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Action Against Hunger leads the global movement to end hunger. We innovate solutions, advocate for change, and reach 24 million people every year with proven hunger prevention and treatment programs. As a nonprofit that works across 50 countries, our 8,300 dedicated staff members partner with communities to address the root causes of hunger, including climate change, conflict, inequity, and emergencies. We strive to create a world free from hunger, for everyone, for good.

Action Against Hunger USA is part of the Action Against Hunger International network. As an independent NGO, Action Against Hunger USA currently manages operations in 8 countries: Kenya, South Sudan, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia and Haiti. Action Against Hunger-USA has over $100 million in programs, and approximately 1,800 permanent staff based in New York City, Washington D.C, Nairobi, and country offices. Additional growth is anticipated.

Job Summary

Action Against Hunger – Somalia seeks an experienced Social / Gender Based Violence (GBV) Specialist for the anticipated Damal Caafimaad Program. The purpose of the Damal Cafimaad call is to deliver the Essential Package of Health Services in Bakool Region for better health outcomes through strengthened essential health services provision. The project is funded by World Bank through the Federal Republic of Somalia. The GBV Specialist will work closely with the Regional Health Office to more effectively advocate for GBV prevention and responses in the program.


  • Based on Global and Somalia-specific guidelines, ensure all GBV and FGM/C services are delivered in a technically accurate and safe manner.
  • Take steps to mitigate risks in delivering GBV and FGM/C services.
  • Train health service providers in GBV and FGM/C service provision
  • Conduct ongoing supervision of GBV and FGM/C services.
  • Develop materials to ensure delivery of safe and effective GBV and FGM/C services.
  • Work with facilities to organize and execute GBV and FBM/C community consultation, stakeholder trainings, and awareness campaigns.
  • Closely collaborate with Regional and State level Government to support a multi-sectoral response to GBV and FGM/C
  • Oversee the implementation of environmental and social standard documents, ESMF, LMP, SEP, SEAH Prevention and Response Action Plan, prepared for the project.
  • Be the grievance management focal point person and coordinate receipt, resolution, closure and reporting on grievances.

Our Core values.

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate Action Against Hunger-USA’s five core values

Respect- we work with compassion and dedication, treating everyone the same way we expect them to treat us.

Integrity-: we believe that being honest and fair is integral to every aspect of our work. conducting our work with a spirit of sincerity, truthfulness and transparency is imperative.

Creativity-we encourage new ideas, embrace innovative solutions, and create opportunities for meaningful and exciting ways to do our jobs and provide solutions to address the needs of the populations we serve.

Excellence- we strive to provide services that meet and even exceed the expectations of our stakeholders (populations in need, staff, communities and donors).

Empowerment- we are committed to fostering an environment in which our staff, partners and communities where we work have the space to grow, develop and feel confident about participating.

Gender Equality Commitments

  • Ability to foster an environment that reinforces values of women and men, and equal access to information.
  • Provide a work environment where women and men must be evaluated and promoted based on their skills and performance.
  • Respect beneficiaries’ women, men, children (boys and girls) regardless of gender, sex orientation, disability, religion. race, color, ancestry, national origin, age, or marital status.
  • Value and respect for all cultures.


  • A Master’s degree in sociology, anthropology or community development, population studies or gender
  • At least eight years of general professional experience
  • At least five years of specific experience in supervising GBV and FGM/C prevention and response activities; GBV and FGM/C awareness in a healthcare setting is required
  • At least three years of demonstrable experience in GBV legal frameworks, principles of medical care of GBV and FGM/C, data collection and analysis on GBV and FGM/C.
  • Excellent knowledge of the guiding and ethical principles that govern work with survivors of GBV and FGM/C and good practices in the implementation of activities to prevent and address GBV and FGM/C.
  • Excellent command of Somali and strong ability to write reports.



We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees & qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Action Against Hunger-USA complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Application Process

Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


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