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Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Assistant at Zenith of the Girl Child and Women Initiative Support

Zenith of the Girl Child and Women Initiative Support is a leading girls and women’s rights organization, which promotes gender equality, reaching the most vulnerable, and promoting meaningful inclusion. The organization is a registered non-profit, non-governmental female/youth-led organization that aims to preventing and protecting women and girls against all forms of gender-based violence, abuse, and discrimination. Zenith of the Girl Child and Women Initiative Support advocates and influence policies in favor of women and girls. ZEGCAWIS create awareness and sensitize communities on the Sexual and reproductive Health rights, prevention of sexual and all forms of gender-based violence information and response services. ZEGCAWIS has been in existence since 2016, it became officially registered with cooperate affairs commission in Nigeria 2018.

Working together with Relevant stake holders,  women, young people, supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, where women and girls as well children’s Right will be protected and supported, a world where everyone will have equal access to opportunities, economic empowerment and be treated with respect and dignity irrespective of their sex,  gender, Race and religion differences 

We are looking for passionate, experienced and dedicated professionals for our SAFPAC project in partnership with Care International (Care Nigeria) in Borno State 

JOB TITILE: Gender Based Violence (GBV) Assistant

The GBV Assistant will be responsible for the provision of quality survivor-centered case management/psychosocial support services to GBV survivors in the assigned project location, Borno state. She/he will be based in Maiduguri. The position reports to the Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights/Gender Based Violence (SRHR/GBV) Officer and works with a team of other officers from CARE international, a partner in the Project

Key Responsibilities

Case management/Psychosocial support
• Provide professional psychosocial and confidential services to survivors of GBV, grounded in the ZEGCAWIS’s holistic, survivor-centered case management approach.
•Facilitate sexual assault survivor’s access to clinical care at the support Centre’s
•Ethically and confidentially document client information through accurate filling of G2L project’s  provided intake forms and ensure confidential and safe storage
•Support the maintenance of the project’s case management system by maintaining survivor confidentiality
• Regularly contribute to update the GBVIMS data base with information collected in the intake forms during case assessment and action plan.

Monitoring and evaluation

•Participate in interpretation of the analyzed data on GBV reporting trends to inform intervention areas.
• Participate in the development of case management monitoring systems and ensure consistent use and application.
•In collaboration with CARE’s SRHR/GBV Officer, participate in preparation of relevant reports regarding the CARE’s psychosocial activities.Advertisement

Trainings and capacity building

•Provide ongoing coaching and mentorship to refugee para-counsellors supporting case management services.
•Identify and build the capacity of community based groups to provide ongoing psychosocial support to GBV survivors to facilitate their long term recovery.
•Participate in capacity building of other service providers and community based structures to ensure that survivors receive compassionate support

Coordination and Advocacy

•With the support of the SRHR/GBV Officer, make timely consent based interagency referrals for survivors in need of other services.
•Participate in the interagency case review meetings as need be.
•Follow-up with service providers, community based support groups and the survivors themselves to ensure GBV survivors receive timely support.
•Coordinate discrete home visits by the refugee para-counsellors that minimize potential risks to survivors and the involved staff.
•Strengthen and maintain networks with community leaders, women leaders, service providers and camp management to ensure that survivors receive compassionate support from the community.
• Participate in psychosocial assessment of women registering for women center activities and support the women empowerment supervisor to run group therapy and psycho education activities at the women center.
•Coordinate other support services for individual survivors with other team members such as the legal officer for those in need of legal aid.


•Maintain transparent and accountable records of beneficiaries issued with non-food items
•Identify material needs of GBV survivors and initiate purchase requests to respond to the needs in line with approved budgets
•Support the lead counselor in managing assets/inventory assigned to the support centers

Required Qualifications & Competence:

•Diploma in counseling and/or psychology Social sciences with extensive work experience.
•Minimum 2 years of direct psychosocial/counseling experience with a reputable agency; experience working with survivors of violence preferred.
•Clear understanding of gender, abuse of power, and issues surrounding violence against women
•Able to maintain confidentiality, counseling ethics and uphold the rights of GBV survivors at all times.
•Positive, highly motivated, innovative, with strong organizational and inter-personal skills.
•Able to work as part of a team.
•Strong knowledge of computer applications, including MS Word and Excel.
•Willing to work in a remote location.


Interested Applicants are advice to send expression of interest stating the position as the subject along with cover letter to  on or before December 11 2020

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