IRC GBV Strategic Partnership Advisor Jobs in Uganda

IRC GBV Strategic Partnership Advisor Jobs in Uganda

Job Overview

The GBV Strategic Partnership Advisor will lead IRC’s Strategic Partnership with Irish Aid to prevent and respond to GBV and empower women and girls in humanitarian crises. The Strategic Partnership was established between IRC and Irish Aid in 2014 and has provided 16 million Euro in GBV programming, policy and learning initiatives, with a focus on East Africa.

The Advisor will provide technical leadership and oversight to the Strategic Partnership which includes a multifaceted portfolio of GBV programming in acute emergency and protracted crises, and global learning, policy change, and influencing activities.

Reporting into the Global Practice Lead for Women’s Protection and Empowerment, the Advisor will focus on advancing the quality, scale, and impact of programming, learning and influencing within the Strategic Partnership. The role will have a consistent focus on advancing feminist partnership across all pillars of the Strategic Partnership.

This will include advancing the scale of women and adolescent girls led WPE programming and partnership within country programming and emergency response pillars, as well as leveraging opportunities for collective influencing with women-led and women’s and girls’ rights organizations and networks at global and regional levels.

The Purpose of the Role

The GBV Strategic Partnership Advisor is responsible for technical leadership of the Strategic Partnership with Irish Aid. The role works as co-lead for the partnership with the IRC’s Frameworks and Global Awards team (Irish Aid) who provides overarching coordination of the partnership to provide effective management of activities, ensure compliance with Irish Aid contractual requirements, and enhance communication and collaboration between Irish Aid and the IRC.

Scope and Authority:

The GBV Strategic Partnership Advisor is IRC’s Technical Lead for the Irish Aid IRC Strategic Partnership. Under the Strategic Partnership, the advisor holds responsibility related to Strategy Development, Program Implementation and Technical Assistance, Business Development, and external/internal representation in coordination with relevant stakeholders.

Key Accountabilities:

Strategic Development

• Work closely with the IRC’s Frameworks and Global Awards team (Irish Aid) to provide technical guidance and strategic direction to the Irish Aid GBV Strategic Partnership.

• Develop strategies to advance evidence generation and use, accountability to women and girls in all their diversity, and scaling through feminist partnership and localization within the GBV Strategic Partnership.

• Support IRC’s WPE technical advisors, emergency response and country program teams and partners to understand and apply the scaling, evidence, inclusion and accountability strategies.

• Lead regular analysis of outcomes and learning across the Strategic Partnership, in collaboration with the VPRU MEL team.

• Every third year, organize the external evaluation of the partnership in collaboration with Irish Aid.

Program Implementation & Technical Assistance

• Implement the Irish Aid GBV Strategic Partnership learning activities (Pillar 4), including:

o Lead the organization and facilitation of the annual WPE learning forum which engages 100 WPE and VPRU teams and partners from 45 countries.

o Capture learning from the forum to produce and disseminate the WPE learning brief each year in English, French, Arabic and Spanish.

• Provide technical guidance and quality assurance across all pillars of the partnership:

• Lead a community of
practice for WPE technical teams and partners in Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, and Sudan, together with regional WPE Technical Advisors, to promote quality programming and partnership within the Strategic Partnership (Pillar 1).

• Review all emergency response requests, proposals, and reports together with the EHAU VPRiE STA (Pillar 2).

• Provide technical guidance to WPE P&A Pillar priorities, strategies and report design and delivery (Pillar 3).

• Work closely with the VPRU MEL advisor to strengthen monitoring, evaluation and learning activities across all pillars.

• Participate in annual country program visits with Irish Aid and the IRC’s Frameworks and Global Awards team (Irish Aid).

• Oversee, in coordination with the TechEx grants and operations team, the appropriate grant and financial management of Learning Pillar activities.

Business Development

• Work closely with the IRC’s Frameworks and Global Awards team (Irish Aid) to deliver a high-quality design for the next phase of the Strategic Partnership from 2025-2027.

• Lead the technical design process for the next phase of the partnership engaging WPE pillar leads and partners in country programs, emergency response, Partnerships and policy teams.

• Work with VPRU WPE technical advisors and the MEL team to create a monitoring, evaluation and learning framework for the next phase of the strategic partnership.

• Support the Frameworks and Global Awards team in communication with Irish Aid related to the continuing partnership.

External Representation

• Represent VPRU in external meetings and coordination for anything related to the GBV Strategic Partnership.

Desired Experience and Skills

• Over 6 years of progressive experience designing, leading and GBV response, prevention and empowerment programming in humanitarian emergencies and protracted, recovery contexts.

• Strong grant and project management experience.

• Experience leading teams to deliver high quality, context driven programming and learning.

• Strong record working with women and girls organizations and movements to shift power and resources to local actors in humanitarian response.

• Experience driving uptake of evidence-based, accountable practices.

• Demonstrated experience in strategic design and planning.

• Excellent communication, influencing, and storytelling skills.

• Demonstrated ability to successfully lead business development opportunities.

• Demonstrated ability to influence across a wide range of diverse stakeholders internally and externally.

• Ability to work, manage, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment; outstanding business acumen, critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making skills required.

• Superb inter-personal, written and verbal communication skills with ability to collaborate across countries, cultures, and departments.

• Fluency in English required; and French preferred.

• Ability to travel globally up to 25% of the time.

How to Apply

For more information and job application details, see; IRC GBV Strategic Partnership Advisor Jobs in Uganda

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