Uganda: Sexual/Gender Based Violence Case worker

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Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 28 Jan 2018

Job Description

Position Description

Title : A Sexual/Gender Based Violence (SGBV) Case worker.

Category : Program

Location : Kiryandongo

Date : 15th January 2018.

Position and Reporting Line:

The Sexual/Gender Based Violence (SGBV) Case worker reports to the SGBV Officer.


The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an international non-governmental organization, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world. In Uganda, the DRC programme provides comprehensive assistance and protection to refugees and other vulnerable populations, supports durable solutions to protracted displacement and works to reduce the effects of armed violence (for more information go to

General Objective The SGBV case worker has primary function as to provide case management services to SGBV survivors. She/he also supports the protection sector in quality implementation of the SGBV thematic area in synergy with the larger protection and community services components.

Specific tasks and responsibilities

The SGBV Assistant will perform the following tasks:

Roles and Responsibilities

  • She/he will conduct all steps of the case management process: Intake, assessment and engagement, case planning, supported referrals, developing practical skills, case review, building client capacity.
  • Liaise with other stake holders for the integration of the survivors back into community and enhance access to livelihood opportunities for SGBV survivors to support their healing and reintegration process.
  • Conduct routine visits to the protection/safe houses and asses the needs of the survivors under safe keeping and the general state of safe houses.
  • Ensure up-to-date filing and documentation of SGBV cases in line with UNHCR and DRC standard tools.
  • Input the SGBVIMS on a daily/weekly basis and produce monthly reports from the same to share with UNHCR.
  • Attend to protection concerns of persons of concern, provide SGBV survivors with information and resources to access services and make appropriate referrals to other service providers if required.
  • Provide basic psychosocial support services to survivors. Determine the need for therapeutic psychosocial or psychiatric support for further referral to specialized service providers.
  • Working with ‘at risk’ young people, their families, community, to strengthen community based interventions.
  • Ensure that all the GBV interventions adhere to protection standards and principles as well as DRC guidelines and accountability standards.
  • Contribute to the daily quality implementation, monitoring and evaluation of SGBV- related projects and interventions in the area of jurisdiction (Rhino camp refugee settlement).
  • In collaboration with the protection team, she/he will proactively contribute to quality and timely writing of weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Uphold DRC’s code of conduct and principles of accountability.

Reporting Arrangements

The SGBV Caseworker is responsible and reports to the SGBV Officer

Personal Specifications


  • A University degree in Psychology, guidance and counseling, social work and social administration, social sciences, development studies, or relevant fields.
  • At least 2 years’ experience working with SGBV survivors and especially in a humanitarian setting and/or advocacy programs is added advantage.
  • Professional training in gender mainstreaming is desirable.
  • Experience in protection interventions in line with Refugee operations with wide Knowledge in SASA methodology and case management processes.
  • Good understanding of SGBV referral pathways
  • Knowledge of Arabic and any other languages commonly spoken in the operation area is desirable.
  • Good communication skills and ability to conduct training and awareness campaigns
  • Good computer skills especially Microsoft packages.
  • Good organizational and management skills.


  • Knowledge of the local languages spoken in the operation area is an asset.
  • Familiarity with the context of operation and UNHCR funded projects desired.
  • Good command of English and ability to work with minimum supervision.

How to apply:

Applications should be in English and include the following:

  • A cover letter (1 page) in which you explain why you are interested in the position and how you meet the qualities and qualifications criteria and salary expectations.
  • Concise and accurate CV (maximum 3 pages). The CV should include information about your qualification, relevant training courses, Work experience, name and contact details of 3 relevant references.

  • Please send your Cover letter, CV and Academic certificates by email to by 28th January 2018 5:00pm clearly indicating position name in the subject line.

  • We thank applicants for their interest in the position however; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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