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GBV Officer At Women Development Initiative (BOWDI)


Borno Women Development Initiative (BOWDI) is a women-led, registered Nongovernmental, Non-profit Organization with its head office in Borno State, Nigeria. BOWDI has been active in Humanitarian and development activities in the Northeast, especially in education, peace-building, advocacy, food security, livelihood, and protection. The organization has been registered in Nigeria since 2014 and has worked with state agencies like the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), State Ministry of Education, State Ministry of Youth and Sport, and State Ministry of Women Affairs (MWASD) to carry out its activities. BOWDI also partnered with several UN agencies, INGOs, and NNGOs in implementing people’s centered projects. For the past years, we have implemented several projects ranging from Food Security, Nutrition and Livelihood, Human Rights, Peace-building/Conflict Management, Gender, Reproductive Health, Protection (Gender Based Violence, Child Protection, and EORE), and Environmental Management (climate change, forest conservation, and waste management).

BOWDI provides support to unreached and vulnerable populations through a collaborative engagement process with states, Local Government Authorities, partners and the IDP, refugees and host communities. Further details can be found at the BOWDI website (https://www.bowdi.org/).

BOWDI is recruiting to fill the position of GBV Officer in Adamawa and Borno to support with the following task:

In accordance with BOWDI, partners and donor policy and procedures, the GBV officers will be responsible for the following:


  • Assume primary responsibility for daily project management and implementation and ensure compliance with project donor agreements and project proposals, particularly expected results, outputs, and activities in accordance with log frames and timeframes and notify the supervisor immediately as issues arise.
  • Support the collection and analysis of sex- and age- disaggregated data (quantitative, qualitative, and anecdotal) as well as streamlining the needs assessment, collection, and analysis so that it can be more effective in meeting beneficiary needs.
  • Take the lead in project planning and oversee implementation and budget expenditures to ensure effective use of resources against planned activities and expected outputs.
  • Ensure adequate project monitoring systems and evaluation procedures are in place applying appropriate tools in order to collect and update all progress indicators for the project.
  • Ensure the participation of the different stakeholders, including BOWDI programme staff, partners and community members.
  • Developing awareness raising and staff training programs to raise awareness on GBV
  • Participate in the development and production of communication materials (leaflets, posters, brochures) to raise awareness on GBV and outreach to the community
  • Conducting training for volunteers, school counsellors and social workers to build their capacity and activate their role in GBV case management
  • Act as the focal point for all Gender related issues
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.


  • Responsible for day-to-day Management of all GBV cases on INTAKE and including the identification (when there is need), documentation, assessment for Case Management BASED ON GBV CASE CLASSIFICATION.
  • Responsible for overall management of the safe spaces.
  • Liaises directly with PSS officer, Legal Officer, social workers and other service providers working within the camp and host communities where applicable, to manage and make referrals to other service providers (health including Mental health, Shelter, NFIs and /or legal providers.
  • Ensures that Survivor Centred Approach Guiding principles is maintained and enforced while working with survivors including safe spaces.
  • Facilitate bi-weekly/monthly meetings with peer groups on theme that is designed to support conversations.
  • Work with the team in organizing proposed campaigns and community outreach.
  • Document and write activity reports carried out within reporting timelines in soft and hard copies.
  • Ensure documentation of all survivor case files and documents as appropriate.
  • Prepare standard periodic GBV reports and progress updates on-going project interventions; weekly, Bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, biannual, and annually.


  • Build strategic alliances with other key actors internally and externally to advocate for gender-sensitive programming.
  • Define and implement coordination and follow up mechanisms within the specialized interventions, external actors and BOWDI programmes on GBV.
  • Develop referral pathways for each specialized programme depending on the available services and the survivors’ needs
  • Establish a mapping of external actors providing services to victims of gender-based violence in the four areas of Field operations and ensure the referral pathways are understood by all programme staff working on GBV.
  • Work with partner UN agencies and civil society to formulate a coordinated response
  • Compile and prepare quality monthly and periodic project progress reports, as well as the final report, and feed in other information as required by donors.
  • Collect and promote good practices and lessons learned, contributing to a collection of replicable good practices for gender equality programming: Document the lessons learned from the different interventions and on developing best practices and knowledge management capacity.
  • Ensure accurate data entry into the protection information management system and support the development of a database to track referrals across Programmes in coordination the Information management Officer and M&E officers.

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