WGSS Facilitator (Gwoza) at the International Medical Corps (IMC)

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  • Job ID 44085
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Job Description

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and Nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in under-served communities worldwide.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: WGSS Facilitator

Location: Gwoza, Borno

Job Summary

  • The WGSS Facilitator will plan and implement regular activities within a Women and Girls Safe Space (WGSS).
  • The WGSS Facilitator will act in service to diverse groups of women and girls within a community and will ensure that the WGSS is a safe and welcoming hub for empowerment opportunities and services.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation:

Main Tasks and Responsibilities
Program Planning:

  • Work closely with WGSS Supervisor/management, staff team, local partners, and community stakeholders, as relevant, to plan WGSS.
  • Contribute to assessments as required to identify appropriate locations, modalities, and approaches for WGSS implementation.
  • Consult with diverse women and girls to plan a range of relevant activities within WGSS.
  • Promote consensus decision making within WGSS when planning activities.
  • Develop procurement plans and submit supply requests for activities.

Capacity Building and Implementation:

  • Implement activities within a WGSS, in line program plans and the WGSS Toolkit
  • Promote women and girls’ ownership of WGSS throughout implementation.
  • Promote solidarity and inclusion of members.
  • Dedicate attention to the needs of adolescent girls in program activities.
  • Lead WGSS activities, including group psychosocial support activities and information sessions.
  • Develop and adapt tools and curricula, as relevant, for hosted activities within the WGSS.
  • Orient new visitors to the WGSS and maintain good relations with WGSS members.
  • Implement specific approaches, where relevant (e.g., Women Rise, Girl Shine)
  • Train staff, partners, volunteers, members, and others, as relevant, in GBV core concepts, GBV risk mitigation, women’s leadership, and other relevant topics
  • Organize distribution of dignity kits, where relevant
  • Support community volunteers engaged for GBV outreach, where relevant
  • Coordinate with GBV Casework Supervisors/GBV Caseworkers to ensure safe and effective integration of GBV case management services into WGSS, as relevant.
  • Respond with compassion and discretion to anyone who discloses GBV or need for individual support; ensure appropriate service referrals.

Human Resources:

  • Work with HR to recruit and supervise trainers, facilitators, WGSS support staff, outreach staff, where relevant
  • Train and support staff, volunteers, WGSS members contributing to leadership of activities, where relevant
  • Ensure, as possible, that staff/volunteers/members leading WGSS activities represent the diversity of women and girls in community.
  • Develop support strategies for GBV staff/partners/volunteers, foster teambuilding, and support principles of self-care.

Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Conduct group discussions to understand needs, interests, and preferences of women and girls.
  • Seek and analyse WGSS member and community feedback and adapt activities accordingly.
  • Track data on WGSS participation, including appropriate security of any personally identifiable information.
  • Monitor and document prevention and risk mitigation program activities.
  • Contribute to internal and external reports.
  • Coordination, Advocacy and Representation
  • Coordinate regularly with WGSS Supervisor/ GBV Deputy Manager/Manager/Coordinator and participate, as required, in broader team meetings.
  • Coordinate with relevant community focal points, local partners, and women’s networks
  • Represent WGSS, and member feedback related to women’s and girls’ risks, rights, and needs within GBV program team and with external partners, as relevant.
  • Strengthen referrals between WGSS and other services.
  • Promote connection between WGSS and other women’s platforms and networks.
  • Promote a survivor-centred approach in all internal and external communication.
  • Represent program goals and GBV standards.

Security and Conduct:

  • Ensure compliance with security protocols and policies.
  • Foster a safe and supportive working environment for all GBV staff and partners.
  • Exemplify core principles of GBV programming, including respect, non-discrimination, responsible use of power, nonviolence, and promotion of gender equality.
  • Contribute to the positive image and overall credibility of the program and organization, notably through adherence to the Code of Conduct and Ethics, including compliance with anti-harassment, safeguarding and PSEA policies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.

Job Requirements
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Women’s rights/ GBV-related experience required; Relevant academic experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated commitment to core principles of GBV programming, including gender equality and survivor-centered support services.
  • Training and facilitation experience
  • Familiarity with community structures, including government and NGO service providers.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good interpersonal and advocacy skills
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, remain flexible, and apply experience and guidance to evolving challenges.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and local language requirements.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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