CP & GBV Project Officer III (Baidoa)

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
1-2 Years


For Somalia Residents/Nationals Only


Purpose of the Position:

In collaboration with the Child Protection and Education Coordinator and other members of the GAC funded CP/GBV project, the Project Officer will provide the day-to-day Management of all GBV cases and including the identification, documentation, developing case plans and follow up.

He/she will liaise directly with other service providers working within the IDPs and Host communities where the project is implemented and facilitate referrals to other service providers (health including Mental health, shelter, NFIs). Ensures that Survivor Centered Approach Guiding principles are maintained and enforced while working with survivors. Facilitate the setting up of information desk at the MCHs where adolescent and women of reproductive age can access sexual reproductive health information.

Major Responsibilities

  • Work with men, women, boys and girls community members and duty bearers are actively engaged to protect women and children from protection risks

  • Oversee case management (including follow up on referrals and action plans) and support services provided to GBV survivors.

  • Initiate planning for longer-term GBV prevention and response activities, including referral pathway and standard operating procedures.

  • Maintain, monitor and measure GBV project implementation and contribute to effective information management on GBV survivors

  • Closely work with the Child Protection Coordinator and ensure that staff implement and respect best-practice and international standards in GBV prevention and response;

  • Participate in the design of project activities, monitoring systems and capacity building activities for partners, community member and children.

  • Ensure systematic means by which children with GBV protection concerns can be identified (including unaccompanied and separated children), assessed and have their details documented in the ethics system.

  • Assist with general GBV program operations and field-based activities.

  • Submit quality reports as scheduled including but not limited to weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports

  • Work with Coordinator and Child protection Education Manager to develop evidence-based proposals and budgets that reflect urgent and emerging needs among children and women.

  • Actively protect children in every aspect of work and personal life, by preventing harm and reporting child abuse.

  • Provide psychosocial support, treatment and counseling for women and children with special needs; physically challenged, violated and leverage with GIK provisions such as wheel chairs and physiotherapy treatment.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Degree in Social work/Social sciences or equivalent from a credible institution

  • Minimum 1 year work experience in child protection or social work with a demonstrated focus on GBV program design and implementation.

  • Knowledge of community based child protection approaches, preferably including experience in participatory approaches (PRA/PLA) and child participation methodologies.

  • Basic familiarity with MS application packages (Word, Excel and database software) and willingness to develop further.

  • Good communication skills with fluency in written and spoken English and Somali.

  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in organizing play and training activities for children and youth.

  • Strong self-starter, able to take initiative and adapt to changing circumstances and priorities.

  • Positive attitude towards community work with emphasis on the ability to learn from communities and support innovative approaches to problem solving.

  • Possession of a certificate of good conduct

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Office-based with 80% frequent domestic travel to the IDP Camps within Baidoa

  • Travel: 20 % Office for report writing and preparing vouchers.

Kindly note: All academic certificates will be verified with the issuing academic institution.