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GBV and Protection Manager
Relief International

Relief International (RI) is an international non-governmental organization US and UK based, working in the humanitarian field since 2004 in Sudan, providing emergency relief and early recovery activities to internally displaced persons (IDP) and rural communities, focusing in lifesaving health and nutrition services. RI is looking for qualified candidates to fill the vacancies mentioned herewith

 Supervisor: GBV and Protection Coordinator
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Based in Elfasher, North Darfur, with the possibility to travel to all project location site.
 Closing Date: 15 June 2024



Relief International (RI) is a leading nonprofit organization working in 20 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises, and chronic poverty.

Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships, and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design, and implement the solutions that work best for them.

 Duties and responsibilities:


Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Provide on job training to seconded and RI staff in health facilities on topics related to GBV and Protection. Identify the training needs of national partners and staff on GBV and Protection and develop a plan for their capacity building through formal training, mentorship, and coaching.
  • Support operational research, assessments, and situation analysis to identify challenges of GBV and Protection and appropriate measures for improvement within RI operational sites.
  • Provide technical guidance and support to all project staff on all GBV and protection-related issues including MHPSS.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor community-based protection strategies and ensure systematic application and integration of participatory and community-based approaches in protection and solutions planning, programming, and strategies.
  • Support the implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for GBV response as well as other protection/solutions activities.
  •  Support the provision of case management to GBV survivors (if relevant in operation) in line with GBV Guiding Principles
  •  Support the establishment of feedback and response systems and the incorporation of feedback received from persons of concern into program design and adaptation.
  • Work with relevant stakeholders to develop strategies to increase quality and access to GBV and Protection Services. 
  • Ensure implementation of an effective and efficient referral pathway for GBV and Protection cases.
  • Support the State Ministries of Health (SMOH) and Social welfare teams in designing and evaluating the provision of GBV and Protection Services. 
  • Review monthly GBV and Protection data and provide feedback to the project managers. 
  • Ensure gender and protection mainstreaming in all RI activities.  
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with project partners, SMOH departments, and stakeholders such as UNFPA.
  • Work with PMs on ensuring the availability of GBV and Protection related supplies including PEP kits
  • Attend the monthly and weekly GBV and Protection TWG and UNFPA meetings and provide feedback to the teams. Participate in the proposal development of SRH components and report writing.

Representation/coordination with external actors

  • Represent RI at sector working groups, coordination meetings as well during other stakeholder meetings (if relevant), and maintain a positive, continuous and visible presence for RI.
  • Ensure RI’s mandate is shared and explained to relevant stakeholders.
  • Pro-actively liaise and build rapport with local officials, community representatives, UN agencies, and any other relevant stakeholders
  • Attend coordination meetings including GBV and Protection TWG meeting, physically in the state.



  • Liaise, as necessary, with the programs, procurement and supply chain, logistics and finance staff to ensure GBV and Protection related items are procured, transported, stored, managed and accounted for correctly.


  • Uphold and promote RI’s commitment to ensuring the safeguarding and safety of the vulnerable communities we serve.
  • Consistent with RI’s safeguarding and protection policies, ensure all people who come into contact with Relief International are as safe as possible.

Equity and Diversity commitment

  • Demonstrate sensitivity and understanding of systemic diversity and cultural differences.
  • Ensure that gender equity is addressed in our staffing and programming


 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:


  • Bachelor of Psychology or Bachelor of Mental Health 
  • Master’s Degree in Public Health or in Psychology or in Mental Health or any related field 
  • Having worked as GBV and Protection Coordinator/Manager in international organizations and in emergency response for at least one year
  • Minimum 5 years of demonstrated experience in GBV and Protection programming 
  • Experience in capacity building of staff, coaching, and mentorship.
  • Good communication skills; fluent English is required
  • Understanding of local civil society organizations development.

RI Values:

We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities. We value:

  • Inclusiveness
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Agility and Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Sustainability

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