The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war and disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
IRC has been working in Pakistan for approximately 40 years, managing and delivering large, complex programs to meet the needs in health, education, safeguarding, environmental health and livelihoods for displaced, poor and disaster affected communities. IRC works in partnership with local government and non-governmental organizations and is currently working across the country
About the Project:
International Rescue Committee, in partnership with UNICEF, is implementing a project that seeks to provide support and protection to the flood affected communities in KPK province. The proposed project will contribute to strengthening and scaling up the existing Child Protection (CP) & GBV mechanisms. In addition, the scope will be extended to prevention and response activities for the flood affected communities and refugees (where concentrated). It is about to protecting women, girls, and boys, including marginalized individuals or groups at risks from harm and ensuring that women, girls and boys who are exposed to protection risks are immediately referred to relevant specialized services of case management and psychosocial support through a multi-sectoral referral pathway developed. Existing capacities of the service providers will be enhanced through provision of capacity building trainings and technical assistance.
Under the direct supervision of CP Officer and GBV Officer, community mobilizer will be required to coordinate and facilitate the project activities related to the target communities such as identification and formation of community-based committees/support groups, mobilize and facilitate active participation of community members, participate in planning, monitoring and implementation of agreed activities, support community groups in identification and prevention of community issues, identifying and resolving any related issues at the community level.
• Engaging community members in various project related activities ensuring that activities are implemented in an appropriate manner.
• Contribute to design and implementation of outreach activities and provide timely inputs to project team
• Keep the community updated and involved about the project and its planned activities.
• Consistently collect data on activities implemented and attendance, recording attendance of children and women and girls and submit weekly report.
• Screen for and monitor risks to children and women and girls in and around safe spaces and report it to the Child Protection Officer and WPE officer for coordinated follow up.
• Combine community groups to form protection committees in targeted communities.
• Regularly conduct meetings with the communities in assigned areas.
• Support CP Officer and WPE Officer in mapping of service providers to establish district-based referral mechanisms.
• Run awareness raising campaigns in communities.
• Flag protection issues which need to be addressed through awareness raising activities and support the development of key messages and material.
• Solving and reporting issues regarding children and women and girls and facilitators.
• Report logistic needs to CP Officers and WPE Officer for any activities on-ground.
• Ensure that the CP and GBV cases are identified from communities and Safe Spaces and are reported to caseworkers for further case management.
• Develop and submit progress reports to CPO and WPO as and when required.
• Ensure adherence to Code of Conduct and reporting procedures.
• Perform any other project related tasks assigned by supervisor.
Key Working Relationships
• Position Reports to: CP Officer & GBV Officer
• Other Internal and/or external contacts:
o External: GBVIMS Assistant; Child Protection Coordinator, Field Managers, CFS & WGSS Supervisors
• External: Communities, Children, Government Departments & Civil Society Organizations.
a. Education Bachelor’s degree in any development field. Postgraduate training in any related field will be an added advantage.
b. Work Experience
• Should have a minimum of 3 years field experience in community mobilization preferably in emergencies/refugee response.
• Ability to work under pressure in an unstable security environment. Able to handle sensitive information with strict confidentiality.
• Experience in training, capacity building of community-based structures including Committees or children clubs.
Skills and Competencies
• Experience in child protection prevention and response in emergencies.
• Understanding of managing protection case management programs, including implementation of best interests’ procedures.
• Flexibility to work in a diverse multicultural team with respect for Pakistani culture and norms.
• Ability and experience coordinating with government and CSOs.
• Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
• Flexible attitude towards receiving feedback
• Knowledge of issues relating to community involvement and empowerment.
Language Skills: • Good written and spoken English and Urdu skills and local languages
The IRC Core Values and Commitments.
• The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Equality and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity Anti-Retaliation and Combating Trafficking in Persons.
• IRC is committed to ensuring that IRC staff is suitable to work with children and have the knowledge s/he needs to uphold and abide by the IRC’s Child Safeguarding Policy.
• Level of interaction with children: Less frequent direct contact with children
• IRC recognizes that gender equality is fundamental to the achievement of our organizational mission. As such, IRC is committed to the promotion of gender equality in all aspects of our operations and programs. Our organizational policies, procedures and actions demonstrate this commitment.
Women candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a leading global relief and development organization, established in 1933, and currently working in 42 countries worldwide. IRC has been working in Pakistan for over 30 years, and manages & delivers large, complex programs to meet needs in health, education, protection and livelihoods for displaced, poor & conflict-affected communities. IRC works in partnership with local Government and non-Governmental organizations and currently works in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh provinces.