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