WPE Community Mobiization Assistant needed at International Rescue Committee

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Job title : WPE Community Mobiization Assistant

Job Location : Borno

Deadline : July 10, 2024

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Job Overview/Summary

The WPE Community Mobilizer will engage in raising awareness in communities about gender-based violence and other gender-related issues, to facilitate a change in attitudes and behaviors that condone and perpetuate gender-based violence.   This involves encouraging men and women to reflectively examine gender roles and inequalities to support a safer environment for women and girls, and to facilitate gender-inclusive development in the community.  Community Mobilizer will work with communities to develop and implement plans to improve the safety and security for all individuals in the community. WPE Community Mobilizer will collaborate and coordinate with other partners to facilitate an effective multi-sectoral approach to addressing GBV.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Raise awareness and promote changes in attitudes and behaviors regarding gender, gender equality and GBV.
  • Promote active community participation in prevention and response to GBV.
  • Develop and implement prevention strategies by ensuring the formation of community groups for response and prevention activities.
  • Work with the WPE Response team to facilitate Trainings and sensitizations to community groups, local partners and CBOs on GBV issues.
  • Promote the involvement of men and youth in GBV activities.
  • Utilize participatory methodology to assess community needs in relation to GBV.
  • Utilize participatory methodology and adult education techniques to assist communities in developing community-driven prevention and response plans.
  • Mobilize community to form ‘action groups’ for awareness raising and encourage greater self-reliance among women in the communities.
  • In collaboration with case worker ensure that women are engaged in psychosocial activities at the women’s centers.
  • In collaboration with WPE Case Worker and Trainer, Women action groups, Youth Groups, identify training needs of community members and carryout trainings in a consistent and appropriate manner.                                                                                                     
  • Liaise with community leaders, government agencies, IRC sectors, Partners to organize training and capacity building activities.
  • Promote women’s active participation in the leadership and decision-making of the community.
  • In collaboration with CWC Officer, Senior Case Worker and community members conduct safety audits in the camps to identify potential security risks areas and develop strategies to address them.
  • Assist WPE Program Manager, Senior Manager and Coordinator in strategic planning to ensure ongoing Programming.
  • Compile and summarize weekly statistics to M&E Officer for monitoring purpose.
  • Submit weekly narrative reports to WPE Program manager in a timely manner.
  • Communicate all obstacles/Problems to WPE Program Manager for further action.

Qualifications

  • Candidate must be a graduate from a reputable University.
  • At least 2yrs previous experience with community mobilization using participatory methodology.
  • Good interpersonal and problem-solving skills and flexibility.
  • Prefer experience with participatory /adult learning techniques.
  • Must possess interest and commitment to Human Rights, Gender Equality and Gender issues
  • Must be enthusiastic and creative.
  • Must be fluent in community language, spoken and written English. Fluency  in Hausa will be an added advantage
  • Proficiency in Word and Excel required.
  • Be able to work effectively in unstable, challenging, and fast-paced environments.
  • Ability to keenly observe confidentiality and discretion.
  • Ability to work as part of a TEAM.

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