Ended Women’s Protection and Empowerment Response Officer  

The Job

Position:  Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Response Officer                      

Report to: WPE Manager

Manages:  WPE Case Workers

Duty Station: Aden Governorate


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, 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 Health, Nutrition and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programs in response to the impact of conflicts in Abyan and Aden Governorates in October 2012. Currently IRC Yemen is operating in nine governorates through direct programming and through local partnership in Health, WASH, Nutrition, Economic Recovery Development, Education and Women Protection and Empowerment

Scope/job purpose:

Under the supervision of IRC Yemen WPE Manager , and based in Aden, the WPE Response Officer will be responsible for the implementation, and quality of the Aden WPE response sector in the Women and Girls Community Center (WGCC) or mobile team or Safe Spaces located in the Health Faclities while working in close collaboration with the IRC team and local partners.

Detailed responsibilities and tasks:

In collaboration and under the direct superovulation of WPE Manager, the WPE Response Officer will:

  • Contribute in the establishment of the WGCC/SS and/or assist with locating safe areas to conduct psychosocial support (PSS) in communities reached by the mobile teams.
  • Manage the WGCC/SS or mobile team and supervise the activities.
  • Supervise the WPE Social workers and PSS assistants, and provide on job training and technical support.
  • Work with caseworkers to ensure that WPE case management standards are adhered to, and when appropriate, provide direct WPE case management and PSS.
  • Ensure supplies/resources for counseling spaces, women centers and other program activities are requested on a timely manner and are efficiently utilized.
  • Conducting safety audits, in coordination with the Prevention Officer, to identify risks and compile findings in weekly report to improve services.
  • Work with the Prevention Officer and mobile health team to develop daily and weekly outreach plan based on case trends and need of women and girls.
  • Work in coordination with external actors, IRCs mobile health team and the WPE Coordinator to improve the GBV referral pathway. 
  • Maintain positive coordination and relationships with GBV actor and services providers and CBOs and other IRC sectors staff.
  • Contribute and assist to develop and conduct training, and workshop for IRC staff, volunteers and GBV actors on response activities.
  • Coordinate and communicate with the stakeholders to ensure safe and accessible programing.
  • Contribute in preparing the monthly spending, procurement, and work plans.
  • Perform other tasks as may be assigned by Supervisor.

Required qualification and skill

  • Bachelor Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology or other relevant training
  • Good working knowledge of English language.
  • Minimum three years professional experience in implementing GBV response programs.
  • Excellent knowledge of the working environment
  • Knowledge of GBVIMS or confidential data entry
  • Personal qualities: Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible, able to handle pressure well, and strong communication skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft word and excel. 
  • Deep understanding of gender-based violence, women’s protection and empowerment in the context of Yemen
How to Apply

Qualified and Interested individuals are required to apply for this position via the IRC Career at the following link:


Deadline for Applying 17 April 2019.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability. 

  • Employer: IRC
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Aden
  • Posted on: 7 April 2019
  • Deadline: 17 April 2019