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GBV Officer Job by ALIGHT

Hello Hello! Alight is recruiting a GBV Officers to be based at Afar & Amhara (Debrebirhan & Sekota). You’re interested in joining us? Welcome, we’re happy you’re here!

If you join us, you will find…

A team with deep experience in co-designing solutions that create new value around the world. We know we need to always be better, and we believe in the power and abundance of everyday people, everywhere, to change the world with us.

A culture of radical accountability to our customers –as we help build a meaningful life for and with the displaced, we ask them what they want and then deliver on it.

Alight (formerly American Refugee Committee) is an international non-profit organization with its headquarters located in the United States. Alight has provided humanitarian assistance to millions of beneficiaries in 29 countries over the past 40 years, currently reaching over 10 million refugees, IDPs, and disaster-affected communities in 17 countries around the world, helping people regain control of their lives after conflict and natural disasters. Alight maintains full-fledged humanitarian programs in Somalia, Uganda, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Pakistan, Thailand, and Myanmar. Alight is currently in the process of responding to humanitarian situation in Ethiopia.

Alight focuses on lifesaving humanitarian interventions as well as recovery and resilience building programs designed to create lasting positive change in the lives of vulnerable people. Alight works closely with displaced persons, returnees, refugees and communities affected by natural and man-made disasters, providing a range of integrated assistance including primary and curative health care, water and sanitation, protection services, restoration of strategic health and water infrastructure, dignified housing for returning refugees, and sustainable job creation. Alight has also built strong relationships with development partners, agencies, as well as federal and local governments in order to approach challenges in an inclusive and holistic manner and come up with innovative solutions that best fits the local context.


Reporting to the Protection Officer, the GBV officer provides support on the day-day management and coordination of GBV activities in the field. The GBV Assistant will supervise the response and prevention of GBV, train and supervise the protection mobilizer and GBV community workers, and social workers to respond and ensure effective implementation of GBV activities; and utilize monitoring and evaluation systems to ensure high quality services. The GBV shall attend coordination meetings/platforms of protection, health, legal, and shelter/NFI clusters as deemed necessary to respond to multiple needs of GBV survivors and prevent violence against women. The GBV Assistant will also establish and maintain networks with community leaders, women leaders, service providers and camp management to ensure that women and girls receive compassionate support from the community.


  • Mobilizing community participation in GBV activities in the IDP camps.
  • Participating in meetings at Hargeisa level (Protection cluster, GBV sub cluster) with other partners for coordination and follow-up on GBV activities.
  • Developing innovative and sustainable GBV implementation strategies closely monitoring behavior change and regularly appraise on existing strategies on GBV.
  • Referring all GBV related cases to the response team for management.
  • Conducting training sessions for identified community and agency staff on GBV issues.
  • Organizing and facilitating workshops for community workers, change agents, support groups and agency workers.
  • In conjunction with livelihood unit, initiate income generating activities that help alleviate suffering of GBV survivors to eradicate dependency syndrome.
  • Developing and maintaining positive and professional working relationship with other agencies.
  • Analyzing, compiling and submitting monthly GBV reports to the project officer for sharing.
  • Regularly monitoring GBV activities and provide feedback for adjustment of activities as needed.
  • Ensuring that assigned projects achieve set goals, objectives and outcomes.
  • Assisting in mid-term or end of project evaluations on GBV on project impact.
  • Prepare and submit activity progress reports including weekly, monthly GBV, 4W matrix & SITREPs.
  • Keeping inventory of all items in the sector and NFIs distributed disaggregated by age gender.
  • Assisting in the preparation of the sector’s operation plans/work plans & reviews.
  • Assigning tasks to protection mobilizer to ensure effective, efficient and timely implementation.
  • Conducting regular meetings with protection mobilizer.
  • Reporting on the performance of the protection mobilizer to the Supervisor.
  • Provide mentoring support to protection mobilizer and community volunteers.
  • Fulfill any other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.

Job Requirements

  • BA/BSc degree or Diploma in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Public Health, Nursing, Women’s Studies or GBV related training
  • At least, 2 years of relevant work experience for diploma holders and 1 year for degree holders
  • Clear understanding of gender, power abuse, and issues surrounding violence against women.
  • Able to maintain medical ethics, confidentiality and respect for client at all times.
  • Experience in participatory techniques and community mobilization
  • Excellent report writing and fluency in both Somalia and English languages.
  • Proficient in use of computers, able to use – Microsoft Word, Excel and Epi-Info and relevant data processing
  • software packages. Should be conversant with use of internet and email systems
  • Fluency in English & local language
  • Fluency in other local and national languages is an advantage

Key Behaviors and Abilities:

  • Excellent coordination and communication skills
  • Should be able to live, work and travel in an insecure environment, following strict security guidelines at all times.
  • Proven capacity to work in a quickly moving, unstable situation and work against targeted outputs with tight time frames and deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
  • High level of confidentiality and integrity.
  • Experience of working under high pressure, in fast-paced environments.
  • Strong service orientation with the ability to proactively approach staff to understand their needs and to find effective solutions.
  • strong organizational skills ability to handle multiple priorities in an autonomous manner.


  • COVID-19 sensitivity
  • Gender-sensitive
  • Understanding of and commitment to the “Humanitarian principles”
  • Understanding of and commitment to Alight code of conduct and organizational goals

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates can send to before October 27, 2022, COB.


  • Please, indicate the position/title applied for in your cover letter and/or subject of the email
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • Only qualified applicants will be short listed and contacted.
  • Open to Ethiopian nationals ONLY