SGBV Prevention Officer.

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ARC works with its partners and constituencies to provide opportunities and expertise to refugees, displaced people and host communities – to better survive conflicts and crisis, and to rebuild lives of dignity, health, security, and self-sufficiency. ARC presently works in and with partners in ten countries globally.

ARC has consistently operated in Rwanda since 1994, and today has a strong and committed team of over 200 regular, full-time national staff and partners – implementing programs in Primary health care, RH, HIV and Nutrition, WASH, Shelter/Infrastructure, and SGBV & Protection.

VACANCY – SGBV Prevention officer

Our work in Rwanda currently covers all the refugee locations and their kind Rwandan-host communities. And we are always looking to deepen our work and, jointly with our partners, offer lasting impact with and for the communities we serve! 

ARC is looking for a qualified, self-driven and committed individual to join our team in the stated position – to be based full time in any one of the field sites (refugee camps) where ARC has active operations.

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The SGBV prevention officer will be responsible for leading community outreach activities to prevent SGBV in a specific refugee site. S/he will identify protection concerns for women, men, and girls and will share critical information through regular meetings, campaigns, and outreach. S/he will work with community-based protection mechanisms as well as community mobilizers to ensure the entire community is fully engaged in preventing and responding to SGBV at the assigned refugee site.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee the quality implementation of the SASA! methodology.
  • Provide technical support to program community activists and other structures working to prevent SGBV.
  • Support program associated local drama troupes to raise awareness on SGBV using SASA! drama skits.
  • Disseminate SGBV communication materials across assigned site.
  • Work with other partners to mainstream SGBV prevention and response in all refugee facing activities and services.
  • Engage refugee populations and share information through outreach, meetings, campaigns, etc.
  • Develop communication strategies and work with program team and communities to develop and test appropriate IEC materials
  • Co-facilitate relevant training to stakeholders in an assigned refugee setting.
  • Monitor protection concerns for women and girls, as well as men, and share any concerns with the actors providing various services.
  • Maintain good relations with community leaders in the assigned site.
  • Coordinate activities with all stakeholders to build strong working relationships with community members, government authorities, UNHCR and other NGOs
  • Maintain records of activities and produce regular reports
  • Work with program Case Workers and the community to develop an appropriate referral pathway.
  • Work closely with program Case Workers covering the Reception and Transit Centers for referral of cases
  • Contribute to a positive team environment
  • Participation in regular protection assessments, to inform effective programming
  • Facilitate community dialogue sessions on GBV and child protection
  • Establish a network of community mobilizers and train them on the basis of GBV and CP mechanisms.
  • Strengthen community-based protection mechanisms to effectively carry out SGBV prevention activities.
  • Collect, share and disseminate project best practices and lessons learned on a quarterly basis
  • Prepare required daily, weekly and monthly reports
  • Participate in regular program coordination meetings with all actors in the assigned site.

REQUIRED SKILLS, BEHAVIORS & EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Social work, Community Development, Psychology, human rights, or related field
  • Minimum of five years’ experience implementing SGBV protection programs, preferably in humanitarian or development settings
  • Knowledge or experience implementing the SASA! the methodology is an added advantage.
  • Experience in community mobilization, and training
  • Excellent report writing, communication, and analytical skills
  •  Proven record on non-use of violence or abuse against children
  • The capable communicator in English and Kinyarwanda; including written
  • Self-motivated and client-oriented with a strong sense of personal ethics, integrity, and quality
  • Comfort living and working in low resource areas, including daily work in refugee settings.

Interested and qualifying candidates should submit applications – to include 1 page Cover Letter, an updated CV (max. 3 pages), and three names (plus titles & contacts) of relevant professional referees - to the following email address only – with the position applied for CLEARLY indicatedRWJobs@arcrelief.org

Only applications received through the above indicated dedicated email address will be considered. The deadline for submission of applications is November 20th, 2019 at 12:00hrs. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.