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 position below:
Job Title: Women Protection & Empowerment Psychosocial Support Officer
Location: Mubi, Adamawa
Scope of Work
- 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’s Women’s Protection Empowerment team implements a multi-sectoral GBV prevention and response program which engages multiple organizations and actors from the IDP and NGO community, UN agencies and all sectors of IRC.
Summary Statement of Duties and Work
- Under the leadership of the Senior WPE Manager, The WPE Psychosocial Officer will be based in Mubi with bi-weekly visits to Yola. She will coordinates with WPE Case Workers in responding to the psychosocial needs of GBV survivors and support community sensitization effort that prevent and respond to all forms of GBV in Adamawa state. The Psychosocial Officer assesses and plans response mechanism that meet the needs of women and children who are affected by GBV.
Required Qualification and Experience
- Bachelor’s Degree in Counselling, Social Work/Social Sciences/Community Development or other related field preferred
- Community mobilization and training experience with a reputable organization/civil society organizations
- Clear understanding, including demonstrated positive attitudes on gender inequality, and issues surrounding violence against women and girls STRONGLY preferred.
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of issues affecting women and girls, including gender based violence
- Ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for clients at all times is essential.
- Ability to lead, train, supervises, facilitate and motivate other GBV staff in their respective tasks in a professional, respectful and supportive manner.
- 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.
Monthly salary, 13Month Salary Inclusive, Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months.
Application Closing Date
24th November, 2017.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should click here to apply online