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Economic Empowerment Officer Monrovia

2021-05-30 01:20:59
Economic Empowerment Officer Monrovia
Requisition ID: req15911

Job Title: Economic Empowerment Officer

Sector: Gender

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Monrovia, Liberia

Job Description

Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) (www.Rescue.org) helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster, to survive, recover and gain control of their future. The IRC responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work today in over 42 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home. IRC has worked in Liberia since 1996 and is one of the largest humanitarian actors in the country.

The IRC has worked in partnership with the Ministry of Gender, Children, and Social Protection (MOGCSP), the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the... Ministry of Justice (MOJ) Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Crimes Unit to serve as allies to women and girls and create safer communities for all.

Job Overview:

The GBV Empowerment Officers will be based in Monrovia. Empowerment Officers will be responsible for conducting assessments and leading awareness raising activities in select communities on village saving s and loan associations (VSLAs). In collaboration with team members, these staff will ensure that all selected communities are mobilized to carry out EA$E activities, group members are trained on VSLA approaches, and items for EA$E activities are available.

These Officers will facilitate groups by supporting local partners in monitoring VSLA activities and will work with community facilitators to facilitate discussion group sessions with women and their spouses, with emphasis on social and economic empowerment and business skills training curricula.

Specific Responsibilities:
• Monitor 18 existing VSLA groups, 16 replicated groups and 4 newly established groups on VSLA activities.
• Work closely with partners implementing in One Stop Center catchment communities in Montserrado.
• Lead all ToT for partners
• Support partners in establishing new self-selected VSLA groups in Montserrado, Lofa and Nimba
• Support partners in leading VSLA training sessions.
• Provide weekly updates and monthly reports to ensure that VSLA progress is documented
• Closely monitor partners in documenting VSLA member’s savings, social funds and loans.
• Work closely with supervisor and M&E staff to ensure the accuracy and value of data collected on a regular basis.
• Monitor VSLA training sessions.
• Monitor the distribution and utilization of VSLA toolkits by new groups.
• Monitor DGS sessions; and
• Monitor and mentor cluster groups on their respective social enterprise program.

Financial and Logistical Responsibilities:
• Communicate program progress, constraints, needs identified, and any other matters pertaining to the operations of the program to supervisor;
• Communicate supply and logistical needs to supervisor and ensure adherence to all relevant IRC policies;
• Ensure adherence to the IRC Finance and Logistics Policy.

Reporting:
• Organize, write and submit weekly and monthly plans, updates, and reports to manager.

Other duties:
• Foster a sense of team spirit among program staff that is conducive to all staff improving their Knowledge and skills base.
• Ensure protection of beneficiaries from sexual exploitation and abuse by immediately reporting as per IRC Way
• Any other task designated by the Program manager to ensure proper functioning of the project.

Qualifications
• University Degree in Sociology, Economics, Development Studies, Gender, or related field required.
• Extensive experience mobilizing, working with, and leading community groups focused on gender-based violence prevention and response required.
• Familiarity with savings and credit schemes, business administration or livelihoods required.
• Strong mathematical skills;
• Strong communication skills; and
• Demonstrated ability to convey complex concepts clearly and effectively to populations with limited numeracy and literacy skills.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability
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