Protection and Empowerment Officer

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Alight

ALIGHT works with its partners and constituencies to provide opportunities and expertise to refugees, displaced people, and host communities – to better survive conflicts and crises, and to rebuild lives of dignity, health, security, and self-sufficiency.Website: https://wearealight.org/

VACANCY – Protection and empowerment Officer.

ALIGHT works with its partners and constituencies to provide opportunities and expertise to refugees, displaced people and host communities – to better survive conflicts and crisis, and to rebuild lives of dignity, health, security and self-sufficiency. ALIGHT presently works in and with partners in seventeen countries globally. ALIGHT has consistently operated in Rwanda since the year 1994, and today has a strong and committed team of over eight hundred personnel who include full time staff, community mobilizers and incentive workers– implementing programs in Primary Health Care, Reproductive Health, HIV and Nutrition; also Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Shelter and general Infrastructure, Livelihoods/Economic strengthening, and Sexual and Gender Based Violence Prevention/ Protection. Our work in Rwanda currently covers all the refugee locations and their kind Rwandan-host communities. And we are always looking to expand and, jointly with our partners, offer lasting impact with and for the communities we serve! ALIGHT is looking for a qualified, self-driven and committed individual to join its team as Protection and empowerment Officer.

 PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The protection and empowerment officer will be responsible for coordinating and supporting prevention and response activities and economic empowerment activities in refugee camps and urban center.

Domains + Hosting + Security

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Ensure the implementation of life skills related activities in the camp in compliance of Alight policies and based on the approved work plan.
  • Identify client groups to begin the grant application process and conduct the pre-grant interviews/selection.
  • Design, monitor and implement weekly work plans to insure achievement of program results and performance.
  • Build the capacities of refugees in business, management and entrepreneurship related skills to improve resilience and self-reliance.
  • In collaboration with the program unit, carry out market surveys, feasibility studies, needs assessment and other data collection activities related to the livelihood sector to support appropriate monitoring and evaluation of all activities;
  • Collaborate with all sectors to identify and mobilize beneficiaries among the targeted vulnerable groups in the camp.
  • Ensure that the identified groups that do not qualify for grant are at least involved in other livelihood programs i.e. cash for work, etc.
  • Carry out sensitization and mobilization meetings with the refugee population towards the importance of their participation in livelihoods activities.
  • Collaborate with the Site Manager to identify and oversee the annual budget for all livelihood activities in the camp;
  • Ensure business owners have access to a variety of financial service available in the camps including savings in VSLA.
  • Design, monitor and implement weekly work plans to insure achievement of program results and performance;
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor, or any other Alight Senior Manager.

EDUCATION, TECHNICAL SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

  • Demonstrated commitment to helping others.
  • Local language abilities; knowledge of English added advantage
  • University degree or equivalent in Social Science, Social Work, Development studies, Project management, Business Administration or related fields
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant working experience with refugees and other
    vulnerable populations.
  • Work experience in Gender and Gender Based violence and Child Protection as well.
  • Work experience with vulnerable groups in implementing community service projects.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Prior experience working with refugees and other vulnerable populations.
  • Working experience in a similar role and experience in working with bilateral organizations or INGOs

KEY BEHAVIORS & ABILITIES:

  • Ability to live and productively work in insecure, unstable and/or harsh environments
  • Ability to work remotely in coordinating livelihood activities in two sites.
  • Must be able to work independently while being a strong team player with proven supervisory skills
  • Additional qualities: flexibility, cultural and environmental sensitivity, and abilities to multitask, handle pressure well, and improvise
  • Familiar with the issues and cultures in and ability to interact with people at all levels, individually and/or in groups
  • Willingness to travel
  • Capacity to work independently in a fast pace environment and deliver results with tight deadlines

Ability and willingness to live and work full-time in isolated areas of Rwanda Interested candidates should submit 1page Cover letter, and updated CV (maximum three pages) and names, title and contacts of three professional referees, to include most current employer/supervisor (all in/as one document) – via email only to: RWJobs@wearealight.org with the POSITION applied for clearly indicated in the subject line. The deadline for submission of applications is September 4th 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Attachment: PDF iconAdvert- Protection and empowerment Officer00f664bc9179b0f6b78b149e7184d6c7.pdf


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