Community Well-being Initiative Officer
Job Title: Community Well-being Initiative Officer
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Location: Oromia, Ethiopia
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. 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.
Community Wellbeing Initiative (CWI) Officer will be responsible for implementation of a program which encompasses protection through immediate assistance, daily follow-up project implementation, coordination and communication with stakeholders, and compile project documentation and reporting.
The position holder will be based at Mojo Town and directly reports to the Project Manager and indirectly to Adama field coordinator and technical supervisors.
- 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.
- Be seconded at government institution and provide technical support on GBV case management and counseling support.
- Support one stop center
- Support the implementation and monitoring and evaluation of project activities.
- 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 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.
- Perform other duties and responsibilities that can be given by immediate and technical supervisors.
- BSc/MSc Degree in Social Work, Sociology, Women’s Studies, or other Social science related field.
- Minimum work experience of 3 years for BSc Degree holders & 2 years for MSc Degree holders.
- Demonstrated experience 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 always – including knowledge and practical application of the GBV Guiding Principles and PSEA.
- Ability to communicate in English, Amharic, and Afaan Oromo languages skills is required.
- Familiarity working in Oromia regions is an advantage.
- Ability to use MS office, word, excel, and outlook email applications very well.
Female candidates who fulfill the above criteria are highly encouraged to apply
Professional Standards: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity Anti-Retaliation and Combating Trafficking in Persons
Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols, and other supportive benefits and allowances
Equal Opportunity Employer: IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
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