AIM Technical Sector Specialists – Gender and Inclusion

Application ends: December 5, 2022

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Career with BRAC Sierra Leone Non-Governmental Agency

BRAC is an award-winning international non-governmental development organisation, with the vision of a world free from all forms of exploitation and discrimination, where everyone has the opportunity to realize their potential. BRAC is a leader in developing and implementing cost-effective, evidence-based programmes to assist poor and disadvantaged communities in low-income countries, including in conflict-prone and post-disaster settings. It is an organisation of and for the people of the Global South, pioneering new development and social enterprise approaches to equip communities to achieve prosperity. As well as being the world’s biggest NGO by number of staff and people directly reached, BRAC has regularly been ranked the number one NGO in the world by the Geneva-based NGO Advisor, an independent organisation committed to highlighting innovation, impact and governance in the non-profit sector. BRAC retained the top spot in 2020 among the top 500 NGOs for the fifth consecutive year.

 

BRAC was founded in Bangladesh in 1972 by Sir FazleHasan Abed. It started its first programme outside of Bangladesh in Afghanistan in 2002, and has since reached millions of people in 11 countries in Asia and Africa. BRAC has a holistic approach to development that uses a wide array of programmes and social enterprises, including in microfinance, education, health, agriculture, gender and human rights. BRAC believes that every person has inherent potential, and when an enabling environment is created and that potential is unleashed, even the poorest can become agents of positive change in their own lives, for their families and their communities. 

 

About the Programme

 

In 2022, the Mastercard Foundation in partnership with BRAC International (BI) will be announcing an initiative that will create a positive and measurable impact for 1.2 million adolescent girls and young women and 9.5 million people across seven countries in East and West Africa, including Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Uganda.

 

There is mounting urgency to support adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) living in poverty, which has been further amplified by the global pandemic. Through this partnership, scalable economic development approaches will be delivered in communities to foster the agency and voice of AGYW. They will have the opportunity to fulfill their aspirations, achieve sustainable livelihoods, and engage in advocacy issues.

 

BRAC Sierra Leone will implement an integrated and holistic model to address the various life cycles of a young woman living in poverty, ensuring she is able to transition safely from adolescence to adulthood. She will be equipped with the appropriate skills, tools, and access to finance to effectively exercise her agency and build a fulfilling and productive livelihood.

 

In preparation for the launch, BRAC Sierra Leone is seeking applications from competent, dynamic and self-motivated individualsto fill the following position in Sierra Leone.

 

Programme: Mastercard Foundation Accelerating Impact for Young Women in partnership with BRAC (AIM)
Job Title: AIM Technical Sector Specialists – Gender and Inclusion
Location: Regional Office, Sierra Leone – Waterloo, Bo and Makeni
Reporting to: AIM Regional Manager
Number of positions: 3

 

JOB PURPOSE:

Responsible for providing overall technical leadership on social empowerment activities of AIM Programme to ensure sound and effective implementation. S/he will uphold BRAC’s values and ensuring programming and organizational principles.

KEY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 

  • Oversee social empowerment activities of AIM programme and provide technical support on gender and inclusion aspects
  • Prepare branch wise Social Empowerment training calendar and help to ensure trainings, including staff training and ToT for Mentors and PAs 
  • Provide overall technical leadership and help to Community Selection & Demarcation
  • Support Branch set-up and procurement, community mapping and selection
  • Support club-space set up ensuring safeguarding criteria and reasonable accommodation and Club Group Formation and facilitate club-based curriculum delivery
  • Lead mapping of linkage services following standardized referral pathways (government/inter-agency) and provide orientation to staff, mentors and Youth Development Committees
  • Prepare work plan both yearly & monthly to achieve the programmatic target
  • Support branch team to maintain strong linkage with local Government and other community authorities
  • Support GBV case management from collecting incident reports to providing guidance and support to branch team and YDCs to resolve or establish referral linkage
  • Follow up & monitor the field level activities on regular basis and assist for proper implementation
  • Follow up YDCs activities by attending meetings and help to capacity building
  • Conduct and monitor Family & Partners’ sessions
  • Write case stories or success stories and help Knowledge Management team for programme documentation

 

SAFEGUARDING RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure the safety of team members from any harm, abuse, neglect, harassment and exploitation to achieve the programme’s goals on safeguarding implementation.
  • Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment.
  • Practice, promote and endorse the issues of safeguarding policy among team members and ensure the implementation of safeguarding standards in every course of action.
  • Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place and encourage others to do the same.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Proven ability to develop and manage institutional relationships
  • Knowledge:   Understanding   on   gender and inclusion, community empowerment and local government issues
  • Computer proficiency: MS office

 

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master Degree from any recognized university in Social Science, Gender Studies or relevant subjects

 

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • At least three (03) years working experience on gender and inclusion, community mobilization, local government and social safety net.

 

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: CONTRACTUAL

 

SALARY: NEGOTIABLE

 

If you feel you are the right match for the above-mentioned position, please follow the application instructions accordingly:

Candidates need to email their CV with a letter of interest mentioning educational grades and years of experience at bimcf.sierraleone@brac.net OR by hand at any of the following offices:

 

Freetown Country Office:2 Samuel Banister Drive, Wilberforce

 

Waterloo Region Addresses

  1. Waterloo I Branch Office – 8 Leden Streets, Post Office, Waterloo
  2. Waterloo II Branch Office – 73 Main Motor Road Town (Old Morabi Road) Waterloo
  3. Waterloo III Branch Office – 20 Benguima Road, Tombo High Way, Waterloo
  4. Waterloo – Waterloo Post Office – BRAC Application Box

 

Makeni Region Addresses

  1. Masuba Branch Office – 42 Masuba Road, Makeni
  2. OIC Ropolo Branch Office – 42 Tecko Road, Makeni
  3. Magburaka Branch Office – 2 Jawara Drive, New London, Makeni Road, Magburaka
  4. Looking Town Branch Office – 5 Jibrilla Street, Looking town, Makeni

 

Bo Region Addresses

  1. Moriba Town Branch Office – 47 Fatmata Street, Sewa Road Section, Moriba Town, Bo 
  2. Kandeh Town Branch Office – 36 Dr. Wusu Sannoh Street, Kandeh Town, Bo
  3. Torkpoi Town Branch Office – 25 Jah Street, Salina Section Torkpoi Town Bo

 

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Only complete applications will be accepted and shortlisted candidates will be contacted

 

Application deadline: 5th December 2022

BRAC is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share the same commitment. We believe every stakeholder and every member of the communities we work with has the right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect, harassment, and exploitation – regardless of age, race, religion, and gender, status as an individual with a disability or ethnic origin. Therefore, our recruitment process includes extensive reference and background checks, self-disclosure of prior issues regarding sexual or other misconduct and criminal records and our values are a part of our Performance Management System.

 

BRAC is an equal opportunities employer.

 

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply