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Prevention Officer

Monrovia (Liberia)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Monrovia (Liberia)
  • Grade: Level not specified
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Requisition ID: req7973

Job Title: Prevention 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 serve as allies to women and girls and create safer communities for all.

JOB OVERVIEW:

The GBV Prevention Officer will be based in Monrovia, and will be responsible for coordinating community-based structures including male groups, Engaging Men and Boys in Accountable Practice (EMAP) Curricula, community-based sensitization and activism activities, adolescent girl and WAGs groups. The GBV Prevention Officer will ensure that these groups are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to disseminate information and advocate for positive change within their communities.

The GBV Prevention Officer will supervise all community mobilization and advocacy activities including capacity building of local partners, and will lead safety audit and risk reduction strategies that meet the safety needs of women and girls. The successful candidate will L\lead prevention activities in One Stop Center (OSC) catchment Communities.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

AWARENESS RAISING

  • Create awareness on diverse GBV prevention topics, focusing particularly on men and boys.
  • Ensure that information, education, and communication materials are developed and posted in key locations in OSC catchment communities including clinics, schools, and community centers.
  • Explain key GBV messages to local community members.

 COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION

  • Mobilize community groups operating within OSC catchment communities to engage as community mobilizers on gender and GBV issues.
  • Conduct trainings with support from supervisor on gender and GBV issues with community groups and develop action plan for group activities.

ENGAGING MEN THROUGH ACCOUNTABLE PRENTICE (EMAP WITH MEN AND ADOLESCENT BOYS)

  • With support from supervisor, identify and recruit men & adolescent boys into EMAP groups.
  • Participate in training sessions for male allies and women groups to serve as co-facilitators for EMAP sessions.
  • Organize and hold weekly EMAP sessions over a period of 8 weeks with women’s group members and over a period of 6 weeks with girl groups.
  • Organize and hold weekly sessions over a period of 16 weeks with male EMAP participants and over a period of 25 weeks with adolescent boys EMAP participants.
  • Continue to provide support for and training to community-based activists on advocacy to enhance their knowledge and skills.

FINANCIAL AND LOGISTICAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Communicate program progress, constraints, needs identified, and any other matters pertaining to the operations of the program to supervisor;
  • Communicate supply and logistical needs to supervisor and ensure adherence to all relevant IRC policies;
  • Ensure adherence to the IRC Finance and Logistics Policy.

REPORTING

  • Organize, write and submit weekly and monthly plans, updates, and reports to manager.

OTHER DUTIES:

  • Foster a sense of team spirit among program staff that is conducive to all staff improving their Knowledge and skills base.
  • Ensure protection of beneficiaries from sexual exploitation and abuse by immediately reporting as per IRC Way
  • Any other task designated by the Program manager to ensure proper functioning of the project

Qualifications

  • University Degree in Sociology, Education, Development Studies, Gender, or related field required;
  • Certificate in Psychosocial Counselling, Social Work, or other related field, desirable;
  • Comfortable with computers, able to use Word and Excel;
  • Clear understanding of gender, human rights, and issues surrounding violence against women and girls;
  • Experience in community outreach, sensitization, and mobilization;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Fluency in reading and writing English
  • Clear understanding of and interest in the wellbeing of women and girls, and supporting their healing after the experience of violence;
  • Demonstrated understanding of and ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for clients;
  • Positive and professional attitude, including ability to lead and work well in a team setting;

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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