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Gender Based Violence Advisor - Iraq

Erbil (Iraq)

  • Organization: IRW - Islamic Relief Worldwide
  • Location: Erbil (Iraq)
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Gender-based violence
    • Drugs, Anti-Money Laundering, Terrorism and Human Trafficking
  • Closing Date: 2018-05-13

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Closing Date: 13th May 2018

Contract: 6 months, Fixed Term

Ref: GBVA-I/IPD- MEEE/0418

Salary: £26,944 per annum + Separate Benefits package (Expat)

Location: Erbil, Iraq

Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) is currently recruiting for the position of Gender Based Violence based in Iraq, who will support the implementation of IR Iraq’s GBV project in the Kirkuk region as well providing support to Head of Programmes in developing training and project development. The staff member will provide technical case work support as well as engaging with different stakeholders and the running of cluster meetings.

The role will oversee supervision of project staff management including: resolution of issues, timely responses to questions submitted for feedback, attendance to ensure presence of sufficient staff at all times, conduct regular meetings and share minutes with Country Office management. This would include responsibility for making key decisions in relation to the project implementation, and offer solutions to problems that arise during the implementation of project. Furthermore, the post-holder will liaise regularly with the Head of Programmes and project team to provide updates on the program, discuss emerging challenges, and collaborate on the design of new programs or changes to existing programs. The role will also ensure that the program department prepares on-time and quality reports based on donor templates and requirements, alongside performing other related duties incidental to the work described herein. This requires a flexible approach to respond to any work requests from the line manager sometimes at short notice.

It is essential that the candidate has a post graduate degree (e.g. MSc, MA) in a relevant discipline – Gender studies, Development studies, Social Sciences etc. This is to be accompanied with a good understanding of the local context, traditions, and customs of Iraq. The post-holder is required to have experience and knowledge of gender/GBV programming on the ground as well as GBV case management and be able to set up referral mechanisms. The candidate must also have substantial experience working in the field of GBV, project management, programs design, and proposal development.

Islamic Relief promotes equality and meritocracy, and seeks individuals who agree with the IR values together with our policy standards on Anti-Bribery, Child Protection and Code of Conduct. We will carry out screening checks and will take out references on your behalf if you are selected.

Applicants should be sympathetic to the principles of Islamic Relief

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No CVs.

Islamic Relief operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.

If you are reliable, service minded, discreet, dedicated and a highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to IRW’s values and mission, please apply by downloading the application pack from our website and forward the completed form to on or before the closing date.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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