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GBV Coordinator At International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Date Posted: 22/Aug/2014
Deadline: Not Specified

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the world's leading crisis response agencies, providing life-saving assistance and supporting recovery and reconstruction for people affected by war and natural disasters. Active in public health, education, livelihoods, women's empowerment, youth development, and protection and promotion of rights, IRC assists people from harm to home.

IRC entered Nigeria in October 2012 in response to a widespread flood disaster. IRC’s Emergency Response Team, with local partner CISCOPE (Civil Society Coalition for Poverty Eradication), implemented a project to support livelihoods and improve WASH in Kogi State from February to May 2013. This was followed by 3-month nutrition and food security program in the same location from October 2013 to January 2014 IRC is now established for long term presence in Nigeria with a program in Adamawa State, North East Nigeria providing critical humanitarian assistance to conflict affected people.

GBV Coordinator

LOCATION: Mubi, Adamawa State
DURATION: One year with possible extension

The WPE Coordinator will be responsible for general management of Women Protection and Empowerment programs, provision of technical support, donor compliance and contribute to the development of WPE programming in Nigeria. The Women Protection and Empowerment Coordinator will be based in Mubi Adamawa state with frequent and regular travel in Yola / Abuja and potentially elsewhere as programs expand.

Program Implementation
• Utilize IRC’s GBV program tools and approach developed for GBV programming in Adamawa and Yobe
• Develop program work plan and activities consistent with the goals and objectives of the program.
• Provide training, mentoring and support to staffs partners in order to strengthen local capacity and sustainability
• Supervise psychosocial support to survivors of GBV, including case management and referrals
• Provide oversight and monitor GBV project activities to ensure all activities are safe, gender-sensitive, and client-centered, in accordance with international standards
• Compile monthly data using GBV Information Management System
• Provide managerial oversight to GBV staff
• Create linkages between the different components of IRC Nigeria program with a view to integrating the components into the overall strategy

Program Design & Development
• Work with the technical unit to  design the GBV strategy for the IRC Nigeria program and monitor its implementation
• In collaboration with others sectors, assist in conducting needs assessments, identifying new program opportunities and supporting emergency projects
• Assist with the coordination and the development of new proposals and initiatives
• Maintain ongoing relations with, donors, bilateral and multilateral coordination bodies, and relevant government institutions, community stakeholder.

• At the local level, represent IRC and liaise with local authorities, UN, and international and national NGOs to facilitate successful coordination of activities and ensure transparency, accountability.
• Collaborate with other sectors to monitor the situation in the targeted communities and respond to  any GBV related issues
• Provide updates on the program, discuss emerging challenges, and collaborate on the design of new programs or changes to existing programs
• Develop and maintain strong working relationship and coordinate with County authorities, relevant international and local agencies engaged in similar activities.
• Advocate quality GBV prevention and response services and the integration of protection and gender considerations in other sectors to promote risk reduction among beneficiaries.

• Masters Degree in Social Work, Public Health, International Human Rights, or other related field
• At least 2 years experience working on violence against women and girls,, protection, gender or human rights related project / conflict fragile/ complex context environment
• Strong organizational, strategic, analytical, and writing skill
• Good knowledge of violence against women and girls international best practices, including IASC GBV Guidelines, Caring for Survivors, SOPs
• Excellent work experience in training facilitation, mentoring and capacity development
• Diplomacy and assertiveness; the ability to confront and discuss sensitive issues with respect
• Demonstrated experience in project design  and  monitoring
•  Strong coordination skills with proven ability to work across multiple sartorial  areas simultaneously, supporting and mentoring multiple staff members
• Good computer skills (Microsoft Office, Email, etc) and data management.

• Ability to work remotely in coordinating and managing GBV activities in multiple sites
• Ability to work independently as a strong team player with proven supervisory skills
• Familiar with the issues and cultures in Northern Nigeria
• Proven ability to work cooperatively with others in a team environment
• Highly motivated hands-on self-starter, ability to work independently and has ability to incorporate and open to constructive feedback
• Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines, effectively managing multiple priorities
• Flexibility and willingness to adjust to changing responsibilities or needs as they arise
• Willingness to frequently travel and live in remote and security difficult situation
• Cultural and gender sensitivity  is essential
• Additional qualities: flexibility, ability to multitask, ability to handle pressure well, ability to improvise
• Team player
• Ability to work under pressure in challenging working and living conditions
• Excellent written and oral English skills

Method of Application

Interested candidates are requested to send their CVs and motivation letter to the Human Resource Manager [email protected] and copy [email protected] .

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 or disability.

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