Position: Prevention and Advocacy Supervisor (01 post)
Reports to: WPE/GBV Program Manager
Location: Mtendeli - Kibondo District, Kigoma Region
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) IRC Tanzania is present in the Kigoma Region, Northwestern Tanzania, providing services to refugees and host communities. Approximately 200,000 refugees, the vast majority from Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) receive protection and basic assistance in the areas of Child and Youth Protection and Development, Community Based Rehabilitation for persons with disabilities and special needs, and Gender Based Violence / Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE). In addition, IRC also implements child protection work in the host communities surrounding the camps, in Tanga region and in Dar es Salaam.
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) seeks to recruit a qualified, energetic and motivated candidate for the post of Prevention and Advocacy Supervisor.
Scope of work:
The Prevention/Advocacy Supervisor will work closely with other WPE/GBV staff and partners. The position reports to the WPE/GBV Program Manager. This position will lead the IRC’s GBV prevention and advocacy interventions in Mtendeli refugee camp. The GBV Prevention/Advocacy Supervisor leads prevention and risk reduction activities, including risk identification, and efforts that mobilize the community and partners to reduce risks/prevent GBV by tackling its root causes.
• Participate in the development of proposals, concept notes and budgets to support GBV prevention work.
• Lead the identification of risks to women and girls in Mtendeli refugee camp, by carrying out regular safety audits situational analysis and consultations with women, men, boys and girls and identify trends and changes in the context important for consideration in risk reduction activities.
• Lead the implementation, monitoring and reporting of the Engage Men in Accountable Practices (EMAP) Model that challenges negative gender norms and beliefs that perpetuate GBV.
• Lead in the development of community mobilization strategies to address longer term risks women and girls face e.g. using interpreted data from IMS to inform community mobilization in consultation with the WPE Manager
Implement interventions in response to the identified risks through lobbying and advocacy in consultation with WPE Manager.
Operationalize GBV prevention strategy in line with the anthropological study findings/recommendations and GBV SOP
Participate in community services and other sector meetings in the camp to advocate for gender inclusion, representation and consideration of other potential risk factors to women and girls as identified during safety audits and women centre discussions
Participate in data interpretation and use it to identify information gaps/intervention areas and develop campaign messages
Identify and guide women &girls in the community who wish to be supported to access GBV services
Lead the community to participate in the key international events and commemoration of 16 days of activism against gender based violence and International Women’s day
Lead in organizing and facilitating trainings on gender/ GBV for partner staff ( national and incentive)
Support in the development and or adoption, translation and lead dissemination of relevant IEC materials and community engagement, dialogue and reflection tools to ensure ongoing engagement with various groups in the community to tackle the root causes of GBV
Prepare and submit accurate and quality (weekly, monthly and activity) reports on GBV prevention and outreach activities within set deadlines.
Contribute to quarterly, semi-annual, and annual donor reports.
Maintain an updated indicator tracking tool to measure project impact/outputs.
Submit monthly cash projections in line with spending plan for preventive activities
Supervise the Prevention and Advocacy/outreach officer and a team of volunteers engaged in GBV prevention activities in the community
A University Degree in Social work or relevant social discipline with at least five (5) year’s relevant work experience OR Masters Degree in Gender or social sciences with at least 3 years (3) years relevant work experience.
Have excellent community mobilization, facilitation skills and experience with participatory techniques
Knowledge of GBV prevention strategies i.e. EMAP, SASA a plus
Be committed to transformational change in attitudes and behaviors and learning starting with oneself followed by others
Be capable of facilitating discussions on GBV, gender and power with women or men
Experience working with camp-based populations/ rural communities desirable.
Ability to work independently with a high degree of initiative required.
Good IT skills: knowledge of MS Word; Excel and Outlook required.
Swahili and good English written and oral skills required. French a plus.
Share the common goal of preventing gender based Violence and promoting gender equality and respect for human rights.
Be willing to follow the guiding principles and code of conduct for humanitarian workers; Confidentiality, Safety, Respect and Non-discrimination
How to apply:
Applications for the position must include:
i. A cover letter illustrating your suitability for the position against the listed requirements.
ii. Detailed curriculum vitae showing contact address, email, and day-time mobile phone number(s) and three (3) referees, ONE being your last employer.
iii. ONLY copies of academic and professional certificates.
Applications will be considered valid if sent/received before 1700hrs Friday, April 22nd, 2016. Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.
Send your application to: John.Msinzo@rescue.org
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. IRC is an equal opportunity employer.