Field Officer (Health) – Cotabato (Filipino Nationals Only)

Acción contra el Hambre España

Duration : 6 months (with a possibility of an extension)
Start date : 01-Apr-2024

You’ll contribute to ending world hunger by …

Reduce vulnerabilities of women, men and children affected by the disasters and emergency situation in BARMM through increased access to quality essential services including GBV support services and enhanced capacities on Protection and gender-based violence (GBV) response

Key activities in your role will include

Objective 1: Increase awareness on protection including GBV support services and referrals

  • Conduct of information dissemination on the rights, entitlements, access to services, laws and rules protecting conflict and disaster affected people
  • Organize and facilitate protection meetings/info sessions with multi-stakeholders (government, IDPs, host communities, CSOs)
  • Organize and facilitate community-based gender sensitivity workshop and GBV orientation

Objective 2: Identification and provision of support to GBV cases to persons affected by conflict and natural hazards

  • Conduct community based GBV sessions to develop confidential mechanism for GBV reporting
  • Assist in provision of logistical support for referred cases (i.e., filing fees) and linking with service providers part of referral pathways (health services ie or mental and psychosocial health services, police and justice, and social services) based on GBV and protection risk analysis

Objective 3: Strengthen Advocacy to leverage additional and sustained assistance to GBV survivors

  • Conduct Stakeholder mapping, coordination meetings and planning
  • Organize and facilitate GBV Stakeholders Forum
  • Updating, validation and dissemination of GBV and protection referral pathways, including updated or accurate directory with contact persons for agencies/ organizations

Objective 4: Increase access to legal documentation services

  • Conduct community-based mobile legal missions for reconstruction of lost civil documents
  • Legal documentation and legal assistance to individuals for legal documentation i.e., PSA Verification Fees (Regional and National Office)
  • Coordination with LGUs, LCR, etc. to facilitate documentation assistance

Objective 5: Enhance knowledge, skills, and attitude of community-based protection monitors

  • Conduct training of community-based protection monitors
  • Identify training needs of participants including related to GBV and protection

Objective 6: Coordination, collaboration and synergies

  • Ensure planned activities are closely coordinated and consulted with protection stakeholders and local GBV service providers, community leaders and clusters
  • Coordinate and ensure AAH’s sectoral interventions/activities are complementing each other and providing assistance to GBV survivors and most vulnerable IDPs and returnees
  • In coordination and consultation with the Head of Project, ensure proper coordination and information sharing with LGUs, stakeholders and consortium members and implementation and approaches and adopted to local context.

Objective 7: Ensure proper monitoring and reporting of activities

  • Report to the HOP issues and challenges faced in the field and implementing the activities and context related issues affecting the planned activities
  • Update HOP on the progress and achievement daily and weekly
  • Ensuring the quality of the GBV and protection data collected from the field
  • Make suggestions/recommendations to HOP on readjusting the program based on the results and the context, as needed
  • Participate in assessment, collecting and entering data and their analysis, including timely archiving of SoVs

Do you meet the profile required criteria?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Behavioural Sciences, Social work, or related field
  • Technical Knowledge:
    • Knowledge on gender-based violence, case management, survivor-centered and trauma-informed approaches, gender equality, Protection Minimum Standards in Emergencies
    • Familiarity with the local culture, ability to develop respect from a wide range of people and strong ability to communicate effectively on GBV and protection issues.
    • Knowledge in Cluster Coordination an advantage
  • Experience:
    • At least 2yrs in a similar position
    • Local government related to GBV or gender equality, social welfare or international/ local NGOs in humanitarian setting
    • Experience in an emergency response (conflict setting) is desirable
  • Languages: Excellent English and Filipino language. Can speak Maguindanaon and Maranao is an advantage.
  • IT systems: Good knowledge of Windows Office package
  • Valuable prior experience in issues related to the promotion of gender equality and child rights or personal commitment to gender equality and child rights.

Our remuneration package:

  • Compensation based on Action Against Hunger salary grid and candidate’s previous experience
  • Benefits: Health insurance, accident and life insurance, leave entitlements, government-mandated benefits
  • Project-based employment

Action against Hunger is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work such as but not limited to sexual harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and/or financial misconduct; We expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through endorsing our code of conduct and other related policies and only those who share our values and code of conduct will be recruited to work for us.

How to apply

Interested candidates meeting the requirements should apply to the link provided below on or before 19 March 2024.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview by the HR Department.

Note. – Given the urgency of this position, the vacancy may close on or before the deadline.

Action Against Hunger provides equal opportunities to candidates regardless of their origin, nationality, race, gender, regional and sexual orientation. This vision aims to integrate equal treatment and opportunities among females and men in all HR processes and policies within the organization.

Deadline: 19 Mar 2024

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