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GBV / MHPSS Project Officer at Gembu Centre for HIV / AIDS Advocacy, Nigeria

Gembu Centre for HIV / AIDS Advocacy, Nigeria (GECHAAN) is a Faith-based, Community Driven, Non-profit Making, Non-political, Non-governmental organization in Nigeria registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission since 2005 under number 19247. We focus in Health, Food security and livelihood, WASH and Peace building. After several years of grassroots HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, GECHAAN is already well known and recognized on the Mambila Plateau and the entire Central and southern Senatorial Zones of Taraba State.

CBM International is collaborating with us (GECHAAN) in the implementation of the BMZ-Transitional Development Aid funded Project in Taraba State, towards strengthening the resilience of vulnerable households in selected communities in Sardauna and Kurmi LGA’s, with focus on three complementary and interlinked components in the areas of Food Security and Livelihood, WASH, Protection and Peaceful coexistence.

We are recruiting a qualified personnel to fill the position below:


Job Title: Gender-based Violence (GBV) / Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Project Officer

Location: Taraba
Job type: Full-time
Reports to: Project Coordinator
Staff reporting to this post: Project Case Workers and Volunteers Role
Dimensions: Travel between Sardauna and Kurmi LGAs

Role Purpose

  • The GBV/MPHSS Officer will provide technical support and leadership required for the successful implementation of CBM project and will support in awareness raising activities, including the provision of information on available GBV and SRH services and facilitating referrals.
  • The GBV/MPHSS officer will be responsible for providing training and mentoring to community volunteers in referring cases of GBV.

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Technical planning, supervision and monitoring of the field activities
  • Oversee case management including follow-up on referrals and action plans, and support services provided to GBV survivors, ensuring that the survivors receive the minimum package
  • Work closely with the team to Initiate planning for longer-term GBV prevention and response activities, including referral pathways and standard operating procedures
  • Maintain, monitor and measure GBV project implementation and contribute to effective information management on GBV survivors, adhering to the national guidance on case management of survivors and the SOPs
  • Closely work with case workers, outreach workers etc to ensure that best practices are respected and international standards are met in responding and preventing GBV
  • Provide technical oversight and capacity-building through training, mentorship and on-the-job support for case workers, community volunteers, and adolescent peer groups on GBV and SRH awarenessraising and referrals.
  • Strengthen and maintain networks with community leaders and groups and service providers to ensure that survivors receive compassionate support from the community and to encourage greater communication, collaboration and coordination among partners.
  • Provide leadership and guidance regarding GBV and SRH activities to all Case Workers to ensure all program activities meet best practice standards as well as taking lead in male discussion sessions in Engaging Men through Accountable Practice.
  • Assist with developing adequate project monitoring systems and help to ensure that Case Workers utilize these systems correctly and consistently and provide support where needed
  • Ensure the implementation of an effective referral system at the interagency and community level to ensure survivors can access quality case management services in a timely manner.
  • Lead case management of Gender Based Violence Cases and ensure proper documentation, assessment, case plan implementation, followup and information management of all GBV cases.
  • Input into referral pathways to ensure a community perspective is included. Ensure referral pathways are shared and understood within the community.
  • Supervise and lead the implementation of activities at the community psychosocial centers including the setting up of information and help desk
  • Participate in the development of monthly outreach plans with case workers and community volunteers, based on case trends and ongoing needs of women and girls, including strategies to reach women and girls who are more isolated/have special needs.
  • Submit monthly report
  • And perform any other task as assigned.

Stakeholder coordination:

  • Field coordination with the local stakeholders, GBV/MHPSS clusters on best practices.
  • Coordinate with local authorities and ensuring continuous communication with survivors, agriculture department and communities’ representatives regarding the implementation of works and in order to ensure a flawless progress of activities.
  • Support in building relationships between Christian Blind Mission (CBMI), district authorities, clusters and communities.
  • Data collection and reporting
  • Provide the PC and monitoring team with relevant information for project reports and surveys;
  • Compile data collected from assessment and surveys with close coordination of the MEAL department for reporting purposes;
  • Assisting the Project Coordinator in the hiring and training of project volunteers
  • Support research and study activities as assigned by the PC;
  • Arrange all necessary logistics for activities of projects including workshops and trainings.
  • Regular field visit, monitor, document and report work progress
  • Report possible problem or conflict with possible solutions during the activities.
  • Report the use of materials and possible improvement.
  • Administrative tasks relevant to project activities
  • Logistical planning of distributions and other field activities (procurement, transport, cash advance etc.) in collaboration with the project team.
  • The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience as assigned by the project coordinator and donors.

Minimum Requirements

  • Prospective candidate must possess at least a relevant Degree from a recognized institution.
  • A minimum of two years post NYSC relevant working experience.



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: [email protected] using "GBV / MHPSS Project Officer" as the subject of the mail.


  • Only applicant that adhere to the full instruction in this advert will be attended to.
  • Applicants must be resident in Taraba or its environs and ready to travel to field locations.
  • Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis.
  • Equal opportunities are given to all applicants.
  • GECHAAN engages persons with disability as long those persons are capable and meet the requirements for the vacant position as set out in the Job Description and Person Specification.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Application Deadline  9th December, 2022.

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