GBV Center Manager (2) – FH Ethiopia

Development and Project Management, Social Sciences and Community

FH Ethiopia


Founded in 1971, FH Association (“FHA”) incorporated in Geneva, Switzerland, operates programs in over 18 countries throughout Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Food for the Hungry (FH) was founded by Dr. Larry Ward based on a simple premise, “If children died one at a time, I can help them one at a time.” Currently FH operates in more than 20 countries in North America, Latin America, Africa and Asia.

While we collectively refer to ourselves as “FH”, international staff should be aware that there are additional “Food for the Hungry” organizations in other countries that also trace their lineage back to the same founder, Larry Ward, in 1971. They collectively call themselves “Food for the Hungry International” or “FHI”. FHA and FHI cooperate on projects together but may not share common governance.

Values: The Heartbeat of FH

Value 1—We follow Jesus. We are ambassadors of Jesus in our thoughts, words and deeds.

Value 2—Our work is relational. We pursue reconciled relationships as a result of grace with

those with whom we work, partner, and serve.

Value 3—We invest wisely and focus on results. We are stewards in God’s Kingdom and strive

to invest all resources to maximize missional impact.

Value 4—We serve with humility. We recognize the dignity of others and put their interests

above our own.

Value 5—We pursue beauty, goodness and truth. In a broken world we are witnesses through our relationships and work of God’s beauty, goodness, and truth.


All forms of human poverty ended worldwide


Together we follow God’s call responding to human suffering and graduating communities from


Following the 1984 drought induced famine, FH started its operations in Ethiopia by providing food and non-food aid to the famine victims in Northern Ethiopia, and then engaged in sustainable development and humanitarian response activities in Amhara, Benishangul-Gumuz, Oromiya, Sidama, SNNPR and Tigray Regions, sustainably graduating millions of people from poverty and responding to human suffering in Ethiopia ever since.


Together we follow God’s call responding to human suffering and graduating communities from extreme poverty. Towards this end, FH engages communities on:


§  FH Focuses on increasing access and improving the quality of education in rural and urban settings. We build school facilities including libraries and provide required supplies to attain the goals.

§  FH provides school supplies and dignity kits to the most vulnerable children.

§  FH also address early childhood development (ECD) by building required infrastructure, and availing appropriate furniture and supplies.

§  FH builds the capacity of teachers both in schools and ECD centers in partnership with school communities and education offices.

 Natural Resource Management

To protect and rehabilitate degraded environments FH is engaged in:  

§  Water and soil protection through physical and biological means

§  FH has planted an average of 20 million seedlings each year in which 144,562 Public Work beneficiaries were involved to plant seedlings on 74 watersheds. In doing so, an estimated 1,200 hectares of land were covered.

§  Nearly one million coffee, fruit and multi-purpose tree seedlings are raised and distributed every year to household farmers to increase income.

 Health and Nutrition

Current Health and nutrition program aims to-

§  Improve maternal and child health and nutritional practices among women of reproductive age groups and children under two years age

§  Improve access to nutritious food

§  Improve hygiene and sanitation through developing WASH infrastructure and promotion of community led total sanitation

§  Health system strengthening and

§  Responding to emergency health outbreaks and pandemics

 Income Generation and Food Security

§  Construct small scale river diversions and hand dug wells for irrigation at household level

§  Provision of finance for Rural Saving and Credit Cooperatives for easy access of loan to the rural community

§  Cash transfer to the targeted families as a startup capital for small animal raring, petty trade, fattening … to build their assets

§  Organizing and train Self Help Groups, Youth Groups and Water User Groups to boost their economic benefits

§  Introducing Conservation Agriculture both as a food security means and environmental protection

Emergency response

§  Commodity and cash transfer with two objectives:

o   Meet emergency food needs of transitory food insecure populations; and 

o   Protect assets of targeted households (HH)

§  GBV Response & Mitigation

§  Emergency Seed Distribution

§  Emergency WASH (shower, latrine, water system, NFI’s)

§  Emergency Shelter NFI Response 





FH Ethiopia is a non-governmental organization engaged in relief and development activities. All we do, and how we do it, seeks to promote God’s beauty, goodness, and truth in a broken world. As such, we are defined by our ability to make people’s lives measurably better; our ability to deliver impact is the measure of our collective success. For we know that we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God has already prepared in advance for us to do. At Food for the Hungry, we operate under a set of values called Heartbeat Values. FH Ethiopia would like to invite potential candidates to apply on the following position in Tigray. 

Position title:                                GBV Center Manager

Duration of contract:                  One-year contract, Renewable (with 60 working days probation period)

Duty Station:                               Tanqua Milash and Mekelle- Tigray

Closing date:                                April 21, 2024

Job Summary

The GBV Center Manager will work under the supervision of the GBV Project Manager and AP Managers at the field level to ensure improved quality of health, economic, and psychosocial well-being for survivors, vulnerable women, and girls, and to support the development of functional referral networks that enhance survivors’ ability to receive confidential, safe, and timely services that meet their needs promptly. She or he will oversee all project activities and manage their budget, as well as be responsible for managing the administration and technical aspects of the site at the site and outreach level.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for managing WGFS activities, representing the GBV prevention and response project at the Woreda level, and responsible communication with stakeholders, government sectors, and community structure. 

  • Provide direct technical supervision to GBV case workers and support the local partners in all response-related aspects, not limited to training, sub-agreements, implementation, reporting, mentoring, monitoring, and evaluation throughout the implementation process.

  • Coordinate, supervise, and manage his/her WGFS team (Caseworker, community mobilizers, security guards, and cleaners).

  • Responsible for managing the site budget and resources of the site including rental vehicle. 

  • Responsible for all site reporting and the visibility of FH and donor requirements. 

  • Responsible for quality monitoring strategy and timely project implementation. 

  • Responsible for timely responding to communication/Emails from the project manager, GBV and MHPSS advisor, and other specialties. 

  • Lead and be responsible for the GBV prevention program and Implementation of GBV awareness-raising prevention and outreach activities.

  • Provide direct support and care for adult survivors of GBV and age-appropriate specialized support and care for adolescent, male, boy, and girl child survivors of GBV, including counseling and case management.

  • Follow GBV guiding principles of respect, confidentiality, safety/security, and non-discrimination while providing services.

  • Assess needs, develop an action plan, implement the action plan with PM consultation, and ensure appropriate follow-up/revision done based on a survivor-centered approach. 

  • Ensure proper documentation of reported GBV incidences through the utilization of GBV IMS case intake, action, follow-up, and other case management forms appropriately.

  • Ensure all documentation on reported cases and referrals made are updated, accurate, organized, inserted on the database, and well-maintained by caseworkers.

  • Work with stakeholders to develop and strengthen referral networks and monitor the implementation of the referral pathway to improve survivors’ access to confidential, safe GBV services promptly to meet their needs. 

  • Provide/facilitate GBV training for all relevant community actors, including psychosocial First Aid Volunteers, Community Health Volunteers, women groups, other informal and formal community structures, and any other identified groups on basic concepts & referral pathways, guiding principles, sexual exploitation, and abuse and other training types according to the demand.

  • Prepare and submit weekly & monthly as well as any requested reports as required and incorporate supervisors’ feedback promptly. 

  • Ensure supplies/resources are requested promptly for timely implementation of program activities including managing/preparing contingency program stock supplies where necessary.

  • Work with other GBV Prevention and response staff to develop and monitor feedback mechanisms.

  • Perform additional activities assigned by the supervisor.

Safeguarding Policy

FH strives to provide an environment free from sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment in all places where relief and development programs are implemented. FH holds a zero-tolerance policy against sexual exploitation abuse and harassment. FH expects its employees to maintain high ethical standards, protect organizational integrity and reputation, and ensure that FH work is carried out with honest and fair methods, in alignment with the FH Heartbeat and safeguarding and associated policies. Violations of stated policies will be subject to corrective action up to and including termination of employment.

Gender Responsibility

  • Provide adequate time to staff to participate in gender sensitivity workshops and related events.

  • Through observation, interviews, and spot-checks, ensure that the staff planning process is gender sensitive.

  • Build a better gender balance in staffing through affirmative action.

  • Observe if women staff are as involved as men in high-profile activities such as interaction with visitors and chairing meetings, and take corrective action if warranted.

  • Encourage female staff to participate in external networks (local and regional), as well as seminars and cross-visits.

  • Facilitate open and regular discussions with staff about the work environment, policies, and values convenient to gender issues.

Safety & Security Responsibility

  • Encourages compliance with Safety and Security principles and policies of the organization by all staff;

  • Visiting project Offices and operational areas periodically to meet staff and making sure that all staff members are aware of the safety and security procedures;

  • Explain to staff the reasoning behind the organization’s safety and security policies and procedures.

  • Organizing local training sessions, such as First Aid, Fire Safety, and Defensive Driving for staff members.  If possible, he/she should conduct briefing and training sessions himself/herself;

  • Ensures that safety and security objectives are added to performance reviews and evaluations of all staff members;

  • Encourages staff to adopt safe and secure practices. Ensuring that updated personnel information related to safety (Record of Emergency Data) and security management are kept in Human resources.

Job Level Specifications

  • Full agreement with FH’s Christian foundation and beliefs as expressed in The Heartbeat: our Values, Vision, and Purpose.

  • Ability to communicate with organization members.

  • Physical fitness to operate in a different weather environment.

  • Shows a positive attitude that contributes to a good working atmosphere in the office

  • Maintain or retain confidential internal information of the organization.

Education and Experience:
  • Degree in Social Work/Social Sciences/Counseling/psychology/ law/gender study, health, or another related field preferred.
  • Minimum of 4 years experience in direct provision, and supervision, and a total of four years of work experience directly working on counseling and psychosocial support to survivors of gender-based violence, including child survivors preferred and an added advantage but not a must. Good facilitation skills and experience are required. Prior experience in an International NGO setting is preferred.

Distinguishing Competencies

  • Proactive personality & and self-initiative.

  • Computer literacy


  • Proficiency in both spoken and written English. Knowledge of the local language of the intervention area is preferred.

Supervisory Responsibility

  • The position supervises; GBV Case Worker position

As per the salary scale of the organization


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