GBV Caseworker Project Assistant II (Baidoa)

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


For Somalia Residents Only

World Vision is an International Relief and Development organization, whose goal is to achieve long-lasting benefits in the quality of life for vulnerable children and their families, displaced persons and communities. World Vision Somalia Program wishes to invite applications from highly competent dynamic, self-driven and results oriented Somalia Residents to fill the following vacancy to be based in Baidoa Office.


Purpose of the Position:

In collaboration with the GBV Officer and other members of the GAC funded GBV project, the Case Worker will be responsible for the following:

  • The GBV Case Worker will be responsible to provide the day-to-day Management of all GBV cases and including the identification, documentation, developing case plans and follows up.

  • GBV Case Worker will liaises 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 maintained and enforced in 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.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the identification of at risk girls, boys and women and ensure proper documentation.

  • Provide direct support and care for vulnerable women and girls (including survivors of gender-based violence) including basic information counseling and case management: Assessment of survivor needs, developing an action plan, implementing the plan, follow up and case closure processes in line with the GBV case management standard operating procedure and IASC guidelines on case management (SOP).

  • Ensure Do No Harm analyses are carried out and the principle of Do No Harm is observed and upheld in all the engagements of the Case Worker.

Monitoring & Reporting:

  • Provide weekly case update to supervisor (GBV Officer) including new cases identified, number of referrals, cases closed and follow ups.

  • Provide weekly report on activities which include key achievements, challenges, lessons learnt and follow up support needed from supervisor.

Coordination & Representation:

  • Participate in Bi-Weekly supervision meeting with GBV Officer and Project Coordinator to ensure adherence to standards of care and appropriate case management.

  • A high degree of flexibility on the part of Case Workers is expected in order to respond to the ever-evolving situation in Baidoa therefore these terms of reference may change based on the situation on the ground. The Case Worker may be asked or required to perform other duties as identified by his/her supervisor.

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Demonstrated understanding of the skills necessary to work with children and adolescents particularly vulnerable women , children and survivors of GBV

  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems, think and plan strategically, and communicate with key actors in a dynamic and unpredictable operating environment

  • Knowledge of Sphere and established international child protection/GBV standards, methodology and tools

  • Knowledge of community mobilization and facilitation techniques

  • Ability and willingness to work in a participatory manner with a diverse range of client communities

  • Personal qualities: Team player, clear communicator, flexible, network-builder, able to handle pressure well under minimal supervision, and a commitment to child rights and gender equality

  • Languages: Fluency in English and local Somali language

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

Educational level required:

  • Certificate or equivalent in Social Science, Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Sexual Reproductive Health, Nursing  or Gender related programs

  • 1 to 2 years of experience in SGBV case management including providing psychosocial counseling for survivors of Gender Based Violence

  • Background and understanding of adolescent reproductive sexual health and previous experience working with adolescents on Sexual Reproductive Health issues

  • Clear understanding of gender, abuse of power, and issues surrounding violence against women and girls.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, medical ethics and respect for clients at all times.

  • Experience working with SGBV case files providing regular documentation preferred

  • Holds self and others to account to deliver on agreed goals and standards of behaviors

  • Demonstrates a high degree of professionalism/integrity

  • Very strong commitment to continuous learning.


  • Minimum of one years’ work experience in community based programming, local government or work with NGOs or humanitarian agencies,

  • Other: Working knowledge of English, and Somali local language.

  • Computer literacy is required working knowledge of MS Word,

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: 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.