Temporary Appointment: GBV Case Management Specialist, Mekele, Ethiopia, P-3

  • Level: P-3
  • Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
  • Closing date: 28 Jan 2023 05:00 PM (America/New_York)
  • Duty station: Mekelle, Ethiopia

The Position

The GBV Case Management Specialist works closely with the Northern Response and National level GBV AoR coordinators. It  reports to the Senior Project Coordinator (P4) and  supervises  5 field based GBV analysts (NOB) posts.  

Job Purpose

The GBV Case Management Specialist (GBV CM) primary task is to strengthen capacity on GBV case management in collaboration with country GBV AOR mechanisms. S/he will support regional      -level service providers to provide quality care, support, and protection to GBV survivors, with a focus on safe, ethical, and comprehensive GBV case management. 

The specific purpose of the GBV CM is to develop a Pool of Trainers on GBV case management with enhanced understanding and commitment to GBV case management based on the Interagency Guidelines for Providing Care and Case Management Services to Survivors of Gender-based Violence in Humanitarian Settings, (IA GBV CM Guidelines)roll out strategy, and accompanying tools and training materials. 

In coordination with existing  regional and country GBV coordination mechanisms, and Ministry of Women and Social Affairs (MOWSA) and Bureau of women affairs in Tigray  as envisaged, the GBV Case Management Specialist will contribute to the successful implementation of the GBV CM in Tigray. The roll out of the GBV CM CBI is divided into three phases:

  1. Preparation & Planning: This phase consists of assessing the capacity of existing actors in terms of GBV case management practices, conducting a desk review on available resources related to GBV case management in-country and selecting the participants for the training of trainers (ToT).
  2. In-person training of trainers (ToT): The GBVIMS Global Team conducts an eight-day, in-country ToT based on the IA GBV CM Guidelines and identifies candidates for the Pool of Trainers based on individual assessments during the ToT. 
  3. Follow up phase: In-country actors (1) develop interagency and organisational action plans to ensure that GBV case management protocols and practices are in line with the IA GBV CM Guidelines; and (2) the Pool of Trainers prepare and deliver step-down trainings. The GBVIMS Global Team provides remote coaching and mentoring to further capacity building efforts.

Qualifications and Experience 


Master degree in Gender, Psychology, Political Science, Social work,  and/or other related behavioral/social science fields. Advanced degree in these fields is an asset.

Experience and Knowledge: 

  • Mastery of gender-based violence in their respective contexts, with experience in humanitarian programming.
  • At least 5 years of experience implementing GBV case management programs.
  • Experience in training or facilitation to form teams that can train on GBV case management and provide "coaching”.
  • Experience in supervision of GBV case workers.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills: the ability to work independently and productively with multiple stakeholders in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues related to confidentiality, data safety and other ethical concerns related to the sharing on sensitive data between humanitarian agencies.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills: the ability to liaise with people successfully and effectively in a wide range of functions in a multi-cultural environment. 
  • Fluency in English.


Fluency in English required. Knowledge in other UN languages is an asset. Proficiency in Amharic/Tigrinya language is highly desirable. 


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