Vacancy Announcement
Humanitarian Response
Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

GBV Prevention Officer – National Position

Programme: Humanitarian Response

Contract duration: Six months possible to extend (starting date 1st of December, 2018)

Position Location: Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh with frequent field visits

DCA (DanChurchAid) is a faith-based, non-missionary organization. We work for the poor, vulnerable and socially excluded communities and believe in life before death. The DCA Bangladesh invites applications from qualified and competent Bangladeshi candidates for the position of GBV Prevention Officer for Humanitarian Response in Cox’s Bazar.

The Prevention Officer will have a background in Gender Based Violence (GBV) and women’s rights to disseminate information and provide trainings to the community on issues related to women and girls.  In this position the prevention officer will also work with service providers in the area to provide information about GBV program and create a referral pathway to enable effective case management.  In this position the focus will be working in refugee camps. The prevention officer will also be engaged in assessment of risks faced by women and girls in the targeted communities and development of response strategies.

Key duties and responsibilities

  • With support from GBV Coordinator, initiate, and carry out all community outreach, mobilization, and risk mitigation activities in selected communities.
  • Conduct community awareness sessions, mobilize new and existing community groups, and carry out training and capacity building of community members on issues relating to women and girls, focusing on GBV in refugee camps. 
  • Provide information sessions with women and girls in the community to disseminate information about available services.
  • Conduct safety audits by means of community-level interviews with key informants such as community and religious leaders, local service providers, and focus group discussions with IDP and host community women and girls on needs and problems faced by women and girls.
  • Carry out service mapping of all available services and assistance provided to women and girls by INGOs, NGOs, other humanitarian actors and government agencies.
  • Build relationships with communities targeted by the project and community leaders to provide education and facilitate discussion on GBV and other issues facing women and girls.
  • With support from the outreach volunteers from refugee communities, plan and conduct a GBV awareness raising sessions that target adolescent girls in the camps. Furthermore, working on reporting the GBV concerns of adolescent girls with GBV Program team and the stakeholders to be addressed.
  • Implement coordination meetings between service providers to establish a referral pathway.
  • Jointly work with IRC’s Protection team members to conduct field visits and collaborate on activities.
  • Make regular trips to assigned refugee camps and maintain a regular field presence.
  • Develop work and movement plans outlining what tasks will be completed and when.
  • Document all outreach and mobilization activities in an accurate and timely manner using agreed tools
  • Provide field visit reports, assessment reports, and narrative reports to the GBV coordinator.
  • Assist with formal data gathering for planning purposes and for participatory
  • Participate in workshops, meeting and trainings.
  • Any other duties requested by the GBV coordinator and the GBV manager.


  • Bachelor degree in Social science, Development studies,  Law, Women and gender studies, Social Work or related field.
  • Knowledgeable in GBV and women’s rights
  • Good English language (both writing and speaking)
  • Experience working with refugees, women and girls, and implementing programs in vulnerable communities
  • Strong organizational and reporting skills
  • Understands the challenges and obstacles women and girls face regarding cultural practices, norms, and society pressures.
  • Understands sensitivities of conducting outreach and awareness on violence related issues.
  • Ability to communicate sensitively and without judgment.
  • Emotional maturity and stability to deal with conflict and confrontation in non-violent way and maintain appropriate boundaries.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, ethnicity, and age sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Good communication and facilitation skills to work with community members and leaders on sensitive topics
  • Ability to work independently and check in remotely with supervisor to provide input and reporting on activities
  • Experience in report writing

Contract duration: 1st of December, 2018

The position is subject to funding

Only online applications consisting of minimum a CV and a cover letter will be considered. To apply use the following link:

Closing date for applications will be November 11, 2018

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply!

The candidate must have personal commitment to social equity and equal rights and opportunities and adhere to the staff policies of DCA on Sexual Harassment and Anti-Corruption. DCA needs people with excellent interpersonal communication skills and a good team spirit. Willingness to be flexible is essential. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
DCA promotes equal opportunities for women and men from different caste, ethnic and religious backgrounds and encourages them to apply for these posts within DCA.

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Contact: , Tanzeela Islam

Job Title:
GBV Prevention Officer – National Position
Application Deadline: November 11, 2018
Country: Bangladesh
Place of work: Cox’s Bazar with frequent field visits

Application link: