The WPE Capacity Building Consultant will be primarily responsible for promoting the availability of quality, comprehensive and harmonized services to GBV survivors provided through IRC supported Directorate of Health (DoH) clinics working in and around Mosul. S/He will map, mentor, coach and train clinical and non-clinical staff on CCSAS service delivery processes to ensure GBV response services are in place across supported health facilities.
The WPE Capacity Building Consultant reports directly to the Emergency WPE Manager and works closely with the Health Technical Advisor based in Amman. IRC services and technical partnerships are overseen by the WPE Coordinator who provides overall leadership and technical oversight.
- Re-map available health facilities and their scope of services to be supported through IRC.
- Conduct health facilities’ assessment to identify and plan for required support including staff training and capacity building, essential equipment and/or supplies, and special facilities or room within the facility to provide confidential and efficient GBV services.
- Work with potential health actors to conduct capacity assessments related to GBV guiding principles, knowledge, attitudes and skills in working with survivors as part of capacity building plans to ensure targeted delivery of capacity-building activities.
- Support in identifying and building the capacity of GBV focal persons within targeted health facilities and provide trainings on GBV basic concepts, survivor centred approaches, confidentiality and skills in responding to the needs of survivors and facilitating safe referrals including for high risk cases.
- Lead trainings on CCSAS, referral pathways and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), and other topics related to improved service delivery. for staff and partners that are contextually adapted.
- Follow up with health facilities to assess adherence to CCSAS protocols and quality of survivor services.
- Ongoing technical support to DoH health staff and IRC WPE staff to improve quality of care, including strengthening referrals, providing psychosocial support to survivors and training outreach staff to be equipped with basic skills to refer cases and provide information on services.
- Build relationships with partners, government, other NGOs and UN agencies to develop/strengthen appropriate GBV referral systems to ensure survivors access services in a timely and confidential manner and enhance multi-agency and multi-sectoral cooperation and coordination,
- Ensure that ethical and sound data collection and information management systems are in place and development of a robust Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system for all objectives, indicators and activities that is consistent across locations and feeds into evidence-based programming for WPE Health integration.
- Support implementation and ensure adherence to work plans, spending plans and M&E plans.
- Conduct regular field visits to monitor, mentor and evaluate service availability, accessibility and functioning referral systems.
- Ensure high-quality IRC and donor reports on activities, indicators and achievements and document best practices and lesson learned.
- Represent the IRC in Health Cluster and GBV Sub Cluster as needed.
Qualifications & Preferred Skills
- Health background including general practitioner, midwife or nurse with experience in reproductive health/GBV.
- Minimum 3 years of experience in the provision of health services for women and girls with a focus on reproductive and sexual health issues.
- Excellent technical skills in GBV and clinical care in humanitarian settings. Strong familiarity with international guiding principles and best practices required, such as MISP, IASC guidelines, and other guidelines on GBV in conflict/humanitarian settings.
- Experience providing services to GBV survivors and demonstrated clear understanding of gender, human rights, and issues surrounding violence against women and girls.
- Demonstrated ability to provide regular and effective technical support, mentoring and monitoring to health workers working in a variety of settings.
- Experience in organizing and facilitating training on various health issues, and in ensuring that the training methods are targeted to different levels of expertise.
- Experience working with Health Directorates, NGOs and local authorities in Iraq.
- Strong project planning, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
- Ability to write clear and concise reports.
- Strong computer skills: must be competent in the use of Windows, MS office programmes (Word, Excel, Access) and email programmes.
- Ability to work in unstable security environments, and under administrative and programmatic pressures.
- Fluency in Arabic and English
- Strong commitment to IRC’s mission, purpose and values