Background/IRC Summary: 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.
IRC has been working in Pakistan for over 30 years, and manages and delivers large, complex programs to meet the needs in health, education, protection, environmental health and livelihoods for displaced, poor and disaster affected communities. IRC works in partnership with local government and non-governmental organizations and currently works in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh provinces.
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is seeking a dynamic and self-motivated individual for the position of Training Officer – Women Protection and Empowerment for a five-years USAID-funded Women’s Economic l Empowerment (WEE) Project in selected districts of the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including Newley Merged Districts. The project focusses on implementing interventions to achieve main objective of promoting women’s social and economic empowerment through safe and dignified access to livelihoods opportunities, information, resources and services. These interventions will stimulate women’s economic and social empowerment and prepare foundation for integrating interventions to prevent and respond to gender-based violence (GBV). Under the supervision of the Senior Women Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Manager, the Training Officer’s primary responsibility will be to coordinate, design, arrange and conduct trainings related to core concepts and prevention and response to Gender Based Violence including but not limited to community based women protection, survivor centered approach, psychosocial support and engaging men and boys in accountability practices . S/he will be liaising with relevant stakeholders including partners for their services and assist in capacity building activities.
· Take Lead in need assessments, designing and conducting trainings and preparation of capacity building Plan for the partners, targeted communities and Government Officials.
· Rollout capacity building plan by designing and conducting training workshops in collaboration with Project/Sector Managers as per project timelines and requirements
· Take lead and support project/sector managers in developing /adapting modules for trainings as per capacity building component of the project
· Conduct advanced training programmes for women protection, engaging men and boys in accountability practices, GBV prevention and response mechanism and psychosocial support, keeping the cultural sensitivity of the area.
· Preparation & development of appropriate materials, tools and guidelines as per the needs of targeted beneficiaries and communities and relevant stakeholders.
· Organizing training sessions and maintain the training records following protocol as specified by USAID communicated through WEE project
· Coordinate with IRC and partners’ field staff working on WEE project . Identify capacity gaps and plan trainings and refreshers sessions to achieve quality outcomes. Conduct evaluation of Resource Persons and trainiees.
· Design and conduct pre and post tests for trainees and prepare training reports
· Undertake any other tasks assigned by supervisor.
Day To Day Tasks Management:
· Develop training modules and training reports and share with Line Manager.
· Maintain trainings records and develop data base of trained participants in both soft and hard forms and tracking systems of these trained participants
· Provide regular and follow up support to community mobilization officers for community trainings and sessions related activities
· Develop pictorial training hands outs on GBV referral pathways for the communities(should be inline with the IRC media/ communication policies).
· Work closely with project coordinator for the logistic and administrative arrangements of the trainings and other capacity building initiatives
· To perform any assign task by supervisor.
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: Senior Women Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Manager, WEE Position directly supervises: None
· Master’s degree in social science, gender studies, Communication or equivalent with experience in social work and/or other relevant discipline
b) Work Experience:
· Work experience of 4 or more years having considerable command over TNAs, PRA tools and techniques, designing and conducting trainings with sector experience 4 years
· Work experience of 3 years in GBV projects and aware of GBV issues, referral pathways etc.
· Experience of conducting trainings for field staff, community groups and government representatives at various levels
c) Skills & competencies:
· Capacity to develop, implement and analyze quality assurance components, plan and execute staff trainings, develop and implement work plans, duty roasters,
· Skills in conducting training, monitor IP training activity, and ability to implement coaching interventions
· Strong coordination skills with the ability to manage information (report writing and presentations).
· Excellent facilitation, communication and interpersonal skills
· Respectful of local norms and culture, and willing to follow these norms while in the field
· Good computer skills (MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
· Good communication and presentation skills.
Language Skills: English, Urdu Pashto preferred as the target communities are Pashto speaking
The IRC Core Values and Commitments.
· The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Adult Safeguarding, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity Anti-Retaliation and Combating Trafficking in Persons.
· IRC is committed to ensuring that IRC staff is suitable to work with children and have the knowledge s/he needs to uphold and abide by the IRC’s Child Safeguarding Policy.
· IRC ensures that its staff must actively practice the roles and responsibilities related to client responsiveness, accountability to people in affected communities and must have competencies to solicits and listens to feedback and other’s perspectives, responds to feedback with maturity and sensitivity and takes appropriate decisions and makes changes to behavior or actions in response to feedback.
· IRC recognizes that gender equality is fundamental to the achievement of our organizational mission. As such, IRC is committed to the promotion of gender equality in all aspects of our operations and programs. Our organizational policies, procedures and actions demonstrate this commitment.
Women candidates and differently abled persons are highly encouraged to apply.
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a leading global relief and development organization, established in 1933, and currently working in 42 countries worldwide. IRC has been working in Pakistan for over 30 years, and manages & delivers large, complex programs to meet needs in health, educatio ...Read More