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GBV Case Management Officer

Monrovia (Liberia)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Monrovia (Liberia)
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Gender-based violence
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2020-01-22

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Requisition ID: req7938

Job Title: GBV Case Management Officer

Sector: Women Protection & Empowerment

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Monrovia, Liberia

Job Description

Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) (www.Rescue.org) helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster, to survive, recover and gain control of their future. The IRC responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work today in over 42 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home. IRC has worked in Liberia since 1996 and is one of the largest humanitarian actors in the country.

The IRC has worked in partnership with the Ministry of Gender, Children, and Social Protection (MOGCSP), the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Crimes Unit to serveas allies to women and girls and create safer communities for all.

JOB OVERVIEW:

The Case Management Officers are responsible for providing survivor-centered case management services and psychosocial support to survivors of gender-based violence, women, and girls through Women Rise activities in Montserrado County. The Officers will supervise and provide support to community-level and implementing partner, case workers, and will coordinate with Raising Voices project staff to ensure quality services are provided to individuals seeking GBV services.

The successful candidate will document GBV cases, compile incident data, support adolescent girl groups and networks in One Stop Center catchment communities, and participate in awareness raising activities. They will work with other GBV-focused implementing stakeholders. These Officers are required to adhere to the IRC GBV case management guidelines and international GBV case management standards. In addition, they will oversee the implementation of all response activities at the community level and serve as liaisons between IRC and the community.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

AWARENESS RAISING & GROUP MEETINGS

  • Develop messages on the types of services available to survivors of GBV, where these services are available, how communities can support survivors to access services, and the consequences of GBV and the benefits of seeking care and support;
  • Deliver messages about GBV services, etc., on a daily basis, using a variety of context-appropriate methods;
  • Work with girl groups to develop messages targeted at adolescent girls;
  • Organize groups, educational and social activities, and holding regular girl group meetings;
  • Conduct psychosocial support activities in One Stop Center catchment communities;
  • Support routine project monitoring, and process and impact evaluation activities as requested by the Senior Response Officer
  • Adhere to GBV guiding principles throughout all GBV outreach interventions, ensuring confidentiality of survivors and respect for their wishes and decisions.

 ACCESS TO SERVICES

  • Conduct regular support and capacity building visits to target implementing partners providing basic GBV case management services;
  • Contribute to the development of training materials and collaborate with partners and mentors who will facilitate adolescent girl and Women Rise activities;
  • Provide technical support to colleagues and partners, including psychosocial and awareness-raising on matters related to medical referrals for survivors of sexual violence and ensure that they provide the right information to GBV survivors, women and girls;
  • Participate in regular staff and partner coordination meetings;
  • Support the collection of information needed for M&E activities.

REPORTING

  • Prepare and submit weekly and monthly work plans, updates, and reports in a timely manner, and incorporate supervisor feedback as requested;
  • Ensure that all relevant financial documentation is accurately completed and submitted, in line with IRC policies and procedures.

 Other

Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs.

Qualifications

  • University Degree in Sociology, Economics, Development Studies, Gender, or related field required;
  • Extensive experience mobilizing, working with, and leading community groups focused on gender-based violence prevention and response required;
  • Familiarity with savings and credit schemes, business administration or livelihoods required.
  • Strong mathematical skills;
  • Strong communication skills; and
  • Demonstrated ability to clearly and effectively convey complex concepts to populations with limited numeracy and literacy skills.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.



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