Roving Community Wellbeing Initiative Prevention officer – International Rescue Committee – IRC

Development and Project Management, Community Service

International Rescue Committee – IRC

The International Rescue Committee is a nonprofit organization that responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. In more than 40 countries and over 20 U.S. cities, our dedicated teams provide clean water, shelter, health care, education and empowerment support to refugees and displaced people.  

The IRC will put in place high-impact, cost-effective solutions that help people affected by crisis. We'll also use our learning and experience to shape humanitarian policy and practice in ways that improve the lives of more people worldwide. And in all of our work we will focus on breaking down each of the barriers faced by women and girls


The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. IRC has been working in Ethiopia since 1999 and is implementing integrated, community-managed programs aimed at improving the quality of lives and recover of livelihood of disaster-affected population’s through promoting individual participation, strengthening institutions and emergency response.

Scope of work/ job purpose:

Under the direct supervision of the Camp Manager and technical supervision of the Program Manager, the Roving CWI Prevention Officer will supervise the prevention activities in Tsore refugee camp and Tsore new site. The Roving CWI Prevention Officer will train and supervise refugee community workers and community activists to respond to GBV issues in the camps. This includes providing ongoing training and mentorship for community workers, community activists, developing a quarterly work plan, and using monitoring and evaluation systems to ensure high-quality services. The Roving CWI prevention Officer will encourage smooth communication, teamwork, and coordination among partners from the protection, health, legal, and psychosocial sectors committed to reducing the incidence of violence against women. Conduct workshops, training, and disseminating information to all relevant stakeholders and conduct prevention-related training for service providers to promote quality services.

Detailed responsibilities and tasks:

  • Direct support of the CWI prevention activities, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the program in the refugee camp. The position holder ensures that the CWI program is implemented according to the work plan and spending plan and that the project objectives and committed indicators are met.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all relevant partners including government and other agencies, other implementing partners, community leaders, organizations, and informal structures, and represent the CWI program in all partner meetings.
  • Facilitate training and workshops on GBV related issues for health care providers, CWI Staff, implementing partners, education providers, local authorities, women’s groups, refugee community leaders, religious leaders, youth groups, NGO workers, and any other identified groups.
  • Develop a quarterly work plan, monthly work plan, and monitoring plan in advance and provide for community workers and/or community activists in the camp for awareness-raising activities; and provide training when needed.
  • Identify community workers and/or community activist focal points in the camp. The Roving PO provides regular communication check-in, specific team leader tasks, and shares the communication/task plan with the Response Officer, CWI Manager, and Senior Officer.
  • Assist in prevention-related IEC and BCC materials, in collaboration with the GBV teEnsuringring messages are appropriate for the community and conducting pre-testing before dissemination.
  • Develop a Quarterly outreach plan in advance, based on case trends analysis according to the GBVIMS. An ongoing need for women and girls, including strategies to reach women and girls who are more isolated/have special needs, can contribute by the Response Officer for each camp.
  • In support of The CWI Assosa team, ensure the success of SASA! Implementation, including updated training materials, an adaptation of materials. The activities include SASA! Recruiting and supervising community activists, implementing monitoring and evaluation plans, implementing four SASA! Strategies, and ensuring appropriate GBV messages are given to the refugee communities.
  • Assist in and /capacity building to community workers to be able to support GBV safety audit activity as needed.
  • Monitor prevention supply and logistical needs, raise procurement requests of prevention activity on a quarterly basis in advance, and ensure adherence to all relevant IRC logistic policies.
  • Compile prevention monthly report and submit to CWI Program Manager, in collaboration with CWI Response Officer, by the 28th of every month.
  • Support Response Officer participation in coordination meeting with UNHCR, ARRA, police, legal justice, community leaders
  • Collect prevention qualitative and quantitative data, analyze, supervise and evaluate the result-based prevention activities. Share project data and information for problem analysis, planning, and evaluation along with the CWI Senior Officer and Manager.
  • Promote the participation of women, adolescent girls, and girl children in all matters affecting their life through the establishment of different clubs in school and through the organization of different outreach programs
  • Any other duties and responsibilities that can be given by immediate and technical supervisors
  • 3 years of meaningful experience with the first degree or 2 years of relevant experience plus a postgraduate degree in Social Work, Sociology, Public Health, Women’s Studies, or any other Social science-related field
  • NGO experience is a plus.

Skills Required

  • Basic supervisory/managerial skills.

Technical and report writing skills

  • Computer literate.
  • Fluent spoken and written English.
  • A clear understanding of gender, power abuse, and issues surrounding violence against women.
  • Able to maintain GBV and protection principle at all times
  • Experience in participatory techniques and community mobilization include facilitating the training.
  • Ability to lead, train, supervise, facilitate and motivate other CWI field workers in their respective tasks in a professional, respectful and supportive manner.
  • Positive and professional attitude, able to organize, maintain composure and prioritize work under pressure. Work overtime, when needed, and able to coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.

Able to organize, maintain composure and prioritize work under pressure, able to coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.