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8 Nov 2019

SGBV Prevention Officer at American Refugee Committee (ARC)

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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.


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.


  • 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.

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