Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) 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.


 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Closing Date: 13 May 2021


    The WPE Manager will be supervising and coordinating WPE programming activities implemented on Khartoum area. S/he will lead program implementation, build staff and local partner capacity to provide direct support to women and girl survivors of gender-based violence, mentor, supervise and monitor team activities, and ensure financial and logistical controls are implemented according to IRC protocols. S/he will be the main focal point of IRC’s WPE partner in Khartoum.

 Duties and responsibilities:

          Technical Quality

  • Provide technical and management leadership to the WPE program in accordance with best practice and IRC policy.
  • Ensure that ethical and sound data collection and information management systems are in place for appropriate violence against women and girls (VAWG) analysis, planning, evaluation, and advocacy.
  • Ensure regular communication with the Integrated Protection Coordinator and/or WPE Technical Unit to integrate appropriate technical unit priorities in program design.

Program Management

  • Responsible for the overall achievement of WPE grants implemented in Khartoum.
  • Support implementation and ensure adherence to grant work plans, spending plans and monitoring and evaluation plans.
  • Work closely and coordinate with IRC Operations, Finance and Grant departments to ensure compliance with grant requirements.

Team Support and Supervision

  • Hold regular planning and debriefing sessions on a daily and weekly basis with the Emergency WPE team. 
  • Hold bi-weekly individual sessions with the WPE Response Officer to review tasks and responsibilities, supervise job performance, and provide support as required.
  • Ensure accurate documentation for the WPE team members (90-day action plan, onboarding plan, sick leaves, annual leaves etc.)
  • In collaboration with the Integrated Protection Coordinator, facilitate or coordinate trainings that support technical skills of staff and local partner, e.g. how to run effective focus groups, conduct safety assessments, introducing WPE services, how to talk about GBV, how to conduct referrals, and other identified needs.
  • Be responsible for and supervise the capacity building and the development plans for team members.
  • Shadow all WPE activities (Non-focused, GBV risk assessments and response tools, Focused PSS curriculums and ensure quality delivery of services to the affected population.
  • Provide inputs to WPE management on how to develop WPE Programming and follow up on ongoing operations.
  • Coordinate and follow up with other IRC departments involved in Mayo camp ensuring a coverage for the identified needs. 

Partner Management and Capacity Building

  • Maintain regular contact as the focal point with local partner to establish a relationship based on trust and reciprocal respect and to ensure their regular involvement in IRC’s activities
  • Ensure regular performance monitoring of partners to achieve the set WPE program objectives.
  • Ensure regular technical support and guidance to partners, in accordance with partnership agreements.
  • Contribute to the development of training and learning modules and mentoring and coaching tools
  • Facilitate trainings in technical development topics, including GBV case management, GBV core concepts, WGSS Guiding Principles, GBV Risk Reduction etc.


Reporting and Monitoring

  • Develop and maintain effective and efficient oversight, support, quality control and reporting systems and processes.
  • Ensure regular field monitoring of activities.
  • Supervise and consolidate information collected from weekly and staff activity reports, case management supervision records and skill assessment tools, and GBVIMS monthly reports.
  • Assure quality collection of data towards donor and internal indicators
  • Contribute towards donor reporting
  • Quality case management data collection and storage

Coordination & Representation

  • Actively develop and maintain effective working relationships with key partners, including donors, government actors, UN agencies, international and local NGOs, and other relevant actors.
  • Regularly attend the field level Protection and/or GBV working group meetings to feed in IRC priorities from the field.
  • Advocate with peer agencies, government, and other partners to promote delivery of inclusive and high quality VAWG response services


  • Consistently and proactively monitor/assess the safety and security of field teams, promptly reporting concerns or incidents to IRC management and collaborating closely with other external parties as required to maintain/enhance the security environment.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs.

Professional Standards

  • All IRC staff are required to enforce to THE IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct and the IRC country employment policies.


 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  • BSC Degree/diploma in Women’s Studies, Social Work, or a related field
  • Proven experience in implementing gender-based violence programming, including experience supervising GBV case management teams
  • Demonstrated understanding of gender-based violence response protocols and service provision
  • Previous experience supervising and leading a multi-disciplinary team in a cross-cultural setting
  • Previous experience in managing partnership
  • Demonstrated experience in capacity building and mentoring of staff
  • Demonstrated experience in grant management and proposal writing
  • Good digital literacy in programs such as: MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • Capable of applying skills and knowledge in a range of capacities, including direct implementation, advisory functions, training and the transfer of technical knowledge and leadership skills to others
  • Proficiency in Arabic and English is preferable. 
  • Positive and professional demeanor, able to coordinate, maintain composure and stress management, work overtime when vital and be able to coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail. 


This Job is contingent to funding availability 

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