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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 30 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 six 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. 

Position Overview:

Under the direct supervision of the IRC Addis Ababa country Office, the Community Wellbeing Initiative (CWI) Officer position based in Addis Ababa, will report to the CWI project manager on a day-to-day project management. 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) minimum standard to government and non-government service providers based on field site’s needs, requests, and scheduling.
  • provide technical support on GBV case management, GBVIMS and counseling support.
  • Support one stop center and women and Girls safe spaces (WGSS)
  • Support the implementation and monitoring and evaluation of project activities.
  • Prepare bi-weekly, monthly and progress reports (GBV AoR 5Ws) as required.
  • Develop CWI communication materials (brochures, leaflets) as needed.
  • Establish community groups and build their capacity on GBV risk mitigation, response, and prevention such as community advocacy group (CAG),
  • Establish good partnership with different actors including schools and provide technical support.
  • Conduct the monthly BVA reviews and make appropriate recommendations to the respective field CWI colleagues as required.
  • 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 such as multi-sectoral need assessment, safety audit, protection risk analysis.
  • 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, PP, work plan and spending plan etc.
  • Coordinate and organize CWI workshops and trainings including prepare TOR, facilitate procurement requests, timely inspection, and follow up on the timely implementation.
  • Regular field visits to the field offices 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, Gender and development studies, 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 other local languages skills is required.
  • 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.
Job Category:
Social Sciences and Community
Social Sciences and Community
Full time
Full time
Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa
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