Gender Based Violence Prevention Coordinator


Lilongwe, Malawi

Job Summary:

The GBV Prevention Coordinator is responsible for coordinating prevention efforts, including scaling up gender equality groups; rolling out gender-synchronized and adolescent girls/young women prevention programming; and supporting key partners and the GOM to roll out prevention workshops.


  • Provides technical assistance to project partners (especially sub-awardees) to achieve GBV response objectives.
  • Supports project partners to develop work plans and detailed implementation plans.
  • Works in partnership with the GBV Services Coordinator and the Policy and Advocacy Coordinator to ensure TA and support are coordinated effectively amongst the three areas.
  • Provides TA as needed within the project team in regards to GBV response.
  • Develop, conducts, and analyzes formative assessment activities to collaboratively determine need for program planning services.
  • Maintains expertise in gender transformative programming, gender-synchronized programming, gender-based violence, women’s rights and empowerment, and male engagement especially in relationship to sexual and reproductive health. This includes staying up-to-date in epidemiological, behavioral and programmatic research.
  • Works with a Project Assistant to coordinate logistical arrangements including materials production, travel arrangements, processing of expenses, processing of contracts, and hiring of consultants, etc.
  • Translates research into resources and tools that are useful and appropriate the programs.
  • Operates effectively in team environment and identifies opportunities for collaboration with external partners.
  • Communicates effectively with field staff, HQ gender team and across different project teams.
  • Contributes to grant proposal development, editing and writing.
  • Contributes to improving office and/or project procedures with practical ideas.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree in public health, gender/women’s studies, social work, sociology, education or related field.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in developing and delivering training and technical assistance activities around GBV response.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of successful experience in planning, implementation and monitoring of GBV prevention programing.
  • Experience with gender synchronized approaches to gender programming.
  • Experience facilitating gender trainings and workshops.
  • Experience developing and adapting gender-training manuals/curricula.
  • Experience with research and/or evaluation desired.
  • Strong experience in the area of GBV response and services.
  • Expertise in developing gender sensitive and transformative GBV prevention and response
  • Demonstrated ability to support partner staff in building their capacity to implement effective GBV prevention and response
  • Ability to conceptualize the full range of GBV response needs and identify strategies to fill those need
  • Knowledge of full range of GBV response activities within Malawi
  • In-depth knowledge of international and local evidence-based practices in regards to GBV response and prevention
  • Ability to coordinate GBV response programming with GBV Policy and Advocacy and GBV prevention programming to provide full multi-sectoral response to GBV.
  • Expertise in the areas of gender, masculinities and femininities, GBV prevention, women’s rights, male engagement, and gender transformative programming.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and adapt to local culture and resources.
  • Strong knowledge of STI and HIV and AIDS prevention, family planning, sexual and reproductive health, science-based prevention programs and learning theory.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (e.g., active listening, cultural competence, responsiveness), communication and writing skills.
  • Demonstrates computer competence including Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Ability to travel in Malawi up to 40% of the time.
  • Written and oral English and Chichewa fluency required
  • Must be comfortable and respectful of EngenderHealth’s programming that promotes women’s rights, gender equality, sexual diversity and LGBTQ rights.

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