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Gender Based Violence Protection Coordinator

Dhaka (Bangladesh) | Cox's Bazaar

  • Organization: DCA - DanChurchAid
  • Location: Dhaka (Bangladesh) | Cox's Bazaar
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Gender-based violence
    • Managerial positions
    • Drugs, Anti-Money Laundering, Terrorism and Human Trafficking
  • Closing Date: 2018-01-31

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DanChurchAid (DCA) is looking for an experienced Gender Based Violence (GBV) – Protection Coordinator to lead our GBV activities in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

DCA is a Danish humanitarian, non-government and non-profit organisation that has been working in Bangladesh since 1980s. As a response to the influx of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, DCA together with its local partner responded through the provision of emergency relief, WASH and setting up women safe spaces. DCA is now setting up its GBV programme for self-implementation while at the same time aims to build the capacity of its current partner in the delivery of services and activities in the women safe spaces. In addition, DCA will be expanding its coverage with shelter and disaster risk reduction support for Rohingya communities.

The experienced Gender Based Violence (GBV) – Protection Coordinator will provide the technical lead on DCA’s activities within the field of GBV in Cox’s Bazar. The GBV Coordinator will ensure that interventions are technically sound, take into account international best practices, and are appropriately meeting the needs of adolescent girls and women in the targeted Rohingya sites. The GBV Coordinator will be based in the field with frequent travel to Cox’s Bazar for coordination and networking.

Key duties and responsibilities

Technical Qualities

  • Lead the development of the strategy for the GBV response to the Rohingya crisis in Cox’s Bazar

  • Provide technical leadership on GBV prevention and response programming, supporting and empowering partners and DCA staff to creative, effective and comprehensive programming

  • Provide technical support on the design of services and activities in the women safe spaces and support DCA staff and partner organisations through training and monitoring

  • Develop and conduct / facilitate trainings for partners and DCA staff on relevant GBV topics such as GBV Core concepts, PSS, PFA, case management and caring for child survivors.

  • Build capacity of DCA staff and local partners to ensure a reliable M&E system for better GBV data management, and ethical GBV data collection and information management

  • Provide technical support to ensure program quality, inclusive of regular technical monitoring of case management and PSS services under the program

  • Support partners and key actors to adopt internationally recognized best practices, proven tools, methodologies on GBV, working collaboratively to ensure their relevance for the context and successful implementation

  • Regularly attend GBV sub-cluster meetings at appropriate levels to feed in DCA priorities from the field.

  • Ensure field concerns and challenges are brought to relevant stakeholders to push for standards and procedures that systematize how GBV is implemented and coordinated at the field level.

Grant Management and Fundraising

  • Lead proposal development activities (narrative and budget) through planning and program design with relevant field-based staff, to ensure technical standards are taken into consideration before submission

  • Represent DCA if and when needed in relevant cluster and coordination meetings

  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop DCA programs


  • MSW, MA/S, MPH, or equivalent in health, social science, humanities or other related degree

  • At least 5 years of overseas experience, including substantial management experience in gender-based violence/ protection programming and at least 4 years’ experience in direct service provision for survivors of sexual and domestic violence

  • Previous experience supervising and managing a multi-disciplinary team in a cross-cultural setting

  • Previous experience in emergency preparedness and response

  • Demonstrated experience in capacity building and mentoring of national and international staff

  • Demonstrated experience in grant management and proposal writing

  • Excellent computer skills in programs such as: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Capable of applying skills and knowledge in a range of capacities, including direct implementation, advisory functions, training and the transfer of technical knowledge and management skills to others

  • Personal qualities: Team player, flexible, network-builder, able to handle pressure well

  • Fluency in English and/or (other languages) required

An attractive and competitive benefit package with salary between USD 5,500 and 6,700 including pension, plus housing and international insurance.

For further information, please contact Senior Global Humanitarian Advisor, Lisa de la Rubia,

Expected start date is as soon as possible. The contract is for 6 months with the possibility of extension dependent on available funding.

All interested and qualified candidates, regardless of race, age, gender, religion, or ethnicity, are encouraged to apply.

Only online applications consisting of as a minimum a CV and a cover letter will be considered.

Closing date for applications will be 31 January 2018. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis.

Please read the minimum qualifications of this position carefully. If you do not meet the minimum requirements for this position, please save your time and ours and refrain from applying.

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