International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Chief of Party (Survivor’s Access to Protection from Domestic Violence Activity)

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Job Description

The IRC began working in Jordan in 2007, providing assistance to refugees from Iraq. With the onset of the Syrian civil war in 2012, the IRC scaled operations to meet mounting needs in both camp and non-camp settings. Today, the IRC delivers emergency and long-term services – including integrated health and protection, economic support, and education – to refugees and vulnerable host communities across the country. Prioritizing sustainability and long-term impact, the IRC engages Civil Society Organizations, government, and other key stakeholders in partnerships and capacity strengthening.


The International Rescue Committee is looking for strategic leaders, technical specialists, and project managers to work on the USAID-funded Survivor’s Access to Protection from Domestic Violence Activity (SAPDVA) in Jordan. SAPDVA is a five-year, multi-million dollar USAID project in Jordan with an anticipated start date in early 2022. The project will aim to advance women’s rights, enhance access to quality protection services, and expand social services to women who are at-risk of and/or victims of domestic abuse. This will be achieved by: 1) enhancing screening, reporting, protection and litigation services provided by national stakeholders; 2) supporting the availability and quality of services provided by national stakeholders; and 3) supporting systemic improvement in policy implementation and multi-stakeholder Coordination to advance the protection framework.

SAPDVA will be delivered by a project-specific leadership structure working closely with IRC Jordan country program teams and global technical advisors. The IRC is seeking candidates to fill the following roles in the project-specific leadership structure: • Deputy Chief of Party – Technical • Deputy Chief of Party – Operations • Grants and Compliance Manager • Partnerships Manager • Safeguarding and Protection, Systems and Policy Change, Health, Women’s Empowerment, and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEAL) Lead These are senior positions which require outstanding leadership, strategic thinking, and organizational, team-building and representational skills. They will be responsible for the oversight of the project in Jordan. They are envisaged to be full-time and will be based in Amman, Jordan; travel to the areas of implementation may be required, subject to Covid-19 restrictions. We encourage open applications for roles in the project from qualified candidates.

Job Responsibilities:

1. Responsibilities for Project Management Roles (Deputy Chief of Party – Operations; Grants and Compliance Manager; and Partnerships Manager) include:

• Overseeing, supporting, and mentoring operations staff working in a complex operating environment.

• Oversight of day-to-day project activities, project finances, operations, staffing, Grants Management and compliance, work planning, reporting, and overall operational delivery.

• Facilitating country-level partnerships, capacity strengthening, and knowledge sharing by placing national partners at the center of project Design.

• Representing the project with in-country stakeholders, including Government of Jordan focal points, local authorities, and other key actors.

2. Responsibilities for Technical Leadership Roles (DCOP-Technical and Thematic Leads) include:

• Overseeing, supporting, and mentoring Safeguarding and Protection, Systems and Policy Change, Health, Women’s Empowerment, and MEAL teams to achieve project goals.

• Leading the development and implementation of the project’s overall approach in each of its components and thematic areas in coordination with partners and advisors.

• Leading or supporting the development of MEAL plans and approaches • Ensuring linkages between relevant national actors in evidence generation and dissemination, and driving improvements to implementation based upon lessons learned and best practices.

• Guiding discussions of policy change and implementation with diverse stakeholders, specifically around advancing the protection framework.


• A strong track record of leading the management or technical delivery of large and/or complex USAID-funded projects and managing a diverse team of professionals and consortium partners.

• Ability to perform at a senior management level, including managing staff in a matrixed system with a focus on adaptive management and consortium-based implementation.

• Extensive experience working in the MENA region is required; Jordan is preferred.

• Experience delivering USAID programs that further women’s rights and address violence against women and girls (VAWG) in MENA, including domestic violence, and other protection issues.

• Strong skills in Program Design, implementation, advocacy, and networking with national institutions and agencies which promote access to high quality, holistic protection, health, and legal services.

• Understanding of integrated protection programming, including context-specific barriers to access of support and services faced by domestic violence survivors, as well as policy reform strategies.

• Familiarity with current global and regional debates about preventing and responding to VAGW, including USAID’s thinking and emerging priorities.

• Experience engaging diverse stakeholders in policy implementation and reform, preferably related to women’s rights and/or protection.

• Fluency in English required; fluency in Arabic preferred.

• Qualified candidates from Jordan or the MENA region are preferred.

Application Requirements:

• To apply please submit your CV and a cover letter specifying the position you are applying for and how your skills and experience make you a suitable candidate for the role.

• Please note the scope of the work is high level and may be subject to change once the proposal is released. Recruitment of these positions is contingent upon successful award of the project to the IRC.

• 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.

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