SGBV Prevention Officer at Alight: (Deadline 24 June 2022)
VACANCY – SGBV Prevention Officer
ALIGHT 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. ALIGHT presently works in and with partners in seventeen countries globally. ALIGHT has consistently operated in Rwanda since the year 1994, and today has a strong and committed team of over eight hundred personnel who include full time staff, community mobilizers and incentive workers– 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 Prevention/ Protection. Our work in Rwanda currently covers all the refugee locations and their kind Rwandan-host communities. And we are always looking to expand and, jointly with our partners, offer lasting impact with and for the communities we serve! ALIGHT is looking for a qualified, self-driven and committed individual to join its team as Prevention Officer based in any field site where ALIGHT operates.
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.
- Oversee the quality implementation 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 trainings to stakeholders in 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 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 programing
- Facilitate community dialogue sessions on GBV and child protection
- Establish a network of community mobilizers and train them on the basics 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 learnt on a quarterly basis
- Prepare required daily, weekly and monthly reports
- Participate in regular program coordination meetings with all actors in 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! 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
- Capable communicator in English and Kinyarwanda; including written
- Self-motivated and client-oriented with a strong sense of personal ethic, integrity and quality
- Comfort living and working in low resource areas, including daily work in refugee settings.
Interested and qualified candidates should submit 1page Cover letter, and updated CV (maximum three pages) and names, title and contacts of three professional referees, to include most current employer/supervisor (all in/as one document) – via email only to: RWJobs@wearealight.org with the POSITION applied for clearly indicated in the subject line. The deadline for submission of applications is June 25th 2022 at 16:00hrs. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Alight 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. Alight complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.
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