Adolescent Girls Programming Officer

Location:  Tsore Refugee Camp, Assosa, Benishangul Gumuz
Salary:  As per the scale of the organization.
Deadline: Jul 17, 2022

Job Description

Background of IRC:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC works with people forced to flee from war, conflict and disaster and the host communities that support them, as well as with those who remain within their homes and communities. At-work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. IRC reaches over a million children annually with education and child protection programs in 25 countries around the world.

Scope of work/job purpose:

The AGP Officers support a project to equip adolescent girls in Tsore refugee camp with the skills and experiences vital to make balanced, strategic life choices as well as promote the safety, prevention of and response to violence against adolescent girls.

Detailed responsibilities and tasks:

  • Participate in assessments and give to the overall intervention strategy based on feedback received from girls throughout the AG programming.
  • Strictly enforce to GBV guiding principle while engaging with AG and their parents/care givers.
  • Supervise and capacitate local community and refugee mentors formally and informally to provide quality life skill sessions through training, daily mentoring, weekly meeting, and applying regular knowledge and skills assessment tools.
  • In collaboration with implementing partners and community leaders, develop a selection criterion of adolescent girls to engage them in life skill curriculum sessions.
  • Support in contextualization and adaptation of Girl Shine Curriculum into refugee and local community context.
  • Conduct Adolescent Girls Programming related capacity building trainings for mentors, community leaders, implementing partners and parents/care givers.
  • Directly engage with adolescent girls and parents as the need arises, and work with mentors to ensure the quality of the program.
  • Coordinate with Response Officers when there is a need to provide case management service for adolescent girls.
  • Assist in response related IEC and BCC materials, coordination GBV team, ensuring messages are appropriate for the community and conduct pre-testing before dissemination.
  • Supervise supply and logistical needs of AG safe space and adherence to all relevant IRC logistic policies.
  • Form a relationship with all relevant GBV program partners, community leaders, and parents/care givers in the camp and local community to encourage greater communication, partnership and coordination.
  • Work closely with different actors particularly with schools, Women association, health and legal actors to ensure coordination among partners and
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation activities including assessments and surveys.
  • Any other duties and responsibilities that can be given by immediate and technical supervisors.

Job Requirements

3 years for first degree or 2 years for postgraduate in business studies, social science fields, youth development and /or other related fields NGO experience is a plus.

Skills Required

  • Basic supervisory/managerial skills.
  • Technical and report writing skills
  • Computer literate.
  • Fluent spoken and written English.
  • Clear understanding of gender, power abuse, and issues surrounding violence against women.
  • Able to maintain GBV and protection principle at all times
  • Experience in participatory techniques and community mobilization include facilitate the training.
  • Ability to lead, train, supervise, facilitate and motivate other CWI field workers in their respective tasks in a professional, respectful and supportive manner.
  • Positive and professional demeanor, able to organize, maintain composure and prioritize activity under pressure, work over-time when needed and able to coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.
  • Able to organize, maintain composure and prioritize work under pressure, able to coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to details.
  • Related work and field experiences in social service provision with women and girls.
  • Ability to use MS office, excel, email and PowerPoint applications very well.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

How to Apply

Candidates meeting the above qualifications are encouraged to apply only through the below IRC On-line recruitment website:



Your application letter/cover letter must include the following information.

  • Name of the position you have applied for
  • Date of application
  • Summary of your qualifications and experience
  • Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job
  • Permanent Address and present address (if different from permanent) and telephone number if possible, also email address
  • Disclose any family relationships with existing IRC employees.

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.

Standards of Professional Conduct: 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 carries out policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances

Equal Opportunity Employer: IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants based on merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.