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International Rescue Committee Consultant-Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Specialist in United States

Requisition ID: req10828

Job Title: Consultant-Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Specialist

Sector: Women Protection & Empowerment

Employment Category: Consultant

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: Yes

Location: IRC Global

Job Description

The International Rescue Committee 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, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.

The Syria crisis is often described as the worst humanitarian catastrophe since the end of the Cold War. Inside Syria, 6.1 million people are internally displaced and 13.1 million are in need of humanitarian assistance, with three million in hard-to-reach areas. There are 5.4 million Syrian refugees in neighboring countries. This is no short-term humanitarian episode. The devastating human consequences to huge numbers of people will endure for decades. The destruction of relationships, communities, livelihoods, homes and infrastructure will take years to repair.

IRC is offering a robust humanitarian response to the Syria crisis, supported by more than 1,800 staff in the region, IRC is undertaking programs in Syria and the neighboring countries of Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan in the fields of health, child protection, education, women’s protection and empowerment, NFI and food distribution, cash assistance, water and sanitation, and livelihood programming. Working in coordination with the humanitarian community in Iraq, IRC currently addresses the needs of war-affected Syrians and Iraqis in North East Syria. IRC’s activities in North East Syria focus on providing specialized protection services for women, men and children, primary healthcare services, cash, food, voucher and non-food item programming, as well as livelihood programs.

Purpose of Consultancy:

The overall purpose of this consultancy is to provide a series of trainings and design training packages

that will build the capacity of WPE team in North East Syria for 30 working days. The consultancy

should also make recommendations for strengthening capacity building for the WPE program and on

conducting ToT trainings.

Scope of Work:

Task 1.Internal training planning: preparation, delivery and reporting

The development and delivery of a program of training to prepare staff for joining IRC, including training sessions on (5 days preparation, 10 days training):

  • ToT Clinical Care for Sexual Assault Survivors (CCSAS) for IRC Health and WPE staff;

  • Caring for Child Survivors (CCS) for IRC WPE and CP staff.

    Task 2. Internal trainings: planning, preparation, contextualization, delivery and reporting

    Review and contextualize (with the IRC WPE team) the GBV training package(s), (5 days preparation):

  • GBV Core Concepts ;

  • GBV Case Management

    Deliver the contextualized (with the IRC WPE team) GBV training package(s), (7 day training delivery):

  • Provide ToT training to staff about GBV Core Concepts and and GBV Case Management to be conducted to internal staff for external partners

    Task 2. Final report

    Write a final report with the results of the trainings and recommendations for conducting ToT trainings (2 days work)


  • Delivery of 2 program trainings (CCSAS and CCS).

  • Review and contextualize 2 GBV training packages (GBV core concept and GBV case management).

  • Delivery of ToT trainings for 2 GBV training packages (GBV core concept and GBV case management) to internal staff for external partners.

  • Draft report in English for feedback from IRC.

  • Final report in English on the training, training package(s), and recommendations.



  • Subject matter expert in GBV and capacity building

  • Experience in providing trainings, particularly with participatory methods

  • Demonstrated experience completing similar assignments

  • Experience working in North East Syria preferred

  • Excellent knowledge of English (spoken and written) and communication skills

  • Professional experience in humanitarian response, with specific experience in WPE programming in emergency settings