Women’s Protection and Empowerment Program Advisor at IRC, DR Congo

Deadline: Ongoing

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Women’s Protection and Empowerment Program Advisor in Kinshasa, DR Congo.

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IRC’s Women’s Protection and Empowerment program in the DRC seeks to increase the social, political and economic empowerment of women and girls, and prevent and respond to gender based violence.

The IRC DRC has been responding to gender based violence in North and South Kivu provinces, with bases in Goma and Bukavu.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

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The Women’s Protection and Empowerment Program Advisor will perform the following functions-

  • In collaboration with WPE program staff, the HQ Technical Advisor and the Director of WPE Program, oversee the quality of design, monitoring and evaluation of GBV programming in DRC.
  • Develop key technical program tools. Review and adapt existing IRC technical training materials. Develop training materials as needed to support the introduction of new programming approaches.
  • Oversee the development of staff technical capacity building plans and ensure staff receives training accordingly.
  • Act as a key technical facilitator and resource person for internal and external IRC trainings and workshops. Provide training to program staff as needed.
  • Closely work with the Regional Measurement Action Coordinator to improve program monitoring and to generate evidence for improving program quality and influencing policy.
  • Provide substantive input on WPE program evaluation and research initiatives.
  • Support the WPE Program Director to ensure coherence in program strategy and implementation across sites.
  • Ensure IRC adapts interventions according to the changing needs and the security situation in each province.
  • Work with program teams to develop new and update existing program components of the WPE sector strategy document to inform on-going opportunities for programming and to strengthen the linkages between WPE and other IRC program sectors (Health, CYPD, G&R).
  • Participate in inter-sectoral assessments and planning as required and provide guidance to other sectors’ project strategy to maximize safety of women and girls.
  • Participate in proposal writing and other business development opportunities as needed and inform program costing exercises.
  • Represent the program, its approaches and learning to external audiences regularly.
  • Contribute as required to advocacy and communication strategies and materials about the program for national and international audiences.
  • Manage the WPE Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Coordinator, ensuring that ethical and sound data collection and information management systems are in-place to collate and analyze data for problem analysis, planning and advocacy.
  • Provide regular feedback to WPE management staff and contribute to their performance reviews as required.
  • Assist with the recruitment of WPE management-level staff as needed.
  • Contribute to fostering the functioning of the team across sites and provinces, including supporting team-building activities.
  • Act in the place of the WPE Program Director as required.

Eligilibty Criteria

Applicants must have-

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  • Advanced degree in public health, social work, public policy or another related field.
  • At least five years of GBV or development programming experience , including three years of overseas management experience in GBV, protection or humanitarian program.
  • Exceptional sector-specific technical skills and knowledge. Ability to design and deliver training.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in complex program design and monitoring. Strong analytical and strategic planning skills.
  • Ability and interest to work with a diverse and multicultural team in a respectful and culturally appropriate manner.
  • Fluency in both French and English, spoken and written.
  • Experience with information management system s and data analysis a plus.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through online process.

For more information, please visit IRC.

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