The International Rescue Committee has been working in Somalia since 2006, providing essential services to conflict and disaster affected communities. The IRC has been operational in Galmudug, Puntland and Banadir regions implementing interventions in the areas of livelihood, Governance, protection, WASH and health reaching out to conflict and drought affected people. The International Rescue committee is seeking to hire a Prevention Officer for its Women Protection and empowerment program based in Garowe.


The WPE Prevention Officer will be responsible for implementing GBV projects and related activities within the Mudug region, including providing support and direct supervision to other staff in the implementation of all GBV prevention project activities. This includes oversight of training and other capacity building activities with local partners and other service providers to enhance GBV prevention and access to services. The WPE Prevention Officer supervises project staff within its area of responsibility and will ensure program quality meets international standards. The WPE Prevention Officer will report to the WPE Manager.


Technical Program Quality

  • Reinforce adherence to the technical standards that exist around violence against women programming including guiding principles throughout all GBV activities.
  • Provide training on case management, clinical care, psycho-social support, referral pathways, and survivor-centered approaches to local partners’ staff to ensure programming meets best-practice principles when working with survivors who have experienced violence.
  • Support safe and ethical data collection, documentation and storage of all information related to GBV programming (both for IRC and local partners)
  • Develop key partnerships with local actors and establish partnerships based on an in-depth and detailed understanding of the working environment.
  • Work with other sectors to recognize the risks that exist for women and girls as well as enhance their protection and empowerment through multi-sectoral approaches.
  • Participate in conducting relevant assessments to inform future growth and direction of programming.

Staff Supervision and Development

  • Directly supervise PFAs and other volunteers on the team.
  • Support the provision of ongoing supervision, leadership, training and technical support to all program staff and partners.
  • Maintain an open and professional relationship with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their duties. Plan and oversee staff work plans and training/professional development activities.

Grants Management

  • Support the WPE Manager to develop/update detailed work plan(s) that support and achieve overall grant requirements and commitments.
  • Monitor monthly expenditures and track budgets to ensure that all spending is in line with approved budgets and timelines, including developing procurement plans, monthly program spending plan, and cash forecasts.
  • Together with the M&E officer ensure all monitoring activities are fully documented, including systematic and timely collection of information from program staff.
  • Contribute to IRC and donor reports as per set schedules according grant activities, indicators and successes.
  • Ensure that GBV activities and program development plans respond to a clear analysis of the problem, causes, contributing factors, and issues specific to women to girls, as identified through regular monitoring and evaluation activities.

Inter-agency Coordination and Representation

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with relevant stakeholders including community leaders, government actors, and other implementing partners.
  • Coordinate with and/or advise peer agencies, local government, and other stakeholders to promote delivery of inclusive and high quality response services for women and girls.
  • Attend coordination and other relevant meetings upon request and as advised by the GBV Manager.
  • Ensure adherence to response and referral protocols for women and girls through development of networks between service providers.


  • Bachelor of Arts or Science in Social Science, Public Health, Humanities or other related field.
  • Clear understanding of gender, human rights, and issues surrounding violence against women and girls.
  • 2-3 years previous experience leading program implementation that involves and is centered around women girls.
  • Knowledge, skills, and experience in participatory methods of community development and mobilization.
  • Experience facilitating trainings and workshops on responding to and working with women and girls.
  • Familiar with emergency contexts and issues or working with non-profit organizations.
  • Positive and professional attitude, including ability to lead and work well in a team setting.


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Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer 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.