Offer: Job: Women's Protection and Empowerment Program Coordinator, South Sudan (Deadline: 22 December 2012)
The International Rescue Committee (IRC). Juba, South Sudan.
Closing date: December 22, 2012.
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.
South Sudan declared independence in July 2011 following decades of brutal civil war rooted in disputes over religion, ethnicity, resources, governance and self-determination. The security situation remains fragile and testing operational challenges abound. IRC-South Sudan operates a country office in Juba, and field offices in Lakes, Unity, Northern Bahr el Ghazal and Eastern Equatoria states.
Scope of Work:
The Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Coordinator is responsible for providing overall leadership, guidance, coordination and technical support to IRC’s WPE programs throughout South Sudan. The WPE Program Coordinator will contribute to external coordination efforts and initiatives to maintain IRC’s leadership on GBV programming in South Sudan.
S/He will also collaborate with key staff in Health and Protection, and work with the Deputy Director for Programs, to achieve the managed growth of IRC’s WPE programming including in the development of strategies and proposals.
The position is based in Juba with regular travel throughout South Sudan to monitor program activities, mentor program staff and undertake assessments to expand WPE programming.
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