Protection Officer (SGBV) UNHCR/Field Protection Service – Division of International Protection. Geneva, Switzerland


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Terms of Reference Protection Officer (SGBV) UNHCR/Field Protection Service – Division of International Protection (DIP) UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is offering a full time position - UNOPS International Individual Contract Agreement within the Field Protection Service in the Division of International Protection in our Geneva Headquarters in Switzerland. UNHCR is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people. Every year, millions of men, women and children are forced to flee their homes to escape conflict and persecution. We are in over 125 countries, using our expertise to protect and care for millions. Title: Protection Officer (SGBV) Duty Station: Geneva, Switzerland Duration: 15/01/2020 to 31/12/2020 Contract Type: UNOPS International Individual Contractor Agreement (IICA)1 – IICA-2 Closing date: 15 December 2019 Start date: 15 January 2020 1 Please refer to “Important Information” part of this advertisement on status of Individuals engaged by UNHCR through the UNOPS ICA modality with regard to Swiss law. 1 Organisational context To strengthen UNHCR’s efforts in Sexual and Gender-based Violence (SGBV) programming, UNHCR launched a multi-year initiative in late 2013 with funding from the US government called Safe from the Start. With this initiative, UNHCR aims to fill gaps in technical expertise in current emergencies, develop sound methodologies to measure impact, promote innovation in project design, and transform UNHCR’s internal capacity to prevent, mitigate and respond to SGBV. The Division of International Protection contains the SGBV unit that manages Safe from the Start (SftS) programs at headquarters and oversees SftS programmes in the field that aim to prevent, mitigate and respond to SGBV. The position The SGBV unit’s staff is based in Geneva and a team of roving SGBV emergency officers is based in Budapest; the Protection Officer (SGBV) will be based in Geneva. The supervisor for this position, the Senior Protection Project Officer (SGBV), is also based in Geneva. Duties and responsibilities The Protection Officer (SGBV), who will report to the Senior Protection Project Officer, will support the follow up and institutionalization of multi-sectoral SGBV projects, documenting promising practices as well as respective dissemination and will have the following responsibilities: • Follow up the phasing out and reporting of all Safe from the Start country-level multi- sectoral projects. Including conducting quarterly email follow up with each operation to review project status. Keep documented log of project updates, prepare and update short project fact sheets bi-annually. • • Support, where necessary, coordination with relevant units, including livelihoods, energy, and community-based protection units as well as Bureaus to discuss lessons learned and sustainability and approaches to institutionalization. Follow up with focal points implementation and budget of activities and organize the quarterly review. • • Support and follow up unit’s procurements and procurement plan. Support quarterly Safe from the Start reporting and contribute to other reporting requirements. • Support organizing bi-annual Safe from the Start retreats. 2 • • • • Develop annual Safe from the Start and update global SGBV flyer. Support development of visibility and documentation of promising and good practices. Support development of an information sharing platform. Support the selection, follow up and documentation of the implementation of Safe from the Start-supported mainstreaming projects. • • Use and promote examples from Safe from the Start projects and developed tools and guidance. Support the preparation of internal and external reports, presentations and visibility on Safe from the Start projects and SGBV. • • • Support or lead capacity development and training. Conduct field-based missions where applicable. Support the coordination of Sfts evaluation activities. Assist in the development of data collection tools and data collection, analysis and visualization. Develop a dissemination and knowledge exchange strategy (incl. webinars, briefings, fact sheets, issue briefs) and implement accordingly. • • • • • • Support SGBV Policy roll-out. Support SGBV coordination mapping. Support organizing SGBV briefings, events, webinars and campaigns. Support the development of a knowledge inventory. Support Safe from the Start activities where applicable. Progress will be determined by the following key deliverables • • • Quarterly progress updates on projects (including updating tracking sheet) Quarterly and annual Safe from the Start reporting Timely and accurate tracking of implementation, budget, procurement and expenditure of unit activities • • • • SftS and SGBV flyers and visibility Timely and accurate resource needs determination and tracking Organize briefings, events, campaigns and webinars Mission reports Essential minimum qualifications and professional experience required Education: • Advanced University degree in Law, International Law, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Statistics, Economics, or other Social science 3 2Experience: • At least 5 years of relevant work experience with international or other relevant agency / organization in relevant field, previous experience with UNHCR preferred and 3 years of previous international and field experience in the area of work is an asset • Project management experience COMPETENCIES: • • • • • • • • • • • Knowledge of development and humanitarian issues, especially refugee protection Prior experience with UNHCR and its protection mandate Knowledge of UNHCR operations in different contexts, policies and procedures Protection and SGBV programming experience Project management experience UNHCR programming and results-based management experience Experience in documentation and developing quality practical guidance Experience in conducting training (incl. webinars) Detail oriented with strong coordination and analytical skills Good familiarity with MS Office, including Excel as well as data management software Willingness to conduct short-term missions to remote, insecure locations and work in refugee settings • Ability to think creatively, and to explore, harness and translate innovative concepts into practice • • • Capable of multi-tasking while working on several projects at the same time Ability to work independently with limited supervision and deliver high-quality products Excellent interpersonal skills, strong work ethic, and a team player willing to assist where needed • Strong organizational skills, flexible work attitude, the ability to work independently and with multiple stakeholders in a fast-paced context Languages • • Fluency and excellent drafting skills in English are essential Working knowledge of other UN languages is highly desirable 2 1 As a general rule, work experience is credited for its real time value (100%, 75%, 50%, etc). This includes relevant and well documented self-employment and free-lance work. The count of years of work experience starts from the date on which the required minimum education level was attained. Work experience in the following categories counts at 50% of its real-time value: General Service category at level 5 and below, National United Nations Volunteer (NUNV), Internship. 4

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