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  • Posted: Aug 26, 2022
    Deadline: Aug 30, 2022
  • We assist those in urgent need anywhere, anytime, no matter what the conditions, providing lifesaving health care and health care-related emergency services-often within hours.
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    Community Outreach Worker

    Job Summary

    As part of IMC’s gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response program, the Community Outreach Worker will work to increase the community’s understanding of GBV (including its causes and consequences) and to engage men, women, boys and girls in developing their own strategies to prevent violence and create safer, healthier communities. The Community Outreach Worker will also contribute to the weekly and monthly reporting of the Prevention component implemented in Damboa of Borno state.

    This position reports directly to the GBV Manager.

    Specific Responsibilities
    The responsibilities of the GBV Community Outreach Worker include, but are not limited to the following:

    Program Development and Implementation:

    • With support from the GBV Manager, and in collaboration with GBV community volunteers, conduct quarterly safety audits.
    • Participate in community asset mapping, training of GBV volunteers, and the development of communication materials and advocacy strategies as part of the broader prevention program strategies.
    • Support GBV Community Outreach Volunteers in developing and implementing weekly plans to prevent violence against women and girls in their communities.
    • Work with the Community Outreach Volunteers to disseminate information about the available services for survivors of GBV (Case Management and Medical Services) as well as group activities at WGFS for women and girls.
    • Identify and refer vulnerable women and girls to access services and material support at the WGFS in accordance with their level of vulnerability and needs.
    • In collaboration with the GBV Women Center Facilitator, facilitate awareness raising in the community using the EMAP framework.
    • Support other prevention and awareness activities as needed, including 16 Days of Activism and International Women’s Day Celebrations.

    HR Management & Staff Support:

    • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.
    • Adhere to IMC procedures in preparing the necessary documentation for procuring training approval, materials, and payments for vendors etc, in a timely and efficient manner.
    • Contribute to the positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organization’s Code of Conduct.
    • Consider security implications of all program activities, reviewing all new initiatives with staff teams and community leaders.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • University Degree in Social Science, Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, etc
    • Two to three years of experience in GBV prevention and response.
    • Clear understanding of gender, abuse of power, and issues surrounding violence against women and girls.
    • Strong background of human rights and familiarity with practical challenges faced by displaced and other vulnerable persons.
    • Experience conducting assessments and a willingness to help plan assessments;
    • Interest in building staff capacity through trainings, coaching, mentoring, etc.;
    • Ability and willingness to work during irregular working hours when needed.
    • Experience developing and facilitating trainings and workshops;
    • Strong computer skills (Excel, Microsoft, PowerPoint and Outlook)
    • Fluency in English (written and spoken) Hausa and Kanuri is a must.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with staff and other stakeholders
    • Proven ability to work and live in very basic living conditions in deep field locations.
    • Ability to work under pressure, with minimal supervision,
    • Self-starter.
    • Resident of Damboa is a must.
    • Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:
    • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.
    • Any other duties that may be assigned from time by supervisors

    Compliance & Ethics:

    Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.

    Equal Opportunities

    International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.
    Due to the urgent need of the position applications received will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

    International Medical Corps never asks job applicants for a fee, payment, or other monetary transaction. If you are asked for money in connection with this recruitment, please report to International Medical Corps at the reporting email address provided at the end of this document. International Medical Corps’ Reporting email address:  Please do not submit your CV or application to the reporting email address, it will not be considered for review.

    Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: using the position as subject of email.

    Candidates MUST state the position and location they are applying for as the Subject of their email, application letter and curriculum vitae should be in a single Microsoft Word Document, otherwise applications will not be considered.

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