Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for CARE International Recruitment for Gender Based Violence (GBV) Officer. CARE International Recruitment application deadline is 3rd April, 2019..
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In 2017, CARE worked in 93 countries around the world, implementing 950 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects. We reached more than 62 million people directly and 216 million people indirectly.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Officer – GAC SRH/ GBV Project
Locations: Dikwa/ Mafa,/Kala Balge, Borno State
Position Type: Regular
Reporting Line: Reports to Project Manager, SRH & GBV/Protection
- CARE Nigeria is seeking the engagement of a Gender Based Violence (GBV) Officer for its GAC- funded integrated Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) and Gender Based Violence/protection project. The GBV officer will be responsible for planning, implementing and providing technical support for the provision of quality survivor-centered case management/psychosocial support services to GBV survivors in the project’s field operational areas in Borno State. She/he will be based in Dikwa/Mafa.
- The position reports to the Project Manager and works with a team of GBV Assistants from the partner local organizations, together with community structures and health.
Key Responsibilities and Tasks
Case management/Psychosocial support:
- Provide professional psychosocial and confidential services to survivors of GBV, grounded in the CARE’s holistic, survivor-centered case management approach.
- Facilitate access sexual assault survivors access to clinical care at the support centers
- Ethically and confidentially document client information through accurate filling of CARE provided intake forms and ensure confidential and safe storage
- Support the maintenance of the CARE’s case management system by maintaining client confidentiality
- Regularly update the GBVIMS data base with information collected in the intake forms during case assessment and action plan.
Monitoring and Evaluation:
- Participate in interpretation of the analyzed data on GBV reporting trends to inform intervention areas.
- Participate in the development of case management monitoring systems and ensure consistent use and application.
- Participate in preparation of relevant reports regarding the CARE’s psychosocial activities.
Trainings and Capacity Building:
- Provide ongoing couching and mentorship to refugee para-counsellors supporting case management services.
- Identify and build the capacity of community based groups to provide ongoing psychosocial support to GBV survivors to facilitate their long term recovery.
- Participate in capacity building of other service providers and community based structures to ensure that survivors receive compassionate support
Coordination and Advocacy:
- Make timely consent based interagency referrals for survivors in need of other services.
- Participate in the interagency case review meetings as need be.
- Follow-up with service providers, community based support groups and the survivors themselves to ensure GBV survivors receive timely support.
- Coordinate discrete home visits by the refugee para-counsellors that minimize potential risks to survivors and the involved staff.
- Strengthen and maintain networks with community leaders, women leaders, service providers and camp management to ensure that survivors receive compassionate support from the community.
- Participate in psychosocial assessment of women registering for women center activities and support the women empowerment supervisor to run group therapy and psycho education activities at the women center.
- Coordinate other support services for individual survivors with other team members such as the legal officer for those in need of legal aid.
- Maintain transparent and accountable records of beneficiaries issued with non-food items
- Identify material needs of GBV survivors and initiate purchase requests to respond to the needs in line with approved budgets.
- Support the lead counselor in managing assets/inventory assigned to the support centers
- The position is based in the project operating LGAs (Dikwa and Mafa) with frequent travels to Maiduguri to receive support, plan activities and update the PM on progress on activities in the field. 70% of time to be spent in project locations mainly liaising with and coordinating activities with GBV assistants, community health workers, community structures, Local Government Authorities, implementing partners, other humanitarian actors and stakeholders within the area of operations.
- It is essential that the GBV Officer maintains active presence in the field to ensure proper technical support, implementation and supervision of GBV/protection activities. However, she will be required to travel to Maiduguri at periodic intervals, for meetings, planning, training events and reporting purposes
Minimum Qualification and Experience
- Degree in counseling and/or psychology Social sciences. Diploma holders with extensive work experience will be considered.
- Minimum 2 years of direct psychosocial/counseling experience with a reputable agency; experience working with survivors of violence preferred.
- Clear understanding of gender, abuse of power, and issues surrounding violence against women
- Able to maintain confidentiality, counseling ethics and uphold the rights of GBV survivors at all times.
- Positive, highly motivated, innovative, with strong organizational and inter-personal skills.
- Able to work as part of a team.
- Strong knowledge of computer applications, including MS Word and Excel.
- Willing to work in a remote location.
- Application of technical skills and program support
- quality and timeliness of support provided;
- observance of policies and procedures;
- maintenance of relationships;
- Communication and interpersonal skills
By submitting your Application for this position you agreed to CARE’s ZERO Tolerance to:
- Sexual Harassment, Exploitation, Abuse and Child Abuse.
How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications and detailed CV as a single document indicating clearly in the subject line of the email the position being applied for and the location in Caps. For Example: (GENDER BASED VIOLENCE (GBV) OFFICER – MAFA) to:
Application Deadline 3rd April, 2019.
- 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.
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