Offer: Job: Gender Based Violence Advisor, International Rescue Committee, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Deadline: 2 November 2012)
Estimated start date: January 1, 2013.
This position is contingent upon funding.
With headquarters in Kinshasa and field offices in the provinces of North Kivu, South Kivu, Katanga, Orientale and Kasai Occidental, IRC is one of the largest humanitarian actors in the Democratic Republic of Congo. IRC works in the health, education, governance and community development, women’s protection and empowerment, and emergency response sectors through a network of nine field offices in DRC as well as a range of institutional and community partnerships.
IRC is currently seeking a GBV Advisor for the five-year, USAID-funded ‘Empowering Adolescent Girls to Lead through Education’ (EAGLE) project in DRC. Through a partnership with the lead agency, IRC will contribute to EAGLE’s goal of empowering adolescent girls to acquire the education and skills necessary to become positive agents for change within their communities. The GBV Advisor will support IRC’s role in the EAGLE consortium, including the provision of technical assistance to improve knowledge, attitudes, and practices on GBV prevention and response, and gender equality. The position will be based in Kinshasa, and will report to the Women’s Protection and Empowerment Program Director.
Scope of Work:
The GBV Advisor will provide technical leadership on the design, implementation and evaluation of the GBV components of the EAGLE project. S/he will build relationships and coordinate with the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (GDRC) and other partners involved in gender and women’s empowerment activities. S/he will ensure that the EAGLE project incorporates gender equity, GBV best practices and standards, as well as response to violence against girls in target schools. The role will involve continual coordination of activities with other Kinshasa-based technical and leadership personnel as well as strong support and collaboration with field staff.
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Deadline for applications: Friday, November 2, 2012.