Posted time December 15, 2023


  1. Job information for a GBV Officer
  • Job title:             GBV Officer
  • Department:       Program division
  • Report to            GBV Coordinator
  1. Job purpose

PAPDA plans to implement a project Kolme and Kena Woredas of Koso zones and SNNP regions to respond to the GBV-related needs of IDPs and returnees in selected Woredas. The project provides programmatic and technical support in the areas of gender-based violence, for which the services of the GBV Officer are to support project Woredas Women, Children, and Youth Affairs offices in the provision of GBV response services, mainly psychosocial support services, multi-sectoral referrals, and coordination with other (humanitarian) actors on GBV.

Under the GBV Coordinator, the GBV Officer will provide support and quality care for SGBV survivors and support the Woreda office to strengthen GBV referral and response systems in Kolme and Kena Woredas in Konso Zone. The incumbent will work closely with local and international humanitarian partners, including government counterparts, NGOs, and UN agencies.

  1. Job Duties and Tasks for GBV officer

          3.1. Project implementation and service provision

  • Provide direct psychosocial support and care for vulnerable women and girls, and in particular for GBV survivors, including counseling and case management.
  • Provide age-appropriate counseling for vulnerable adolescent girls and children, and in particular child survivors, through implementing specific child-friendly psychosocial tools.
  • Ensure proper documentation of reported GBV incidences using relevant confidential forms and reporting mechanisms.
  • Work with the Woreda Women and Children Affairs office to strengthen and update the referral networks and monitor the implementation of the referral pathway.
  • Assist in referring GBV survivors for multi-sectoral response services: Identify, record, document, and, depending on the needs and wishes of survivors, refer them to service centers such as a health center, police, court, or traditional court.
  • Contribution in revising as well as developing or adapting protocols for selected areas of GBV in emergencies program delivery (such as ensuring Standard Operating Procedures for GBV prevention and response exist).
  • Provide overall technical support to the Woreda Women and Children Affairs office to accelerate the provision of community mobilization and awareness-raising on GBV through supporting the SRH and GBV community mobilization, including outreach to the most vulnerable groups in society.
  • Conduct and facilitate focus group discussions among girls, women, boys, and men groups on a variety of GBV topics as required, and facilitate the provision of dignity kits.

         3.2. Coordination

  • Participating in the coordination meeting on GBV in the duty station where he or she will be assigned and provides technical support
  • Together with other partners, assist in the establishment of Kebele-level referral pathway for GBV survivors
  • Works with partners to continually identify response gaps on GBV.

         3.3. Monitoring and progress control, including reporting requirements, periodicity format and deadline

  • The GBV officer develops monthly work plan on GBV in Emergency program that contributes to the overall humanitarian program of the CO and prepares report that indicate progress against the planned activities of the project

4. Expected travel

  • The GBV Officer will stay at Woreda and travel frequently to target Kebeles in the Segen and Karat Zuriya Woreda.

5. Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA or Master university degree in public health, Psychology, social sciences,
  • development studies, gender and/or women’s studies or any other related field.
  • At least 5 years previous work experience with 2 years’ experience relevant to the Function.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English. Knowledge of Somali and Afan Oromo would be an asset.
  • Understanding of the country’s GBV and public health policies, strategies and guidelines.
  • Excellent writing skills including experience in drafting reports, presentations,
  • training and workshop facilitation skills.
  • Knowledge of participatory approaches, right-based, community-based, and survivor-centered approaches.

6. Desirable qualifications:

  • Strong skills and experience in all aspects of programme cycle management which include project implementation, monitoring and evaluation experience.
  • Strong computer skills: must be competent in the use of Windows, MS office programs (Word, Excel), email programs;
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills and the ability to think and plan strategically;
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills and experience with developing working relations with government, civil society and other development partners.
  • Ability to network effectively, work in teams and influence decisions.
  • Ability to plan, manage and deliver results.