WPE Officer

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Design and monitor GBV prevention activities, ensuring these activities are informed by target beneficiaries and correspond to their priorities and safety.
  2. Establish a network of relations with Camp Leaders and other influential male actors in Arbat and Ashti IDP Camps including religious leaders as well as male workers from other agencies.
  3. Conduct training and dialogues with Women Community members, male & female community leaders, Community Mobilizers and key informants on the topics of GBV, women’s rights, gender equality inline with priorities identified by women and girls.
  4. Conduct outreach efforts to disseminate information on services available to women and girls and raise awareness with the Community Mobilizers and the Women’s Committees.
  5. Support capacity building and coordination activities by delivering training sessions to GBV actors on GBV core concepts and guiding principles, safety audit and service mapping tools, reporting and advocacy skills, and community mobilization.
  6. Implement prevention and community-based advocacy initiatives based on identified needs and Safety Audit reports that reflect the voices of women and girls.
  7. Implement prevention programs and conduct dialogues with female and male community members and clients in coordination with the female WPE Officer – Prevention.
  8. Conduct training and dialogues with men community members, community leaders and key informants on the topics of GBV, women’s rights, gender equality in line with priorities identified by women and girls.
  9. Support formation of and co-facilitate the spousalgender discussion groups and lead mobilization of thethe male spouses and male community members to engage them in risk mitigation and prevention activities.
  10. Analyze and share results of regular meetings and community consultations, identifying trends and changes in the context important for consideration in risk reduction activities
  11. Work with families, male caregivers and communities to support in building and strengthening a more protective environment for adolescent girls and to meet their specific needs.
  12. Facilitate Focus Group Discussions (FDGs) and Awareness Sessions (AS) sessions for men in line with priorities identified by women and girls.
  13. Collaborate with finance and logistics to ensure program supplies and resources are available in a timely manner to support program implementation.
  14. Update and maintain work and spending plans that support the achievement of activities.
  15. Support in the development and contextualization of curriculum       and GBV content.
  16. Constantly monitor activity implementation, compile weekly reports, and attend weekly staff meetings.


Key Working Relationships:

Position reports to: WPE Senior Officer – Prevention 
Position directly supervises:

Indirect reporting: N/A
Other internal and/or external contacts:

  • Internal: Close coordination with other IRC programs(Protection, CYPD, and ERD) and support departments
  • External: Close collaboration with local actors and community groups (local Muhktars, women’s and men’s committees, etc.), NGOs, UN agencies, local government (DTVAW, DOH, DOLSA) and other humanitarian actors and service providers



The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.


Job Requirements:

  • University degree in social sciences (i.e. sociology, psychology, gender studies, law, human rights, etc.).
  • At least 2 years of experience in working in the social sector, particularly working with refugee and IDP populations, preferably with INGO.
  • Understanding women’s and girls’ experiences and women’s rights
  • Experience working in humanitarian responses targeting vulnerable women and girls.
  • Experience with community mobilization, awareness raising, and conducting participatory trainings on women’s protection and empowerment and GBV
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for clients at all time.
  • Strong belief in and commitment to human rights and gender equality.
  • Strong knowledge of GBV guiding principles, and best practices for working with survivors.
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills and ability to present ideas effectively, in both oral and written form.
  • Ability to communicate sensitively and without judgment; good diplomatic and persuasion skills.
  • Ability to use good judgment when making decisions and to take accountability for decisions made.
  • Emotional maturity and stability to resolve conflicts in non-violent way and maintain appropriate boundaries.
  • Good interpersonal skills and professional maturity, including ability to gain trust and build effective relationships with colleagues and beneficiaries.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks; proven self-initiative and problem solving abilities.
  • High standard of spoken and written Kurdish and Arabic; good knowledge of English.
  • Good computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and Power Point.
  • Be able to work in a stressful setting and adapt quickly to changing environments.
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