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Community Mobilizer

Al-Mesalla Organization for Human Resources Development

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Terms of Reference

 Consultancy Title:                Community Mobilizer  

Duration:                               2023 

Duty Station:                         Bahrka-  Erbil/Iraq

 

Brief description

 Al-Mesalla Organization for Human Resources Development is a non-governmental organization registered in the Non-Governmental Organizations Department in the Federal Government and the Kurdistan Regional Government. Al-Mesalla has three programs: Nonviolence and peacebuilding program, which focuses on promoting peace and social cohesion within society, where our staff work to promote harmony and coexistence between different citizens, through the various activities that we implement in several Iraqi governorates. The women and Gender program focuses on empowering women to play an active role in society and this is done through specialized courses and training to help and empower women economically and build their capacities in various fields. Human Rights Program: It focuses on promoting community empowerment and building its capabilities in various fields, such as childhood development, economic empowerment, environmental development, and others. In addition, since June 2014, the Al-Mesalla has developed its services to the refugee and displaced communities in Iraq, where it hastened to provide emergency support to the displaced by working in the camps, to help them overcome the humanitarian crisis.

 

BACKGROUND

 

The Syrian Crisis has forced hundreds of thousands to seek refuge in neighboring countries, currently more than 500,000 Syrian are registered as refugees inside the region of Kurdistan/Iraq. And after the conflict between Iraq and the coming of ISIS, a huge number of IDPs are present in Kurdistan/ Iraq.

 

As is often the case in any humanitarian crisis, women and girls face increased risk of violence and in particular camp settings, where living spaces are confined, infrastructures are weak and activities are limited, therefore, tension arises and psychological well-being is disturbed.

 

Forms of gender-based violence became common with specific forms such as domestic violence, sexual harassment and abuse, trafficking, and to a lesser degree economic exploitation and early/ forced marriage. Al-Mesalla with the support of UNHCR is working toward providing services for SGBV survivors and working on the prevention of SGBV, PSE, and promotion of gender equality.


JOB DESCRIPTION
The primary function of the Community Mobilizer is to raise awareness of community members about Gender based violence (themes relating to prevention, mitigation and response to GBV), family protection, reproductive health, gender empowerment topics, and other important issues depending on the context. Mobilizers functions also include ensure safe and meaningful access and understanding of the displaced community to the services.

 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Generic Duties:

  • Establish connections with communities (particular focus on the refugee community as well as other displaced individuals) and mobilize community members to engage in community-based protection activities from Al Mesalla and other humanitarian partners as relevant.
  • Planning and conducting activities on special occasions (including awareness days, in event of emergencies or significant changes in circumstances, etc).
  • Developing and facilitating awareness lectures about GBV, empowerment, and reproductive health topics.
  • Awareness raising for the community about services provided, how to access services and any other concerns
  • Lead awareness-raising campaigns, including new means of awareness-raising when possible, including staying abreast of effective tactics for information sharing, retention, and enhancing action after awareness-raising sessions.
  • Keep the community informed and updated about the GBV projects and disseminate information appropriately.
  • Engage in project monitoring activities as relevant. This includes using information retention methods (such as pre and post-tests) when possible and where appropriate to ensure effective mobilization is occurring.
  • Assist in designing and planning capacity-building training for community members, service providers, and local authorities. Collaborate and consult with community members in order to understand the preferred and needed topics for this capacity building. Make suggestions to the community based on needs of the target population and the current context/market.
  • Draft status reports with photos, including a narrative evaluation, a summary of activities, and identified challenges and needs

Qualifications & Preferred Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, Political science, social studies, or any relevant educational background
  • Arabic and Kurdish languages are required.
  • Experience in emergencies and conflict areas strongly preferred
  • Relevant regional experience is strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with standards and guidelines for GBV programming and coordination
  • Ability to facilitate sessions, develop engaging content for group activities and build rapport and trust quickly
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently
  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations
  • Excellent decision-making skills
  • Team player and strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Good ability in computer applications, especially with MS Word and MS Excel, Team-building skills, able to effectively mobilize and motivate both staff and volunteers

How To Apply

Al-Mesalla implements an equal employment opportunity policy

and our recruitment process is based on merit.

Applicants and/or successful interview
candidates (both internal and external) are not required to pay any fees at any
stage of the recruitment process.

Al-Mesalla is an Equal Opportunity Employer Al-Mesalla 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.

NOTE:- Applications not meeting the specified minimum requirements or received after closing date will not be contacted. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Due to the urgency, Al -Mesala reserves the right to recruit any suitable candidates before the above-mentioned deadline

 

How TO APPLY

While this vacancy is open to both Internals and Externals, priority shall be given to qualified Internal applicants.

Please submit your CV and a Cover letter as a PDF or WORD to ([email protected]), other formats rather than PDF or WORD will consider corrupted and will lead to neglect application.

subject : Community Mobilizer – Bahrka

Deadline Date
2023-01-14
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