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The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Kenya serves vulnerable populations in the Turkana region and refugees in the Kakuma, Dadaab (Hagadera) camps and in the Eastleigh region of Nairobi.

The IRC implements programs in the areas of comprehensive primary health care, nutrition, sanitation and hygiene and HIV/ AIDS.

Applications are invited for the position of:

Gender Based Violence (GBV) Emergency Officer (Hagadera)

IRC is currently looking for a Gender Based Violence (GBV) Emergency Officer who will oversee IRC’s GBV response to the humanitarian crisis in Dadaab. He/She will provide technical support and leadership required for the successful implementation of all emergency activities.

These include the provision of direct counseling and case management to GBV survivors, developing safe spaces for female new arrivals on the outskirts to create a more supportive environment, enabling them to access GBV services, receive information and strengthen social
support networks among women and girls.

The GBV Emergency Officer will also be responsible for training and supervising GBV community workers to prevent and respond to cases of GBV in the camp and ensure effective case management in collaboration with IRC GBV Counselors.

The GBV Emergency Officer will also work with partners to ensure GBV related risks are mitigated and addressed across all actors, in particular shelter, water and sanitation

For a detailed Job Description and person specification, send an email to

All interested candidates are requested to submit a cover letter and an updated CV (Do Not attach Certificates) to the following email address: by 27th July, 2011.

This is an emergency response and we will shortlist on a continuous basis and may appoint prior to the closing date.

IRC is an equal opportunity employer

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