Psychosocial Support-GBV Officer

at Catholic Medical Mission Board
Published April 16, 2022
Location Yambio, South Sudan
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  


Job Summary

Catholic Medical Mission Board has been operational in Western Equatoria, South Sudan since October 2009. With a focus on development and transitional programming, CMMB is implementing Health with a focus on Neonatal and Child Health, Nutrition, WASH, Child Protection, and GBV as well as COVID19 vaccination programs in 5 Counties in Western Equatoria, South Sudan. The PSS/GBV Officer will provide technical support and leadership required for the successful implementation of the child protection/GBV project and will support the case workers in awareness raising activities, including the provision of information on available GBV and child protection services and facilitating referrals. This will include providing training and mentoring to community volunteers, case workers, animators in identifying and referring cases of GBV/child protection.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

• Under the supervision of the Child Protection Manager, provide technical oversight and capacity-building through training, mentorship and on-the-job support for case workers, animators, community volunteers and adolescent peer groups on GBV, child protection and SRH awareness-raising and referrals.

• Lead case management of Gender Based Violence Cases and ensure proper documentation, assessment, case plan implementation, follow up and information management of all GBV cases.

• Strengthen and maintain networks with community leaders and groups and service providers to ensure that survivors receive compassionate support from the community and to encourage greater communication, collaboration, and coordination among partners.

• Ensure the implementation of an effective referral system at the interagency and community level to ensure survivors can access quality case management services in a timely manner.

• Supervise and lead the implementation of activities at the women and girls’ friendly spaces, safe desks at the health facilities including the setting up of information and help desks.

• Participate in development of monthly outreach plans with case workers, animators, and community volunteers, based on case trends and ongoing needs of women and girls, include strategies to reach women and girls who are more isolated/have special needs.

• Provide leadership and guidance regarding GBV and SRH activities to all Case Workers to ensure all program activities meet best practice standards as well as taking lead in male discussion sessions in Engaging Men through Accountable Practice.

• Lead the roll out of communities’ care program model at selected communities

• Ensure timely completion and submission of regular program and staff reporting and annual performance reviews, as appropriate

• Assist with the recruitment of Case Workers and the identification of community volunteers.

• Initiate regular, participatory assessments/feedback surveys with client communities.

• Conduct participatory needs assessments/safety audits focused on CP needs, using quantitative, qualitative, and participatory methods that ensure community involvement. (FGDs, individual interviews, observation, key informant interviews, household outreach).

• Provide inputs into and consolidate weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, and quarterly progress reports on the Case Management activities; Submit reports for all field activities, trainings, and meetings.

• Engage focal points or key community informants (representative sample of leaders, community mobilisers, caregivers and PTAs that includes a representative snapshot of the AGD breakdown of the population per locality) in assessments, and establish awareness/info sessions on key protection concepts, COVID 19,referral pathway, role of women, power imbalances in the community, social stigma etc.

• Documentation of people voices and successful stories

• Train adolescent girls on reusable sanitary pad making.

• Coordinate GBV activities in the county working closely with other GBV actors

• Organize/participate in key GBV events e.g., international women’s day,16 days of activism

• Ensure the GBVIMS database is updated, and monthly reports shared

• Perform any other job-related duty assigned by the supervisor

1. Skills and Abilities

• Ability to set ambitious practical goals for themselves and achieve them

• Ability to work independently and hold themselves accountable to decisions made, resources managed and expected deliverables

• Creative and innovative where necessary, for timely, cost-effective and high impact achievements

• Approachable, a good listener and able to channel a diversity of ideas into a successful program

• Honest, open and transparent, adhering to organizational policies as applicable.

• Excellent communication skills with a strong command of the English language; Local Arabic language skills required.

2. Qualifications and Competencies.

· Degree/diploma in Psychology, counselling, social sciences, social work, development studies, education etc. from a recognized university/institution.

· At least 3 years of working experience in GBV and Child Protection and sound knowledge of CP concepts such as UASC, FTR process, CFSs, PSS and Case Management.

· Familiarity with the GBVIMS, CPIMS and other CP related databases

· Demonstrate cultural, gender, religious, nationality and age sensitivity

· Great team player, excellent communication skills, maintains good working relationships and ability to work under minimum supervision.

Computer literate (Word, Excel)
Ability and motivation to work well with local authorities, local leaders, and local community
Good creative problem solving and social skills
Strong organizational, interpersonal and communications skills
Willing to work extra hours and available at the weekend for emergency cases
Sensitivity towards the protection and well-being of vulnerable children.
Ability to exercise considerable judgment and discretion in dealing with matters of significance for the company
· Stress-resilient, able to cope with deadlines and complex problems

· Ability to work under minimum supervision and in a team

· Ability to work in hard-to-reach areas

Commitment to CMMB’s Child Protection Policy.

How to apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressed to CMMB South Sudan at the following email address

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