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- Implement a women-, girl-, and survivor-centered support approach, following FSP guiding principles.
- Ensure a confidential and respectful approach in all activities, maintaining survivor dignity and respecting their decisions.
- Support FSP team in conducting focus group discussions to assess protection risks for women and girls.
- Facilitate safe and confidential referrals of survivors to case management.
- Conduct regular safety audits and ensure the safest possible programming for women and girls.
- Support distributions of risk reduction items like dignity kits.
- Community Outreach and Risk Reduction Support:
- Conduct daily community outreach to build and maintain relationships with local communities and leaders.
- Develop messages on available services and support, and disseminate them through outreach activities.
- Adhere to FSP guiding principles during all outreach and engagement interventions.
- Develop and conduct safety audits, focus group discussions, and community mapping to ensure safe programming.
- Ensure women and girls’ safe spaces and programming respond to evolving community needs.
Staff Supervision and Development:
- Conduct weekly team meetings to discuss progress, challenges, and areas for improvement.
- Conduct regular one-on-one meetings with direct-report staff to communicate clear expectations.
- Create monthly site teamwork plans, review weekly, and make necessary adjustments.
- Check-in with incentive workers and volunteers weekly, ensuring support and addressing needs.
- Supervise Family Support Center Programming, ensuring timely completion and submission of timesheets.
- Monitor volunteer care and well-being, approve and manage leave requests, and ensure adequate coverage.
- Ensure new staff receive core FS needed training and identify opportunities for further training.
- Assist in the recruitment of program staff and incentive workers.
Monitoring and Reporting:
- Continuously monitor activities and assess their relevance to the needs, priorities, and interests of women and adolescent girls.
- Keep track of indicators monthly and flag to the FSP-Senior Prevention officer if the program is behind in activity implementation.
- Actively participate in mandatory weekly team meetings and individual supervision sessions.
- Conduct ongoing focus group discussions with women and adolescent girls to inform program activities.
- Maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders, including community leaders and implementing partners.
- Complete monthly activity reports as per guidance provided by the WPE Response Officer.
- Travel to villages throughout Herat and provinces where IRC operates, including Kabul and Nangarhar.
- Travel throughout Herat province during emergencies to provide essential FSP CM services.
- Maintain attendance sheets for relevant activities and contribute to monthly activity reports.
- Maintain positive coordination and relationships with partners and other sector staff.
- Perform other job-related duties as assigned by the FSP-Manager.
- Education: Bachelor’s degree in social work, humanities, other social sciences, or related field.
- Experience: 2-3 years of experience managing women and girls programming.
- Clear understanding of the impact and dynamics of FSP on women and girls.
- Demonstrated interest, enthusiasm, and commitment to working with women and girls.
- Direct experience in providing basic counseling, psychosocial support, and delivering services to women and girls.
- Experience providing training and mentoring to others.
- Experience in supervising staff, activity design, planning, monitoring, and overseeing direct services.
- Understanding of and ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for clients.
- Positive and professional attitude, including the ability to lead and work well in a team setting.
- Fluency in Dari, Pashto, and English.
For IRC- Afghanistan Internal Candidates, apply through the provided link.
Note: IRC encourages employees to remain in a position for at least one year before applying for another position. If you’re an IRC Afghanistan employee for at least 6 months, you can compete for new opportunities.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a written test and interviews. If not contacted after 2-4 weeks, consider your application unsuccessful. IRC Afghanistan Country Office: Qala-e-Fathullah, Street # 3, District 10, Old UNOCHA Office, Beside Fatemia Mosque.
Refer to submission guideline.
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