Support to ACERWC Response Measures to the Impact of COVID-19 on the Rights and Welfare of Children in Africa

Country: Ethiopia Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Closing date: 11 Dec 2020 Re-invitation to Bid Reference No: 83368440 The Covid-19 global pandemic has resulted in unprecedented disruption of the health, social and economic order of the world and that of Africa. Its direct impact on health has already resulted in the death of hundreds of thousands and left millions in dire situations. The resulting macroeconomic downturn has affected every country and every sector resulting in mass disruption or loss of household incomes. The United Nations (UN) reported that COVID-19 is having a devastating impact on all 17 Sustainable Development Goals. It threatens to reverse years of progress on poverty, hunger, healthcare and education. It is noted that while the pandemic has impacted everyone, it is affecting the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people the most. Hence its overall consequences for Africa are overwhelming. Children, as the m

Community Wellbeing Initiative Response Officer

Oromia, Ethiopia International Rescue Committee (IRC) Ethiopia

Job Title: Community Wellbeing Initiative Response Officer

Sector: Gender

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Oromia, Ethiopia

Job Description

 

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 Title: Community Wellbeing Initiative Response Officer

Duty Station: Chiro, West Hararghe

Application Deadline: November 20, 2020

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.

 

Qualifications

 

  • 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.
  • Demonstrated confidence in discussing intimate gender and sexuality issues.
  • 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.
  • Female applicants are encouraged to apply!


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