GBV Response Project Officer

Location Semera office with frequent field trip, Afar, Ethiopia
Date Posted August 22, 2020
Category Health Care / Medical
Social Sciences
Job Type Full-time
Base Salary 13519
Currency ETB


Médecins du Monde (MDM) is a French Non-Governmental Organization involved in humanitarian medical aid, operating in Ethiopia since 1988.

In June 2017, MdM had conducted an exploratory mission in corridor AA- Djibouti, focused on the Afar part (zone 1) on Sex Work/GBV/SGBV for 3 years project under title:  “Reducing GBV against Sex Workers on AA to Djibouti Corridor focused in Afar region Zone 1. Since January 2019, the project is under implementation with the objective of engage FSWs by improving access to integrated health services, psychosocial and legal support, and basic rights. Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia and Nikat association are 2 NGO partnering with MdM in the implementation of the project.

Nikat Charitable Association is community-based NGO, first established in 2006 by FSW, registered since 2010, and based in Addis Ababa. It is composed of 200 women who are former and current FSW as members. The association is engaged in different health and income generating projects on  advocating for universal access to health services, mainly HIV and sexual/reproductive health services, peer education and outreach service, advocacy for FSWs' rights, social marketing activities, information education and communication for behavioral change and fight against stigma and discriminations, fighting against GBV among FSWs, provide friendly services in DICs (during the day) primarily targeting Female sex workers (FSWs) working in hotels & bars, street FSW, waitresses and low income women. MdM – Nikat partnership is vital to engage FSW in different phases of the project for the successful implementation of planned activities.

Hierarchical & Functional links

Under the supervision and guidance of the Project coordinator, GBV Response Project Officer will provide both management and technical support to the project team to ensure that GBV response activities are executed effectively. GBV Response Project Officer will be responsible to lead the outreach activities and support GBV response activities of project team.

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Work closely with the project coordinator and project team to understand project goals and to meet expectations.
  • Analyses to better understand protection risks for GBV survivors.
  • Mapping points of service for survivors of GBV and vulnerable individuals, and to identify existing support structures.
  • Advise PSS, Legal and outreach team on integrating GBV prevention to other sectorial activities.
  • Oversee, supervise and strengthen the referral systems, PSS activities and legal support.
  • Work with teams and communities to develop appropriate prevention and awareness-raising/behavior change strategies
  • Train project and Local GO and NGO partner staffs on GBV prevention and response such as gender basic concepts and Guiding Principles, guiding principles of addressing GBV, GBV case management, referral pathway development, compassionate care, facilitation skills, mobilization etc.
  • Contribute to information-sharing and data management systems.
  • Ensure appropriate reporting of through monthly activity reports and quarterly project reports of Nikat, on time and with accurate data.
  • Ensure quality outreach service delivery focusing on at the project site.
  • Planning and ensure implementation of Peer education sessions with outreach worker.
  • Supervise and mentor the peer educators and outreach worker.
  • Strengthen referral pathway among services provided in the project site.
  • Strengthen identification and referral of GBV survivors by PE and outreach worker.
  • Strengthen accompaniment of GBV survivors by Pes and outreach workers.
  • Supervise and support the outreach worker on planning, implementing and monitoring peer education sessions.
  • Maintain flexibility to take on added responsibility as and when needed.

Contract duration: Short term

Job Requirements

Expected profile

  • Master’s degree or Bsc degree and equivalent experience in Social Sciences, Gender Studies, Social Work, Public Health or other relevant field of study.
  • Minimum 3 years for master’s or 4 years for BSC degree holders of experience of developing and supporting the implementation of gender programming, including at least 1 years of international, humanitarian experience
  • Previous work experience with key pop and specially with FSW’s
  • Understand the harm reduction approach that MdM promotes
  • Proven knowledge and experience in developing and supporting community mobilization projects.
  • Regional experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with standards and guidelines for GBV programming and coordination.
  • Familiarity with international humanitarian operations, coordination structures, and the mandates of donors, UN agencies, and other NGOs
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills including negotiation and conflict resolution
  • Strong organizational and team working skills
  • Good cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Excellent command of English, both written and spoken, working knowledge of local language is an asset
  • Ability to work under pressure and with limited supervision.


Applying Instructions

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria are invited to send their application letter including updated curriculum vitae with day-time telephone number and contact details of three work-related referees through email. If possible, please send all the above in one document – MS Word or PDF by writing the job title on the subject line.

NB: only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

Women is strongly encouraged to apply

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