Job Title: WPE Senior Officer – IRC Uganda Jobs 2021
Organization: International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station: Imvepi, Uganda
International Rescue Committee (IRC) Profile
The 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. The current program portfolio in Uganda includes health, protection & rule of law, gender-based violence and women’s protection and empowerment, economic recovery and development.
This position will provide technical support in the implementation of GBV Prevention and Response activities in Imvepi settlement under the ECHO APPEAL III Project. The staff will provide mentorship and on ground capacity building to WPE team, support reporting and monitoring and evaluation mechanisms, enhance GBV collaboration and relationships among partners and lead in key response and prevention interventions to ensure the goals and objectives of the program are met. The WPE Senior Officer will report to the WPE Manager.
Roles and Responsibilities:
•Support for capacity development of the WPE team, conduct regular field visit to provide support and ensure a sustainable transfer of skills in which response and prevention staff are critical needed/practices adhere to GBV and protection principles when working with survivors.
•Closely work with the Manager to ensure that the project undertakes continuous monitoring of response interventions so that activities are appropriate and based on a clear understanding of the problems, causes, contributing factors and issues in the different zones.
•In collaboration with the Prevention officers and Response Officers, lead/conduct periodic GBV safety audit assessments in Imvepi zone 4 in Imvepi settlement and lead in the regular follow up on the recommendations and action plan, and in promoting of community resources and solution.
•Lead case review meetings and case conferencing where needed.
•Support, supervise and or facilitate trainings on Clinical Care for Sexual Assault Survivors (CCSAS), case management training, GBV basics and key GBV core concepts, guiding principles for partners, community members, and service providers.
•Collaborate with the health team managers to ensure survivors of GBV receive quality and timely clinical management services.
•Ensure functionality of all women and girl centers in the zone including fostering active participation of women and girls in life skills activities and other programs.
•Support WPE Program Manager to identify capacity gaps of the response team, training need assessment, formal and informal capacity building plan and delivery.
•Actively participate in joint APEAL III interventions.
•Participate actively in the GBV Working Group Meetings, APEAL consortium meetings at field level.
•Lead the development of the APEAL III interventions work plan, spending plan, procurement plan, attend grant opening meeting, BvA meeting and other meeting as needed.
•Lead in the development and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders, including community leaders and other implementing partners/or operational partners.
•Monitor monthly expenditures and track budgets to ensure that all spending is in line with approved budgets and timelines, including developing and utilization of procurement plans, monthly program spending plan, and cash forecasts.
•Actively participate in monthly BVA meetings and share key sector actions.
•Direct support to data collection, quality on reporting, program documentation and timely submission from of the response report to the manager, including assisting in donor/grant report, proposal writing with high quality as needed.
•Support safe and ethical data collection, documentation and storage of all survivor information in collaboration with the GBVIMS custodian to ensure data protection and privacy.
•Work with other sectors to recognize the risks that exist for women and girls as well as enhance their protection and empowerment through multi-sectoral approaches.
•Carry out performance management evaluation (PME) and ensure PME documentation for direct reports is in place and followed up regularly.
•Ensure WPE staff understand and follow IRC and donor Policies and Procedures.
Minimum Qualifications for IRC Uganda Jobs 2021
•University Degree in Social Sciences, Social Work, Gender/Women Studies, Public Health, or other appropriate fields.
•At least 3-4 years’ experience in the field of Gender-based violence prevention and response in an emergency setting.
•Excellent communication and analytical skills and ability to present ideas effectively in both oral and written form.
•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.
How To Apply for IRC Uganda Jobs 2021
All interested and suitably qualified candidates should submit their applications through the link below.
Deadline: 24th May 2021
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