The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, with 192 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization with 190 member National Societies. It is guided by its Strategy 2020 which voices our collective vision and determination to move forward in tackling the major challenges that confront humanity in the present decade. Cyclone IDAI made landfall on 15 March in the city of Beira located in Central Mozambique. The cyclone wreaked havoc on Beira and its surrounding areas, resulting in significant damage and destruction to shelter and settlements, health, water and sanitation facilities, as well as large swathes of crops. The cyclone caused mass displacement, separated families and created significant protection concerns. According to OCHA more than 1 million children were impacted and more than 1,700 people with disabilities have also been affected by the cyclone. People are seeking shelter in spontaneous accommodations increasing exposure to SGBV due to overcrowding and lack of safety and privacy. In 19 March IFRC launched an emergency appeal with revision on the 25th seeking to enable IFRC to support the Mozambique Red Cross (CVM) to deliver assistance to 200,000 people with a focus on the following areas of focus: Shelter, including Household Items (HHI); Health; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (WASH); Livelihood and basic needs; Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR); Protection, Gender and Inclusion (PGI) and National Society Capacity Strengthening for 24 months. The planned response reflects the current situation and information available at this time of the evolving operation and will be adjusted based on further developments and more detailed assessments.
The Protection Gender and Inclusion (PGI) Coordinator will coordinate the PGI intervention and in particular, implement the PSEA and Child Protection strategy at a national level and the Community-based protection program on prevention of Early Marriages. The PGI Coordinator will provide operational technical guidance to Sectoral teams to support solutions that ensure minimum standards to PGI are met and that all activities promote the dignity, access, participation, and safety of all girls, boys, women and men based on their different needs, capacities and vulnerabilities, and without discrimination based on age, gender, disability, religious, race, or legal status. In addition, the PGI Coordinator will support Mozambique Red Cross (CVM) to strengthen their capacity in enhancing the impact, reach and efficiency of operations through the integration of PGI activities and approaches. This includes PGI mainstreaming, programme design, training, and strengthening community relationships. The PGI Coordinator supports the PGI Delegate, the host national society and through the latter, the local and national mechanisms in Mozambique providing PGI related services. In collaboration with PSS, CEA, the PGI coordinator and CVM the officer will ensure there is operational capacity to identify and monitor protection risks including child protection and sexual and gender-based violence and take action to prevent, mitigate and respond to violence, exploitation and abuse, including appropriate reporting and referral mechanisms.
The position will be based in Maputo traveling to the provinces for training and supervision of the PGI projects.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
- The Protection Gender and Inclusion Coordinator Design, together with CVM, policies regarding PSEA and Child Protection, its plan of action and ensure its implementation at a regional, provincial and district level.
- Mobilize volunteers and Provide training related to SGVB, PSEA and Child Protection in the provinces and arrange the logistics for training: accommodation, catering, transport.
- The Protection Gender and Inclusion Coordinator Coordinate with CVM and ensure the implementation of the Community-based protection program on prevention of Early Marriages according to the Plan of action in the provinces of Manica, Tete and Sofala.
- Coordinate and Supervise the PGI Officers in the provinces and the overall implementation of the PGI activities according the budget.
- The Protection Gender and Inclusion Coordinator The Protection Gender and Inclusion Coordinator Monitor and report regularly the PGI activities and ensure the collection of data and means of verification according to the indicators
- Design activities and programmes in line with assessment findings and tailored to reach the specific needs of a particular group or groups (ie disability support, SGBV response, child protection) whilst integrating effectively with other sectors and CVM capacities.
- In collaboration with the PGI Delegate, support the monitoring of appropriate incident management, reporting and referral pathways for the operations team to prevent, mitigate and respond to violence, exploitation and abuse effectively working with Community Engagement and Accountability (CEA) and PSS colleagues to harmonise approaches to sensitive feedback and other mechanisms.
- Adapt (based on standard materials) and deliver capacity building activities for Red Cross Red Crescent staff, volunteers and community members: build practical understanding and ownership of PGI, support the implementation of the PGI Minimum Standards, reduce PGI risks in the operational environment, and build sustainable local capacity.
- Act as a technical resource to the CVM in close coordination with the PGI coordinator and PSS and CEA colleagues, and advise efforts to ensure that Sex-age disability-disaggregated data is collected and used to inform activities .Minimum standards for PGI in Emergencies are adhered to Activities and programs are regularly monitored and adjusted for PGI relevance and reach
- Attend the Protection cluster and its sub clusters on PSEA, Child Protection and SGVB and report the activities.
- Analyse the operational context and protection risks and contribute this information to CVM & PGI/CEA and PSS coordinators, needs assessments and operational plans, communication materials and donor reporting.
- Advocate for PGI issues and culture of non-violence with key stakeholders in RCRC including CVM to ensure appropriate awareness of PGI issues, their ramifications and how RCRC teams are responding to PGI risks and needs.
- The Protection Gender and Inclusion Coordinator Actively work towards the achievement of the Federation Secretariat’s goals;
- Abide by and work in accordance with the Red Cross and Red Crescent principles;
- Perform any other work related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the line manager.
- Relevant University degree in social field such as law, sociology, anthropology, social worker, social action, psychology, child care or teaching;
- Training in SGVB and disabilities.
- Minimum 5 years of work experience, where 3 of them are with related type of work;
- Experience with the Mozambique national social and protection sector;
- Experience in providing training;
- Experience working with people in a vulnerable situation;
- First-hand experience with logistics in distributions and collecting data.
Knowledge, skills and languages
- Training skills and ability to learn new things fast;
- Leadership experience;
- Excellent communication skills;
- Excellent cooperation skills;
- Ability to work independently;
- Strong reporting skills;
- Demonstrated accountability;
- Ability to work well in a multicultural team;
- Fluently spoken and written English and Portuguese;
- Sena, Ndau or other local language;
- The Federation is an equal opportunity employer.