IFRC recruits 01 Protection, Gender and Inclusion Officer
Protection, Gender and Inclusion Officer
Closing date (Geneva time zone):10-08-2019
Duty station status: N/A
Accompanied status: N/A
Category of Staff: National Staff
Grade: To be determined
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, with 190 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC or “the Federation”) is the World’s largest volunteer-based humanitarian network. The Federation is a membership organization established by and comprised of its member National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Along with National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Federation is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The overall aim of the IFRC is” to inspire, encourage, facilitate, and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.” It works to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people before, during and after disasters, health emergencies and other crises. The Federation is served by a Secretariat based in Geneva, with regional and country offices throughout the world. The Secretariat is led by the IFRC Secretary General and provides the central capacity of the International Federation to serve, connect, and represent National Societies. The Secretariat’s focus includes providing support to the IFRC governance mechanisms; setting norms and standards; providing guidance; ensuring consistency; coordination and accountability for performance; knowledge sharing; promoting collaboration within and respect for the RCRC Movement; and expanding engagement with partners. The Secretariat’s headquarters is organized in three main business groups: (i) Partnerships, including Movement and Membership; (ii) Programs and Operations; and (iii) Management. The Secretariat has five regional office, as follows: Americas (Panama City); Africa (Nairobi); Asia/Pacific (Kuala Lumpur); Europe (Budapest); Middle East and North Africa (Beirut). This position is based in Beira, Mozambique to support the Head of Operations and PMER Delegate in regular monitoring of activities, trainings, reporting periodic data and information from all programs.
The Protection Gender and Inclusion (PGI) Officer will provide operational technical guidance to Sectoral teams to support solutions that ensure minimum standards to PGI are met and that all activities promote the dignity, access, participation, and safety of all girls, boys, women and men based on their different needs, capacities and vulnerabilities, and without discrimination based on age, gender, disability, religious, race, or legal status. In addition, the PGI Officer will support Mozambique Red Cross (CVM) to strengthen their capacity in enhancing the impact, reach and efficiency of operations through the integration of PGI activities and approaches. This includes PGI mainstreaming, programme design, training, and strengthening community relationships. The PGI officer supports the PGI surge coordinator, the host national society and through the latter, the local and national mechanisms in Mozambique providing PGI related services. In collaboration with PSS, CEA, the PGI coordinator and CVM the officer will ensure there is operational capacity to identify and monitor protection risks including child protection and sexual and gender-based violence and take action to prevent, mitigate and respond to violence, exploitation and abuse, including appropriate reporting and referral mechanisms.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Act as a technical resource to the CVM in close coordination with the PGI coordinator and PSS and CEA colleagues, and advise efforts to ensure that
Sex-age disability-disaggregated data is collected and used to inform activities
Minimum standards for PGI in Emergencies are adhered to
Activities and programs are regularly monitored and adjusted for PGI relevance and reach
Design activities and programmes in line with assessment findings and tailored to reach the specific needs of a particular group or groups (ie disability support, SGBV response, child protection) whilst integrating effectively with other sectors and CVM capacities.
Adapt (based on standard materials) and deliver capacity building activities for Red Cross Red Crescent staff, volunteers and community members: build practical understanding and ownership of PGI, support the implementation of the PGI Minimum Standards, reduce PGI risks in the operational environment, and build sustainable local capacity.
Supervise PGI volunteers, and volunteers from other sectors when implementing the PGI components and the PGI program.
In collaboration with the PGI coordinator, support the monitoring of appropriate incident management, reporting and referral pathways for the operations team to prevent, mitigate and respond to violence, exploitation and abuse effectively working with Community Engagement and Accountability (CEA) and PSS colleagues to harmonise approaches to sensitive feedback and other mechanisms.
Work with Shelter, Health and Livelihood teams to ensure there are sufficient safe spaces for more vulnerable individuals and groups in the population such as children, people with disabilities and older persons, and that there are opportunities for adapted support to livelihoods, education and health services.
Monitor and report upon activities, operational context and the protection risks and contribute this information to CVM & PGI/CEA and PSS coordinators, needs assessments and operational plans, communication materials and donor reporting.
Advocate for PGI issues with key stakeholders in RCRC including CVM to ensure appropriate awareness of PGI issues, their ramifications and how RCRC teams are responding to PGI risks and needs.
Work with CEA colleagues to analyse and utilise community practices, groups and information sharing methods. Help design effective information dissemination tools, reporting systems and ensure a safe approach to community communications by the broader operations team that encourages community feedback and sharing of information.
Relevant University degree in social field such as law, sociology, anthropology, social worker, social action, psychology, child care or teaching
Minimum 3 years of work experience, where 2 of them are with related type of work
Experience with the Mozambique national social and protection sector
Experience working with people in a vulnerable situation
Knowledge, skills and languages
Training skills and ability to learn new things fast
Excellent communication skills
Excellent cooperation skills
Ability to work independently
Strong reporting skills
Ability to work well in a multicultural team
Competencies and values
Communication; Collaboration and Teamwork; Judgement and Decision Making; Customer Relations; Creativity and Innovation; Building Trust;
The Federation is an equal opportunity employer.