Job at Save the Children : SGBV Coordinator (Deadline: 10 April 2017)

Job at Save the Children : SGBV Coordinator (Deadline: 10 April 2017)

Job at Save the Children : SGBV Coordinator  (Deadline: 10 April 2017)

TITLE:  SGBV Coordinator

TEAM/PROGRAMME: Protection – Emergency Response            

LOCATION: Kirehe – Mahama Camp

GRADE: TBC       



Level 3:  the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


The Coordinator will be responsible for guiding protection team SGBV case workers and case management case workers and CP officers through the case management process, providing daily coaching/mentoring/conferencing, maintaining the SGBV Database, reinforcing reporting mechanisms, managing confidential data and participating in Best Interest Determination procedures as necessary. He/she will as well be responsible for guiding the Para social workers and community mobilisers on the identification the specific needs of vulnerable women and single mothers, provide them psychosocial support and make their capacity building plan. Guiding community Engagement Officers in strengthening, supervising, and coaching the community based volunteers in provision of PSS to persons of concerns.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.


Reports to: Protection Manager

Staff reporting to this post:

Direct: SGBV Case Workers

Indirect : Community Volunteers

Budget Responsibilities: N/A

Role Dimensions: Leads on external coordination on behalf of the SGBV and supports the establishment of referral pathways. Focal point for SGBV prevention and response internally, and oversees SGBV community engagement activities.


Programme Management and Technical Support

•             Responsible for the management, implementation, monitoring and quality of the SGBV Case Management project activities and staff, and for providing guidance and technical support to the SGBV team.

•             Ensure regular case review meetings and cases conferences are conducted to reflect on progress and to accommodate the lessons learned and improve case management system accordingly.

•             Lead the identification process of vulnerable women and the assessment of their specific need so as to develop an advocacy and capacity building plan accordingly.

•             Ensure the effective operation and management of the community based structures dedicated to SGBV prevention including Sociotherapy groups, male role models, anti GBV clubs etc.

•             Ensure that the implementation of all SGBV activities in the camp is in conformity with SCI, UNHCR and Plan’s standards and policies.

•             Supervision: The Coordinator will manage all the Community engagement and SGBV Officers

•             Engagement and SGBV case workers, Community Based Protection Mechanisms, and children/adolescents.

•             Ensure regular coordination meetings, case review meetings and conferences are conducted to reflect on progress and to accommodate the lessons learned and improve case management system accordingly and participate in Best Interest Determination as appropriate.

•             Design and facilitate community mobilization/sensitization campaigns in collaboration with Community .

•             SCI’s child-centered community development approach as well as international minimum standards/guidelines and localized SOPs will guide the implementation of project activities.

Capacity Building

•             Conduct and supervise training with men and boys, women and girls on social norms change and SGBV prevention and response using agreed methodology

•             Provide training and on-the-job capacity building to SGBV Case Workers and volunteers

•             Build the capacity of partners, project team in case management, and strengthen child protection case management activities

External Coordination and Representation

•             Ensure effective coordination with other partners including MIDIMAR, UNHCR, ICRC, Plan, Red-Cross, LAF, the police, etc. in the implementation of activities.

•             Working in collaboration: The Coordinator will work closely with UNHCR and MIDIMAR, district authorities, National Police and other implementing partners.


•             Conduct regular monitoring and evaluation activities to ensure quality programming.

•             Assessment: regular, participatory assessments/feedback surveys will be conducted with refugees. Findings will be shared with a variety of actors.

Reporting and Data Management

•             Information management: The Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring the collection of relevant and quality data on all protection activities.

•             Produce monthly data and regular narrative reports for different stakeholders as well as donor narrative reports of high quality (in collaboration with line manager and the Program Quality Assurance Officer).

•             Ensure the SGBV database is set up, regularly updated and efficiently managed in collaboration with CPIMS.

•             Ensure compliance with Save the Children’s Information Management Protocol.

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice) (Section should not consist of Competencies as this are the standard Values in practice)


•             holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

•             holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


•             sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same

•             widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

•             future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


•             builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters

•             values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength

•             approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


•             develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

•             willing to take disciplined risks.


•             honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity


University degree in social sciences, arts, public administration, social administration, community development.



•             2 years’ experience working with children and community mobilization in institutions or community in case management and SGBV domain.

•             Ability to communicate in English and French and Kinyarwanda through verbal and written communication.

•             Good technical understanding of child protection, gender and community based approaches

•             Computer knowledge.

•             Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

•             Be able to prioritize tasks.

•             Able to work to tight deadlines and under pressure.

•             Experience with community development, working with children and schools.

•             Very good communication and interpersonal skills.

•             The ability to think critically and to recommend good solutions to problems.

•             Strong Organizational skills.

•             Ability to conduct outreach at the community level.


•             Experience in refugee and/or emergency contexts.

Additional job responsibilities

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.

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.


Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign the Child Safeguarding – Declaration of Acceptance Form] and comply with the SCI’s Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact.  This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staff are responsible for.  SCI believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children International’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.

Interested candidates should send an application letter plus updated Curriculum Vitae in English, including 3 names of professional referees to [email protected]. The deadline for receiving applications is 10th April 2017.

                                *Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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