The Senior Technical Officer - Protection GBV provides technical and programmatic leadership for GBV subsector within the Protection Sector to ensure timely and high-quality deliverables in terms of outputs, outcomes, and impact to contribute to the attainment of the IHANN IV project’s sub-purpose for protection, which is the improvement of the overall well-being of vulnerable individuals through increased access to integrated GBV, PSS and child protection services.
Under the direct supervision of the Protection Coordinator, the STO- Protection GBV will be directly responsible for the implementation of GBV activities including both prevention and response activities and GBV field staff technical supervision in various locations including Bama (Bama town and Banki), Mobbar (Damasak) and Ngala LGAs, Borno State.
Responsibilities also include providing technical oversight for development, designing, planning, implementation, and capacity-building of GBV sub-sector staff and relevant stakeholders, regular monitoring, and supervision missions to different locations, developing draft reports, concept notes as well as project proposals.
Key duties and responsibilities
With the support and under the direct supervision of the Protection Coordinator, the Senior Technical Officer- Protection GBV is responsible for the following tasks :
Program implementation :
for example, strengthening data collection, in-depth reporting and analyses, monitoring accountability initiatives, and documenting the impact of the project in target locations.
Supportive supervision :
In collaboration with the Protection Coordinator, develop supervision plans for the project staff based in the field.Conduct monthly field visits to carry out technical supportive supervision and provide with all necessary technical coaching and guidance for GBV field staff.
Submit field visit reports with clear action plans to improve effectiveness of program implementation to Protection Coordinator.
In coordination with the M & E team, conduct quarterly data quality audits.
Human resource and administration :
Ensure technical supervision to ATOs-Protection GBV and build positive and collaborative working relationships in line with FHI 360’s policies.
Oversee capacity building activities for ATOs-Protection GBV and community volunteers.Participate in the recruitment process as occasion demandsCollaborate with the Protection Coordinator and HR to ensure GBV field staff are well versed on the FHI 360 Code of Conduct, accountability, respectful dialogue with communities and prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA).
Share with the Protection Coordinator key updates on GBV sub-sector for IHANN IV bi-weekly meetings.Compile sub-sector monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual reports and submit to the Protection Coordinator for review.
Work closely with the M&E team to verify and validate GBV data for quality reporting.Input data into the GBVIMS each monthly and submit to the Protection Coordinator for verification.
In the absence of the Protection Coordinator, represent FHI 360 in the GBV sub sector working group and the Strategy Advisory Group (SAG).
Support the compilation of GBV sub sector reporting 5Ws, GBVIMS and other related reporting as required by the sub sector.
Represent effectively FHI 360 in the Dignity Kits sub-sector group and share related updates with the Protection Coordinator.
Liaise with relevant partners, local authorities, and communities whenever it serves the objectives of the project in protection / GBV.
Financial management and operational support
Develop draft financial pipelines monthly and submit to the Protection Coordinator for review.Ensure sub-sector planned activities are in line with the budget and are implemented in a timely manner.
Actively participate in the Protection Sector budget revision.In collaboration with the Protection Coordinator, develop procurement plans for new projects / areas of project implementation.
Develop sector purchase requests as per the approved procurement plans and submit to logistics for processing.Develop project material distribution plans and follow-up with logistics to ensure timely delivery of materials to the field sites.
Knowledge, Skills & Attributes :
Knowledge and experience working on Gender Based Violence in emergencies (GBViE)Proven understanding and experience applying GBV guiding principles and approaches as well as implementing the GBV minimum standards within projects.
Proven advocacy skills and experience with engagement on protection issues within the humanitarian infrastructure; has knowledge of and experience in engaging the cluster system in IDP camps or coordination mechanisms in refugee camps.
Experience conducting GBV trainings, including individual case management.Experience using the GBV Information Management System (GBVIMS).
Knowledge and experience in Women and Girls safe space set up and management.Knowledge and experience in community-based protection mechanisms, especially those related to GBV.
Experience in project cycle management, including proposal writing, budget management, and donor reporting.Excellent computer and IT skills, and strong protection data management skills.
Strong oral and writing communication skills.Excellent team building and conflict resolution skills.Ability for rapid analysis of complex issues, strong decision-making, and translation of programmatic learning and priorities into operational strategies.
Multitask with ability to meet tight deadlines.High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English & Hausa communication.
Academic qualifications and work experience
Master’s degree in gender sciences, social work, sociology, Psychology, or similar fields with at least 7 years relevant experience in GBV or women’s protection programming in emergencies or humanitarian settings, including women and girls’ safe spaces (WGSSs) set up and management orBA / BS in gender sciences, social work, sociology, psychology, or related fields with 7-9 years relevant experience in GBV or women’s protection programming in emergencies or humanitarian settings, including women and girls’ safe spaces (WGSSs) set up and management.
Familiarity with Nigerian law enforcement systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.
This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties.
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