INTRODUCTION : -
Consultant - Psychotherapeutic Debriefing and Supervision for GBV Field Staff job opportunity is available at CARE International for individuals who possess relevant qualifications.
CARE launched formal operations in Nigeria in early 2017 and commenced operations in the North-East in August 2017 and has since been able to reach over 940,000 individuals with much-needed food and nutrition assistance, livelihood support, and sexual reproductive health (SRH) services, Gender-based violence, and women economic empowerment interventions.
Gender is integrated throughout all sectoral programs including GBV prevention, risk mitigation, and response. CARE is currently active in Yobe and Borno States in North-East Nigeria.
In Yobe State, CARE has worked in collaboration with WFP since November 2017 on food distribution and blanket supplementary feeding program (BSFP).
CARE has been operational in Borno State through its SRH, GBV, and cash programming since September 2017. Currently, CARE’s donors in Nigeria are, among others, Global Affairs Canada (GAC), USG Department of State, WFP, UNFPA, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Arthur Blank Foundation, and private donors.
The project has GBV prevention and Response components as well as Sexual reproductive health services is designed to enhance access to services and an overall reduction of the incidence and prevalence of GBV among internally displaced persons (IDPs) and host communities in Bama and Dikwa local government areas.
The GBV response component of the project is composed of 4 caseworkers and 4 Psychosocial support assistants, while the prevention team is made up of 2 GBV Officers, 2 GBV Assistants, and 2 Community Engagement officers.
The GBV field team is directly supervised by 2 GBV Officers with remote technical support from a Project Manager and a Gender and Protection Sector Manager Based in Maiduguri.
Further, the GBV team is in charge of the management of the 4 women and girls safe spaces; 2 in each LGA.
The Need :
From 2020, there have been multiple crises including the outbreak of COVID19 that interrupted the provision of life-saving GBV services for some time and access to services in the deep field locations.
This was coupled with an upsurge of insecurity orchestrated by NSAG leading to a continuous wave of population displacement mostly affecting Borno state.
As a result of these attacks and heightened insecurity, humanitarian flight services suspended their operations to Dikwa since March 2021, and a significant reduction of humanitarian footprints in all neighboring LGAs including the Bama local government area.
In Dikwa most humanitarian organizations withdrew operations since April 2021. Despite all these happenings, CARE is still on the ground providing food assistance and GBV prevention and response services through a strategy of engaging staff from the local community and working with a local NGO to oversee the implementation of these activities.
The scale-down of humanitarian organization’s presence in Dikwa and Bama due to the deteriorating security has triggered serious protection issues and concerns among populations.
For instance, sexual violence is on the increase with the latest GBVIMS data showing that sexual violence is the third leading type of GBV reported in recent months.
This is alarming considering last year’s reports indicated rape to be the 4th most reported concern in this location.
These direct interactions with survivors of GBV mostly as the first point of contact during case management expose them to vicarious trauma, acute stress, and burnout.
Moreover, clients suffer from multiple needs that stretch the GBV workers in an attempt to assist them.
Organizations have a legal and moral obligation to protect and enhance staff safety and well-being. This includes taking meaningful actions to reduce risks to physical and psychological health and safety.
Duty of care constitutes a non-waivable duty on the part of the organization to mitigate or otherwise address foreseeable risks that may harm or injure its personnel .
Since great stress can also stem from insufficient support from the organization and management, managers have a fundamental role in creating and sustaining a healthy work environment.
As such, CARE is committed to providing regular supervision to provide technical and psychosocial support for all staff delivering GBV response services while recognizing that their support needs are different and are based on individual experiences of stress and trauma.
Purpose of the Activity :
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The Objective of Supervision :
The activity is expected to cover the following key areas :
The Supervisor will be responsible for the following.
This exercise has the following expected outputs :
Terms and Conditions of the Consultancy
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The supervisor will have competencies in the following areas :