Roving CWI Prevention officer

at International Rescue Committee - IRC
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted July 23, 2020
Category Social Sciences
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


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 works to address both the immediate, lifesaving 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 direct supervision of Camp Manager and Program Manager, the Roving CWI Prevention Officer will supervise the prevention activities in Tongo and Gureshembola refugee camps. The Roving CWI Prevention Officer will train and supervise refugee community workers and community activist to respond GBV issues in the camps. This includes providing ongoing training and mentorship for community workers, community activist, develop a quarterly work plan and utilizing monitoring and evaluation systems to ensure high quality services. The position will encourage smooth communication, collaboration, and coordination among partners from the protection, health, legal, and psychosocial sectors committed to reducing the incidence of violence against women. Conduct workshops, trainings and disseminating information to all relevant partners and conducting prevention-related trainings for service providers to promote quality services.

Detailed responsibilities and tasks:

Direct support the CWI prevention activities, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the program in the refugee camp to ensure that the CWI prevention program is implemented according to work plan and spending plan and that the project objectives and committed-indicators are met.

Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all relevant partners including government and other agencies, other implementing partners, community leaders, organizations and informal structures, and represent the program in all partner meetings.

Facilitate trainings and workshops on GBV related issues for health care providers, CWI Staff, implementing partners, education providers, local authorities, women’s groups, refugee community leaders, religious leaders, youth groups, NGO workers and any other identified groups in support with the CWI Manager and CWI Senior Officer.

Develop a quarterly &monthly work plan, and monitoring plan in advance and provide for community workers and/or community activists in the camp for awareness raising activities; and provide training when needed.

Identify community workers and/or community activist focal point in the camp, provide regular communication check in, specific team leader tasks and share the communication/task plan with the Response Officer, CWI Manager and Senior Officer.

Assist in prevention related IEC and BCC materials, in collaboration with GBV team, ensuring messages are appropriate for the community and conduct pre-testing before dissemination.

Develop Quarterly outreach plan with the CWI Senior Officer and CWI Program Manager in advance, based on case trends analysis according to the GBVIMS. An ongoing need of women and girls include strategies to reach women and girls who are more isolated/have special needs can contribute by the Response Officer for each camp.

In support from The CWI Senior Officer, ensure the success of SASA! Implementation, including update training materials, adaptation of materials to include SASA! Recruiting and supervising community activists, implementing monitoring and evaluation plans, implementing four SASA! Strategies, and ensuring appropriate GBV messages are given to the refugee communities.

·Assist in and /capacity building to community worker to be able to support GBV safety audit activity as needed.

Monitor prevention supply and logistical needs raise procurement request of prevention activity on the quarterly basis in advance and ensure adherence to all relevant IRC logistic policies.

Compile prevention monthly report and submit to CWI Program Manager, in collaboration with CWI Response Officer, by the 28th of every month.

Support Response Officer participation in coordination meeting with UNHCR, ARRA, police, legal justice, community leaders

Collect prevention qualitative and quantitative data, analyze, monitor and evaluate the result based prevention activities and share project data and information for problem analysis, planning and evaluation with the CWI Senior Officer and Manager.

Promote the participation of women, adolescent girls and girl children in all matters affecting their life through the establishment of different clubs in school and through the organization of different outreach programs

Any other duties and responsibilities that can be given by immediate and technical supervisors

Job Requirements

Three years of proven experience with first degree or 2 years of relevant experience plus post graduate degree in Social Work, Sociology, Public Health, Women’s Studies, or any other Social science related fieldNGO experience is a plus.

Skills Required

Basic supervisory/managerial skills.

Technical and report writing skills

Computer literate.

Fluent spoken and written English.

Clear understanding of gender, power abuse, and issues surrounding violence against women.

Able to maintain GBV and protection principle at all times

Experience in participatory techniques and community mobilization include facilitate the training.

Ability to lead, train, supervise, facilitate and motivate other CWI field workers in their respective tasks in a professional, respectful and supportive manner.

Positive and professional attitude, able to coordinate, maintain composure and prioritize work under pressure, work over-time when needed and able to coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.


Applying Instructions

Please send your CV, application letter and copies of credentials to the following address: IRC Assosa Field office, P.O.BOX: 249 Apply via ethio jobs website

Please include 3 references from current and former employers.

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