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Global Surge Team Roster: Women’s Protection and Empowerment Coordinator


  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Global
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date:
The IRC’s Global Surge Team (GST) is a roster of esteemed and highly qualified humanitarian professionals who deploy on short notice to non-emergency and emergency contexts to support the IRC’s mission. Members of the GST provide specialist support where talent is most needed for short-term deployments of up to three months. The GST is a flexible employment opportunity for staff, requiring members to be available for deployments only 50% of the year (with opportunities for additional deployments).

Job Overview: 
The Women’s Protection and Empowerment Coordinator, Global Surge is responsible for Women’s Protection and Empowerment program assessment, design, start-up, management and monitoring in emergency, protracted and recovery humanitarian responses. This may include sector strategy development, proposal development, technical oversight, staff management and development, administrative supervision, budget management, grants compliance and local partner relations. A successful candidate will demonstrate ability to work in fast-paced environments and to apply creative, flexible design to Women’s Protection and Empowerment work in challenging contexts.

Major Responsibilities: 
Ensure high quality and timely assessments of WPE specific as well as broader violence prevention and response needs in large scale/complex emergences and provide prioritized recommendations for WPE program interventions to the Deputy Director for Programs or Technical Coordinator.
Design creative, context-responsive WPE program responses and strategies in line with the IRC’s WPE program models and approaches. 
Support meaningful and equitable WPE partnerships with community based and national GBV actors, with a focus on partnering with women-led and women’s rights organizations and networks.  
Coordinate with internal and external actors, particularly linking as relevant to education, health and nutrition services and cash programming to mitigate the risks of GBV and design together gender transformative programming.
Oversee the delivery of high quality technical proposals and reports, in line with donor requirements. This includes: 
o Work in close collaboration with IRC grants and finance staff to finalize proposals and respond to any requests for additional information;
o Manage grant/program implementation including staff recruitment and training, work plan development, procurement and inventory planning, and budget management; and
o Ensure consistent reporting and analysis of results to enhance program effectiveness and quality.
Design and implement appropriate monitoring and evaluation systems ensuring consistent reporting and analysis of results to enhance program effectiveness and quality.
Ensure regular trend analysis of WPE specific as well as broader protection context and highlight needs in other technical fields within VPRU.
Ensure – through program design and practice, team capacity and behavior – that clients, especially women and girls in all their diversity, participate in the design and implementation of IRC programs, and that their access to services and programs is meaningful and safe.
Comply with and ensure that new WPE staff understand the IRC Code of Conduct and policies related to Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and Child Safeguarding. This includes ensuring that staff and communities have knowledge of and safe, confidential access to reporting mechanisms and support services.
Coordinate with other agencies, local government, donors and other stakeholders to promote delivery of best practice humanitarian assistance.
Support media and communications activities as requested by the CD/DDP, and in line with VPRU guidance.
Provide a comprehensive handover to successor, including ensuring transfer of all related documentation, program monitoring data and staff performance information.

Key Working Relationship:
DDPs in country of deployment, TAs, TCs, other country level staff as appropriate
Reporting: STA for WPE when not deployed, DDP in country of deployment when deployed.
Technical Support from WPE Technical Advisors

Job Requirements: 
5+ years’ work experience in GBV in emergencies programming at the Coordinator level or above required; experience in GBV case management, women and girls safe spaces and GBV prevention programming.
Demonstrated skills in effectively managing and building programs and/or operations in high-pressure, fluid environments. Leadership and team management skills are essential.
Excellent capability to represent the IRC in forums in emergency settings and excellent communication skills including    the ability to deliver presentations to professional, lay and donor audiences.
Proven writing and editing skills, including the ability to effectively write and edit grant proposals and reports. 
Effective people and program management skills in acute emergency contexts: the ability to train, lead and manage   staff productively under stressful circumstances.
Flexible work attitude: Be flexible and yet focused & reliable in an environment of changing demands.
Good digital literacy: Facility with MS Word, Excel, and email/internet software.
Fluency in English. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Working knowledge of Arabic, French and/or Spanish strongly preferred

• Working knowledge of French required. Fluency in English. Excellent oral and written communication skills. 

Standards of Professional Conduct: The IRC and IRC workers adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Equality 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.
Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
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