Women`s Protection & Empowerment
(WPE) Senior Manager
Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
Requisition ID: req10246
Job Title: Women`s Protection & Empowerment (WPE) Senior Manager
Sector: Women Protection & Empowerment
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Location: Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
Women`s Protection & Empowerment (WPE) Senior Manager
IRC-Bangladesh, Ukhiya Office
|Contract length||1 Year (with possibility of extension subject to funding, program needs and performance of incumbent)|
Founded in 1933, International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the world’s leading agencies working in post-conflict and development contexts, supporting communities in over 40 fragile, failed and developing states. In this capacity, we work to restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted, struggling to endure and wishing to advance on a path of development.
IRC has been present in Bangladesh since 2017 and obtained registration with the NGOAB in March 2018. Since IRC obtained registration in March 2018, it has moved quickly to expand its integrated emergency health and protection response through both direct and partner-based programming focused on primary healthcare, women’s protection and empowerment, sexual and reproductive health, gender-based violence and child protection. Through 2018, the IRC’s response strategy will primarily target Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, while meeting the significant needs in both refugee and host populations, as already existing vulnerabilities are compounded with cyclical monsoon and cyclone seasons that impose additional threats to the lives and protection of those refugees as well as vulnerable host populations. IRC is growing its programming to cover education and livelihoods/DRR, as well as its geographic foot print in the host community and to other parts of the country.
Purpose of the Role
The role will oversee WPE programming focused on violence against women and girls (VAWG) response and prevention in women and girls’ safe spaces and the communities, and the WPE components within mobile teams and partner facilities. Through supportive mentoring, she will provide capacity development to IRC staff and partners to strengthen their management skills, as well as to case management, PSS, safe space, support worker and SRH teams (IRC and partner organization) to strengthen their WPE and VAWG response and prevention practices. The role will ensure projects are being implemented in line with IRC’s overall WPE programming.
Highlights of Key Responsibilities
Program Quality & Technical Support:
Staff Supervision & Development:
Coordination, Representation & Advocacy:
Other Duties & Responsibilities:
Competencies: Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
· Strong written and verbal communication skills in English
Specific Educational Qualification
Standard of Professional Conduct
IRC and IRC employees are required to abide by the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct which are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.
Gender Equality & Equal Opportunity
We are committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer generous benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances. We welcome and strongly encourage qualified female professionals to apply.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Are you ready to join the most dynamic team?
International Rescue Committee is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Copyright © International Rescue Committee, 2018
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