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Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Manager


Program Management & Development

  • Oversee the implementation of GBV prevention and response activities in Ajoung Thok refugee camp to ensure the program is implemented according to schedule and budgets, international standards, and that WPE program objectives are met
  • Establish networks with UN, NGO, and community partners to promote technical capacity and strengthen the GBV referral pathway and ensure survivors’ access to safe, timely and confidential health, psychosocial, case management and all other GBV-related services and care.
  • Provide technical guidance, mentoring and support to health actors to ensure compliance with minimum standards for clinical care for sexual assault survivors.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to WPE staff to develop mechanisms for information dissemination and awareness-raising to improve knowledge and attitudes on GBV and available services.
  • Develop, conduc t, and supervise trainings on key GBV principles, procedures, tools, basic counseling, Clinical Care of Sexual Assault Survivors, and GBV resources for partners, community members, and service providers to ensure programming meets standard GBV best practices.
  • Collect, analyze and disseminate project data and information through regular assessments with women and girls for problem analysis, planning and advocacy with other stakeholders and to inform current and future WPE programming in Ajoung Thok refugee camp.
  • Promote the safety of women and girls in transit and in the refugee camp through risk monitoring, mitigation, and advocacy.
  • Work closely with IRC’s protection and reproductive health teams in Ajoung Thok to implement holistic programming to meet the diverse and unique needs of women and girls.
  • Participate in the development of proposals, budgets and concept notes in coordination with the WPE Coordinator, DDP, Grants team, and HQ Technical Unit.
  • Contribute to the development of the Country Sector Strategy for the South Sudan WPE Program.

    Staff Management

  • Recruit national staff in conjunction with the Human Resources Department.
  • Maintain updated job descriptions, conduct interviews, orient new staff to the IRC and the WPE program.
  • Supervise WPE senior staff directly, providing ongoing leadership to the project team and overseeing implementation and coordination of activity plans to ensure targets are met.
  • Provide ongoing supervision, leadership, training and technical support and guidance to WPE staff, and ensure all WPE staff adhere to best-practice principles in all aspects of program implementation.
  • Ensure Performance Management System documentation for all staff is in place and followed up regularly.
  • Build staff capacity in work plan development and reporting to ensure accurate monitoring and documentation of ac tivities.
  • Recommend and implement a capacity building/development plan for project staff based on documented capacity needs assessments exercise .
  • Ensure WPE staff understands and follows IRC and donor Policies and Procedures.

    Grants Management and Reporting

  • Manage and oversee all WPE Ajoung Thok grants; develop and maintain work, spending and procurement plans for all projects.
  • Participate in Grants Opening, Mid-Term and Closing meetings.
  • Prepare internal and external reports within agreed deadlines using IRC and donor formats, as required.
  • Manage the project budget; oversee all budget expenditures and ensure they are allowable and allocable according to IRC and donor regulations; review monthly Budget vs. Actual and expenditure sheets and collaborate with the Finance department to ensure accurate expenditures and reporting.

    Representation & Coordination

  • Represent th e WPE program in Ajoung Thok with donors and other key stakeholders in collaboration with the DDP and WPE Coordinator.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders - including community leaders, NGOs, UN agencies, community based organisations and other IRC sectors to enhance cooperation and coordination.
  • Ensure that information from coordination meetings is shared internally and with other sectors, as appropriate.
  • Liaise with other GBV agencies to plan and provide joint trainings, support development of a GBV South Sudan Strategy, and undertake relevant advocacy.


  • Masters Degree in gender studies, health, social work, humanities or other related discipline.
  • 3 years of relevant overseas program management experience, with at least 2 years of GBV program management experience, including direct service provision to survivors of GBV.
  • Professional experience in refugee settings and a strong understanding of UNHCR refugee operations and donor procedures
  • In-depth understanding of the root causes of GBV, related international standards, and GBV prevention and response strategies.
  • Familiarity with WHO Clinical Management of Rape (CMR) guidelines or IRC Clinical Care of Sexual Assault Survivors (CCSAS) guidelines
  • Experience in complex emergencies and the ability to live and work in a very remote environment
  • Ability to work under pressure and without daily supervision
  • Community education/training experience, particularly with low-literate beneficiaries
  • Demonstrated skill in staff management in a cross- cultural environment
  • Strong interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills
  • Excellent oral and written skills and computer skills.
  • Fluency in English

    How to apply: Please follow this link to apply: Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Manager

    Closing Date: 24 March 2014

    Community Case Management Manager


    Ensure that the Community Case Management program is properly implemented, monitored and evaluated through:

    Program implementation and development

    Program Performance

  • Prepare and conduct biannual program performance reviews in cooperation with the CCM Coordinator

    Health Management Information System

  • Ensure accuracy and quality of data collected from all CBDs on a monthly basis
  • Conduct monthly data analysis and take action as appropriate
  • Submit up to date and complete database to CCM Coordinator each month


  • Ensure regular supervision of all CBDs and CBD Supervisors using supervision checklists

    Drug Management

  • Oversee all phases of drug procurement and management for the program
  • Conduct biannual drug assessments at all facilities and central stores using the Inventory Management Assessment Tool (IMAT)

    Program Planning and Implementation

  • Plan and manage all program activities in the state of operation, submit work plans and other planning and reporting tools to the CCM Coordinator as necessary
  • Work with the CCM Coordinator and other internal and external partners to develop a strategy aimed at integrating the Community Based Treatment into the existing primary healthcare program
  • Provide quality progra m reports, internal and for donors, consistent with donor requirements and IRC minimum health indicators.
  • Work closely with the CCM team to carry out population based survey

    Coordination and Representation

  • Represent IRC to donor agencies, with respect to CCM programming, as designated by the Community Case Management Coordinator
  • Maintain regular contact with all partners, including the State Ministry of Health, UN agencies and other NGOs.
  • Conduct regular meetings with CCM program staff as well as other key programs and operations staff to discuss program progress and challenges

    Budgeting and Grants Management

  • Prepare and implement detailed CCM program spending, procurement and work plans
  • Oversee and track all budget expenditure and ensure that all expenses are allowable and allocatable according to IRC and donor regulations
  • Contribute to quality program reports, consisten t with both IRC and donor requirements
  • Participate in proposal writing and budget development processes

    Human Resources and staff management

  • Directly supervise CCM Officer(s) and indirectly supervise CBD Supervisors and the network of CBD volunteers
  • Conduct on the job training for the CCM Officer(s) and CBD Supervisors
  • Identify potential national staff for external & internal trainings
  • Develop JDs and facilitate recruitment of national staff in cooperation with the CCM Coordinator and Human Resources department
  • Ensure the identification and subsequent evaluation of Performance Objectives are for all CCM staff


  • Health professional (MD, RN, PA or CO) or qualifications relevant to the job with strong public health background
  • At least 2 years experience in coordinating, implementing and managin g health programs in developing countries and/or refugee settings. Experience in grant management and report writing is preferred
  • Ability to validate and interpret health data
  • Demonstrated ability to support and build staff capacity.
  • Fluent in English; familiarity with other languages spoken in South Sudan an advantage
  • Excellent computer skills and competency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to determine priorities and meet multiple deadlines
  • Detail-oriented with good multi-tasking abilities and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Able to work well both within a team and independently, in a challenging and fast-moving multicultural environment

    How to apply:

    Please follow this link to apply: Community Case Management Manager

    Country » Nigeria

    Head of Office (Short Term)


    Strategic Planning and Management

  • Working closely with the Regional Director, and regional team, develop a strategic direction and oversee the delivery of a strategic plan (update –as needed- the Country Program Strategy and develop country sector strategies) for the country program;
  • Ensure t hat structures and systems are in compliance with IRC standards, and that they support program delivery and promote management coordination and efficiency throughout the country program;
  • Lead a cohesive and effective management team, promoting collegiality and professionalism among peers.

    New Business Development

  • Evaluate, pursue and develop funding opportunities with OFDA, EU, DFID, Gates and others. Particularly the follow up funding for the 6 month ECHO program and OFDA program.
  • Identify potential consortium where IRC can contribute technical expertise;
  • Oversee development of strategy and work plan for agreed priority sectors/projects, including (where appropriate) preparation for and response to specific funding opportunities;

    Program Quality & Development

  • Develop program strategies in accordance with IRC’s mission and program framework;
  • Ensure the consistent use of well managed assessment, design and proposal development processes;
  • Promote a team approach and positive learning environment utilizing headquarters, country program and operations staff and partners to consistently enhance the quality of design and implementation.

    Key Partner & Donor Relations

  • Lead the selection of partners, assessment of their capacities and development of partner institutional capacity-building systems and tools through mentoring and providing structural sector-specific recommendations to the relevant program focal points;
  • Strengthen program and support staff’s understanding of partnership principles, partner relationship management and mentoring;
  • Develop IRC as a partner of choice for major local and international donors;
  • Develop and maintain a high level of understanding of donor priorities, country plans and planned funding initiatives;
  • Maintain and expand participati on with key donors, host government, local stakeholders and relevant policy and coordinating bodies;
  • Work with the partner to ensure that program activities are reported upon in a timely, accurate and well-presented manner, in compliance with IRC and/or donor requirements;
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders in Nigeria - including community leaders, NGOs, government ministries/authorities, UN agencies, to enhance cooperation and coordination;
  • Represent IRC Nigeria in external coordination and policymaking forums and networks, including liaison with donors;

    Fundraising and Budget Management

  • Ensure submission of appropriate, timely high quality proposals and lead required donor negotiations;
  • Provide timely and effective oversight of the financial position of the country program including identification and implementation of required changes to match funding levels;
  • Maintain effective and coordinated budget monitoring processes for grant funds and discretionary funds;
  • Pro-actively seek appropriate funding opportunities and act as country program representative in discussions with HQ senior staff on strategic opportunities;
  • Work with finance and compliance staff to ensure good financial forward planning and deal with audit requirements.

    Security & Operations Management

  • Prepare and lead the expansion in Northern Nigeria.
  • Oversee the establishment of the new office in Adamawa State and the implementation of IRC’s nutrition program.
  • In coordination with the Regional Safety and Security Advisor ensure that the security management plan for the country program is updated and ensure the consistent monitoring and analysis of the security environment and adherence by all staff to the IRC security protocols and procedures;
  • Working with country senior management t eam ensure the development, implementation and monitoring of financial and operational policy and procedures to ensure constant compliance with IRC and donor policies across the program;
  • Promote coordination and teamwork between program and operations staff to improve quality of proposal submissions and program delivery.

    Staff Development & Retention

  • Develop a positive work environment for all staff supported by a professional level human resource management function;
  • Ensure IRC national salaries and benefits remain competitive to attract and retain mid and senior level staff;
  • Support and hold management staff accountable for providing staff development opportunities and planning;
  • Identify and mentor high-performing national and international staff (including national staff with potential to transition to international positions within IRC).
  • Office Management
  • Ensure that all IRC Nigeria p olicies, procedures and practices are in compliance with IRC, donor and national requirements;
  • Ensure that finance and administration tasks are completed properly and are up-to-date;


  • University degree in related field or equivalent program management and development experience at senior level;
  • Minimum 6 years of relevant experience;
  • Ability to work highly independently;
  • Proven abilities in all aspects of project design and implementation;
  • Familiarity with US and European donors and their rules, requirements and guidelines;
  • Proven experience in new business development;
  • Experience of working with local stakeholders - demonstrated ability to collaborate with peer agencies, local government and community leaders to work effectively towards a common and agreed upon results;
  • Demonstrable experience in capacity building of partners (civil society, publi c and/or private sectors);
  • Experience living in a post-conflict and conflict environment;
  • Excellent verbal and written English skills.
  • IRC and Africa experience is desirable

    Other details:

  • The position will be based in Abuja. This is an unaccompanied post.

    How to apply:

    Please follow this link to apply: Head of Office (Short Term)

    Protection Coordinator



  • Lead the overall development and implementation of IRC Niger Protection programs and provide guidance to the protection staff to ensure that stated goals and objectives are met, that the project is appropriately monitored and evaluated, and that reports are written and submitted in a timely manner;
  • Prepare program work plans that meet the program objectives and prepare appropriate operational guidelines for project staff;
  • Ensure that project activities are implemented within the assigned budget parameters, manage all financial aspects of the protection programs, approve relevant expenses and review expenditures, in consultation with the Finance Team;
  • Analyze protection concerns in each site, propose new areas of work to IRC, and participate/lead in proposal development;
  • Build the capacity of local partners.
  • Work closely and coordinates with IRC logistics, finance and grant staff to ensure timely and compliant program activities and expenditures; including active participation in grant opening/closing and review meetings;
  • Effectively represents IRC at Prot ection coordination forums, like the Protection & CCCM Cluster.

    Staff Supervision

  • Protection: Directly supervises two Protection Officers (one for each site) and provides quality oversight to and mentoring of the protection monitoring team (supervised by the Protection Officers);
  • 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;
  • Ensure timely completion and submission of monthly timesheets, probations reviews and annual performance reviews;
  • Overall responsible for staff workplans, work and vacation schedules, and staff training/development activities;
  • Identify staff performance issues and work with Human Resources to document and address these in accordance with the National Staff Employment Policies;
  • Ensure a strong team environment where all staff are valued, supported and motivated.

    Grant Monitoring & Reporting

  • Development/maintenance of effective and efficient oversight, support, quality control and reporting systems and processes;
  • Ensure regular field monitoring and modifications as required;
  • Ensure IRC and donor reports as per set schedules (monthly, quarterly and annually) on grant activities, indicators and achievements are produced in quality.

    Qualifications & experience

  • Masters degree in International Law, Human Rights/International Humanitarian Law, Political Science or related, preferred;
  • 3-6 years international professional experience in managing projects in complex environments, including displacement/refugee settings;
  • Previous work experience of projects/programs supporting refugees/IDPs, in complex emergencies and/or post conflict situations, preferably in Africa and with a particular focus on Protec tion activities;
  • Strong program/technical and budget management skills, planning, reporting, monitoring and evaluation skills;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, effective in representation and liaison with external parties;
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in the region, professional experience in Niger a plus;
  • Fluency in French & English;
  • Adaptability to work in difficult living and working conditions, and willing to live and work within restrictions imposed due to security issues.

    How to apply:

    Please follow this link to apply: Protection Coordinator

    Country » DRC

    Women's Protection and Empowerment Program Advisor DRC


    Program Quality and Technical Oversight

    In collaboration with WPE program staff, the HQ Technical Advisor and the Director of WPE Program, oversee the quality of design, monitoring and evaluation of GBV programming in DRC. 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. Oversee the development of staff technical capacity building plans and ensure staff receives training accordingly. Act as a key technical facilitator and resource person for internal and external IRC trainings and workshops. Provide training to program staff as needed. Provide substantive input on WPE program evaluation and research initiatives. Human Resources

    Manage the WPE Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Coordinator, ensuring that ethical and sound data collection and information management systems are in-place to collate and analyze data for problem analysis, planning and advocacy.

    Provide regular feedback to WPE management staff and contribute to their performance reviews as required.

    Assist with the recruitment of WPE management-level staff as needed. Contribute to fostering the functioning of the team across sites and provinces, including supporting team-building activities.

    Act in the place of the WPE Program Director as required.

    Sector Strategy and Program Development

    Support the WPE Program Director to ensure coherence in program strategy and implementation across sites. Ensure IRC adapts interventions according to the changing needs and the security situation in each province.

    Work with program teams to develop new and update existing program components of the WPE sector strategy document to inform on-going opportunities for programming and to strengthen the linkages between WPE and other IRC program sectors (Health, CYPD, G&R).

    Participate in inter-sectoral assessments and planning as required and provide guidance to other sectors’ project strategy to maximize safety of women and girls.

    Participate in proposal writing and other business development opportunities as needed and inform program costing exercises.

    Coordination and Advocacy

    Represent the program, its approaches and learning to external audiences regularly Contribute as required to advocacy and communication strategies and materials about the program for national and international audiences

    Other Ensure regular communication with the WPE Technical Advisor at IRC Headquarters and represent IRC DRC WPE’s interests and input in IRC HQ technical unit policy initiatives. Assist with representation in the field during donor or HQ visits as necessary.

    Contribute to the preparation of program reports and other information as required by donors, the regional office and the WPE Technical Unit.


    Advanced degree in public health, social work, public policy or another related field.

    At least five years of GBV or development programming experience, including three years of overseas management experience in GBV, protection or humanitarian program.

    Exceptional sector-specific technical skills and knowledge. Ability to design and deliver training.

    Demonstrated skills and experience in complex program design and monitoring. Strong analytical and strategic planning skills.

    Ability and interest to work with a diverse and multicultural team in a respectful and culturally appropriate manner.

    Fluency in both French and English, spoken and written.

    Experience with information management systems and data analysis a plus.

    How to apply:

    Please follow this link to apply: Women's Protection and Empowerment Program Advisor DRC

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