GBV Prevention Officer

(National Position)

Position Title
GBV Prevention Officer

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

Line Manager
GBV Coordinator

Staff Manager
Outreach workers, 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 Officer for Rohingya Response Programme. The selected candidate will receive 6-month contract with possible extension.

Purpose of the job (Brief)

The Prevention Officer 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. In this position the prevention officer will also work with service providers in the area to provide information about GBV program and create a referral pathway to enable effective case management.  In this position the focus will be working in refugee camps. The prevention officer will also be engaged in assessment of risks faced by women and girls in the targeted communities and development of response strategies.

Key duties and responsibilities include:

Planning and implementation 

  • With support from GBV Coordinator, initiate, and carry out all community outreach, mobilization, and risk mitigation activities in selected communities.
  • Conduct community awareness sessions, mobilize new and existing community groups, and carry out training and capacity building of community members on issues relating to women and girls, focusing on GBV in refugee camps. 
  • Provide information sessions with women and girls in the community to disseminate information about available services.
  • Conduct safety audits by means of community-level interviews with key informants such as community and religious leaders, local service providers, and focus group discussions with IDP and host community women and girls on needs and problems faced by women and girls.
  • Carry out service mapping of all available services and assistance provided to women and girls by INGOs, NGOs, other humanitarian actors and government agencies.
  • Build relationships with communities targeted by the project and community leaders to provide education and facilitate discussion on GBV and other issues facing women and girls.
  • With support from the outreach volunteers from refugee communities, plan and conduct a GBV awareness raising sessions that target adolescent girls in the camps. Furthermore, working on reporting the GBV concerns of adolescent girls with GBV Program team and the stakeholders to be addressed.
  • Implement coordination meetings between service providers to establish a referral pathway.
  • Jointly work with IRC’s Protection team members to conduct field visits and collaborate on activities.
  • Make regular trips to assigned refugee camps and maintain a regular field presence.
  • Develop work and movement plans outlining what tasks will be completed and when.
  • Document all outreach and mobilization activities in an accurate and timely manner using agreed tools.
  • Provide field visit reports, assessment reports, and narrative reports to the GBV coordinator.
  • Assist with formal data gathering for planning purposes and for participatory.
  • Participate in workshops, meeting and trainings.
  • Any other duties requested by the GBV coordinator and the GBV manager.

Report project progress and monitor project activities

  • Prepare regular situation update reports of WGSS centres.
  • Prepare weekly monthly/quarterly progress report. 
  • Organize and participate in frequent and regular monitoring visits including with donors, if required.
  • Co-facilitate project review workshop in coordination with project team members.
  • Monitor data collection to ensure that staff collects data in safe and ethical ways.

Staff Supervision & Development

  • Provide ongoing supervision, support, mentoring and guidance to social workers to ensure service delivery meets the highest quality standards and adheres to GBV best practice and guiding principles.
  • Hold regular planning and debriefing sessions with team members at community based safe spaces.
  • Carry out performance evaluation and ensure the documentation for direct reports is in place and followed up regularly.
  • Mentor and support staff professional development and foster a positive team spirit to encourage innovative and quality programming.
  • Ensure direct reports understand and follow DCA and donor Policies and Procedures.

Professional skills and qualifications needed in the position

  • Bachelor degree in relevant field (Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Gender Studies, etc.) but we preferred for Psychology background and 1 (One) year of relevant experience
  • Experience in counselling, social work, women’s sexual and reproductive health, or others related field
  • Clear understanding of and interest in the wellbeing of women and girls, and supporting their healing after the experience of violence
  • Understanding of case management, psychosocial support and life skills programming to promote survivor healing and recovery
  • Demonstrated understanding of and ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for survivors.
  • Positive and professional attitude, including ability to lead and work well in a team setting
  • Strong ability to maintain composure, prioritize work under pressure, and work in a difficult environment

Language

  • Fluency in 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-officer