Social worker GBV Manager At Save the Children

JOB TITLE: Social Worker GBV Manager

TEAM/PROGRAM: Health Program

LOCATION: Ipiales, Nariño, Colombia

DEGREE: (5) Assistants

Level 3: This position will have contact with children and adolescents either frequently (one or more times a week) or intensively (four or more days) or; during visits to the projects in the country, for which antecedents in working with children will be verified.

We need to maintain secure screening processes, which includes rigorous background checks, Reflects our commitment to protecting children from abuse

The Safeguarding Framework is made up of three policies and a Code of Conduct: Child Safeguarding Policy, Policy for the Protection against Abuse, Harassment and Sexual Exploitation (PSEAH) or Adult Safeguarding and the Anti-Harassment, Anti-Discrimination and /o antibullyg.

The social worker will facilitate the prevention and mitigation of GBV situations, based on social and community strengthening, through the implementation of activities aimed at children and adults and the adult population, addressing key actors in the community or social groups (community committees , NNA, leaders, teachers, family groups) to identify situations of threat or vulnerability due to GBV and promote protective factors.


  • Adhere to strict confidentiality and information management rules and protocols, sharing information only in accordance with these rules.
  • Development of information and awareness sessions on protective factors, risk factors and coping strategies for GBV (including sexual) aimed at children and adolescents (NNA).
  • Development of capacity building sessions and knowledge transfer on protective factors, risk factors and coping strategies for GBV (including sexual) aimed at educators, caregivers, and public institutions.
  • Provide support and accompaniment in the construction of institutional routes of attention and approach to GBV survivors that can be socialized in the different training spaces with children and adolescents and educators, caregivers, among others.
  • Identify and update in the company of the team members the mapping of local actors to generate effective coordination strategies in cases of GBV or other identified needs in SMAPS.
  • Support in the delivery of educational material and supplies for the management of menstrual hygiene in prioritized girls and adolescents according to the population targeted by the project.
  • In the event that it is possible to identify GBV risk/vulnerability factors, start the corresponding care route in the company of the work team.
  • In the event that risks to child protection are identified, initiate the corresponding care route.
  • Promote and prevent GBV with children, adolescents, and the adult population based on the development and execution of group, community, and training spaces.
  • Promote strategic alliances with sectors of health, protection, education, justice for the execution of joint actions that promote a greater offer and coverage in services for the prevention and promotion of GBV, including sexual violence.
  • Support the formulation and design of social and/or community approach strategies.
  • Support and participate in program monitoring and evaluation activities as requested.
  • Seek to build relationships of trust with the members of the community: adults, children and adolescents.
  • Maintain updated files and records of all activities carried out.
  • Participate in meetings, meeting spaces with the team and training as necessary.
  • Promote and prevent GBV with children, adolescents, and the adult population based on the development and execution of group, community, and training spaces.
  • Work with cultural sensitivity and respect the dignity of children, adolescents and vulnerable families and members of the host communities at all times.
  • Work closely with the SMAPS team and other sectors and components of Save the Children, to guarantee the effective identification of the vulnerable and at-risk population, managing timely referral between services.
  • Other functions inherent to the position.


  • Professional in social work, desirable experience in gender and/or gender-based violence or equivalent experience.


  • 2 years of experience serving as a social work professional, preferably in a humanitarian context.
  • Desirably knowledge of the institutional structure of comprehensive support for survivors of Gender-Based Violence, including Sexual according to national regulations.
  • Experience in the development of sessions, informative workshops at the community and institutional level. Preferably for children and adolescents.
  • Sensitivity and demonstrable knowledge of how GBV manifests itself in settings preferably in humanitarian contexts, ability to describe context-specific prevention and response actions.
  • Sensitivity and demonstrable knowledge of the rights, gender and intersectionality approach and its relevance in humanitarian emergency situations.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of leadership and advocacy to facilitate effective interagency coordination.
  • Sensitivity and knowledge of symptoms and mental health effects derived from the migratory exodus.
  • Belief and commitment to a survivor-centered approach to responding to GBV.
  • Belief and commitment to gender equality
  • Belief and commitment to human rights
  • Diplomacy and assertiveness; the ability to respectfully and carefully confront and discuss sensitive issues with a wide range of stakeholders, groups and individuals.
  • Sensitivity and respect for a series of cultural beliefs.


  • Experience in the humanitarian context
  • Experience in the design and management of GBV programs in an NGO (recommended).
  • Experience or knowledge of work and life in the relevant regions or contexts.
  • Strong verbal communication skills, especially for managing training groups.

NOTE 1: With the presentation to participate in this call, Save the Children is authorized to verify the personal information provided, as well as to make use of personal data for verification purposes in public and private databases related to our anti-fraud policies. , money laundering and terrorist financing. The data used will be those indicated in the issued citizenship card.

NOTE 2: In any case, the solution to the technical test will be a criterion for the evaluation and selection of personnel, so the content will only be used for the purposes of the selection process and its intellectual property will be respected, it does not generate in no case any remuneration.

Save the Children Colombia offers equal opportunities and we value having people with diversity in gender, race, ethnicity, nationality or disability on our staff.

Likewise, all our personnel selection processes are carried out free of charge and are published on our web site . Under no circumstances will our staff recruitment be done through a different third party.

Only the people who have the highest level of adjustment to the position will be contacted and invited to continue in the process.

Resumes will be received from March 29 to April 5, 2023

Proposals submitted once the time set for this purpose has elapsed, or filed in a dependency other than the one stated in this document, WILL NOT BE RECEIVED .

This job offer is open to Colombian citizens or foreigners legally authorized to work in Colombia and who meet the requirements established in the call.

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