The IRC began working in Bangladesh in October 2017 in response to the influx of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar working initially through partnerships with national and international agencies to deliver lifesaving assistance. In March 2018 IRC secured registration in Bangladesh and has since significantly expanded its programming, focusing on humanitarian protection with a specific focus on women and girls and health. The IRC is strategically looking to expand programming further to meet the needs of both refugee and host communities to allow them to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.
Purpose of this role:
The Women’s Protection & Empowerment (WPE) Coordinator will provide leadership, oversight, technical support across all WPE programming components in IRC Bangladesh; will conduct regular technical visits to protect sites/locations to ensure that interventions are technically sound, in-line with international standard methodologies, and are appropriately meeting the needs and priorities of women and girls, and female survivors in target communities. This position is responsible for programmatic resource development and advocacy related to IRC’s WPE emergency response, and overall strategic direction of the WPE program.
Program Implementation, Budget and Grants Management
- Overall accountable for the timely and consistent implementation of all relevant projects following IRC’s standard project management tools (e.g. up to date work plans, procurement plans, recruitment plans, spending plans, M&E plan etc)
- Ensure teams (IRC’s and partners) are fully oriented on the project LFA, budget and other pertinent details
- Undertake regular team meetings to assess the project progress and take prompt actions
- Monitor budget spending in line with the spending plans, budget vs actual analyses, and develop remedial plans where necessary to ensure budgets are optimally utilized;
- Work closely and coordinate with IRC Operations, Finance and Grant & Partnership departments to ensure compliance with donor / grant requirements;
- Support development and maintenance of effective and efficient oversight, support, quality control and reporting systems and processes;
- Ensure high-quality and timeliness of IRC and donor reports on activities, indicators and achievements.
- Minimum 7 to 9 or more years of experience in VAWG programming or GBV with a specific focus on women and girls; overseas experience in similar capacity is highly desirable
- Experience in directly supporting women and girl survivors of male violence.
Knowledge, Skills & Competences:
- Deep understanding of the impact and dynamics of men’s violence against women and girls, and proven grounding in radical feminist, women and girl-centered, anti-oppressive practice;
- Previous experience in emergency preparedness and response;
- Demonstrated coordination, networking and relationship building skills with key partners including government, donors, INGOs, national and local organizations, UN agencies;
- Demonstrated experience in successfully leading, building and strengthening a program team of 60+ staff in a dynamic, challenging and changing context;
- Demonstrated experience in supervising, mentoring and building capacity of national staff;
- Strong experience, knowledge and skills in participatory methods and community development;