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  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: moroto, uganda
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Managerial positions
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Gender-based violence
  • Closing Date:

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Senior WPE Manager (re-advertised)

moroto, uganda

Requisition ID: req5363

Job Title: Senior WPE Manager (re-advertised)

Sector: Women Protection & Empowerment

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Moroto, Uganda

Job Description

The Senior Women’s Protection & Empowerment Manager will direct and oversee all aspects of WPE program in Karamoja region which includes comprehensive response services through the CBO partner and prevention interventions in response using behavior change model under the UNFPA funded project. With direct management support from the WPE Coordinator, the senior 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. He/she will provide appropriate mentorship to the WPE Officers across the field sites and promote coordination among the local stakeholders. The Snr. WPE Manager will report to the WPE Coordinator.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Program Design and Implementation

  • Assume primary responsibility for project management and implementation, and ensure compliance with the donor agreement and project proposal, proactively notifying the WPE Coordinator if issues arise.
  • Lead project planning, and oversee program implementation and budget expenditures to ensure effective use of resources against planned activities and expected outputs.
  • Participate in the program development and design process through assessments, proposal writing and budget development.
  • Develop and deliver the provision and quality of trainings on GBV basics, basic counseling, case management, life skills and other key GBV resources for WPE staff, GBV actors, community members, and service providers.
  • With support from the WPE Coordinator, work with the rest of the sector team to develop work, procurement and spending plans.

Communication and Reporting

  • Compile and prepare quality periodic project progress reports, as well as final reports, and feed in other information as required by donors, the Regional Office and the Technical Unit.
  • Prepare quality weekly, monthly and quarterly reports that meet standards and timelines
  • Ensure project monitoring and evaluation systems are regularly updated to inform reporting,
  • Ensure proper program and donor visibility in the project sites
  • Lead data analysis and interpretation exercises with the project team to inform programming and advocacy
  • Ensure project team understand, maintain and follow ethical practices in data sharing and communication with external audiences in accordance with the Information Sharing Protocol

Human Resource Development and Management

  • Lead on the recruitment of sector staff in collaboration with WPE coordinator and Human Resources Department.
  • Maintain updated job descriptions, conduct interviews, orient new staff to the IRC and the WPE program.
  • Provide ongoing supervision, mentoring, training and technical support and guidance to WPE staff, and ensure all adhere to best-practice principles in all aspects of program implementation.
  • Ensure Performance Management System documentation for all staff is in place and followed up regularly.
  • Build staff capacity in work plan development and reporting to ensure accurate monitoring and documentation of activities.
  • Ensure WPE staff understand and follow IRC and donor Policies and Procedures.
  • Ensure regular communication with the WPE and Field Coordinator and other internal departments regarding the project’s progress and processes.
  • Identify training needs of WPE staff according to the performance management evaluations and identify appropriate external training that will enhance their skills.

Coordination and Networking

  • Ensure effective working relationships with government agencies, donors and partners to ensure adequate representation and collaboration.
  • Represent WPE at regular working group meetings, reviews, strategic planning; and assist in the preparation of new initiatives for the program.
  • Ensure updated GBV referral pathways are available for every zone or settlement and adequately shared with partners and community members.

Key Working Relationships

Position reports to: WPE Coordinator

Position directly supervises:WPE Officers

Indirect reporting: Deputy Director of Programs & Field Manager

Other internal and/or external contacts

Internal:Close coordination with IRC Health, M&E, Finance, HR, Operations

External:Close collaboration with donors, local actors (local NGOs, UN agencies, government) and service providers’ part of survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) referral system

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Gender/Women Studies, Public Health, or other appropriate fields; or a BA in related field with equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in the field of gender-based violence response, preferably working with refugees or conflict affected populations
  • At least 2 years' experience working directly with survivors or developing, implementing or supervising shelter programs for survivors
  • Strong understanding of case management, psychosocial support and life skills programming to promote survivor healing and recovery
  • In-depth understanding of the roots causes of GBV, related international standards, and GBV prevention and response strategies
  • Proven leadership, program management, staff development, planning, analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Competency in writing progress and donor reports and proposals; familiarity with principles and practice of monitoring and evaluation
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills and ability to present ideas effectively, in both oral and written form.
  • Ability to communicate sensitively and without judgment; good diplomatic and persuasion skills.
  • Ability to use good judgment when making decisions and to take accountability for decisions made.
  • 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.
  • Be able to work in a stressful setting and adapt quickly to changing environments; and willingness to travel to program sites in neighboring Districts.

Please note:

  • This position is open only to Ugandan nationals.
  • Deadline for receiving applications is 23rd June 2019.
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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