WPE Officer - Tripoli
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Job Overview/Summary: Under the general supervision of the WPE senior officer, 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 Protection 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. WPE officer is also responsible for training and supervising GBV and PSS case workers, coordinating with humanitarian partners in the field and other IRC programs, and for ensuring proper utilization of the referral pathway. GBV Response 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.
The WPE officer shall:
1. Oversees response and presentation activities going in the women and girls safe space and provide technical support as needed.
2. Function as hands-on supervisor for daily case management and psychosocial activities.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Initiate, oversee and ensure proper use of the referral pathway in the provision of case management services.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Ensure the setting 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.
9. Perform document review for completeness, accuracy, and clarity of documentation submitted by case workers.
10. 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.
11. Analyze the information about GBV incidents and clients accessing the services, and make recommendations to improve service delivery.
12. Complete weekly activity reports and develop and develop weekly and monthly activity plans
13. 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.
14. Promote awareness of Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) programs and services offered by IRC.
15. 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.
16. Recommend, develop and implement capacity building/development plan for program staff based on documented capacity needs assessment.