Vacancy: Migrant Women’s Health Coordinator

Akina Dada wa Africa (AkiDwA) is currently recruiting for the position of Migrant Women’s Health Coordinator and is inviting applications from suitable persons.

Job Title: Migrant Women’s Health Coordinator

Responsible to: Head of Operations and Strategy (HOS)

Hours: Full time, 35 hours a week

Job duration: 1 Year

Key responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the organisation’s work on ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
  • Convene and facilitate the National Steering Committee on FGM.
  • Represent AkiDwA on campaigns to end FGM.
  • Deliver training to healthcare professionals, Gardaí, medical students, different agencies and raise awareness on FGM at local, regional and national level.
  • Link with FGM-affected communities, organise workshops for migrant women/men and key service providers in the area of gender-based violence with a view to building service providers’ capacity to deliver culturally appropriate services.
  • Coordinate AkiDwA’s network of Community Health Ambassadors.
  • Update publications on FGM and develop training materials on FGM.
  • Together with the Policy and Research Officer, develop factsheets and policy position papers.
  • Together with the Development Officer, organise and deliver awareness-raising sessions on FGM at local, regional and national level.
  • Participate in AkiDwA meetings, public events and other relevant activities and duties as identified with HOS.

Applicants must have:

  • Relevant third level qualification in social science, development, health or related field
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience of working in the area of international development or other related field and have knowledge of FGM
  • Have an understanding and knowledge of gender-based violence as it relates to migrant women and in particular FGM
  • Excellent communication, reporting, facilitation and networking skills
  • Ability to work within a team and on own initiative
  • Skills or experience in any combination of the following: gender-based violence issues, women’s health promotion and migrant women issues in Ireland.
  • Experience in the design and delivery of training modules particularly in health

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application together with curriculum vitae, submitted by 5pm on Friday 5th July 2019, through email info@akidwa.ie with the subject line ‘Migrant Women’s Health Coordinator’.

AkiDwA is an equal opportunity employer.

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