Gender Based Violence (GBV) Officer At TPO Nigeria

TPO uses a community-based approach that emphasizes the identification and use of existing traditional/local structures and the transmission of new technologies. Some services are provided directly by TPO staff and others in support of local, community structures.

Job Title: Gender Based Violence (GBV) Officer
Location: Maiduguri, Borno State.

Job Role/Summary

The GBV Officer will be responsible for the timely and quality delivery of field-level activities with technical support from the Project Manager. She/he will manage the team there and ensure the smooth running of the program in close coordination with other GBV/Protection actors. She/he will ensure that a survivor-centered approach is adhered to and that GBV survivors and other vulnerable women and girls receive prompt and comprehensive services.

Key Responsibilities

  •  GBV Worker will be responsible to provide the day-to-day Management of all GBV cases and including the identification, documentation, development of case plans, and follow-up.
  •  Assessment of survivor needs, developing an action plan, implementing the plan, follow up and case closure processes in line with the GBV standard operating procedure and IASC guidelines.
  • Advocate for more/ better GBV, through Communication, Monitoring, and strategies aimed at achieving results
  • Support individuals or survivors by supporting referral to other service providers (Health, legal counseling, shelter, livelihoods or mental health, etc.)
  • GBV Worker will liaise directly with other service providers working within the communities of implementation where the project is implemented and facilitate referrals to other service providers (health including Mental health, Shelter, NFl’s, and or legal providers, etc.
  •   Provide direct support and care for vulnerable for survivors including basic information counseling.
  • Ensure follow-up and case closure processes are in line with the GBV standard operating procedure and IASC guidelines on case management (SOP).
  •  Provide direct age-appropriate support and care to vulnerable persons and survivors that include basic counseling.
  •  Ensure the principle of Do No Harm is observed and upheld in all the engagements Produce monthly data and regular narrative reports of cases managed in collaboration with the line manager and the M&E Officer.
  •   Provide weekly case updates to supervisor (GBV/PSS Officers) including new cases identified, number of referrals, cases closed, and follow-ups.
  •  Submit intake forms, to M&E officers to ensure a proper database of cases and analysis of reported cases.
  • Ensure the principle of safety and confidentiality of beneficiaries’ data is upheld.
  •  Participate in Bi-Weekly supervision meetings with GBV/PSS Officers
  •   Maintain positive coordination and relationship with other partners at the field level
  • Supports PSS officer and project overall in case of any need arising.
  • Facilitate the setting up of an information desk at the women and girls center where adolescents and women of reproductive age can access Sexual Reproductive Health information.
  •  Contribute within the women and girls center to the identification of at-risk girls, boys, and women and ensure proper documentation Support GBV at-risk individuals or survivors by referring them when necessary and in respect of their consent to other service providers (Health, legal counseling, shelter, livelihoods or mental health etc.)
  • Provide direct support and care for vulnerable women and girls (including survivors of gender-based violence) including basic information counseling and
  •   Provide direct age-appropriate support and care to vulnerable adolescents and young women (including survivors of GBV that includes counseling and case management for under 18 years’ survivors.
  • Ensure Do No Harm analyses are carried out and the humanitarian principles are adhered to.


  • Degree in Psychology, Social Sciences, Public Health, Humanitarian Work, Nursing, and any other related course.
  • 3 years and above experience in this field
  • Knowledge of Hausa or Kanuri is a must
  • Flexible and willing to work and stay in rural communities especially field-based
  • Attended training on GBV and is aware of protection issues. Proven experience in similar functions desirable.
  • Experience in GBVIMS and case management
  • Good knowledge of VAPP ACT law.
  • Computer literate especially micro soft work, Microsoft Excel, database, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of other software is an advantage.
  • Willingness and ability to take initiative not only in identifying problems but also in suggesting and implementing solutions.
  • Good interpersonal skills to establish effective working relationships with all staff and key stakeholders externally.


  • Knowledge of local languages
  • Experience in management of a team
  • People of those locations are highly encouraged to apply
  • Experience in designing and facilitating training sessions
  • Understanding of the regional dynamics of the conflict
  • Experience in working in an insecure environment

Method of Application

  • Interested candidate should click on the link below to apply. Women are encouraged to apply.

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Date line

  • Application should be sent on or before 27th of August, 2022.

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