Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) Programs Officer Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

Center for Domestic Training and Development 

Position Title: Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) Programs Officer

Location: Nairobi
Job Type: Full-time
Reports to: Programs Coordinator

Job Description:


Center for Domestic Training and Development (CDTD) is a women rights NGO that works to promote the rights of domestic workers and offers protection services to vulnerable girls, women, refugees and victims of human trafficking. CDTD programming has been guided by the pressing need of aspiring to impact and empower domestic workers and vulnerable women and girls in a holistic manner.

The SGBV Programs Officer will play a crucial role in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of sexual and gender-based violence programs within the organisation. This position requires a deep understanding of SGBV issues, strong program management skills, and the ability to coordinate with various stakeholders. The SGBV Programs Officer will also be responsible for reporting on program activities and ensuring the effective supervision of program staff.


Program Development and Planning:

Develop and implement strategic plans for SGBV programs in alignment with the organization's mission and objectives.
Conduct thorough needs assessments to identify gaps and opportunities for intervention in the field of sexual and gender-based violence.
Collaborate with relevant stakeholders, including community leaders, government agencies, and partner organizations, to ensure coordinated and effective program implementation.

Program Implementation:

Oversee the day-to-day implementation of SGBV programs, ensuring activities are carried out according to the project timelines and budget.
Monitor program activities to assess their impact and effectiveness, making adjustments as needed.
Provide guidance and support to program staff, volunteers, and partners involved in SGBV initiatives.
Coordinate with other service providers and community focal points to strengthen access to services and build support for survivors.
Contribute and implement activities that raise awareness on gender inequality and prevention of SGBV through active participation in trainings, workshops, and advocacy actions at SGBV.
Provide information on available services and support survivors’ informed choices through referral, accompaniment, service coordination and follow-up, and participation in referral systems/pathways

Reporting and Documentation:

Develop and maintain a robust monitoring and evaluation framework to track program outcomes and impact.
Carefully document service provision adhering to strict data protection and information-sharing protocol to protect the privacy, confidentiality, and safety of survivors
Prepare regular progress reports, detailing achievements, challenges, and lessons learned.
Ensure accurate and timely reporting to donors and other stakeholders, adhering to reporting requirements.
Ensure accurate data entry of SGBV related cases into the information management system(IMS) and support development of database to track referrals.
Create and disseminate content on events/activities and surveys that raise awareness on gender inequality and violence against women e.g., 14 days of activism online through social media
Collect and promote good practices and lessons learned from different interventions and develop best practices and knowledge management capacity.

Supervision and Capacity Building:

Provide leadership and supervision to program staff, fostering a positive and collaborative working environment.
Supervise and oversee provision of age-appropriate and survivor-centered GBV case management services to survivors of SGBV and vulnerable women and girls, in line with Case Management Guidelines and principals, including assessment of survivor’s needs, basic counseling, support to develop and implement a care plan, support and implement safety plan, and support to access services in line with client’s wishes.
Organize case management meetings with the shelter staff and participate in regular case review meetings, case conferencing with other stakeholders.
Supervise and oversee maintenance of a 24 hour hotline to ensure that callers have immediate access to services and build support for survivors.
Conduct regular performance reviews and offer constructive feedback to ensure the professional development of team members.
Organize training sessions and workshops to enhance the capacity of staff and partners involved in SGBV programs.

Advocacy and Networking:

Act as the focal person representing the organization in relevant forums, conferences, and networks related to SGBV.
Advocate for policy changes and awareness-raising initiatives to address SGBV issues at local and national levels.
Lobby with duty bearers and policy makers such as National Gender and Equality (NGEC) to actively participate and contribute to matters, legal policies and shelter provision for SGBV victims and survivors.
Advocate and participate in design and implementation of standards procedures and guidelines for shelters registration.
Actively partner and collaborate with State department for Gender (SDFG), Collaborative Centre for Gender development to streamline shelter mapping process.
Contribute and support the National Shelter Network (NSN) in the identification, rescue and referral of SGBV cases for psychosocial l support or any other necessary intervention.
Foster relationships and maintain outreach strategies with existing and potential shelters for further program development
Establish and update a mapping of external actors providing services to victims of SGBV


Support in the development and implementation of fundraising strategies to secure funding for SGBV programs.
Cultivate relationships with donors, grant-making organizations, and philanthropic individuals.
Support in the preparation of grant proposals, budgets, and other fundraising materials.


Develop and manage program budgets, ensuring financial accountability and transparency.
Monitor expenditures, track variances, and make recommendations for budget adjustments as needed.
Collaborate with the finance team to ensure compliance with financial policies and procedures.

Perform any other duty as assigned by management.

Performance Standards

1.Quality, timely and comprehensive narrative reports on project progress, outcomes and impact assessment.
2.Documentation of good practices, success and lessons learnt.
3.Adherence to work-plans, timelines and deadlines .
4.Cost effective use of and accountability project funds in line with donor rules and organizational policies.
5. Strong commitment to CDTD values and principles
6.Adherence to project rules, guidelines and polices on safeguarding and child protection.

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter illustrating their suitability against listed qualifications, provide a detailed curriculum vitae or resume including names addresses with official emails of three referees (to be contacted for reference checks) and salary expectations to the H/R at:
Do not attach any other documents.
Deadline for submission is 15th January 2024.
Only short listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted