GBV Protection Assistant Vacancy in Ethiopia

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: Alight
Closing date: 25 Jul 2021

Job Description

POSITION TITLE: GBV Protection Assistant

Duty Station: multiple locations

COUNTRY PROGRAM: Ethiopia, Tigray region

RESPONSIBLE TO: Protection Officer

Deadline: July 25, 2021

STATUS: Full Time




Alight, formerly the American Refugee Committee (ARC), is an international non-profit, nonsectarian organization that has been providing life-saving humanitarian assistance for refugees, disaster affected, and internally displaced people for over 40 years. Alight is helping millions in many countries in in Africa, Asia and Europe, including in Iraq, Kosovo, Haiti, Sudan, South Sudan, Rwanda, Somalia, and currently starting Ethiopia program. Alight was registered in Ethiopia under Civil Society Organizations Proclamation No. 1113/2019 on February 01, 2021, with registry number 5370.

The overall objective of ALIGHT Ethiopia/Tigray program is to provide life-saving assistance to the IDPs and conflict affected in Tigray through Shelter/NFI, WASH, Protection, Health and Nutrition interventions; enable them respond to recurring emergencies, help them build resiliency of communities through strengthening of existing social services such as health, water facilities/structures and support creation of durable solutions IDPs and conflict affected communities through a set of integrated activities. Alight Ethiopia Program has country office offices in Addis Ababa and regional office in Mekelle.


Reporting to the Protection Officer, the protection/ GBV assistant 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 behaviour 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.
  • Analysing, 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.
  • Fulfil any other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.


  • 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/Tigrigna
  • Fluency in other local and national languages is an advantage


  • Excellent coordination and communication skills
  • Should have good documentation and dissemination / presentation 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

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