls, are involved with the Office in making decisions that affect them, whether in accessing their rights or in identifying appropriate solutions to their problems. To achieve this, the incumbent will need to build and maintain effective interfaces with communities of concern, local authorities and protection and assistance partners.

All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.

Duties - Support activities in SGBV prevention and response with implementing and operational partners - Support the implementation of multi-sectorial response to SGBV (including health, Psychosocial Support, case management, legal, and security).

- Contribute to measures to prevent and respond to SGBV incidents.

- Contribute to safety audits and other relevant assessments.

- Support the implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for SGBV response as well as other protection/solutions activities.

- Support the provision of case management to SGBV survivors (if relevant in operation) in line with SGBV Guiding Principles; - Liaise with other protection units for relevant referrals (including to the durable solutions unit).

- Assist in drafting reports, routine correspondence, updating relevant databases and compiling statistics for the protection unit / section.

- Ensure the wishes of survivors are prioritized as per the survivor-centred approach. Enforce compliance with, and integrity of, all protection standard operating procedures for SGBV as well as the SGBV minimum standards and Guiding Principles.

- Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications Education & Professional Work Experience Years of Experience / Degree Level For G5 - 2 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 1 year relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher Field(s) of Education Not applicable.

Certificates and/or Licenses Human Rights, Social Anthropology Social work, Law,        International Development, Social Sciences, or other relevant field.

UNHCR SGBV eLearning level 1-3, HCR Protection Learning Prg, UNHCR Gender Equality eLearning (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential) Relevant Job Experience Essential 2 years of previous work experience relevant to the function of SGBV in a local context 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. Knowledge of SGBV minimum standards, Guiding Principles and SGBV case management standards.

Desirable Knowledge and experience of participatory approaches to engaging with and mobilizing communities. Good understanding of displacement and protection issues including, child protection, education and the application of the Age, Gender and Diversity Policy.

Functional Skills IT-Computer Literacy PR-Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) Prevention, risk mitigation and response programming PR-Refugee Women issues PR-Interviewing and counselling refugees/Asylum Seekers and in individual case management PR-Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential) Language Requirements For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.

For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.

For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

All UNHCR workforce members must individually and collectively, including in particular when supervising others, contribute towards a working environment where each person feels safe, and empowered to perform their duties by demonstrating no tolerance for sexism, gender inequality, discrimination, abuse of power, harassment including sexual harassment, and sexual exploitation and abuse. As individual workforce members and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing inappropriate conduct, support ongoing dialogue on these matters and take these issues seriously by speaking up and seeking guidance and support from relevant UNHCR resources, as well as, when required/appropriate, report, for corrective action to be taken, whilst considering a victim-centered-approach.

This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.

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