Short term WPE Case workers (2 positions, 2months)

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    3 weeks ago
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1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC provides life-saving assistance to refugees forced to flee war and disaster. Today, IRC operates in more than 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity, and hope to millions of people whose lives and livelihoods have been shattered by conflict and disaster, so that they can recover and take control of their future

Somalia is currently the most affected Country in the horn of Africa with more than 7 million people affected, over 805,000 are displaced, and more than 213,000 people facing Catastrophic (IPC Phase 5) levels of acute food insecurity. IRC is currently implementing Emergency response activities in Southwest, Galmudug, Banadir and Puntland states.


The Case Worker will provide direct case management, individual counseling and individual psychosocial support to GBV survivors and Women and girls at risk. Her objective is to provide age-appropriate case management services to female GBV survivors, including supporting them in assessing and planning for safety, assessing their own needs and developing a plan to address their individual needs and safely implementing this plan. The Case Worker will work closely with the health team to ensure internal referrals and strong collaboration and adherence to GBV guiding principles.

GBV Case Management

  • Provide direct support and care for adult and child survivors of gender-based violence, including counselling and case management.
  • Physically accompany GBV survivors if requested to access medical and other services according.
  • Conduct regular follow up of GBV survivors based on survivors wishes and consent.
  • Ensure proper documentation of reported GBV incidences through utilization of GBVIMS case intake, action, follow up and other case management forms appropriately.
  • Adhere GBV guiding principles of respect, confidentiality, and safety/security and non- discrimination while providing services to women and girls.
  • Monitor how the GBV referral pathway is working through making direct follow ups with other organizations that are providing services to survivors.

Psychosocial Support/ Safe Spaces

  • Plan and organize psychosocial support activities with women and adolescent girls at the safe spaces.
  • Work with women and girls in the community to identify their needs, interests, and priorities as relevant to the context, adapt activities according to these to ensure activities offered are culturally appropriate and meet the needs of women and girls.
  • Support the management of GBV hotline.
  • Support Response Officer to conduct trainings to community-based volunteers on GBV basic concepts, guiding principles, provision of Psychosocial First Aid and the referral mechanisms and pathways for their respective communities.

Outreach and Community Mobilization

  • Work with communities, particularly women’s groups, female community leaders, and informal leaders, to identify context-appropriate approaches and networks of community-based focal points for the provision of basic PSS.
  • In collaboration with community volunteers/workers, conduct awareness raising activities on GBV and its health consequences, promoting available services to women and girls, and addressing the stigma preventing women and girls from accessing support and services with activities for female only group.
  • Lead sessions to increase awareness on the consequences of GBV, promote available services to women and girls and address stigma preventing access to services at the women centers.
  • In collaboration with the WPE team, participate in meetings with community leadership structures when necessary to advocate for the needs of women and girls, and encourage their participation in GBV prevention and response activities in the communities.


  • Secondary education.
  • Certificate in counselling/social work/psychology or related field preferred.
  • Diploma in similar fields would be an added advantage.

Skills and Experience

  • Excellent listening and observation skills.
  • Counselling and training experience, including experience working with women and girls.
  • Current/ previous volunteer work in women’s group, girls clubs or other relevant experience is an added advantage.
  • Ability to facilitate trainings and sessions, including group support activities with women and girls.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for clients at all times is essential.
  • 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.
  • Ability to communicate in English and or local dialects spoken in Baidoa.
  • Ability to keep records and write simple and basic reports of activities would be an added advantage

How to apply

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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.

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Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

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