12 Feb 2024

Gender Based Violence Officer at Life at Best Development Initiative – 2 Openings

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Job Description

Life at Best Development Initiative (LABDI) is a team of change-makers who believe that every helping hand can create a better future for survivors of wars. We started extending help to vulnerable children and women who were affected by the insurgency which began in Borno state, Nigeria, in 2009. This moment intensified when we found that there were many such vulnerable children, women, and households who needed help with food, shelter, and education. Our team expanded and we spread out into different parts of the BAY states to make sure we cover all possible areas and help as many children, women, and households as possible. We support children, families, and communities affected by insurgencies and natural disasters.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Gender Based Violence Officer

Locations: Mafa, Konduga and Bama LGAs – Borno
Employment Type: Full-time


  • The Gender-Based Violence Officer will play a pivotal role in supporting our organization’s efforts to combat gender-based violence (GBV) and promote gender equality.
  • This position requires a dedicated and passionate individual who will work closely with survivors, community stakeholders, and partner organizations to prevent and respond to GBV incidents effectively.
  • The Gender-Based Violence Officer will be responsible for coordinating and implementing programs, providing support to survivors, and raising awareness about GBV issues within the community.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement programs and initiatives aimed at preventing and responding to gender-based violence.
  • Collaborate with internal teams and external partners to ensure the effective execution of GBV programs.
  • Provide emotional support, counseling, and referrals to survivors of gender-based violence.
  • Facilitate access to essential services, including medical care, legal assistance, and shelter, for survivors as needed.
  • Conduct community outreach and educational campaigns to raise awareness about GBV, its causes, and consequences.
  • Organize workshops, seminars, and training sessions on gender equality and violence prevention.
  • Collect and maintain accurate records and data related to GBV incidents and program outcomes.
  • Prepare regular reports and updates on program progress and impact with supervisor and donor.
  • Share monthly report with GBV sub-sector through 5ws and any other sector reporting template.
  • Engage with local authorities, government agencies, and civil society organizations to advocate for policies and legislation that address GBV and promote gender equality.
  • Provide training and capacity-building sessions for community leaders, healthcare professionals, and other stakeholders on GBV prevention and response.
  • Build and maintain partnerships with local NGOs, community-based organizations, and relevant agencies to enhance GBV prevention and response efforts.


  • University Degree or equivalent in Social Science, Development Studies, Gender & Development or equivalent combination of relevant training and experience. 3 years’ experience. Proven experience working on normative change for gender equality and adolescent sexual and reproductive health in sensitive contexts.


  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling LABDI values.
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance, and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same.
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Life at Best Development Initiative, engages and motivates others.
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically.


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters.
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength.
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

Application Closing Date
18th February, 2024.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their Applications (Letter of motivation and CV in a single PDF file) to: 

[email protected] 

using the Job Title as the subject of the mail. Note
  • LABDI has zero tolerance to sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA), any act of child abuse including sexual exploitation and sexual abuse constitute acts of serious misconduct and are therefore grounds for disciplinary measures, including summary dismissal.
  • We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
  • All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our anti-harassment policy.

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