International Rescue Committee Women Protection & Empowerment Manager Jobs in Uganda

International Rescue Committee Women Protection & Empowerment Manager Jobs in Uganda

Requisition ID: req4352
Job Title:
  • Women Protection & Empowerment Manager
    Sector:
  • Gender
    Employment Category:
  • Regular
    Location:
  • Yumbe, Uganda

    Job Description

    Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (www.rescue.org) is a world leader in relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict development services for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression.

    The IRC is currently working in over 40 countries around the world, addressing both the immediate and lifesaving needs of conflict affected people in emergencies and the reconstruction needs of post-conflict societies.

    The IRC began programming in northern Uganda in 1998 in response to mass displacement and devastation wrought by rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army.

    In 2002, the IRC expanded to the remote, conflict-affected region of Karamoja and in 2011, began working with refugees in Kampala and Kiryandongo settlement.

    Monitoring the influx of South Sudanese refugees at the end of 2015, the IRC began scaling up its response to refugees arriving in the West Nile region.

    By promoting durable solutions that deliver on the interdependent aims of saving lives, strengthening institutions, and supporting social cohesion, the IRC in Uganda is laying the building blocks for long-term stability and development –bringing people from harm to home.

    The IRC works in 12 districts in Uganda, including Kitgum, Lamwo, Kotido, Moroto, Napak, Nakapiripirit, Kaabong, Amudat, Kiryandongo, Adjumani, Yumbe, and Kampala.

    The IRC’s Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) program has been operational in Yumbe district since August 2016.In late February 2017,Imvepi refugee settlement was opened in Arua district of which IRC is key-protection –implementing partner for UNHCR in two settlement areas and recently Rhino camp.

    The IRC’s WPE program in Arua district provides life-saving services to conflict-affected and displaced women and girls, including gender based violence (GBV) survivors.

    Refugee and host community women and girls are provided with a safe space to access case management, psychosocial support and to attend skills-building and socio-economic empowerment activities as well as participate in GBV prevention activities.

    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.

    Key Working Relationships
  • Position reports to: WPE Deputy Coordinator
  • Position directly supervises: WPE Prevention, Response and M&E Officers.
  • Indirectly supervises: Assistant Prevention Officers, Social workers, and WPE Volunteers
  • Indirect reporting: WPE Coordinator & Field Coordinator
  • Other internal and/or external contacts:
  • Internal: Close coordination with IRC Protection, M&E, Finance, HR, Operations, and SMT
  • External: Close collaboration with donors, local actors (local NGOs, UN agencies, government) and service providers’ part of the urban survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) referral system.

    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.
  • Whilst all applications will be assessed strictly on their individual merits, qualified women are especially encouraged to apply. IRC is an equal opportunity Employer.
  • Please note:​ This position is open only to Ugandan Nationals.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 23rd June 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; International Rescue Committee Women Protection & Empowerment Manager Jobs in Uganda

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