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WPE Officer - Misrata

Misrata (Libya)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Misrata (Libya)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Gender-based violence
  • Closing Date:

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Requisition ID: req6967

Job Title: WPE Officer - Misrata

Sector: Protection and rule of law

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Misrata, Libya

Job Description


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 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.

Job Overview/Summary: Under the direct supervision of the WPE Manager, the WPE Officer takes the lead on managing the safe space for women and girls to implement provision activities , psychosocial support and case management to women and girls who are survivors or at risk of gender based violence (GBV). The WPE Officer, coordinates and monitors all WPE activities in the women safe space , including case management and psychosocial services, and ensures women and girls who are survivors of GBV receive quality services that are needed and desired. The WPE Officer is responsible for technical support and supervision to WPE Case Workers; coordinating with humanitarian partners in the field and other IRC programs, and for ensuring proper utilization of the referral pathway. The WPE Officer will ensure that all direct service staff employ a survivor-centered approach to ensure that the clients’ wishes are respected and their safety and confidentiality are preserved at all times through the case management process.

Major RESPONSIBILITIES: The WPE Officer will:

·Oversees response and prevention activities going in the women and girls safe space and provide technical support as needed.

·Function as hands-on supervisor for daily case management and psychosocial activities.

·Participate in the development of the case management and Psychosocial Support (PSS) tools and resources, GBV information materials, and PSS activities women and girls in target communities, and support their implementation.

·Monitor field work and support protection staff include case workers to identify and implement timely, survivor-centered and age-appropriate case management services and psychosocial support to all clients reached by the protection and ensuring strict adherence to the GBV guiding principles.

·Initiate, oversee and ensure proper use of the referral pathway in the provision of case management services.

·With support from WPE senior officer , lead weekly case review meetings with case workers and case conferencing meetings on as needed basis to troubleshoot more complex cases and ensure best support for the client.

·Advocate on behalf of clients with GBV service providers and other organizations to ensure effective referrals and increased access to services for clients in accordance with their wishes.

·Ensure thesetting up and maintaining client files and ensure all required documentation in individual case files is completed in a timely manner and according to confidentiality guidelines, GBV guiding principles and IRC standards.

·Perform document review for completeness, accuracy, and clarity of documentation submitted by case workers.

·Oversee data collection through GBV Information Management System (GBVIMS) and M&E tools and systems, ensuring strict adherence to confidentiality and GBV best practice principles.

·Analyze the information about GBV incidents and clients accessing the services, and make recommendations to improve service delivery.

·Complete weekly activity reports and develop and develop weekly and monthly activity plans

·Support capacity building and coordination activities in IDPs community/host community , including by delivering training sessions to GBV actors on case management principles, PSS, GBV core concepts and guiding principles, etc.

·Promote awareness of Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) programs and services offered by IRC.

·Collaborate with and keep the WPE senior officer appraised of operational issues, staffing, resources, and program needs, and highlight any key information necessary to ensure services remain relevant to women and girls.

·Recommend, develop and implement capacity building/development plan for program staff based on documented capacity needs assessment.

·Another any task as assigned by the line manager


Position Reports to: Women Protection and Empowerment Manager

Position directly supervises: WPE Caseworkers

Indirect Reporting: Protection Coordinator

Other Internal and/or external contacts:

Internal: WPE Officer, Protection Information Management Officer, Senior Capacity Building Officer, Community Engagement and Outreach Officer



  • University degree in social sciences (i.e. social work, counseling, sociology, psychology, gender studies, human rights, etc.).

·At least 1 years of experience in working in the social sector, particularly with women.

·Experience supervising psychosocial programs, providing psychosocial support or case management, and/or working on gender based violence (GBV) and women’s empowerment.

·Experience supervising and supporting employees.

·Strong belief in and commitment to human rights and gender equality.

·Strong understanding of case management principles, procedures, and practices, psychosocial support and life skills programming to promote survivor healing and recovery.

·Emotional maturity and stability to resolve conflicts in non-violent way and maintain appropriate boundaries.

·Good interpersonal skills including ability to gain trust and build relationships.

·Ability to handle multiple tasks; proven self-initiative and problem solving abilities.

·Fluent Arabic; good knowledge of English.

·Good computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Access, Word, Outlook, and Power Point.

·Be able to work in a stressful setting and adapt quickly to changing environments;

Working Environment:

The WPE Officer will be based in Misrata with frequent travels to Tawergha. She will oversee and coordinate WPE activities targeting women and girls both in Misrata and Tawergha.


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.

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