Project Officer - Protection -Gender (Hargeisa)

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

Project Officer – Gender & Protection

The Role:

The Project Officer will provide support to Education & Protection Manager and ensure timely implementation of gender and protection projects in Somaliland. He/she will directly be responsible for the day-to-day implementation of gender and protection activities in Somaliland. The staff will also support local campaigns and engage community in mobilization for child protection and GBV services in the community. The incumbent will also oversee the child protection and gender assessments to inform programming. The role will also support systems strengthening by ensuring reporting and referral mechanisms are vibrant and functional. He/she will provide technical support to the community based Child Protection Committees and GBV committees on protection strategies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Project Management & implementation

  • Coordination & Networking

  • Capacity building

  • Child & Adult Safeguarding;

  • Monitoring and Evaluation


  • Bachelors degree in Development Studies, Community Development, Social work or related field.

  • Knowledge in sector humanitarian standards e.g. CPMS and SHERE.

  • 5 years’ of experience in implementation of protection projects in humanitarian setting.

  • Strong understanding of the project cycle and project management.

  • Proven experience in proposal development in Education and Protection.

  • Good command of spoken/written English language. Fluency in the Somali language.

  • Good analytical skills with proficiency in working with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Good capacity building skills.

  • Must be a team player with good inter-personal skills.

Working Environment:

The position is office based in Hargeisa with frequent travel to the field.

World Vision adheres to strict child and adult safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks which will include criminal background checks. They will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Academic certificates will be verified with the issuing institution.