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Friday, July 29, 2016

GBV Response Officer (2 positions)

Reports to: Protection Team Leader

Location:  Okugo

Start of Contract & Duration: 10 months with possibility of extension (Subject to fund availability)

Posting date: July 27, 2016


The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organization founded in 1956 that works in more than 30 countries throughout the world, including Ethiopia. DRC fulfills its mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations, including refugees, internally displaced people and host communities. Under its mandate, the organization focuses on emergency humanitarian response, rehabilitation and post-conflict recovery.

DRC commenced work in Ethiopia in 2009 and currently provides expertise in shelter, WASH, livelihoods and protection in the Gambella and Somali regions of the country. Activities implemented by DRC are funded by money raised from the Danish public and by project grants from the Danish government and other bilateral and multi-lateral donors.

DRC is implementing a variety of protection activities in Kule, Tierkidi, Jewi, Punido2 and Okugo refugee camps, which are currently hosting a combined population of over 150,000 South Sudanese.


Working under the direct management of the Protection Team Leader, the GBV Response Officer will support the overall implementation and strategic direction of the organization’s current and future Protection activities in Gambella regional state. The GBV Response Officer will be tasked with the direct supervision of Refugee Incentive Staffs. Furthermore, the GBV Response Officer may be requested to provide support and guidance to project cycle management, proposal development and program strategy, with specific contributions in the area of technical Protection knowledge. The GBV Response         Officer will work closely with the Protection Manager, Protection Team Leader and GBV Prevention Officer to ensure the successful implementation of all Protection-related activities.


To achieve the overall and specific objectives of the position, the GBV Response Officer will be responsible for all gender-based violence (GBV) prevention-related activities in the community, including trainings, workshops, awareness-raising activities, and campaigns with government actors, community leaders, women and adolescent groups, and community members the officer will perform the following specific tasks and undertake the responsibilities:

1. Technical Support:

  • Monitor & supervise case management by facilitating capacity building activities to social workers who are working with case management.

  • Build a relationship with all relevant GBV program stakeholders (health, legal, protection, psychosocial) in the camp and the local community to encourage greater communication, collaboration and coordination among partners from the protection, health, legal, and psychosocial sectors.

  • Provide response related trainings for the legal, health, protection and psychosocial sectors in collaboration with GBV Prevention Officer.

  • Set the strategy and agenda for the coordination meetings and ensure minutes are shared with all members of the coordination meetings in a timely manner.

  • Liaise with stakeholders and GBV Prevention Officer to develop strategy, design exercises, and conduct mentoring exercises with health officers, police and ARRA protection team.

  • Work with stakeholders to develop and implement standard operating procedures and monitor referral pathway to ensure easy access to all GBV services.

  • Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual work plans.

  • Submit GBVIMS incident recorder every month to the Protection Manager/ Team Leader. Utilize statistics and ongoing trends to determine program needs.

  • Develop monthly outreach plan with social workers, based on case trends and ongoing needs of women and girls, include strategies to reach women and girls who are more isolated/have special needs.

  • Work in collaboration with GBV Prevention Officer to ensure ongoing needs of women and girls in the camp are being met through prevention-related activities.

  • Collaborate with the GBV Prevention Officer to organize awareness raising events, including mass awareness events and ensure response related topics covered in these events.

  • Compile monthly report and submit to Protection Manager, in collaboration with GBV Prevention Officer.

  • Estimate quarterly program purchase requests according to the field requirements and submit requests on time.

  • Monitor supply and logistical needs of project and ensure adherence to all relevant DRC logistic policies, including management of materials in the warehouse including management of materials in the warehouse.

  • Ensure that all relevant financial documentation is complete and submitted to finance in a timely manner as required by DRC finance policy.

  • Organize and lead case management meetings with relevant stakeholders.

  • Assume any other task designated by the Protection Manager/Protection Team leader to ensure proper functioning of the Protection Program.

2. General Management and Support:

  • Manage all Incentive social workers, supporting respectful and positive working relationships which allow for the effective implementation of all DRC Protection activities. This is to be achieved through leadership, team building, day-to-day support and capacity-building.

  • Undertake daily supervisory, monitoring and support visits to project locations.

3. Reporting:

  • Under the direction of the Protection Team leader, the GBV Protection Officer should support in the local level reports for both internal and donor purposes on all Protection related activities. This will include providing weekly reports to the Monitoring, Evaluation and Documentation Officer.


  • Bachelor’s degree in in Social Work and Social Administration or other relevant field from a recognized institution.

  • Minimum 4 years of experience in an entry to mid to level position, preferably with experience in the NGO field.

  • Full proficiency in Microsoft Office.

  • Excellent verbal and written proficiency in Aywaa, Murle, Amharic and English.


  • Commitment to learning and implementing organizational policies and procedures.

  • Clear understanding of gender related issues surrounding violence against women and girls.

  • Experience collaborating in protection, gender and human rights related activities.

  • Experience working with youth through community mobilizations and participatory approaches.

  • Ability to lead, train, supervise, facilitate and motivate other GBV staff in their respective tasks in a professional, respectful and supportive manner.

  • Excellent personnel management skills, including diplomacy, tact and negotiating skills.

  • Strong planning, organization and problem solving skills with ability to work both independently and within a team in a demanding work environment.

  • Experience living and working in cross-cultural and remote environments. And ability to work as a member of a team is essential.

  • Integrity, strong work ethic, and ability to consistently meet deadlines under pressure.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for beneficiaries at all times is essential.

  • Positive and professional attitude.

Closing date: Aug 12, 2016

Interested candidates should send a CV and cover letter in English addressed to the DRC Hiring Committee at only through, with the subject “GBV Response Officer”.

The applicant’s cover letter should state the reasons for applying for this particular position and not be generic. The cover letter should also include the applicant’s salary requirements. Please do not send additional materials other than a CV and cover letter, they will not be reviewed.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis before the deadline, and interviews will be held as suitable candidates present themselves. Deadline for applications is August 12, 2016.

DRC highly encourages qualified female candidates to apply.

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