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WPE Outreach Officer

Kakuma (Kenya) | Kenya

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Kakuma (Kenya) | Kenya
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Gender-based violence
  • Closing Date:

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Requisition ID: req2829

Job Title: WPE Outreach Officer

Sector: Women Protection & Empowerment

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Location: Kenya-Kakuma

Job Description

The WPE (Women Protection & Empowerment) Officer-outreach will oversee IRC’s capacity building of refugees as well as all prevention activities in the community. Key to this will be active involvement of community in different prevention strategies, identification of training needs, development of training plans, follow up action plans to monitor progress as well as recommendations based on trends and community feedback. The Officer will provide training and support to partners and community to ensure GBV related risks are mitigated and addressed across all actors, in particular shelter, water and sanitation.

The position holder reports to the WPE Manager.

 Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee the successful implementation of WPE approaches (SASA, EMAP and Girl shine)
  • Conduct training needs assessment, trainings and post-training mentoring for all IRC WPE/GBV community workers in collaboration with the GBV Counterpart Manager
  • Together with the counterpart manager, supervise all community workers to ensure quality programming
  • Provide case management as guided by the GBV principles to all survivors
  • Examine program implementation and assess possible improvements based on lessons learned
  • Spearhead the development of contingency plans and emergency preparedness in line with IRC best practices and guidelines for working in emergencies.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with relevant stakeholders including community leaders and other implementing partners
  • Attend sub cluster meetings such as shelter, water, sanitation to advocate for the needs of women and girls and work with partners to adhere to the IASC guidelines on GBV programming across sectors.
  • Conduct safety audits to assess the risk factors facing women and girls in the community
  • Conduct a mapping of community structures and select key structures for training and support to drive their involvement in GBV programming in Kakuma 1,2,3 & 4
  • Monitor outreach activities and track indicators to ensure achievement of targets
  • Submit high quality monthly reports; compile statistics, and document challenges and lessons learned.
  • Participate in review meetings and GBV prevention activities with other partners
  • Share technical expertise on GBV prevention, women centre/women’s empowerment best practices


  • Fulfill any other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Respect the code of conduct and policies of the IRC and the standards of the GBV team
  • Adhere and uphold the IRC Way (integrity, accountability and service) at the respective areas of work.


  • University degree in international studies, counseling and/or psychology, social sciences or related degree and a minimum of 2 years direct experience in GBV programming. A diploma in the same field with an additional 2 years of experience may be considered in lieu of the degree.
  • Demonstrated experience in supervising, mentoring and capacity building of staff
  • Strong ability to lead, train, facilitate and motivate others in their respective tasks in a professional and supportive manner
  • Proven ability to respect difference in culture, opinion and lived experiences while upholding rights-based principles and women’s protection and empowerment
  • Ability to uphold GBV guiding principles
  • Experience in participatory techniques and community mobilization
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ensure strict adherence to the IRC way, internal policies and donor guidelines
  • Ability to live in an insecure environment.

Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.  International allowances are not available for this position. Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector. 


Please take note that International Rescue Committee (IRC) does not ask for any fees in connection with its recruitment processes. In the event that you receive any request  for payment of any sort, please get in touch with us on Tel: +(254-020) 2727730, Email: or report to the nearest police.

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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