Community Wellbeing Initiative Manager, Asosa, Ethiopia

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Posted 3 days ago

Job Features

Job CategoryProject Management(NGO/International Org)

Community Wellbeing Initiative Manager

Assosa Ethiopia

Job Title: Community Wellbeing Initiative Manager

Sector: Community Development

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Location: Assosa Ethiopia

Job Description

Background: The International Rescue Committee one of the world’s largest humanitarian international NGOs provides 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 refuges 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.

Scope: Under direct supervision from the Field Coordinator and program technical supervision from the CWI Coordinator the CWI Manager is responsible for the initiation and implementation of the CWI program in the Assosa town and surrounding woredas. Ensuring program goals and objectives of the program are met. And that the program adheres to international best practice standards and the guiding principles around survivors: ensuring their physical safety guaranteeing confidentiality respecting their wishes rights and dignity and practicing non-discrimination. S/He will provide supervision and direction to the CWI project team with an emphasis on coaching and mentoring the staff to build their capacity. DETAILED RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS: Oversee the proper implementation and monitoring and evaluation of EU Trust Fund project in Assosa town and surrounding areas to ensure the program is implemented according to schedule annual quarterly month workplan and budgets-spending plan and that program objectives are well-met. Provide ongoing supervision leadership training and technical support and guidance to two CWI Assistants. Leading staffs’ capacity building activity to ensure a sustainable transfer of skills in which all staffs practices follow to GBV best-practice and principles when working with beneficiary especially GBV survivors and that all staffs use participatory approaches to working with the community in addressing beliefs and practices that condone or perpetuate psychosocial and physical harm against women and girls an ongoing support include structured-meeting and site visits. Provide consistency technical guidance oversight and support to the response team in provision of quality case management and psychosocial support services to ensure that; timely and quality services are provided training and consistently supervising and mentoring CWI Assistants. Establish coordination mechanisms with government and local service providers to ensure effective collaboration is in place. Lead in the update/establish of a functional GBV referral system Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs) maintain good GBV coordination mechanism with other actors to ensure comprehensive response intervention risk mitigation and GBV services provision at Assosa town. Lead in prevention program activity design of effective community outreach and engagement strategies to strengthen the protective environment for women and girls and maximize the community impact including engaging men and boys. Contextualize conduct lead and supervise trainings on GBV case management training referral pathways GBV Guiding Principles for working with survivors basic counseling Clinical Care for Sexual Assault Survivors Clinical Care for Child Survivors GBVIMS and other response related trainings for service providers. Oversee GBV safety audit activity and ensure consistency of its implementation and ensure the recommendation are followed and effective through coordination mechanism and community solution. Direct responsible for CWI program timely and quality monitoring and evaluation ensure good project monitoring and evaluation tools are in place/update and evident based documentation is in practices to demonstrate quality project progress impact learning and recommendation. Direct responsible for EU Trust Fund grant in collaboration with field/camp team; develop and maintain work plans spending and procurement plans. Participate in all grant opening and closing meetings tracking expenditures and ensure they are allowable according to IRC and donor compliance and regulations; review monthly BvA and bring any over/under expenditure miss-charge or double charging issues etc to the attention of the Field Coordinator/Finance team in a timely manner and jointly develop corrective plans. Timely informative and quality inputs to funding proposals including writing logframes and budgeting; and timely and quality inputs to project reports this include the completion of all section required CWI inputs. Any other duties and responsibilities that can be given by immediate and technical supervisors

Minimum Qualifications

MA 4 years or BA 5 years of relevant experience and with one year management experience Educational background in Social Science Three years direct GENDER BASED VIOLENCE programming/ training experience. Work and field experience will be considered in lieu of specific degree. Experience with direct counseling services is highly considered. Experience with GBV assessments is an advantage. Experience at facilitating trainings in GBV (IASC Guidelines/ Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse/ GBV Concepts/ GBV Prevention) is highly desired. Excellent oral and communication skills in English (with assessment of CV and letter of interest according to clarity presentation and grammar). Experience in GBV program management grant management /reporting/ proposal development. Fluency in English with additional Local Languages is preferable. Ability to deliver a high concise quality reports in English demonstrated experience in proposal development including practical experience with budgeting logframe development and writing of technical descriptions; and excellent English writing skills. Excellent computer skills: MS Word Excel Power point outlook and internet


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