Assistant Technical Officer, GBV Protection- Case Worker at fhi 360

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology – creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. As we evolve to meet the challenges of the future, we stand committed to the principles that have guided our organization for the last 40+ years. Our work continues to be grounded in research and science, strengthened by partnerships and focused on building the capacity of individuals, communities and countries to succeed.

  • Experience 3 years
  • Location Borno

Job summary:

Under the overall supervision of the Field Coordinator (FC)- Ngala and technical supervision of the  Senior Technical Officer – GBV Protection, the Assistant Technical Officer, Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Protection (A.T.O GBV Protection- Case Worker) will in day-to-day activities; implement Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) Protection and GBV Psychosocial Support and Counselling program activities at the field sites’ Safe Spaces, Health facilities, IDP Camps and Host Communities in Ngala.

Duties and responsibilities:

Responsible for implementation of the overall GBV response, including individual case management and psychosocial support activities at Safe Space for survivors.

  • Adhere to survivor centered approach and GBV response guiding principles.
  • Apply all GBV case management steps to provide individualized support to survivors of gender-based violence.
  • With informed consent from the survivor, engage family members of survivors and empower them with skills to help survivors cope.
  • Provide confidential and appropriate referrals of GBV cases to critical services including child protection and specialized mental health services, accompany of survivors to services where appropriate and conduct follow- up to ensure appropriate support services have been provided to the survivor.
  • Provide supportive supervision to community volunteers to monitor the application of their training knowledge, especially those related to GBV referrals and Psychological First Aid (PFA).
  • Work handy in handy with ATO, GBV Protection- Prevention to build capacity of GBV community-based protection mechanisms (CBPMs) through training, coaching, and mentoring.
  • Work closely with ATO, GBV Protection- Prevention to conduct GBV prevention activities, and to identify GBV risk in the community as well as adequate mitigation measures.
  • Coordinate with a range of actors to ensure that safe and confidential services are made available and accessible to survivors of GBV and other vulnerable women and girls, and those at heighten risk of GBV as well.
  • Facilitate group GBV-PSS activities at safe spaces and in the community.
  • Conduct quarterly activity review sessions with beneficiaries to identify what activities are working and what activities need to be improved.
  • Serve as organizational liaison to external organizations working in GBV at coordination meetings in the LGA and conference as assigned.
  • Compile weekly and monthly community outreach and group psychosocial support activities as well as monthly specific protection reports and share with STO- GBV Protection for review.
  • Develop GBVIMs monthly reports and share with STO-GBV Protection for review.
  •  Work closely with ATO, GBV Protection- Prevention to organize the celebration of GBV related special events such as the International Women’s Day, International Day of the Girl Child, and 16 days of Activism.
  • Under the general supervision of the Protection Coordinator, work closely with other Protection subsectors namely Child protection and SHL/PSS to attain the  IHANN IV’s goal  regarding Protection.
  • Liaise with other FHI 360 sectors; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Nutrition, Health including Reproductive Health to identify protection concerns and work together with the sector leads to implement GBV mitigation actions in accordance with the required standards.
  • Identify gaps / challenges in service delivery for survivors and coordinate with relevant actors to ensure that safe and confidential services are made available and accessible to survivors of GBV and vulnerable individuals.
  • Complete and maintain case management records and ensure that they are stored in a safe and confidential manner.
  • Conduct quarterly activity review sessions with beneficiaries to identify what activities are working and what activities need to be improved.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

  • Knowledge of SGBV and GBV-PSS and Counselling in crisis situations.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • At least 3-year experience GBV case management and PSS.
  • Experience in facilitating training and mentorship of local communities to support child protection, GBV and PSS activities.
  • Understanding Protection and GBV related coordination mechanisms.
  • Knowledge on GBVIMs is an added advantage.
  • Mandatory fluent in English and local languages – Hausa, Kanuri
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Good communication and negotiation skill
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Understanding and commitment to child’s rights and child protection and GBV issues.
  • Ability to live in the field with minimum access services
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Dynamic, pro-active
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
  • Acts according to FHI360 values; uses ethical considerations to guide decisions.
  • Solid understanding of Safeguarding and Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP).
  • Respectful, willing to cooperate with and support project stakeholders including colleagues, beneficiaries, local community, and local leaders.
  • Safeguarding of Children FHI 360 is committed to protecting the dignity, rights and well-being of all children involved in its programs and activities around the world.

Academic qualifications:

BA/BS in social work, sociology, Social Sciences, Psychology, or a similar degree with 1- 3 years relevant experience SGBV programming including GBV Case management   and PSS and setting up and management of women and girls’ safe spaces (WGSS). Familiarity with Nigerian law enforcement systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.

Method of Application

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July 2024