Position: GBV Sub Cluster Senior Manager
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, the organization’s mission is the enduring purpose: to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster, including the climate crisis, to survive, recover and gain control of their future.
The IRC has been working in Somalia since 2006, providing essential services to conflict and disaster affected communities. The IRC has been operational in Banadir (Mogadishu), Puntland, Galmudug and Southwest State implementing interventions in the areas of livelihoods, WASH, governance, and peacebuilding, women’s protection and empowerment, nutrition, education, and health reaching hundreds of thousands of conflict and drought affected people.
SCOPE OF WORK:
The ‘cluster approach’ was adopted by the IASC as a key strategy to address the gaps in humanitarian response. The aim of the cluster approach at the global level is to strengthen system-wide preparedness and co-ordination of technical capacity to respond to humanitarian emergencies by ensuring that there is predictable leadership and accountability in all the main sectors or areas of humanitarian response. The cluster approach is not the only humanitarian coordination solution. In some cases, it may coexist with other forms of national or international coordination, and its application must take into account the specific needs of a country and the context. Similarly, at the country level the aim is to strengthen humanitarian response by demanding high standards of predictability, accountability and partnership in all sectors or areas of activity. The success of the cluster approach will be judged in terms of the impact it has on improving the humanitarian response to those affected by crises1. In Somalia, there are nine active Cluster: Health, WHO; Shelter/NFI, UNHCR; Site Management, IOM/UNHCR; WASH, PAH/UNICEF; Education, UNICEF/SCI; Nutrition, UNICEF/WFP; Food Security, WFP; Protection, UNHCR (Child Protection AoR UNICEF, GBV AoR, UNFPA; HLP- NRC, EH – UNMAS); Logistics, WFP; Cluster Coordinators form the Inter- Cluster Coordination Group (ICCG).
The GBV Sub Cluster senior manager will provide leadership for GBV programing in their areas of jurisdiction in collaboration with all stakeholders and Government line Ministries. In consultation with the GBV AOR National Coordination, The position will coordinate resources for GBV programing in line with global IASC standards. GBV information management for coordination including assessments and Standing Operation procedures, capacity of GBV partners including co-leads of the GBV SC at the state level, Resources mobilization initiatives, strategic partnership with stakeholders for GBV prevention, mitigation and advocacy. The main outcome is to see lifesaving multi-sectoral services for survivors and risk to GBV for women and girls are minimized.
Building and Sustaining Partnerships
- Activate, strengthen and co-facilitate GBV WG meetings in: Hirshabele- Balatweine, Jowhar, Buulo Burde, Adan Yabaal, Warshiikh, Balcad: Galmudug- South Galkacyo, Dhusamareeb, Adaado, Cabudwaa Southwest- Marka, Afgooye, Xudur.
- Coordinate with other clusters to mainstream and integrate GBV concerns across the humanitarian response including conducting needs assessments, Rapid assessments, Joint- Multi – sectoral assessments and monitoring and evaluation.
- Strengthen the capacity of the AoR members through capacity building initiatives on case management, PSS, and coordination on the above indicated locations.
- Support the development, implementation, and monitoring of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and referral pathways for the GBV AoR.
- Support the implementation of the priorities of the GBV Strategy by ensuring that work plans at regional and state levels align with the objectives and targets of the strategy.
- Promote and support access to and utilization of relevant tools and guidelines across clusters
- Promote shared knowledge and understanding of the GBV guiding principles and globally endorsed tools for effective GBV.
- Capacity building of staff from the Ministry of Women and Human Rights Development as state levels.
Strategic Planning /Information Management
- Lead in service mappings, assessments, and development of the referral pathways.
- Support the development and utilization of GBV assessment tools for multi-cluster safety audits and rapid assessments
- Identify and follow up on the implementation of both immediate and longer-term recommended actions to improve response to GBV and to prevent further incidents of GBV.
- Establish and implement a system for information sharing and dissemination, including for advocacy purposes.
- Share information on identified needs and recommendations of the GBV SS with government partners, UN, other sector leads, donors, and others as relevant.
- Develop the relevant advocacy documents to address GBV and broader gender inequality issues.
- Draft key messages and advocacy notes to promote consistent communications that emphasize the life-saving nature of GBV-related interventions in the crisis-affected context.
How to apply
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