The Adolescent Girls Officer, as a team member of the IMC’s GBV program, will work closely with the Adolescent Girls’ Manager, GBV Program Manager, and Senior Officers to implement a set of interventions aimed to respond to the needs of adolescent girls in Iraq.
The Adolescent Girls Officer, under the direct supervision of the Adolescent Girls Manager, will be responsible for
- Assessing needs of target girls and supporting the set-up of the Adolescent Girl groups and activities.
- Lead the startup and implementation of the intervention including facilitation of activities, curricula, selection of target girls, relationship building with key gate keepers and monitoring of activities.
- Monitor the implementation of activities/courses for girls, including the mentoring of partners and follow up trainings and the continued strengthening of the partners’ capacity.
- Providing technical support to other GBV staff and volunteers to enable them to implement Adolescent Girl activities.
- Supervise and provide direct management and capacity building to the adolescent girls’ assistants.
- Lead relationship building with key gatekeepers to support girls who will be beneficiaries of the intervention
- Strengthen the capacity of GBV staff and other partners through technical support, ongoing training/learning sessions and conduct regular meetings with staff and mentors to monitor the progress of activities and address any challenges.
- Assist in the development and adaptation of documents, M&E and reporting tools, reference materials for targeted girls, Community Mobilisers and Caseworkers with support from the GBV team and Adolescent Girls Manager.
- Develop sessions based on the needs of Adolescent Girls. In collaboration with the GBV program Manager and the Adolescent Girls Manager, contribute to the design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of interventions for the partners and targeted girls.
- Work closely with GBV program team to ensure GBV responses are reflective of the needs of girls’ in particular early marriage and sexual violence.
- Assessing gaps and needs within the teams regarding adolescent girl programming and to recommend and participate and put in place capacity building plans.
- Based on the established criteria, identify and register the beneficiaries for the programme.
- Ensure Monitoring and Evaluation tools are completed with data inputted, analyzed and shared with GBV teams on a regular basis.
- If required, ensure M&E tools for Adolescent Girl activities are adapted/developed based on GBV team needs in Collaboration with M&E Officer.
- Lead in the planning and implementation of activities and strategies aimed at parents (or guardians) of the girls in the program.
- Support Community Mobilisers, Focal Points and Adolescent Girls’ Assistants to be able to engage with parents (or guardians/gatekeepers) in the communities where the IMC works.
- Through observation and regular evaluations, oversee and ensure the quality of activities implemented by other partners, teachers/trainers; and share information with the AGP Manager in weekly meetings.
- Supervise the monitoring, evaluation and preparation of reports on activities implemented.
- Drafts reports on adolescent girl’s activities and contribute to GBV regular reports.
- Review and participate in setting the weekly calendars to ensure that the usual and or requested activities to be done with Adolescent Girls are assigned.
- Develop training materials and deliver trainings aimed to build the capacity of the partners, staff on both internal and national levels.
- Prepare, monitor, and inform all activity-related logistical needs in accordance with IMC policies.
Qualifications & Preferred Skills
- Professional experience in GBV prevention and response programs in emergency
- Experience in working with adolescent girls in empowerment, life-skills or risk mitigation programs.
- Thorough understanding of best practices in GBV response and GBV primary prevention and risk reduction
- Experience training, mentoring and coaching staff on new program approaches and core competencies
- Previous experience of program management required.
- Clear understanding of gender, human rights, and issues surrounding violence against girls.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Strong ability to organize work, meet deadlines, prioritize work under pressure
- Fluency in spoken and written Kurdish,Arabic and English required