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GBV Assistant – Gedo,Somalia

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Job Title:             GBV Assistant

Reporting to:     Regional Manager

Location:             Gedo,Somalia

Duration:             Six monthContract with possibility of renewal subject to availability of funding and performance

About NCA:

Norwegian Church Aid (NCA)is a member of the ACT Alliance and works with people and local actors, especially faith-based actors in many countries where it works, in their struggle to eradicate poverty and injustices. We provide humanitarian assistance in disasters and work for long-term development in local communities and societies. In order to address the root causes of poverty, we advocate for just decisions by public authorities, businesses and religious leaders.

One of the core areas of focus for NCA in humanitarian settings in addressing gender-based violence (GBV), also known as, violence against women and girls (VAWG). This work is done through both response to and prevention of violence.

Purpose of the position:

NCA is seeking to hire a GBV Assistantto support a pilot project, Engaging Men to End Men’s Violence Against Women and Girls. This projectwill focus on reducing risk and mitigating consequences related to three forms of GBV in humanitarian emergencies: sexual violence, interpersonal violence, and forced marriage. This will be accomplished through developing, piloting and evaluating innovative social norms change work that focuses on addressing male violence against women and adolescent girls and the attitudes men hold towards survivors.

The GBV Assistant will share responsibility for community mobilization, pilot testing curricula, liaising and facilitating discussions with women’s groups, facilitating Men’s Discussion Groups and building synergies with the ongoing GBV programme. All of these things will be done using an accountability framework centering women and girls.

The GBV Assistant will support specific program components related to social norms, transformative behavior change and other elements that go beyond awareness raising and into the social change needed to ensure women and girls can access their rights.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support community conversations withgirls’ and women’s groups to ensure their voices and needs inform programming – specifically the curricula development.
  • Provide input into transformative prevention materials including curricula and training guides that help men understand, reflect on and start to change attitudes around power, gender, masculinities and male privilege.
  • Facilitate Men’sDiscussionGroups that encourage men to reflect on a changing attitudes and behaviours related to violence against women and girls.
  • Conduct training of GBV staff and partners on the male engagement approaches to build synergies with ongoing GBV projects
  • Facilitate discussions with top level religious leaders around social normschange
  • Create linkages with the Adolescent Girls Safe Space interventions in schools and women’s spaces in the community
  • Support ongoing community engagement to facilitate acceptance of activities and approaches
  • Conduct mapping of the available GBV services in the project locations and facilitate development of appropriate referral mechanisms
  • Manage disclosures of violence in a survivor centered manner including referrals for services
  • Monitor and report on program activities
  • Perform other duties as required

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of 1 year 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, including monitoring and evaluation
  • Demonstrated understanding of the needs of survivors

Desirable Experiences

  • Demonstrated experience working with men to end violence against women and girls
  • Strong training and capacity building experience, particularly using participatory techniques for training related to different components of GBV programming.
  • Prior experience with SASA, Community Conversation Model or Engaging Men through Accountable Practices (EMAP).
  • Experience with working with civil society actors and faith-based actors.

Required Skills and Competences

  • Strong participatory community mobilization skills
  • Computer literacy with strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with local staff, beneficiaries and other stakeholders
  • Openness to introducing new ideas while also committed to building on existing experience and all learnings through extensive consultation processes
  • Solutions oriented and self-motivated


Excellent spoken and written English and Somali.

The successful candidate will be expected to have a proper understanding, interpretation and commitment to NCA’s vision, mission, values and strategies. NCA upholds the right of equal opportunity and qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Applicants who meet the requirements and qualifications outlined above, should submit an application letter indicating current and expected remuneration, a detailed C.V. and copies of their certificates and any other supporting documents to: vacancies.ncakenya@nca.no ;By 5th February 2020.

NCA is an equal opportunity employer and women, people with disabilities, and those from marginalized backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.

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