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Tue, 03/31/2015 - 00:00
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Job title: Field Officer
Organisation: ABAAD – Resource Center for Gender Equality
Job type: National and local associations
Nationality: lebanese
Location: Beirut
Working area: Beirut, Mount Lebanon, North (Akkar), Bekaa (North, West and Central), and South
Job sector: Gender & Development
Deadline: April 15, 2015
Job specifications

ABAAD – Resource Center for Gender Equality
Job  Vacancy | Sixteen  (16) Community Outreach Mobilizers

Location: Beirut, Mount Lebanon, North (Akkar),
Bekaa (North, West and Central), and South

1 year (renewable) | Immediate Recruitment (3 months probation)




JOB TITLE: Community Outreach Mobilizer

LOCATION: Beirut, Mount Lebanon, North (Akkar), Bekaa (North, West and Central), and South

ABAAD PURPOSE: ABAAD aims at achieving gender equality as an essential condition to sustainable social and economic development in the MENA region. ABAAD has a proven record in working in addressing GBV in emergency settings. “Ending Gender-Based Violence: towards standardization and strengthening quality of services and direct response” is an initiative aiming at reducing the risks of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) through women, boys and girls empowerment and improving the quality of multi-sectorial assistance for women and girls survivors or at risk of GBV among the host and Syrian refugee population.


The GBV Case Worker (GBV-CW) is responsible for ensuring that the Women & Girls Safe Space (WGSS) is a safe space for those seeking support. The GBV-CW will provide confidential case management and psychosocial support, as well as referrals to other service providers as needed. The GBV-CW will work with vulnerable women and girls, those at risk of GBV, and survivors of GBV. The GBV-CW is usually the first point of contact for those in need.

REPORTING LINES: Post holder reports to: Prevention Officer and Safe Space Manager

Key responsabilites:


Key responsabilities:

I. Community Outreach and Mobilization

-         Conduct information and awareness sessions with women and girls in the community to disseminate information about available services and key protection concerns

-         Identify and assess new communities to be engaged in the safe spaces activities

-         Maintain regular contact with community focal points and community outreach volunteers

-         Identify and engage key “gatekeepers” within the community to ensure access of ABAAD teams

II. Risk mitigation activities

-         In close collaboration with Community Focal Points (CFP) conduct regular safety audits to identify risks identified by women and girls within their community

-         Support community outreach volunteers  and women and girls community groups  in developing strategies to address and/or mitigate risks

-         Facilitate referral of identified needs to humanitarian organizations and other service providers, ensuring follow up and feedback to the community

III. Support to Community Outreach Volunteers

-         Identify and recruit community outreach volunteers amongst the refugee and host communities

-         Conduct trainings of community outreach volunteers

-         Organize regular planning and reporting meetings with community outreach volunteers and gather feedback on community mobilization activities on a regular basis

IV. Psychosocial Activities

-         Collaborate closely with Social Worker to organize psychosocial activities in the Women and girls safe space

-         Identify communities with psychosocial needs and make recommendations for the provision of psychosocial activities

-         Conduct age appropriate and psychosocial activities for women and adolescent girls

V. Monitoring and Reporting

-         Prepare and submit weekly, monthly and 3-month work plans in a timely manner and incorporate manager feedback.

-         Participate in weekly internal meetings to ensure adherence to standards of appropriate case management

-         Regularly document outreach and community mobilization activities using agreed tools (including safety audits)

-         Gather feedback at the community level regarding ABAAD safe spaces programme and share information with supervisor

VI. Coordination:

-         As requested undertake/participate in liaison, coordination, and information sharing activities with national NGOs, international organizations, donors and government

V. Other:

-         Respect for ABAAD Code of Conduct and its PSEA Policy

-         Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop

Key competencies:



-         Degree in social work

-         Knowledge of GBV prevention and response

-         Experience working directly with refugees and other groups

-         Experience working directly with women and girls

-         Strong communication and interpersonal skills

-         Commitment to human rights, gender equality, non-discrimination

-         Flexible pro-active attitude

-         Ability to work well as an individual and in a team

-         Ability to manage an unpredictable workload in a challenging environment

-         Ability to work across socio-cultural and religious contexts

-         Belief in ABAAD’s mission and vision

-         Languages: Fluency in spoken and written Arabic, clear and concise reporting in English is strongly preferred. French is a plus

-         Experience in managing  and training community volunteers

-         Must be computer literate, including Microsoft Word and Excel.

Contract terms:



Interested candidates in this position should send their CV along with a cover letter, to and include the job title above in the email subject and cover letter by Wednesday, April 15th. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


ABAAD is an equal employment opportunity organization.


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