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Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Senior Manager (Syria Country Program)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location:
  • Grade: Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Gender-based violence
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date:

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With direct management support from the Integrated Protection Coordinator and support from WPE Technical Advisor, the Sr. Women’s Protection and Empowerment Manager plays a key role in leading project development and implementation, providing technical support and mentorship to the IRC’s WPE component consists of, gender-based violence prevention and response through safe spaces and other modalities, integrated services with health and economic recovery and development including remote management of staff and capacity sharing with implementing partners inside Northwest Syria, and ensuring the delivery of quality programming. The Sr. WPE Manager will be primarily responsible for the establishment or strengthening of existing direct and partner-led service provision. They will be responsible to supervise and coordinate the direct implementation and projects with implementing partners in the different locations in Northwest Syria. Moreover, the Sr. WPE Manager will also support the integrated protection coordinator in strategic decisions for programs as well as integration/collaboration with other sectors.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: Integrated Protection Coordinator

Position directly supervises: Women’s Protection and Empowerment Manager, WPE Senior Officer and Senior Capacity Building Officer

Indirect Reporting: Senior Program Coordinator, WPE Technical Advisor

Other Internal and/or external contacts: Regular coordination with relevant IRC staff/departments (eg. Technical Advisor, child protection and protection and rule of law), other humanitarian actors and partners in Turkey and Syria.


Program Design, Support and Planning

·         Technical oversight and support to field-level implementation of IRC’s and partners WPE direct implementation programming in Northwest Syria. Namely the establishment and running of Mobile WPE teams; Women and Girls Safe Spaces; capacity building of local Syrian organizations on specialized service provision including, but not limited to, management of procurement, community engagement, staff recruitment, and capacity building, activity development, and scheduling, development of GBV case management and PSS components

·         Design innovative approaches to build the capacity building of partners including operational and technical support on ongoing GBV case management services including but not limited to strengthening care for child survivors

·         Explore new areas of programming in Northwest Syria to ensure that women and girls are safe in their homes and communities and receive through direct or partner implementation

·         Support the identification of new partners to expand the WPE program portfolio in Northwest Syria

·         Development and implementation of training and technical support to mainstream WPE standards across Northwest Syria response

·         Supply to any business development required for the program, including drafting concept notes, proposals as required by the Integrated Protection Coordinator

·         Lead GBV emergency response in areas where new displacement occur in Northwest Syria including the contingency planning and preparedness

·         Lead the integration of other sectors in existing WPE programs

·         Work closely with IRC’s health programs to strengthen the health sector response to GBV including clinical care for sexual assault survivors

·         Support program design including the development of project narratives and budget, and development of qualitative and quantitative reporting from inside Syria.

·         Support the Integrated Protection Coordinator to enhance collaboration and harmony across the WPE, Child Protection (CP) and Protection and Rule of Law (PRoL) program components to promote integration

·         Lead inclusion (gender and people with disability) mainstreaming in IRC’s Health and Early Recovery and Development (ERD) programs

Staff management

·         Recruit WPE staff members, as needed

·         Coach, train, supervise and mentor direct-report staff, including communicating clear expectations, setting annual performance objectives, providing regular and timely positive and constructive performance feedback, and providing documented semi-annual performance reviews.

·         Develop and implement remote management capacity building approaches to build the strengths of the team in Syria

·         Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.

·         Hold high-quality meetings with each direct report on a regular and predictable basis, at least bi-weekly.

·         Provide a measurable development plan including on-the-job learning with the aim of strengthening technical capacity, exchanging knowledge within the team, and providing guidance on career paths.

·         As required identify staff performance issues and work with Human Resources to document and address these in accordance with the National Staff Employment Policies.

·         Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.

·         Promote and supervise staff care and well-being. Model healthy work-life balance practices. Support appropriate interventions in response to identified staff care needs of both national and international staff.

·         Look for opportunities to support staff in their career growth, where appropriate

·         Adhere to and act in accordance with the IRC Global HR Policies and Procedures and communicates through word and example a high standard of compliance with all applicable policies and regulations.

Project Monitoring and Evaluation

·         Work with IRC Monitoring team, IPC, technical advisor, and partner organizations to ensure a safe, survivor-centered, and confidential mechanism for collecting information on project activities is implemented.

·         Support the design of monitoring and evaluation tools that are contextually appropriate and will allow the IRC to measure the impact of programming.

·         Ensure that all internal and external reporting requirements are met and that reports are of high quality and submitted on time.

Coordination & Representation

·         Support the timely information-sharing regarding challenges and needs at the field level.

·         Represent IRC in internal and external forums as needed, including the GBV sub-Cluster.

·         Assist in chipping into the development of referral mechanisms in collaboration with IRC coordinators, other NGOs, and the Protection cluster.

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