GBV Protection Specialist M/W - Tenders Global

GBV Protection Specialist M/W

Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion

Handicap International/Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is an independent and impartial international solidarity organization, which intervenes in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflicts and disasters. Working alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, it acts and speaks out to meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights. More info:

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Under the functional management of the HQ protection specialist, the GBV and Protection field specialist works closely with protection field teams in Juba and Greater Pibor Administrative Area. The role focuses on providing technical advice for the establishment and implementation of specialized GBV and protection programming in rural and urban areas targeting both host communities and displaced populations. The specialist will work on GBV and protection programming integrated in health and other key sectors focusing on GBV and protection risk mitigation, prevention and response activities.


The GBV and protection field specialist is responsible for establishing specialized GBV and protection programming, providing capacity building in identified areas of need, developing standardized program and monitoring tools, advising on areas for program expansion and actively participating in inter-agency coordination fora making sure that HI GBV and protection programming is in line with sector standards. The GBV and protection field specialist will support a variety of implementation modalities to include static facilities and mobile units.

Responsibility 1: Guides the establishment, development and implementation of GBV and protection programming in South Sudan, i.e :

  • Establishes advanced GBV programming integrated in health, cash and voucher (CVA) and in-kind assistance.
  • Establishes an inclusive GBV case management system and provides technical support and guidance to GBV caseworkers to ensure effective application of the survivor-centered approach and the GBV case management principles.
  • Establishes inclusive woman, girl and child safe spaces and related guidance, tools and monitoring strategies for quality implementation.

Responsibility 2: Builds the technical capacity of program staff.

  • Identifies capacity building needs and appropriate and effective modalities to facilitate training for program staff.
  • Delivers technical training, ongoing technical coaching and Training-of-Trainers.
  • Leads the development of training materials focused on GBV case management, protection risk mitigation, prevention and woman, girl and child safe spaces.

Responsibility 3: Develops and reviews program-specific tools, i.e :

  • Leads the development of resources/curricula/SOPs and works with program staff and HQ protection specialist to contextualize and adapt global and country-specific materials.
  • Leads the identification of key aspects for the integration of PSS, GBV and protection thematic areas and provides capacity building through the development of specialized modules (e.g. counseling skills, caring for child survivors, etc.).

Responsibility 4: Establishes program monitoring, evaluation, learning and information management, i.e :

  • Develops a comprehensive GBV and protection M&E plan as well as assessment tools for GBV and protection monitoring and gender analysis including gender-based violence, harmful practices, and the needs of adolescents and youth.
  • Leads the uptake of the GBV Information Management System (GBVIMS) principles, develops the capacity of field teams on GBVIMS and leads on data analysis to adjust programming. Develops tailored information sharing protocols (ISP).

Responsibility 5: Actively participates in inter-agency coordination mechanisms (relevant Clusters and sub-working groups)

Others: Any other service / task in connection with the programme that may prove necessary.



  • You hold a Master’s Degree in social sciences, social anthropology, law and women’s rights, sociology, gender, cultural studies and 4 years of professional experience in the field of GBV prevention and response or broader gender programming, or Bachelor degree with 7 years of professional experience in the field of GBV prevention and response or broader gender programming.
  • And ideally you have a proven experience working with technical teams


  • Demonstrated experience in GBV, adolescent girl and women empowerment programming.
  • Experience working in a conflict or post conflict zone required.
  • Proven experience in building capacities, including training and mentoring staff remotely.
  • Experience as a case worker or supervising case workers and a thorough understanding of GBV case management principles will be considered a strong asset.
  • Field experience is strongly desirable. Experience in the region is highly desirable and experience of (multi or complex) project management is preferable


  • Strong track record of technical leadership and proven ability to produce demonstrable results.
  • Proven experience in technical support to GBV advanced programming in complex settings.
  • Advanced knowledge of and experience with Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning with international cooperation and/or humanitarian agencies.
  • Proven ability to articulate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Familiarity with management and monitoring tools.
  • Verbal fluency and excellent writing skills in English.
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse responsibilities within humanitarian response programs.


  • Leadership: inspires confidence, motivates, sets the example, takes and assumes decisions
  • Audacious (shows initiative/entrepreneurial), able to take risks and develop critical thinking
  • Working as part of a team/network, cooperating Respect for the opinion and enhancement of the skills of others with a view to shared action
  • Ability to give and receive constructive feedback; discussing with multi- disciplinary teams, working as part of a network and collaborating
  • Empathy Showing interest in what each person is experiencing and feeling, putting oneself in the other person’s shoes, listening to his/her needs, being accepting rather than judgmental
  • Resilience to stress and uncertainty


At HI, the conditions offered are up to your commitment and adapted to the context of your mission.

  • 6 months International contract starting from November 1st 2022
  • The international contract provides social cover adapted to your situation:
    • Unemployment insurance benefits for EU nationals
    • Pension scheme adapted to the situation of our employees: If you already have a personal pension scheme HI will contribute at the same level of your personal monthly contribution with a maximum of 272.53€/month ; If you do not have a personal pension scheme, we will open a private pension account with your contribution of 272.53€/month and a contribution of HI of the same amount
    • Medical coverage with 50% of employee contribution
    • Repatriation insurance paid by HI
  • Salary from 2800 € gross/month upon experience
  • Perdiem: 680 € net/month – paid in the field
  • Hardship: 500 € net/month paid with your salary (REMOVE IF NOT APPLICABLE)
  • Paid leaves: 25 days per year;
  • R&R: 5 days every 8 weeks
  • Position: unaccompanied

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