FHI 360

FHI 360


Position: Protection Officer - Chereti
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Chereti - Ethiopia
Posted date: 1 week ago
Deadline: May, 31/2024 (6 days left)


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, youth, research, and technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries, all 50 U.S. states, and all U.S. territories. FHI 360’s Crisis Response team has been responding to the humanitarian emergency in Northern Ethiopia through an integrated health, nutrition, WASH, and Protection project to meet the critical needs of the conflict-affected population. FHI 360 aims to expand its reach to the Somali Region in Eastern Ethiopia to meet the immediate needs of the drought-affected population and will be implementing integrated humanitarian programming with the Ethiopia-based national organization, Pastoralist Concern (PC).


Under the supervision of the GBV Coordinator, the Protection Officer will take the lead on day-to-day activities; work across various departments, and collaborate with the other Sector Specialists to oversee GBV Prevention and Response activities.


  • Conduct sector needs assessments, provide technical guidance on appropriate emergency activities, and devise sector-specific response strategies focusing on community engagement in prevention activities, Case Management, and Psychosocial support.
  • Assess community-based infrastructure and service-provider capabilities, and identify support needs and gaps.
  • Oversee the delivery of quality protection services, including case management, health services, psychosocial support, legal assistance, and referrals, ensuring the safety and dignity of survivors.
  • Develop/enhance partnerships with local service providers, implementing partners, and local government entities to build strong networks and collaborations for the protection of vulnerable individuals and communities.
  • Represent FHI 360 in coordination forums, including protection cluster and GBV AoR/Sub–cluster, working groups, and meetings with government entities, advocating for the integration of protection and GBV concerns into broader humanitarian and development initiatives.
  • Work with operation staff to ensure commodities are procured, handled, and managed properly.
  • 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.
  • Coordinate with relevant stakeholders to strengthen community-based mechanisms for preventing and responding to GBV, including awareness-raising activities and training sessions.
  • Work closely with MEAL designing indicators for assessing progress with Protection interventions.
  • Manage and mentor Protection Assistants and GBV Social Service Workers
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Humanitarian Studies, Social Works, Gender Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Law, Public Administration, Political Sciences, or related discipline
  • Minimum 3 years working experience in GBV Protection and Counselling or Gender integration at the national or international level.
  • A Master’s degree is an added advantage.
  • Experience in dealing with issues of women's rights and Gender Equality within public institutions and/or international organizations is required.
  • Solid understanding and working experience of safeguarding and accountability.
  • Fluent in local language and excellent in English.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should submit their CV, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references on the FHI 360 portal. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.


Note: This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the position and is not an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities, or working conditions associated with it. Responsibilities may evolve and change over time based on organizational needs and programmatic priorities.

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.