Capacity Building Officer at International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Closing Date: 24 October, 2018

Location: Adamawa

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, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

IRC has been present in Nigeria since 2012 when the organization responded to flooding in Kogi state. In response to the Boko Haram insurgency, in early 2014 IRC opened a field office in Mubi town of Adamawa state followed by offices in Yola (Adamawa state) in November 2014, Maiduguri (Borno state) in October 2015, and Monguno (Borno state) in October 2016. IRC is currently implementing programs in Health, Child Protection, Food Security, PRoL, WASH, Nutrition and Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) in three States in northeastern Nigeria.

WPE program implement prevention and response activities to address gender-based violence.

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a serious human rights and public health issue affecting women and girls around the world. It impacts all aspects of women and girl’s physical, emotional, psychological and social well-being. It has harmful consequences for the individuals who experience it, their families, and communities as a whole.

The IRC Women Protection and Empowerment Program is a multi-sectoral prevention and response program involving multiple organizations and actors from the IDP and NGO community, UN agencies and all sectors of IRC.

The focus of this program is to provide good quality health and psychosocial response services to conflict-affected women and girls in Adamawa, North-Eastern Nigeria in a timely manner.


The GBV Capacity building Officer will be based in Mubi . He/ she will work in collaboration with the community mobilization officer will work with support from the Senior program manager work in coordination with the response teams design strategies using EMAP and SASA modules to prevent gender-based violence. He/she takes leads in all the training activities in Adamawa state. Will work in coordination with other IRC sectors including the M&E, actors to conduct assessments (baseline and end line) and share reports with senior program manager and program coordinator to inform program design.



  • Take lead in all GBV training activities.

  • In collaboration with IRC Local partners, community mobilizer and case worker plan and conduct prevention activities including but not limited to awareness raising campaigns and community mobilizations.

  • Carry out a GBV training needs assessment for WPE staff, IRC sector staff, Partners, Women’s groups, Men’s group, and other community stakeholders.

  • In collaboration with community mobilizer, case worker, conduct sensitizations and Trainings to Women’s groups, Men’s group and CBOs on GBV issues.

  • Develop and implement prevention strategies.

  • Promote the involvement of men and youth in GBV activities using the EMAP curriculum

  • Ensure pre and post testing are done and documented.

  • Seek out new material(s) that will improve training content.


  • Design, implement and evaluate quality GBV training in a systematic and consistent manner by establishing GBV training procedures.

  • With community input, develop community education methods, which may include workshops, drama, games, debates, poster contest, youth clubs, and other creative methods.

  • In collaboration with WPE community mobilizer, case worker and local partners, Conduct focus groups and keep detailed documentation about information gathered, sensitizations and to design IEC materials.

  • Ensure that all work is done in accordance with established protocols and within ethical guidelines.

  • Promote women’s active participation in the leadership and decision-making of the community.

  • Communicate with the WPE Senior Manager on progress, constraints, and training needs identified and any other matters pertaining to the operations of the GBV Program.

  • Assist WPE Program Senior Manager/Coordinator in strategic planning to ensure ongoing Programming.

  • In coordination with staff create a database for all program activities including but not limited to: trainings, awareness raising sessions, psychosocial activities, gender and make weekly and monthly analysis and share with senior program manager and program coordinator.

  • Be always consistent in providing accurate data to senior program Manager and coordinator for report Writing.

  • Actively develop and maintain effective working relationships with IRC WPE Response teams,

  • Government actors, UN agencies, NGOs, and other relevant actors.

  • Any other duties as assigned by the GBV Senior Program Manager/Coordinator.


  • Compile and summarize weekly and monthly statistics and narrative reports and submit to Senior Program Manager in a timely manner.

  • Submit statistics of trainings conducted to M&E officer for data analysis.

  • Attend GBV monthly meetings and other IRC meetings as required by WPE Senior Program Manager, and/or Program Coordinator.

  • Properly file all reports on trainings and meetings conducted.


  • Must have attained at least University degree in Sociology from a recognized Institution.

  • Prefer experience with participatory /adult learning techniques

  • Positive and professional attitude, able to organize, maintain composure and prioritize work under pressure, work overtime when necessary and be able to coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.

  • Must be able to read, write and understand English, ability to speak other local languages like Hausa is an added advantage.

  • Must possess interest and commitment to human rights, gender equality and gender issues.

Must be a TEAM PLAYER.

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.


The position will work in the Mubi Field Office. The program site in Northern Adamawa state is security level 3 – orange

Benefits Monthly salary, 13Month Salary Inclusive, Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, and Crèche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months.

Method of Application

Applicants should submit their applications addressed to the Country Director IRC

Hand delivered application should be sent only to the IRC field office in Yola and Mubi

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