Vacancy for Women Protection and Empowerment Program Manager at International Rescue Committee (IRC)

SCOPE OF WORKThe WPE Manager will be the Lead for IRC’s WPE program in Yobe State.  With technical support from the program coordinator, the WPE Manager will be responsible for implementing WPE Program in Yobe and ensuring that the goals and objectives of the program are met and a participatory approach to providing quality services is adhered to.  He/She will provide technical oversight to prevention and response staff in the area of Gender-Based Violence (and the effects of the conflict on women and girls in general), with an emphasis on coaching   staff to build their capacity. RESPONSIBILITIESProgram Development ·        Provide ongoing leadership, training, and guidance to staff and local partners to ensure programming meets best practice standards and prioritizes the security of beneficiaries and staff.·        Participate in program design and proposal writing.Conduct or participate in assessments to ensure appropriate interventions are implementeImplement the psychosocial strategy to meet the needs of survivorsEstablish mechanisms to ensure survivors can access health care in a timely manner·        Ensure that Women Protection and Empowerment programming is community driven and that community leaders fully understand and participate in the design of the project.·        Work with Team   to ensure sustained programmingStaff and Community Capacity Building·        Collaborate with the WPE Coordinator to implement the staff training plan for Program Team members.·        Oversee and when necessary conduct trainings for community and service providers.·        Collaborate with the Health Sector to organize training for health staff, as needed.·        Collaborate with the other IRC  Program Managers to maintain an on-going training program to ensure WPE  is integrated into health, child protection, EH and NFI Distribution  and vice versa.·        Liaise with the WPE Coordinator and Field Coordinator as needed for difficult or complex cases.Inter-Agency Coordination·        Participate in or facilitate the development of a multi-sectoral interagency team in Yobe (health, protection and psychosocial) that works to prevent and respond to Gender-Based Violence issues. ·        Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders – including community leaders(Camp chairman, camp chairlady, National Emergency Management Agency, State Emergency Management Agency) NGOs, UN agencies, Local Partners and other IRC sectors to enhance multi-agency and multi sectoral cooperation and coordination.·        Ensure that information from the coordination meetings is shared, as appropriate.Monitoring and Evaluation·        Ensure monitoring and evaluation systems are in place which can be used for informed programming.·        Provide weekly and monthly reports to the Women Protection and Empowerment CoordinatorAdministrative DutiesOversee administrative aspects of the program including, but not limited to, writing job descriptions, interviewing and selecting staff, developing staff performance objectives and conducting timely performance appraisals.Manage budget in order to maintain program expenditure within budget.Ensure the staff follows IRC global financial procedures and meeting donor requirements.Ensure that all internal (IRC) reporting requirements are met and that reports are of a high quality and submitted on time. Other duties as required.  

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