IRC Community Mobilization Assistant Jobs in Nigeria

IRC Community Mobilization Assistant Jobs in Nigeria



The International Rescue Committee is an NGO that serves refugee and communities victimized by oppression and violent conflict worldwide.


Since October 2012, the IRC has been responding to humanitarian needs of Nigerians. The initially intervened in response to flood disaster that affected over 7 million people across the country, destroying harvest and damaging home


IRC is currently implementing programs in Health, Child Protection, WASH, Nutrition and Women’s Protection and Empowerment in Yola, Adamawa State, North-Eastern Nigeria.


WPE program implement prevention and response activities to address gender-based violence. Gender-based violence (GBV) is a serious human rights and public health issue affecting women and girls around the world. It impacts all aspects of women and girl’s physical, emotional, psychological and social well-being. It has harmful consequences for the individuals who experience it, their families, and communities as a whole.


The IRC Women Protection and Empowerment Program is a multi-sectorial prevention and response program involving multiple organizations and actors from the IDP and NGO community, UN agencies and all sectors of IRC.


The focus of this program is to provide good quality health and psychosocial response services to conflict-affected women and girls in Yobe, North-Eastern Nigeria in a timely manner.


Responsibilities


Outreach, information dissemination and community mobilization

  • Design and participate in awareness raising activities aimed at promoting changes in attitudes and behaviors regarding gender, gender equality and GBV.
  • Identify strategies to promote active community participation in prevention and response interventions designed to address GBV.
  • Play a lead role in the formation of community groups for response and prevention activities.
  • Lead on formation of community structures
    Work with the WPE Trainer, Comprehensive Women Center, Case Worker to facilitate Trainings and sensitization to community groups, local partners and Community Based Organizations on GBV issues.
  • Promote the involvement of men and youth in GBV activities.
  • Utilize participatory methodology and adult education techniques to assist communities in developing community-driven prevention and response plans.
  • Mobilize community to form ‘action groups’ for awareness raising and encourage greater self-reliance among women in the communities.
  • Identify advocacy concerns, Initiate and coordinate advocacy actions
  • In collaboration with case worker ensure that women are engaged in psychosocial activities at the comprehensive women’s centers.
  • Plan and Implement SASA activities in the community.

    Planing, Collaboration and Coordination

  • In collaboration with WPE Case Worker and Trainer, Women action groups and Youth Groups, identify training needs of community members and carryout trainings in a consistent and appropriate manner.
  • Plan and implement safety audit activity
  • Liaise with community leaders, government agencies, IRC sectors, Partners to organize training and capacity building activities.
  • Promote women’s active participation in the leadership and decision-making of the community.
  • In collaboration with Comprehensive Women Center (CWC) Officer, Senior Case Worker and community members conduct safety audits in the camps to identify potential security risks areas and develop strategies to address them.

    Reporting:

  • Compile and summarize weekly and monthly statistics and narrative reports and submit to Program Manager in a timely manner.
  • Attend GBV monthly meetings and other IRC meetings as required by GBV Program Manager.
  • Properly file all reports on trainings and meetings conducted.
  • Communicate all obstacles/Problems
    to WPE Program Manager to discuss for further action to address the obstacles/problems.

    Financial:

  • In collaboration with other WPE Staff submit monthly activity cash projections for prevention activities in a timely Manner to program manager.
  • Ensure that all liquidations are done in a timely manner with relevant supporting documentations.

    Others

  • Support mentorship and training to IRC and other NGOs outreach workers/volunteers to improve their skills and capacity to support and refer survivors to services and adhere to guiding principles
  • Assess gaps on how the referral pathway is functioning through direct follow ups with service providers and make suggestions for improvement to the supervisor.
  • Maintain positive coordination and relationships with partner and other IRC sector staff.
  • Ensure supplies/resources for counseling spaces, women centers and other program activities are requested on a timely manner and are efficiently utilized.
  • Adherence to the IRC code of conduct (IRC WAY) that ensures transparency, services and accountability to beneficiaries and reports any abuse of beneficiaries by other IRC staff, including sexual exploitation and abuse in accordance with the IRC reporting procedures.
  • Track and keep information and records of psychosocial activities taking place at the centers to strengthen monitoring of program achievements
  • Perform any other duties as required by the supervisor from time to time
    Adherence to the IRC Security Policy.


    Requirements


  • Minimum of NCE certificate in community development or related field preferred.
  • University degree in similar fields would be an added advantage
  • Community outreach and mobilization experience, including experience working with women, girls as well as community stockholders is preferred
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for clients at all times is essential.
  • Excellent listening and observation skills, including ability to create trust, support, respect and interact with survivors of all ages, background and diversity
  • Demonstrated commitment to women’s empowerment and protection through current/ previous volunteer work in women’s group, girls clubs or other relevant experience is an added advantage
  • Ability to facilitate trainings and sessions, including group support activities with women and girls.
  • Ability to keep records and write simple and basic reports of activities would be an added advantage.


    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 15th June 2019


    For more information and job application details, see; IRC Community Mobilization Assistant Jobs in Nigeria


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