Job: Women’s Protection and Empowerment Coordinator


Working under the supervision and guidance of the Deputy Director of Programs and receives technical support from the WPE Technical Advisor based off the IRC headquarters in NewYork, the Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Coordinator is a key member of the Tanzania country Senior Management Team (SMT) and the senior most technical and program expert on WPE programming within the Tanzania program. She/he provides leadership, guidance, coordination and technical support to IRC’s GBV programs in Tanzania. As a member of a larger research team, the WPE Program Coordinator is also responsible to ensure safe and effective implementation of current and subsequent research projects in the WPE program. S/He will be required to work in collaboration with other technical coordinators, the Grants unit, field-based teams to ensure that program activities are implemented according to approved work plans, congruent with Tanzania country program strategic plan, and in accordance with donor requirements. S/he will lead GBV program design including proposal development; ensure that the objectives of the program are met in a timely manner and are being monitored and evaluated effectively; ensure that GBV staff receive appropriate mentorship and professional development and that a positive team spirit is fostered encouraging innovative and quality programming. Additionally, the GBV coordinator will ensure that protection and empowerment of women and girls is consistently mainstreamed across IRC sectors including schools.

  • Masters degree preferred (Social Work, International Relations/Development, Humanities, International Law, or related field);
  • At least 5 years program management experience, including at least 2 years implementing GBV programs in an emergency and/or post-conflict environment;
  • Strong report writing skills with experience in developing proposals to various donors
  • Strong people management skills: the ability to effectively lead and supervise staff;
  • Very strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Fluency in English; ability to communicate in Swahili, French or Kirundi a plus;
  • Solid organizational skills: the ability to be flexible and work well under pressure in a fast-paced and detail-oriented team environment;
  • Experience working in difficult locations; ability to be resourceful and flexible in a limited resource environment.
  • Good computer skills: excellent knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email/internet software.
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