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  • GBV Assistant at CARE

  • Posted on: 14 June, 2019 Deadline: Not Specified
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    GBV Assistant


    Locations: Ngala, Borno State

    Position Type: Regular/Full term

    Report to Project Officer

    Job Summary

    The GBV Response Assistant must work to ensure understanding and adherence to a survivor-centered approach, actively work to reduce stigma and mitigate potential harm in the delivery of services, as well as facilitating access for people of different ages, genders, people with disabilities and other socially marginalized groups in particular, the incumbent will undertake the tasks outlined below.

    Specific Responsibilities and Tasks

    Responsibility 1: GBV Assistant (60% of time)

    • Facilitate and oversee the planning and implementation of GBV activities.
    • Lead/Facilitate all qualitative assessments (Focus Groups Discussions) to better understand the risks of GBV inside both the IDPs camp and host community to map points of service for GBV survivors, and to identify support structures.
    • Regularly conduct field monitoring and supportive supervision to provide feedback and guidance to staff to improve the services provided
    • Plan, organize and facilitate trainings and coaching for Social workers to improve their capacity to provide psychosocial and case management services in a survivor-centered approach.
    • Initiate planning for longer-term GBV prevention and response activities, including referral pathway and standard operating procedures.
    • Identify and document lessons learned and good practices.
    • Coordinate with all relevant actors and actively participate in Protection and other meetings to put multi-sectoral prevention and response in place
    • Provides technical and programmatic support for GBV-related research and assessments.
    • Identifies and disseminates latest research and good programming practices on GBV protection issues.
    • Perform any other duties as may be required by the Supervisor

    Job Responsibility 2: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) and Reporting of ECHO grants (20%):

    • Ensure indicators in the approved results and logical framework sections of the single forms (Proposal) are tracked and closely monitored in line with ECHO’s guidelines for M&E and menu of indicators;
    • Ensure beneficiary feedback is part and parcel of the ECHO grants MEAL systems so that participants views on the programs’ relevance and success are regularly collected and analyzed;
    • Writes and support direct reports to write briefs, human interest stories and papers that can be used for advocacy or information purposes;
    • Facilitate and document regular project reviews with CARE team and ensure these reviews inform project implementation and are used to improve project quality;
    • Ensure the project staff are trained on the developed monitoring and evaluation system and tools they are supposed to use for reporting purposes (including the GBV data system);

    Responsibility 4: Personal Management:

    Ensure that all staff clearly understands their roles and responsibilities and ensure ongoing staff performance monitoring and provide constructive feedback to staff in line with CARE Nigeria Performance management procedures.

    Minimum Qualification and Experience


    Advanced Degree in Law, Gender Studies, Social Sciences, or other related disciplines.


    • 3+ years of progressively responsible professional experience in gender or GBV programme development and management.
    • Demonstrated ability to network and build partnerships with governments, NGOs, CSOs and women’s groups.
    • Experience of working on legal issues and civil society.
    • Proven ability to conduct capacity development training and provide supportive supervision in the field of gender and GBV.

    Job Knowledge:

    • Proven technical knowledge and experience in implementing GBV prevention and response program.
    • Current knowledge of development and human rights dimension of gender and GBV, including relevant international human rights standards.
    • Strong inter-personal, communication, and networking skills.
    • Ability to express clearly and concisely ideas and concepts in written and oral form.

    Required Competencies:

    • Ability to speak Hausa, Kanuri or Shuwa
    • Planning
    • Proactive problem solving
    • Contributing to team success
    • Managing work
    • Building partnerships
    • Communicating with impact
    • Initiating action
    • Information monitoring
    • Adaptability
    • Stress tolerance
    • Respect
    • Integrity
    • Diversity
    • Excellence
    • Accountability.

    Work Conditions:

    The position is based in Ngala and will operate from CARE Maiduguri Sub office. A significant amount of time (at least 90%) is expected to be spent in the project locations and liaising with partners, local government and other stakeholders within the area of operations

    It is essential that the GBV Assistant maintain a close effective presence in the field to ensure proper management supervision guidance and leadership on field activities

    However, s/he will be required to travel to Maiduguri and elsewhere, from time to time for meetings, training events, etc

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications and detailed CV's as a single document indicating clearly in the subject line of the email the position being applied for and the location (in Caps) to:


    Save your Application and CV with your name before attaching it

    CARE strongly encourage women to apply.

    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

    CARE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. CARE considers all applicants on the basis of merit without prejudice to race, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, color, national origin, marital status, or veteran status.

    There are individuals who may use CARE’s name and trademark in emails and on websites in an attempt to solicit fees from interested job-seekers. Please note that CARE will not request for any monetary payments from applicants at any stage of the recruitment process.

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