Title: GBV Prevention Officer
Location: Dimma- Gambella
Contract duration: 9 months
Posting date: February 6, 2017
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, protection and migration in the Gambella, Somali and Tigray regions of the country, as well as in Djibouti. 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 Ethiopia supports field offices in several locations - three in Djibouti (Djibouti Ville, Ali Sabieh and Obock) and five in Ethiopia (Dolo Ado, Jijiga, Shire, Gambella town and Dimma).
DRC’s operation in Gambella regional state currently makes up the largest portion of the Ethiopia/Djibouti program’s activities in both programmatic and monetary terms. DRC’s work in Gambella is focused on responding to the mass refugee influx into that region from South Sudan. Ethiopia is the largest recipient of South Sudanese refugees, which now numbers over 250,000 persons in Gambella, a significant majority of which are women and children.
DRC started operating in Dimma in February 2015, implementing a Child Protection in Emergency Program. The Dimma Field office currently has more than 20 staff members and the office is expected to grow as DRC may expand its operation into other sectors in Okugo Camp. Its sectoral interventions in 2016 in Dimma are Child Protection, SGBV, Youth Empowerment Livelihoods and Shelter programs.
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 supervisor 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, The GBV Prevention Officer will be responsible for all gender-based violence (GBV) prevention-related activities in the community, including 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 undertake the responsibilities
1. Technical Support:
§ Monitor & supervise case management, including capacity building through training, mentorship and on-the-job training of social workers to provide 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 staff, other DRC staff, partner organizations and community members on a variety of issues related to violence against women and girls, 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 partner and other DRC sector 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 logistics policy and in a timely manner to ensure the successful implementation of programs
§ Prepare and submit weekly, monthly and 3-month work plans in a timely manner and incorporate manager feedback.
§ Compile monthly report and submit to the GBV Manager by the 28th of every month.
§ 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 covered in events.
§ Compile monthly report and submit to Protection Manager, in collaboration with GBV Prevention Officer, by the 28th of every month.
§ Estimate quarterly program purchase requests according to the field requirements and submit requests on time.
§ Monitor supply and logistical needs of project and ensure adherence to all relevant DRC logistic policies, including management of materials in the warehouse 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 Response Officer or any other responsible 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 allow 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, support local level reporting 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 in Social Work and Sociology or other relevant field from a recognized institution.
§ Minimum 4 years of experience in an entry to mid to level position, preferably with experience in the NGO field.
§ Commitment to learning and implementing organizational policies and procedures.
§ Full proficiency in Microsoft Office.
§ Excellent verbal and written proficiency in Aywaa, Murle, Amharic and English.
2. Additional Characteristics
§ Clear understanding of gender inequality, and issues surrounding violence against women and girls.
§ Ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for clients at all times is essential.
§ Ability to lead, train, supervise, facilitate and motivate other GBV staff 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, work overtime when necessary and be able to coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.
§ Ability to work as a member of a team essential.
§ Ability to communicate in English and write clear and concise reports in English.
§ Computer literate, including Microsoft Word and Excel.
§ Fluency in English language is required.
§ Strong planning, organization and problem solving skills with ability to work both independently and within a team in a demanding work environment.
§ Excellent personnel management skills, including diplomacy, tact and negotiating skills.
§ Integrity, strong work ethic, and ability to consistently meet deadlines under pressure.
§ Experience collaborating in protection, gender and human rights related activities.
§ Experience working with youth and young people and in community mobilizations and participatory approaches.
§ Experience living and working in cross-cultural and remote environments.
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