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Senior Gender Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Safeguarding Manager
International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future.


 Salary: $1,300-$1,500
 Section/Unit: Country Office
 Grade Level: 7A
 Supervisor: Country Director
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Duration: 6 month with possible extension
 Closing Date: 31 May 2022


The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today work in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

The Senior Gender, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (GEDI) and Safeguarding Manager ensure equality, diversity and inclusion in both programs and operations, with a strong focus on gender equality, based on an inter sectional feminist approach and critical perspectives on postcolonial power dynamics. S/he will also be responsible for implementation of IRC’s safeguarding strategy and activities across the country program.  The Senior Manager provides technical leadership in support of this commitment.  This position reports to Country Director and will manage relevant staff as necessary.

 Duties and responsibilities:

  • Lead and monitor the implementation of IRC Gender Equality and Safeguarding strategies for the country program and its partners after     establishing strong working relation with IRC’s regional office safeguarding and Gender Equality Technical Units and IRC Sudan country leadership.
  • Work with the country leadership to develop Gender (including Women@Work) and Safeguarding Action Plans, including developing and adapting proven and innovative approaches for promoting and building an inclusive and equal office culture and environment.
  • Oversee implementation of the Gender and Safeguarding Action Plans and ensure that planned activities are delivered on time and within scope and meet technical standards.
  • In collaboration with key country and human resources staff, review, modify, design and support implementation of key processes, practices and tools to help guide more gender equitable HR policies and practices.
  • Provide orientation and on-job training to IRC staff on gender mainstreaming, gender core concepts, and safeguarding. Support contextual adaptation, design and roll-out of information, education, and communication (IEC) materials on gender and safeguarding for the country program, including delivery of training on different aspects.
  • Liaise with the country safety and security focal point to work for more gender inclusive country risk analysis and safety training to allow for improved recognition of women-specific security concerns.
  • Work with program leads to build their understanding and ability to apply sector specific approaches to deliver more gender equitable and safe programming by conducting gender analysis of program activities.
  • Support efforts to build capacity of implementing partners to deliver gender equitable and safe programs. As requested, provide technical support and guidance to partners, in accordance with partnership agreements and in coordination with the Partnerships department. Adapt and facilitate training for partners on Gender Equality and Safeguarding.
  • Monitor program implementation through field visits, focus group discussions and key informant interviews with staff and beneficiaries. Produce reports to demonstrate impact, progress against action plans and inform ongoing and future program design.
  • Coordinate efforts of Gender Equality Champions based in the country and field offices, convene regular meetings, input into annual GE operational action plan, and track activities.
  • Support Women@Work Groups by providing technical guidance, facilitating scheduling meetings, documenting meeting outcomes and communicating them to IRC Yemen leadership.
  • Review and support enhancement of country program and partner complaints response mechanisms for clients.
  • Ensure representation in country forums, conferences and clusters focusing on gender and safeguarding. Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders - including community leaders, international and local NGOs, UN agencies, community-based organization and other IRC sectors to enhance multi-agency and multi-sector cooperation and coordination.
  • Provide inputs for proposals and reports and plan and manage GEDI and safeguarding budget and spending.
  • Support relevant departments with conducting robust initial and post investigations of all safeguarding concerns raised by staff, clients, beneficiaries, and/or external parties.


Staff management

  • Recruit, train, orient and manage staff, as required.
  • Ensure staff Performance appraisal documentation is in place and followed up regularly.
  • Recommend and implement a capacity building plan for relevant staff.


Advocacy, Communication and Networking:

  • Participate in and represent the IRC at relevant coordination structures and fora.
  • Be the PSEA focal person of IRC for both internal and external purpose.
  • Contribute to the IRC’s policy advocacy at all levels (state, national and international).
  • Organize, facilitate, or participate in GEDI and safeguarding-related events.
  • Produce and disseminate GEDI and safeguarding-related materials, including information about the country programs efforts and good practices.

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, law, psychology, health, social work, humanities or other related discipline.
  • 5 years professional experience in gender programs and/or Protection and/or Safeguarding and/or HR.
  • Background or extensive understanding of humanitarian aid sector. Familiarity with the Gender Equality and safeguarding standards and principles, international protection frameworks and mechanisms on safeguarding.
  • Demonstrated experience/understanding of organizational and/or HR policies and practices.
  • Strong analytical skills related to feedback mechanisms, safeguarding, protection and similar matters.
  • Fluent English communication and report writing skills essential; Arabic a strong advantage.
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating training and workshops. Good team building skills and knowledge of participatory approaches.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to develop positive relationships with local and remote team members at multiple levels in the organization. Experience in working collaboratively and/or advocating with other sectors and teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive situations diplomatically and in a confidential manner.
  • Ability to travel to other IRC field sites and province field project sites to promote safeguarding awareness through training and orientations.
  • Computer skills are required – MS Office package and Internet.
  • Self-motivated, highly responsible, punctual, flexible, culturally sensitive. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Standard of Professional Conduct


IRC and IRC employees are required to abide by the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct which are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons, and several others.


Gender Equality & Equal Opportunity


We are committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer generous benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances. We welcome and strongly encourage qualified female professionals to apply.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


Ensuring the non-disclosure of any information whatsoever relating to the practices and business of IRC acquired in the course of duty, to any other person or organization without authority, except in the normal execution of duty.

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