Adolescent Girls Programming Officer

Tongo, Ethiopia International Rescue Committee (IRC) Ethiopia

Job Title: Adolescent Girls Programming Officer

Sector: Women Protection & Empowerment

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Tongo, Ethiopia

Job 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, 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.  

The Adolescent Girls Programming Officer is directly supervised by the camp manager and technically supervised and reports to the Community Wellbeing Initiative Manager. The AGP Officer is responsible for support to all aspects of Adolescent Girls programming at Tongo refugee camp.

The Adolescent Girls Programming Officers support a project designed to equip adolescent girls in Tongo refugee camp with the skills and experiences necessary to make healthy, strategic life choices as well as promote the safety, prevention of and response to violence against adolescent girls.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in assessments, and contribute to the overall intervention strategy based on feedback received from girls throughout the AG programming;
  • Strictly adhere to GBV guiding principle while engaging with AG and their parents/care givers;
  • Supervise and capacitat local community and refugee mentors formally and informally to provide quality life skill sessions through training, daily mentoring, weekly meeting, and applying regular knowledge and skills assessment tools;
  • In collaboration with implementing partners and community leaders, develop a selection criteria of adolescent girls to engage them in life skill curriculum sessions;
  • Support in contextualization and adaptation of Girl Shine Curriculum into refugee and local community context;
  • Conduct Adolescent Girls Programming related capacity building training for mentors, community leaders, implementing partners and parents/care givers;
  • Directly engage with adolescent girls and parents as required, and work with mentors to ensure the quality of the program;
  • Coordinate with Response Officers when there is a need to provide case management service for adolescent girls;
  • Assist in response related IEC and BCC materials, in collaboration with GBV team, ensuring messages are appropriate for the community and conduct pre-testing before dissemination;
  • Develop monthly and weekly activity plans for mentors;
  • Monitor supply and logistical needs of AG safe space and ensure adherence to all relevant IRC logistic policies;
  • Build a relationship with all relevant GBV program stakeholders, community leaders, and parents/care givers in the camp and local community to encourage greater communication, collaboration and coordination;
  • Work closely with local/host community actors particularly with schools, Women and Children Affairs Office, health and legal actors to integrate coordination mechanisms between the refugee and local community program; and
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation activities including in assessments and surveys.





· Post graduate degree in Psychology, Social Work or related Social Science fields plus 2 years of relevant work experience

·  Bachelor degree in Psychology, Social Work or related Social Science fields plus 3 years of relevant work experience

·   NGO experience is a plus.

Technical Skills

o   Related work and field experiences in social service provision with women and girls;

o   Able to maintain protection principle at all times;

o   Technical and report writing skills

 Additional Skills Required

o   Basic supervisory/managerial skills.

o   Computer literate: ability to use MS office, advanced excel, email and power point applications very well;

o   Ability to communicate in English and Amharic languages

o   Good communication and interpersonal skills.

o   Able to organize, maintain composure and prioritize work under pressure, able to coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to details.

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