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GBV Prevention Coordinator, Athens, deadline 11/08/2023
GBV Prevention Coordinator for the "GBV Prevention and response services" project

Position: GBV Prevention Coordinator

Type of employment: full-time

Location: Athens

Deadline: 11/08/2023

As part of the effort to strengthen the protection of the refugee population in Greece, and in particular of those individuals (women, men, LGBTQI+) who have suffered Gender-Based Violence and/or are at high risk of GBV, Diotima Centre implements a project funded by the UNHCR-Greece, providing holistic support services, which consist of the following components: a) GBV response, through the provision of case management, and legal aid including court representation when necessary, and b) GBV prevention, through the provision of awareness raising activities to asylum seeking and refugee communities, as well as the delivery of trainings on Gender-Based Violence, and ways to prevent and respond to its incidence. The project is implemented in the urban areas of Athens and Thessaloniki, and on the islands of Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Kos and Leros.

Description of the position:

The GBV Prevention Coordinator is responsible for the design, the coordination of implementation, the reporting, and the monitoring of prevention intervention, conducted at the different areas of program implementation, by the GBV Prevention Assistant Officers. The Coordinator supervises and provides guidance to the members of the team, and works in close collaboration with the Project Manager and the Scientific Responsible of the program ‘GBV Prevention and Response services in Athens, Thessaloniki, and Lesvos, and remotely on the islands’, funded by UNHCR Greece.

The Prevention of Gender-Based Violence component includes: information and awareness raising sessions on gender issues and gender rights, capacity building of refugee women, men, and LGBTQI+ individuals on GBV, building of prevention mechanisms within communities, training community focal points to establish networks of support and enhance informal pathways, so as to minimize risks, and to empower survivors of GBV to refer themselves to available services.

Relevant Responsibilities:

  • Coordination of the implementation of the GBV Prevention intervention, at the diverse programmatic areas (Athens, Thessaloniki, Lesvos, Chios, Kos & Leros). 
  • Supervision, coaching and provision of guidance to the GBV Prevention team members.
  • Design of the materials and the content of the fit-for purpose activities. 
  • Organization of interventions in regards to women’s empowerment, male engagement, awareness raising, training of GBV Focal Points. 
  • Monitor progress, and design next steps to archive solidarity networks among vulnerable social groups, with the sole aim to protect individuals at high risk of GBV, and survivors from re-traumatization. 
  • Ongoing reporting internally to the Project Manager, as well as externally to the Donor. 
  • Active and regular contribution to the design of the strategic goals and the enrichment of outcomes of the organization.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in sociology, anthropology, education or a related field. Gender studies will be taken into account as an advantage.
  • Five (5) years of professional experience with the refugee population in a team and capacity building context.
  • Three (3) years of experience in coordination in relevant areas, including supervision, through a team-based capacity building approach.
  • Experience in training on gender-based violence issues, and drafting reports on the subject.
  • Proven knowledge and experience of working with vulnerable populations in cross-cultural environments.
  • Advocacy skills around issues of Gender Based Violence.
  • Familiarity with GBV standards and guidelines, as well as PSEA.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement and flexibility in a constantly changing environment and to make decisions under pressure.
  • Interpersonal and teamwork skills in the context of an intercultural team.
  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written, in Greek and English.

“Diotima Centre operates a Safeguarding Policy and its staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in it. Successful applicants will be subject to a satisfactory security check through references and interviews with previous employers”.

Diotima Centre has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with its aims and objectives, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. At Diotima Centre, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment. Diotima Centre recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, or any other basis covered by the national and international law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational needs.

To apply, please send your CV to using the following subject line: UNHCR_PC. Please ensure that the attached files have the following file name structure: Name_CV / Name_Cover_Letter


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