GBV and Protection Officer (North Darfur) – Relief International


About Relief International

About RI: 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 on life-saving health and nutrition services. RI is looking for qualified candidates to fill the vacancies mentioned herewith

Relief International is a nonprofit organization that partners with some of the world’s most vulnerable communities to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. … Relief International is non-sectarian and non-political. Relief International works in 19 countries across Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

It is based in Washington, D.C., and in London. Relief International was founded in the U.S. in 1990 by Farshad Rastegar, an Iranian American. The European headquarters under the title Relief International UK began operations in 2005. Focus: Human Rights, health, empowerment, …Location: Washington, D.C., and London.


Under the supervision of the GBV and Protection Manager, the GBV and Protection Officer will be responsible for leading the GBV and Protection activities and the team of officers and assistants in the state, working collaboratively with the RI program teams, state ministries of health and social welfare, and locality health departments to ensure proper mainstreaming of GBV and Protection across all activities being implemented throughout RI project sites. She/he will provide technical support and conduct relevant research, and analysis, support supervision visits, and write reports and training activities aimed at providing information and knowledge base and methodologies to national counterparts, planners, policymakers, program managers, and service providers. This position is based in Damazine, Blue Nile with travels to the field. 

Essential Job Functions:


Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Provide on-the-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 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, and 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 meetings, physically in the



  • Liaise, as necessary, with the programs, procurement and supply chain, logistics, and finance staff to ensure GBV and Protection 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

Qualification and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Psychology or Bachelor of Mental Health 
  • Minimum 2 years of demonstrated experience in GBV and Protection work with at least 1 yearsin INGOs.  
  • 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:

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

How To Apply

  • ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Please, submit your CV, work certificates, and qualifications and state the name of the position on the envelope, a telephone contact number, and three professional references to Labor Office  Wad Madani or HAC, Closing date: 03.09.2023, at 14:00 
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the interview. To find out more about Relief International please visit our website at   

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