• Required No. of Employee's : 1
  • Salary : 0.00
  • Duration of Employment : Full Time
  • Prefered Sex : Male/Female
  • Sector of Vacancy : HUMANITARIAN

Qualification/Work Experience :

  • Education Required A relevant University degree in social sciences, international development, human rights or similar area OR demonstrable equivalent knowledge gained through professional experience. Preferred Higher (master's) degree in social sciences, international development, human rights or similar area OR demonstrable equivalent knowledge gained through professional experience. Experience Required At least 3 years' experience in a PGI related role (protection, Gender and Diversity, PSS, violence prevention, disability rights, trafficking prevention, etc ) Possesses a broad understanding of global humanitarian issues, and international humanitarian standards for Protection, gender and inclusion in disaster response. Possesses working knowledge of protection, gender and inclusion issues in humanitarian and development settings, specifically in the context of Africa Demonstrated professional experience in an organization within the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, or in an international organization or NGO Preferred Experience of working directly with case-management and/or referrals of vulnerable individuals affected by protection concerns e.g. survivors of violence, conflict or trauma Knowledge, Skills and Language Required Excellent analytical skills and ability to identify problems and propose solutions Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results Strong inter-personal skills Ability to build trust, develop, and maintain effective work relationships with sensitivity and respect for diversity and inclusive participation Self-reliance, demand driven and able to test impact and results Ability to facilitate trainings and workshops on technical matters Ability to work on MS applications e.g. Word, Excel and PowerPoint Fluently spoken and written French and English Competencies and Values Required Respect for diversity; Integrity; Professionalism; Accountability

Job Description:

  • Job Purpose The COVID-19 Pandemic has severe global impacts to peoples Dignity, Access, Participation and Safety. Throughout the operation specific measures will be taken to address the variation and extent of barriers different people face with access to services and information, dignity, participation and safety – to ensure that we 'do no harm' and that services have appropriate reach and relevance. The IFRC response to Covid-19 will pay particular attention to the needs of vulnerable groups, identified as in need of specific assistance and support in this crisis. Groups already identified as particularly at risk include older people, people with physical and intellectual disabilities, adult men, people with underlying physical and mental health issues, pregnant women, homeless or displaced people and migrants (especially irregular), children (especially those out of school or without safe care), low income households and those in institutional settings (prison, refugee camp, aged care -facility). The IFRC will continue to coordinate and ensure targeted and specific action is taken globally, regionally and in country to prevent, mitigate and respond to the increased risk of violence, discrimination, exclusion, and exploitation posed by the impacts of COVID-19. Specific attention will be given to the risks associated with isolation, social distancing, closing of vital institutions and loss of livelihoods, as well as unhealthy coping triggered by grief, stress, fear and loss. Of particular concern are harms and risks related to violence in the home, child abuse and neglect, self-harm, identity-based violence, exploitation and human trafficking. Efforts will be adapted to existing capacities and priorities within each context, with resources and technical support continuously made available at global and regional levels. To address the unprecedented negative socio-economic effects of the outbreak on the most vulnerable and marginalised, efforts to reduce inequalities, discrimination, patterns of unhealthy coping and lasting damage to social protection mechanisms and institutions as well as educational ones will be developed and adapted. Existing programmes and services in National Societies will be supported in scaling up and adaptation, with good practices shared with the IFRC network. The role of Protection, Gender and Inclusion (PGI) Officer will also be to increase the capacity of IFRC regional office and the National Societies to PGI related policies and tools across programme areas in order to contribute to dignity, access, participation and safety of disaster-affected individuals. The PGI Officer provides technical support to IFRC teams and to the National Societies in integrating gender analysis and considerations into all programmes and services; to assist and support the National Societies to mainstream PGI issues into their organisational development (including into their Strategic Plans and policies) and to systematically incorporate PGI into all systems, procedures and tools; and lastly to support the monitoring of progress. Job Duties and Responsibilities In close collaboration with IFRC PGI staff in Africa and under supervision of the Senior PGI officer for Africa based in Nairobi, the PGI Officer will: Support and coordinate mainstreaming of PGI and in consolidating efforts for PGI in response to COVID-19 pandemic in Africa region. Support Africa NSs in sharing best practices and linking up on technical issues experienced during the COVID-19 response. Ensure technical support to the PGI programming for IFRC & National Society in response to COVID-19. Coordinate the gathering lessons learned from PGI efforts in COVID-19 interventions Support the Senior PGI officer for Africa to develop sector specific (shelter, livelihoods, health, etc.) and tailored mainstreaming of PGI within IFRC's responses including COVID response. Support in systematizing and coordinating on ground and online technical support to National Societies in COVID 19 response To act as a technical resource for protection, gender and inclusion (PGI) issues, supporting National Societies through the IFRC Africa regional office, CCST and country offices To support IFRC and National Societies to develop PGI sensitive services/programmes, policies, procedures and guidelines, and to translate existing guidelines into action at the National Society HQ and branch level Roll out and monitor implementation of the PSEA policy In coordination with PMER, support and advocate for IFRC and National Societies to collect and analyse sex, age and disability disaggregated data. Support PGI integration in Appeals, action plans, assessments and reporting through application of PGI Minimum Standards in Emergencies Through technical assistance to the development and facilitation of training programmes, support capacity and knowledge building of National Societies staff and volunteers and IFRC Africa staff to support the mitigation of PGI risks, to better prepare for future disasters and crises. Support to National Societies for the assessment of gender relations, protection risks, vulnerabilities, needs and capacities to support PGI sensitive programming. Job Duties & Responsibilities 2 To provide technical support on prevention, mitigation and response to SGBV to IFRC and National Society technical teams/focal points, including support to evidence-based initiatives and advocacy efforts. To support the Senior PGI Officer for Africa in ensuring IFRC coordinated emergency preparedness and response programmes/plans integrate PGI elements Support the regional Senior PGI officer in ensuring that IFRC Africa plans and funding proposals include relevant PGI considerations ensuring strong co-ordination with ongoing priorities of the global approaches. Support the regional Senior PGI officer in management and coordination of project activities, the timely and quality delivery of all Project outputs and prepare Project Work Plans, Reports (including Final report and their presentation to donors) and official correspondence; Actively participate and support co-ordination of relevant regional/national conferences within the IFRC and with relevant stakeholders. To improve National Societies' access to PGI resources and information by translating materials in French and drafting quarterly PGI newsletter. Support development of outputs, indicators, and monitoring tools and activities that can guide PGI implementation. Liaise with other movement and non-movement actors at regional level to ensure efficient and effective technical coordination and standardisation Function as an effective team member in IFRC Africa regional office and support in achieving the objectives of the IFRC office. Undertake any other tasks as needs arise Interested candidates should apply via the website, https://unjobs.org/vacancies/1604260121328


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