The WPE Senior Officer – Capacity Building will support training, mentoring and providing support to improve the availability of quality, comprehensive and harmonized GBV services through IRC supported Directorate of Health (DoH) clinics working in and around Mosul. S/He will work closely with IRC WPE staff and DoH staff and will support the development and delivery of capacity building activities and trainings for community actors, service providers, local government and humanitarian actors on women’s protection, gender and GBV related issues.
The WPE Senior Officer – Capacity Building reports directly to the WPE Capacity Building Manager and works closely with the WPE Senior Officer – Emergency, Mobile Teams and DoH.
Specific duties and responsibilities:
- Under the supervision of the WPE Capacity Building Manager, conduct health facilities’ assessment to identify and plan for required support including staff training and capacity building.
- Assist in developing capacity building plans to strengthen knowledge and understanding on GBV core concepts, case management principles and related topics.
- Support in building the capacity of GBV focal persons within targeted health facilities through 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.
- 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.
- Provide technical support for implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all capacity building intervetntions.
- Coordinate and liaise with health and other partners to ensure quality implementation in relation to agreed objectives.
- Submit weekly/monthly reports capturing all implemented activities and challenges using the agreed tools.
- Provide support and guidance to other IRC staff to assist in their capacity building activities..
- Collaborate with finance/admin and logistics to ensure supplies and resources are available in a timely manner to support implementation.
- Perform other duties, as needed or requested, by the supervisor.
Key working relationships:
Position Reports to: WPE Capacity Building Manager
Position directly supervises: None
Other Internal and/or external contacts:
Internal: Broader IRC Iraq team including other IRC Iraq programmes (ERD, Child Protection, and Protection/Rule of Law), Grants Department, Supply Chain, HR and Finance Departments
External: Close collaboration with other DoH, humanitarian actors, local NGOs, UN agencies and other government service providers.
- Adhere to the GBV guiding principles throughout all GBV case management and psychosocial interventions. This includes ensuring confidentiality of survivors, and respect for their wishes and decisions.
- The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in 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.
Qualifications & Preferred Skills
- University degree in Social Studies, Health, Social Work or related field.
- Minimum two years experience in capacity building and training implementation.
- Demonstrated experience implementing participatory programming approaches.
- Strong interpersonal skills, training and facilitation skills.
- Strong writing skills.
- Computer literate in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
- Flexibility, commitment, patience and a good sense of humor.
- Proficient in written and spoken English and Arabic.
- 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