GBV Counsellors

GBV Counsellors

Company Name Ministry of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterpris
  • Number of Vacancy: 0
  • Category: Social Services / Health / Medical
  • Job Level: Mid Level
  • Working Hours: 0
  • Years of Experience 2
  • Salary Range: $-
  • Job Location: Chegutu
  • Preferred Age: 0 (years)
  • Required Education: Diploma
  • Vacancy Nature: Full time


The Ministry of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises Development (MoWACSMED) recognizes Gender Based Violence (GBV) as a protection priority, but one with extremely limited resources for comprehensiveness as most communities lack access to basic gender based violence response services such as health care, psycho-social support and legal aid. In this respect, The Ministry of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises Development with support from UNFPA shall be undertaking Mobile One Stop Centre campaigns in Sanyati and Chegutu Districts in Mashonaland West Province. This is with the aim of ensuring access to comprehensive GBV prevention and response services to the community especially during the Covid-19 lockdown period where access to services has been difficult due to restrictions in movement. Duties And Responsibilities The Counsellor will be responsible for the following: • Providing professional counselling to clients to enable them to make informed decisions and solve their problems • Following up clients for extended support • Where necessary; Accompany clients to police departments, courts, and other venues to advocate on behalf of them to provide emotional support as needed. • Make referrals to other specialist service providers as per the survivors’ needs • Create long and short-term plans for each counselling client. • Assess and determine client’s needs and strengths to generate service plan • Conduct individualized safety plan with clients. • Work as a team with other staff members to provide services in a holistic manner. • Conduct evaluation and outcome measurements on counselling sessions. • Work closely with other staff members to build a professional team • Provide and submit reports to the DDO who will be the team leader. • To ensure protection of the Survivor/s from further harm (Do no harm principle) • Perform other duties as assigned or requested.

Work/Educational Requirements

Desired Competencies • Knowledge and experience in Gender-Based Violence Counselling. • Experience in Survivor Friendly Approaches • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written communications. • Demonstrated ability in working effectively in a team setting. • Leadership skills and ability to take initiative. To qualify, candidate should possess the following: • Degree in Social Sciences/ Counselling • Certificate in Counselling • At least 3 years’ experience in GBV programming • Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously within a team, with Implementing Partners, and other line Ministries. • Ability to write clearly and concisely especially report writing • Fluency in English and Shona / Ndebele

To Apply

SEND application TO:[email protected] Please state “Application for Gender-Based Violence Counsellor Position" in the subject line, and attach the following: • Resume • Cover letter specifically referencing qualifications enumerated above • A list of three contactable references

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