GBV Prevention Assistant

(National Position)

Position Title
GBV Prevention Assistant

Contract period
31 December 2019 with the possibility of extension (subject to funding)

Line Manager
GBV Prevention Officer

Staff Manager
GBV outreach Volunteers

Location
Based in Cox’s Bazar with daily field visits to the Rohingya Refugee camp

DCA (DanChurchAid) is a Danish humanitarian, non-government and non-profit organisation working in Bangladesh since 1971. DCA (DanChurchAid) is a faith-based, non-missionary organization. We work for the poor, vulnerable and socially excluded communities and believe in life before death.

The DCA Bangladesh invites applications from qualified and competent Bangladeshi candidates for the position of GBV Prevention Assistant for Rohingya Response Programme. The selected candidate will receive 6-month contract with possible extension.

Purpose of the job (Brief)

The Prevention Assistant will have a background in Gender Based Violence (GBV) and women’s rights to disseminate information and provide trainings to the community on issues related to women and girls. 

Key duties and responsibilities include:

Planning and implementation 

  • Work with the prevention officer to develop awareness-raising sessions for the community on women’s rights and other relevant issues as identified by GBV Program team.
  • Support the coordination of awareness-raising sessions that target adolescent girls in the camps.
  • Reporting the GBV concerns of adolescent girls/women in the camps to the prevention officer.
  • Support dissemination of information on existing WGSS services including working with other service providers to ensure community is aware of the available services.
  • Support the prevention officer and the outreach volunteer’s assessments, GBV rapid assessment, capacity building assessment.
  • Support WGSS team referral services for cases requiring monitoring, recording and reporting.
  • Actively contribute to sharing and exchanging information on all women’s protection concerns or rights violations including individual cases.
  • Supporting the WGSS in strengthening and functioning the referral pathways.  
  • When requested by the prevention officer, attend GBV program meetings on a bi-weekly or ad hoc basis.
  • When requested by the prevention officer, responsible for recording minutes and attendance at meetings and giving to the prevention officer for translation and dissemination.

Professional skills and qualifications needed in the position

  • Bachelor degree  minimum 1 year experience working with the issue of GBV
  • Knowledgeable in GBV and women’s rights
  • Experience working with refugees, women and girls, and implementing programs in vulnerable communities
  • Understands the challenges and obstacles women and girls face regarding cultural practices, norms, and society pressures.
  • Understands sensitivities of conducting outreach and awareness on violence related issues.
  • Ability to communicate sensitively and without judgment.
  • Emotional maturity and stability to deal with conflict and confrontation in non-violent way and maintain appropriate boundaries.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, ethnicity, and age sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Good communication and facilitation skills to work with community members and leaders on sensitive topics.

Language

  • Fluency in Bangla and Rohingya language is required.
  • Good in English (both writing and speaking)  

Only online applications consisting of minimum a CV and a cover letter will be considered. 

  • The candidate must have personal commitment to social equity and equal rights and opportunities and adhere to the staff policies of DCA on Sexual Harassment and Anti-Corruption.
  • DCA needs people with excellent interpersonal communication skills and a good team spirit.
  • Willingness to be flexible is essential.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • DCA promotes equal opportunities for women and men from different caste, ethnic and religious backgrounds and encourages them to apply for these posts within DCA.
  • For information about DCA visit www.danchurchaid.org

If any technical problem arises to apply using link please notify us at evco@dca.dk; Ms. Eva Costa

Closing date for applications: 16 June 2019

Application Link:

 https://www.danchurchaid.org/join-us/jobs/national-vancancies/gbv-prevention-assistant