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Posted on 15 Nov, 2023
Closing on 29 Nov, 2023

Job Description

Job Title: CP Capacity Building / Partnership Officer 
Band/ Level / Grade: 8B
Department: Child Protection 
Location: AlHudaydah

BACKGROUND: 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 required 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.
The IRC Yemen began its programs in October 2012. Since establishing its presence in the South of Yemen, in the Red Sea Coastal city of Aden, the organization has grown from just an implementing small project to handling large scale emergency and relief operations. Following the war which broke out in Yemen in March of 2015 and the humanitarian disaster, which was crafted by the same, IRC launched one an emergency response program in the southern governorates of Aden, Lahj, Abyan, Shabwah and Aldalea. Currently IRC Yemen is operating in eight governorates in the south and north of Yemen and Sana’a and Hodeidah in the North through direct programming and through local partnerships, in Health, WASH, Nutrition, Economic Recovery Development, Education, Child Protection, Gender and Women Protection and Empowerment.

Scope of work:

The CP Capacity Building / Partnership Officer's role includes arranging and leading training sessions covering child protection topics and IRC curricula. The training is provided to IRC staff, IRC partners, community facilitators, and others in the (AlHudaydah) region. The objective is to ensure the successful execution of IRC's CP program activities in line with technical guidelines, in collaboration with partners.

Job summary:

The role involves overseeing Child Protection (CP) activities in AlHudaydah. Working closely with the Child Protection Capacity Building/Partnership Senior Officer, the Child Protection Capacity Building/Partnership Officer will be responsible for coordinating and delivering training sessions related to child protection and IRC curricula. These training sessions will target IRC staff, partners, community facilitators, and others. The primary focus is to guarantee that the execution of IRC's child protection program aligns with technical guidelines, upholds high-quality standards, and entails continuous guidance and coaching for IRC staff, partners, and community facilitators.

Working relations:

Position reports to: Child Protection Capacity Building/Partnership Senior Officer
Other internal contacts: WPE, MEAL, ERD, Health, Finance, Supply, Grants, HR and other relevant departments.

Main responsibilities:

  • Promote and actively participate in initiatives and efforts to build team engagement, inclusion, and cohesion in IRC.
  • Develop ongoing learning, honest dialogue, and reflection to strengthen safeguarding and to promote IRC values and adherence to IRC policies.
  • Evaluate the current knowledge, skills, and competencies of the Child Protection (CP) team, community facilitators, and IRC partners to identify their training and capacity building needs in the field of child protection.
  • Collaborate with the CP Capacity Building/Partnership Senior Officer to create customized capacity building plans based on the identified needs.
  • Coordinate training sessions and offer continuous coaching to enhance the capabilities of IRC's Child Protection teams and community facilitators. This training covers various IRC approaches such as SHLS, SEL, SAFE, Parenting Programs, as well as other fundamental child protection topics.
  • Arrange training sessions and deliver ongoing coaching to strengthen the skills of IRC's partners. If necessary, develop, modify, and translate technical training and coaching resources, under the supervision of the SCBPO.

Community Engagement & CP Risk Reduction

  • Identify key protection risks and prevention/mitigation /reduction measures
  • Develop, adapt and translate messages to prevent, mitigate and reduce child protection risks
  • Ensure the timely elaboration and production of information, education and communication (IEC) material of CP risk-reduction messages
  • Organize community meetings with adults, children and adolescents to disseminate information and messages to prevent, mitigate and reduce child protection risks
  • Ensure broad dissemination of information on rights, duties, and available services
  • Ensure, to the extent possible, that children and adolescents actively participate and help shape IRC’s activities
  • Maintain relationships with communities, including local leaders, different groups, and partners, youth groups, children etc. to develop an environment of support to children and their caregivers and IRC programming

REQUIREMENTS: (Qualifications, Skills and Abilities):


  • Technical diploma or degree in social work, human rights, or related degree preferred.


  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience of working in a relevant field, such as education, child protection, psychosocial programming, in humanitarian or development settings

Skills and Abilities: 

  • Proven experience in facilitating quality and interactive trainings
  • Familiarity with IRC approaches, including SHLS, SEL, parenting skills, case management, SAFE, etc. is an advantage
  • Experience with community work, community mobilization and engagement, and working with children affected by conflict
  • Personal qualities: Team leader, flexible, strong social skills with children, caregivers, analytical skills, network-builder, able to handle pressure well and work in cross-cultural setting.
  • Willingness to travel to IRC intervention areas
  • Sense of responsibility and ability to properly handle sensitive or confidential information
  • Very good computer skills (Word, Excel, Power Point)


  • Proficiency in Arabic.
  • Written and spoken English is an advantage.

Work Environment

  • The successful candidate will be based in AlHudaydah, with regular travel to IRC and partner intervention areas, particularly AlHudaydah and surrounding areas.

Professional Standards

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 Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, marital status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
IRC strives to build a diverse and inclusive team at all levels who as individuals, and as a group, embody our culture statement creating a working environment characterized by critical reflection, power sharing, debate, and objectivity for us to achieve our aspirations as a team and deliver the best possible services to our clients. 

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