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Trócaire works in partnership with national, local and church organisations, supporting communities in over 20 developing countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East to bring about lasting change. Trócaire envisages a just and peaceful world where people’s dignity is ensured and rights are respected, basic needs are met and resources are shared equitably, people have control over their own lives and those in power act for the common good.
Protection of Women and Girls programming (including specialised GBV response, mitigation and prevention) is a core element of Trócaire’s global humanitarian programme. Through this, Trócaire supports local partners to deliver multi-sectoral GBV response programming, with a core focus on women- and girl-centred Mental Health and Psychosocial Support, including community-based support (Women’s and Girls’ Safe Spaces and PSS groups), focused support (GBV case management, individual and group based focused PSS) and specialised support (individual psychosocial interventions provided by Clinical Social Workers and Clinical Psychologists specialised in GBV). Trócaire is a member of the GBV Area of Responsibility (GBV AoR), the Call to Action on Protection from Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies and the Irish Consortium on Gender-Based Violence.
Central to Trócaire’s programming approach, and a key priority in Trócaire’s 2021-2025 Strategic Plan, is to support the voice and leadership of local organisations – particularly women-centred organisations and women-led organisations. Helping to advance this commitment, Trócaire is the implementing partner in a new programme, managed by the GBV AoR (hosted by UNFPA) that aims to strengthen systemwide GBV in Emergencies (GBViE) coordination and response capacity. Trócaire will focus on strengthening the participation and leadership of local women-centred organisations in GBV coordination structures in humanitarian settings, in close coordination with the GBV AoR.This programme aims to enhance and drive systemic learning and change, addressing barriers identified through the global mapping study on GBV localisation in humanitarian contexts. This will include supporting women-centred organisations to co-lead GBV sub-clusters, with accompanying participatory learning and action, peer to peer learning exchanges and resource development on women’s leadership to support sector-wide learning and adaptation.
The Programme Lead – GBViE Learning Coordination is a dynamic new role for a GBViE specialist who will have responsibility for leading on the overall management and implementation of this intervention in line with donor, UNFPA and Trócaire standards. This requires a diverse skill set (e.g. grant management, technical GBViE and coordination experience, capacity strengthening skills, participatory learning and facilitation, and resource development). For the candidate with the required experience and passion for the role, Trócaire offers a competitive package of salary and benefits.
This is a fixed-term contract for 14 months, reporting to the Global Director – Partnership and Localisation, with a dotted line to the Humanitarian Technical Unit. This nationally-contracted role is based in Nairobi, Kenya with travel to programme locations. This role forms part of Trócaire’s Global Hub on Partnership & Localisation.
Closing Date to Receive Applications: 7th January 2022
Salary range: The annual salary range is 4.4 to 4.78 million Ksh per year.
Safeguarding Programme Participants-Children & Adults: Trócaire is committed to safeguarding people within our programmes from exploitation and abuse and has specific policies on this commitment (including a Global Code of Conduct which outlines the expected behaviour and the responsibility of all staff, consultants and other organisational representatives). Any candidate offered a job with Trócaire will be expected to sign Trócaire’s Safeguarding Policies and Global Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents. All offers of employment are subject to pre-employment checks including satisfactory references and appropriate screening (e.g. police/garda vetting, counter terrorism and anti-trafficking). Trócaire participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme and all employees will be subject to this as part of contract of employment.
Key Duties & Responsibilities
Shared reflection, learning and resource development
- Applying a Participatory Action Research (PAR) approach, capture learning from local women centred organisations’ experiences and, through a consultative process, lead on the development of a women’s leadership resource package. This resource is intended to contribute to sector-wide learning and foster change in cluster/coordination structures to accommodate meaningful participation and leadership of local actors and particularly women-centred organisations in these spaces.
- Facilitate shared reflection and peer-to-peer exchange, creating a space for women-centred and local organisations co-leading GBV sub-cluster coordination mechanisms across multiple contexts to connect and share experiences.
Grant coordination and management
- Oversee and coordinate project implementation as per approved proposal, including all aspects of planning, design, delivery, coordination, monitoring, communication and donor liaison.
- Ensure proactive management of the grant in compliance with Trócaire and donor regulations and requirements, including effective and responsible financial and supply chain management, as well as oversight of day-to-day administrative tasks relevant to the grant.
- Establish strong internal MEAL and reporting systems for the grant and develop high quality and timely reports to meet all internal and donor reporting requirements.
- Ensure systematic information and knowledge management for the grant, including appropriate use of organisational grant and financial management platforms (Agresso, Salesforce, Box).
Technical support and accompaniment to women-centred organisations
- Working with in-country GBV specialists in each project location, coordinate and support the provision of technical support and accompaniment through mentoring and ongoing training relating to i) women’s leadership (including collaborative leadership, negotiation, conflict resolution); ii) technical GBV response (including the Inter-Agency Minimum Standards for GBViE Programming, peer-to-peer support and staff care) and iii) coordination skills (development of referral pathways, Standard Operating Procedures, resource mobilisation, navigation of the GBV AoR Coordination Handbook and resources such as the Helpdesk, AoR Website, and the GBV AoR Community of Practice).
- Stay abreast of, and align Trócaire’s approach to, sectoral best practice and minimum standards. This includes the Inter-Agency Minimum Standards for GBViE Programming, the GBV AoR Handbook for Coordinating Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Emergencies and the IASC Localization Guidance on Strengthening Participation, Representation and Leadership of Local and National Actors in IASC Humanitarian Coordination Mechanisms.
Internal and External Engagement, Coordination and Relationship Management
- Represent Trócaire effectively in programme-related platforms and consultations at global, regional, national and/or sub-national levels, and ensure professional and high-quality engagement with all coordination and learning processes established for the grant.
- Cultivate supportive and collaborative working relationships with the participating women-centred organisations and with other local actors that are co-leading coordination mechanisms across multiple contexts, including through facilitation of peer-to-peer exchanges in collaboration with the GBV AoR Coordination Team.
- Consult and coordinate closely with the GBV AoR coordination team, GBV sub-cluster coordinators, Regional Emergency GBV Advisors (REGAs), the GBV Minimum Standards Task Team and the membership of other relevant platforms, such as the Global Protection Cluster and the Call to Action on Protection from Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies.
- Establish and maintain clear internal coordination and communication protocols and processes with Trócaire colleagues (both finance and programming) to ensure timely and high-quality delivery of all project activities.
- Work with colleagues across Trócaire to ensure coherence, synergy and shared learning. This includes collaboration with the wider work of the Global Hub on Partnership and Localisation and the Humanitarian Unit, as well as with colleagues in GBV and Women’s Empowerment; Policy; Safeguarding; and Programme Impact and Learning.
- Fulfil other duties as may reasonably be required by line management, including engaging with wider organisational processes and priorities.
- Travel to project locations, including potentially insecure areas, in line with grant requirements, sometimes at short notice. (COVID dependent, periodic travel is expected to programme locations, typically in blocks of 1 – 2 weeks.)
Behavioural Competencies in Line with Trócaire’s Competency Framework
- Leading: Reflecting our values of Participation & Accountability, acts to inspire and lead others to achieve their potential, demonstrating Trócaire’s values with integrity in order to achieve our organisation’s objectives.
- Communicating: Reflecting our value of Participation, being one organisation, communicating clearly and transparently across, teams, units, divisions, locations and other external organisations. Getting our message across with impact.
- Collaborating: Reflecting our values of Participation & Solidarity, partnering effectively as One Trócaire organisation and, in solidarity, maintains positive relationships built on trust and respect.
- Stewardship of Resources: Reflecting our value of Accountability and decision-making around the best use of resources. Using our resources transparently, sustainably, ethically, fairly & with integrity; acknowledging Trócaire’s reputation in the use of resources.
- Delivering Results: Reflecting our values of Accountability & Perseverance, getting a quality job done through effective performance, planning and decision making.
- Continual Improvement & Learning: Reflecting our values of Participation & Courage, constantly looking to learn and develop self, employees, and partners to better fulfil Trócaire’s’ mission.
- Flexibility & Change: Reflecting our values of Participation & Courage, adapts positively to change and to different ways of doing things; manages or takes part in change processes in a way that is appropriate to role in the organisation.
- Relevant third level qualification.
- Relevant humanitarian/development training.
- Post-graduate qualification in Social Work, Public Health, Psychology, International Development, Humanitarian Action, Gender Studies or other relevant field of study preferred.
- 5 years in the humanitarian or development sector in a programmatic role, including at least 3 years in the design and implementation of GBV programmes in development/humanitarian settings. International experience an advantage.
- Participating in humanitarian coordination mechanisms, particularly GBV sub-clusters or working groups at global, national or sub-national level. Experience co-chairing coordination mechanisms an advantage.
- GBViE programming, either in grassroots women-centred organisations, or in partnership with grassroots, women-centred organisations.
- Supporting women’s leadership or localisation initiatives, including experience designing and implementing capacity sharing and accompaniment models.
- Grant management, including all aspects of planning, implementation, financial management and reporting duties in line with donor requirements. Experience with USAID/OFDA/BHA-funded grants an advantage.
- Capturing lessons learnt and developing programmatic guidance, tools or other resources for a diverse audience.
- Developing programme documentation (proposals, reports, etc.) for a range of institutional donors.
- Liaising and coordinating with multiple internal and external stakeholders, including inter-agency coordination fora, including UN and NGOs, to achieve results.
- Designing and facilitating workshops in humanitarian or development settings, including experience using participatory methodologies to facilitate reflection, shared learning, discussion and consensus building.
- Using participatory, community-led programming approaches, including strategies for supporting the participation of women, girls and potentially marginalised / at-risk groups.
- Working in a multi-cultural environment.
- Strong knowledge of sector standards and best practice approaches for GBV programming and coordination in humanitarian settings.
- Understanding of safeguarding (including PSEA), do-no-harm and survivor-centred principles, in particular as they relate to GBViE programming.
- Understanding of programming in a partnership and accompaniment model and ability to work effectively with local, national and international partner organisations, including women-centred organisations.
- Excellent workshop / training facilitation skills and techniques, including facilitating participatory workshops using online platforms.
- Ability to think strategically and programmatically.
- Excellent coordination and communication skills.
- Fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of French and/or Arabic is an advantage.
- Committed to justice, equality and supporting women’s participation, voice and leadership.
- Appreciates the challenges and barriers to meaningful participation frequently faced by local and women-led actors and is committed to strengthening systems to support locally led and women-led responses in emergencies.
- Shows drive, initiative, courage, integrity and accountability.
- Committed to continuing personal and professional development and to supporting the professional development of colleagues.
- Builds strong relationships and works effectively on a team, cross-organisationally and with external stakeholders.
- Manages time and resources efficiently.
- Shows flexibility, adapts easily to change.
- Empathy with the work of Trócaire as a Catholic organisation.
- Willingness to travel and work in developing (sometimes insecure) contexts when required, sometimes at short notice.