Offer: Gender Based Violence Project Coordinator
The International Rescue Committee (IRC). Grozny, Chechnya, Russian Federation.
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
Scope of Work:
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) began implementing emergency response activities in Chechnya during the first 1994-1996 Chechen War and resumed operations after the start of the second Chechen War in December 1999. Since then, the IRC has been implementing programs in the sectors of education, public health, psychosocial rehabilitation, water and sanitation, shelter and community capacity building for war-affected families in Ingushetia, Dagestan, North Osetia and Chechnya.
Building on IRC’s current capacity building work with two strategic partners (a local NGO and a governmental center), this project aims to ensure that local NGOs and government service providers in Chechnya are able to respond effectively to the needs of women and girls at risk of and surviving gender-based violence, with particular attention to IDPs and returnees within the target population.
The Project Coordinator is key in leading project implementation, providing technical support and guidance to IRC’s staff and two local partners, and ensuring the delivery of quality programming. The Project Coordinator reports to the head of office for Chechnya.
To provide strategic direction, leadership and overall technical and management assistance to the national program,
Ensure staff practice with clients adheres to best-practice principles when working with survivors and that all staff use participatory approaches to working with the community in addressing beliefs and practices that condone or perpetuate violence against women;
Conduct regular field visits to assess progress toward objectives, discuss issues and assist in finding solutions to challenges identified.
Manage program funds as allocated in the awarded grants to ensure the attainment of all objectives within the authorized budgets.
Work with team to ensure GBV program is implemented in conformity with the IRC program frame work promoting and protecting rights, participation, capacity building, partnership, and holistic planning.
Liaise with the Technical Advisor on a regular basis to ensure that information from the field is accurately represented
Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders in Chechnya– including community leaders, NGOs, government ministries/authorities, UN agencies, to enhance cooperation and coordination between organizations.
Ensure that project resources, including financial, are used effectively and transparently in order to further the objectives of the project.
Contribute to the development of proposals as necessary to ensure continued programming.
Finalize training materials and facilitate trainings for partners in case management and psychosocial support.
Provide ongoing mentoring and technical support to partners on their case management services, ensuring case management forms/tools/processes, supervision systems for case workers and procedures for handling case information follow best practices and standards.
Provide technical support to the stakeholder group to implement the GBV policy action plan.
Project Monitoring and Evaluation
Ensure a safe and confidential mechanism for collecting information on project activities is implemented.
Design monitoring and evaluation tools including informant interview guides, focus groups and staff questionnaires. Design a pre- and post-training capacity assessment tool at the start of the project in order to measure improvement in local partners’ capacity to respond to GBV.
Ensure that all internal and external reporting requirements are met and that reports are of a high quality and submitted on time.
Assist Deputy Project Coordinator to monitor budget in accordance with IRC and donor procedures.
5 years program management experience in the field of gender-based violence in conflict-affected areas or related area of programming.
MA/S or equivalent in social work, social sciences, public health, community health, or related field.
Demonstrated experience with capacity building and training.
Good interpersonal and team building skills.
Ability to live and work under pressure in an unstable security environment with previous experience in CIS countries, preferably Northern Caucasus or Russian Federation preferred.
Strong negotiation skills essential with experience in conflict resolution desirable.
Experience of working with local stakeholders such as health clinics and NGOs.
Fluency in English is required; knowledge of Russian is desired.
The position will be based in Grozny, Chechnya. The GBV Coordinator will receive a security briefing prior to arrival and promptly upon arrival in the country. The employee is required to abide by the IRC Northern Caucasus Security Protocol. The security level is yellow.
This is an unaccompanied post. Candidates can expect to live in private housing.
Please apply online: www.ircjobs.org or