Women's Protection and Empowerment Prevention Officer
International Rescue Committee
Vinnytsia, Ukraine
4 днів тому

Job Description

WPE Prevention Officer

Duty station : Vinnytsia

Key working relationships :

  • Position Reports to : WPE Senior Officer, Ukraine
  • Position directly supervises : TBD
  • Internal collaborations within IRC : Child Protection team; Protection team; Economic Recovery and Development team; Health team.
  • External collaborations to IRC : GBV actors, organizations and agencies
  • The Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Prevention Officer will oversee GBV prevention, community engagement and risk reduction activities.

    These activities will focus on targeting communities on issues relating to GBV to using a variety of context appropriate methods .

    Specifically, the WPE Prevention Officer will be responsible for :

    1) Program implementation and quality : Proactively creating and developing GBV mitigation and community engagement activities, ensuring that best practice, WPE guidelines and approaches are being followed, specifically :

  • Train and support other IRC sectors and agencies in risk reduction and the identification of concrete actions they can take to increase women and girls’ participation and mitigate risks they face in the community.
  • Seek technical guidance and support from the WPE Senior Officer on activity development, implementation and available resources
  • Reinforce adherence to the GBV guiding principles throughout all WPE activities, and ensuring confidentiality of survivors, informed consent and respect for their wishes and decisions.
  • 2) Community engagement : Build and maintain relationships the communities, including local leaders, groups and organizations and actors, specifically :

  • Provide training to organizations and actors on GBV and risk reduction
  • Develop messages on the types of services available to survivors of GBV, where these services are available, how communities can support survivors to access services, and the consequences of GBV and the benefits of seeking care and support, using a variety of context-appropriate methods
  • Conduct a variety of community outreach and mobilization activities aimed at violence prevention and building supportive and protective communities towards women and girls;
  • Support distributions of risk reduction and dignity kits items and follow-on monitoring
  • 3) Administration and reporting : Lead WPE prevention program reporting (through direct implementation and support partners), including :

  • Prepare and submit weekly activity work plans in a timely manner to agreed-upon deadlines
  • Prepare brief daily report on activities conducted and submit weekly to the WPE Senior Response Officer
  • Complete all relevant tools for activities conducted
  • Contribute to monthly reports, including information on community engagement activities, community consultations, and progress made
  • 4) Coordination & representation : Engage with organizations and actors on identifying concerns and strategies that reduce risks faced by women and girls, collaboratively develop actions to address concerns.

    And where requested by supervisor, actively take part in coordination meetings relevant to WPE.

    5) Other : Support program quality by ensuring all activities are carried out in accordance with IRC policies and delivering duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs

    Requirements :

  • Language : Ukrainian required; if possible, English
  • Bachelor of Arts or Science in Social Work, Human Rights, Social Science, Public Health, Humanities or other related field, desirable
  • Demonstrated experience with community work, community mobilization and engagement, and working with women and girls affected by conflict / crisis
  • Ability to keep records and write simple and basic reports of activities would be an added advantage
  • Comfortable speaking about sensitive topics in an honest, professional, and thoughtful manner
  • Demonstrated understanding of and ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for clients / beneficiaries
  • Positive and professional attitude, including ability to lead and work well in a team setting
  • High degree of flexibility and strong ability to organize work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail
  • Computer literate, including Microsoft Word and Excel
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