Community Wellbeing Initiative (CWI) Manager

Category:  Development and Project Management, Social Sciences and Community
 Location: Mai-Tsebri, Tigray
Career Level:  Managerial Level (Manager, Supervisor, Director)
Employment Type:  Full time

Job Description


The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the largest humanitarian agencies in the world, providing relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict reconstruction support to victims of oppression and violent conflict. IRC has worked for over seven decades in the world addressing both the immediate, life saving needs of conflict affected people in an emergency and the reconstruction needs in post conflict societies. IRC is committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and thorough accountability to those we serve.


Under the direct line management of the field coordinator, Community Well-being Initiative (CWI)Coordinator, the CWI (GBV) will provide program/technical and operational support to the emergency program activities for gender-based violence response in Mai-Tsebri IDP site. The Manager mentors, supervises, coordinates and manages the team and oversees the project activities in a professional manner. She/he will demonstrate technical capability and support the program team to ensure the program is holistic, upholding according to standards, procedures, and principles of safeguarding and will be responsible to enhance the coordination of basic services and ensure accessibility of services such as SHLS, case management…etc to our clients.


The CWI  Manager reports to the field coordinator, and the CWI team at Addis.

Specific Responsibilities


  • Monitor the emergency situations in Mai-Tsebri and alert Addis CWI team to identify intervention areas.
  • Lead the GBV team including day to day management (determining where and when to go).
  • Provide technical support to staff to initiate the emergency project activities in Tigray region.
  • Conduct regular field visits to targeted IDP sites and initiate discussions with the relevant government actors and community leaders on the selection criteria of clients and strategies for distribution.
  • Conduct needs assessment and or consult with women and children to determine their most urgent needs and identify whether we may be able to meet these needs.
  • Lead the overall start-up of GBV project activities and conduct regular monitoring to ensure project activities are implemented timely and effectively.
  • Support in GBV capacity building trainings to IRC and partner staff.
  • Support the overall budget management including budget planning and budget utilization using IRC tools.
  • Actively participate in protection coordination meetings and raise protection concerns of women  at the field level.
  • Participate in the write-up of the project report and post-distribution assessments.
  • In collaboration with the staff hold community awareness raising campaigns and trainings on GBV concerns.
  • Support the team in ensuring the availability of accurate, complete, and up-to-date information required for advocacy, effective GBV program design, implementation, lesson learned, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Support in the facilitation of IRC Ethiopia’s, government, and donor monitoring visits and project evaluations.
  • Take deployment assignments and organize and lead emergency operations assessment in new locations, assist in hiring field staff, locating warehouse and office.

Job Requirements

  • MA/MSc or equivalent in psychology, Social Science, Humanities or other related social science field of study with 3 years of relevant experience. 4 years of relevant experience with the first degree BA. With significant psychosocial support and counseling experience and training considered.
  • NGO experience is a plus.

Skills Required

  • Proven management skills
  • Project management experience
  • Proposal and report writing skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Female applicants are encouraged to apply!

How to Apply

Candidates who meet the above qualifications; please send your CV and application letter only through IRC career site:



Your application letter/cover letter must include the following information.

  • Name of the position applied for
  • Date of application
  • Summary of your qualifications and experience
  • Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job
  • Please include at least 3 references from current and former supervisors.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply!

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.

Professional Standards: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity Anti-Retaliation and Combating Trafficking in Persons

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


Equal Opportunity Employer: 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, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.