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Gender Discussion Group Facilitator


  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: al
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
  • Closing Date:

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Requisition ID: req8030

Job Title: Gender Discussion Group Facilitator

Sector: Women Protection & Empowerment

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Al Mafraq, Jordan

Job Description


Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is one of the most prominent international organizations working in relief, rehabilitation, protection, post-conflict development, resettlement services and advocacy for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. Since 2007, IRC has worked with refugees and other vulnerable populations in Jordan.Programs under the leadership of the IRC’s Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) unit focus on interventions that address Gender Based Violence (GBV), specifically violence against Syrian and Jordanian women and girls.

In coordination with the humanitarian community and the Government of Jordan, the IRC's women and girls assistance program for Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanians includes urban based assistance (Mafraq, Ramtha, Irbid) as well as technical support partnerships with national institutions and organizations in. The IRC's direct assistance programs help to ensure that women and girls and survivors of GBV have access to:primary and reproductive health care; case management, counselling and emotional support for survivors of gender based violence; Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) as well as cash assistance. Services are accessible through two clinics in Ramtha and Mafraq, five Women’s and Girls’ Centres in Amman, Zarqa, Mafraq, Ramtha and Irbid, three mixed spaces and mobile service delivery. The IRC works to ensure that these services are inclusive of survivors of GBV and women and girls with disabilities as well as specifically tailored for child survivors of GBV and adolescent girls. At a national level, the IRC is leading multiple capacity building and technical partnership initiatives alongside government ministries, UN agencies and organizations including inter agency case management trainings, clinical care for sexual assault survivors (CCSAS), and the roll out of theInter Agency National Standard Operating procedures (SOPs) on GBV and Child Protection in Jordan.


The Trainer for the Gender Discussion Groups (GDG) will be responsible for planning and leading daily discussion groups for husbands/brothers/sons, and other male relatives of beneficiaries of cash assistance. There will be approximately 2 discussion groups happening each day for 2-2.5 hours each, with approximately 15-18 men in each group, participating every 2 weeks for a 6-month period. The Trainer will be responsible for preparing for these sessions, facilitating the sessions with a volunteer co-facilitator, maintaining participant lists and writing training reports.

The Gender Discussion Group (GDG) series is a Women’s Protection and Empowerment activity targeting beneficiaries of cash assistance and their husbands or other male decision makers in the family, and will cover topics such as: value of women in the household, gender equality, financial decision making, budgeting, planning, communicating and negotiating priorities within a household, and management of stressful situations. The GDG series will lead participants through a participatory process in which they can reflect on their own experiences, attitudes and behaviors that condone violence and to create conditions for women to be safe within their homes.

The curriculum guiding the 8-session training course has been developed by IRC. The Trainer will be expected to work with these materials and contribute to tailoring/contextualizing where necessary. The materials are available in English.

Group Facilitation

  • The Trainer will facilitate and lead discussions on a daily basis.
  • The Trainer will be responsible for ensuring that the curriculum is followed but is also tailored and made relevant to participants’ interests and needs. If tailoring of content is needed, the Trainer will be responsible for discussing amendment proposals with and submit them for approval to the Senior Trainer.
  • The Trainer will be responsible for ensuring that dialogue within the group is respectful, constructive, and promotes a safe space to share different opinions.
  • The Trainer will be responsible for writing weekly reports on the outcome of group discussions, and following up on any immediate concerns raised during the sessions.
  • The Trainer will be responsible for preparing all necessary materials to be used in the discussion group series and plan in a timely manner the procurement of needed supplies.
    Other Duties
  •  Support and supervise a volunteer co-facilitator who will be present in all discussion sessions.
  •  Coordinate with Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) staff and other program’s staff regarding any needs or concerns raised during the trainings that require referrals or follow-up
  •  Compile statistics and weekly activity reports, including participant lists.
    Participate in regular team meetings and supervision sessions.
  •  Attend trainings and assist in organizing trainings as required.
    Work constructively within the team and take initiative on new tasks and ideas.
    Any other task designated by the Deputy manager or Program Manager.


•The Trainer will need to be a Female.
•Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in the field of training, group facilitation, community mobilization, human rights, or related field. NGO experience preferred.
•Demonstrated experience conducting trainings or facilitating group discussions.
•Additional experience with refugees, social work, women’s rights, budgeting, negotiation & communication skills would be ideal.
•University degree in development work, social work or related field.
•Understanding of concepts of protection, do no harm, accountability, transparency.
•Good interpersonal and team building skills, as well as a positive attitude, eagerness to find creative solutions, patience and flexibility.
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills and comfortable leading discussions on challenging subjects.
•Willingness to work in Mafraq, Irbid, Ramtha and Amman.
•Willingness to facilitate discussions with diverse group members.
•Fluency in Arabic an intermediate to advanced English are required.

Other details:

Candidates are expected to transport themselves to their respective offices (approximately 1 hour from Amman).

Working Environment:

This position will be based in Mafraq with frequent travel to the Women’s Centers in Irbid, Ramtha and Amman. Candidate is expected to transport herself to the women’s centers locations.


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