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Project Assistant I - GBV & CP (Dollow)

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
Less Than 1 Year


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 Dollow Office.


The Child Protection & Gender Based Violence Project Assistant shall be the focal point for all women and children SGBV case management activities in Baidoa and Dollow GAC project. The Project Assistant will be responsible for contributing to the timely and quality implementation of activities, deliver and perform monitoring and evaluation of the quality of GBV related work in child protection sector, and capacity building of staff who s/he will be working with in GBV prevention and response.

The GBV Project Assistant will serve as the focal point for children and Women GBV cases and will closely work with Child Protection Coordinator and supervise case workers coordinating all GBV activities.

Major Responsibilities:

  • 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 case management officer 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.

  • Strengthened referral system for protection cases strengthened among service providers and community actors.

  • Case management, psychosocial support, and interim care for gender-based violence survivors and vulnerable children provided.

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

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Demonstrates well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as negotiation skills

  • Must adhere to set security standards

  • Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work

  • Ability to work in and contribute to team building environment

  • Cross – cultural sensitivity, flexibility and emotional maturity

  • Ability to exhibit exemplary life style as interpreted in specific local cultural context

  • Perform other duties as required

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

Educational level required:

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

  • Minimum 1 years 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.

  • Commitment to WVS Child Protection Policy.

  • Possession of a Certificate of Good Conduct

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Office-based with 80% frequent domestic travel to the IDP Camps within Baidoa/Dollow

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

NB: All academic Certificates will be verified with the issuing Institution.