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Gender Based Violence (GBV) Program Officer (deadline extended)
Institute for Reproductive Health and Rights
 Supervisor: GBV program manager
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Duration: One year
 Closing Date: 15 Sept 2021


Established in 2015, the Institute for Reproductive Health and Rights (IRH&R) is a not-for-profit professional institution operating as a social enterprise committed to promoting the reproductive and sexual well-being of all Sudanese people with special attention to women, girls, youth and minorities.

IRH&R is a growing Institution with opportunities for young and middle level professional to join a dynamic high quality creative work environment and acquire experiences and skills to advance within the Institution or to better compete at national regional and international levels.

 Duties and responsibilities:

  • Understanding and using a survivor-centred approach in addition to applying the GBV Guiding Principles in all IRH&R projects
  • knowledge of and implementation of a multi-sectorial response to GBV (including health, psychosocial support, security, and legal response), applying the principles of case management
  • Knowledge of current GBV prevention theory and identifying appropriate GBV prevention and behaviour change strategies at different stages of implementation
  • Understanding ethical issues with regards to collecting & managing data and conducting ethical safe GBV assessments
  • Provide technical support in health aspects of the implementation and coordination of prevention and response to GBV;
  • Write programme reports, proposals, oversee budgets; 
  • Facilitate ethical safe GBV rapid and comprehensive assessments;
  • Develop and improve monitoring and evaluation mechanisms for the GBV programme,
  • Work collaboratively to integrate GBV prevention and mitigation with other IRH&R programmes;
  • Facilitate capacity building of staff, partners and others on GBV, case management and Do No Harm principles:
  • Facilitate mid-term and end-term review of IRH&R GBV projects; 
  • Link up with relevant in country protection clusters, GBV sub-clusters, Health cluster, and MHPSS working groups; and
  • Other tasks as delegated by supervisor.


 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social science, Psychology, Public Health, gender studies, Social Work, Nursing, Midwifery or other related degree
  • Master’s in above fields is an asset
  • Minimum of 2-3 years’ professional experience related to GBV prevention and response in Sudan
  • Experience with developing and implementing GBV programmes, particularly related to the health sector;
  • Solid experience in training and capacity building, particularly using participatory approaches and methods in and for training related to different components of GBV programming; Psychological First Aid, Caring for Survivors/Caring for Child Survivors (or similar), GBV Coordination, Case Management, Clinical management of rape, FGM, Early Marriage, SGBV
  • Knowledge of international standards, best practices, key international policy processes and frameworks related to GBV prevention, protection and response;
  • Experience with working with civil society actors;
  • Believes in gender equality and applies, promotes and integrates gender analysis into programming
  • Experience of GBV programming in both development and humanitarian aid is very much appreciated
  • Fluency in Arabic and English language.


Personal qualities

  • Demonstrate flexibility, reflection, and the ability to maintain positive relationships and composure in stressful situations;
  • Ability to think strategically and integrate best practices into programming;
  • Ability to make decisions and provide programmatic direction;
  • Openness to introducing new ideas while also committed to building on existing experience and programmes;
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative but also works well in teams;
  • Ability to network and establish positive relationships with staff, partners and government representatives;
  • Solution oriented;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; and at engaging partners and staff;
  • Willingness to travel, as the situation requires and allows.


This is offered as a full time position, with a three-months assessment period, but number of office days and hours of work may be negotiable

Our salary scale is linked to experience and proven skills and there is an added benefits package


Applications must be in English

We regret that only short listed applicants will be contacted within one week of the closing date

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