Community Wellbeing Initiative (CWI) Officer Re-Advert

Location: Jigjiga FO, Hargelle and Dolobay, IRC Melkadida Sub-Office, Somali

Job Description


The International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s largest humanitarian international NGOs, provides relief, rehabilitation and development support to vulnerable people and communities over 42 countries. We began work in Ethiopia in 2000 in response to severe drought in Ethiopia’s Somali region and are currently providing assistance to Ethiopians and refugees in nine regions in Ethiopia, implementing emergency and development programs in health, water and sanitation, economic recovery, and development (ERD), women’s protection and empowerment, education, child protection, and multi-sectoral emergency response.

Scope and background:

Under the direct supervision from Jigjiga FO and Melkadida sub-Office, the Community Wellbeing Initiative (CWI) Officer position based in Dolobay, Hargelle and Jigjiga will reports to the senior/ CWI project manager on day-to-day project management and implementation with complementary oversight from the Field coordinator/manager based at CO. He/she 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.

Major key Responsibilities:

Conduct trainings on Gender Based Violence (GBV) response and prevention to government and non-government service providers based on field site’s 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.

Job Requirements

BA/MA Degree in Social Work, Sociology, Public Health, Women’s Studies, or other social science fields.
Minimum work experience of 2 years for BA Degree & 1 year for MA Degree holders. NGO experience is a plus.
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 Af-Somai 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.

 Skilled required

Basic supervisory/managerial skills
Technical and report writing skills
Computer literate (ability to use MS office, word, excel, and outlook email applications very well)

Your application letter/cover letter must include the following information:

Name of the position you have applied for
Date of application
Summary of your qualifications and experience
Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job
Please include at least 3 references from current and former supervisors.

                       Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

IRC is an equal employment 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 or disability.

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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