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The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
IRC has been present in Nigeria since 2012 when the organization responded to flooding in Kogi state. In response to the Boko Haram insurgency, in early 2014 IRC opened a field office in Mubi town of Adamawa state followed by offices in Yola (Adamawa state) in November 2014, Maiduguri (Borno state) in October 2015, and Monguno (Borno state) in October 2016. IRC is currently implementing programs in Health, Child Protection, Food Security, PRoL, WASH, Nutrition and Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) in three States in northeastern Nigeria.
Adolescent Girl Assistant
SECTOR: Women’s Protection and Empowerment
GRADE LEVEL: 9A
REPORTS TO: Psychosocial Support Officer
DUTY STATION: Mubi, Adamawa States, Nigeria
LENGTH: 4 months
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 ‘Girl Shine’ 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 twice a week girls session on Girls Shine 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 Psychosocial Support officer based in Mubi, Adamawa State, Nigeria and collaborate with other Adolescent Girl Assistant to ensure program quality and adherence to work plan,.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: The Adolescent Girl Assistant will be responsible for:
QUALIFICATION AND EXPPERIENCE:
Be fluent in English and local languages
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.
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.
Monthly salary, 13Month Salary Inclusive, Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months.
Applicants should submit their applications addressed to the Country Director IRC
Hand delivered application should be sent only to the IRC field office in Yola and Mubi