Gender Based Violence Services Coordinator



Job Summary:

The GBV Service Coordinator is responsible for coordinating efforts to increase the number of GBV survivors accessing comprehensive services, including strengthening linkages between sub-awardees to develop a comprehensive service network; researching safe housing alternatives and hotline services; supporting sub-awardees to carry out response-related activities; and supporting development of a resource center for sharing resources at the national level.


  • 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 Prevention 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 response 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 services 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, and sexual diversity and LGBTQ rights.

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