GBV Outreach Worker
Norwegian Church Aid ('NCA')
Cross River
8d ago
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    Norwegian Church Aid ('NCA') is a member of the ACT Alliance and works with people and local actors, especially Faith-based actors in many countries where it works in their struggle to eradicate poverty and injustices.

    We provide humanitarian assistance in disasters and work for long-term development in local communities and societies. In order to address the root causes of poverty, we advocate for just decisions by public authorities, businesses and religious leaders.

    NCA has a presence in Nigeria to respond to the Humanitarian crisis in Northeast Nigeria and will scale up an emergency response in the Cross River states.

    NCA has its core competencies in Gender Based Violence and Water Sanitation and Hygiene. NCA has its strengths in works and invest in local partners ensures building their capacities are built from the onset of response, in order to enable them have the capacity to respond in a long-

    term intervention including recovery and development.

    Department / Sector : GBV / Protection.

    Number of positions : Job location :

    Job location :

    Monguno, Ngala, Pulka / other project location.

    Reporting to :

    Gender Based Violence Advisor

    Start date : 1st September

    1st September

    JOB PURPOSE. The GBV Officer will be responsible for the timely and quality delivery of field level activities with technical support from the GBV Advisor.

    She / he will manage the team there and ensure the smooth running of program in close coordination with other GBV / Protection actors.

    She / he will ensure that survivor centered approach is adhered to and GBV survivors and other vulnerable women and girls receive prompt and comprehensive services.

    MAIN DUTIES

    Oversee case management including follow up on referrals and action plans, and support services provided to GBV survivors, ensuring that the survivors receive the minimum packageWork closely with the GBV Advisor to Initiate planning for longer-

    term GBV prevention and response activities, including referral pathway and standard operating proceduresMaintain, monitor and measure GBV project implementation and contribute to effective information management on GBV survivors, adhering to the national guidance on case management of survivors and the SOPsClosely work with case workers, outreach workers etc to ensure that best practices are respected and international standards are met in responding and preventing GBVParticipate in capacity building initiatives for staff, partners and other stakeholders to ensure quality and comprehensive delivery of project activitiesDevelop plans and activities in line with project.

    Facilitate the setting up and functional safe spaces for women and girls and supervise all safe space activities and community outreaches.

    Conduct monitoring of program activities and ensure standards are followed.Facilitate the formation of Adolescent girls groups through the engagement of care givers / parents and ensuring their inputs into the design of the AG is ensured.

    Oversee the case management of the program and supervise case workers to implement effectivelySupport staff to identify and link vulnerable girls to child protection actors and other service providers based on need to access support and careOverall management of field based activities.

    Conduct monitoring to partner activities in their various locations in close coordination with the M&E officer as may requested by supervisor.

    Submit quality reports as scheduled including but not limited to weekly, monthly etc.Carryout any other duties as outlined by the supervisor.

    Required knowledge, skills, experience, and qualification.

    Proven experience in similar function desirable.Experience in GBVIMS and case managementDegree in psychology, social sciences, public health, nursing required.

    Two years and above experience in similar position or relatedFlexible and willing to work in rural communities especially field basedAttended trainings on GBV and is aware of protection issues.

    Supervisory experience.Fluency in English, additional fluency in Hausa and Kanuri an advantage.Good interpersonal skills to establish effective working relationships with all staff and key stakeholders externally.

    Able to communicate effectively at all levels within the organisation, including relevant staff working for the NCA.Computer literate especially micro soft work, excel database and power point.

    Knowledge of other software an advantage.Willingness and ability to take initiative not only in identifying problems but also in suggesting and implementing solutions.

    Self-starterWillingness to travel and stay in remote areas as required.

    NCA’S COMMITMENTS

    NCA is committed to following the following policies, standards and commitments and all staff are equally expected to conform to their requirements :

    Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP)Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-

    Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Disaster ReliefACT Alliance Code of ConductSPHERE Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster ReliefNCA Nigeria Security PlanNCA Nigeria Staff Handbook

    Department / Sector :

    Protection and project management.

    Number of positions : Job location :

    Job location : Maiduguri

    Reporting to :

    Gender Based Violence Advisor

    Closing date : 21 / 08 / 2018

    1st September,2018.

    JOB PURPOSE. The purpose of the job is to mainly to carryout community outreach, sensitization and awareness raising interventions to reach a wider coverage of the beneficiaries and communities on GBV related issues and engage in prevention related activities including economic empowerment activities through the Village Savings and Loan association.

    The position holder will also be actively engaged in providing information to women and girls on available services and referrals and supports to women and girls.

    MAIN DUTIES

    Assist in the establishment of the women and girls safe spaces in the identified camp / location.Create and maintain a positive and fruitful relationship with women, girls and the general community.

    Carry out community sensitisation, awareness raising and education activities in the camps, and other locations in the communities basedFacilitate supports to women and girls who visit and may want to visit the safe spaces to access services and other supports.

    Engage men and boys on GBV prevention related activitiesProvide referrals to vulnerable women, girls, and especially GBV survivors to access services available in the community and at the safe spaces.

    Closely work with the caseworkers, GBV officer in the formation of the Adolescent girls group with consultation and engagement with their parents.

    Carry out weekly adolescent girls sessions as agreedCarryout the economic empowerment activities as agreed and especially the VSLA for women and girls.

    Plan and implement agreed project activities with support from supervisorConduct outreach activities to encourage women and girls to seek health care and other services.

    Ensure that a psychosocial approach / perspective is employed in all work activities and decisions and that these reflect the priorities and best interests of women and girls been assisted.

    Establish regular coordination and liaison with community leaders, NGOs, service providers and local organizations especially at the reception centers / transit centers etc.

    Ensure that all program activities create a neutral and supportive environment for women and girlsEnsure strict adherence to NCA / ACT code of conductAssist in the formation and facilitation of women only VSLA groups in based location.

    Requirements

    Must be able to maintain confidentialityUniversity Degree or its equivalent in community / rural development / education, social sciences, or equivalent is a requirement.

    Previous social work and or community engagement work experience or experience working with women and girls and communities affected by conflict required.

    Good training, communication and facilitation skills necessaryAbility to speak good English. Fluency in Hausa and / or Kanuri an advantage plus any other language in the area specific to the jobKnowledge of Word and Excel programs preferredWilling to stay and work remote locations, field.

    Flexible and can adapt to prevailing environment.Computer literate especially micro soft work, excel database and power point.

    Knowledge of other software an advantage.Self-starter

    NCA’S COMMITMENTS

    NCA is committed to following the following policies, standards and commitments and all staff are equally expected to conform to their requirements :

    Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP)Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-

    Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Disaster ReliefACT Alliance Code of ConductSPHERE Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster ReliefNCA Nigeria Security PlanNCA Nigeria Staff Handbook

    Method of Application

    PLEASE ADDRESS ALL APLLICATIONS TO

    THE HEAD OF MISSION, NORWEGIAN CHURCH AID,

    14 NTA QUARTERS, MAIDUGURI.

    NIGERIA.

    Please send all applications to not later than 21st August, 2018 or and at 16 : 00 latest.

    Please include two referees in your applications, of which one must be a recent supervisor from your former organisation / institution.

    FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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