Job Title: Child Protection and Community Wellbeing Initiative Assistant (Chinaksen)
Sector: Community Development
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Location: Oromia, Ethiopia
Deadline: June 30 2022
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the largest humanitarian agencies in the world, providing relief, rehabilitation, and post-conflict reconstruction support to victims of oppression and violent conflict. IRC has worked for over seven decades in the world addressing both the immediate, lifesaving needs of conflict-affected people in an emergency and the reconstruction needs in post-conflict societies. IRC is committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships, and thorough accountability to those we serve.
The position holder is responsible for implementing community-based child protection and community wellbeing initiative and GBV program in Chinaksen woreda. The position holder will lead all aspects of the prevention and response activities of the program that include working with the community, psychosocial support activities and case management.
Major duties and responsibilities:
- Assist the team in the assessment of the living conditions of women and children in the IDP/Returnee community centers and participate in the development of an appropriate strategy in addressing their needs.
- Facilitate the involvement of children and women the community (leaders and parents) in the child-friendly space and women and girls’ wellness center and document the progress made.
- Support community leaders and government sector focal persons in the monitoring, verification, and documentation of GBV and children’s cases.
- Follow-up the preparation and implementation of case action plan and conduct home to home visit including outreach programs.
- Carry out data Entry into the Child Protection Information System (CP IMS) and GBVIMS database.
- Support the child protection and community wellbeing initiative officers in facilitating and coordinating appropriate care arrangement, and suitable alternative care system with close supervision and attention to the individual concerns of children and women.
- Through working with CP committees identify potential foster families for unaccompanied and separated children in collaboration with social workers and community leaders.
- Organize and facilitate positive parenting weekly sessions and GBV awareness session.
- Assist the child rights clubs to demonstrate to the community and the concerning body about protection concerns that children are facing and promote the participation of children in all matters affecting their lives.
- Organize and lead psychosocial support activities at (the Safe Healing and Learning Space (SHLS) and women and girls’ safe space (WGSS)
- Work closely with the CP/CWI Officer in the celebration of international events days and other awareness-raising sessions.
- Participate with partners, and the team leaders in conducting the Best Interest Assessment to ensure the needs of children and women are addressed.
- Support the preparation of budget, work, and spending plans, and PR tracking to supervise the accurate utilization of the budget and timely implementation of activities.
- Adhere and fully abide by the child protection code of conduct.
- Shall take any additional responsibilities as requested by supervisors.
- BA Degree/Diploma in Social Work, Health, Sociology, or any other social science related field.
- Minimum of 0 years’ experience for BA Degree holders and two years for Diploma holders.
- Good verbal and written communication skills in Amharic, English and Afaan Oromo.
- Basic computer knowledge (MS-Word & MS-Excel).
- Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
- Positive and professional attitude, able to organize, maintain composure and prioritize work under pressure, able to coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail
- Fluent spoken and written Afan Oromo is mandatory
- Female applicants are encouraged to apply.
Professional Standards: 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 Anti-Retaliation and Combating Trafficking in Persons.
Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols, and other supportive benefits and allowances.
Equal Opportunity Employer: IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.