Adolescent Girls Program Officer
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. It began to 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.
Scope of work/ job purpose: -------------------------------
The AGP Officers support a project to equip adolescent girls in Bambasi and Sherkole refugee camps with the skills and experiences vital to make balanced, strategic life choices as well as promote the safety, prevention of and response to violence against adolescent girls.
Detailed responsibilities and tasks: ----------------------------------------
- Participate in assessments and give to the overall intervention strategy based on feedback received from girls throughout the AG programming. - Strictly enforce to GBV guiding principle while engaging with AG and their parents/care givers. - Supervise and capacitate local community and refugee mentors formally and informally to provide quality life skill sessions through training, daily mentoring, weekly meeting, and applying regular knowledge and skills assessment tools. - In collaboration with implementing partners and community leaders, develop a selection criterion of adolescent girls to engage them in life skill curriculum sessions. - Support in contextualization and adaptation of Girl Shine Curriculum into refugee and local community context. - Conduct Adolescent Girls Programming related capacity building trainings for mentors, community leaders, implementing partners and parents/care givers. - Directly engage with adolescent girls and parents as required, and work with mentors to ensure the quality of the program. - Coordinate with Response Officers when there is a need to provide case management service for adolescent girls. - Assist in response related IEC and BCC materials, coordination GBV team, ensuring messages are appropriate for the community and conduct pre-testing before dissemination. - Supervise supply and logistical needs of AG safe space and adherence to all relevant IRC logistic policies. - Form a relationship with all relevant GBV program partners, community leaders, and parents/care givers in the camp and local community to encourage greater communication, partnership, and coordination. - Work closely with different actors particularly with schools, Women association, health, and legal actors to ensure coordination among partners and - Participate in monitoring and evaluation activities including assessments and surveys. - Any other duties and responsibilities that can be given by immediate and technical supervisors.
- 2 years for first degree or 1 year for postgraduate in business studies, social science fields, youth development and /or other related fields. NGO experience is a plus.
Skills Required -------------------
- Basic supervisory/managerial skills.
Technical and report writing skills -----------------------------------
- Computer literate. - Fluent spoken and written English. - Clear understanding of gender, power abuse, and issues surrounding violence against women.
Able to always maintain GBV and protection principle ----------------------------------------------------
- Experience in participatory techniques and community mobilization include facilitate the training. - Ability to lead, train, supervise, facilitate, and motivate other CWI field workers in their respective tasks in a professional, respectful and supportive manner. - Positive and professional demeanor, able to organize, maintain composure and prioritize activity under pressure, work over-time when needed and able to coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail. - Able to organize, maintain composure and prioritize work under pressure, able to coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to details. - Related work and field experiences in social service provision with women and girls. - Ability to use MS office, excel, email and PowerPoint applications very well. - Strong interpersonal skills.
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