Community Wellbeing Initiative(CWI) Prevention Officer(Re…

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Development and Project Management, Social Sciences and Community
Adi Harush and May Ayni, Tigray 
Career Level:
Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
Employment Type:
Full time

Job Description

About The IRC  

We are, one of the world’s largest humanitarian international Non-Governmental organizations, providing relief, rehabilitation and development support to vulnerable people and communities over 30 countries. We began work in Ethiopia in 2000 in response to severe drought in Ethiopia’s Somali region and are currently providing assistance to Ethiopians and refugees in six regions in Ethiopia, implementing emergency and development programs in health, water and sanitation, economic recovery and development (ERD), women’s protection and empowerment, education, child protection, and multi-sectoral emergency response

Job purpose

Under the direct supervision of Camp and Program Manager, the CWI Prevention Officer will supervise the prevention activities in the two Shire camps. He / She 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 frontline workers, community activist, and utilizing monitoring and evaluation systems to ensure high quality services. He / She 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 partners and conducting response-related trainings for service providers to promote quality services.

Key Job functions/responsibilities

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Directly support the GBV prevention activities, implementation of the program in May ’Ayni and Adi Harush refugee camps in the Eritrean refugee Camp to ensure that the 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 partners including government and other agencies, other implementing partners, community leaders, organizations, and informal structures, and represent the program in all partner 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 need 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 providing 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 28th 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 proven experience in Social Work, Sociology, Public Health, Women’s Studies, or any other Social science related field or diploma with 5 years of proven 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 always maintain GBV and protection principles – 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) 

How to Apply

Candidates who meet the above qualifications; please send your CV and application letter only through IRC career site:



Your application letter/cover letter must include the following information.

  • Name of the position applied for
  • Date of application
  • Summary of your qualifications and experience
  • Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job
  • Please include at least 3 references from current and former supervisors.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply!  

Standards of Professional Conduct on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and carries out policies, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

Gender Equality: We are committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and consider all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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