Requisition ID: req46525
Job Title: Community Wellbeing Initiative (CWI) Officer
Sector: Community Development
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Location: Jijiga, Ethiopia
Background of IRC:
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC works with people forced to flee from war, conflict and disaster and the host communities that support them, as well as with those who remain within their homes and communities. At-work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. IRC leads the way from harm to home. Began work in Ethiopia, 1999 in response to severe drought that happened in Ethiopias Somali region. Currently, providing assistance in ten different regions implementing emergency and development programs in health, water and sanitation, economic recovery and development (ERD), womens protection and empowerment, education, child protection, and multi-sectoral emergency response.
Under the supervision of the Community Wellbeing Initiative/Child protection Senior officer and CWI Manager, the CWI officer will supervise the response and prevention of CWI. The CWI officer will train and supervise CWI assistants, IDPs social workers workers to respondand ensure effective of CWI activities in camps. This includes providing ongoing training and mentorship for CWI assistant and utilizing monitoring and evaluation systems to ensure high quality services. CWI officer will support CWI assistant to manage survivors of gender-based violence tend to have multiple needs with the support of WOWCA case worker, the CWI will continuously attend coordination with partners from the protection, health, legal, and psychosocial sectors committed to reducing the incidence of violence against women.The CWI ifficer will also establish and maintain networks with community leaders, women leaders, service providers and camp management to ensure that women and girls receive compassionate support from the community.
Major responsibilities include:
Raise PRs for dignity kit materials and closely follow up with Supply Chain to ensure delivery of the materials on time.
Carry out skills-building sessions including handicraft activities, recreational activities and information dissemination sessions at Women and Girls safe spaces.
Strengthen case management capacity through mentoring on CM and providing basic supplies including suspension files and file cabinets to BoWCA.
Establish and strengthen one Women and Girls safe spaces in Erer and Biki woreda.
Organize age-gender and culturally appropriate psychosocial support programming for children and women in a safe space.
Mini campaign on consequences of FGM and child marriage.
Establish and strengthen community dialogue groups with influential local figures on harmful practices, referral pathways, and timely reporting mechanisms!
Conduct monthly coordination meetings the BoWCA, Woreda administration officials, Disaster Risk Management Commission
Awareness raising activities including community dialogue sessions on GBV.
Conduct a field visit to targeted IDP sites and initiate discussions with the relevant government actors and community leaders on the selection criteria of beneficiaries and strategies for distribution.
Diploma with 5 years of experience/ First degree with 2 years of experience in Social Work, Sociology, Public Health, Womens Studies, or any other Social science related field.
Related work and field experiences in counseling or social service provision with women and adolescent girls.
Demonstrated confidence in discussing intimate gender and sexuality issues.
Able to always maintain GBV and protection principles including knowledge and practical application of the GBV Guiding Principles and PSEA.
Strong organizational, interpersonal, coordination, and diplomatic skills required.
Able to organize, maintain composure and prioritize work under pressure, able to coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to details.
Willing to travel to potentially insecure sites with an IRC vehicle or rental vehicle, with security assessment and travel approval by the field coordinator.
Ability to communicate in English and Somali required.
Familiarity working in Somali region.
Ability to use MS office, word, excel, and outlook email applications very well.
BA/BSc degree in Social Work, Psychology, Public Health, Nursing, Womens Studies, or 2 years ofrelated work experience
Diploma of social work, psychology PH and women studies with 4year of experience.
Preferred experience & skills:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as, an overall ability to be clear and concise in all communications
Strong organizational and time-management skills; proven ability to prioritize and deliver on time
Strong analytic problem-solving skills
Ability to work both independently and in a dynamic, cross-functional global team structure
Highly proficient in Microsoft Office suite
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with stakeholders at all levels
Ability to manage and work through change in a proactive and positive manner.
Fluent of Somali and English language