Gender-Based Violence Specialist

DT Global , Colombia

Skill Required:, Project ManagementProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
31st December, 2020

Job Description

DT Global is a fast-growing international development organization that focuses on improving the capability, capacity, and effectiveness of development programming in complex global environments. Working across a variety of sectors – including Economic Growth, Environment & Infrastructure, Governance, Human Development, and Stabilization & Transition - we provide world-class program management, design, analysis, and monitoring and evaluation services.
Built on the strengths, knowledge, and 50+ years of experience from AECOM International Development, Development Transformations, and the Global Peace and Development Charitable Trust, we have a global ecosystem – including a non-profit partner, the DT Institute – working together to develop cutting edge solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. With corporate offices in the USA, Spain and Australia, in addition to project field offices in over 90 countries around the world, DT Global implements projects funded from a wide array of clients, including USAID, EU, DFAT, NC, MFAT, DFID and other public and private stakeholders. We value learning, research, and rapid program adaptation in response to changing realities on the ground. Together with our global team of experts, we are building technical capabilities across sectors in order to deliver high-quality interventions and transform lives around the world.

Position Summary:

DT Global is seeking a Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Specialist to help lead the GBV component of USAID’s upcoming Female Empowerment (FEMPOW) activity in Colombia. The purpose of USAID FEMPOW is to empower women and girls by reducing gender-based violence (GBV), positively transforming gender norms and attitudes, engaging the private sector to create economic opportunities for women, and supporting USAID programming in PDET (Programa de Desarrollo con Enfoque Territorial) municipalities.

The GBV Specialist will be responsible for helping lead the design and implementation of GBV initiatives under FEMPOW. By the end of the five-year FEMPOW project, the GBV Specialist will have helped DT Global successfully halve the national tolerance towards GBV, as well as increase formal reporting of GBV by 30%.

Job Summary / Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the implementation of GBV strategies at the regional and district levels, including working with CSOs, women’s groups, and other community groups to develop processes and advocate for GBV services and implementation of GBV laws and policies
  • Work with communities to increase awareness about GBV and engage community leaders to work with CSOs and advocate for GBV services and implementation of GBV laws and policies. This work will be inclusive; reaching all Colombians will be essential, including Afro-Colombian communities.
  • Develop and facilitate training on core gender and GBV concepts, including training of governmental partners, CSOs, and other stakeholders
  • Contribute to development of tools and indicators for monitoring and evaluation
  • Coordinate the organization of the collection, compilation, data analysis and dissemination of results
  • Contribute to the conception, development, pre-testing and the production of educational and promotional materials
  • Ensure coordination between FEMPOW and USAID/Colombia
  • Coordinate with appropriate stakeholders in all aspects of activities planning, monitoring, and implementation
  • Contribute to the development of annual workplans, materials and tools, and writing of program reports


  • Master’s degree in Public Health or relevant field (e.g., social work, gender studies, development studies, or related social sciences disciplines)
  • At least 7-10 years proven experience in GBV, violence against women (VAW), domestic violence (DV) and/or violence against children (VAC) prevention and response programming, including assessing GBV interventions; experience with male involvement in combating violence against women and girls is a strong asset
  • Experience in working with minority communities in Colombia is preferred.
  • Experience in the development of advocacy strategies, tools, training and interventions.
  • Proven skills in developing and facilitating training on core gender and GBV concepts
  • Understanding of quantitative and qualitative M&E research methods. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with minimal supervision: demonstrated ability to plan and organize work to deliver results, consistently approaching work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude, demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills, and focus on impact and results and responding positively to critical feedback.
  • Fluency in Spanish and English required.


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