Assistant Technical Officer, GBV Protection

Full Time
  • Post Date: February 4, 2021
  • Apply Before: April 23, 2021
  • Jobs by States: Borno
  • Career Level: Not applicable
  • Experience: 3 - 4 Years
  • Gender: Both
  • Industry: NGO / Non-Profit Associations
Job Description
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Position Title:            Assistant Technical Officer, GBV Protection

Location:                    LGA Level

Supervisor:                Field Coordinator

Project Description:

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, and technology – creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. As we evolve to meet the challenges of the future, we stand committed to the principles that have guided our organization for the last 40+ years. Our work continues to be grounded in research and science, strengthened by partnerships, and focused on building the capacity of individuals, communities, and countries to succeed. Read more about this company on our website.

Basic Function:

Under the overall supervision of the Field Coordinator (FC) and technical supervision of the Technical Officer – GBV Protection, the Assistant Technical Officer, Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Protection (A.T.O GBV Protection) will in day-to-day activities; implement Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) Protection and GBV Psychosocial Support and Counselling program activities at the field sites’ Safe Spaces, Health facilities, IDP Camps and Host Communities.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Responsible for implementation of SGBV psychosocial support activities at Safe Space for survivors and identified vulnerable affected population members at risk of GBV.
  • Manage and mentor Case Workers in GBV Case Management.
  • Provide supportive supervision to community volunteers to monitor the applications of their training knowledge.
  • Coordinate with a range of actors to ensure that safe and confidential services are made available and access to survivors of GBV and vulnerable individuals.
  • Facilitate group GBV-PSS activities at safe spaces and in the community.
  • Conduct quarterly activity review sessions with beneficiaries to identify what activities are working and what activities need to be improved.
  • Serves as FHI360’s GBV Protection Sub-Sector liaison to external and community partners at coordination meetings at the field site as assigned.
  • Oversees all aspects of GBV Protection at the assigned field site.
  • Manage and mentor ATO, Case Management on GBV related cases.
  • Supervise and mentor Community Volunteers in GBV Protection Monitoring and assess and build their capacities.
  • Coordinate with a range of actors to ensure that safe and confidential services are made available and accessible to survivors of GBV and vulnerable individuals.
  • Facilitate group GBV-PSS activities at Safe Spaces and in the community.
  • Conduct quarterly activity review sessions with beneficiaries to identify what activities are working and what activities need to be improved.
  • Serves as an organizational liaison to external organizations at coordination meetings and conference as assigned.
  • Oversees all aspects of GBV Protection at assigned field sites.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

  • Knowledge of SGBV and PSS in crises.
  • Clinical management and training experience and the ability to understand the full range of issues around SGBV.
  • Knowledge of Nigerian security and law enforcement, in regards to SGBV reporting and response.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Experience in social work.
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants and recipients of assistance.
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
  • The high degree of proficiency in written and spoken English & Hausa communication.
  • Well-developed computer skills.
  • Acts according to FHI360 values; uses ethical considerations to guide decisions.
  • Solid understanding and working experience of safeguarding and accountability.
  • Respectful, willing to cooperate with and support project stakeholders including colleagues, beneficiaries, local community, and local leaders.
  • Safeguarding of Children FHI 360 is committed to protecting the dignity, rights and well-being of all children involved in its programs and activities around the world.

Qualifications and Requirements:

BA/BS in SGBV/PSS or a similar degree with 1 to 3 years’ relevant experience in SGBV and PSS with a sound understanding of protection in humanitarian relief settings. Possession of an MPH or postgraduate degree in a related field is desirable, and not a requirement. Familiarity with Nigerian law enforcement systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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