Position Title: Women Empowerment Officer.
Position Reports to: GBV Capacity Building Coordinator.
Field Site: Tripoli.
Date Needed: 1st, March 2020.
Essential Job Duties/Scope Of Work:
Women Empowerment Officers will be responsible for providing direct supervisions to the local implementing partners’ empowerment activities targeting the conflict-affected and non-/displaced women and girls and survivors of GBV in Tripoli and Sabha, Libya. Under the direct supervision of the GBV Capacity Building Coordinator (CBC), Women Empowerment Officers work directly with local implementing partners’ facilitators at their Women and Girls’ Safe Spaces, utilize the soft-skill building tool-kits for women and girls, identify the life-skill activities, establish community-based prevention and response structures, and ensure GBV guiding principles and survivor-centered approach are abided. Women Empowerment Officers will supervise the local implementing partners’ facilitators and work closely with GBV Officer to tailor the GBV messages in awareness raising activities, and to identify community-based risk mitigation strategies.
Under the direct supervision of GBV Capacity Building Coordinator:
– Capacity Building:
Support GBV CBC to identify and prioritize the capacity development needs of implementing partners in order to manage and deliver quality GBV response and prevention services.
Support GBV CBC to conduct capacity assessments and develop capacity development plan for the implementing partners.
Support GBV CBC to facilitate technical trainings and supervision to implementing partners
Provide implementing partners and stakeholders with technical support for utilizing data collection and assessment tools;
Provide technical support for implementing partners to develop awareness raising and IEC materials on diverse topics (GBV, health, hygiene, and disability).
– Women’s and Girls’ Empowerment:
Work closely with GBV Officer to develop WGSS SOPs, to adapt and tailor existing soft-skill and awareness raising tool-kits (Adolescent Girls Toolkit, IMC’s GBV Awareness Raising Tool-kits used in other operations).
Work closely with GBV Officer establish community-based committees (women committee and adolescent girls’ committee).
Work closely with WEO to create the ToRs of the committees and to hold regular meetings
Support implementing partner to train the committee members for GBV risk identification and safe referrals.
Support implementing partners to conduct safety audits and to develop community-based strategies with the committees.
Identify the needed life-skill activities and conduct focus group discussions with the target communities.
Support implementing partners to conduct awareness raising campaigns.
Work closely with medical and mental health teams to tailor health messages for the related awareness raising activities.
Tailor the existing curriculums for different age groups and different cultural backgrounds.
Ensure the safe referrals for the cases identified from empowerment activities.
Support the implementing partners to conduct intergenerational activities.
Ensure the inclusion of disadvantaged groups (elderly, disability and diversity inclusion).
Support MHPSS team for men’s and boys’ inclusion in GBV prevention and response in wider catchment areas.
– Monitoring, Reporting, and Assessment:
Hold regular meetings with implementing partners’ facilitators to monitor their progress.
Write weekly progress reports to GBV CBC;
Ensure the utilization of CommCare for data collection;
Provide timely inputs for monthly, quarterly and annual donor reports.
Provide inputs in the indicator plans and work plans as needed.
Participate when needed in project assessments: surveys, data collection, filling questionnaires and forms, data entry, conducting interviews with key informants, and focus group discussions with beneficiaries.
Regularly seek for community feedback following the activities conducted by the implementing partners.
Monitor the impact with regular focus group discussions with the participants.
Share regular progress reports about implementing partners’ activities to GBV CBC.
Undertake all other duties that may be requested by the line-manager and that are compatible with the job.
Bachelor’s degree in relevant field – law, social work, social sciences, public health, preferred;
At least 1 year of relevant experience with social work, education, or with a humanitarian NGO (master’s degree can be accepted as 1-year experience).
Clear understanding of and interest in the well-being of women and girls, and supporting their healing after the experience of violence.
Excellent understanding of and ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for beneficiaries.
Commitment to promote women and girls’ rights and stop GBV.
Basic computer skills including Microsoft Word.
Very strong communication skills, with good understanding of relevant cross-cultural and sensitive issues and ability to gain trust and to build relationships with local authorities and new communities.
Strict adherence to Humanitarian and Protection Standards, and GBV Guiding Principles, as well as organizational policies including Code of Conduct and Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.
Positive and professional attitude, including ability to lead and work well in a team setting
Strong ability to maintain composure, prioritize work under pressure, and work in a difficult environment.
Flexible with working hours.
Strong analytical skills and able to handle pressure well
Fluency in BOTH Arabic and English required.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
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