WPE Prevention Officer

  • Contract
  • Odessa
  • Posted 2 months ago

IRC - International Rescue Committee

Requisition ID: req51955

Job Title: WPE Prevention Officer

Sector: Women Protection & Empowerment

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Odesa, Ukraine

Work Arrangement:

Job Description

Duty station: Odesa

Key working relationships:
Position Reports to: WPE Coordinator, WPE Senior Manager, WPE Manager, WPE Senior Officer
Internal collaborations within IRC: Child Protection team; Protection team; Economic Recovery and Development team; Health team.
External collaborations to IRC: GBV actors, organizations, and agencies 

The Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Prevention Officer will oversee GBV prevention, community engagement and risk reduction activities. These activities will focus on targeting communities on issues relating to GBV to using a variety of context appropriate methods. Specifically, the WPE Prevention Officer will be responsible for: 

Program implementation and quality: Proactively creating and developing GBV mitigation and community engagement activities, ensuring that best practice, WPE guidelines and approaches are being followed, specifically:

Provide training to organizations and actors on GBV and risk reduction.
Develop messages on the types of services available to survivors of GBV, where these services are available, how communities can support survivors to access services, and the consequences of GBV and the benefits of seeking care and support, using a variety of context-appropriate methods.
Conduct a variety of community outreach and mobilization activities aimed at violence prevention and building supportive and protective communities towards women and girls.
Support distributions of risk reduction and dignity kits items and follow-on monitoring

Administration and reporting: Lead WPE prevention program reporting (through direct implementation and support partners), including: 
Prepare and submit weekly activity work plans in a timely manner to agreed-upon deadlines
Prepare brief daily report on activities conducted and submit weekly to the WPE Senior Officer
Complete all relevant tools for activities conducted
Contribute to monthly reports, including information on community engagement activities, community consultations, and progress made

Coordination & representation:  Engage with organizations and actors on identifying concerns and strategies that reduce risks faced by women and girls, collaboratively develop actions to address concerns. And where requested by supervisor, actively take part in coordination meetings relevant to WPE.

Other:  Support program quality by ensuring all activities are carried out in accordance with IRC policies and delivering duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs

Language: Ukrainian, English required
Higher education with at least a bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Human Rights, Social Science, Public Health, Humanities or other related field, desirable
Demonstrated experience with community work, community mobilization and engagement, and working with women and girls affected by conflict/crisis
Ability to keep records and write simple and basic reports of activities would be an added advantage
Comfortable speaking about sensitive topics in an honest, professional, and thoughtful manner
Demonstrated understanding of and ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for clients/beneficiaries
Positive and professional attitude, including ability to lead and work well in a team setting
High degree of flexibility and strong ability to organize work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail
Computer literate, including Microsoft Word and Excel


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