The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the largest humanitarian agencies in the world, providing relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict reconstruction support to victims of oppression and violent conflict. IRC has worked for over seven decades and today is involved in over 25 conflict zones in the world. We address both the immediate, life saving needs of conflict affected people in an emergency and the reconstruction needs in post conflict societies. IRC is committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and thorough accountability to those we serve. The IRC is an international agency with offices in London, New York, and Geneva.
IRC Tanzania's current sectors include Gender-Based Violence, Child Protection Youth and Livelihoods, Health, Community-Based Rehabilitation, Education.
This position will be responsible for the overall implementation of the Women's Protection and Empowerment and Gender Based Violence prevention and response strategy in the camps of Nyarugusu, Nduta and Mtendeli, including GBV representation and advocacy strengthening community based structures and coordination systems with the WPE/GBV Coordinator and UNHCR's GBV technical lead. S/he will lead implementation of the program grants in three camps and ensure that the objectives of the program are met in a timely manner and are being monitored and evaluated effectively; ensure that GBV staff receive appropriate mentorship and capacity building and that a positive team spirit is fostered encouraging innovative and quality programming. Additionally, the Senior WPE/GBV Manager will collaborate with other service providers to implement minimum initial service for GBV prevention according to IASC guidelines across sectors; from camp planning, shelter, food distribution, WASH and health. He/she will work closely with IRC's reproductive health unit and the primary health implementing agency to ensure survivors of sexual assault receive timely and appropriate services.
The Senor WPE/GBV Manager will be based in Kibondo with 80% of the time in the field in Nyarugusu, Nduta and Mtendeli with possibility of expansion to Karago. The position reports to the WPE Coordinator who will be based in Kasulu. Technical support is provided by the Women's Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Technical AdvisoR. S/he will also work closely with the Grants Coordinator on program funding and donor compliance.
Strategic Planning and Program Design
1 Participate in the implementation of the IRC Tanzania Country Strategic Action Plan (SAP) and provide overall leadership in implementation of the GBV prevention and response strategy in three camps to meet strategic outcomes. 2 Maintain and strengthen strategic partnerships with UN,INGOs,NGOs and community leadership to deliver GBV program quality in the specified locations. 3 In collaboration with the M&E Coordinator, lead research, collect, and analyze data to inform program design and proposal development, including needs assessments and program evaluation 4 Collaborate with the WPE Coordinator and Sector team leads to ensure GBV program coordination with other IRC program sectors and ensure mainstreaming of women and girls' protection and empowerment. 5 Ensure the GBVIMS data base is routinely and accurately updated at the field site and generate data and trend reports needed to inform partners in the GBV working groups and donor reports as specified in the Information Sharing protocol.
Program Implementation and Monitoring and Evaluation
1 Coordinate and monitor the timely implementation, financial management and reporting of the GBV program, in compliance with donor requirements. 2 Strengthen prevention activities through adoption and application of best practices. 3 With the support of the M&E Coordinator, collate and analyze data for monitoring, problem analysis, planning and advocacy and evaluate program outcomes and impact 4 With the support of the M&E Coordinator, identify gaps in data collection and revise/develop tools and systems to ensure quality and consistent program monitoring; 5 Provide on-going direct supervision, including assisting in the development of individual work plans, for GBV staff, ensuring best practice standards are met; 6 Ensure timely submission of all program reports, quality of program data and proper archival of program information; 7 Conduct regular meetings with project staff and community members to assess progress toward objectives, discuss issues and assist in finding solutions to challenges identified.
Proposal Development and grants management
1 Work with the WPE coordinator, the Deputy Director of Program, grant coordinator and field coordinator to develop competitive project ideas and proposals (including budgets), which are in accordance with the GBV strategic outcomes and needs analysis, in response to arising funding opportunities. 2 Maintain updated budget and indicator tracking tools to monitor progress in implementation
Human Resource Management and Development
1 Recruit and lead GBV program staff, encouraging a positive and committed team spirit, which fosters participation and innovation from all staff; 2 Provide direct supervision to WPE/GBV Case Manager and supervisors based in the camp and officers 3 Ensure the timely application of organizational procedures (including inductions, relevance of job descriptions, objective-setting and performance evaluations); 4 Assess the training and capacity building needs, and design and monitor professional development plans, in line with organizational strategies, for all GBV staff; 5 Develop, implement and promote effective team communication techniques and systems, including regular senior staff meetings.
Communication, Coordination, Representation and Advocacy
1 Collaborate with Supply Chain Coordinator and other operations Coordinators to ensure that the GBV program is properly supported and that all activities are conducted according to IRC HR, Logistics, Finance and other policies and procedures; 2 Represent IRC in all coordination meetings to advocate for the interest of women and girls 3 In coordination with the WPE Coordinator and the Deputy Director of Program, promote and represent the interests of the GBV program with regards to all relevant stakeholders. 4 Strengthen and maintain effective working relationships with all relevant stakeholders including community members, NGOs, government authorities and UN agencies; 5 Develop GBV advocacy through information-sharing networks/forums.
1 Masters degree preferred (Social Work, International Relations/Development, Public Health, Humanities, International Law, or related field); 2 5 years program management experience, including at least 2 years implementing GBV programs in an emergency and/or post-conflict environment; 3 Strong people management skills: the ability to effectively lead and supervise staff; 4 Very strong interpersonal and communication skills; 5 Fluency in English; ability to communicate in Swahili, French or Kirundi a plus; 6 Solid organizational skills: the ability to be flexible and work well under pressure in a fast-paced and detail-oriented team environment; 7 Experience working in difficult locations; ability to be resourceful and flexible in a limited resource environment. 8 Good computer skills: excellent knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email/internet software.