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Job Context
  • The Adolescent Girls Officer works in Women`s Safe Space as part of comprehensive/integrated women and girls Centers. Her role is to support adolescent girls in the center through provision of activities including: setting up information sessions, recreational sessions, and emotional support sessions as part of the Girl Shine curriculum. She will assist in the provision of age appropriate group activities, skills building, information sessions and other recreational activities that promote support networks and cohesion with adolescent girls at women and girls Centers/safe spaces. She will also engage guardians in describing the importance of social connectedness for adolescent girls. These Centers will also provide essential SHR services to women and girls, so the Adolescent Girls Officer will work closely with Health team to ensure internal referrals for adolescent girls.
  • Department: Women`s Protection & Empowerment
  • Reporting to: WPE Senior Officer (IWC)
  • Location: Ukhia/Teknaf with travel
  • Duration: Up to April 30, 2020 (with possibility of Extension subject to funding, program needs and performance of incumbent)
Job Responsibilities
  • Adhere to and dedicatedly promote the women-, girl- and survivor-centered support approach, and the GBV guiding principles;
  • Consult and work with adolescent girls in the Centers to identify their needs, interests and priorities, and what’s important to them, and where possible, adapt activities according to these to ensure activities offered are culturally appropriate and meet the needs of adolescent girls;
  • Facilitate adolescent girl group sessions as part of Girl Shine curriculum implementation;
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of training activities for adolescent girls participating in Center services and activities;
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of activities aimed at community leaders and parents (or guardians/gatekeepers) of the adolescent girls accessing the Centers and safe spaces;
  • Conduct, prepare, and help plan and organize activities with adolescent girls with an understanding of the age range of adolescent girls and varying risks adolescent girls face;
  • Provide Psychosocial First Aid and non-judgmental support and services to adolescent girls;
  • Assist with dignity kit distributions, appropriate messaging, and feedback from adolescent girls on dignity kits and other discretionary items provided;
  • Know, understand and use the formal GBV referral pathway;
  • Work in close, daily collaboration with the health team in the Centers to ensure women and girls have safe, discrete and confidential access to/from the GBV and health services via the internal referral procedures;
  • Know, understand and be able to apply the best interest and determination for children, specifically girls;
  • Share with the adolescent girls what options for her care are available, including what services can be provided and what services cannot.
  • Build positive, productive, trusting connections with adolescent girls, their parents/careers and their communities, ensuring to maintain professional boundaries and humanitarian ethics at all times;
  • In collaboration with the whole Center team, conduct community outreach and engagement activities to build community support to on board for the Centers in a safe and appropriate manner, and awareness activities on GBV and its health consequences, promote available services to adolescent girls, and listen to adolescent girls on barriers to accessing services with activities for female only groups;
  • Inform adolescent girls and their guardians about available services and material support in accordance with their needs.
Employment Status


Educational Requirements
  • Bachelor degree in any discipline
  • Degree in psychology, gender or women’s studies, social work or other relevant/related studies, and/or professional experience in counselling and implementing activities for women and girls or proven engagement in women’s rights/groups – desirable, not essential
Experience Requirements
  • At least 2 year(s)
Additional Requirements
  • Age at least 24 years
  • Both males and females are allowed to apply
  • At least 2-3 years of experience needed in the field of Gender and GBV;
  • Candidate must be able to demonstrate a clear and genuine willingness to work and learn quickly and be committed to developing professionally in the field of GBV, in particular – supporting adolescent girls’ protection and empowerment – essential;
  • Clear understanding of and interest in the well-being of adolescent girls;
  • Understanding of the impact and dynamics of men’s violence against women and girls, and a strong interest in working on adolescent girls’ protection and empowerment;
  • Personal qualities: Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well;
  • Strong communication and facilitation skills;
  • Ability to keep records and write simple and basic reports of activities would be an added advantage;
  • Excellent listening and observation skills, including ability to create trust, support, respect and interact with survivors of all ages, background and diversity;
  • Demonstrated commitment to girl’s empowerment and protection through current/ previous volunteer or paid work in girls’ clubs or other relevant experience is an added advantage;
  • Language spoken by population in need – essential; Good working knowledge of English – preferable, not essential;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and respect in Centers at all times is essential;
  • People who are familiar with local culture and local dialects will get preference.
Job Location

Cox’s Bazar (Teknaf, Ukhia)

    Tk. 46000 (Monthly)
Compensation & Other Benefits
  • Mobile bill, Weekly 2 holidays, Insurance, Gratuity
  • Two Bonuses in a Year Equivalent to Two Basic Salaries

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Only short listed candidates will be invited for interview.
Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
Eligible Candidates from Cox’s Bazar/Ukhia/Teknaf locality are encouraged to apply.
”IRC is an equal opportunity employer”

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Application Deadline : August 29, 2019

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