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FHI 360

FHI 360


Position: GBV Coordinator - Addis
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba - Ethiopia
Posted date: 2 weeks ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

Organizational Overview

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender equality, youth, research, technology, communication, and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development and humanitarian challenge in more than 70 countries. FHI 360’s Crisis Response team is responding to the humanitarian emergency in Tigray, Amhara, and Somali Regions focusing on Integrated emergency health, nutrition, Protection, and WASH activities to support the goal of reducing morbidity and mortality.

Position Overview

The primary function of the GBV Coordinator is to provide technical guidance and supervision for the successful implementation of the ISHINE II Protection/GBV prevention and response program. FHI360 is looking for an experienced GBV Coordinator to lead all Protection activities under the anticipated USAID/BHA-funded integrated WASH, Health, Nutrition, and Protection project across three Regions - Tigray, Amhara, and Somali Regions in Ethiopia. The GBV Coordinator will lead all Protection project implementation, developing work plans, spend-down plans, HR plans, and input into BVA meetings, providing technical lead to quality and effective program implementation (including supervising activities, M&E, reporting), coordinating with key actors, set up and monitoring accountability mechanisms, facilitate learning within the project and build on best practices. Additionally, experience in working with national partners to deliver protection activities, and leading safeguarding. A demonstratable commitment to national capacity strengthening is mandatory. Additionally, S/he will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and will be fluent in English. Experience working in project management within an INGO in conflict-induced fragile settings is mandatory, with previous experience in Ethiopia. The GBV Coordinator will report to the Deputy Response Coordinator of programs.

Key Responsibilities And Deliverables

Project management and technical oversight (70%)

  • Overall responsibility for the technical quality and standards of the GBV component of the USAID/BHA integrated project, in line with budgets and work plans, focusing on producing required deliverables.
  • Overall responsibility for supervising and supporting timely and effective implementation of the USAID/BHA Protection project and activities, including achieving set indicator targets and objectives.
  • Performance and line management protection staff in each Region, always ensure full coverage of staff.
  • Conduct field visits to monitor implementation consult with key stakeholders and provide support to field-level, Protection Team Leader, Protection Senior Officers, and Case Workers to ensure timely and effective project implementation - determining gaps and needs and taking corrective measures within appropriate timelines.
  • Conduct capacity-building and/or mentoring activities for project staff. More specifically, mentor staff involved in the project clearly define the training needs of staff and ensure they can access training and professional development resources appropriate to their skill gaps/needs.
  • Working with the Deputy Response Coordinator Programs to develop and roll out training for all FHI360 staff to mainstream protection and GBV into the FHI360 program approach.
  • Develop SOPs for each of the project activities and components, roll out, and monitor implementation at the field level.
  • Working closely with the Protection Team to establish and roll out psychosocial support (PSS) activities at the individual and community level, ensuring appropriate links with FHI360 OSCs and mobile health and teams.
  • Work with technical and management coordinators of FHI 360’s Crisis Response team in identifying needs; target locations, supply chain routes, actors, and mechanisms to ensure time-critical assistance is delivered to affected people.
  • Working with the CR- Deputy Coordinator-Programs establish and monitor case management system across all project locations, including leading case management meetings at FHI360 OSC.
  • Ensure appropriate GBV referral links are established amongst the USAID/BHA project and other complementary programs, and other actors across each Region.
  • Communicate regularly with Area Coordinators/Managers to discuss activity planning and implementation.
  • Attend protection Cluster, working groups, and GBV AoR with other international agencies when relevant.
  • Input into monthly, interim, and final donor reporting for the protection sector, ensuring all MOVs are collected timely and stored on the FHI360 secure filing system.
  •  In partnership with other actors, develop and roll out referral pathways in FHI360 project locations, ensuring safe and appropriate referral pathways and documenting effectively.

Monitoring, Reporting, and Accountability (20%)

  • Take an active role in the monitoring of interventions; ensure the collection, analysis, and sharing of data related to project activities.
  • Development of baseline, KAP, and other project assessments and conduct in-depth analysis of assessment findings.
  • Ensure all data is entered into relevant sector-wide databases, and report to the Protection cluster promptly.
  • Ensure all protection case files are up to date, and that principles of confidentiality are upheld.
  • Support field teams in ensuring that robust monitoring and accountability systems are in place and reviews are undertaken periodically.
  • Establish contextually appropriate accountability mechanisms.
  • Lead the development of GBV/Protection project reports, including writing and providing data analysis for donor reporting and advocacy.
  • Establish and monitor partner MEAL mechanisms for ensuring partner-led protection activities are conducted safely and appropriately as per project and protection cluster guidelines.

Safeguarding (10%)

  • Working with the CR- Deputy Coordinator-Programs, roll out safeguarding training to all field locations.
  • Providing ongoing coaching and mentoring safeguarding focal points
  • Participate in safeguarding fact-finding and investigations as directed by CR-Deputy Coordinator-Programs
  • Champion safeguarding practices across the Regions program.

Qualifications & Requirements:

This position demands a dynamic, passionate team player with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in demanding and often difficult environments.


Master’s Degree or its International Equivalent in Human Rights, Protection/GBV, PSS, or other relevant subject;

Project Management (PM) Certification is preferred.


  • ​A minimum of 8+ years’ experience in project management of standalone and multi-sector GBV prevention and response projects in humanitarian contexts.
  • Experience of GBV case management and PSS
  • Experience working with protection information management systems
  • Understanding and demonstrated ability and experience in training others on international standards related to protection and GBV.
  • Experience in establishing monitoring and accountability mechanisms
  • Experience in rolling out safeguarding training and participating in investigations
  • Demonstratable ability to manage multiple priorities, deadlines, and tasks efficiently in a high-stress, fast-paced environment.
  • Experience in developing successful project proposals and donor reports
  • Verbal and written fluency in English is required.
  • Demonstrable experience working in conflict/volatile security contexts
  • Excellent time management skills, resourcefulness, with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work virtually with team members.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills
  • Ability to think critically and creatively.
  • Excellent representation, and communication skills.
  • Demonstratable experience in creating an empowering and motivating environment; and building relationships internally and externally.
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences.
  • Previous experience working with USAID/BHA-funded GBV prevention and response projects would be an advantage.

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Typical office environment.
  • Ability to spend long hours looking at computer screens and doing repetitive work on a keyboard.
  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods.
  • Ability to lift/move up to 5 lbs.

Technology to be Used:

Laptop, Microsoft applications (i.e., Office 365, SharePoint, Skype/Zoom/Teams), cell phone/mobile technology, and standard office equipment.

Travel Requirements:

10% - 25% throughout Ethiopia

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.