Roving Senior Community Engagement Officer

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Social Sciences and Community
Gambella(Terpham), Gambela 
Career Level:
Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Employment Type:
Full time

Job Description

Vacancy Announcement



Job Title : Roving Senior Community Engagement Officer 

Reference number:


Vacancy posting date:

April 6,2022

Closing Date:  April 16, 2022 

Duty Station:             Gambella(Terpham) 

Employment Type:

Fixed term


As per the organization scale


International Medical Corps never asks job applicants for a fee, payment, or other monetary transaction. If you are asked for money in connection with this recruitment, please report to International Medical Corps at the website provided at the end of this document.  

About International Medical Corps

A preeminent First Responder, International Medical Corps provides emergency relief to those hit by disaster, and offers the skills needed to rebuild stronger. We train people – giving communities the tools and knowledge to be self-reliant and be their own best First Responders when disaster strikes again.

International Medical Corps focuses on the delivery of community-based primary health care.  We emphasize training and education, and prioritize hiring local staff – in fact, 96% of our field-based staff and health professionals are recruited from the local community. This helps to ensure that skills and knowledge are passed on and remain long after our programs have ended. Through the integration of specialties like emergency medicine, women’s health, nutrition services, water and sanitation, and mental health into the primary health care setting, we ensure that those we serve receive holistic, comprehensive care. The value of International Medical Corps’ integrated approach to community health and well-being and our emphasis on capacity building through training are critical for the long-term growth of ‘conflict and natural disaster-affected communities’ and ‘fragile states’.

 International Medical Corps never asks job applicants for a fee, payment, or other monetary transaction. If you are asked for money in connection with this recruitment, please notify International Medical Corps at  [email protected]

Job description Summary:   

Roving Senior Community Engagement Officer position is based in Terpham, with frequent travel to other refugee camps in Gambella. The incumbent reports to the GBV project manager on day-to-day community engagement activity implementation. She/he will be responsible in supporting GBV community engagement and women empowerment intervention in all refugee camps in Gambella. She/He will also support in GBV assessments/safety audit, capacity building and mentoring of GBV staffs, coordination with governmental actors and community structures, reporting and ensure logistical controls are implemented according to IMC protocols.


Detail responsibility and Task

  • Support in designing community engagement models and implementation
  • Incorporating and strengthen community engagement and feedback mechanisms into GBV prevention and response activities.
  • Assist in the management of the Refugee community-based organizations, including refugee committee coordination
  • Mapping of community-based structures and ensure AGD consideration.
  • Effective refugee representation at the regional level that is strongly linked with regional community structures.
  • Plan, organize and implement capacity building trainings (peaceful coexistence, conflict resolution mechanisms…etc) at the community level.
  • Complete weekly reports on project activities, including good quality activity photos, documentation of feedback from community engagement sessions, and the proactive sharing of lessons learned.
  • Support community-based skill building and business trainings
  • Strengthen peace committee and peaceful co-existence efforts between refugee and host communities.
  • Ensure communities are aware of the available services through community structures

Human Resource Management & Capacity Building

  • In collaboration with GBV program manager and Deputy GBV program manager, design and monitor capacity building strategies for GBV staffs
  • Ensure staff support and debriefing processes are in place, and that staff safety planning is conducted and regularly updated;
  • Develop, implement and promote effective team communication techniques and systems, including regular senior staff meetings;

Coordination & Collaboration

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all relevant stakeholders including Refugees and Returnees Services (RRS), UNHCR, Women’s, Children’s and Youth Affair, other partners and stakeholders
  • Mobilize stakeholders to participate in GBV coordination and risks mitigation meetings;
  • Collaborate with other IMC sectors and operations personnel to ensure that the program is properly supported and that all project-related operational activities are conducted according to IMC HR, Logistics, Finance and other policies and procedures;
  • In collaboration with the Gambella team, promote and represent the interests of the GBV program with regards to all relevant stakeholders;

Individual Guiding Principles

Ensure vulnerable women including survivors of GBV are safe at all times; Respect their wishes, rights and dignity; Keep their experiences confidential and do not discriminate them.

If you are asked for money in connection with this recruitment, please notify International Medical Corps at  [email protected] .

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in sociology, social work, psychology, Gender studies, Law or related experience.
  •   Have 4-5 year of experience in refugee/ humanitarian setting
  • Background in GBV, Human Rights and/or Protection.
  • Experience working in GBV programming, women empowerment, community engagement, peaceful co-existence and peace building, human right and protection.   
  •  Familiar with community mobilization approach and other behavioural change strategies, GBV guidelines, and standards.
  •  Experience in supervisory role and provision of training for stakeholders
  •   Previous experience living in a hardship environment.
  •  Excellent verbal and written proficiency in English is required; Knowledge of local language is strongly preferred; 
  •   Comfort in living and working in Terpham and on the roving base to other camps, including daily work in refugee camp. 

Website for reporting misconduct : . Please do not submit your CV or application to this website, it will not be considered for review

How to Apply

Interested applicants who meet the above requirements should submit their application letter and CV by clearly stating the position that you are applying   through  OR before April 16 ,2022

Female Applicants  are highly encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Note: IMC is equal opportunity employer and hence candidate from all background: religion, ethnic group, qualified women and people living with disabilities, etc are all encouraged to apply.

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