GBV Prevention Officer (2 positions) (Re-Advertisement)
Reports to: Protection Team Leader
Start of Contract & Duration: 10 months with possibility of extension (Subject to fund availability)
Posting date: July 27, 2016
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organization founded in 1956 that works in more than 30 countries throughout the world, including Ethiopia. DRC fulfills its mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations, including refugees, internally displaced people and host communities. Under its mandate, the organization focuses on emergency humanitarian response, rehabilitation and post-conflict recovery.
DRC commenced work in Ethiopia in 2009 and currently provides expertise in shelter, WASH, livelihoods and protection in the Gambella and Somali regions of the country. Activities implemented by DRC are funded by money raised from the Danish public and by project grants from the Danish government and other bilateral and multi-lateral donors.
DRC is implementing a variety of protection activities in Kule, Tierkidi, Jewi, Punido2 and Okugo refugee camps, which are currently hosting a combined population of over 150,000 South Sudanese.
POSITION’S OVERALL OBJECTIVES
Working under the direct management of the Protection Team Leader, the GBV Prevention Officer will support the overall implementation and strategic direction of the organization’s current and future Protection activities in Gambella regional state. The GBV Prevention Officer will be tasked with the direct supervision of Refugee Incentive staff. Furthermore, the GBV Prevention Officer may be requested to provide support and guidance to project cycle management, proposal development and program strategy, with specific contributions in the area of technical Protection knowledge. The GBV Prevention Officer will work closely with the Protection Manager, Protection Team Leader and GBV Response Officer to ensure the successful implementation of all Protection-related activities.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS
To achieve the overall and specific objectives of the position, the GBV Prevention Officer will be responsible for all gender-based violence (GBV) prevention-related activities in the community, including organizing trainings, workshops, awareness-raising activities, and campaigns with government actors, community leaders, women and adolescent groups, and community members. The officer will perform the following specific tasks and undertakes the responsibilities:
1. Technical Support:
- Monitor & supervise case management by facilitating capacity building activities to social workers who are working with case management.
- Make sure IEC messages are appropriate for the community and tested before dissemination.
- Provide direct supervision to Community Outreach Workers through development of daily and weekly outreach plan.
- Conducting house to house visits or group discussion sessions in the community.
- Mobilize community members to create a protective environment for women and girls and promote their safety and dignity.
- Develop and conduct trainings and workshops for DRC GBV and other staff, partner organizations and community members on a variety of issues related to violence against women and girls. Includes, access to services, and reducing risk for women and girls.
- Provide prevention-related trainings for all relevant sectors and community members.
- Contribute to a positive team spirit among all DRC staff.
- Provide mentoring to GBV outreach team on a weekly basis.
- Support adherence to GBV referral protocols.
- Assess gaps in GBV prevention services in the conflict affected areas of Adamawa.
- Facilitate and lead community-based GBV coordination in relevant sector meetings.
- Maintain positive coordination and relationships with partners and other DRC staff.
- Develop monthly outreach plan based on case trends and needs of women and girls.
- Ensure trainings and mentorship activities are done in accordance with DRC policy and in a timely manner to ensure the successful implementation of programs.
- Prepare and submit weekly, monthly and quarterly work plans and reports in a timely manner.
- Ensure that all relevant financial documentation is completed accurately as required by DRC finance policy.
- Develop monthly outreach plan with social workers, based on case trends and ongoing needs of women and girls, include strategies to reach women and girls who are more isolated/have special needs.
- Work in collaboration with Response Officer to ensure ongoing needs of women and girls in the camp are being met through prevention-related activities.
- Collaborate with the GBV Response Officer to organize awareness raising events, including mass awareness events and ensure response related topics are covered in these events.
- Compile monthly report and submit to Protection Manager, in collaboration with GBV Prevention Officer.
- Monitor supply and logistics needs of the project and make sure the materials are in place. Should also ensure adherence to all relevant DRC logistics policies, including management of materials in the warehouse.
- Ensure that all relevant financial documentation is complete and submitted to finance in a timely manner as required by DRC finance policy.
- In the absence of the GBV Response Officer or any other Protection person, the officer will organise and lead case management meetings with relevant stakeholders.
- Take over any other task designated by the Protection Manager/Protection Team leader to ensure proper functioning of the Protection Program.
2. General Management and Support:
- Manage all Incentive social workers, supporting respectful and positive working relationships which allows for the effective implementation of all DRC Protection activities. This is to be achieved through leadership, team building, day-to-day support and capacity-building.
- Undertake daily supervisory, monitoring and support visits to project locations.
- Under the direction of the Protection Team leader, the GBV Protection Officer should support in the local level reports for both internal and donor purposes on all Protection related activities. This will include providing weekly reports to the Monitoring, Evaluation and Documentation Officer.
- Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Social Administration or other relevant field from a recognized institution.
- Minimum 5 years of experience in an entry to mid-level position, preferably with experience in the NGO field.
- Full proficiency in Microsoft Office.
- Excellent verbal and written proficiency in Aywaa, Murle, Amharic and English.
- Clear understanding of gender related issues surrounding violence against women and girls.
- Experience collaborating in protection, gender and human rights related activities.
- Experience working with youth through community mobilizations and participatory approaches.
- Ability to lead, train, supervise, facilitate and motivate other GBV staff in their respective tasks in a professional, respectful and supportive manner.
- Excellent personnel management skills, including diplomacy, tact and negotiating skills.
- Strong planning, organization and problem solving skills with ability to work both independently and within a team in a demanding work environment.
- Experience living and working in cross-cultural and remote environments. And ability to work as a member of a team is essential.
- Integrity, strong work ethic, and ability to consistently meet deadlines under pressure.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for beneficiaries at all times is essential.
- Positive and professional attitude.
Interested candidates should send a CV and cover letter in English addressed to the DRC Hiring Committee at only through firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject “GBV Prevention Officer”.
The applicant’s cover letter should state the reasons for applying for this particular position and not be generic. The cover letter should also include the applicant’s salary requirements. Please do not send additional materials other than a CV and cover letter, they will not be reviewed.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis before the deadline, and interviews will be held as suitable candidates present themselves. Deadline for applications is August 12, 2016.
DRC highly encourages qualified female candidates to apply.