Ethiopia: IOM-Gender Advocacy and CP/GBV Referral Officer-P3-Addis Abba, Ethiopia

Organization: CANADEM
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 03 Feb 2017

CANADEM is seeking seasoned professionals with previous relevant experience with gender advocacy and CP/GBV protection who are available for an immediate deployment to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia as a seconded expert with the IOM for a 4-month contract.

Position Title: Gender Advocacy and CP/GBV Referral Officer

Duration: 4 months
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Position Grade: P3

Brief description of emergency
IOM has developed operational measures to mainstreaming gender concerns and protection into its operations. In 2016, IOM rolled out nation-wide Protection Enhanced Displacement Tracking Monitoring/programming (PE-DTM), which covers zone, woreda and site level assessments aimed at generating detailed site information across sectors. The resulting site profiles include demographic characteristics of affected populations, places of origin and displacement, drivers/causal factors and duration of displacement, mapping of available services, responses and gaps, and documentation of protection concerns, as well as the relocation and integration intentions of IDPs. Representatives of IDP youth, women, elders and children as well as local authorities and service providers participate in providing information pertinent to needs, gaps, and concerns of the IDPs in each of the sites.
Moreover, IOM implemented gender based interventions as a pilot to identify needs and gaps of protection in IDP settings. Lessons learnt indicated that coordination and referral mechanism as well as strengthening the service provision at grass root level were the major gaps/needs in effectively mainstreaming protection. Based on this, IOM in coordination with protection and CP/GBV sub-clusters developed PE-DTM referral SOPs of protection cases. Against this background, coordination and cooperation needs to be strengthened particularly on effective referral mechanisms for timely response to CP/GBV cases. At the same time, coordinated efforts in capacitating data enumerators and service providers is required to achieve the desired outcome.

Nature of the task

Under the general supervision of the Emergency Programme Coordinator, the direct supervision of the ES/NFI Manager and regular technical follow up with the IM/DTM Programme Officer, the CP/GBV Referral and Advocacy Officer will be responsible for maintaining/strengthening the overall coordination of CP/GBV issues to support the CP/GBV Cluster objectives such as addressing gender-based violence, in particular sexual violence and child protection concerns through PE-DTM data analysis, capacity building of service providers and referrals leading to a timely and life-saving response.

Scope of the assignment
Based on lessons learnt and best practices the incumbent is expected to strengthen coordination and referral mechanisms in collaboration with protection and CP/GBV clusters. Together with the clusters the consultant will engage in identifying the needs/gaps of government public service sectors pertinent to the needs of vulnerable IDPs various areas/woredas and assist in capacitating and strengthening service providers to effectively respond to protection cases and work towards prevention. He / She will also conduct trainings to PE-DTM data enumerators and assistants on protection based data collection and effective referral mechanism.

The objective of this assignment is to strengthen CP/GBV referral mechanisms, coordination forums and advocacy that aims to guide a collaborative effort towards providing protection of displaced population and capacity of government service providers.

Specific tasks

  • To strengthen referral mechanism and ensure that the data collected through PE-DTM provides accurate, timely protection data to enhance advocacy and programmatic responses.
  • The CP/GBV Officer will support the CP/GBV Cluster objectives in addressing gender-based violence/protection cases through data collection (PE-DTM), capacity building of service providers and strengthening referral mechanism that will lead to a timely and life-saving response.
  • The incumbent in consultation with EPC Programme Coordinator will maintain the overall coordination with the CP/GBV cluster and other protection focused coordination mechanisms in order to increase advocacy efforts and synergies in the area.
  • The consultant will liaise with CP/GBV cluster to ensure support and provide necessary training for the DTM Regional assistants, service providers and enumerators in understanding referral mechanisms and strengthen data collection of GBV cases using PE-DTM.
  • The incumbent will support effective representation of IOM emergency response programs through improved coordination mechanisms both at national and field level health and government bureaus to strengthen referral mechanisms to ensure timely and comprehensive care is provided as soon as incidents are reported.
  • Provide support and guidance to the gender component of ES/NFI response.
  • Ensure that protection and NFI/Shelter concerns are part of the CP/GBV cluster.
  • Document and publish lessons learned and best practices
  • Any other relevant tasks as may be assigned

Expected output/Deliverables

  • Strengthened protection data collection using PE-DTM and functional referral pathways and service providers to identify, plan and effectively respond to IDPs with protection cases.
  • Document of challenges, opportunities, lessons learned and best practices to best equip and enhance protection data collection
  • Strengthened coordination and collaboration efforts with protection and associated clusters.

The duration of services performed under these Terms of Reference shall not exceed a maximum of four months from the signing of agreement

Desired qualifications

Minimum of postgraduate degree in political science, international relations, international law, public relations, or related field, or a combination of training and relevant working experience.

Experience and skills

  • A University degree in law, international law, political science, international relations, public relations with at least 5 years of experience in humanitarian programmes.
  • Proven knowledge and technical skills in developing durable solution strategy and operational framework.
  • Demonstrable experience in conducting assessment on protection/Gender and or related areas of study Experience in working in remote areas and under difficult conditions and advantage.
  • Ability to build good relations with other colleagues, government and counterparts,
  • Previous work experience with Humanitarian organization implementing Durable solutions for Internally Displaced persons is an advantage.
  • Excellent knowledge of English. (Written and spoken)

Fluency in spoken and written English required. Knowledge of local languages is an advantage.

How to apply:

If you have all of the above-mentioned skills, please register with CANADEM before contacting us. This can be done on our website at . Then send an email no later than the 3rd of February, 11:59 pm EDT to with a Subject Line: “IOM-Gender Advocacy and CP/GBV-Ethiopia” In your email, please include an updated resume, date of availability, your current location, and a phone number where we can reach you

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