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GBV / Protection Officer at Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)


The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international non-governmental organisation with a mission to accompany, serve, and advocate for the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people. The organisation was founded in November 1980 and has a presence in over 50 countries. JRS undertakes services at national and regional levels with the support and guidance of an international office in Rome. The style of JRS service is human and spiritual, working in situations of greatest need, seeking the long-term wellbeing of refugees and displaced persons, while not neglecting their immediate or urgent needs. JRS offers opportunities to a wide variety of staff, local and international, while maintaining a realistic and localised scheme of salary/stipend, insurance, etc.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: GBV / Protection Officer

Locations: Zamfara
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Summary

  • GBV Protection Officer is responsible for providing coordination and supervision of sexual and gender-based violence awareness and prevention activities for conflict affected people in the Northwest of Nigeria.
  • In addition to providing overall coordination, s/he will be also responsible for directly providing technical and professional support in planning and implementing of protection interventions in emergency responses.

Key Responsibilities Of The Position

  • Ensures that planning and implementation of the project activities are in accordance with the program principles, approaches, and procedures of the organization. 
  • Implements structured GBV prevention activities, including conducting outreach, organizing sessions, implementing sessions and ensuring safe identification and referral of GBV and other protection cases to appropriate services.
  • Work with local authorities and support victims of GBV to get appropriate care and treatment.
  • Conduct training and needs assessments with stakeholders to identify learning needs and design appropriate training curriculum accordingly.
  • Coordinates closely with relevant GBV partners to facilitate cross-programming and ensure timely access to referral pathways.
  • Coordinate and monitor the overall implementation of GBV program activities in Northwest Nigeria based on established indicators, including collating and analysing data and information for reporting.
  • Oversee & support the day-to-day implementation of program activities including case management/psychosocial support, follow-up and advocacy to meet the needs of beneficiaries & strengthening community capacity to prevent & respond to incidents of GBV.
  • Ensures JRS has effective referral pathways to high quality survivor centred GBV Case Management, and other services, as needed.
  • Design and deliver training and workshops to raise awareness of gender norms, gender roles and SGBV to a wide range of persons across genders, age groups, religions, and ethnic groups
  • Design, implement and manage community-based awareness raising campaigns on issues related to gender.
  • Provide strategic advice to JRS leadership on potential programming and interventions that can address social repercussions of inequalities resulting from fixed gender norms and roles
  • Train teachers and community leaders on SGBV and other protection related issues
  • Develop training modules and activities designed to invoke critical thinking and dialogues on gender related topics 
  • Promote and represent the interests of the GBV/SGBV programs to all relevant stakeholders.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of monitoring tools to evaluate potential changes in perceptions, behaviours and attitudes towards gender norms and roles.
  • Contribute to effective information management on SGBV survivors through the provision of disaggregated data on populations of concern.

Experience and Experience

  • Degree in Social Work, Counselling, Psychology, Law or any other related field.
  • Post graduate qualification in any relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Relevant certifications in Protection
  • Experience in providing trainings / facilitating sessions on protection topics.
  • Experience facilitating community awareness sessions on gender and GBV
  • At least 5 years of experience in international organizations and humanitarian settings, specifically working with GBV Programming (prevention or response); experience of facilitating GBV prevention programmes is a requirement.


  • Adhere to JRS values and abide by the code of conduct and other policies.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Good time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent oral communication Hausa language is a requirement.



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email

Application Deadline  15th April, 2022.

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