Senior WPE Manager-GBVIMS

from International Rescue Committee
Closing date: 31 Oct 2019

Job Description

The IRC has been present in Bangladesh since 2017 and obtained registration with the NGOAB in March 2018. Since the IRC obtained registration in March 2018, it has moved quickly to expand its integrated emergency health and protection response through both direct and partner-based programming focused on primary healthcare, women’s protection and empowerment, sexual and reproductive health, gender-based violence and child protection. Recently IRC has also introduced two new programs: Protection Rule of Law (PROL) and Education. IRC will continue working in both the camps and host community, while meeting the significant needs in both refugee and host populations, as already existing vulnerabilities are compounded with cyclical monsoon and cyclone seasons that impose additional threats to the lives and protection of those refugees as well as vulnerable host populations. IRC will grow over time its geographic coverage within Cox bazar and to other parts of the country, thus expand its’ networks and partnerships around emergency preparedness and response work, reach beyond the Rohingya refugees, also targeting the vulnerable host groups in Cox Bazar and other parts of Bangladesh.

Purpose of the Role

The role of the Senior WPE GBVIMS Manager is to provide guidelines, coaching and technical support to sites where the GBVIMS/GBVIMS+ has already been introduced or is newly rolled out, and to maintain the integrity of the system. In addition, the role will support the WPE Coordinator in advocating for the GBV sub cluster to enhance guidelines and SOPs in regards to GBVIMS data management in ways that respect women and girls and promote safety and confidentiality.

Highlights of Key Responsibilities


• Acts as primary point of contact for all GBVIMS/GBVIMS+ -related issues

• Consults with all actors involved including caseworkers, engaging bilaterally and/or multilaterally with UN agencies

• Sets-up regular calls with managers, senior response officers, and girl shine officers in order to identify key technical support needs

• Fulfils requests for technical support

• In the IWCs, ensure both WPE and health staff are in line with data management standards in regards to survivors of GBV

• Creates monthly reports on WPE programmatic updates and suggestions for program improvement based on referral data and feedback mechanisms

• Takes responsibility for documenting key decisions at country-level and updating the WPE coordinator, and as needed the inter-agency GBVIMS Coordinator and VPRU Information Management and Technology Advisor

• Circulates documents and shares resources with IRC GBVIMS users

Support for New Rollouts:

• Facilitates on-site training of staff on GBVIMS/GBVIMS+ tools and processes based on training materials endorsed by the Steering Committee

• Closely monitors the collection and compilation of data

• Supports the facilitation of inter-agency discussions on the information sharing protocol development and renewal and related discussions

• Where required, acts as a system administrator for GBVIMS+/Primero rollouts

Care and Maintenance:

• Ensures data quality by supporting caseworkers, supervisors and managers (or person acting in this function) to maintain their Incident Recorders (IR) and Data Compilation Tools or GBVIMS+

• Provides support in reviewing and adjusting the Information Sharing Protocol as needed

• Supports WPE Coordinator in expanding WPE GBVIMS team if needed

• Supports the maintenance of staff skills and dedicatedly provides on and off-site trainings and coaching

• Provides technical support on data analysis (ex. through data validation, written feedback on analytical reports, webinars, on-site analysis workshops), encouraging a strong and participatory process

Coordination with other IMS and Mechanisms:

• Assists in facilitating discussions among relevant actors on how to coordinate and/or harmonise GBVIMS with existing information management systems, such as RAIS/PRoGres, CPIMS/CPIMS+ and MRMIMS, if needed and in consultation with the VPRU information management and technology advisor

• With the WPE Coordinator and WPE Senior Manager, leads on discussions on data management between health and WPE in facilities where both sectors are present

Other Tasks:

• Takes initiative to document and disseminate good practices and lessons learned in the context of the in-country GBIVMS rollout and maintenance

• Keeps document, resources, tracking updated

• Expand or write SOPs as needed

• Remains available for any additional tasks required by WPE in terms of data management and the GBVIMS actors at IRC in country


• At least 5 years of mid-level programme management experience, preferably including at least 2 years implementing a GBV program in a humanitarian context

• Deep understanding of the GBV guiding principles and what it means to provide a survivor-centered response

• Understanding of the steps case management and the intersections with information management. Experience supporting staff in GBV case management

• Experience providing case management training a plus

• Experience developing and facilitating workshops

• Demonstrated organizational skills: the ability to work independently and productively, with multiple stakeholders in a fast-paced environment

• Flexible work attitude: the ability to work productively in a team environment and independently, and to handle requests or issues as they arise

• Demonstrated understanding of issues related to confidentiality, data safety/security and other ethical concerns related to the sharing on sensitive data between humanitarian agencies

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills: the ability to successfully and effectively liaise with people in a wide range of functions in a multi-cultural environment

• Understanding of GBVIMS+ and or GBVIMS primero

Competencies: Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

• Experience in database development, usage and management

• Demonstrated capacity to analyze data/statistics for humanitarian operations

• Excellent Computer skills: MS Word, Excel, Access and database software, including in depth knowledge of pivot table/chart and data analysis

• Solid understanding of browser-based applications, interfaces, workflows, role-based access

Language Preference

• Strong communication skills in verbal and written English

Specific Educational Qualification

• Master in public health, social work, political science, human rights and international law or other related degree, or equivalent programming experience

Standard of Professional Conduct

IRC and IRC employees are required to abide by the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct which are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.

Gender Equality & Equal Opportunity

We are committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer generous benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances. We welcome and strongly encourage qualified female professionals to apply.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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