GBV Prevention Officer

Good Neighbors (1991) is an international humanitarian, development, and non-governmental organization with membership in General Consultative Status in the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC). Winner of the MDG 2 award in 2007, Good Neighbors Bangladesh (GNB) is operating 17  Community Development Projects (CDP) and 3 Projects with Specific Program (PSP) in 13 districts for child protection, education, health, women empowerment, income-generating activities, DRR and Rohingya emergency response activities. Good Neighbors Bangladesh (GNB) intends to recruit suitable personnel for the following position:

Project Name: Improving safe and dignified lives for Girls and Women through women empowerment and GBV services in the Rohingya and Host Community, Cox’s Bazar

Funded and cooperated by: Good Neighbors Global Partnership Center


1. Key Position Information
Title of Post GBV Prevention Officer Employment Type Contractual
Post Number 1 Location Camp 15 Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazar
Report to GNB Project Focal Closing Date 30 July 2023
Contract Period 6 months [Extendable depending upon evaluation until the end of the project]
  1. Basic Requirement:
  • Education:
  • Required: Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, Gender studies, Public health, Social work, Humanities, Law or other related discipline.
  • Desired: Master’s in related field.
  • Age: Age maximum 40 years (as on 30 July 2023)
  • Experience:
    • 2 years’ experience in NGO/INGO setting
    • Experience on implementing Sexual and reproductive health and/or Gender focused projects in emergency
    • Experience on working with internally displaced peopl

    Eligible: Only qualified female candidates are allowed to apply.

  1. Contract Information:
  • Salary and Others: Salary Package for this role is 45,920 BDT (Consolidated)
  • Contract Period: 6 months (Can be extend up to 1 year) Contractual position. Extension depends on 6 month and yearly performance evaluation.
  1. Job Assignment in Brief:
Sl No Types of Responsibilities Details about Job Responsibilities
1 Primary Responsibilities(Planning and Implementation of Program Activities)
  • Initiate and conduct community outreach, mobilization, and risk mitigation activities with support from the GBV team leader.
  • Assist in identifying extremely vulnerable girls and young women for direct CARE support or referral to appropriate services
  • Support the implementation of social norms transformation activities and GBV prevention approaches as required.
  • Conduct community-level awareness-raising activities on GBV prevention and response.
  • Manage and mentor community-based protection committees, ensuring quality work and effective community engagement
  • Support day-to-day activities at women and girls’ safe spaces, providing consultations, information sharing, psychosocial support, and recreational activities according to standards.
  • Maintain and strengthen networks with other service providers at the camp level to ensure survivors receive quality support
  • Strengthen referral systems and collaborate with new networks for holistic client support.
  • Work closely with the Psychosocial Support and Case Management team to meet the ongoing needs of at-risk groups, women, and girls in prevention activities. activities.
  • In collaboration with other partners, awareness raising interventions within the community focusing on the protection needs of all.
  • Participate in staff trainings and promote peer learning with other agencies.
  • Conduct sensitization, dialogues, and awareness sessions on GBV and ASHR for the wider population.
  • Identify Facilitate the formation of women groups for survivors of GBV and vulnerable groups, providing coordinated support.
  • Support the dissemination of project information and key messages during GBV prevention and response forums and meetings.
  • PSEA: No involvement with SEA issue/mutual relationship. GNB maintain “0” Zero tolerance on PSEA and child protection concern”.
  • Provide direct support and care for vulnerable women and girls, including survivors of GBV, following GBV case management SOPsure.
2 Secondary Responsibilities
  • Assist in preparing daily, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports, progress notes, and activity plans on time
  • Use appropriate data collection tools and submit assessments and reports in a timely and accurate manner to the MEAL team
  • Assist in the designing, planning, implementing, and facilitating of external training for numerous target groups.
  • Support in conducting assessment and analysis of camp and host community dynamics and in recommending how the project can position itself to better serve the interests of the community.
  • Monitor the work plan and its effectiveness and efficient implementation.
  • Support document success/human interest stories in collaboration with the communication team.
  • Conduct comprehensive reports and documentation of lessons learned and best practices to achieve project goals and activities
  • Provide supervision to the GBV Assistants/volunteers and ensure effective provision of GBV prevention and WGSS services.
  • Ensure monthly work plans are developed and reviewed regularly.
  • Hold regular meetings with staff to plan and address any concerns and share feedback.
  • Provide leadership and support for staff well-being, including managing stress through regular debriefing opportunities to address secondary trauma.
  • Organize internal peer to peer capacity building forums on GBV
  • Attend GBV sub-sector, site management, and CiC office meetings regularly and maintain communication with the CiC office.
3 Other Responsibilities Any other duties required by project authorities
  1. Capacity Requirement:
    • Experience of supervising field staff required.
    • Sound knowledge in Micro-soft office and English language (Speaking & writing).
    • Strong knowledge of IASC GBV Guidelines and Gender Handbook, Humanitarian Principles, IASC Protection, GBV and CP minimum standards and guidelines.
    • Strong understanding of case management principles, procedures, and practices, psychosocial support and life skills programming to promote survivor healing and recovery.
    • Must be comfortable to attend and facilitate internal/external meetings, representing GBV issues.
    • Practical field experience working in camps or spontaneous/informal/makeshift settlements required.
    • Strong organizational skills, deadline-oriented, composed under pressure, adept at prioritizing tasks, coordinating multiple responsibilities, and maintaining meticulous attention to detail.
    • Ability to communicate sensitively and without judgment; good diplomatic and persuasion skills.
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks; proven self-initiative and problem-solving abilities.
    • Fluent communication skills in both verbal and written Bangla, Rohingya/Chattogram.
    • Strong belief in and commitment to human rights and gender equality.
    • Willingness to live and work in difficult and rapidly changing conditions.
    • Constructive and proactive communication with a wide variety of actors and stakeholders.
    • Positive attitude towards social service and adaptability to organizational vision and values

6. Application Procedure:

Submission of Application: Interested candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to download the Prescribed format (prescribed format)Application Format and/or send CV to the email address by 30 July 2023.

(Must mention basic information of yourself, age, total year of experience, education with major subject, expected and current salary amount, possible date of joining, preferred job location, 2 references in your CV)

Applications without the required information, proper subject in the email, or incomplete application will not be considered.

Please mention the position name “GBV Prevention Officer” in the email subject line.

Call for interview: If your CV is selected, a recruiter will invite you over the phone/email, followed by a couple of written/oral tests as applicable for the recruitment of the position. (Please provide your active email address, mobile number, and/ or contact information)

Only short-listed candidates will be called for an assessment.
Only female candidates are allowed to apply.

*Unwanted telephone calls/contacts (before or after the recruitment test) will result in disqualification.

Good Neighbors Bangladesh is concerned about the rights of children and women and has a “Zero Tolerance” policy for any kind of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.