Project Officer (Gender and Protection) at Catholic Relief Service (CRS) -

Project Officer (Gender and Protection) at Catholic Relief Service (CRS)

Project Officer (Gender and Protection) at Catholic Relief Service (CRS)

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion, or nationality. CRS’s relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance, and peacebuilding.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Project Officer (Gender and Protection)

Job ID.: 2100009U
Location: Borno
Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Job Summary

  • The purpose of this role is to provide strategic and technical support for the mainstreaming of gender equality/equity and protection in BHA project in North-East Nigeria.
  • The post holder is expected to have strong Gender-Based Violence and Protection background, with great report writing, communication, and capacity-building skills.

Roles and Key Responsibilities

  • Support robust mainstreaming of gender and protection/Safeguarding into BHA projects including systematic age and gender analysis, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting, including in the targeting of beneficiaries, choice of transfer modalities, making sure the projects do no harm.
  • Provide advice, guidance, and follow-up in relation to protection and gender aspects of the Community Feedback Mechanism.
  • Ensure referral mechanisms are established and functional
  • Provide training to staff on gender mainstreaming, how to integrate gender equality, inclusion, and protection principles into their work, employing diverse learning methods in daily operations
  • Advocate for addressing gaps in GBV prevention and response services with the GBV sub-cluster, Nutrition, WASH, and FSL cluster
  • Produce weekly and monthly data and regular narrative reports for the Project Manager to feed into the overall program and donor report (information on target beneficiaries must be disaggregated by age and sex). Also, tracking all gender and protection-related indicators and benchmarks in the project.
  • Make monthly field visits to the target locations (Jere, Kaga, Magumeri, and Gubio LGAs) to monitor the implementation of activities and train the implementing partners and beneficiaries.
  • Provide guidance to the project team on the development and dissemination of key communication messages on Gender-Based Violence including harmful cultural, traditional norms, and practices in line with best practices
  • Support the project team in developing strategies to engage men and boys as champions of change in addressing Gender-Based Violence and violence against women and girls
  • Support the design and delivery of training on Gender-Based Violence prevention and risk mitigation, Code of Conduct, Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, for project staff, CRS Staff, and community members.
  • Support in reporting and referral of protection and GBV concerns identified in the target locations and ensure proper follow-up of all referred cases to other actors and report accordingly.
  • At the local level, represent CRS International in GBV coordination meetings and liaise with local authorities, UN, and international and national NGOs to facilitate successful coordination of activities and ensure transparency and accountability.
  • Ensure Safeguarding Policy and CoC of CRS is adhered to by staff, known to beneficiaries and that all safeguarding concerns are timely reported.
  • Participate in other responsibilities as may be assigned to you by your supervisor from time to time.
  • Required Languages – Well written and spoken English, Kanuri and Hausa.
  • Travel – 50%.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Holds self and others to account to deliver on agreed goals and standards of behavior.
  • Demonstrates a high degree of professionalism/integrity.
  • Provides good and adequate administrative and logistical support to enable programs to meet meets its agreed financial and program outcomes.
  • Actively seeks support in addressing difficulties in the execution of duties.
  • Strategic thinking and effective contribution to own work and organizational development
  • Sound judgment and decision-making in complex situations
  • Strong emotional intelligence including self-awareness.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and relationships.
  • Leads by example to motivate the high performance of others.
  • Very strong commitment to continuous learning.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Computer knowledge – Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Strong command of both written and spoken English and knowledge of the local language.
  • Solid analytical, writing skills, and communication skills.
  • Sound knowledge and skills in training and facilitation.
  • Team spirit and excellent interpersonal relations.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Emergency Coordinator, Program Managers, MEAL department, Program Officers.


  • Emergency Coordinator, Program Managers, MEAL department, Program Officers.


  • Partners, Humanitarian actors, community leaders, and beneficiaries.

Application Closing Date
28th May, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online