Women’s Protection and Empowerment Global Practice Lead At IRC

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Women’s Protection and Empowerment Global Practice Lead

  • Organization: International Rescue Committee (IRC)
  • Job ID: req49281
  • Locations: Remote (United States)
  • Open to Expatriates: Yes
  • Employee Category: Regular
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Salary Range: $145,000.00 – $165,000.00 annually
  • Additional Compensation: £79,723.00 – £93,010.00 annually (GBP)

About IRC:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. With operations in more than 40 countries and over 25 U.S. cities, IRC is one of the world’s largest international humanitarian non-governmental organizations.

About the Position:

The Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Global Practice Lead is the organizational leader on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) prevention and response as well as women’s and girls’ empowerment for the Crisis Response, Recovery, and Development (CRRD) department at IRC. They are responsible for devising and leading strategies to raise the quality, impact, and scale of IRC’s WPE programming globally.


  1. Strategy, Program Design, and Business Development:
    • Lead strategic direction for WPE in line with the organizational global strategy.
    • Identify and drive programmatic synergies across global practice areas.
    • Lead Technical Unit-led global business development for WPE.
  2. Global Practice Implementation Support:
    • Provide technical oversight of IRC’s global technical standards for WPE.
    • Establish competency framework for WPE and drive capacity strengthening.
    • Guide research and evidence use efforts for WPE programming.
  3. External Influence, Relationships, and Representation:
    • Act as a key strategic advisor to Policy & Advocacy teams on advocacy campaigns related to WPE programming.
    • Maintain strategic relationships and global partnerships with relevant stakeholders.
    • Represent IRC in external forums and key policy spaces.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Reports to: Senior Director, Violence Prevention and Response
  • Direct Reports: Global practice area and strategic project staff
  • Management in Partnership: Technical Advisors
  • Key Internal Relationships: VPRU Deputy Director, VPR Regional Leads, Global Practice Leads, Policy & Advocacy teams, Research & Innovation teams, Regional Leadership Teams, Global HQ and AMU focal points.

Desired Experience and Skills:

  • 12+ years of experience with 7+ years in GBV/Women’s Protection and Empowerment.
  • Strong track record in driving evidence-based practice.
  • Excellent communication, influencing, and leadership skills.
  • Ability to influence diverse stakeholders internally and externally.
  • Experience in strategy design, planning, and advocacy efforts.
  • Fluency in English required; additional language skills preferred.
  • Ability to travel globally up to 25% of the time.


Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salary ranges are based on various factors including location, experience, and internal equity.
  • US Benefits include sick time, retirement savings plans, paid holidays, paid time off, disability & life insurance, medical, dental, and vision insurance, and FSA.

Standard of Professional Conduct:

  • The IRC and its workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – our Code of Conduct.

Commitment to Gender, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion:

  • The IRC is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful, and safe work environment where all persons are treated fairly, with dignity and respect.

To apply for this position and for more information, visit the IRC Careers Page.


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