WPE Senior Officer – Emergency

Job description

The WPE Senior Officer will oversee programming in Hamman Al Aliel under the supervision of the WPE Manager. The WPE Senior Officer will be responsible for providing guidance, support and direct supervision to the WPE Officers who work closely with the national partner to implement GBV emergency responses through GBV Mobile Teams.  He/She will be responsible for maintaining strong and collaborative relationships with the national partner and supporting the provision of safe and appropriate GBV services.

The WPE Senior Officer reports to the WPE Manager and works closely with the national partner to ensure GBV related responses in place. 

Technical supervision:

  • Oversee the provision of technical support to national partner staff for programme start up, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of all GBV emergency response activities carried out through GBV mobile teams.
  • Work with the WPE staff and partner to assess training needs and develop a training and capacity develop plan for  to ensure successful transfer of skills, knowledge and attitudes to improve GBV responses.
  • Provide support, coaching and capacity building to national partner implementing case management and facilitating PSS groups.
  • Plan, supervise and oversee basic case management and psychosocial activities with implementing partner.
  • Reinforce adherence to the GBV guiding principles throughout all WPE activities through the national partner.
  • Undertake regular field monitoring visits to assess progress and identify technical quality and/or other implementation issues, flag these to the Manager, provide solutions and implement modifications as required.
  • Ensure all programme activities and services are fully documented using agreed monitoring tools for systematic and timely data collection on activities.
  • Through WPE Officers, support the adaptation of case management and the GBV Information Management Systems with national parnter.
  • Support implementation of project activities, provide affirming feedback, highlight strengths and weaknesses, and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Provide mentoring to and carry out learning needs assessments to develop tailored capacity building plan for partner staff providing services to women and girls.

Staff Supervision & Development

  • Directly supervise WPE Officers, and provide regular supervision, coaching and guidance on case management, PSS activities, and GBV prevention and risk mitigation activities.
  • Mentor and support staff professional development and foster a positive team spirit to encourage innovative and quality programming.
  • Identify training needs for WPE Officers and support facilitation of training to meet those needs.
  • Monitor field work to ensure staff meet program goals and utilize appropriate time management.

Partner Management

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with national partner under the guidance of the WPE Manager.
  • Ensure regular technical support and guidance to partners in accordance with partnership agreements.
  • Adapt and facilitate trainings for partners to ensure effective and safe coordination of GBV service provision.
  • Conduct regular planning and review meetings with IRC supported partners to assess progress, lessons learned and develop action plans.

Coordination & Representation

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with other service providers and relevant stakeholders including community leaders and other implementing partners.


  • Other duties as assigned by the WPE Manager

Key working relationships:

Position Reports to: WPE Manager
Position directly supervises:  WPE Officers
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 national partner, other humanitarian actors, local NGOs, UN agencies, government service providers.

Professional standards:

  • 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

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Gender Studies, etc.) and minimum of two years relevant experience.
  • Clear understanding of gender, human rights, and issues surrounding violence against women and girls.
  • Experience in counseling, social work, women’s health, or other related field.
  • Understanding of case management, PSS and life skills to promote survivor healing and recovery.
  • Knowledge, skills and experience in participatory methods of community development and mobilization.
  • Familiar with emergency contexts and issues.
  • Previous experience leading teams on GBV response and risk reduction strategies.
  • Positive and professional attitude, including ability to lead and work well in a team setting.
  • Excellent organizational, communication and management skills.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • INGO experience preferred.
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Word, Excel, and email.
  • Proficient in written and spoken English and Arabic.
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