International Rescue Committee Women Protection & Empowerment Manager - Listen up (National Position) Jobs in Uganda
International Rescue Committee Women Protection & Empowerment Manager - Listen up (National Position) Jobs in UgandaBackgroundThe International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives.
Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
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 prevention and response to gender-based violence (GBV). IRC has its country office in Kampala and works in Yumbe/Bidibidi, Arua/Imvepi and Omugo, Kitgum, and Moroto.
Scope of Work
The Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Project Manager will work as a lead for a project addressing prevention and response to sexual exploitation and abuse in humanitarian settings.
The project will run from September 15, 2019 to September 14, 2021 in Bidibidi. The Project Manager will manage one to two Project Officers. Specific activities of the project include:
An annual workshop to design and share learning with all project partners
Ongoing listening sessions with women to capture feedback and evaluate community complaints and sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) reporting and investigations mechanisms
Participation and support to UNHCR’s inter agency PSEA action group
Strengthening information management and training of WPE response team on SEA response
Partnering with women’s rights organizations and an ICT/digital partner to co-design and implement a digital or phone based element to SEA reporting and accountability mechanism, including an ICT assessment, pilot approach, feedback, and reporting
Partnering with Raising Voices to develop an organizational change approach to address sexual harassment and SEA and support women’s rights organizations to pilot
Oversee piloting of PSEA project including work with external partners
Participate in annual workshop to design and share learning with all project partners
Participate in monthly planning and support calls with WPE Technical Ad visor, ICT Specialist and project lead
Lead and oversee implementation of listening sessions with women about access to community complaints and PSEA reporting and investigations mechanisms
Build strong working relationship with UNHCR, Child Protection and Protection agencies
Work with UNHCR to introduce ToR for PSEA action group and engage key actors to participate
Participate in and support UNHCR’s monthly PSEA action group meetings
Co-facilitate with the WPE Technical Advisors training for GBV, child protection, PROL
HR inter agency participants in SEA investigation partnership with two Ugandan Women
Work closely with ICT/digital partner to co-design and implement digital element of improved reporting and accountability mechanism
Participate in adaption workshop of Get Moving! with Raising Voices and regional Gender Equality Advisor and support piloting
Introduce Ugandan women’s rights organization to agencies in camps and support agreement with UN and INGOs to pilot approach and support first cycle of Get Moving!
Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Gender/Women Studies, Public Health, or other appropriate fields
Minimum of 4 years’ experience in the field of gender-based violence response, preferably working with refugees or conflict affected populations
Experience facilitating inter -agency coordination processes
Experienced GBV expert Commitment to women’s rights work and movement building
Confident public speaker
Strong interpersonal skills and commitment to partnership
Desirable, previous experience working on PSEA, conducting investigations, setting up community complaints mechanisms.
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.
How to Apply
How to apply; Send application and CV only to email@example.com
Deadline for receiving applications is January 31 st 2020.
(Applications shall be reviewed on a rolling basis)
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