International Rescue Committee Community Well-being Initiative Response officer Jobs in Ethiopia

International Rescue Committee Community Well-being Initiative Response officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Closing date: 17th Feb 2019

Scope of work/ Job purpose:

Under the direct supervision of Camp and technical supervision of CWI Program Managers, the GBV Response Officer will ensure quality of GBV case management service and Psychological support to survivors of GBV, adhere GBV guiding principle and follow survivor’s centered-approach.

The Response Officer will work to promote multi-sectoral service; health, safety, psychological support and justice (where feasible) by support referral networks that enhance a survivor’s ability to receive confidential, safe, and timely services that meets their needs and their best interest in Tongo camp, including supervision and capacity building of Social Workers, support GBV coordination with other partners, and oversee the empowerment activities with women and girls.

Detailed responsibility and tasks:

  • Participate in GBV rapid assessment, and contribute to the CWI overall intervention strategy based on feedback received from women and girls throughout the response activity engagement.
  • By strictly adhere GBV guiding principle; manage, monitor & supervise GBV related cases

  • Recruit ,supervise and capacitate social workers formal and informally to provide quality case management services; including age-appropriate specialized support and care for adult women, adolescent and girl child survivors through training, daily mentor, weekly meeting, applying quarterly case workers knowledge and skills assessment tools.

  • Ensure proper and safe documentation of reported GBV incidences through utilization of GBVIMS consent, case intake, action plan, follow up plan, client satisfaction tool and other case management forms accurately and appropriately, strictly follow data protection protocol and confidentiality.

  • Build a relationship with all relevant GBV program stakeholders and conduct mentoring sessions to service providers (health, legal, protection, Psychological in the camp and in the local community to encourage greater communication, collaboration and coordination among partners from protection, health, legal, and Psychological sectors.

  • Work with stakeholders to implement GBV Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS), and monitor referral pathway to ensure survivor’s ability to receive confidential, safe, and timely services that meets their needs.

  • Coordinate case management meeting only with service provider involved in its case assistance; actively participate in monthly GBV coordination meetings; and participate in
    GBV safety audit & other assessments as requested.

  • Enhance participation of Women and Girls at the Women’s and Girls’ Wellness Center (WGWC) and conduct regular review meetings with women and girls (and WGWC steering committee if applicable) to improve WGWC activities and response interventions.

  • Assist in GBVIMS database – entering data to camp IR and share quality data monthly to CWI program Manager

  • Assist in response related IEC and BCC materials, in collaboration with GBV team, ensuring messages are appropriate for the community and conduct pre-testing before dissemination

  • Develop monthly and weekly activity plans for social workers

  • Monitor response activity budget utilization, BvA, M&E, supply and logistical needs of the response activity and ensure adherence to all relevant IRC logistic policies

  • Critically identify areas of integration with other sectors of the IRC (Sanitation, child protection, Health and Water program) to maximize women and girls’ inclusion and participation.

  • Any other duties and responsibilities that can be given by immediate and technical supervisors.


  • BA/BSc or MSC Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Public Health, Nursing, Women’s Studies, or related field.

  • Minimum four years professional relevant experience for Bachelor degree and two for M.Sc holders.

  • Supervisory/Basic managerial skills

  • Technical and report writing skills

  • Computer literate (MS Word, MS excel , MS Power Point, Outlook ,etc)

  • Fluent spoken and written English.

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work as a member of a team essential.


  • Experience in counseling survivors of Gender Based Violence or other trauma.
  • Clear understanding of gender, power abuse, and issues surrounding violence against women.
  • Able to maintain medical ethics, confidentiality and respect for client at all times.
  • Experience in participatory techniques and community mobilization
  • Ability to lead, train, supervises, facilitate and motivate other CWI field workers in their respective tasks in a professional, respectful and supportive manner.
  • Positive and professional attitude, able to organize, maintain composure and prioritize work under pressure, work over-time when needed and able to coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team.

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