Emergency Community Wellbeing Initiative & Child Protection Manager

at International Rescue Committee - IRC
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted July 21, 2020
Category Business Development
Facility Management
Social Sciences
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Scope of work

The new Emergency CWI and CP Manager will work with the Community Well-being Initiative (CWI) Coordinator and the Child and Youth Protection and Development (CYPD) Coordinator. He/she will provide program technical and operational support to the emergency gender-based violence (GBV)/child protection response in Ethiopia. The Manager will lead the design, implementation, and monitoring of GBV/CP interventions directly implemented by IRC as well as sub-awardees. The Manager is also expected to assist in Beneficiary Feedback mechanism initiatives and is expected to spend over 50% in the field and deployments assignments in different regions as needed. The Manager reports to the CWI Coordinator and CYPD Coordinator.

Major/key responsibilities:

Technical Support

  • Supervise emergencies in various regions in Ethiopia, identify intervention areas, and alert Addis and field CP/GBV team.
  • Lead IRC’s proposal development of CP/GBV emergency projects that will be submitted for donor approval.
  • Engage in the process of selection of sub-awardees, liaise with partners/sub-awardees, review partners’ CP/GBV proposals, and provide appropriate technical support.
  • Participate in the entire partnership process with sub-awardees including field monitoring, technical support, and capacity building.
  • Provide ongoing supervision, leadership, capacity building, and technical support and guidance to IRC’s field team and partners/sub-awardees.
  • Lead rapid assessments in the event of an emergency.
  • Lead IRC Ethiopia CP/GBV field emergency staff and partners in surveys, assessment, and response planning of emergency responses.
  • Take deployment assignments and organize and lead emergency operations assessment in new locations, assist in hiring field staff, and set up the emergency response in new areas when needed.
  • Lead emergency response teams in new intervention areas and implement quick responses.
  • Facilitate CP/GBV trainings and workshops on case management and psychosocial support programming for IRC and BoWCA staff.
  • Assist program staff in establishing and or strengthening coordination body.
  • Represent IRC in monthly CP/GBV coordination meetings that are established to strengthen coordinated emergency settings.

Programs Management

Grant, Budget and procurement Monitoring and Management

  • Review of budget spending of IRC interventions as per the original plan, and check if the utilization rate goes in line with the activity implementation progress.
  • Review all CP/GBV budgets balances in consultation with field-based CWI/CP Managers and Officers. Provide technical assistance to field staff on budget tracking and management.
  • Conduct close follow up on materials and services to be procured/ordered for the projects in Addis.
  • Assist in tracking of emergency supplies, dispatch, distribution in different disaster-affected including documentation.
  • Collaborate closely with Operations (HR and Supply Chain) on program transportation needs, recruitment, and procurement at Addis level, adhere to all IRC policies and procedures.

Reports and Proposals

  • Support the preparation of IRC’s proposals and provide feedback to the proposals from sub-awardees.
  • Lead the preparation of donor reports for IRC’s direct intervention projects. Involve in the review of sub-awardees donor reports.
  • Support the development of proposals and budgets for future emergency responses by IRC Ethiopia.
  • Contribute to the MoU preparation for signing project agreement with relevant regional government bureaus.

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Conduct field visits and thoroughly document findings and recommendations include a final review of any assessment conducted or any other program learning and evaluation activity.
  • Lead the monitoring of IRC direct interventions and sub granted projects.
  • Assist in the facilitation of IRC Ethiopia's, government, and donor monitoring visits and project evaluations.
  • Participate in post-intervention assessments in coordination with other program units as well as field teams.
  • Ensure good project M&E to demonstrate a good plan project implementation and project impact. Assist with planning throughout the project cycle. Ensure that all project requirements and indicators are met and are of a high quality-cost effective implementation, this includes activity guidance, tools, or any innovative approach are developed to improve program quality and support the implementation at field level.

Job Requirements

·         MA/MSc or equivalent in Health (MPH), Social Science, Humanities or another related field of study/ BA with significant psychosocial support and counseling experience and training considered

·         Four years/Five years of professional work experience for MA and BA subsequently

·         At least 1 year of  management experience.

·         Proven experience in managing physical and/or psychological harm programming in an emergency context including in internally displaced people (IDP) context.

·         Previous experience in project and grant management in conflict or post-conflict situations preferred!

·         Demonstrated experience in capacity building and mentoring

·         Thorough understanding of CP and GBV program approaches and practice

·         Demonstrated leadership, communication, and facilitation skills

·         Proven experience in project design, development, and writing skills, including donor reporting.

·         Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills and flexibility

·         Strong written and oral English skills required.

·         Excellent computer skills: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

·         Strong written and verbal language skills in English and Amharic.


Applying Instructions

Candidates who meet the above qualifications; please send your CV and application letter through IRC career site.





Your application letter/cover letter must include the following information.

·         Name of the position you have applied for

·         Date of application

·         Summary of  your qualifications and experience

·         Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job

·         Please include at least 3 references from current and former supervisors.


              Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply!

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