The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization with 190 member National Societies. It is guided by its Strategy 2020 which voices our collective vision and determination to move forward in tackling the major challenges that confront humanity in the present decade.
Cyclone Idai made landfall on 15 March in the city of Beira located in Central Mozambique. The cyclone wreaked havoc on Beira and its surrounding areas, resulting in significant damage and destruction to shelter and settlements, health, water and sanitation facilities, as well as large swathes of crops. The cyclone caused mass displacement, separated families and created significant protection concerns. According to OCHA more than 1 million children were impacted and more than 1,700 people with disabilities have also been affected by the cyclone. People are seeking shelter in spontaneous accommodations increasing exposure to SGBV due to overcrowding and lack of safety and privacy.
In 19 March IFRC launched an emergency appeal with revision on the 25th seeking to enable IFRC to support the Mozambique Red Cross (CVM) to deliver assistance to 200,000 people with a focus on the following areas of focus: Shelter, including Household Items (HHI); Health; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (WASH); Livelihood and basic needs; Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR); Protection, Gender and Inclusion (PGI) and National Society Capacity Strengthening for 24 months. The planned response reflects the current situation and information available at this time of the evolving operation and will be adjusted based on further developments and more detailed assessments.
The Protection Gender and Inclusion (PGI) Officer will provide operational technical guidance to Sectoral teams to support solutions that ensure minimum standards to PGI are met and that all activities promote the dignity, access, participation, and safety of all girls, boys, women and men based on their different needs, capacities and vulnerabilities, and without discrimination based on age, gender, disability, religious, race, or legal status. In addition, the PGI Officer will support Mozambique Red Cross (CVM) to strengthen their capacity in enhancing the impact, reach and efficiency of operations through the integration of PGI activities and approaches. This includes PGI mainstreaming, programme design, training, and strengthening community relationships. The PGI officer supports the PGI surge coordinator, the host national society and through the latter, the local and national mechanisms in Mozambique providing PGI related services. In collaboration with PSS, CEA, the PGI coordinator and CVM the officer will ensure there is operational capacity to identify and monitor protection risks including child protection and sexual and gender-based violence and take action to prevent, mitigate and respond to violence, exploitation and abuse, including appropriate reporting and referral mechanisms.
WOMEN ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
Job Type: Temporary
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