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Community Outreach Officer
International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Job Summary

: N/A
Job Nature
: Contractual
: At least 24 year(s)
: 2 to 3 year(s)
: Both
Job Location
: Ukhia, Cox's Bazar
Salary Range
: 45,000
: Nov 08, 2018
: Nov 13, 2018

Job Context

  • The IRC Community Outreach officer will be responsible to design, plan and implement community mobilization/Outreach activities in target area, also provide the technical support to the Integrated Women Center (IWC) for community engagement. Under the supervision of the Senior WPE Officer the Community Outreach Officer will responsible to ensure community participation at different forms, also supervise and facilitate Community Outreach volunteer activities as per the indicators and achieving objective. For the smooth running of the project the responsibility will be to identify gaps that could put women and girls at risk of GBV, managing all GBV Prevention and risk mitigation measures which includes community awareness and approaches to increase safety of target communities and women and girls who are at risk of GBV, also share timely feedback with Senior WPE officer/WPE Manager.
  • He/she will facilitate field based activities, trainings, workshops and donors visits for assuring quality of program implementation and also be responsible to strengthen community and government network at facility level. They will ensure that all activities conducted as part of IWC`s WPE activities follow the guiding principles and the survivor-centred approach to adhere to best practice.
  • The Community Outreach Officers will be the main channel for communication between IRC and the community and will ensure that community mobilization activities, risk mitigation, safety assessments, outreach visits, capacity building, meetings, and community-based activities are properly planned, implemented, and monitored.
  • Department: Women`s Protection & Empowerment
  • Location: Ukhiya (Refugee camp)
  • Duration: Up to March 31, 2019 with possibility of extension
  • Start date : At Earliest (Urgent Recruitment)

Job Description / Responsibility

  • Service Responsibilities:
  • The main responsibility of this position is to design, monitor and lead implementation of GBV prevention activities ensuring these activities are informed by target beneficiaries and correspond to their priorities, needs and safety.
  • Raise awareness on GBV and mobilise the communities to access the services provided at the IWC.
  • Conduct training and dialogues with women and men community members, community leaders and key informants on the topics of GBV, women's rights, gender equality in line with priorities identified by women and girls
  • Provide Support on Data Collection, Assessment, Safety Audit, and community based Protection Assessment. Assist in organizing and conducting surveys, assessments, and focus group discussions.
  • Conduct awareness session/ Court Yard Meetings/ Household Visits in the community using
  • Actively engage in coming up with creative and culture sensitive IEC materials containing messages of prevention and response of GBV, ensure the materials are tested before dissemination.
  • Plan for trainings to different targeted groups on GBV Flip Chart, Pictorial materials.
  • Ensure community mobilization as necessary for different activities such as establishing community protection committees, meetings, trainings and focus group discussions, events, etc.
  • Plan and mobilise the community and other stakeholders to participate in key calendar events as a GBV awareness and information sharing platform.
  • Clearly explains the referral pathway and refer individuals to the Response team using the survivor centered approach
  • Mobilize community members to create a protective environment and promote women and girls' safety and dignity and mitigating risk.
  • Monitoring and Supervision :
  • The Community Outreach Officer will be responsible for recruiting and supporting the community volunteers linked to the Integrated Women's Centre
  • Follow up on community activities provided by the volunteers to ensure full participation of women, vulnerable individuals and the youth.
  • Closely work with the community Volunteers and Supervise the volunteers
  • Regular monitoring and supportive supervision, provide technical support to the volunteers
  • Communication and Coordination :
  • Establish relationship with the community people, inform and advise them on services and assistance available from IWC and other service providers within the camp.
  • Participate in weekly meetings with Sr. WPE Protection Officer and report on any issues encountered.
  • Respect the principle of confidentiality and do no harm when communicating with clients and partners.
  • Developing linkages and maintaining effective working relationships with other community services/agencies or working group partners.
  • Community participation:
  • Implement community mobilization activities in the field
  • Ensure community participation at different Implementation stages, and monitor community based activities and timely identification of gaps.
  • Plan and conduct sensitization events in the catchment area of save the children supported Health facilities:
  • Keep close coordination with all departments for better integration within organization and with stake holders when required.
  • Ensure participation in facility base meeting.

Job Nature


Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in any discipline
  • Candidates with studies in social science, psychology, gender or women's studies, social work or other relevant/related studies, and /or professional experience in counselling and implementing activities for women and girls or proven engagement in women's rights/groups - desirable, not essential.

Experience Requirements

2 to 3 year(s)

Job Requirements

  • Age at least 24 years
  • Education in women' studies, social work, social sciences, other relevant field or work experience;
  • Experience in GBV with a specific focus in supporting women and girl survivors of male violence;
  • Understanding of the impact and dynamics of men's violence against women and girls, and a strong interest in working on women and girls protection and empowerment;
  • Demonstrated commitment to women's empowerment and protection through current/ previous volunteer or paid work;
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for clients all times is essential;
  • Experience facilitating training's and workshops and mentoring others;
  • Positive and professional attitude, including ability to lead and work well in a team setting;
  • Strong ability to organize work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail;
  • Personal qualities: Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well;
  • Excellent communication and observation skills, including ability to create trust, support, respect and interact with survivors of all ages, background and diversity
  • Strengths in listening, empathy, flexibility, and creativity;
  • Familiarity with principles of monitoring and evaluation. Experience in writing brief narrative reports;
  • Computer literate, including Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • Good working knowledge of language spoken by population in need, plus English language.
Gender: Both
Age: At least 24 year(s)

Job Location

Cox's Bazar

Salary Range


Other Benefits

  • Mobile bill, Medical allowance, Weekly 2 holidays
  • Two Bonus in a year Equivalent to Two Basic Salary

Job Source Online Job Posting

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Company Information

Dhaka, Bangladesh