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Community Wellbeing Initiative Response Officer

Published on 20.11.2020

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Website : http://rescue.org/country/ethiopia
Industries :
Associative activities
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Position : Community Wellbeing Initiative Response Officer

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, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. IRC has been working in Ethiopia since 1999 and is implementing integrated, community-managed programs aimed at improving the quality of lives and recover of livelihood of disaster-affected population’s through promoting individual participation, strengthening institutions and emergency response.

Job Overview:

The IRC will implement an emergency program which encompasses protection through immediate assistance in Oromia region. Under the direct supervision of CWI/CP Manager, the CWI Officer will ensure the emergency protection project’s implementation in the IDP sites, ensure coordination with governmental actors and communication with the Addis CWI team, and support project documentation and report writing..

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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.
Required profile for job ad : Community Wellbeing Initiative Response Officer
  • BA/MA Degree in Social Work, Sociology, Public Health, Women’s Studies, or other Social science fields.
  • Minimum work experience of 3 years for BA Degree & 2 years for MA Degree holders. NGO experience is a plus.
  • Demonstrated work and field experiences in counseling or social service provision with women and adolescent girls.
  • Able to maintain GBV and protection principles at all times – including knowledge and practical application of the GBV Guiding Principles and PSEA.
  • Experience in capacity building and mentoring.
  • Ability to communicate in English, Amharic, and Afaan Oromo languages skills is required.
  • Ability to use MS office, word, excel, and outlook email applications very well.
  • Good interpersonal and problem-solving skills and flexibility.
  • Familiarity with local context of the project implementation areas is an advantage.
Job criteria for job ad : Community Wellbeing Initiative Response Officer
Job category :
Health and social professions
Management
Industries :
Associative activities
Employment type :
Permanent contract
Region :
Addis Ababa - Afar - Amhara - Awasa - Benishangul-Gumuz - Dire Dawa - Gambela - Harari - Oromiya - Somali - Tigray
Experience level :
2 to 5 years
Educational level :
Bachelor
Spoken language :
amharicfluent
englishfluent
Number of Position(s) : 1

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