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FGM/C and Child, Early and Forced Marriage Officer
Norwegian Church Aid

Norwegian Church Aid ('NCA') works together with people and organizations across the world in 32 countries to eradicate poverty and injustice.   We provide emergency assistance in disasters and work for long-term development in local communities. Our primary areas of focus are the combatting of Gender Based Violence (GBV); Climate Resilient WASH; Climate SMART Economic Empowerment; and Health. Strengthening of civil society is also an important cross-cutting global goal. NCA is a member of the ACT Alliance, one of the world's largest humanitarian alliances. The Alliance consists of organizations in over 140 countries across religious faiths. Norwegian Church Aid - Together for a just world!

 

 

 

Introduction to the Country Office: Norwegian church Aid is in Sudan since 1972 and works in the fields of relief, rehabilitation, and development.  The Country Office in Khartoum currently has its field offices in South, Central Darfur, South Kordofan States, and  the Eastern Sudan Refugees Response Program in Al-Gadarif. NCA works through national partners in North, West, South Kordofan, White Nile, and South and Central Darfur States.


 


 Monthly Gross Salary is USD 1,035/10:
 Section/Unit: NCA's National Gender Based Violence Program
 Grade Level: Category II, step 1
 Supervisor: FGM/C and Child, Early and Forced Marriage Coordinator
 No. of Post: 2
 Duty Station: Zalingei, Central Darfur State/Abu Jibaiha, South Kordofan State
 Duration: 1 year
 Closing Date: 14 Jan 2022

 
 Background:

NCA has a long-term commitment to Sudan, starting in 1972 with a sizeable multi-sectoral programme. The organisation has since expanded the geographical scope to respond to long-term development and humanitarian needs in Darfur, Greater Kordofan, the White Nile, Khartoum, and Gedaref. NCA Sudan recently developed a new country strategy for the period 2020-2024, including country programming within Gender-Based Violence (GBV), Climate Resilient WASH, Climate SMART Economic Empowerment, Food security and Livelihood and Health. Strengthening civil society is a key cross-cutting goal. NCA is one of few INGOs with a clear mandate addressing GBV and gender equality in Sudan, with representation in the National Task Force on FGM/C, in relevant protection and GBV clusters and as a direct partner to UNFPA, UNICEF and UNHCR. In late 2021 NCA started a project addressing Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting FGM/C and Child Early and Forced Marriage (CEFM) in Central Darfur and South Kordofan.

NCA is seeking two candidates as field officers for this project, one based in Central Darfur and one based in South Kordofan.



 
 Duties and responsibilities:

Job description:

  • Secure quality implementation of the FGM/C & CEFM project in the state (Central Darfur or South Kordofan).
  • Follow-up partners implementation in the field.
  • Facilitate training in areas of; GBV, FGM/C, CEFM, SRHR, Community dialogue, Human Rights, Girls Leadership, boys’ and men’s engagement in GBV, Religious and local leaders’ engagement.
  • Facilitate/co-lead state-level advocacy initiatives.
  • Work collaboratively with other NCA staff to integrate within the larger GBV-program and contribute to the GBV prevention, mitigation and transformation with WASH, Health and FSL/EE programmes.
  • Ensure integration of PSHEA prevention and support in line with NCA policies.
  • Establish and run a network of relevant state-level actors for programme collaboration and coordination.
  • Further develop methodology and project activities according to the beneficiaries needs.
  • Ensure accountability to the beneficiaries.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with Save the Children (only applicable in South Kordofan).
  • Regular monitoring of progress against indicators and targets and budget.
  • Regular reporting (in English) against output and outcomes.
  • Other tasks as delegated by the coordinator/management.

 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Qualifications:

  • Professional experience and comprehensive knowledge related to harmful practises, especially FGM/C and CEFM, in addition to GBV and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).
  • Solid and documented experience in facilitating training and activities using participatory approaches and methods, such as community dialogues, as well as training related to harmful practices.
  • Well versed in using participatory methodologies.
  • Documented experience from working with/for youth and communities.
  • Experience from working in Central Darfur/South Kordofan.
  • Experience working with religious leaders is an asset.
  • Knowledge of policy and legal context at state level and experience from advocacy is an asset.
  • Experience in working with civil society and faith-based actors.
  • Experience in narrative reporting and working with results-based framework.
  • Well familiar with using various computer soft-ware programmes and platforms, such as Microsoft Office 365, for project planning and reporting.
  • Knowledge of international humanitarian standards, best practices, key national policy processes and frameworks related to GBV prevention, protection and response.

Educational Background and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Public Health, humanities, gender studies, Social Worker, Nurse, Midwife or Psychologist, international development/human rights, or similar educational background.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years professional experience related to GBV/SRHR in conflict and post conflict settings.
  • Fluent in Arabic and English, and knowledge of language(s) spoken in Central Darfur/South Kordofan.
  • Excellent project implementation skills.

Personal Qualities:

  • Demonstrate flexibility, reflection, and the ability to maintain positive relationships and composure in stressful situations.
  • Ability to think practically and integrate best practices into programming.
  • Ability to communicate well with youth, women as well as men and community leaders.
  • Ability to follow a set work-plan and report to coordinator/line manager on progress and challenges.
  • Openness to introducing new ideas while also committed to building on existing experience and programmes.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative but also work well in teams.
  • Ability to network and establish positive relationships with staff, partners, and government representatives.
  • Solution oriented.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and in engaging partners.








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