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Adolescent Girls Assistant - Qobayat

Kobayat / Akkar

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Kobayat / Akkar
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Sexual and reproductive health
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date:

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Under the supervision of the WPE Sr Officer and with the technical support of the Adolescent Girls Officer, the Adolescent Girls Assistant will work as part of a Women’s Protection and Empowerment static Team or Mobile Team alongside a Caseworker and a Community Mobilizer. She will be in charge of mobilizing and responding to the needs of adolescent girls in the communities identified by the teams, in order to mitigate their exposure to GBV and strengthen their positive coping skills.

Major Responsibilities:

Risk mitigation & community mobilization

  •  Participate in assessment exercises to identify vulnerable communities that the static and Mobile Teams should target
  • Participate in and lead safety assessments and community mapping exercises to ensure risks faced by adolescent girls are adequately captured
  • Participate in and lead community-wide safety planning exercises to ensure involvement of adolescent girls and their caregivers
  • Provide regular updates to WPE Sr Officer, WPE Manager and Adolescent Girls Officer on common threats and needs of adolescent girls to inform program design and advocacy initiatives
  • Identify and train adolescent girls focal points in the community to enable them to support other girls in the community assess and respond to common risks and threats
  • Use agreed-upon reporting formats to ensure risk mitigation activities and their findings are well documented and utilized for program adaptation, advocacy and referrals

Psychosocial support & life-skills development

  •  Mobilize adolescent girls in target locations to participate in psychosocial activities provided by the IRC, including emotional support groups, skills-building, non-formal education and recreational activities
  • Facilitate life-skills activities targeting adolescent girls based on the IRC’s curriculums
  • Co-facilitate parenting skills curriculum with male and female caregivers
  • Collaborate to caseworkers and other WPE team members to ensure GBV responses are taking into account specific needs and vulnerabilities of adolescent girls and youth-friendly communication techniques are used
  • Support logistic implementation of the activities, including by raising purchase requests, handling petty cash according to IRC’s policies, contributing to regular spending plans
  • Use agreed-upon monitoring and evaluation tools to track adolescent girls’ participation in activities and collect their feedback

Key Working Relationships:

Who this position reports to:WPE Sr Officer

Who this position supervises: None

Who this position works with: Adolescent Girls Officer, Community Mobilizer, Caseworkers, male community mobilizer

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