Senior Technical Officer GBV-Protection at FHI 360

The Senior Technical Officer – Protection GBV provides technical and programmatic leadership for GBV subsector within the Protection Sector to ensure timely and high-quality deliverables in terms of outputs, outcomes, and impact to contribute to the attainment of the IHANN IV project’s sub-purpose for protection, which is the improvement of the overall well-being of vulnerable individuals through increased access to integrated GBV, PSS and child protection services.

Under the direct supervision of the Protection Coordinator, the STO- Protection GBV will be directly responsible for the implementation of GBV activities including both prevention and response activities and GBV field staff technical supervision in various locations including Bama (Bama town and Banki), Mobbar (Damasak) and Ngala LGAs, Borno State. Responsibilities also include providing technical oversight for development, designing, planning, implementation, and capacity-building of GBV sub-sector staff and relevant stakeholders, regular monitoring, and supervision missions to different locations, developing draft reports, concept notes as well as project proposals.

Key duties and responsibilities

With the support and under the direct supervision of the Protection Coordinator, the Senior Technical Officer- Protection GBV is responsible for the following tasks:

Program implementation:

  • Responsible for overall planning and timely implementation of GBV activities, ensuring adherence to FHI360’s policies and procedures.
  • Update the detailed implementation plan for the project based on activities conducted each month.
  • In coordination with the Protection Coordinator, develop detailed implementation plans for new projects.
  • Ensure GBV principles and guidelines are known and strictly followed by all GBV staff and ensure GBV activities are always implemented in accordance with international GBV minimum standards.
  • Ensure all women and girl safe spaces are properly designed and operate according to international standards.
  • In coordination with the Protection Coordinator develop GBV training modules for stakeholders, IEC materials and any other documents required by the project.
  • Under the leadership of the Protection Coordinator, build capacity of staff in GBV prevention and response through regular trainings, on the job coaching, knowledge checklist and mentoring.
  • Overall responsible for rigorous application of project cycle management standards to achieve program quality in design, implementation, and monitoring; for example, strengthening data collection, in-depth reporting and analyses, monitoring accountability initiatives, and documenting the impact of the project in target locations.
  • Monitor and analyses main GBV concerns and trends, and advocate to relevant stakeholders with the aim of mitigating risks.
  • Support the Protection Coordinator in coordinating the implementation of pilot interventions such as formation of cooperatives, men’s engagement programs, intergenerational dialogue among others.
  • Assist the field teams to conduct regular GBV safety audits and compile reports for each safety audit conducted.
  • Actively engage in conducting needs assessments for program implementation in new areas.
  • Actively collaborate with child protection sub-sector and other IHANN IV sectors (Health, WASH and Nutrition) to seek program synergies and opportunities for innovative integration and to ensure comprehensive assistance to the crisis-affected populations.
  • Contribute to the development of concept notes and new proposals, including preparation of narrative and budgets.
  • Ensure timely and quality preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual progress and donor reports for GBV sub-sector.
  • Ensure GBV is mainstreamed in all the sectors and GBV cases are safely referred and holistically responded to.
  • Maintain flexibility to take on added tasks and responsibilities as and when needed.

Supportive supervision:

  • In collaboration with the Protection Coordinator, develop supervision plans for the project staff based in the field.
  • Conduct monthly field visits to carry out technical supportive supervision and provide with all necessary technical coaching and guidance for GBV field staff.
  • Submit field visit reports with clear action plans to improve effectiveness of program implementation to Protection Coordinator.
  • In coordination with the M & E team, conduct quarterly data quality audits.

Human resource and administration:

  • Ensure technical supervision to ATOs-Protection GBV and build positive and collaborative working relationships in line with FHI 360’s policies.
  • Oversee capacity building activities for ATOs-Protection GBV and community volunteers.
  • Participate in the recruitment process as occasion demands
  • Collaborate with the Protection Coordinator and HR to ensure GBV field staff are well versed on the FHI 360 Code of Conduct, accountability, respectful dialogue with communities and prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA).


  • Share with the Protection Coordinator key updates on GBV sub-sector for IHANN IV bi-weekly meetings.
  • Compile sub-sector monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual reports and submit to the Protection Coordinator for review.
  •  Work closely with the M&E team to verify and validate GBV data for quality reporting.
  • Input data into the GBVIMS each monthly and submit to the Protection Coordinator for verification.


  • In the absence of the Protection Coordinator, represent FHI 360 in the GBV sub sector working group and the Strategy Advisory Group (SAG).
  • Support the compilation of GBV sub sector reporting – 5Ws, GBVIMS and other related reporting as required by the sub sector.
  • Represent effectively FHI 360 in the Dignity Kits sub-sector group and share related updates with the Protection Coordinator.
  • Liaise with relevant partners, local authorities, and communities whenever it serves the objectives of the project in protection/GBV.

Financial management and operational support

  • Develop draft financial pipelines monthly and submit to the Protection Coordinator for review.
  • Ensure sub-sector planned activities are in line with the budget and are implemented in a timely manner.
  • Actively participate in the Protection Sector budget revision.
  • In collaboration with the Protection Coordinator, develop procurement plans for new projects / areas of project implementation.
  • Develop sector purchase requests as per the approved procurement plans and submit to logistics for processing.
  • Develop project material distribution plans and follow-up with logistics to ensure timely delivery of materials to the field sites.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

  • Knowledge and experience working on Gender Based Violence in emergencies (GBViE)
  • Proven understanding and experience applying GBV guiding principles and approaches as well as implementing the GBV minimum standards within projects.
  • Proven advocacy skills and experience with engagement on protection issues within the humanitarian infrastructure; has knowledge of and experience in engaging the cluster system in IDP camps or coordination mechanisms in refugee camps.
  • Experience conducting GBV trainings, including individual case management.
  • Experience using the GBV Information Management System (GBVIMS).
  • Knowledge and experience in Women and Girls safe space set up and management.
  • Knowledge and experience in community-based protection mechanisms, especially those related to GBV.
  • Experience in project cycle management, including proposal writing, budget management, and donor reporting.
  • Excellent computer and IT skills, and strong protection data management skills.
  • Strong oral and writing communication skills.
  • Excellent team building and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability for rapid analysis of complex issues, strong decision-making, and translation of programmatic learning and priorities into operational strategies.
  • Multitask with ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English & Hausa communication.


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Academic qualifications and work experience

  • Master’s degree in gender sciences, social work, sociology, Psychology, or similar fields with at least 7 years relevant experience in GBV or women’s protection programming in emergencies or humanitarian settings, including women and girls’ safe spaces (WGSSs) set up and management or
  • BA/BS in gender sciences, social work, sociology, psychology, or related fields with 7-9 years relevant experience in GBV or women’s protection programming in emergencies or humanitarian settings, including women and girls’ safe spaces (WGSSs) set up and management.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian law enforcement systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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