Adolescent Girls Programming Officer

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. IRC has been working in Ethiopia since 1999 and is implementing integrated, community-managed programs aimed at improving the quality of lives and recover of livelihood of disaster-affected population’s through promoting individual participation, strengthening institutions and emergency response.

Job Overview:

The Adolescent Girls Programming Officer will be primarily responsible for supporting all aspects of Adolescent Girls programming in Adama resettled IDP sites. In addition he/she is responsible to supports a project designed to equip adolescent girls in Adama resettled IDP sites with the skills and experiences necessary to make healthy, strategic life choices as well as promote the safety, prevention of and response to violence against adolescent girls.

Length of Employment – until April 2020 with possibility of extension.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Participate in assessments, and contribute to the overall intervention strategy based on feedback received from girls throughout the AG programming;
  • Strictly adhere to GBV guiding principle while engaging with AG and their parents/care givers;
  • Supervise and capacitate mentors formally and informally to provide quality life skill sessions through training, daily mentoring, weekly meeting, and applying regular knowledge and skills assessment tools;
  • In collaboration with implementing partners and community leaders, develop a selection criteria of adolescent girls to engage them in life skill curriculum sessions;
  • Support in contextualization and adaptation of Girl Shine Curriculum into the local community context;
  • Conduct Adolescent Girls Programming related capacity building trainings for mentors, community leaders, implementing partners and parents/care givers;
  • Directly engage with adolescent girls and parents as required, and work with mentors to ensure the quality of the program;
  • Coordinate with BoWCA when there is a need to provide case management service for adolescent girls;
  • Develop monthly and weekly activity plans for mentors;
  • Monitor supply and logistical needs of AG safe space and ensure adherence to all relevant IRC logistic policies;
  • Build a relationship with all relevant GBV program stakeholders, community leaders, and parents/care givers in the camp and local community to encourage greater communication, collaboration and coordination;
  • Work closely with local actors particularly with schools, Women and Children Affairs Office, health and legal actors to strengthen coordination; and
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation activities including in assessments and surveys.

Job Requirements

Education : BSc Degree/Post Graduate Degree in Psychology, Social Work or related Social Science fields.

Work Experience : 3 years for BSc Degree holders & 2 years for MSc Degree holders.

  • Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:
  • Related work and field experiences in social service provision with women and girls;
  • Able to maintain protection principle at all times;
  • Ability to use MS office, excel, email and PowerPoint applications very well;
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills; and
  • Able to organize, maintain composure and prioritize work under pressure, able to coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to details.
  • Language Skills: Fluent spoken and written English. Knowledge of Afaan Oromo is plus.

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