WPE Program Manager – Nyarugusu and Host Community at International Rescue Committee
- Company: International Rescue Committee
- Location: Tanzania
- State: Kigoma
- Job type: Full-Time
- Job category: Administrative/Secretarial Jobs in Tanzania
Requisition ID: req31776
Job Title: WPE Program Manager – Nyarugusu and Host Community (01 post)
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
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.
IRC provides protection and basic assistance in the areas of gender-based violence / women’s protection and empowerment, child and youth protection and development, community-based rehabilitation for persons with disabilities and special needs, livelihoods, mental health services and primary health care at the border posts and reproductive health for the Burundian and Congolese in refugee camps in the Kigoma region.
The Women’s Protection and Empowerment program in Tanzania has worked to strengthen gender-based violence (GBV) service delivery, help survivors heal, mobilize communities to prevent violence, and promote women and girls’ inclusion. The IRC works to ensure GBV survivors have access to life-saving care, improved protection and envisions a country in which women and girls are respected, have access to essential services and opportunities, and live free from violence. The IRC Tanzania has been implementing GBV programs in refugee camps.
Specific Program Responsibilities:
- Provide ongoing supervision, leadership, training and technical support and guidance to all WPE staff assigned in Nyarugusu camp Kasulu, and Kigoma host communities. Leading staffs’ capacity building activity to ensure a sustainable transfer of skills in which all implementing practices follow to GBV highest standard, ethic and GBV guiding principle when working with community, an ongoing support include structured-regular staff meeting, structured-regular staff training session, daily site visit and on the job training.
- Lead and oversee WPE program activity; design, planning of effective community outreach and engagement strategies to strengthen safe and protective environment for women and girls and maximize community participation of women, men, boy and girls.
- Oversee GBV safety audit and other GBV risk reduction activity to ensure consistency of its implementation, and ensure the recommendation are followed and effective through coordination mechanism and community solution, including submitting quality safety audit report to M&E Manager.
- Lead in the development of responsive and innovative prevention and response strategies and approaches to enhance program impact with maximum coverage to refugee populations including low literacy and other vulnerable/marginalized groups.
- Standardize WPE program communication strategy and materials, ensuring language and content align with GBV communication standards, terminology and appropriated image/illustration used.
- Lead in the enhancement, utilization, and taking to scale of innovation and community participation, community own prevention and women empowerment activities.
- Oversee the WPE outreach and awareness raising activity, community mobilization, community advocacy meeting, information dissemination session and awareness campaign including 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence and International Women’s Day.
- In collaboration with M&E Manager, participate in GBV rapid assessment and/or other WPE program related-assessment, and contribute to the WPE overall intervention strategy based on feedback received from women and girls throughout community mobilization and engagement.
- Lead in WPE IEC/BCC development according to the workplan, existing informed-assessment, GBV trends analysis or other critical information received throughout community/Implementing partners’ feedback from coordination.
- Lead/support Prevention & Advocacy team in facilitating trainings and workshops on gender and GBV related issues for implementing partners, MHA, IRC staff, UNHCR, women’s groups, refugee community leaders, religious leaders, youth groups, NGO workers and any other identified groups.
- Ensure the WPE outreach strategies are up to date, taking into consideration of regular community consultation, develop new idea and oversee community mobilization activity, support WPE prevention & advocacy team to identify potential risk and productive measurement to maximize community engagement and attendance including women and girls’ inclusion as well as other vulnerable groups.
- Develop and standardize women empowerment activity guidelines based on lessons learned, women and girls’ feedback, participation and preference in accordance with age-appropriate of women’s and girls’ needs
- Oversee women center activities to ensure women and girls’ access to GBV and GBV services information, empowerment activity or other psychosocial support/skill building activities in a safe, secure and dignified manner.
- Lead in the design of age-appropriate women empowerment activities at the women center to meet the needs of women and adolescent girls, engage with existing women’s group, adolescent girls’ group and youth female-group in the community.
- Assist WPE Senior Manager to identify staffs capacity gap, training need assessment, formal and informal capacity building plan and delivery.
- Collaborate with other IRC sectors to ensure that protection and empowerment of women and girls is consistently mainstreamed across IRC sectors
- Lead in the update/review of a functional GBV referral system, Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs), maintain good GBV coordination mechanism with Implementing Partners, MHA and UNHCR to ensure comprehensive GBV response intervention and GBV response services provision.
- Lead in close collaboration with UNHCR to support one stop services center establishment/sustainability in Nduta camp. Ensure GBV services are quality, coordinated and timely provided at the one stop services center by GBV service providers.
- Monitor all IRC support center and NMC transit center activities; both GBV case management, psychosocial support/counseling and GBV-legal services. Ensure that IRC support center is safe, confidential in supportive environment for GBV survivors.
- Support technical trainings/capacity building initiatives for service providers and the community for better understanding and effective response to the psychosocial needs of GBV survivors
- Contextualize, conduct, lead or supervise trainings on GBV case management training, referral pathways, GBV guiding principles for working with GBV survivors, basic and advance counseling, Clinical Care for Sexual Assault Survivors (CCSAS), Clinical Care for Child Survivors (CCS), GBV Information Management System (GBVIMS) and other response related trainings for internal and external as requested.
Coordination and advocacy
- Strengthen and maintain close collaboration with other implementing partners and camp management to ensure that prevention and women empowerment activities are well coordinated, targeting and inclusion of community members, vulnerable group and maximize community resources and participation.
- Lead/Co-chair SGBV working group in Nduta camp, participate in Inter-agency meeting, community meeting and any other meeting concern GBV prevention issue assigned by WPE Coordinator
- Advocate on women participation, leadership and decision making to ensure equal access to community services and community representation.
- Lead in effective working relationships with all stakeholders at all level in best representation of IRC/WPE Program with the government of Tanzania, MHA, Gender Desk, Police, Community Leaders, Religion, Women’s group, youth group implementing partners, Local-NGO, UN Agencies and CBOs to enhance effective coordination on prevention/risk mitigation and women empowerment activity, ensure that relevant information from coordination meetings is shared internally with the WPE team, other IRC sectors and Field Management team.
- Coordinate interagency case conference meetings with partners in the referral pathway and follow-up or advocate with service providers where necessary to ensure survivors receive timely and compassionate support services.
- Regular update the referral pathway whenever GBV focal points/service provider may have staff changed, including the review of GBV SoPs, and ISP as required.
- Strengthen and maintain close collaboration with other service providers and camp management to ensure that survivors receive compassionate timely support from the community and to encourage greater communication, collaboration and coordination among partners (protection, health, legal, police, child protection).
Data collection and reporting;
- Ensure that the project undertakes continuous monitoring and evaluation so that activities are appropriate and based on a clear understanding of the problems, causes, contributing factors, and available resources. Ensure good project monitoring and evaluation to demonstrate project impact.
- Collect and analyze prevention, response and women empowerment data for monitoring of the program in Nduta, problem analysis, planning and advocacy and evaluation of program outcomes and impacts, in close cooperation with the Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator
- Support monitoring and evaluation of WPE programming, ensuring accurate indicators and targets are planned, tracked, and reported on in line with IRC monitoring for action standards and data platforms.
- Lead/assist in program assessment, impact result based assessments, monitoring and evaluation of the WPE program as needed, to ensure program quality and effectiveness in support of the M&E Manager.
- Support teams in designing tools and trainings in relation to, and in conducting, effective GBV prevention, response and women empowerment.
- Ensure regular administration of client satisfaction surveys for survivors accessing GBV services, on collaboration with M&E Manger analyzing the report, provide feedback to response team for improvement where necessary.
- Ensure regular IRC case management supervision tools conduct with all response staffs, legal supervision tools conduct with legal staff and provide feedback/ develop action plan for improvement.
- Direct responsible for overall GBV ethical and accuracy data collection and GBVIMS are accurately collected, entered adherence of data protection and confidentiality for analysis, planning, evaluation, and coordinate with other stakeholders, according to ISP and to informed WPE current intervention or future programming, risk reduction activities and services access barriers.
- Monitor and track indicator progress on response services; GBV case management and legal activities.
- Lead in timely and quality report submission to WPE Coordinator; of quality program work plan, weekly, monthly and quarterly donor/government Manager and M&E Manager. Accountable to meet reporting deadline.
- Support staff capacity needs assessment, design staff capacity planning, and support training delivery by utilizing existing WPE training resources and other up to date global GBV initiative and resources.
- Oversee the implementation of WPE Prevention, response and empowerment in Nduta and Nyarugusu to ensure activities are implemented according to a well- plan schedule by project cycle, monthly/quarterly workplan and budgets management includes pending plan, and procurement plan.
- Participate in grant opening, and closing meetings, tracking expenditures and ensure they are allowable and allocable according to IRC and donor compliance and regulations; review monthly BvA and develop corrective action plans.
- Responsible for WPE Kibondo monthly cash projection, submit to the WPE Coordinator.
- Provide timely, informative and quality inputs to proposals; including logframe, and budget planning as required.
- Follow IRC Operation policy provide timely purchase request in advance on a quarterly base. Adhere to donor compliance and regulations.
- Directly supervise teo Prevention & Advocacy Supervisor, two Psychosocial Support Supervisor and two Legal officers in Nduta camp and manage its overall staff time management/leave plan and coverage.
- Oversee all WPE incentive staffs planning and management according to available budgets, review payroll and oversee their time management.
- Attend and participate in trainings identified/organized by your supervisor.
- Follow any new procedures and guidelines designated in circulars from Country Director.
- Report any violations of IRC’s three core values (Integrity, Service and Accountability) as per IRC WAY reporting mechanism. The reporting of violations is an obligation on the part of all staff members.
- Assist where necessary in undertaking activities that aim to prevent the occurrence of sexual abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries by IRC and other humanitarian workers.
- Perform other duties as may be assigned by your supervisor.
- A University Degree in Law with at least three (3) years relevant work experience.
- Candidate must have a school of law.
- Have excellent community mobilization, facilitation skills, and experience with participatory techniques
- Knowledge of GBV prevention strategies i.e. EMAP, SASA a plus
- Be committed to transformational change in attitudes and behaviors and learning starting with oneself followed by others
- Be capable of facilitating discussions on GBV, gender, and power with women or men
- Experience working with camp-based populations/ rural communities desirable.
- Experience with project/budget management
- Ability to work as part of a team, collaboration, and provide solutions.
- Good IT skills: knowledge of MS Word; Excel and Outlook required.
- Swahili and good English written, and oral skills required. French is a plus.
- sharere the common goal of preventing gender-based Violence and promoting gender equality and respect for human rights.
- Be willing to follow the guiding principles and code of conduct for humanitarian workers, Confidentiality, Safety, Respect and Non-discrimination
The deadline for submitting the application is 05th October 2022.
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Closing Date : 30th September , 2022.