The Northern Frontier Youth League (NoFYL) is currently accepting applications for the position of GBV Project Officer to work in the Gedo Region of Somalia.
Title: GBV Project Officer (1)
Location: Gedo Region, Somalia.
The Northern Frontier Youth League (NoFYL) is actively engaged in implementing Gender-Based Violence (GBV) programs in the Gedo region, including the operation of GBV One-stop centers and Women and Girl Safe Spaces (WGSS) in Bardheere, Belet-Hawo, and Dollow districts. In line with our commitment to addressing GBV issues, we are seeking a dedicated and experienced individual to fill the position of GBV Project Officer.
The GBV Project Officer will play a crucial role in the planning, implementation, and monitoring of GBV programs in the designated regions. The incumbent will work closely with relevant stakeholders, including community members, local authorities, and partner organizations, to ensure the effective delivery of GBV services.
Project Planning and Implementation
- Engage with the community and community representatives to understand the needs and gaps in GBV programming.
- Support community-level planning, coordination, and day-to-day implementation of community outreach activities and quality GBV case management and Psychosocial Support Services (PSS) by NoFYL and partners by GBV guiding principles, Adolescent Girls Safe Space (AGSS) Manuals and Inter-Agency Case Management Guidelines and CEFM guidelines.
- Responsible/focal person for all GBV project activities under the NoFYL programs in the target locations
- Be responsible for WGSS programming and male engagement activities across the target locations.
- Support GBV cases received at WGSS and identified in the community through referrals for case management services to respond to the needs of clients and provide them with information and resources to access services.
- Incorporate a survivor/client-centered approach in all GBV activities.
- Ensure strict adherence to confidentiality for all case-related information; protect the identities of clients in the design and implementation of all activities.
- Assess the knowledge and utilization of health and other services available for survivors of GBV.
GBV Programs Management:
- Supervise the operation of GBV One-stop centers and Women and Girl Safe Spaces (WGSS) following established guidelines and best practices.
- Foster partnerships with local organizations and authorities to enhance the impact and reach of GBV programs.
- Ensure the provision of quality services to survivors of GBV in a compassionate and confidential manner.
- Develop and deliver training programs for project staff, community leaders, and other relevant stakeholders on GBV prevention, response, and the promotion of gender equality.
- Facilitate community awareness sessions to promote understanding of gender issues, human rights, and available support services.
Monitoring and Evaluation:
- Work closely with the MEAL team to establish and maintain robust monitoring and evaluation systems to track the progress of GBV programs.
- With the support of the MEAL team conduct regular assessments to measure the impact of interventions and propose adjustments for continuous improvement.
- Ensure the accurate and timely reporting of monitoring and evaluation findings to relevant stakeholders.
- Compile comprehensive and clear reports on project progress, including detailed information on activities, achievements, challenges, and lessons learned.
- Document and share case studies and best practices that highlight the positive impact of GBV programs on individuals and communities.
Advocacy and Networking:
- Represent the organization in various forums, including meetings with government officials, NGOs, and community groups, to advocate for policies and practices that promote gender equality and prevent GBV.
- Actively participate in relevant networks and collaborate with other organizations working in the field to share knowledge and best practices.
Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
Qualifications and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (social work, gender studies, Psychology, etc.).
- Minimum of 3 years relevant work experience in GBV or Protection programming in Gedo Region Somalia.
- Proven experience in managing GBV programs, preferably in humanitarian settings.
- Strong understanding of gender issues and human rights.
- Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and mobilization skills.
- Familiarity with the local context is an advantage.
- The candidate should be able to fluently speak the Somali language.
How to Apply
Interested applicants should send their applications with a CV and scanned copies of their academic and professional certificates indicating telephone numbers and three referees to this email email@example.com Indicating the subject line of the position. Closing date: 19th January 2024.
Competent Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.