The Program Officer will report to the Camp Manager based in Sherkole and receive technical assistance from the CWI and CYPD technical teams to ensure program implementation is coordinated to address the holistic needs of adolescent girls, uphold program quality and ensure adherence to work plan at the camp.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
· Work with IRC CWI Officers to collaborate on activities aligned with the prevention and response to Gender Based Violence and social networking activities in the Women and Girls Wellness Centers (WGWCs) in Sherkole refugee camp
· Schedule for convenient times for adolescent girls to meet in the safe spaces
· Direct the program and research activities with mentors and adolescent girls in the safe spaces in Sherkole in coordination with the CWI/ Manager and CWI adolescent girls manager in Assosa and CWI Officers in Sherkole refugee camp
· Oversee the caregiver discussions series groups
· Provide support and empowerment to adolescent girls and families; refer to services according to the GBV referral pathway
· Coordinate the scheduling of trainings for all service providers in Sherkole refugee camp
· Coordinate with IRC departments to meet HR, finance and logistical needs of the program, including the hiring of staff, development of safe spaces for adolescent girls, and procurement of program materials
· Prepare weekly, monthly and 3 month work plans, activity, spending and procurement plans
· Manage the DFID budget for Sherkole refugee camp
· Work with program staff to develop and ensure monitoring and evaluation systems are in place to demonstrate program impact and guide implementation of the adolescent girls program.
· Liaise with IRC’s research partner and technical staff. Participate in regular phone calls and provide email and phone updates to the IRC technical unit.
· Design, implement, and supervise awareness activities about the Adolescent Girls Program for community outreach
· Take part in overall CWI activities in Sherkole refugee camp and in safe spaces including trainings, mass awareness campaigns and other activities to align program objectives
· Any other similar tasks assigned by the Camp Manager, CWI/ adolescent girls manager and CWI Coordinator.
Training and capacity building
· Train mentors on program content for developing the life skills and financial literacy of adolescent girls and working with caregivers to help them better understand and prioritize the wellbeing of girls in their lives.
· Train and support caregivers through the parent discussion series
· Train and support IRC staff and mentors on approaches and tools to work effectively with adolescent girls, caregivers and the community.
· Provide training to build health, education and psychosocial service provider’s capacity to care for adolescent girls who experience gender-based violence.
· Collaborate with all CWI trainings and capacity building efforts
Research, evaluation, and learning
· Inform the CWI Research Manager and CWI Manager (Adolescent Girls) of the contextual challenges and obstacles on the ground to inform research design and implementation.
Human Resource Management
· Provide ongoing supervision, leadership, training, technical support and guidance to mentors, adolescent girls and caregivers
· Ensure staff adhere to best practices when working with adolescent girls and GBV survivors
· Oversee recruitment of mentors and staff for the Adolescent Girl Program in conjunction with the CWI adolescent girls manager
Representation and Coordination
· Coordinate and develop effective working relationships with key stakeholders, including IRC CWI, NGO implementing partners (Save the Children), UNHCR and the Administration of Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA)
· Participate in cross-sectorial coordination as it relates to the program
· Coordinate with referral pathway partners with adherence to Standard Operating Procedures for GBV
QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE & SKILL
· Experience working with adolescent girls and counseling of GBV survivors
· Clear understanding of gender, human rights, and issues surrounding violence against women and girls.
· Able to maintain medical ethics, confidentiality and respect for client at all times
· Experience in participatory techniques and community mobilization
· Ability to lead, train, facilitate and motivate others 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, able to coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.
· Ability to work as a member of a team is essential
· Ability to communicate well in English (written and verbal communication); Arabic is desired
· Possess interest and commitment to human rights and gender equality.