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 with the subject line ‘Migrant Women’s Health Coordinator’.

AkiDwA is an equal opportunity employer.

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