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WPE Roving Specialist


  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Yangon
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Gender-based violence
  • Closing Date:

SCOPE OF WORK: The WPE Roving Specialist provides technical support for all IRC WPE programming, ongoing and as opportunities arise for new program in current or additional operational areas. The role will involve a strong focus on training, coaching and supervision, as well as routine monitoring of program quality and staff capacity. She/he works closely with WPE teams and WPE partners in the field to provide technical guidance, oversight and support for GBV prevention and response activities, thereby ensuring technical quality. The IRC will establish a community of practice (CoP) to support the skills of women’s organizations and networks, and members of the GBV subcluster to provide evidence- based interventions for GBV prevention and response. The Roving Specialist in collaboration with the WPE CoP Manager, will train, assist, and provide technical GBV supervision to women’s networks in the CoP. The WPE Roving Specialist supports the collection, management, analysis and sharing of GBV data including through the GBVIMS in line with best practice standards of confidentiality and consent. She/he provides technical contributions in the design of new programming and interventions and support their roll-out. She participates in relevant coordination bodies, provides technical input into policy and legislative initiatives related to GBV and women’s rights and supports the development of advocacy, strategic and technical documents, as well as participates in initiatives relating to GBV and women’s rights more broadly. The position requires a personal commitment to advancing women’s issues/rights and working on behalf of women and girls in the community. The WPE Roving Specialist reports to the WPE Coordinator for all activities.



Program design, Technical Quality and Capacity Building

  • Provide ongoing technical support to WPE team members for GBV response, including case management, psychosocial interventions, and referrals in line with best-practice principles
  • As a focal person for IRC GBVIMS, coordinate ethical and sound data collection and information management systems including through the use of the GBVIMS.
  • Facilitate workshops and supervise rollouts according to IRC guidelines for Clinical Care for Sexual Assault Survivors (CCSAS), Girl Shine, Women Rise, Caring for Child Survivors, Advanced Psychosocial Support, IASC Guidelines, Engaging Men in Accountable Practice (EMAP), SASA etc.
  • Support the implementation of existing, and contribute to the design of new, GBV prevention interventions with a focus on working with adolescent girls, women’s economic empowerment and engaging men and boys for positive behaviour change.
  • Provide training and support the rollout of remote resources such as ROSA (Remote-Offered Skill Building Application).
  • Support the implementation of the SAP workplan.
  • Ensure the standardized case management supervision is ongoing within each field site.
  • Support development of women and girl center advisory boards and utilization of the women leadership curriculum in the centers.
  • Reinforce adherence to the GBV guiding principles and other international standards to ensure quality of design and implementation of all WPE activities.
  • Provide technical guidance to humanitarian actors on GBV minimum standards and IASC Guidelines as required.

Support Community of Practice (CoP) with Women’s Networks

  • Engage and coordinate with women’s networks to map goals and needs of the organization.
  • Understand needs and capacity gaps of CoP members to develop and implement a capacity building plan in collaboration with WPE CoP Manager.
  • Provide training, mentoring, supportive supervision and cross-organizational learning activities to build CoP members capacity on GBV prevention and response.
  • Collaborate with the CoP to contextualize the GBV minimum standards package for the Myanmar context
  • Support organizations in the CoP to rollout behaviour change curriculums such as Girl Shine, engaging men in accountable practice (EMAP) and SASA.
  • Strengthen knowledge of CoP members on case management and GBV guiding principles to protect survivors in GBV case management. 
  • Liaise with CoP members with offices and staff in Thailand to support cross border interventions.

Staff Management, Development and Team Management Support

  • Directly supervise and support the WPE training Manager and WPE CoP Manager.
  • Capacity building and training to IRC WPE and non-WPE staff and partners
  • Work with Yangon WPE Training Manager to do staff capacity assessment and develop training packages for staff capacity building.
  • Consult with Senior WPE Managers/Managers to implement WPE staff technical and operational capacity plans through training, coaching and supervision.
  • In collaboration with technical staff, develop a package for IRC sub-grantee partners that contributes to their technical and program management skills.
  • Mentor and support response staff on GBV case management through regular coaching and supervision.
  • Support the recruitment of Yangon and other field staff in coordination with the WPE Coordinator, human resources and others as applicable/requested.


 Grants Management

  • Provide accurate and regular narrative reports, as well as document results and maintain detailed records of program activities for timely submission, as required by IRC policies.
  • Conduct and draft needs assessment reports and other internal reports as required by WPE Coordinator or as appropriate under the circumstances.
  • Together with WPE CoP Manager and Training Manager, prepare and maintain/update detailed work plan(s) and spending plan that support and achieve program activities.
  • Draft program briefing materials and respond to requests for program information from IRC Regional Management, IRC HQ, donors, Myanmar Government and others.
  • Contribute to development of concept notes, proposals and strategic plans related to the WPE sector

Coordination and Representation

  • Coordinate with Women’s Rights organizations from Myanmar that are now based in Thailand.
  • Represent IRC in GBVIMS taskforce meetings and GBVIMS rollout initiatives.
  • Provide technical input and guidance on UN/government GBV policies and legislative initiatives.
  • Liaise and coordinate with other UN and NGO partners, ministry departments, local authorities, and beneficiaries in planning and response to emergencies.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with relevant stakeholders including community leaders and other implementing partners.
  • Regularly attend GBV sub-cluster meetings as well as other cluster meetings as appropriate.


  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Submit monthly work plan and report to WPE Coordinator.
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