Community outreach & Risk Reduction officer

January 12, 2024
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Job Description

About IRC (International Rescue Committee):

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, aiding people in surviving and rebuilding their lives. Established in 1933 at Albert Einstein’s request, IRC delivers life-changing assistance to refugees fleeing war or disaster. Operating in over 40 countries, IRC restores safety, dignity, and hope to millions facing displacement.

Compliance with Policies:

Adherence to IRC WAY (professional conduct standards) is a shared responsibility for all involved in fulfilling IRC’s mission. A zero-tolerance approach is adopted towards IRC Code of Conduct violations.

Job Description:

Technical Quality:

  • 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.

Job Requirements:

  • 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.
Submission Guideline:

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.

Submission Email:

Refer to submission guideline.

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