Adolescent Girl Assistant

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

April 12, 2017
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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 Adolescent Girls Team Leader, the Adolescent Girl Assistant will provide capacity building trainings for identified female mentors, supervise and support mentors in girls sessions on Girls in focus curriculum, Facilitate protection through positive parenting and caretaking curriculum, 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 Adolescent Girls Team Leader based in Maiduguri Borno State, Nigeria and collaborate with other Adolescent Girl Assistants to ensure program quality and adherence to work plan.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: The Adolescent Girl Assistant will be responsible for:

·       Working closely with other project staffs to recruit girls and mentors participants. 

·       Supervise and support mentors on Girls in Focus twice a week facilitation with adolescent girls groups

·       Identify training needs and plan for CCS and psychosocial trainings for service providers including case management for survivors of gender based violence.

·       Facilitate and ensure delivering of Girls in Focus curriculum content with adolescent girls.

·       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 protection through positive parenting and caretaking 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 adolescent girls Team Leader.

Job Requirements

Min Required Experience:

Not Specified

Min Qualification:

Bachelor's Degree/HND

Desired Courses:

Not Specified

Other Requirements:

 

QUALIFICATION AND EXPPERIENCE:

·       Candidates should hold, at maximum, a bachelor’s degree in social sciences, education, economic, another 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 in responding to incidents of GBV.

·       Be able to maintain confidentiality 

·       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

 

Application Instructions:

Interested Applicants should send cover letter and resume in MS word with the position applied for clearly stated. Addressed to the Country Director, International Rescue Committee, Plot 902 Olu Awotesu Street, Abuja sent via Email to: IRCNigeria.Recruitment@rescue.org or hand delivered to Maiduguri Field Office on or before 25th April, 2017.  CVs will be reviewed on a rolling basis and only qualified candidates will be contacted. 

 

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability. 

 

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