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WPE Manager

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

Women’s Protection and Empowerment Manager

Duty station: Odessa

Key working relationships:

Position Reports to: Senior Manager Ukraine
Position directly supervises: TBD  
Internal collaborations within IRC: Child Protection (CP) Manager; Protection Rule of Law (PRoL) Manager; Economic Recovery and Development (ERD) Manager; Health Manager
External collaborations to IRC: GBV prevention and response actors, organizations and agencies

The Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Manager will roll-out IRC’s gender-based violence (GBV) response and prevention program in Ukraine, that is responsive to emerging protection risks and needs for women and girls related to the Ukraine crisis. Geography of activity – Odessa and Mykolaiv regions.

Specifically, the WPE Manager will be responsible for:
Context evaluation: Working with other sector teams, monitor unfolding events in Ukraine, specifically:
Continually identify areas of displacement, high need and emerging GBV risks, feeding into protection analysis and contextual background tools/briefs
Conduct stakeholder analysis: continually review existing actor mapping with a view to establish/strengthen partnerships focused on the delivery of GBV response and prevention services
Program design: Based on emerging needs in Ukraine, work with potential partners/partners to design quality and responsive GBV response and prevention interventions, specifically:
Collaborating with partners in the design and implementation of GBV services, based on needs and context
Facilitating, co-designing training sessions with partners, other sectors, and other relevant stakeholders
Implementing and updating the response strategy to identified GBV risks and needs, outlining a problem statement, response modalities, activities and required funding
In collaboration with other protection streams and other sectors, ensuring complementary and aligned interventions, through partnerships and direct implementation
Program management and delivery: Lead WPE program start-up (through direct implementation and support partners), including:
Recruitment and training of WPE staff where relevant
Technical support, including preparation and facilitation of trainings, to partners and staff (as needed and requested). Training content may include but is not limited to group psychosocial support interventions, women and girls safe spaces, GBV case management, referrals, etc.
Procurement planning and management
Budget planning and management
Development and monitoring of work plan
Development of a monitoring and evaluation plan, in collaboration with the monitoring and evaluation team
Conduct program monitoring
Program report writing
Coordination & representation: Working with relevant stakeholders, including technical team, support the development of coordination system, specifically:
Continually identifying strategic actors to strengthen GBV response and prevention
Participate in coordination mechanisms such as reoccurring meetings, actor and service mappings
Represent IRC in external fora, including in coordination such as the GBV Working Groups, with donors and others
Program quality: Support program quality through technical oversight and training, ensuring adherence to global standards, specifically:
Develop/contextualize program tools and processes
Conduct program monitoring with a view to support oversight of quality
Deliver training sessions on GBV topics and programs
Integrate technical capacity sharing approaches into partnerships

Language: English and Ukrainian required
University Degree (master's or equivalent) in social work, gender, law, human rights, social sciences, humanities, or other related field
Experience facilitating group activities, trainings and workshops and mentoring others
Counseling or case management experience desirable
Experience in working in refugee camps or other emergency programming settings
Clear understanding of, and interest in, violence against women and girls, the well-being of women and girls, supporting their healing after the experience of violence, human rights, and gender
Excellent communication skills
Demonstrated understanding of and ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for clients/beneficiaries
Positive and professional attitude, including ability to lead and work well in a team setting
High degree of flexibility and strong ability to organize work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail
Computer literate, including Microsoft Word and Excel


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