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Posted: 12 October 2020
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20 October 2020 Protection & Advocacy cadaado, Somalia Full Time Save Somali Women and Children
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Job Description

Save Somali Women and Children is an impartial, neutral and independent local organization whose Vision is to realize of a united Somalia that is peaceful, human-centered and genuinely democratic-where all are full participants to determine their own destinies. SSWC also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian laws and principles both national and international.

GBV Coordinator

About the Job

Based in Adaado, the primary function of the GBV Coordinator is to provide technical guidance and supervision for the successful implementation of the project (Somalia Health, Protection and Nutrition  SHARPEN 2).

Technical Focus
The GBV Coordinator will be responsible for the coordinating the project implementation, Managing the staff working under the project, represents the organization externally and contributes to building the necessary understanding ,support of the organization among key stakeholders in all the Area of Responsibility and any other duties assigned.

Tasks and responsibilities
Contribute to the development by providing technical guidance and supervision for the successful implementation of the project

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Program Planning

  • Work closely with the the organizations project officers, Communication officer, Finance unit, Monitoring and Evaluation officer and the Head of programs to ensure achievement of the program goals.
  • Provide strategic direction and undertake analysis of GBV trends, gaps in services to better address needs
  • Contribute to program design, the development of concept notes and proposals
  • Contribute to ongoing programmatic assessments

2. Coordination:

  • Participate and contribute to the Adaado-based GBV sub-cluster
  • Advocate for adherence to SOPs (standard operating procedure) and on behalf of program teams as needed
  • Coordinate internally to support mainstreaming of GBV and protection in south central Somalia specifically Adaado.

3. Program Implementation and Capacity Development:

  • Provide ongoing technical support and capacity building to GBV staff during programme implementation. Organize and lead GBV technical trainings as needed
  • Provide technical support to strengthen and standardize programming across sites, including psychosocial support activities and case management systems, outreach and prevention strategies, and awareness-raising efforts
  • Contribute to healthcare trainings to improve clinical response of rape
  • Provide guidance on information-sharing and data management systems
  • Compile monthly and quarterly reports, on time and with accurate data
  • Work with implementing partners to ensure prompt implementation of program per global standards
  • Ability to use and provide an analysis of GBVIMS

4. Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within Save Somali Women and Children and amongst beneficiaries served by Save Somali Women and Children.

5. Security

  • Comply with security protocols and policies
  • Consider security implications of all program activities, carefully reviewing new initiatives with program teams
  • Maintain flexibility to take on added responsibility as and when needed
  • Contribute to the positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organization’s Code of Conduct

6. Other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed are illustrative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.

Compliance & Ethics: Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout Save Somali Women and Children. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of Save Somali Women and Children and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. 

About you

Interested? You should possess the following qualifications and experiences and have the following competencies:

This is a National position based in Adaado.


  • Degree in Social Work, Public Health, International Development or other relevant field of study preferred.
  • Experience working with implementing partners preferred
  • Minimum 2 –3 years of field experience, including experience in GBV program management and protection/GBV coordination
  • Experience with proposal writing, reporting and M&E
  • Ability to work well with a cross-cultural team
  • Knowledge of the International Humanitarian Law (IHL) is an added advantage.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, to remain flexible to a changing environment, and to make decisions independently
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Somali languages;
  • A high level of computer literacy
  • Good knowledge of the social, economic and political environment of Somalia.

How to Apply:

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications with the subject line clearly marked “GBV Coordinator –-Adaado”. An updated CV with a comprehensive summary of similar or comparable work should be attached.

It should include three (3) referees and be no more than 4 pages.

Complete applications should be sent to by 20th October 2020.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

SSWC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, promoting gender, equity and diversity.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.