Apply: CARE Protection/GBV Officer

Deadline: 10 June, 2024

Location: Adamawa, Yola

CARE Nigeria is seeking to fill the position of Protection/Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Officer.

CARE is a global humanitarian and development leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty.


  • Take lead in the consultation, planning and implementation of programmes and activities aimed at increasing women and girls participation and involvement in CARE project activities as well as their improved access to services
  • Identify and promote culturally appropriate/relevant interventions geared towards improved physical and reproductive health, social skills (conflict resolution, problem solving, empathy and relationship building) and self-sufficiency of target beneficiaries
  • Support in the identification of extremely vulnerable girls and young women for appropriate direct CARE support or referral to other actors for services not offered at CARE
  • Actively support in implementation of social norms transformation activities like SAA and other GBV prevention approaches when requested and required to by supervisor
  • Ensure awareness raising activities at the community level are conducted and key messages on GBV prevention and response shared appropriately
  • Manage and mentor the community-based protection committees including GBV champions, community leaders and other stakeholders to ensure quality in their work and better community engagement techniques
  • Support day to day activities at the women and girls’ safe spaces including consultations with the project participants, information sharing, psychosocial support and recreational activities at the centres are going as per the expected standards and quality
  • Create synergies to ensure capacity building for non-protection sectors such as CCCM, WASH, FSNL, Shelter, Health and Education on protection principles to ensure GBV and protection is mainstreamed at the field level implementation
  • Maintain and strengthen existing networks through other service providers at LGA level, to ensure that survivors receive quality services and support both at the agency levels
  • Coordinate with other operating partners including CSOs, local and International NGOs, local women and youth groups and State and LGA departments in all actions relating to improved quality of GBV programming in the project locations in Adamawa
  • Represent CARE in all interagency level meetings and workshops on GBV in Adamawa as assigned by the project manager
  • Participate in local advocacy activities organised by partners including CARE and other INGOs on areas relevant to the project
  • Strengthen existing referral systems and identify new networks to work with to ensure holistic support to the clients
  • Work in close collaboration with the psychosocial support and case management team to ensure ongoing needs of at-risk groups, women and girls are being met in the prevention related activities
  • In collaboration with other partners, awareness raising interventions within the community focusing on the protection needs of all
  • Participate in conducting trainings for partners on relevant organisational development areas and support peer learning between CARE and other partner agencies
  • Conduct sensitisation, dialogues and awareness sessions with the wider population about issues of sexual and gender based violence
  • Facilitate formation of women solidarity groups for survivors of GBV and other vulnerable groups in the WGSS for appropriate and coordinated support
  • Identify and strengthen community structures through engaging community leaders, camp management, GBV vigilantes and other stakeholders to ensure that the survivors receive adequate support at the community level
  • Support partners’ psychosocial officer, case workers, PSS assistants and GBV assistants, in dissemination of relevant project information and key messages during the Community SGBV prevention and response forums and meetings
  • Assist in preparing daily, monthly, quarterly and annual reports, progress notes, and activity plans on time
  • Use appropriate data collection tools and submit assessments and reports in a timely and accurate manner to the MEAL team
  • Assist in the designing, planning, implementing and facilitating of external trainings for numerous target groups
  • Ensure core humanitarian accountability standards are mainstreamed in the day-to-day project implementation
  • Assist with any other related activities as deemed necessary by the supervisor
  • Support in conducting assessment and analysis of camp and host community dynamics and in recommending how the project can position itself to better serve the interests of the community
  • Support the MEL staff to develop project monitoring and evaluation tools and assist in mid-term and end of project evaluations
  • Ensure safe and proper documentation and storage/filling of all GBV related program materials
  • Monitor work plan and its effectiveness and efficient implementation
  • Support document success/human interest stories in collaboration with the communication team
  • Conduct comprehensive report and documentation of lessons learnt and best practices to achieve project goals and activities
  • Provide supervision to the implementing partners GBV Assistants and ensure effective provision of GBV prevention and WGSS services
  • Ensure monthly work plans are developed and reviewed regularly
  • Hold regular meetings with staff to plan and address any concerns and share feedback
  • Monitor and provide objective feedback related to staff performance, including completing staff performance development evaluations to promote growth and professional development
  • Provide leadership and support to ensure staff well-being, i.e. monitor and manage stress management by providing regular opportunities for staff debriefing to address secondary trauma
  • Contribute to CARE’s resource mobilisation efforts, organise for internal peer to peer capacity building forums on GBV
  • Other responsibilities as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree (Social Sciences, Psychology, Community Health, International Relations, Law, Community Development)or relevant Social Sciences
  • Three years, minimum, of experience in protection work supervisory responsibilities over national staff, programme development, planning and implementation
  • Must have in-depth technical expertise on protection, women and girls’ safe spaces programming and GBV related issues, including having a clear understanding of gender inequality, and issues surrounding discrimination and violence against women and girls
  • Must have experience with operationalising GBV principles, human rights law, humanitarian principles and other relevant international standards in a humanitarian aid setting
  • Well versed with core humanitarian standards (CHS)
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with local staff, beneficiaries, duty bearers and other stakeholders
  • Proficient in microsoft office -word, presentation, excel, access and outlook
  • Proficient in community mobilisation, challenging social norms/relations, behavior change communication and case management with good facilitation skills
  • Proven record of providing trainings and workshops on gender and GBV, SRH, topics in a variety of settings
  • Excellent analytical, communication and report writing skills, excellent negotiation and conflict resolution skills

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