American Refugee Committee (ARC)
American Refugee Committee (ARC)
Re Advertised; VACANCY – Community Engagement & Peace Building Officer AT American Refugee Committee (ARC) : ( Deadline : 20 OCTOBER 2019 )
Re Advertised; VACANCY – Community Engagement & Peace Building Officer
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 seventeen countries globally. ARC has consistently operated in Rwanda since 1994, and today has a strong and committed team of over eight hundred personnel who include full-time staff and incentive workers, and hundreds of community volunteers – implementing programs in Primary Health Care, Reproductive Health, HIV and Nutrition; also Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Shelter and general Infrastructure, Livelihoods/Economic strengthening, and Sexual and Gender-Based Violence / Protection. 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 qualified, self-driven and committed individuals to join our team in the stated position – based at and to serve full time in the new Gashora Emergency Transit Centre, Bugesera District – Rwanda.
PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
The Community Engagement & Peace Building Officer is responsible for leading and promoting full participation of ETM residents in all center activities including persons with specific needs. The incumbent will work with protection staff to identify protection concerns from Persons of concerns, collaborate and build relationships with volunteers, local community partners and service providers to conduct community engagement meetings, campaigns, and outreach—to address the identified needs. In addition, s/he ensures healing and peace, building initiatives are effectively implemented.
Lead and promote the full participation of ETM residents in all center activities including persons with specific needs;
Engage refugees and asylum seekers and share information through outreach, meetings, campaigns.
Develop communication strategies and work with protection staff and community members to develop and test appropriate communication materials;
Assess and document risky behaviors among Center residents to determine people-centered solutions
Coordinate activities with all stakeholders to build strong working relationships with community members, government authorities, UNHCR and other NGOs;
Inspire and promote community-based protection mechanisms and leadership among the ET center residents and provide for capacity strengthening for leadership structures.
Coordinate with partners to mainstream peacebuilding into other sectors
Roll out the empowering children as peacebuilders (ECaP) mode
EQUIRED SKILLS, BEHAVIORS & EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s Degree in Social science, Social work, Education or any other related fields with a minimum of five years of experiences in community engagement and peacebuilding preferably in emergency context;
Language ability in English required
Experience in training
Experience in community mobilization
Comfort in living and working in refugee settlement, including daily work;
Participate in extracurricular activities such as social activities, sporting activities, clubs and student organizations as directed 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 indicated: [email protected]
Only applications received through the above indicated dedicated email address will be considered. The deadline for submission of applications is October 20th, 2019 at 12:00hrs. However due to urgency to fill this position, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and a decision will be taken before the indicated deadline once suitable candidates are available. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
American Refugee Committee is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status. American Refugee Committee complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.