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WPE Senior Program Manager at the International Rescue Committee (IRC)

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to people affected by war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: WPE Senior Program Manager

Location: Mubi, Adamawa

Scope of Work

  • Gender-based violence (GBV) is a serious human rights and public health issue affecting women and girls around the world. It impacts all aspects of women and girl’s physical, emotional, psychological and social well-being. It has harmful consequences for the individuals who experience it, their families, and communities as a whole.
  • The WPE programming in NE Nigeria covers Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States.
  • The WPE Senior program Manager in Adamawa leads design, implementation and monitoring of WPE projects in Borno State and reports to the WPE Coordinator.
  • The WPE Senior Manager will provide technical oversight to prevention and response staff in Adamawa State in the area of protection and empowerment of women and girls (and the effects of the conflict on women and girls in general), with an emphasis on coaching staff to build their capacity,, advocating for improved services for women and girls, and ensuring quality response to reach women and girls in conflict affected areas.
  • This position will be expected to be based in Mubi with travels within Adamawa states where WPE activities are implemented.

Program Development:

  • Provide ongoing leadership, training, and guidance to Adamawa staff and local partners to ensure programming meets best practice standards and prioritizes the security of beneficiaries and staff.
  • Support Adamawa team to conduct safety audits and take the lead communicating with other stakeholders to ensure all services mitigate the risk of GBV and are in line with IASC GBV Guidelines
  • Design and lead assessments in Adamawa to ensure the voices of women and girls inform WPE program design
  • Lead the development of coordination and referral mechanisms to ensure GBV survivors can access health care in a timely manner


  • Must have a University degree in Public Health, Social Work, or Social Science, with significant relevant work experience in conflict affected areas,
  • 3 years GBV program management experience, preferably in insecure locations,
  • Excellent GBV case management skills and have provided direct case management to survivors of GBV,
  • Experience in managing a GBV emergency response team using rapid case management,
  • Experience using and good knowledge of the GBVIMS.
  • Good interpersonal and team building skills.
  • Thorough understanding of feminist theory and survivor centered programming
  • Ability to live and work under pressure in an unstable security environment.
  • Knowledge and experience of participatory planning methods
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Monthly salary, 13Month Salary Inclusive, Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months.

Application Closing Date
24th November 2017 .

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should click here to apply online

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