Women Protection & Empowerment Adolescent Girls Assistant – International Rescue Committee

Scope of Work
Gender-based violence (GBV) is a serious human rights and public health issue affecting women and girls around the world. It impacts all aspects of women and girl’s physical, emotional, psychological and social well-being. It has harmful consequences for the individuals who experience it, their families, and communities as a whole.
The IRC’s Women’s Protection Empowerment team implements a multi-sectoral GBV prevention and response program which engages multiple organizations and actors from the IDP and NGO community, UN agencies and all sectors of IRC. The Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) program has developed ‘My Safety, My; Wellbeing’ (MSMW) curriculum to equip adolescent girls with key knowledge and skills to help them to reduce, prevent and respond to Gender Based Violence (GBV).
The curriculum has been organized in a way to enable girls to develop trust amongst themselves and with the facilitators and it is separated into two parts; 10-14 and 15-19. 20 girls in a group will enroll in 24 two-hour sessions over the course of 12 weeks. Skills-building sessions address topics such as communication, decision making, confidence and problem solving, each with a specific focus on GBV, early marriage etc.

Summary Statement of Duties and Responsibilities
Under the leadership of the Senior WPE Program Manager, the Adolescent Girl Assistant will conduct an assessment to identify adolescent girls and mentors based on criteria, provide trainings for mentors, conduct sessions for adolescent girls, female and male parents, supervise and support mentors using the Girls in Focus curriculum.
Facilitate protection through positive parenting and caretaking, host community meetings on girls’ safety and protection and make referrals to relevant service providers when the need arises in assigned duty station.
Detailed Responsibilities and Tasks:
The Adolescent Girl Assistant will report to the WPE Senior program Manager who will be based in Mubi, Adamawa State, Nigeria and in collaborate with other Adolescent Girl Assistants to ensure program quality and adherence to work plan.

Key Responsibilities
Carrying out an assessment to identify adolescent girls and mentors using an established criteria.
Working closely with other project staffs to recruit girls and mentors participants.
Conduct trainings for mentors using the Girls in Focus curriculum.
Supervise and support mentors on Girls in Focus twice a week curriculum facilitation with adolescent girls
Identify training needs and plan for CCS and psychosocial trainings for service providers including case management for survivors of gender based violence.
Monitor and ensure delivering Girls in Focus curriculum content.
Provide basic psychological first aid and support adolescent girls to access social services if needed
Promote and support girls to practice knowledge and skills acquired.
Conduct monthly parents discussion sessions using Girl in Focus Mothers and Fathers curriculum
Organizing group educational and social activities, and holding regular, individual meetings with mentors.
Host coordination meetings with community stakeholders, parents etc.
Working closely with school authorities, teachers and parents to ensure that girls’ stay in school
Collect, compile, summarize and submit weekly report on Adolescent girls activities to senior program manager
Any other duties to enhance the smooth running of the project.
Qualification and Experience
Candidates should hold, at maximum, a bachelor’s degree in social sciences, education, economic, any other human development related field or equivalent of experience.
Have at least two years’ experience working with girls and/or women and coordinating with social service agencies
Participated in social groups and have an understanding of group dynamics and processes.
Have a thorough understanding of gender based violence that affects the lives of women and girls and willingness to increase skills and knowledge to respond to reporting of GBV appropriately
Candidates should have capacity building, facilitation and training experience
Is able to adapt and work under pressure, possess strong interpersonal and intercultural skills that enable her to work well with a diverse team.
Be willing to travel to and from project implementation sites regularly.
Be fluent in English and local languages
Be flexible to meet job demands and is a TEAM PLAYER.
Work Environment
Adamawa is security phase 3, orange. The Adolescent Girl Assistant will be required to respect the various security protocols in place in country and coordinate with other sectors for movement.

Monthly salary, 13Month Salary Inclusive, Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months.

Application Closing Date
24th November, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s and applications addressed to the “Country Director IRC” via: IRCNigeria.Recruitment@rescue.org
Hand delivered application should be sent only to the IRC field office in Yola or Mubi Office, Adamawa State.

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