United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Job title: Prevention & Advocacy Assistant
Employment category: I
Reporting to: GBV Team leader
Location: Duty Station: Kibondo/Kasulu
The overall purpose of the role:
The Gender-based violence (GBV) Prevention and Advocacy Assistant works as part of DRC’s team under the direct supervision of the GBV Team Leader and the guidance and support of the Protection Coordinator. The role is based in Kasulu/Kibondo and will also support GBV Prevention and Advocacy Officer to conduct regular field visits to the host villages nearby Nyarugusu and Nduta refugee camps. The position holder will require working with women, men, boys, and girls both from Nduta/Nyarugusu refugee camps and the local community in the villages nearby the camp.
The GBV Prevention & Advocacy Assistant is responsible to work closely with the GBV Prevention & Advocacy Officer for the implementation of prevention and risk reduction activities, including risk identification, and efforts that mobilize the community and camp leadership in risk reduction and preventive strategies against GBV. This includes targeted awareness raising, outreach, and training on GBV issues affecting women, men, boys, and girls in the assigned refugee camp/village and partners to reduce risks/prevent GBV, and also raising awareness on GBV Prevention & legal services provided in the camp. She/he will work closely with other GBV team members, DRC sectors, and implementing partners.
• Participate/support in risk reduction activity and the identification of risks to women, men, boys, and girls in assigned refugee camps and host communities, by carrying out regular GBV safety audits situational analysis, and consultations with women, men, boys and girls and identify trends and changes in the context important for consideration in risk reduction activities.
• Work with GBV Prevention & Advocacy Officer to conduct, monitor, and report on the Engage Men in Accountable Practices (EMAP) activity.
• In collaboration with GBV Prevention & Advocacy Officer, GBV Prevention & Advocacy Assistant will conduct community mobilization and make the follow-up to address longer-term risks for women, men, boys, and girls, the inclusion of community consultation, feedback, and participatory approaches.
• Support GBV Prevention & Advocacy Officer to promote timely referral in awareness sessions, information dissemination for women, men, boys& girls in the community, promoting accessibility for GBV services.
• Participate in the preparatory meeting of key International events such as the Commemoration of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence and International Women’s Day.
• Prepare and share a minute of the various meeting that he/she will participate in and share with GBV Prevention & Advocacy Officer for her/his action.
• Work with GBV Prevention & Advocacy Officer to conduct/organize and facilitate training and workshops on gender and GBV-related issues for implementing partners, MHA, DRC staff, UNHCR, women’s groups, refugee community leaders, religious leaders, youth groups, NGO workers and any other identified groups
• Work closely with the GBV Prevention & Advocacy Officer for the development of GBV Program budgets/proposals in collaboration with the GBV Team Leader.
• In absence of the GBV Prevention & Advocacy Officer, GBV Prevention & Advocacy assistant will participate in other key sector meetings in the camp to advocate for gender inclusion, representation, and consideration of other potential risk factors for women, and girls.
• Work closely with GBV Prevention & Advocacy Officer in data interpretation and use it to identify information gaps/intervention areas and develop campaign messages to address GBV issues in the camp and host community..
• Collaborate with GBV Prevention & Advocacy to conduct risk monitoring of GBV to inform risk reduction activities.
• Conduct awareness on Men”s accountability in ending Violence Against Women and Girls.
• Support the existing GBV committee for tracking and reporting all GBV actions that happen in the zone/village to GBV Prevention and Advocacy Officer and GBV Team Leader for further action.
• Work closely with GBV Prevention & Advocacy Officer to prepare work plans and reports (weekly/monthly) on the activities and submit them timely to GBV Team Leader.
• Ensure full cooperation with other GBV Prevention and Advocacy assistants and act on their behalf during their absence.
• Identify and ensure the availability of resources needed for the implementation of GBV Prevention & Advocacy activities and share to GBV Prevention & Advocacy Officer on time.
• Perform any other activities assigned by the GBV Team Leader.
Data collection and reporting
· Support and work closely with GBV Information Management officer and M&E on program data collection.
· In collaboration with the M&E department, participate in GBV rapid assessment and/or other GBV program related-assessment, and contribute to the GBV overall intervention strategy based on feedback received from women, men, boys, and girls throughout community mobilization and engagement.
· Use of GBV Prevention M&E tools sufficiently and systematically.
· Build the knowledge and skills of Prevention/outreach incentive social workers and community-based groups to be able to advocate, respond and prevent GBV.
· Engaging with community activists and EMAP graduates to obtain the network and working relationship
· Communicate any incentive staff issue to the supervisor on time. Any recruitment of the new incentive staff must obtain supervisor approval.
· Attend and participate in training identified and organized by your supervisor.
· Follow any new procedures and guidelines designated in circulars from Country Director.
· Support the DRC Tanzania Country Strategy Action Plan implementation in the Kasulu and Kibondo field office, coordinate with other DRC actors particularly CBP, CP, and Safety & Access to Justice to achieve the DRC strategy outcome with the support of the Protection
Manager and Protection Coordinator.
· Report any violations of the DRC Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Code of Conduct (Tanzania and worldwide) as per the DRC reporting mechanism. The reporting of violations is an obligation on the part of all staff members.
· Assist where necessary in undertaking activities that aim to prevent the occurrence of sexual abuse and exploitation of refugees by DRC and other humanitarian workers.
· Represent DRC at interagency meetings as assigned.
· Assist in control and proper usage of stationery and other items relating to work.
· Perform other duties as may be assigned by your supervisor
· Take care of equipment and supplies for the job
· Ensure working equipment are in good condition.
· Assist with the development of budgets/proposals in collaboration with other senior staff.
· Reports immediately any security incidence/issue detected in the DRC premises.
Experience and technical competencies:
• Minimum of 1-2 years of experience in protection, preferably with experience in the field of humanitarian responses in refugee protection, working for an International organization, UN agency, relevant ministry, or local authority.
• Commitment to learning and implementing organizational policies and procedures and demonstrated organizational skills and ability to work in complex and difficult circumstances.
• Excellent skills in Microsoft Office like Ms. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
• Experience in implementing Gender Based Violence, Case management, referral-related activities, and awareness is desirable
• Field experience in an emergency context is highly desirable
• High level of personal initiative, analytical skills, and proactive problem-solving.
Cultural sensitivity, commitment, and understanding of the values of DRC. Good communication skills.
• Diploma in Social studies, Gender and Development and other relevant fields in a well-recognized college or university (preferred)
• Good proficiency in written and spoken English, and Swahili. Kirundi is an added advantage
• DRC program staff (protection and others)
• Refugees and donors
• Local Government and host Community representatives.
• Referral partners
Core competencies Basic Advanced Expert
Striving for excellence ☒ ☐ ☐
Collaborating ☐ ☒ ☐
Taking the lead ☐ ☒ ☐
Communicating ☐ ☒ ☐
Demonstrating integrity ☐ ☒ ☐
•Basic: I master the essentials, but may at times need help from others
•Advanced: I can work independently at full professional level.
•Expert: I am the go-to person when others need help.
DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:
- Professionalism, impact & expertise
- Humanitarian approach & the work we do
- Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
- Culture, values & strong leadership
- Fair compensation & continuous development
DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process.
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/about-us/job-and-career/support-for-job-seekers.
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