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Women Protection And Empowerment GBVIMS Officer at International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to people affected by war or disaster. 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. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Background

  • 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
  • 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-sectoral prevention and response program involving multiple organizations and actors from the IDP and NGO community, UN agencies and all sectors of IRC.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Scope of Work

  • The WPE GBVIMS Officer will ensure correct entry of overall GBV cases into the GBV Incident Recorder (IR) for all IRC operational areas. These include Damaturu, Maiduguri, Monguno, Konduga Gwoza and all Adamawa WPE operational areas.
  • He/She will use the GBVIMS Incident Recorder to record all cases received from the different locations.
  • Shares weekly update with Senior program Manager and Coordinator on trend of cases documented to guide GBV prevention activities and informed programming.
  • Should ensure abiding by the GBV guiding principles.

Responsibilities

  • Ensures data received from the field is correctly entered into the Incident Recorder on a regular basis.
  • Weekly Share with CMOs, Managers and Coordinator trend to inform prevention activities and informed
  • Programming and for advocacy.
  • Manage Database of documented cases: to include statistics, and all other relevant information.
  • Use the GBVIMS Incident Recorder to analyze cases documented for weekly, monthly and quarterly
  • Statistics as required by program Manager / Coordinator for internal and donor reporting in a timely
  • manner.
  • Regularly update documentation and maintain Database for all documented cases using the GBVIMS.
  • Actively develop and maintain effective working relationships with IRC WPE Response teams,
  • Government actors, UN agencies, NGOs, and other relevant actors.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the GBV Senior Program Manager/Coordinator.

Requirements

  • Must have attained at least University degree in Sociology from a recognized Institution.
  • Must have experience working directly with GBV survivors and documenting cases of GBV for at least 2 years
  • Must be Computer literate in MS-Word and MS-Excel and must be knowledgeable in using the
  • GBVIMS.
  • Ability to organize and manage data; maintain confidentiality and respect for clients at all times is essential.
  • Positive and professional attitude, able to organize, maintain composure and prioritize work under pressure, work overtime when necessary and be able to coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.
  • Must be able to read, write and understand English, ability to speak other local languages like Hausa,
  • Kanuri is an added advantage.
  • Must possess interest and commitment to human rights, gender equality and gender issues.
  • Must be a Team Player.

Working Environment

  • The position will be based in Yola, Adamawa, Nigeria with frequent travel throughout Borno and Yobe states.
  • The situation in northeast Nigeria continues to be volatile and the security phase is orange or red depending on location. This is a non-accompanied position.

Benefits
Monthly salary, 13Month Salary Inclusive, Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send CV’s and cover letter to email address: “The Country Director, International Rescue Committee” vis: IRCNigeria.Recruitment@rescue.org

Note: Hand delivery applications should be sent in clearly labelled envelop to any of our field offices in Maiduguri, Yola or Mubi

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