WPE Senior Officer - Mosul / Karama
Requisition ID: req6390
Job Title: WPE Senior Officer - Mosul / Karama
Sector: Women Protection & Empowerment
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
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, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 30 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.
The IRC established programmes in Iraq in 2003 to address the overwhelming needs of displaced people in Iraq and the neighboring countries. Since re-establishing its presence in Iraq in November 2007, the IRC has been assisting thousands of internally displaced families in the northern, central and southern governorates in the sectors of protection, gender-based violence (GBV), shelter, education, and emergency humanitarian assistance. Working in coordination with the humanitarian community in Iraq, the IRC's assistance and emergency programmes address the needs of war-affected Iraqi internally displaced persons (IDPs) and Syrian refugees from several operational bases in the country, and include both camp-based and urban-based assistance. IRC operates throughout Iraq, with the main office in Erbil and field offices in Anbar, Kirkuk, and Ninewa. The IRC has WPE programming across three governorates and provides both direct service provision (through women’s and girls’ centers and mobile teams) and technical support to local partner organizations to implement safe spaces and deliver services to women and girls as well as longer term capacity building of local NGOs, government service providers, and other protection actors on GBV related topics.
The IRC now has ongoing programming in Ninewa, providing cash assistance and protection services to Iraqis affected by the military operation to re-take Mosul which started on October 2016, forcing many into displacement. To ensure the safety, wellbeing and protection needs of vulnerable women and girls are met, the IRC provides GBV prevention and response services through its Women’s Protection and Empowerment team.
SCOPE OF WORK
The WPE Senior Officer will act as the team leader for the WPE program in the Women and Girls Community Center. She will oversee the provision of safe and appropriate GBV response and prevention services and interventions to reduce risks faced by women and girls in Mosul. The WPE Senior Officer will be responsible for providing guidance, support and direct supervision to the WPE Case Worker, WPE Adolescent Girls Officer, WPE PSS Officer, and the incentive workers operating in the center on a day-to-day basis to ensure quality GBV programming.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Program implementation and quality
Program Monitoring & Reporting
Staff Supervision and Development
Coordination & Representation
KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
Position Reports to: WPE Senior Manager
Position directly supervises: WPE Case Workers, WPE Adolescent Girls Officer, WPE PSS Officer, Incentive Workers
Other Internal and/or external contacts:
Internal: Broader IRC Iraq team including other IRC Iraq programmes (ERD, Child Protection, and Protection/Rule of Law), Grants Department, Supply Chain, HR and Finance Departments
External: Close collaboration with other humanitarian actors, local NGOs, UN agencies, government service providers.
- Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Gender Studies, etc.) and minimum of 2 years relevant experience.
- Clear understanding of gender, human rights, and issues surrounding violence against women and girls.
- Experience in counseling, social work, women’s health, or other related field.
- Understanding of case management, PSS and life skills to promote survivor healing and recovery.
- Demonstrated understanding of and ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for clients/beneficiaries
- Previous experience leading teams on GBV response and risk reduction strategies.
- Positive and professional attitude, including ability to lead and work well in a team setting.
- Strong ability to organize work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail
- Excellent organizational, communication and management skills.
- INGO experience preferred.
- Computer literate in Microsoft Word, Excel, and email.
- Proficient in written and spoken English and Arabic.
- The position will be based in Mosul and frequent travel to field sites
Standards of Professional Conduct:
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including maternity leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances. Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Attention Returning National Candidates:
IRC strives to attract, motivate and retain qualified national staff in our programs. We strongly encourage national or returning national candidates to apply for this position. If you are a national of the country in which this position is based and are currently located outside of your home country and possess over two years of international work experience, IRC has introduced an attractive remuneration package. The package includes competitive compensation, return flight to post, shipping allowance, temporary housing and a relocation allowance. Certain restrictions may apply.
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