WPE Prevention Officer
The WPE Prevention Officer will lead IRC GBV Prevention activities and the roll out of behavioral change methodologies like adolescent girls programming (Girl Shine) and advocacy on the prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Harassment and Abuse in Ocea zone, Rhino camp. He /she will be the focal person for coordinating actions with other stakeholders to prevent GBV in the community while mentoring and building the capacity of the team to implement GBV prevention Activities. Reporting to the WPE Manager/Team leader, the Officer will be tasked to prepare regular weekly and monthly reports, work plans and budget forecasts for the team.
Duties and Responsibilities
Program Design and Implementation
- Reinforce adherence to the GBV guiding principles throughout all WPE activities.
- Ensure that engagement with women, girls and the wider community adheres to best-practice principles when working with survivors of GBV.
- Work with the Community structures: Community Volunteers, SASA! Activists and GBV task force members to train them and mentor them to conduct outreaches and sessions on GBV.
- Prepare and maintain/update detailed work plan(s) with the structures that support and achieve activities.
- Hold regular debriefing feedback sessions with structures to identify challenges early and find appropriate local solutions to the problems and work to strengthen the working relation among the teams and with staff.
- Provide ongoing supervision, support, mentoring and guidance to WPE Prevention team, and Volunteers to ensure outreach activities meet the highest quality standards and adheres to GBV best practice and guiding principles.
- Create and consolidate strong synergies with the local community stakeholders like Protection partners, LCs, women groups, the religious leaders and government counter parts the police and the health to support local activism at sub county level.
- Plan and mobilize communities to participate in community mass awareness events like women’s day, Day of the Girl child, World Refugee day and 16 days of activism
- Ensure timely and accurate procurements and finances for activities by ensuring all Purchase Requests and payment requests are raised at least two weeks before delivery date in accordance with program budget provisions to avoid disruption of activities.
Monitoring and Documentation
- Document all activities: Meetings, Trainings, and Events, Field monitoring e. t. c. using appropriate documentation and reporting tools in the sector as required and ensure that all documents/data collected is properly and safely filed and stored.
- Actively plan and submit weekly and monthly work plans and progress reports against set work plans using agreed reporting tools to the Manager.
- Develop, reprint and distribute IEC materials on behavioral change and awareness aspects.
- Prepare and share weekly and monthly reports as required.
Coordination and Representation
- Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders including community leaders, NGOs, UN agencies, Community Based Organizations and other IRC sectors to enhance multi-agency and sectoral cooperation and coordination.
- Ensure that the community of operation is consulted in the development of Women’s Protection and Empowerment programs and as much as possible are involved in the implementation, monitoring and supervision of activities.
- Participate actively in all zonal protection and GBV Coordination meetings while proactively sharing updates.
Key Working Relationships
Position reports to: WPE Manager
Position directly supervises:Assistant Prevention Officers
Other internal and/or external contacts
Internal:Close coordination with IRC Protection, M&E, Finance, HR, and OperationsExternal:Close collaboration with donors, local actors (local NGOs, UN agencies, government) and service providers.