Women Protection & Empowerment 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.
Females are strongly encouraged to apply
Women Protection & Empowerment
Deputy Director of Programs
No. of Post:
8 Month with Possibility of extension
31 Sept 2023
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 WPE Manager will be supervising and coordinating WPE program activities implemented on Bantio and Mayo. S/he will lead program implementation, build the capacity of staff and local partner to provide direct support to women and girl survivors of Gender Based Violence, Mentor, supervise and monitor activities, and ensure financial and logistical controls are implemented according to the IRC protocols. S/he will be the main focal point of IRC partner in Khartoum locality.
Duties and responsibilities:
Provide technical guidance, oversight, and support to WPE Bantio and Mayo program and other field sites as needed to improve the provision of quality case management and psychosocial support services to meet the needs of women and girls in accordance with best practice and IRC policy.
Ensure that ethical and sound data collection and information management systems (GBV-IMS) are in place for appropriate violence against women and girls (VAWG) analysis, planning, evaluation, and advocacy.
Ensure regular communication with Integrated Protection Coordinator and /or WPE technical Unit to integrate appropriates technical unit priorities in Program design.
Oversee program implementation through mentor, monitor and support staff to achieve the quality GBV services in emergency and programing, visits with staff in site to ensure quality of the program.
Lead in program development of annual work plan, procurement, spending plan and oversee work plans coincide with timelines of projects and correct coding of project activities.
Manage the relevant project budget; Oversee the budget expenditures as per the donor allocation, monitor budget Vs Actual and submit BVA corrections and realignments where necessary.
Compile and prepare quality monthly and interim progress reports, as well as the final report, and feed in other information as required by donors in a timely manner.
Assist as required in the program development and design process through assessments, Concept note drafting, proposal writing and budget development for expanding IRC Portfolio.
Lead in staff weekly/monthly meetings to discuss work plan, log frame and spending including monthly inventory and PR tracking with all WPE staffs.
Team support and supervision:
Do site visits to ensure project activities are on track and identify challenges that require immediate action. Through lessons learned.
Facilitate or coordinate trainings that support technical skills of staff and local partners, e.g., how to run effective focus groups discussions, conduct safety assessments, introducing WPE services, how to conduct referrals and other identified needs.
Ensure timely completion and submission of monthly timesheets, probation reviews and annual performance reviews and ensure Performance Management Evaluation (PME) documentation for direct reports is in place and followed up regularly.
Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
Finance & Logistic:
Manage budgets by ensuring that all PR expenses and payments are done in accordance with IRC finance policy and review monthly BvA, submit BVA corrections request and compile its minutes.
Submit salary mapping in a timely manner.
Ensure that purchase requests are properly filled out and submitted in a timely manner along with all necessary supporting documentations in accordance with IRC financial policies and procedures.
Coordination & Representation:
Build relationships with partners, government, other NGOs, and UN agencies to strengthen effective GBV referral systems to ensure survivors access services in a timely and confidential manner and enhance multi-agency and multi-sectoral cooperation and coordination.
Coordinate and lead advocacy efforts with other actors and sectors, particularly Protection, WASH, Food and Nutrition, Shelter, Livelihoods, Health; and ensure specific measures are put in place to mitigate risks of GBV among women and girls by these sectors in line with the provision in the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Guideline for response and prevention of GBV in humanitarian settings.
Lead in GBV Working group Coordination meeting.
Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:
Degree of Arts or Science in Social Work, Gender, Human Rights, Social Science, or another related field, desirable
Minimum 3 years’ experience in supervision case management and community outreach intervention.
Experience facilitating group activities, trainings and workshops and mentoring others
Counseling or case management experience desirable
Clear understanding of, and interest in, violence against women and girls, the well-being of women and girls, supporting their healing after the experience of violence, human rights, and gender
Excellent communication skills
Demonstrated understanding of and ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for clients/beneficiaries
Positive and professional attitude, including ability to lead and work well in a team setting
High degree of flexibility and strong ability to organize work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to details.
Computer literate, including Microsoft Word and Excel.
High problem-solving skill and conflict resolution.
Prioritize work under pressure and in difficult setting.
Positive and professional attitude.
Meet deadline and high flexibility of working hours.
Maintain high communication among team and supervisor.
Coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to details
Other responsibilities as needed
Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs
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.