New job Prevention of Violence Against Women and Children-Program Officer in Maharashtra

Prevention of Violence Against Women and Children-Program Officer

Company : SNEHA
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Maharashtra

Full Description

JOB ID- PV|PVW-VAC|FT|PO-01|MUM|21

OPENING FOR: PROGRAM OFFICER

NAME OF THE PROGRAM: PREVENTION OF VOILENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDREN

ROLE REPORTS TO: PROGRAM COORDINATOR

JOB LOCATION: MUMBAI

ABOUT SNEHA
A secular, Mumbai-based non-profit organisation, SNEHA believes that investing in women's health is essential to building
viable urban communities. SNEHA targets four large public health areas: Maternal and Newborn Health, Child Health and
Nutrition, Adolescent Health and Sexuality, and Prevention of Violence against Women and Children.

SNEHA recognises that, in order to improve urban health standards, our initiatives must target both care seekers and care
providers. We work with communities residing in informal settlements to empower women and communities to be
catalysts of change in their own right and collaborate with existing public health systems and health care providers to
create sustainable improvements in urban health.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM ON PREVENTION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDREN
SNEHA’s Program on Prevention of Violence against Women and Children (PVWC) aims to develop high‐impact strategies
for primary prevention, ensure survivors’ access to protection and justice, empower women to claim their rights, mobilise
communities around ‘zero tolerance for violence’, and respond to the needs and rights of excluded and neglected groups.
The Program prioritizes enhanced co-ordination of the state response to crimes against women through a convergence
approach that works with government and public systems to reinforce their roles in assuring basic social, civil and economic
security.

VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN
SNEHA is embarking on a new project ‘Ensuring children’s safety and well-being by building an ecosystem of non-tolerance
to violence against children – a socioecological approach with the involvement of children, parents and community
members’. The project will be nested under a flagship program of SNEHA known as SNEHA Centre program. This program is
being implemented in 4 clusters of Govandi comprising of approximately 4000 households with a focus on improving the
health and nutritional status of children younger than six years of age, women and adolescents. The program is an
integrated family centric model where in women facing domestic violence are supported with counselling, legal and
psychological support services. This new initiative will work on two major pillars of intervention: (1) Primary prevention and
(2) Comprehensive service-delivery. The primary prevention component will entail community outreach, group-based
workshop with children to enable them to talk about difficult issues in their lives and sessions with parents focusing on
efficient parenting and integrating gender socialisation as a part of understanding parenthood. The service-delivery
component will entail establishing counselling and mental health services for children undergoing any form of abuse or
violence. Mental health interventions will include art-based and play therapy for children to build their confidence and self-
expression. The project will interface with government and non-government organisations to build networks and referral
mechanisms for addressing issues of abuse and violence against children.


THE PROFILE
The Program Organiser will be responsible for implementation of group-based activities in one intervention area. The
primary role will be mobilisation of children and parents and organising them for group work.

The post-holder will implement the project activities in the intervention areas. They will have community mobilisation and
group work skills and work along with the COs. They will demonstrate flair, enthusiasm and commitment, when faced with
challenges in the community, and will provide immediate response to local occurrences. The Program Officer will be willing
to work on issues around gender and violence against women and children in the community.


The Community Program Officer reports to the Program Coordinator and maintains day-to-day contact with all her
colleagues and supervisors.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Overall efficient day-to-day coordination of violence against children in all project sites

1. Implement the plan for the intervention cluster with her/his program coordinator on daily basis.
2. Carry out community mobilisation for group meetings, conduct training sessions, management of leaders amongst

the volunteers
3. Planning and ensuring execution of primary prevention activities with the community mobilisation team to organise

campaigns.
4. Coordinating with the Program Coordinator and building a cohort of community volunteers
5. Identify, refer and accompany beneficiaries to police, public health providers, CBOs and community leaders and other

organisations in the intervention areas that will help in the work in the community.
6. Home visits to maintain rapport with parents.
7. Make weekly and monthly activity plans with the supervisor.
8. Collect data and report on a timely basis to the community program officer. Enter the field data on a software

application.
9. Maintain documentation required in the project such as details of identified and referred cases and case studies.
10. Ensure confidentiality and anonymity of the beneficiaries in the project.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
1. Educational qualification: Minimum Graduation.
2. At least three-year’ experience of community work necessary.
3. Oral and written command of Hindi, Marathi and working knowledge of English.
4. Must be conversant with data and data entry process of the work.


PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
1. Achievement mind-set to accomplish project goals.
2. Effective communication, personal and interpersonal skills.
3. Ability to solve problems in the community.
4. Commitment to community engagement.
5. Sound values and work ethics.
6. Open to diversity and respect for everyone.

APPLICATIONS
Interested applicants can send their updated CVs to: shikha.kotian@snehamumbai.org with Subject line-SNEHA- PVWC-
PROGRAM OFFICER-MUMBAI


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