SGBV Prevention Officer at American Refugee Committee (ARC)
- Company: American Refugee Committee (ARC)
- Location: Rwanda
- State: Kigali Jobs in Rwanda
- Job type: Full-Time
- Job category: Administrative/Secretarial Jobs in Rwanda
VACANCY – SGBV Prevention officer
Our work in Rwanda currently covers all the refugee locations and their kind Rwandan-host communities. And we are always looking to deepen our work and, jointly with our partners, offer lasting impact with and for the communities we serve!
ARC is looking for a qualified, self-driven and committed individual to join our team in the stated position – to be based full time in any one of the field sites (refugee camps) where ARC has active operations.
PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
The SGBV prevention officer will be responsible for leading community outreach activities to prevent SGBV in a specific refugee site. S/he will identify protection concerns for women, men, and girls and will share critical information through regular meetings, campaigns, and outreach. S/he will work with community-based protection mechanisms as well as community mobilizers to ensure the entire community is fully engaged in preventing and responding to SGBV at the assigned refugee site.
- Oversee the quality implementation of the SASA! methodology.
- Provide technical support to program community activists and other structures working to prevent SGBV.
- Support program associated local drama troupes to raise awareness on SGBV using SASA! drama skits.
- Disseminate SGBV communication materials across assigned site.
- Work with other partners to mainstream SGBV prevention and response in all refugee facing activities and services.
- Engage refugee populations and share information through outreach, meetings, campaigns, etc.
- Develop communication strategies and work with program team and communities to develop and test appropriate IEC materials
- Co-facilitate relevant training to stakeholders in an assigned refugee setting.
- Monitor protection concerns for women and girls, as well as men, and share any concerns with the actors providing various services.
- Maintain good relations with community leaders in the assigned site.
- Coordinate activities with all stakeholders to build strong working relationships with community members, government authorities, UNHCR and other NGOs
- Maintain records of activities and produce regular reports
- Work with program Case Workers and the community to develop an appropriate referral pathway.
- Work closely with program Case Workers covering the Reception and Transit Centers for referral of cases
- Contribute to a positive team environment
- Participation in regular protection assessments, to inform effective programming
- Facilitate community dialogue sessions on GBV and child protection
- Establish a network of community mobilizers and train them on the basis of GBV and CP mechanisms.
- Strengthen community-based protection mechanisms to effectively carry out SGBV prevention activities.
- Collect, share and disseminate project best practices and lessons learned on a quarterly basis
- Prepare required daily, weekly and monthly reports
- Participate in regular program coordination meetings with all actors in the assigned site.
REQUIRED SKILLS, BEHAVIORS & EXPERIENCE
- Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Social work, Community Development, Psychology, human rights, or related field
- Minimum of five years’ experience implementing SGBV protection programs, preferably in humanitarian or development settings
- Knowledge or experience implementing the SASA! the methodology is an added advantage.
- Experience in community mobilization, and training
- Excellent report writing, communication, and analytical skills
- Proven record on non-use of violence or abuse against children
- The capable communicator in English and Kinyarwanda; including written
- Self-motivated and client-oriented with a strong sense of personal ethics, integrity, and quality
- Comfort living and working in low resource areas, including daily work in refugee settings
Method of Application
Interested and qualifying candidates should submit applications – to include 1 page Cover Letter, an updated CV (max. 3 pages), and three names (plus titles & contacts) of relevant professional referees - to the following email address only – with the position applied for CLEARLY indicated: [email protected]
Only applications received through the above indicated dedicated email address will be considered. The deadline for submission of applications is November 20th, 2019 at 12:00hrs. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.