GBV OFFICER AT MERCY CORPS


Position Description

Location: Damboa Position Status: Full-time  Current Team Member: None

About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible.  In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions  into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.  Now, and for the future.

Program/Department Summary 

Mercy Corps Nigeria’s humanitarian program aims to provide assistance to populations affected by the crisis in Northeast Nigeria. With funding from Bureau of Humanitarian Affairs (BHA), Mercy Corps will continue its engagement in several interventions including but not limited to food assistance, nonfood items, protection, livelihoods, WASH and capacity building of humanitarian response actors. Mercy Corps is scaling-up and expanding its humanitarian response in Northeast Nigeria to reach more beneficiaries with additional assistance in a wider geographic area under the project titled

Addressing Diverse and Acute Primary Threats (ADAPT) to Human Security in North Eastern Nigeria.

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General Position Summary 

The GBV Officer is responsible for working with other team to ensure GBV case management support to survivors meets the inter-agency guidelines for case management and the minimum standards for child protection and Gender Based Violence in humanitarian actions.

Essential Job Responsibilities 

STRATEGY & VISION

  • To ensure GBV survivors including child survivors and those at risk of GBV are identified and receive individual case management support by ensuring standard tools and procedures are in place and adhered to by case management team members.
  • To manage, provide training and technical support to, and build the capacity of the full case management team.
  • To coordinate with other GBV service providers on case management.
  • Manage through facilitators disclosures of violence in a survivor centered manner including referrals for services.
  • Actively develop and maintain effective working relationships with other staff, teams
  • Establish and maintain effective program reporting, and monitoring and evaluation systems (to track, analyze and report on results) for both internal and external use.
  • Adhere to all MC policies related to security, operations and transport/ logistics information related to programming.
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.  Any other duties as assigned by the GBV Coordinator

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PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

  • Oversee GBV program startup in Damboa and ongoing program management and administration of teams.   
  • Ensure that program implementation is responsive to communities and partners and consistent with Mercy Corps’ relevant program guidelines, principles, values, quality standards and strategic plan.
  • Ensure that beneficiaries are effectively targeted according to established vulnerability criteria.
  • Develop program implementation strategies, including partnership frameworks, beneficiary targeting and distribution process as well as psychosocial and capacity building of partners.
  • Integrate community approaches, gender sensitivity and capacity building into all activities as appropriate.
  • Ensure program implementation is on time, target and budget, using effective M&E systems to reach desired impacts.
  • Create and maintain systems ensuring effective and transparent use of financial resources for timely and informative reporting in line with donor and Mercy Corps policies and procedures.
  • Fulfill Mercy Corps’ Program Management Minimum Standards based on the organizationwide guide.
  • Ensure all interventions adhere to Mercy Corps’ Gender Policy, Do No Harm principles, and beneficiary accountability standards.

TEAM MANAGEMENT 

  • Develop the capacity of the team, deepen understanding of their roles and assist with career development.
  • Assist team members with information, tools and resources to improve performance & reach objectives.
  • Promote accountability, communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback informally and formally via regular one on ones and performance reviews.
  • Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence.
  • Hire, orient and lead team members as necessary (case workers, center facilitators).

FINANCE & COMPLIANCE MANAGEMENT 

  • Ensure compliance with donor and Mercy Corps regulations related to emergency programming.
  • Draft and/or review scope of work to hire and manage any technical consultants, including review for technical efficacy and contract budget.

INFLUENCE & REPRESENTATION 

  • Identify, build and manage collaborative partnerships with consortium partners, sub-grantees, donors, local governments and other stakeholders.
  • Communicate effectively to ensure overall project targets and donor obligations are met.

SECURITY 

  • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.
  • Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.

ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING  

  • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves. 

ACCOUNTABILITY TO BENEFICIARIES 

  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically 

to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

  • Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

Supervisory Responsibility

Case Workers 

Accountability  Reports Directly To: GBV Coordinator 

Works Directly With: Finance, Program, MEL, and Operation Teams.

Knowledge and Experience 

  • BA/Sc. in relevant field required;
  • 3 years of experience working on GBV programming with a focus on prevention preferred
  • Knowledge of international humanitarian standards for GBV prevention, protection and response
  • Previous experience working on social norms change
  • Experience with developing and implementing GBV programmes, particularly monitoring and evaluation
  • Demonstrated understanding of the needs of survivors.
  • Demonstrated experience working with men to end violence against women and girls            Excellent oral and written skills and computer skills       Fluency in English and Hausa is required.

Success Factors 

The successful candidate will have a can-do attitude. Ideally s/he will be very committed and willingness to learn and work in remote locations. . S/he is a problem solver, an effective community mobilizer who is adept in successfully dealing with issues of complexity. S/he is an active listener and contributor, working to create a strong team that share ideas and learn.

Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside work hours. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

Submission of Application:

Interested candidates are requested to click HERE to create an account using your email address. Kindly indicate under the source question that you are a Current (or Former) Mercy Corps Team Member.  on or before 24th March, 2021.

“Fostering a diverse and open workplace is an important part of Mercy Corps’ vision, and we encourage people from all backgrounds, especially women and members of disadvantaged groups to apply. Mercy Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer”.

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