Women`s Protection and Empowerment (GBV) Program Coordinator

Women’s Protection and Empowerment (GBV) Program
Closing date: 10 Dec 2012
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 and 22 U.S. cities, we restore
safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure.
The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
The Community Wellbeing Initiative (CWI)/Women’s Protection and
Empowerment (WPE) Program Coordinator is responsible for providing
overall leadership, guidance, management, coordination and technical support
to the IRC Ethiopia’s overall CWI/GBV sector and specific field programs, lead
efforts to better promote and coordinate GBV prevention and response efforts
in refugee settings in Ethiopia.
Essential Functions
The CWI/WPE Coordinator will support CWI teams and programming in four
field sites across the country (Assosa, Shire, Jijiga and Dolo Ado) through
regular on-site technical support and monitoring visits and continuous remote
support, to ensure that all program interventions are technically sound and
appropriate in meeting the needs of GBV survivors and relevant for the specific
contexts and communities. The Program Coordinator will support program
implementation and quality enhancement efforts in current programming, and
strategic growth for the sector. The CWI/WPE Coordinator will support
country program efforts to integrate GBV and gender considerations into CWI
and emergency response efforts.
Program Quality and Technical Oversight 1. In collaboration with CWI staff,
the Deputy Director of Programs and the IRC Headquarter’s Technical Advisor
for Women’s Protection and Empowerment, oversee the quality of design,
monitoring and evaluation of CWI programming in Ethiopia. 2. Ensure that
ethical and sound data collection and information management systems are in
place for GBV analysis, planning, evaluation, and advocacy. 3. Assist in
developing and managing program budgets in line with program priorities and
intervention contexts and ensure an appropriate, timely and efficient use of
resources, and that CWI projects comply with donor and internal
Sector Strategy and Program Development 1. Review, be familiar with, and
where necessary, update the two-year strategic plan for CWI programming in
Ethiopia (2011-2013), ensuring that it guides program expansion, capacity
development, and programmatic needs. 2. In collaboration with the CWI
program staff, contribute to program and budget design and development that
reflects the sector strategy, and adapt approaches as the needs of the programs
and sector evolve. 3. Monitor the sector strategy to ensure that future
opportunities for programming and proposal development are aligned with the
sector, IRC Ethiopia’s and the WPE Technical Unit’s strategic plans. 4. Actively
contribute to the broader strategic planning processes in Ethiopia, ensuring
that GBV interventions and related advocacy are included.
Staff Management 1. Mentor CWI staff through regular feedback; create,
facilitate and support opportunities for practicing and applying skills, and
oversee and contribute to their performance reviews as required. 2. Develop
and ensure ongoing technical and management capacity building opportunities
for program staff. 3. Develop and ensure execution of capacity building plans
for CWI Program Managers and Officers. 4. Assist with the recruitment of CWI
management-level staff.
Internal Coordination 1. Participate in IRC multisectoral planning and
program design initiatives , providing guidance and technical support to
sector-specific design and implementation to maximize safety of, and reduce
risks to, women and girls. 2. Support opportunities to coordinate with other
IRC sector staff to promote joint programming and other endeavors (e.g.,
trainings). 3. Support country program efforts to mainstream protection, GBV,
and gender across IRC sectors. 4. Systemize effective communication among
CWI management staff across field sites and between Addis Ababa-based team
and field-based colleagues.
Representation and External Coordination 1. Actively develop and maintain
effective working relationships with key stakeholders in Addis Ababa,
including the Government of Ethiopia, UNHCR and other UN agencies,
international and local NGOs, donors, and other relevant actors. 2. Support
UNICEF and UNFPA in leading the GBV/Child Protection sub-cluster focused
on emergency response in local community settings. 3. Support CWI staff to
roll out and adapt interagency tools and initiatives (e.g., national Standard
Operating Procedures, GBVIMS) across field sites while ensuring adherence to
international best practices and the needs of specific contexts. 4. Represent the
CWI program in Ethiopia through meetings with external stakeholders such as
the government, UN staff, vistors, and donors, as requested or required.
This position reports to the Deputy Director for Programs.
This position directly supervises two Addis-based staff and provides technical
supervision to 4 additional staff across field sites.
Requirements  MA/S or equivalent in health (MPH), social sciences,
humanities or other related degree.  At least five years of overseas experience,
including substantial management experience in GBV programming, including
at least 2 years of experience in direct service provision for survivors of sexual
violence and domestic violence, preferred.  Previous experience supervising
and managing a multi-disciplinary team in a cross-cultural setting, including
providing direct and remote technical support.  Previous experience in
project management in conflict or post-conflict situations, preferably in
emergency contexts.  Demonstrated experience in capacity building and
mentoring of national and international staff.  Demonstrated ability to
mainstream gender and protection into other sectors and to promote
multisectoral efforts to prevent and respond to GBV.  Knowledge, skills and
experience in participatory methods of community development and
mobilization, and familiarity with SASA! preferred.  Demonstrated
leadership, communication, and facilitation skills.  Ability to multi-task and
manage simultaneously several different projects  Excellent interpersonal
and problem-solving skills, flexibility and creativity.  Strong coordination,
diplomacy and networking skills.  Experience in grant management and
proposal writing.
Other:  Excellent written and oral English skills.  Excellent computer skills
in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
The Coordinator will have individual housing in Addis Ababa.
How to apply:
Please apply
online: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cw
s=1&r... .
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