Cover letter sample for GBV officer(5 samples)

This article will list samples of “GBV officer cover letters.”

How to write a GBV officer cover letter

When applying for a GBV officer position, your cover letter is an opportunity for you to tell your story, without being stuck in the formatting constraints of the resume. The best format for writing a cover letter is as follows:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient).” If you do not know the recipient’s name, you can refer to them as the hiring manager.
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Make a brief statement about why you’re interested in the position. Write a paragraph about why you are the perfect candidate for the job.
  • State your skills and work experience. Ensure your skills and experiences are similar to the job position. When highlighting skills, provide the accomplishment you have achieved. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position further.”

Sample 1:

“POSITION: protection officer

I am writing to apply for the position of Protection Officer based in your reputable organization. I am a fast learner, team player, committed and hardworking staff who is always willing to take initiatives in any task assigned to me. Presently I serve as a Senior Protection Officer with International Rescue Committee. I have my M.A in Communication &Media studies and have attended several Protection related trainings to help aid in administering my duties as a Senior Protection Officer.

Presently, I am engaged in identification of protection related issues, documentation, referral and follow up of GBV related cases, conducting community GBV sensitization, establishing relationships with community leaders and also developing mechanisms to ensure systematic identification and documentation of GBV cases, coordinating with different stakeholders to address GBV issues identified on the field and support the capacity building and training officer in the planning, organization, and facilitation of protection and GBV training for IDPs, Host community members and various levels of stakeholders.

I have 7 years of working experience and have three years out of seven working with conflict-affected people and fewer privileged children, internally displaced persons including camps and host communities especially to support women, young people and vulnerable children to realize their rights, attain maximum potential within their reach and also create a supportive environment for emotional stability for children in Kebbi, Adamawa and Borno state, Nigeria. In line with my assigned task, I have traveled to project sites to ensure compliance to the appropriate standard in line with international regulations. This is a significant demonstration of my ability to travel to clients’ site across Nigeria, to ensure project management, and timely delivery. I am able to show similar commitment in this advertised position as required.

In the course of my work, I have improved my skills through various workshops, and on-the-job training in Facilitation, Advocacy, Reporting, Monitoring & Evaluation and Team building. All these I hope to put into practice in this advertised position as required. I also have hands-on experience of International working environments, standards and ethics. In addition, I am broadly familiar with Learning Management Systems, and I am willing to undergo further training as required to support the work of my team members.

In conclusion, I work well in a team, possess great interpersonal skill and have the ability to function effectively in a fast-paced environment working with individuals from various backgrounds. I have skills with using internet facilities, MS packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), and I am proactive, with excellent communication skills and report writing abilities. I am available for an interview as soon as possible, and I look forward to the opportunity to discuss this further.”

Sample 2:

“Nolan Santana

City, State, Zip Code

Home : 000-000-0000 Cell: 000-000-0000

Dear Ms. Atwell,

I would like to apply for the Domestic Violence Advocate position with Victims Outreach Center. I am a compassionate advocate for the rights of women and children with a decade of experience in the helping professions.

I am currently employed as a Victim Outreach Coordinator for a grant funded program that works with victims of campus violence at Geneva University. I am an excellent communicator and listener with a knack for making people feel at ease. My non-judgmental and calm demeanor are an asset to soothing highly stressed and traumatized individuals. My work in victim advocacy and counseling make me an ideal candidate for your Domestic Violence Advocate position. I have proven to be an effective counselor to those who have been victimized and am thorough in handling the administrative details involved in such cases.

I have no doubt that I would be an asset to your team at Victims Outreach Center. My personal qualities along with years of experience in working with at-risk populations make me a competent candidate for your Domestic Violence Advocate position. Please do not hesitate to contact me at your earliest convenience to discuss how I may best help your organization. I look forward to talking to you and thank you for your time.


Nolan Santana”

Sample 3:

“Dear (Hiring Manager’s name),

With profound admiration, I am pleased to say that I have been informed that the Protection Assistant position is expected under your kind control, I found myself able to apply for the above-mentioned position. Hence, sending forth my resume and this letter for your consideration. I believe that my skills and expertise in the field align well with the mentioned job requirements. As you can see that my credentials are filled with progressive responsibilities at various levels and in different organizations. My past success has stemmed from my strong commitment and a dedicated sense of professionalism.

I have earned my bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and have also worked in law enforcement for the last three years. I am familiar with the environment associated with this type of work, and I also understand how stressful it can be and how often it means to work in violent and dangerous surroundings. I possess very strong decision-making skills, and the ability to stay calm and react quickly during emergencies.

My experience includes working with various companies wherein I was accountable for supporting property inspectors and helping the team to complete their projects on time. I am convinced that I can provide you with the detailed information needed for you to see the additional strengths I could make if given the chance to come in for an interview.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


[Your name]”

Sample 4:

“Mallory Pineda

City, State, Zip Code

Home : 000-000-0000 Cell: 000-000-0000

Dear Mr. Shields,

As a fully certified Protection Officer I was thrilled to learn of the opening you advertised at Shields Protective Services. I bring extensive experience providing private security. In addition to certification I have a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and all needed firearms licenses.

As a Protection Officer I have provided personal security services to well-known people to protect them from others. I constantly scan crowds and watch for potential problems and if someone unknown attempts to approach my employer I step in and intervene. Although the job can be stressful it is rewarding to be able to ensure the safety and security of another person.I have full martial arts training and a keen eye. I am able to spot behavioral cues that indicate problems and my detail-focused mind assists me greatly in the execution of my duties. I have terrific communication skills and can take direction well from the people I protect.

I would make a great choice for the available Protection Officer position at Shields Protective Services. I would like to bring my tactical security and observational abilities to the role to benefit your company and the clients it serves. Please contact me via telephone to schedule an interview.


Mallory Pineda”

Sample 5:

“Dear Ms. Elsie Fraley,

I am writing to express my interest in the Protection Officer position with Code3 Security & Protection Services.

I have included a complete look at my educational background and work history pertaining to this position in my resume and I am confident that I have what it takes to be the best candidate for this job. I have earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and I am searching for a position to utilize my skills to their fullest potential.

I have worked in law enforcement for the last four years and I am very familiar with the type of environment associated with this type of work. I understand how stressful it can be and that it can often means working in dangerous or violent surroundings. I possess very strong decision-making and observational skills and I have the training and ability to stay calm and react quickly during emergencies.

I am always alert and aware of my surroundings and fully prepared mentally to handle this position. I am also physically fit and able to deal with any situation that arises. I have developed strong interpersonal and communication skills needed to deal with the public in these stressful and sometimes violent situations while remaining professional.

My experience also includes creating and filing reports and conducting criminal background checks. I have completed firearms and tactical training and I have the ability to use radios and other equipment efficiently. I am also CPI and CPR certified and I am looking forward to meeting with you in person to talk about the details of this position.

You can contact me for an interview by calling (555)-555-5555.



John Ramirez

Encl: Resume”

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