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CP/GBV project Coordinator – Balcad & Jowhar Somalia

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Job Description


SOS Children’s Villages International is the umbrella organization to which all SOS Children’s Villages including SOS Children’s Villages Somalia Association is affiliated. SOS Children’s Villages Somalia has officially been working in Somalia since 1985. SOS is currently working in 134 countries worldwide. We are committed to the welfare of children – often throughout the whole of their childhood, and to strengthening families and communities as a preventive measure in the fight against abandonment and social neglect. We also run education and health facilities. With the SOS Children’s Village concept, the organization pioneered a family approach to the long-term care of orphaned and abandoned children. SOS Children’s Villages upholds child protection policy and our selection processes reflect our commitment to the protection of children and youth from abuse.

SOS Children’s Villages invites applications from suitably qualified and interested candidates who fulfill the eligibility criterion for theposition below;

Position​​          : CP/GBV project Coordinator  

Location​​          :Balcad and Jowhar Somalia

Reports to                               : Area Manager Banadir/L/M Shabelle

Contract Duration                : 6 Months (Temporary Contract)


The project coordinator will be responsible for the implementation of the GBV and Child Protection projects in Balcad and Jowhar, the CP/GBV coordinator will be accountable for the formulation, design, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of GBV and Child Protection. This position will lead the technical quality of SOS CV GBV/CP programming in Balcad and Jowhar. This position will involve frequent travel to project sites to ensure the technical quality and consistency of standards implemented through SOS CV programming.


Support in Programme Design, Development and Implementation

Closely support the project team in CP/GBV ProjectImplementation in all locations.

Lead the development and facilitation of trainings/workshops as well Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and reporting systems and approaches focusing on GBV/CP related topics;

Support in leading rapid and detailed child-led CP/risk mapping and GBV safety audit assessments in project target areas; identify barriers and risk faced by children and women and determine priorities, immediate activities, and required resources;

Leads the preparation of ongoing situation reports, periodic updates and analyses, by compiling and analyzing data, and related information in overall IDP and Host communities with a specific focus on child protection/GBV

Undertakes field visits to project areas, to assess local conditions and monitor progress. Establishes contact with community groups and partners to keep abreast of emergency situation. Collect information, identify problems and constraints in order to ensure effective project delivery.

Design, prepare, monitor and evaluate projects in the GBV and child protection in partnership with civil society, Partners, Donors and government actors.

Establish effective leadership for the GBV and Child protectionAoRs, map existing activities and undertake protection gap analysis, support the elaboration of Standard Operation Procedures and standardized tools, promote data collection and management, build capacity of project staff.

Provide timely feedback on the ongoing project activities and propose amendments as needed and way forward/mitigation measures to challenges faced.

Contribute to proposal development by providing relevant inputs on CP/ GBV related aspects in close coordination with the technical unit and project management team as well as engaging in resource mobilization efforts to support joint programming;

To contribute to the development of the CP/GBV program strategic direction for responding to the needs of women, girls, boys and men;

To perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop Plan programs.

Monitoring and Reporting:

Work closely with SOS CV MEAL department to ensure that implementation and monitoring of activities are implemented in a coordinated and phased manner, in accordance with agreed guidelines, best practices and policy.

Ensure that ethical, confidential and sound data collection and information management systems are in place for appropriate CP/GBV analysis, planning, evaluation, and advocacy in accordance to SOS CV Data protection Policy.

To identify and raise technical challenges staffs face in the delivery of GBV/CP relevant activities and services and propose tools and mechanisms to overcome them in a timely manner;

Provide technical support through developing sessions to support the implementation of the project’s activities including adaptation and upgrading of GBV/CP evidence-based tools and systems;

Lead and support the development of MEAL Framework and monitoring & evaluation plan for CP/GBV related activities and indicators and ensure adherence to the plans and systems;

Develop and roll out training plans and facilitate trainings for the community GBV/CP service providers/ Staff on monitoring, referring and reporting GBV/CP related cases based on the assessed needs.

Plan and undertake regular monitoring visits and meetings with relevant stakeholders in the targeted areas in assessing the protection trends, patterns and advise on the prevention and response strategies;

Support the analysis and reporting on programme and project progress and trends in terms of achieving results, using existing monitoring and evaluation tools and introducing new mechanisms and systems; identify constraints and resource deficiencies, and recommend corrective action;

Consistently and proactively, monitor/assess the safety and security of field teams; promptly reporting concerns or incidents to relevant units as required to maintain/enhance the security environment for Plan programs.

Coordinate and support timely delivery of quality project and financial reporting and ensures adequacy with finance and activities.

Provide consolidated weekly, monthly and quarterly progress reports on the CP/GBV related activities, training and meetings and contribute high quality donor reports on activities, indicators and achievements, as well as best practices and lessons learned.

Qualifications and Experience

Bachelor degree or equivalent in Social Work, Social Sciences, Psychology, Public/Community Health, Human Rights orrelated field.

At least 5 years’ experience in GBV/CP programming.

Good understanding and experience of working in Middle Shabele especially Balcad and Jowhar is a definite advantage.

Verbal fluency in English and Somali language.

Experience working with International NGO’s, UN agencies and/or local authorities in complex emergencies

Sound knowledge of gender issues in humanitarian settings, particularly GBV, including relevant international human rights, principles and established international standards (i.e: CPMS, GBVIMS, etc.)

An understanding of the needs and rights of children, particularly those affected by floods and conflict, IDPs children, unaccompanied and separated children and children who are at risk of abuse or exploitation and providing gender-sensitive and child-friendly counseling services, and/or developing/implementing referral pathways and case management systems

Basic familiarity with MS application packages (Word, Excel and database software) and willingness to develop further.

Experience in emergency preparedness and response as well as prior trainings in gender and GBV issues and their application in humanitarian, conflict, recovery and development settings;

Strong understanding of gender and ability to engage on gender equality issues;

Experience in counselling and psychosocial support will be an asset;

Experience of multiple managing grants and donor’ reporting requirements.

Child Safeguarding Policy:

SOS Children’s Villages organization is committed to safeguarding the rights of the children and therefore, is expected that every individual who joins with SOS Children’s Villages Somalia understand his/her responsibility in protecting and keeping children always safe

Application Procedure:

Interested applicants should send their applications with a CV and scanned copies of your academic and professional certificates indicating telephone numbers and three referees to: this email hr.so@sossomalia.org Indicating with subject line of the position.

Closing date: 23rd October 2020.

Competent Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


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