International Rescue Committee

Women Protection and Empowerment Sewing Facilitator Roving – Mosul

Job Overview

Requisition ID: req23065

Job Title: Women Protection and Empowerment Sewing Facilitator Roving – Mosul

Sector: Women Protection & Empowerment

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Mosul, Iraq

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 IRC Iraq program was established in 2003 and is currently operating programs in 14 governorates in the Kurdistan Region and south central Iraq with an annual budget of over $30 million. Working in coordination with the humanitarian community, the IRC’s assistance programs for Syrian refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Iraq, includes both camp-based and urban-based refugee and IDP assistance. The IRC Iraq supports IDPs, returnees, host communities and Syrian refugees across 14 governorates in Iraq with activities focused on education, protection and rule of law, women’s protection and empowerment, child protection and livelihoods activities. The IRC Iraq’s country office is based in Erbil, with field offices in Mosul, Kirkuk, Ramadi, Duhok and Baghdad and program offices in Sulaymaniyah, Salah al-Din and Karbala governorates. 


The IRC now has ongoing programming in Ninewa, providing cash assistance and protection services to Iraqis affected by the military operation to re-take Mosul which started on October 2016, forcing many into displacement. To ensure the safety, wellbeing and protection needs of vulnerable women and girls are met, the IRC provides GBV prevention and response services through its Women’s Protection and Empowerment team.


Job Overview/Summary:


The Women protection and empowerment Sewing Facilitator will be responsible for field-based implementation and monitoring of sewing session delivery at the designated WPE implementation centers in Mosul and will work closely under the supervision of the Senior WPE Officer, and with the rest of the WPE team.



·         Deliver a series of training and lecture and sewing courses for women and girls at Women and Girls Safe Space in Mosul as recreational activity.

·         Providing instruction and demonstration of basic stitching, use of basic patterns for bags, cushion covers, and clothing items, means for mending damaged clothing and other alterations,

·         Training beneficiaries on the basic sewing machine use, and basic machine maintenance.

·         Preparing course material and provide handouts to all participants.

·         Communicating information with enthusiasm, clarity, and patience.

·         Ensuring safe and appropriate use of all equipment.

·         Cooperating with the center team to ensure the quality of the training.

·         Recording and maintain accurate participants’ attendance records and grades on a daily basis.

·         When requested by the IRC WPE team, attend WPE meetings on a bi-weekly or adhoc basis.

·         When requested by the IRC WPE team, responsible for recording minutes and attendance at meetings and giving to the IRC for translation and dissemination.

·         Support M&E team in data collection and data entry with relevant tools, as needed

·         Strengthen relations with the community stakeholders, and other community groups, and seek their support for implementation of the WPE program

·         Advocate for community participation to ensure women and girls access quality WPE services.

·         Conduct daily check-ins with WPE Senior Officer and participate in WGSS team meetings.

·         Ensure strong coordination with ECD team within the WGCC with regard to activities planning, scheduling, and beneficiary engagement.

·         Following GBV guiding principles in day-to-day work after receiving GBV Core Concept training.

·         Ensuring information is collected safely and securely with confidentiality upheld in regard to information sharing within and outside of the WGSS;

·         Assist the supervisions and attend to IRC office to discuss the activities implemented, challenges, achievements, Data and any other task requested from the supervisors

·         Provide support and assistance to WPE staff in the WGSS as needed;

·         Any other related tasks requested by the Sr. WPE Officer.



              Key Working Relationships:


              Position Reports to: WPE Senior Officers
Position directly supervises: 

Indirect Reporting: Senior WPE Officer
Other Internal and/or external contacts:

       Internal: Research team, ECD team, PRoL Team, CYPD team, M&E team, IRC Mosul field teams

       External: local governance representatives, local ECD stakeholders


Travel and other requirements:

The position will be based in Mosul/ WPE centers, with frequent travel required between relevant areas.





  • Certificate, craft certificate or license and approximately 2 years’ experience in a similar role,  Diploma Or bachelor degree in Social work will be an advantage ,
  • At least 2 years of professional experience working in human rights, women’s empowerment, or protection field, preferably with humanitarian INGO.
  • Experience developing and managing databases and conducting statistical analysis and reporting
  • Strong understanding of case management, psychosocial support, and life skills programming to promote survivor healing and recovery.
  • Demonstrated experience in overseeing data collection and M&E activities
  • Demonstrated capacity to write clear reports
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, and capacity to maintain excellent working relationships with relevant team members.
  • Demonstrated capacity to perform well under pressure with overlapping deadlines in a challenging environment
  • Fluency in written and spoken in Arabic and English is a plus.


Standards of Professional Conduct: 

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, and Anti-Retaliation.


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 maternity leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances. Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


Attention Returning National Candidates:

IRC strives to attract, motivate and retain qualified national staff in our programs. We strongly encourage national or returning national candidates to apply for this position. If you are a national of the country in which this position is based and are currently located outside of your home country and possess over two years of international work experience, IRC has introduced an attractive remuneration package. The package includes competitive compensation, return flight to post, shipping allowance, temporary housing and a relocation allowance. Certain restrictions may apply.


Notice to all Job Seekers

IRC implements an equal employment opportunity policy and our recruitment process is based on merit.

Applicants and/or successful interview candidates (both internal and external) are not required to pay any fees at any stage of the recruitment process.

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