Job at IRC in Iraq: Women's Protection and Empowerment Case Worker 2020

Job at IRC in Iraq: Women's Protection and Empowerment Case Worker 2020

Iraq 14 Jul 2020
International Rescue Committee

International Rescue Committee

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14 Jul 2020
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The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is looking for a Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Case Worker to join the team and work in Iraq for 2020. 

Specific duties and responsibilities:

Program implementation and quality:

  1. Adhere to the GBV guiding principles and the WPE Case Management guidelines throughout all GBV case management and psychosocial interventions. This includes ensuring confidentiality of survivors, and respect for their wishes and decisions.
  2. Provide age-appropriate case management to survivors of GBV in line with WPE Case Management guidelines; including assessment of client needs, basic crisis counseling; supporting clients in developing a plan to address their individual needs and safely implementing this plan; support to clients in accessing services from other providers as per their wishes.
  3. Provide essential information on available services and support survivors in navigating the referral pathways and accessing services.
  4. Provide services to adolescent girl survivors of GBV, including case management, in line with best practice in supporting child survivors, and include best interest determination, age appropriate engagement and decision-making by survivors, and Do No Harm analysis
  5. Provide support for vulnerable and/or at risk women and girls in need of individual support and counseling as well as referrals to other service providers
  6. Identify concerns related to and support adherence to GBV referral protocols and GBV guiding principles, and bring these concerns to the WPE Snr Officer
  7. Support in facilitating WGCC activities and psychosocial support group sessions to vulnerable women and girls, and participate in community mapping/safety audit sessions to identify any general protection/GBV concerns from women and girls

Information & Data Management and Reporting:

  1. Ensure all case reporting and documentation is completed.
  2. Document and store all case management information and survivor data confidentially and securely, ensure any sharing of survivor information is done with the survivor’s informed consent and in-line with best practice as part of the referral procedure.
  3. Update and maintain the Primero platform/GBVIMS+ incident recorder (IR), and review for accuracy, at the end of each day/week and ensure all procedures relating to the GBVIMS are strictly followed and the information sharing protocols are adhered to.

Collaboration & Representation:

  1. Work with WPE PSS Officer and WPE AG Officer to exchange non-confidential information and ensure that WPE programs are responding to the evolving needs of women and girls.
  2. Develop and maintain effective working relationships with relevant stakeholders including community members and other humanitarian partners and service providers.

Required qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Gender Studies, etc.).
  2. Experience in counseling, social work, women’s health, or other related field (minimum one year).
  3. Clear understanding of and interest in the wellbeing of women and girls, and supporting their healing after the experience of violence.
  4. Understanding of case management, psychosocial support and life skills programming to promote survivor healing and recovery.
  5. Experience in data entry, safe information storage and managing confidential survivor information, is desired.
  6. Demonstrated understanding of and ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for clients.
  7. Positive and professional attitude, including ability to lead and work well in a team setting.
  8. Strong ability to maintain composure, prioritize work under pressure, and work in a difficult environment.
  9. Computer literate, particularly in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  10. Fluency in Arabic required, knowledge of English would be an asset.

About IRC:

The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihood are shattered by conflict and disease to survive, recover and regain control of their future. It responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic well-being and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster.

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