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Women Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Coordinator
International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Job Expired 17 Oct 2022
Posted 3 months ago
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Women Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Coordinator

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The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The mission of the IRC is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future.

The IRC started operations in Chad in 2004 to respond to the humanitarian crisis caused by the influx of refugees from Darfur to eastern Chad, with intervention in the Ouré Cassoni refugee camp. Assistance to Sudanese refugees has now expanded to the management of the ten camps in the East and one camp in the West with assistance to refugees and local communities in health, nutrition and water, hygiene and sanitation. In 2012, to respond to drought and food insecurity, IRC expanded its geographic coverage in the Guéra region. IRC is currently working in three health districts Mongo, Mangalmé and Melfi and is providing prevention and treatment of malnutrition to the local population. In May 2016, IRC opened an office in the Lac region to respond to the Boko Haram crisis. IRC implements assistance projects in health, nutrition as well as protection and response to gender-based violence.


IRC Chad is committed in its 2015-2020 Strategic Action Plan, to continue to provide essential humanitarian services in health, nutrition and protection / GBV, while improving the economic well-being and building the resilience of beneficiaries, especially women and girls. IRC Chad will continue to work with and closely support states actors/ Ministries for key areas of intervention so that IRC's actions fit into national policies to ensure better ownership of actions taken towards.

Job Overview:

Under the supervision of the Deputy Country Director for Programs (DDP) of IRC Chad, this position is responsible to provide strategic leadership to dedicated WPE program and WPE components, to implement the OEF strategy, as well as support Gender Equality initiatives. The WPE coordinator will provide technical guidance and advice all WPE related projects, including 1) GBV response through case management and psychosocial support, 2) prevention, including engaging men and boys 3) training and capacity building of partners, 4) economic and social empowerment (EA$E).

Major responsibilities:

• Design, Development and Management of the WPE Program

• Develop country strategies in line with SAP

• Direct Supervision and management of WPE team in close collaboration with DDP and field coordinators.

• Maintain strong relations and collaboration with other sectors namely health, nutrition and economic recovery and development (ERD)

Program quality / implementation

  • The WPE Coordinator is responsible for the overarching coordination of WPE projects in Chad in line with the IRC Country Strategic Action Plan within IRC international priorities, frameworks and policies;
  • Lead and oversee planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of WPE programs and activities.
  • Provide technical guidance from the outset of business development to implementation phases of project life cycles.
  • Provide clear technical support, supervisory guidance, training and mentoring to all WPE programs, activities and teams and in close coordination with Health, Nutrition, ERD Coordinators, the Deputy Director Programs as well as the Country Director (CD) to ensure consistent, harmonized and quality program design and implementation across project sites and improved integration between WPE and other IRC programs.
  • Develop key technical program tools. Review and adapt existing IRC technical training materials. Develop training materials as needed to support the introduction of new programming approaches.
  • Liaise regularly with the Field Coordinators, and the HQ WPE Technical Unit to provide updates on the program, discuss emerging challenges, and collaborate on the design of new programs or changes to existing programs.
  • Act as a key technical facilitator and resource person for internal and external IRC trainings and workshops. Provide training to program staff and partner as needed.

Budget Management

  • Participate in internal BvA meetings and also with partners to ensure that grant(s) is on track, and all under/overspent are handled with proper planning
  • Work closely with finance and grants teams to develop budget
  • Collaborate with Grants department to ensure that programs are implemented according to donor guidelines and reporting requirements are met.

Sector Strategy and Program Development

  • Expand WPE program portfolio
  • In line with the Country Strategic Action Plan (SAP), actively seek and develop solicited/unsolicited proposals that are either sector standalone or multi sectorial.
  • Ensure coherence in program strategy and implementation across sites and programs.
  • Ensure the implementation of the WPE related SAP action plan
  • Work with program teams to develop new and update existing program components of the WPE sector strategy, to inform on-going opportunities for programming and to strengthen the linkages between WPE and other IRC program sectors (Health, Nutrition and ERD).
  • Participate in proposal writing and other business development opportunities as needed and inform program costing exercises.
  • Provide technical guidance to other Gender Equality Initiatives (Gender audits, gender analysis training, etc.)

Representation & Advocacy

  • Maintain strong relationships with relevant government partners involved in WPE activities.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with donors and potential donors in Chad
  • Ensure WPE visibility and represent IRC WPE in GBV meetings, protection cluster meetings and other relevant meetings and task forces at provincial and national levels
  • Act as Cluster Protection Co-lead facilitator.
  • Maintain effective relationship with active WPE/GBV actors in the country for effective and improved coordination and programming

Staff Management & Développent

  • Directly supervise WPE team and technically supervise other staff
  • Provide on-the-job training and coaching to the WPE team to promote holistic program approaches and strategies.
  • Oversee the development of staff technical capacity building plans and ensure staffs receive training accordingly.
  • 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.
  • Assist the staff in identifying professional development needs and opportunities.
  • Work with the staff to ensure performance objectives are regularly reviewed and met.
  • Provide continuous performance feedback to staff; identify performance issues and work with staff and Human Resources to document and address issues in a timely manner.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Quality assurance and Reporting:

· Maintain an effective monitoring, evaluation and planning system

· Analyze WPE date and share information with the DDP

· Responsible for all internal and external programmatic reporting, including donors reports

· Coordinate program evaluations and reviews, ensure documentation of lessons learned informing reporting and program development

· Contribute to the development of guidelines, including technical design of software and hardware interventions for all domains under its responsibility

· Ensure IRC and international quality standards for humanitarian action are fulfilled throughout the project management cycle

· Provide technical support in WPE to the team under direct responsibility and the overall mission;

· Ensure that gender, protection and environmental impact are mainstreamed in all programming under direct responsibility.

Other tasks:

· Consistently and proactively monitor/assess the safety and security of the team; promptly reporting concerns or incidents to the SMT, and when liaising with community leaders and other external parties as required to maintain/enhance the security environment for IRC programs

· Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs

Key Working Relationships

· Position reports to: Deputy Country Director for Programs (DDP) Positions under direct supervision: Senior WPE Manager

· Indirect reporting: WPE Manager and Assistant manager, WPE M&E Manager

· Other Internal and/or external contacts

o Internal: WPE and GEDI Technical Advisors, Senior GEDI and Safeguarding Manager, Nutrition, Health, ERD, Grant and WASH Coordinators, Logistics Department, Project Managers, Human Resources, Monitoring & Evaluation/Accountability, Communication

Job Requirements:

  • Master’s in social science or similar.
  • At least five years of experience implementing GBV response and prevention programs in emergency and development context (at least one year in emergency context).
  • Experience in Africa is a plus.
  • Strong and demonstrated commitment to women’s empowerment and Gender equality.
  • Thorough understanding of best practices and evidence-based strategies in GBV response (case management, psychosocial support,) socio-economic empowerment, adolescent girls, gender transformative approach, and GBV primary prevention and risk reduction.

· Knowledge of different tools (GBV/IMS, EASE, Girl Shine, EMAP, VSLA etc.).

  • Strong project planning and organizational skills.
  • Previous experience managing programs financed through one or more of the following, OFDA, ECHO, SIDA or private foundations, with strong program/technical and budget management skills.
  • Strong planning, reporting, monitoring and evaluation skills.

· Excellentes compétences : MS Word, Excel ; GBV/IMS, Power Point…

  • Successful experience in developing new programs in line with strategic goals.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, effective in representation and advocacy with external parties.
  • Experience managing, supervising, coaching and mentoring staff.
  • Proven ability to work well in and promote teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure with professional grace.
  • Excellent French and English

Working Environment

Security**:** The WPE Coordinator will be based in N'Djamena (yellow phase) with frequent travel to the field.

Accommodation: The WPE Coordinator will be provided with shared accommodation in N'Djamena.

This position is unaccompanied.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Equality, Service, 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.

IRC is equal opportunity employer, considered all the candidates on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran or disability.

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