Community Wellbeing Initiative(CWI) Prevention Officer at International Rescue Committee – IRC

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  • Company: International Rescue Committee – IRC
  • Location: Ethiopia
  • State: My'ayni
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: - Development and Project ManagementSocial Science/Community

Job Description


The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the largest humanitarian agencies in the world, providing relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict reconstruction support to victims of oppression and violent conflict. IRC has worked for over seven decades in the world addressing both the immediate, life saving needs of conflict affected people in an emergency and the reconstruction needs in post conflict societies. IRC is committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and thorough accountability to those we serve.


Under the direct supervision of Camp and Program Manager, the CWI Prevention Officer will supervise the prevention activities in May Ayni. The CWI Prevention Officer will train and supervise refugee community workers and community activist to respond Gender related issues in the camp. This includes providing ongoing training and mentorship for community workers, community activist, develop a quarterly work plan and utilizing monitoring and evaluation systems to ensure high quality services. The CWI prevention Officer will encourage smooth communication, collaboration and coordination among partners from the protection, health, legal, and psychosocial sectors committed to reducing the incidence of violence against women. Conduct workshops, trainings and disseminating information to all relevant stakeholders and conducting response-related trainings for service providers to promote quality services.


  • Direct support the CWI prevention activities, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the program in My’Ayni in the Eritrean refugee Camp to ensure that the CWI prevention program is implemented according to workplan and spending plan and that the project objectives and committed-indicators are met.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all relevant stakeholders including government and other agencies, other implementing partners, community leaders, organizations and informal structures, and represent the program in all stakeholder meetings.
  • Facilitate trainings and workshops on gender and related issues for health care providers, police, CWI Staff, ARRA protection, education providers, UNHCR, local authorities, women’s groups, refugee community leaders, religious leaders, youth groups, NGO workers and any other identified groups in support with the CWI Senior Officer for all the Shire four camps.
  • Develop a quarterly work plan, monthly work plan and monitoring plan in advance and provide for community workers and/or community activists in each camp for awareness raising activities; provide training when needed and conduct monitoring site visit on a quarterly basis this including quarterly meeting.
  • Identify community workers and/or community activist focal point in each camp, provide regular communication check in, specific team leader tasks and share the communication/task plan with the Response Officer and Senior Officer.
  • Assist in prevention related IEC and BCC materials, in collaboration with CWI team, ensuring messages are appropriate for the community and conduct pre-testing before dissemination.
  •  Develop Quarterly outreach plan with the CWI Senior Officer and CWI Program Manager in advance, based on case trends analysis according to the GBVIMS. An ongoing needs of women and girls, include strategies to reach women and girls who are more isolated/have special needs can contribute by the Response Officer for each camp.
  • In support from The CWI Senior Officer, ensure the success of SASA! Implementation, including update training materials, adaptation of materials to include SASA! Recruiting and supervising community activists, implementing monitoring and evaluation plans, implementing four SASA! Strategies, and ensuring appropriate Gender related messages are given to the four Shire refugee communities.
  • Assist in and /capacity building to community worker to be able to support safety audit activity as needed.
  • Monitor prevention supply both financial and logistical needs, raise procurement request of prevention activity on the quarterly basis in advance and ensure adherence to all relevant IRC financial and logistic policies.
  • Compile prevention monthly report and submit to CWI Program Manager, in collaboration with CWI Response Officer, by the 28 th  of every month.
  • Support Response Officer  participation in coordination meeting with UNHCR, ARRA, police, legal justice, community leaders
  • Collect prevention qualitative and quantitative data, analyze, monitor and evaluate the result based prevention activities and share project data and information for problem analysis, planning and evaluation with the CWI Senior Officer and Manager.
  • Promote the participation of women, adolescent girls and girl children in all matters affecting their life through the establishment of different clubs in school and through the organization of  different outreach programs
  • Any other duties and responsibilities that can be given by immediate and technical supervisor

Job Requirements

  • First degree with 2 years of experience in Social Work, Sociology, Public Health, Women’s Studies, or any other Social science related field. Or diploma with 5 years of experience. 1 years of relevant experience plus post graduate degree.
  • NGO experience is a plus.
  • Related work and field experiences in counseling or social service provision with women and adolescent girls.
  • Demonstrated confidence in discussing intimate gender and sexuality issues.
  • Able to maintain GBV and protection principles at all times – including knowledge and practical application of the GBV Guiding Principles and PSEA.
  • Familiarity working in the region is an advantage.

Skilled required

  • Basic supervisory/managerial skills
  • Technical and report writing skills
  • Computer literate (ability to use MS office, word, excel, and outlook email applications very well)

Method of Application

External Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Internal Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Your application letter/cover letter must include the following information.
  • Name of the position you have applied for.
  • Date of application
  • Summary of your qualifications and experience
  • Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job.
  • Permanent Address and present address (if different from permanent) and telephone number, if possible, also email address
  • Disclose any family relationships with existing IRC employees.
Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply. Closing Date : 19 September. 2021
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