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The IRC is seeking a Women's Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Manager with a strong background in design and implementation of community-based interventions and experience working with local partners and sub-grants. This position will oversee two programs aimed at increasing access to essential services and empowerment opportunities for survivors of gender-based violence and vulnerable members within their communities: 1) a BPRM funded program in five IDP settlements in Baghdad focusing on improving women's access to case management, psychosocial and legal services, promoting women's empowerment, community-based protection and advocacy, and provision of livelihoods opportunities; and 2) the newly established WPE components in a UNHCR funded project focusing on protection monitoring and direct access to legal representation in IDP communities throughout the central region.
With technical support from the New York based Women's Protection and Empowerment Technical Advisor and the WPE Coordinator in Iraq and management support from the Senior Field Coordinator, the WPE Manager will ensure that the goals and objectives of WPE components of the projects are met in a timely and effective manner. This position requires strong coordination with the leadership structures in the areas of project implementation and with 2 local Iraqi NGOs providing services for survivors of gender-based violence.
The WPE Manager will be based in Baghdad and directly oversees at least one Senior WPE Officer and two WPE Officers, and works closely with a WPE Training Manager. This team will directly implement programming in the current camps. The selected candidate will report to the Senior Field Coordinator and will work with the WPE team implementing programs in the northern region of Iraq to ensure coordination and cohesion among IRC WPE interventions in Iraq.
- 3 years program management experience in the field of gender-based violence working with conflict-affected populations, host communities or in urban settings
- Master's degree in Gender/ Women Studies, social work, public health, international affairs or other appropriate fields a plus (or a BA in related field with a long experience in a similar field)
- Understanding of international standards and guidance around GBV in humanitarian settings
- Belief that GBV is a human rights violation and drive to constantly seek creative methods to develop an environment where women and girls can thrive
- Demonstrated ability to work with and train local NGOs preferred
- Proven leadership, program management, staff development, planning, analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills
- Superior diplomatic skills, both for internal coordination and for working with Iraqi counterparts essential
- Competency in writing progress/donor reports and proposals
- Familiarity with principles and practice of monitoring and evaluation
- Proven self-initiative and problem solving abilities
- Commitment to team work and ability to perform under pressure while maintaining a sense of humour
- Fluency in spoken and written English; working knowledge of Arabic preferred
- Competent in Microsoft PowerPoint, Word and Excel