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Job Description:

 Vacancy No.


 Position Title

 Project Assistant – GBV 

 Duty Station

 Mekelle , Ethiopia



 Type of Appointment

SVN, Six months with possibility of extension

 Estimated Start Date

 As soon as possible

 Posting Period

24.11.2022 -30.11.2022


Under the overall supervision of Protection officer in Addis Ababa and the direct supervision of Head of Sub office concerned; and in collaboration with the rest of the Protection unit, the successful candidate will be responsible for implementing and coordinating IOM’s gender-based violence (GBV) response, prevention, and mitigation activities, ensuring adherence to IOM’s GBViC Framework and Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) guidelines on Protection and GBV for IOM Ethiopia.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

1.  Assist in the implementation and monitoring of GBV activities, particularly, case management, in line Inter-Agency Minimum Standards for GBV in Emergencies, IASC GBV Case Management Guidelines and internal Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for GBV and Protection. 

2.  Support coordination and implementation of IOM’s multi-sectoral response to GBV (including, Health, Psychosocial Support, Case Management and Legal and Security).

3.  Support supervision of caseworkers to ensure adherence to case management procedures, service provision, addressing gaps in service mapping and timely follow-up on cases.

4. Retrieve, compile, summarize, analyse, and present information/data on GBV risks and trends.

5. Monitor budget; verify availability of funds; obtain necessary approval and update budget related information.

6. Act as a focal point for administrative coordination of project implementation, including initiating timely requests, obtaining necessary clearances and processes, and following-up on procurement and administrative actions. Including, by ensuring programme delivery has the supplies to deliver a confidential and safe response.

7. Draft regular status and case reports, identifying shortfalls in implementation, programming and bring them to the attention of the supervisor and suggest remedial actions.

 8. Respond to complex information requests and inquiries; set up and maintain files/records on ongoing projects and cases (ensuring, data protection); organize meetings, including, case management review meetings/conferences, workshops and training sessions;

9.      Support protection mainstreaming and GBV risk mitigation interventions through regular engagement with IOM units on safety, dignity, accessibility, and privacy of their services.

10. Provides guidance/training to staff, volunteers and partners.

11. Expand and support IOM’s representation and relations within coordination structures on GBV, Protection at the inter-agency level and beyond.

12. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

Required Qualifications and Experience


Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, women’s studies, or related fields from an accredited academic institution with three years of relevant professional experience


  •  Dedicated experience in implementing GBV interventions, particularly, working with survivors and providing direct assistance in emergency and post-crisis contexts;
  • Experience in implementing GBV prevention initiatives is an advantage;
  • Prior experience in coordinating caseworkers is an advantage;
  • Prior work experience with international humanitarian organizations, non-government or government institutions/organization in a multi-cultural setting is an advantage. 


  • In-depth knowledge of GBV Guiding Principles, Inter-Agency GBV Minimum Standards, and ability to manage high-pressure situations and support complex cases in a rapidly changing environment.
  • In-depth and clear understanding of intersectionality, gender, power relations and issues around violence against women, girls, men, boys and persons of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting empowerment of women, girls, and marginalized communities.
  • Coordination skills to enable information sharing and facilitate working relations with internal units, cluster partners and other emergency response actors;
  • Strong interpersonal and empathetic skills, including ability to work in a team and multi-cultural environment;
  • Solid computer skills (MS Excel, Word and Powerpoint).


  • Fluency in English is required
  • Working knowledge of the duty station Local Language is desirable.


Values and Competencies


  • Inclusion and respect for diversity respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintain high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent, and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.


Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Delivering results produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge, and innovate.
  • Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring, and motivational way.



Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.

Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighbouring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.


Job Category:
Social Sciences and CommunityCommunity Service
Social Sciences and Community, Community Service
Full time
Full time
Mekelle, Tigray
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