وظائف شاغرة للعمل لدى لجنة الإنقاذ الدولية، المؤتمر الوطني العراقي – العراق
1. North East Syria Health Working Group Coordinator
- 5 Years Proven Experience, Two Years Of International Work Experience
Job Title: North East Syria Health Working Group Coordinator
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Location: Iraq – Derek, Syria
The Syria crisis is often described as the worst humanitarian catastrophe since the end of the Cold War. Inside Syria, 6.6 million people are internally displaced and 13.5 million are in need of humanitarian assistance, with 4.7 million in hard-to-reach areas. There are 4 million Syrian refugees in neighboring countries. This is no short-term humanitarian episode. The devastating human consequences to huge numbers of people will endure for decades. The destruction of relationships, communities, livelihoods, homes and infrastructure will take years to repair.
IRC is offering a robust humanitarian response to the Syria crisis. With an annual budget in excess of $140 million and a rapidly expanding portfolio, supported by more than 3,000 staff and workers in the region, IRC is undertaking programs in Syria and the neighboring countries of Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan in the fields of health, child protection, education, women’s protection and empowerment, NFI and food distribution, cash assistance, water and sanitation, and livelihood programming. Our work in these challenging settings gives rise to some of the most pressing issues facing contemporary humanitarian action, including questions of access, security, funding and coordination.
Despite the efforts among a large number of International and Syrian NGOs and UN Agencies that have been providing assistance inside Syria, needs keep on increasing and coordination structures remain fragile as a result of continuous political sensitivity in Syria. As a result, the humanitarian community has embarked since 2014 on a Whole of Syria Approach in order to improve the overall humanitarian response based on a more integrated and connected coordination structure between the various “hubs” from which relief aid is being provided- either from within Syria or from cross-border operations from Turkey, Jordan, Iraq and Lebanon.
As the Iraq Hub – more commonly called North East Syria (NES) – expanded rapidly in the past year to support the response to Raqqa and Deir-ez-Zour displacements, the the Health Sector at the Whole of Syria level recognized the need for dedicated leadership on coordination for NES specifically, particularly given that UN employees are not present on the ground. The Health Sector Working Group Coordinator role was created to lead these efforts.
The NES Health Sector Working Group Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating all health activities across NES, interacting and engaging with INGO, SNGO and UN actors. This position sits within the WoS coordination architecture.
Coordination and Representation
- Chair regular coordination meetings with the Health Working Group for NES;
- Actively identify new and existing actors to add to the working group, inclusive of those that may be registered in other hubs, but responding in North East Syria;
- Work with WHO and Health Working Group members to ensure that key health concerns are reflected and addressed;
- Support the working group’s data collection efforts, helping partners to submit accurate and consistent data; provide analysis back to the working group and other interagency fora;
- Raise health concerns in NES hub and liaise with coordination Fora (NES INGO Forum/OCHA NES Focal Point/Qamishli Sub Office, and NES Inter-Sector Group ISG) on local and technical level to ensure and facilitate contextual analysis, needs assessments and access to beneficiaries and sites/structures,
- Collaborate with other sectors, including, in particular, the WASH Working Group, the Protection Working Group, the Food Security and FSL Working Group to ensure integration of health concerns and responsive programming;
- Identify gaps and areas of overlap in the health sector in NE Syria
- Coordinate regularly with WoS health cluster coordinators and engage in Whole of Syria health initiatives as required;
- Identifying resources needs and track funding to support WoS resource and funds tracking and coordinate with the WoS coordinators to advocate with donors to ensure appropriate support for inter-agency health activities;
- Ensure health sector preparedness and contingency plans are updated on a regular basis and made available to health sector partners
- Assist in developing/updating information management tools and products;
- Oversee, compile and analyze key health indicators and data from NES hub to ensure production of knowledge to steer the strategic and operational planning for the WOS response, including but not limited to contributions to the HNO and HRP process.
- Post graduate degree in public health, medicine or related health field
- Minimum of 5 years proven experience working on health issues in humanitarian environments, including provision of technical advice to field teams;
- Excellent understanding of health issues in emergency situations and detailed knowledge of humanitarian principles, guidelines and laws and the cluster system
- previous experience in cluster or sector coordination
- Demonstrable experience in advocacy and high-level negotiation skills.
- Strong experience with information management as related to the health sector, including maintaining standards of impartiality and confidentiality with data of a sensitive nature
- Excellent leadership, coordination, capacity building, planning and analytical skills;
- Excellent advocacy and representation skills including the development of strong interpersonal relationships to facilitate communication within the cluster;
- Able to work successfully under pressure and ability to make timely decisions;
- Excellent written and spoken English, Arabic is an asset;
- Previous experience of working within the cluster system preferred; this position includes travel throughout the region.
- Experience in Syria and/or in the region is preferred.
2.Women Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Manager
- 3 Years Of Relevant Overseas Programme Management Experience, At Least 2 Years Of GBV Programme Management In Emergencies Experience, Two Years Of International Work Experience
Job Title: Women Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Manager
Sector: Women Protection & Empowerment
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
The IRC established programmes in Iraq in 2003 to address the overwhelming needs of displaced people in Iraq and the neighboring countries. Since re-establishing its presence in Iraq in November 2007, the IRC has been assisting displaced families in the northern, central and southern governorates in the sectors of protection, women’s protection and empowerment (WPE), child protection, education, and emergency humanitarian assistance. Working in coordination with the humanitarian community, the IRC currently addresses the needs of war-affected Iraqi internally displaced persons (IDPs), Iraqi refugee returnees and Syrian refugees from several operational bases in the country and cross-border into northeast Syria. IRC operates throughout Iraq, with the main office in Erbil and field offices in Najaf, Karbala, Baghdad, Tikrit, Sulimaniyah, Dohuk and Derek.
The humanitarian situation in Iraq continues to worsen due to the intensification of military campaigns and escalations in displacement. Violence against women and girls is widespread including sexual violence, intimate partner violence (IPV) and early and forced marriage. GBV responses need to be significantly scaled up. Current GBV service provision is insufficient to meet the needs of women, girls, and survivors, with substantive gaps in the availability of lifesaving health and GBV response services. The IRC is scaling up emergency interventions to improve access for women and girls, in particular, GBV survivors, to life-saving health, case management, and PSS through strengthened community based and multi-sectoral responses in Kirkuk Governorate.
SCOPE OF WORK:
The WPE Manager will lead IRC’s GBV emergency response programming in Kirkuk Governorate and ensure that all programming is implemented in line with IRC’s GBV Emergency Response Model. He/She will provide technical guidance, programmatic direction, and supervision of the WPE team and oversee all service delivery. He/She will be responsible for leading GBV assessments, programming design, implementation, building national staff and capacity to provide services to women, girls and GBV survivors.
The position will be based in Kirkuk and reports directly to Sr. Head of Office with technical support provided through the WPE Coordinator.
- Provide technical guidance, oversight, and support to WPE emergency interventions in Kirkuk to improve the provision of quality case management and psychosocial support (PSS) services to meet the needs of women and girls in emergencies.
- Develop and lead training of WPE staff, GBV actors and service providers in case management, GBV core concepts, GBV tools and resources, PSS, adolescent girls and women’s empowerment approaches.
- Lead development and oversee implementation of community-based, primary prevention activities to engage all community members including women, girls, men, and boys in GBV prevention and risk mitigation.
- Support and supervise implementation and security of programme databases and information management systems according to global GBV standards, including the use of the Gender-Based Violence Information Management System (GBVIMS)/Primero.
- Contribute to and inform continuous analyses of programme and service delivery data for problem identification, programme planning, and advocacy purposes and to identify trends and gaps in case management and service provision to help improve programming.
- Support in the development and implementation of a robust Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system for all objectives, indicators, and activities that is consistent across locations and feeds into evidence-based programming in collaboration with WPE Coordinator and M&E department.
Staff Supervision and Development
- Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
- Recruit staff in conjunction with Human Resources Department and ensure Performance Management Plan for all staff is in place and followed up regularly.
- Directly supervise and Senior Officers and hold regular performance reviews.
- Ensure timely completion and submission of monthly timesheets, probation and annual performance reviews.
- Develop and lead the implementation of capacity building plan on technical and project management skills for WPE staff based on documented capacity needs assessment exercise.
- Provide ongoing supervision, mentoring, training and technical support and guidance to WPE staff.
- Ensure WPE staff understand and adhere to IRC Way and GBV and best-practice principles, including strict adherence to confidentiality.
- Work closely and coordinate with IRC Operations, Finance, and Grant departments to ensure compliance with grant requirements and that financial and logistical controls are implemented according to IRC protocols.
- Ensure high-quality IRC and donor reports on activities, indicators, and achievements.
- Lead in the development and design of new projects for follow up funding that responds to needs identified.
- In collaboration with WPE and Field Coordinators, manage programme budgets, develop and maintain work, spending, procurement, and M&E plan to ensure the programme is implemented according to schedule and budgets, and that programme objectives and targets are met.
- Support WPE programme design and development in line with IRC Iraq’s Strategic Action Plan and priorities, and contribute to the conceptualizing and drafting of new funding proposals.
Coordination, Advocacy & Representation
- Build relationships with partners, government, other NGOs, and UN agencies to establish/strengthen appropriate GBV referral systems to ensure survivors access services in a timely and confidential manner and enhance multi-agency and multi-sectoral cooperation and coordination.
- Coordinate and lead advocacy efforts with other actors and sectors, particularly WASH, Food and Nutrition, Shelter, Livelihoods, Health; and ensure specific measures are put in place to mitigate risks of GBV among women and girls by these sectors in line with the provision in the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Guidelines.
- Represent the IRC’s WPE programme at and coordinate activities with the GBV Working Group any other relevant coordination meetings as required.
- Maintain cross-sectoral collaboration with other IRC units to ensure integrated programming and the most holistic support to beneficiaries
- Develop and maintain effective working relationships with IRC supported national partners and government ministries.
- Ensure regular technical support and guidance to partners in accordance with partnership agreements.
- Adapt and facilitate training for partners to ensure effective and safe coordination of GBV service provision.
- Conduct regular planning and review meetings with IRC supported partners to assess progress, lessons learned and develop actionplans.
- Undertake other relevant tasks as requested by the Sr. Head of Office and WPE Coordinator.