CWI Response Officer

Asosa, Ethiopia International Rescue Committee (IRC) Ethiopia

Job Title: CWI Response Officer

Sector: Gender

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Assosa, Ethiopia

Job Description


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 aggressive 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 and technical supervision of CWI Program Managers, the GBV Response Officer will ensure quality of GBV case management service and psychosocial support to survivors of GBV, enforce GBV guiding principle and follow survivor’s centered approach. The Response Officer will work to promote multi-sectorial service; health, safety, psychosocial support and justice (where feasible) by support referral networks that enhance a survivor’s ability to receive confidential, safe, and timely services that meets their needs and their best interest in Bambasi camp, including supervision and capacity building of Social Workers, support GBV coordination with other partners, and supervise the empowerment activities with women and girls.

Detailed responsibility and tasks:

  • Participate in GBV rapid assessment, and supply to the CWI overall intervention strategy based on feedback received from women and girls throughout the response activity engagement.
  • By technically implement GBV guiding principle; handle, monitor & supervise GBV related cases
    Recruit ,supervise and capacitate social workers formal and informally to provide quality case management services; including age-appropriate specialized support and care for adult women, adolescent and girl child survivors through training, daily mentor, weekly meeting, applying quarterly case workers knowledge and skills assessment tools.
  • Ensure proper and safe documentation of reported GBV incidences through utilization of GBVIMS consent, case intake, action plan, follow-up plan, client satisfaction tool and other case management forms accurately and appropriately, closely follow data protection protocol and confidentiality.
  • Build an association with all relevant GBV program partners and conduct mentoring sessions to service providers (health, legal, protection, psychosocial) in the camp and in the local community to encourage greater communication, teamwork and coordination among partners from protection, health, legal, and psychosocial sectors.
  • Work with partners to implement GBV Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS), and supervise referral pathway to ensure survivor’s ability to receive confidential, safe, and timely services that meets their needs.
  • Coordinate case management meeting only with service provider involved in its case assistance; actively participate in monthly GBV coordination meetings; and participate in GBV safety audit & other assessments as requested.
  • Enhance participation of Women and Girls at the Women’s and Girls’ Wellness Center (WGWC) and conduct regular review meetings with women and girls (and WGWC steering committee if applicable) to improve WGWC activities and response interventions.
  • Assist in GBVIMS database – entering data to camp IR and share quality data monthly to CWI program Manager
  • 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 social workers
  • Supervise response activity budget utilization, BvA, M&E, supply and logistical needs of the response activity and ensure adherence to all relevant IRC logistic policies
  • Critically identify areas of integration with other sectors of the IRC (Sanitation, child protection, Health and Water program) to maximize women and girls’ inclusion and participation.
  • Any other duties and responsibilities that can be given by immediate and technical supervisors




  • Post graduate degree in Social Work, Psychology, Public Health, Women’s Studies, or any other Social science related fields from recognized university plus 2 years of relevant work experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, Psychology, Public Health, Women’s Studies, or any other Social science related fields from recognized university plus 3 years of relevant work experience
  • NGO experience is a plus.
  •  Skills Required
  •  Basic supervisory/managerial skills.
  • Technical and report writing skills
  • Computer literate.
  • Fluent spoken and written English.
  • Good communication and social skills.

  • Technical Skills
  • Experience in counseling survivors of Gender Based Violence or other trauma.
  • Clear understanding of gender, power abuse, and issues surrounding violence against women.
  • Able to maintain medical ethics, confidentiality, and respect for client always.
  • Experience in participatory techniques and community mobilization
  • Ability to lead, train, supervises, facilitate, and motivate other CWI field workers in their respective tasks in a professional, respectful, and supportive manner.
  • Positive and professional attitude, able to organize, maintain composure and prioritize work under pressure, work over-time when needed and able to coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team crucial.

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