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Organizational description:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the largest humanitarian agencies in the world, providing relief, rehabilitation, and post-conflict reconstruction support to victims of oppression and violent conflict. IRC has worked for over seven decades in the world addressing both the immediate, life-saving needs of conflict-affected people in an emergency and the reconstruction needs in post-conflict societies. IRC is committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and thorough accountability to those we serve.

Scope of work/ job purpose:

Under the supervision of the CP/CWI manager, the CWI Officer and with technical support from the CWI technical unit of Addis Ababa, the CWI Officer will supervise, coordinate and manage the CWI program in a professional manner. She/he will coordinate with the various services available in the IDP site.

Detailed responsibility and tasks:

  • Ensure well-coordinated program to address needs and cases concerning GBV survivors and diverse women and girls in the IDP sites.
  • Conduct trainings on Gender Based Violence (GBV) response and prevention to government and non-government service providers based on field sites needs’, requests and scheduling.
  • Maintain standard, design and undertake diversified psychosocial support activities at women and girls safe space.
  • Provide psychological first aid to GBV survivors and mentor and train social work to facilitate the safe space activities
  • Be seconded at government institution and provide technical support on GBV case management and counseling support.
  • Support the implementation and monitoring and evaluation of project activities.
  • In collaboration with the CP, hold community awareness raising campaigns/ keep fit on GBV concerns
  • Work on monthly and progress reports.
  • Develop CWI communication materials (brochures, leaflets) as needed.
  • Establish community groups and build their capacity on GBV response and prevention.
  • Establish good partnership with different actors including schools and provide technical support.
  • Conduct monthly BVA reviews and make appropriate recommendations to CWI/CP manager and CWI Addis team as needed.
  • Support in the update/establish of a functional GBV referral system, Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs), maintain good GBV coordination mechanism with other actors to ensure comprehensive response intervention, risk mitigation and GBV services provision at the target region.
  • Support in prevention program activity design of effective community outreach and engagement strategies to strengthen the protective environment for women and girls and maximize the community impact including engaging men and boys.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation activities including in assessments and surveys.
  • Assist with all aspects of project implementation in region and provide operational support (i.e., HR & Admin., Finance, Logistics) including facilitating procurement requests, following up on PR tracking, etc.
  • Coordinate and organize CWI workshops and trainings including prepare TOR, facilitate procurement requests, and follow up on the timely implementation.
  • Any other duties and responsibilities including field visits to other field offices that can be given by immediate and technical supervisors.

Job Requirements

  • First degree with 3 years of experience in Social Work, Sociology, Public Health, Women’s Studies, or any other Social science related field. Or 2 years of relevant experience plus post graduate degree.
  • NGO experience is a plus.
  • Related work and field experiences in counseling or social service provision with women and adolescent girls.
  • Demonstrated confidence in discussing intimate gender and sexuality issues.
  • Able to maintain GBV and protection principles at all times – including knowledge and practical application of the GBV Guiding Principles and PSEA.
  • Familiarity working in the region is an advantage.

Skilled required

  • Basic supervisory/managerial skills

More Information

  • Job City Jijiga, Somali
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The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

Since October 2012, the IRC has been responding to humanitarian needs of Nigerians. The IRC initially intervened in response to floods that affected over 7 million people across the country, destroying harvest and damaging homes. The IRC is currently implementing programs in Health, Protection, WASH, Nutrition, Food Security, and Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) in Adamawa and Borno States in North-Eastern Nigeria.

The IRC is dedicated to making women and adolescent girls healthier from the earliest phase of acute crises (a target group most vulnerable during crisis) and implements evidence-based reproductive health interventions in line with the SPHERE-standard Minimum Initial Service Package for Reproductive Health in Crises (MISP). The goal is to ensure that the IRC’s health responses in emergencies include the core package of Reproductive Health (RH) services in its interventions.

The IRC’s Reproductive Health (RH) program is currently implementing (MISP) for RH in 4 health care centers in MMC and Jere LGAs and 1 IDP camp clinic. In addition the program is starting up an emergency mobile programming outside of these areas of Maiduguri in coordination with the WPE team. The focus of this program is to provide quality comprehensive RH and WPE services to conflict-affected women and girls in a timely manner. In addition to the mobile program, the WPE and RH joint mobile teams will be in charge of rapid assessments and rapid response. The mobile teams will be focused in the newly opened LGAs and emergency areas previously inaccessible due to conflict and insecurity. These teams will provide life-saving services to populations outside of Maiduguri, who have not had access to services in approximately 3 years.

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0 USD Jijiga, Somali CF 3201 Abc road Full Time , 40 hours per week International Rescue Committee

Organizational description:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the largest humanitarian agencies in the world, providing relief, rehabilitation, and post-conflict reconstruction support to victims of oppression and violent conflict. IRC has worked for over seven decades in the world addressing both the immediate, life-saving needs of conflict-affected people in an emergency and the reconstruction needs in post-conflict societies. IRC is committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and thorough accountability to those we serve.

Scope of work/ job purpose:

Under the supervision of the CP/CWI manager, the CWI Officer and with technical support from the CWI technical unit of Addis Ababa, the CWI Officer will supervise, coordinate and manage the CWI program in a professional manner. She/he will coordinate with the various services available in the IDP site.

Detailed responsibility and tasks:

  • Ensure well-coordinated program to address needs and cases concerning GBV survivors and diverse women and girls in the IDP sites.
  • Conduct trainings on Gender Based Violence (GBV) response and prevention to government and non-government service providers based on field sites needs’, requests and scheduling.
  • Maintain standard, design and undertake diversified psychosocial support activities at women and girls safe space.
  • Provide psychological first aid to GBV survivors and mentor and train social work to facilitate the safe space activities
  • Be seconded at government institution and provide technical support on GBV case management and counseling support.
  • Support the implementation and monitoring and evaluation of project activities.
  • In collaboration with the CP, hold community awareness raising campaigns/ keep fit on GBV concerns
  • Work on monthly and progress reports.
  • Develop CWI communication materials (brochures, leaflets) as needed.
  • Establish community groups and build their capacity on GBV response and prevention.
  • Establish good partnership with different actors including schools and provide technical support.
  • Conduct monthly BVA reviews and make appropriate recommendations to CWI/CP manager and CWI Addis team as needed.
  • Support in the update/establish of a functional GBV referral system, Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs), maintain good GBV coordination mechanism with other actors to ensure comprehensive response intervention, risk mitigation and GBV services provision at the target region.
  • Support in prevention program activity design of effective community outreach and engagement strategies to strengthen the protective environment for women and girls and maximize the community impact including engaging men and boys.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation activities including in assessments and surveys.
  • Assist with all aspects of project implementation in region and provide operational support (i.e., HR & Admin., Finance, Logistics) including facilitating procurement requests, following up on PR tracking, etc.
  • Coordinate and organize CWI workshops and trainings including prepare TOR, facilitate procurement requests, and follow up on the timely implementation.
  • Any other duties and responsibilities including field visits to other field offices that can be given by immediate and technical supervisors.

Job Requirements

  • First degree with 3 years of experience in Social Work, Sociology, Public Health, Women’s Studies, or any other Social science related field. Or 2 years of relevant experience plus post graduate degree.
  • NGO experience is a plus.
  • Related work and field experiences in counseling or social service provision with women and adolescent girls.
  • Demonstrated confidence in discussing intimate gender and sexuality issues.
  • Able to maintain GBV and protection principles at all times – including knowledge and practical application of the GBV Guiding Principles and PSEA.
  • Familiarity working in the region is an advantage.

Skilled required

  • Basic supervisory/managerial skills
2020-12-11

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