Handicap International

Gender-based Violence Project Officer

Handicap International

Job Description

The Humanity & Inclusion Making It Work Gender and Disability project has been working alongside women and girls with disabilities since 2014 to support lasting changes aimed at eliminating violence and discrimination against women and girls with disabilities. Strong of a network of 17 organizations from 8 countries in Africa, the MIW Gender&Disability project articulates its actions at the intersection of gender and disability. MIW has been working on the enhanced inclusion of women and girls with disabilities in Gender Equality frameworks and Gender Based Violence programmes. We aim at increasing the visibility and participation of women and girls with disabilities in Global Development policies, monitoring of Human Rights legal instruments, while strengthening their capacities to prevent and respond to GBV and engage with GBV and women’s rights stakeholders. http://www.makingitwork.hi.org The officer is working with the guidance and support of the Coordinator. Her role is twofold: the officer contributes to the management of the project and takes a major part of the Technical Support to the Country Partners, from the Headquarters and through field visits. This phase of the project will also be focusing on significantly increasing our support to successful GBV initiatives implemented by women with disabilities in West Africa. The MIW project team comprises 2 positions, a coordinator and an officer. As the project is evolving and increasing the support provided to country partners, this recruitment aims at replacing the previous officer, although it is positioned at a higher level in the salary scale to allow a staff with technical field experience in GBV. Description : Task 1: In cooperation with the Coordinator, provide technical support linked with GBV prevention and response to Country Partners remotely and on the field ; co-elaborate and circulate job aids for Country Partners linked with inclusion, respect of guiding principles in GBV and SRHR interventions , elaboration of inclusive multi sectoral SOPs Task 2: Provide timely support for the smooth implementation of the project, including administrative tasks and following the Seed Fund’s sub-grants to the Country Partners and the budget follow-up Task 3: Contribute to the organization of project’s international events, with a particular focus on communication and Logistics ; Communicate on MIW through social networks and MIW Website Profil recherché: Education background Masters Degree or equivalent in Social Science, Health, Public Health, International Development Professional experiences 2 years of experience with at least one year in a low or middle income country, in the field of GBV / SRHR Required skills Knowledge and experience on GBV programming, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Knowledge and commitment on Women’s Rights, Human Rights, Rights of Persons with Disabilities Demonstrated record in Project Management Previous experience in the use of communication tools including social networks Previous experience in working with women with disabilities or persons with disabilities an asset Soft skills Ability to work independently and under tight deadlines Flexible, creative and committed to inclusion and to upholding the rights of women Language skills Fluent in oral and written English and French IT skills Advanced command of MS Office
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