Project Officer for Gender Based Violence (GBV)

at SOS Children's Villages Ethiopia
Location Harari, Ethiopia
Date Posted August 21, 2020
Category Business Development
Facility Management
Social Sciences
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Who We Are

SOS Children’s Villages Ethiopia is an International Non-governmental organization and a member of SOS Children’s Villages International Federation. We started our humanitarian work in Ethiopia with the opening of our first Village in Mekelle, Northern part of Ethiopia in 1974. Since then, we have expanded our programs  to different regions where there are significant needs for intervention and where we believe we can work in partnership with all relevant  actors to bring  sustainable  positive outcomes for children’s and young people.

Today, we have grown significantly to meet the persistent challenges that confront Ethiopian children who have lost parental care and those that are at risk of losing their parental care. Working in close collaboration with international donors, local government and community based organizations across seven program locations; we aspire that every child grows up with love, respect and security.

Why we need you?

We are looking for a Project Officer for GBV who will be responsible for coordinating the GBV interventions for the effective implementation of “Joining Forces for Africa (JOFA) - protecting children during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond” project to be implemented at Chineksen and Babile woredas of East Harerghe zone.

What we provide...

An amazing work environment that promotes personal growth through providing professional space to grow and advance your career!

Your role....
As a Project Officer, GBV  you will be in charge of the following:
  • Conducting GBV assessments as required, maximizing available sources of information and opportunities for coordination, and ensuring compliance with safety and ethical recommendations
  • Identifying protection concerns for women and girls, risks of GBV, points of service and support for survivors, and appropriate priorities and approaches for programming.
  • Planning for appropriate emergency interventions as well as opportunities for expanded service in accordance with the project deliverables, including identification of local partners, support structures to reinforce, and appropriate points of entry for GBV case management services
  • Preparing reports of assessment findings and recommendations concerning GBV
  • Leading interventions to increase women and girls’ protection
  • Leading the establishment and delivery of key services, as relevant. Services likely include psychosocial support for survivors of GBV, safe spaces, and support for medical response
  • Ensuring that all interventions comply with technical standards and safety and ethical guidelines
  • Ensuring appropriate community participation in the design and delivery of project activities
  • Identifying and build capacity of partners, staff, and volunteers as relevant. Implementation is likely to involve significant training and coaching.
  • Conducting regular project monitoring and compiling activity and donor reports as required
  • Coordinating with all relevant actors and actively participate in protection/ GBV sub-cluster/working groups, coordinated assessments, mapping of services, information sharing, etc.
  • Identifying and supporting local organizations committed to women’s rights and empowerment
  • Working with partners and community members to develop a referral mechanisms for available services
  • Coordinating with other sectors to ensure integration of GBV concerns into various interventions, in line with the Inter Agency Standing Committee (IASC) GBV Guideline
  • Regularly collecting and documenting case studies based on trained practitioners’ application of the GBV in Emergencies program model.
  • Producing final document capturing learning and drawing clear recommendations at the end of the project years.
  • Ensuring compliance with policies and protocols
  • Creating a safe and supportive working environment for all GBV staff and partners, including attention to team-building and self-care.

Job Requirements

Up for the challenge...

Must haves: 

  • BA/MA in Gender Based Violence in Emergency Situations, Social Work, Public Health, International Development or other relevant field of study preferred
  • Professional and technical experience matching the above-mentioned duties and responsibilities.
  • A minimum of 3 years direct international humanitarian field experience.
  • Ability to speak Oromifa and/or  Somali Language
  • Hands-on experience managing GBV preventions and response programs. Prior emergency response experience is strongly preferred.
  • Experience conducting GBV assessments
  • Experience in planning and implementing EU financed GBV projects
  • Experience facilitating GBV trainings such as GAM
  • Familiarity with standards and current guidance for GBV prevention, response, and coordination, including IASC Guidelines for Gender-based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Settings
  • Ability to work well with a team
  • Ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Understanding of a survivor-centred approach, including GBV   Guiding Principles
  • Commitment to gender equality; Promotes and integrates gender analysis and mainstreaming into humanitarian programming
  • Empathy and positive interpersonal skills, including cultural competence
  • Understands principles and practice of a case management approach and can apply to GBV programs
  • Critical analysis skills including context, trends, and vulnerabilities related to GBV
  • Knowledge of prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse responsibilities within the humanitarian response and supports implementation
  • Understanding of GBS standards and ethical considerations
  • Critical thinking and problem solving ability
  • Ability to conduct strategic planning for GBV prevention and response
  • Ability to influence other sectors to mainstream GBV prevention and response
  • Ability to deliver in stressful situation
  • Good judgement and decision-making skills 

The Pluses:

  • Prior INGO Experience

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