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International Rescue Committee (IRC) – GBV Prevention Volunteer.

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Requisition ID: req27354

Job Title: GBV Prevention Volunteer

Sector: Women Protection & Empowerment

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Lodwar, Kenya

Job Description

The GBV Prevention Volunteer will be responsible for provision of psychosocial first aid support to GBV survivors & persons at risk. He/she will ensure complete care and treatment of GBV survivors through referrals to Case Workers for further case management. The position holder will support the WPE case workers in provision of psychosocial support and awareness raising activities which will be integrated with rights awareness sessions, PSEA, containment measures and any other general protection concerns.

Key Responsibilities:

PSYCHOSOCIAL FIRST AID

  • Provide professional and confidential services to survivors of GBV, grounded in the IRC’s holistic, survivor-centered case management approach.
  • Document client data accurately in the intake forms and consent forms and ensure they are under lock and key.
  • Ensure all work with SGBV survivors is confidential and that ethical practices are observed.
  • Participate in preparation of all relevant reports regarding the IRC’s psychosocial and outreach activities.
  • Mapping referral networks between partners implementing GBV.

COORDINATION AND NETWORKING

  • Maintain and strengthen existing networks through other service providers at the community level, to ensure that survivors receive quality services and support both at the agency levels.
  • Participate in capacity building trainings for the local partners around psychosocial support.
  • Strengthen and maintain networks with community leaders, women leaders, and service providers to ensure that survivors receive compassionate support from the community and to encourage greater communication, collaboration, and coordination among partners (protection, health, legal, and psychosocial sectors)
  • Identify new community structures to work with to ensure wholesome support to the clients.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND OUTREACH

  • Conduct sensitization, dialogue and mediation sessions with the wider population about GBV related issues.
  • Identify and strengthen Community structures through engaging community leaders, county govt and other stakeholders to ensure that the women & girls receive adequate support at the community level.
  • Support in the dissemination of relevant information during Community SGBV prevention forums and meetings.

MONITORING &DOCUMENTATION

  • Document all activities: Meetings, Trainings, and events, Field monitoring etc using appropriate documentation and reporting tools in the sector as required and ensure that all documents/data collected is properly and safely filed and stored.
  • Actively plan and submit weekly and monthly work plans and progress reports against set work plans using agreed reporting tools.
  • Develop, print and distribute IEC materials on behavioral change and awareness aspects.
  • Prepare and share weekly and monthly reports as required.

Others

  • Fulfil any other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Respect the code of conduct and policies of the IRC and the standards of the GBV team
  • Adhere and uphold the IRC Way (integrity, Service and Accountability) at the respective areas of work.

Key Result Areas

The GBV/WPE Kenya Programs’ goal is to enhance survivors’ utilization of quality services responsive to their needs and strengthen community-based structures and solutions to better protect women and girls, promote their empowerment to access opportunities, services, and support.

Qualifications

  • Certificate/Diploma in counseling and/or psychology, community development, gender studies or any social science.
  • Experience in psychosocial counseling, working with survivors of violence preferred.
  • Clear understanding of gender, abuse of power, and issues surrounding violence against women
  • Able to identify different forms of GBV.
  • Highly motivated, creative and compassionate person who is dedicated to ensuring that models of best practice are utilized.   
  • Able to uphold high ethical and professional standards.
  • Able to maintain the highest levels of confidentiality and respect for clients at all times.
  • Problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to promote the values of equality, non-discrimination, and human rights for all.
  • Experience in participatory techniques and community mobilization
  • Positive, highly motivated, innovative, with strong organizational and inter-personal skills.
  • Able to coordinate multiple tasks while maintaining attention to quality and detail. 
  • Able to work as part of a team.
  • Strong knowledge of computer applications, including MS Word and Excel.
  • Willingness to work in a hardship area.
  • Fluency in English, including writing clear and concise reports.

Standards of Professional Conduct: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowance.

Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.  International allowances are not available for this position. Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector. 

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and 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.

Disclaimer:

Please take note that International Rescue Committee (IRC) does not ask for any fees in connection with its recruitment processes.

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2 responses to “International Rescue Committee (IRC) – GBV Prevention Volunteer.”

  1. I am interested to volunteer for the post of GBV Prevention Volunteer.i have a passion for women and girls.
    Am sure I will be of benefit in your organisation as well expand my skills in a dynamic environment.

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