IRC Protection Manager Jobs in Uganda

IRC Protection Manager Jobs in Uganda

Job Description

The Protection Manager will work alongside the Senior Protection Manager to guide and oversee the day to day program implementation in the field.

The Protection Manager supports on all aspects of general protection programming and ensures that appropriate activities are developed by the team in response to issues being raised by Persons of Concern.

As a member of the ‘collective leadership’ team in PRoL, the Protection Manager is responsible for effective internal coordination between the Community services, Legal assistance and M&E teams within the PRoL programme.

As guided by the Senior Protection Manager, he/she will engage in external representation and coordination with other relevant actors (among which UNHCR, government counterparts, and other national and international NGOs), as well as participating in local‐level coordination forums.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and ensure timely implementation of work plans for all general protection activities
  • Effectively manage all budget items under your responsibility to ensure spending is timely and in accordance with donor requirements and organizational procedures
  • Prepare weekly and monthly project progress reports for submission to Senior Protection Manager
  • Contribute in the preparation of donor reports
  • Participate in proposal development exercises
  • Work closely with Senior Protection Manager to develop appropriate training materials, guidance and procedures for Protection Officers and Assistants.
  • Maintain clear records and data on all aspects of implementation relating to all general protection activities
  • Participate in internal coordination meetings
    Staff Management & Technical Guidance
  • Line manage Protection Officers
  • Provide oversight and supervision on the implementation of general protection activities; directly supervising Protection Officers and indirectly protection Assistants
  • Ensure Information and Support Centres (ISCs), are run in line with internationally recognised standards and guidance and a clear link is established with other PRoL activities
  • Maintain a clear strategy and plan in general protection activities for the integration, involvement and supervision of Community based volunteers
  • Provide leadership support for successful implementation of and adherence to IRC Global HR Operating Policies and Procedures
  • Through field visits, monitor and evaluate activity delivery; engaging with staff, community members, provide technical guidance on quality and effectiveness of activity delivered.
  • Clearly define training needs of the general protection team (including Community based volunteers) and lead or support the provision of required training
  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit, oversight and guidance to staff enabling successful performance of duties.
  • Ensure the dissemination of relevant information to all staff and volunteers within the general protection team; weekly team meetings and ad hoc
  • Lead with commitment, integrity and accountability to the ‘IRC Way’- Global Standards for Professional Conduct
  • Build and maintain relationships with others including INGOs, National NGOs, OPM, UNHCR and community stakeholders.
  • Work closely with other managers in the PRoL team supporting collective leadership
  • Work closely with IRC’s Women Protection and Health Teams
  • Attend relevant coordination meetings and represent the PRoL team as required in relevant Inter- Agency engagements.
  • All other duties as assigned compatibility with key competencies required for this role.

  • A Degree in a relevant fields such as; Sociology, Social Work, Law, Education and the Humanities is essential.
  • At least 3-5 years of professional experience in leading protection programming and working with vulnerable individuals or communities.
  • Experience in developing and managing Information support centers, Protection desks or Listening posts in communities
  • Good knowledge of strategies for implementing protection interventions, including protection monitoring, information and counselling, protection incident case management and support to Persons with Specific Needs.
  • Experience working with other partners and functions e.g. settlement Coordinators, UNHCR and INGOs.
  • Good background in Protection, knowledge of refugee context, as well as demonstrable ability in the integration of Information and referral points in protection programming
  • Experience in leading and managing and a diverse team.
  • Experience writing reports, supporting proposal developments, managing a budget, developing procurement and work plans.
  • Strong management and organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently.
  • Excellent ability to interpret, analyze and synthesize information in a fast‐paced environment.
  • Good knowledge of general protection principles, strategies and interventions.
  • Excellent organizational skills, timeliness, ability to determine priorities and great attention to detail.
  • Proactive, flexible, team spirited and willing to learn.
  • Good computer skills including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 11th September 2019
  • This position is open only to Ugandan nationals.
  • Application will be reviewed on a rolling basis
  • For more information and job application details, see; IRC Protection Manager Jobs in Uganda

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