Prevention Officer

International Rescue Committee

Community & Social Services

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Job Summary

Ensure that engagement with women, girls and the wider community adheres to best-practice principles when working with survivors of GBV.

  • Minimum Qualification:Bachelor
  • Experience Level:Entry level
  • Experience Length:2 years

Job Description/Requirements

Requisition ID: req31595
Job Title: Prevention Officer
Sector: Women Protection & Empowerment
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Compensation: UGX 0 - 0 Salary
Location: Bidibidi, Uganda

Background:
Founded in 1933, The International Rescue Committee (www.Rescue.org) serves refugees and communities victimized by oppression and violent conflict worldwide. The International Rescue Committee is committed to freedom, human dignity and self-reliance. This commitment is expressed in emergency relief, protection of human rights, post conflict programming, resettlement assistance and advocacy. The current program portfolio in Uganda includes health, economic recovery and development, protection, and prevention and response to gender-based violence (GBV). IRC has its country office in Kampala and works in Yumbe/Bidibidi, Arua/Imvepi and Omugo, Kitgum, Moroto , Kiryandongo, Kyegegwa/Kyaka and Kampala/Urban.

Scope Of Work
The WPE Prevention Officer will lead the GBV prevention team and work closely with the Community structures who will engage other members of the community to facilitate the process of positive behavioral change to address GBV in the community through the SASA! Process, Girl Shine, information sessions, community awareness sessions, dialogues and EMAP sessions. The position also requires the WPE Prevention Officer to support community-based teams to plan, implement, and facilitate participatory activities and monitoring of the activities. The position will require zonal coordination and representation while proactively consulting with teams and Management on the best practices.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
• 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.
• Grant Planning and Implementation
• Work with the Community structures: Community Volunteers, SASA! Activist and EMAP Facilitators, 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, SASA! Activists, 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.
• Develop, reprint and distribute IEC materials on behavioral change and awareness aspects.
• Plan and mobilize communities to participate in community mass awareness events like women’s day, Girl Child day, 16 days of activism, etc.
• 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.
• Prepare and share weekly and monthly reports as required.
Monitoring and Documentation
• Document all activities: Meetings, Trainings, Events, Field monitoring e. t. c. using appropriate SASA! and other 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 Program Manager.
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 meetings in kyaka while proactively sharing updates
Key Working Relationships
Position reports to: WPE Manager
Position directly supervises: Assistant Prevention Officers
Indirect reporting: Deputy WPE Coordinator
Other internal and/or external contacts
Internal: Close coordination with IRC Protection, M&E, Finance, HR, and Operations
External: Close collaboration with consortium partners, donors, local actors (local NGOs, UN agencies, government) and service providers
Standards For Professional Conduct:
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.
Deadline for receiving applications is September 30th,2022.

Qualifications
• University degree in Social Sciences (i.e. social work, counseling, sociology, psychology, gender studies, human rights, etc.).
• At least 2 years of experience in working in the social sector, particularly in GBV Prevention with refugees.
• Excellent communication, facilitation and analytical skills and ability to present ideas effectively, in both oral and written form.
• Ability to communicate sensitively and without judgment; good diplomatic and persuasion skills.
• Ability to use good judgment when making decisions and to take accountability for decisions made.
• Emotional maturity and stability to resolve conflicts in non-violent way and maintain appropriate boundaries.
• Good interpersonal skills including ability to gain trust and build relationships.
• Ability to handle multiple tasks; proven self-initiative and problem solving abilities.
• Good computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Access, Word, Outlook, and Power Point.
• Be able to work in a stressful setting and adapt quickly to changing environments.


How to apply.
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