International Rescue Committee Women Protection & Empowerment Manager Jobs in Uganda

International Rescue Committee Women Protection & Empowerment Manager Jobs in Uganda


Job Description

The IRC has been working in Uganda since 1998 supporting IDPs, refugees and various institutions in the country notably the government, community based organizations, the civil society and the private sector.

The current program portfolio in Uganda includes health, economic recovery and development, protection, and women’s protection and empowerment.

IRC has its country office in Kampala and regional offices in Kitgum, Yumbe, Moroto and South West Uganda.

Scope Of Work

The Women’s Protection & Empowerment Manager will direct and oversee all aspects of IRC’s WPE program in Imvepi, which includes comprehensive response services and prevention interventions in response to the current humanitarian needs.

With direct management support from the WPE Deputy Coordinator and from the Field Coordinator, the WPE Manager will ensure that the goals and objectives of the projects are met in a timely and effective manner.

Specific responsibilities include oversight of service delivery, monitoring and evaluation, professional development and training of national staff, project cycle management of grants and budgets, and overseeing the handover process of WPE activities to a local organization.

He/she will provide appropriate mentorship to WPE Officers and promote coordination among the local stakeholders. The WPE Manager will report to the WPE Deputy Coordinator.

Duties And Responsibilities

  • Assume primary responsibility for project management and implementation, and ensure compliance with the donor agreement and project proposal, proactively notifying the Field Coordinator and WPE Deputy Coordinator if issues arise.
  • Lead project planning, and oversee program implementation and budget expenditures to ensure effective use of resources against planned activities and expected outputs.
  • Ensure adequate project monitoring and evaluation systems are in place to collect information and consolidate data on a regular basis to demonstrate impact and inform ongoing program design.
  • Compile and prepare quality periodic project progress reports, as well as final reports, and feed in other information as required by donors, the Regional Office and the Technical Unit.
  • Assist in the program development and design process through assessments, assisting in proposal writing and budget development.
    Develop and deliver the provision and quality of trainings on GBV basics, basic counseling, case management, life skills and other key GBV resources for WPE staff, GBV actors, community members, and service providers.
  • With support from the WPE Deputy Coordinator, Senior Manager, develop work, procurement and spending plans.
  • Actively contribute to the creation and implementation of a WPE sector strategy to meet the needs of GBV survivors, including response to emergencies as they arise.
  • Support staff recruitment in conjunction with the Human Resources Department.
    Maintain updated job descriptions, conduct interviews, orient new staff to the IRC and the WPE program.
  • Provide ongoing supervision, mentoring, training and technical support and guidance to WPE staff, and ensure all adhere to best-practice principles in all aspects of program implementation.
  • Ensure Performance Management System documentation for all staff is in place and followed up regularly.
  • Build staff capacity
    in work plan development and reporting to ensure accurate monitoring and documentation of activities.
  • Ensure WPE staff understand and follows IRC and donor Policies and Procedures.
  • Ensure close collaboration with partners to ensure adequate referrals, including health agencies, child protection agencies, UNHCR, and other relevant actors.
  • Represent WPE at regular working group meetings, reviews, strategic planning; and assist in the preparation of new initiatives for the SGBV program in Yumbe.
  • Ensure regular communication with the WPE and Field Coordinator and other internal departments regarding the project’s progress and processes.

    Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Gender/Women Studies, Public Health, or other appropriate fields; or a BA in related field with equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the field of gender-based violence response, preferably working with refugees or conflict affected populations
  • At least 2 years’ experience working directly with survivors or developing, implementing or supervising shelter programs for survivors
  • Strong understanding of case management, psycho-social support and life skills programming to promote survivor healing and recovery
  • In-depth understanding of the roots causes of GBV, related international standards, and GBV prevention and response strategies
    Proven leadership, program management, staff development, planning, analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills
    Competency in writing progress and donor reports and proposals; familiarity with principles and practice of monitoring and evaluation
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills and ability to present ideas effectively, in both oral and written form.
  • Ability to communicate sensitively and without judgment; good diplomatic and persuasion skills.
  • Ability to use good judgment when making decisions and to take accountability for decisions made.
  • Emotional maturity and stability to resolve conflicts in non-violent way and maintain appropriate boundaries.
  • Good interpersonal skills including ability to gain trust and build relationships.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks; proven self-initiative and problem solving abilities.
  • High standard of spoken and written English.
  • Good computer skills including Microsoft
  • Excel, Access, Word, Outlook, and Power Point.
  • Be able to work in a stressful setting and adapt quickly to changing environments; and willingness to travel to program sites in neighboring Districts.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 10th June 2019
  • 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
  • For more information and job application details, see; International Rescue Committee Women Protection & Empowerment Manager Jobs in Uganda

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