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Assistant Technical Officer at FHI 360, Borno.

  • Entry Level
  • Full Time
  • Onsite
  • Borno

FHI 360

Position Title:            Assistant Technical Officer – Gender Based Violence

Location:                    Damasak, Borno state

Supervisor:                Field Coordinator

Technical Supervisor: Senior Technical Officer- GBV


Project Description:

Northeast Nigeria is currently facing a growing humanitarian crisis with a vast number of Internally Displaced Persons in need of emergency assistance. These IDPs are living among host communities, lacking access to livelihoods and resources, ultimately leading to unprecedented levels of malnutrition and food insecurity. FHI 360 has been working in Nigeria for over 30 years and responded to the humanitarian crisis in the NE for five years. In anticipation of a new project, and in support of ongoing ones, FHI360 seeks an experienced Assistant Technical Officer – Gender Based Violence to support our response to the humanitarian crisis in NE Nigeria.


Job Purpose: 

Under the overall supervision of the Field Coordinator (FC)- and technical supervision of the Senior Technical Officer – GBV, the Assistant Technical Officer, Gender-Based Violence (GBV) will in day-to-day activities; implement Gender- Based Violence (GBV) prevention and response activities at the field sites including safe spaces, health facilities, IDP Camps and host communities.


Duties and responsibilities:

  • Responsible for implementation of the overall GBV response, including individual case management, group support group, individual and group counselling, and psychosocial support activities for survivors of GBV in the Safe Space
  • Adhere to survivor centered approach and GBV response guiding principles.
  • Apply all GBV case management steps to provide specialized and individualized support to survivors of gender-based violence.
  • With informed consent from the survivor, engage family members of survivors and empower them with skills to help survivors cope.
  • Provide confidential and appropriate referrals of GBV cases to critical services including child protection, clinical care, specialized mental health services          ( MHPSS), accompany of survivors to services where appropriate and do all necessary follow- ups to ensure appropriate support services have been provided to the survivor.
  • Record all GBV incidents on the primero including development of action plan and ensure that they are stored in a safe and confidential manner.
  • Deliver trainings and coaching on GBV related topics including case management and referral pathways, Psychological First Aid (PFA), men engagement in GBV prevention, community mobilization techniques.
  • Provide supportive supervision to community volunteers to monitor the application of their training knowledge.
  • Effectively play the role of “Volunteer Management System (VMS)” Focal Point  for  GBV community volunteers.
  • Work closely with community stakeholders to establish and strengthen GBV community-based mechanisms through   capacity building on GBV prevention and response involving training, coaching, and mentoring.
  • Oversee all GBV prevention activities at both GBV safe spaces and community level and identify GBV risk in the community as well as adequate mitigation measures.
  • Facilitate peer education sessions for religious/stakeholders and monitor CVs facilitation on peer education.
  • Conduct weekly mentoring and coaching of community volunteers on the job role and responsibilities.
  • Coordinate with a range of actors to ensure safe and confidential services are made available and accessible to survivors of GBV and other vulnerable women and girls, and those at heighten risk of GBV as well.
  • Conduct quarterly activity review sessions with beneficiaries to identify what activities are working and what activities need to be improved.
  • Serve as organizational liaison to external organizations working in GBV at coordination meetings in the LGA and conference as assigned.
  • Compile weekly and monthly community outreach and group psychosocial support activities as well as monthly specific protection reports and share with STO- GBV for review.
  • Work closely with GBV CBPM, stakeholders and CVs to organize the celebration of GBV related special events such as the International Women’s Day, International Day of the Girl Child, and 16 days of Activism against GBV.
  • Under the general supervision of the Protection Coordinator, work closely with other Protection subsectors namely Child protection and PSS to attain project goals regarding Protection.
  • Liaise with other FHI 360 sectors; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Nutrition, Health including Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) to identify protection concerns and work together to implement GBV mitigation actions in accordance with the required standards.
  • Ensure GBV is consistently mainstreamed into other sectors for a thorough support to women and girls’ survivors or at risk of GBV.
  • Identify gaps / challenges in service delivery for survivors and coordinate with relevant actors to ensure that safe and confidential services are made available and accessible to survivors of GBV and vulnerable individuals.
  • Contribute to the development of concept notes and project proposals when necessary.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Supervisors.


Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

  • Extensive knowledge of GBV, GBV-PSS and Counselling in crisis situations.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • At least 1-3-year experience GBV case management and PSS as well as GBV prevention in humanitarian context.
  • Proven experience in working with IDPs or refugees, returnees, and host communities.
  • Experience in facilitating training and mentorship of local communities to support child protection, GBV and PSS activities.
  • Understanding Protection and GBV related coordination mechanisms.
  •  Proven experience in “Survivor Centered Approach” implementation and GBVIMs.
  • Excellent reporting writing skills.
  • Strong communication and negotiation skill.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Understanding and commitment to child’s rights and child protection and GBV issues.
  • Ability to live in the field with minimum access services.
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Dynamic, pro-active, and self-motivated.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
  • Mandatory fluent in English and local languages – Hausa, Kanuri
  • Acts according to FHI360 values; uses ethical considerations to guide decisions.
  • Solid understanding of Safeguarding and Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP).
  • Flexible, respectful, willing to cooperate with and support project stakeholders including colleagues, beneficiaries, local community, and local leaders.
  • Safeguarding of Children:  FHI 360 is committed to protecting the dignity, rights and well-being of all children involved in its programs and activities around the world.


Qualifications and Requirements:

  • BA/BSc in social work, Sociology, Social Sciences, Psychology, or a similar degree with at least 1-3 years relevant experience in child protection programming including CP Case management and PSS, child protection prevention as well as setting up and management of child friendly safe spaces or SHLS.
  • Extensive knowledge of GBV in humanitarian context.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Proven experience in working with IDPs or refugees, returnees, and host communities.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian law enforcement systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.



FHI 360 is committed to providing a safe environment for all employees, beneficiaries and anyone contracted by FHI 360. This Includes taking measures to protect vulnerable people from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) by either FHI 360 employees or associated personnel. FHI 360 abides by child safeguarding principles. FHI 360’s Safeguarding Policies apply and flow out to all FHI 360 staff, board members, volunteers, and partner staff (subcontractors, consultants, vendors, and subrecipients), regardless of the funding mechanism or amount of contract, agreement, or purchase order.


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. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.


FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.


Our values and commitments to safeguarding: FHI 360 is committed to preventing any type of abuse, exploitation and harassment in our work environments and programs, including sexual abuse, exploitation and harassment. FHI 360 takes steps to safeguard the welfare of everyone who engages with our organization and programs and requires that all personnel, including staff members and volunteers, share this commitment and sign our code of conduct. All offers of employment will be subject to appropriate screening checks, including reference, criminal record and terrorism finance checks. FHI 360 also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (MDS), facilitated by the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response. In line with the MDS, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any substantiated findings of sexual abuse, exploitation and/or harassment during the applicant’s tenure with previous employers. By applying, job applicants confirm their understanding of these recruitment procedures and consent to these screening checks.


FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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