Trócaire is one of Ireland’s top International NGOs having over 50 years of experience in international Development. Trócaire works through local partners and is a member of worldwide networks such as Caritas and Cooperation Internationale pour le Development et la Solidarité (CIDSE).

Trócaire has been working in Gedo for the last 31 years. Currently Trócaire implements Health, Nutrition and Education Programme activities and at times uses local organisations working in Gedo in the livelihoods and education sectors as partners.

The GBV Programme Officer is responsible for supporting local partners in implementing a gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response programme with internally displaced communities and host communities in Gedo region. The program includes the establishment and management of Women and Girls Centres (WGC), social norm change interventions, particularly on FGM, GBV case management, health responses to GBV including clinical management of rape (CMR) and psychosocial support. Through these WGCs, a range of group-based psychosocial support, basic adult education, life skills and vocational activities are provided to women and girls.

The GBV Programme Officer is responsible for managing grants to a local partner that uses a Communities Care approach (a survivor centred approach) to its intervention, along with supporting partners in all aspects of implementation and reporting to ensure programme quality and compliance with donor requirements. This will include ensuring that partners are supported with capacity building and ongoing accompaniment, based on mutual respect & solidarity.

The GBV Programme Officer is also responsible for supporting partner Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), including data collection, analysis and reporting, and is also responsible for representing the organisation at UN, NGO and other coordination meetings at regional and national level as required.

Additionally, The GBV Programme Officer will directly supervise staff working in the WGCs and support health workers training implemented by Trocaire.

For the candidate with the required experience and passion for the role, Trócaire offers a competitive package of salary and benefits.

Reporting to the Protection Coordinator, this is a Fixed Term contract for a period of one year (renewable) and is based in Gedo, with frequent travel to programme locations in another district within the region

Key responsibilities:

In supporting both the implementing partner and Trocaire to establish WGCs and run regular activities for women, girls the GBV PO is responsible for the following:

Programme Cycle Management (35%)

  • Support partners and provide capacity building assistance in implementation and tracking of project activities; monitoring, evaluation and learning; budget monitoring and project adaptation
  • Support partners in providing timely and quality reports to Trócaire, both narrative and financial, in line with donor requirements
  • Ensure GBV principles and guidelines are known and strictly followed by all GBV staff and ensure GBV activities are always implemented in accordance with international standards.
  • Overall responsible for rigorous application of project cycle management standards to achieve program quality in design, implementation, and monitoring; for example, strengthening data collection, in-depth reporting and analyses, monitoring accountability initiatives, and documenting the impact of the Work in Gedo
  • Compile monthly cash forecasts for the GBV project and track budget expenditures to ensure timely utilization of funds vis-a-vis work plans and implementation schedules, and adjust budget forecasts when needed.
  • Oversee quality implementation of Trocaire run interventions including training of health staff, women centre activities and health response services.
  • Support in developing new programme proposals to secure continued funding for the programme
  • Identify new and emerging needs and support response to new emergencies as required.

Programme Quality and MEAL (35%)

  • With support from Trocaire’s Protection Coordinator and MEAL Coordinator, provide ongoing technical assistance to partners to ensure that the project is implemented in accordance with accepted international standards, including those for protection, GBV and accountability
  • Work with partners to develop and implement Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) plans that are based on baseline data and clear indicators of impact
  • In coordination with the MEAL Advisor, support partners in conducting M&E activities, including developing monitoring tools, collecting and analysing data and drafting M&E reports
  • Ensure that learning is captured, documented, and shared
  • Promote and advance accountability of partners and Trocaire to target communities.

Representation and Coordination (20%)

  • Help to build and maintain professional relations with relevant organisations including the UN cluster system, Government departments, NGOs and donors.
  • Represent Trócaire, and the work and perspectives of our partners, at all relevant cluster and coordination meetings
  • Accompany visitors to project sites as required.
  • Ensure close coordination and proactive communication with the Protection Coordinator and Trócaire’s wider programme team on all aspects of programming

Other (10%)

  • Build close collaboration with women groups as Trocaire’s focal person.
  • Plan, coordinate, and oversee centre and staff work plans and ensure they are on track.
  • Foster a relationship of accompaniment, close mentoring and mutual respect with Trócaire’s implementing partners
  • Fulfil other reasonable duties and responsibilities, as required by line management

Essential Requirements:

  • Third level qualification in Humanitarian or Development Studies, Gender, International Relations, Human Rights Law or similar
  • 3 years of programme management experience with at least 1 year of GBV programming
  • Experience working in humanitarian or insecure settings.
  • Experience working with capacity building of local NGOs.
  • Experience working in Somalia and/or deep knowledge of Somali preferred.
  • Strong commitment to and understanding of Gender Equity.


  • Proven strategic thinking and planning skills including ability to think creatively, analyse and be innovative, set priorities, manage work plans and evaluate progress.
  • Proven technical skills in data management, M&E and assessments with experience related to monitoring and evaluation of projects
  • Ability to work in a complex organisation & consortium/partner structure.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead & work in a team.
  • Excellent and proven organisational skills.
  • Highly developed relationship, negotiation and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent facilitation & capacity building skills and experience of applying them when working with individual organisations or groups of organisations.
  • Excellent written, oral and presentational communications skills.
  • Computer literacy skills in word, excel, PowerPoint and statistical software.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Ability to speak Somali would be an added advantage
  • Experience in an IDP/Refugee setting
  • Female Applicants are strongly preferred for this role


  • A strong commitment to a social justice agenda
  • Empathy with and understanding of the values of Trócaire.
  • Strong on participatory work with communities
  • Good understanding of financial management systems and budget monitoring and reporting
  • Strong understanding of M&E processes
  • Fluency in Somali and excellent written/spoken English.
  • Computer literacy skills in word, excel and internet/email.
  • Ability to work independently and show initiative, while being a strong team player
  • Commitment to personal growth and advancing career.

Trócaire is committed to safeguarding people within our programmes from exploitation and abuse and has specific policies on this commitment (including a Global Code of Conduct) which outlines the expected behaviour and the responsibility of all staff, consultants, and other organisational representatives. More information on Trócaire’s safeguarding policies available here.

Diversity and inclusion:

Trócaire is an equal opportunities employer. We are an organisation that embraces diversity and inclusion. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds to bring their experiences and perspectives to Trócaire.

Diversity and Inclusion statement available here

How to apply

Terms and Conditions

For the candidate with the required experience and passion for the role, Trocaire offers a competitive package of salary and benefits.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 20th May 2024.

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