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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Jobs at American Refugee Committee International in Uganda

Job Title: GBV Technical Coordinator, Uganda Closing Date: Monday, 30 April

Uganda where challenges to living life with dignity and self-sufficiency are
overcome and people are enabled to live healthy and productive lives. Mission:
We will build individual and collective capacity to overcome the obstacles of
displacement and develop sustainable livelihoods while supporting access to
services when people cannot meet their basic needs.

 The GBV Technical Coordinator will ensure the principles of effective
and high quality GBV programming are applied by providing technical support and
supervision consistent with international and national standards and ensure that
program design and implementation creates no harm in the communities,
promotes human rights and has positive impact. The GBV Technical Coordinator will be responsible for strategy development, program design, implementation,
standardization, and evaluation of all GBV-related activities in ARC Uganda GBV
program. The GBV Technical Coordinator will be based in Kampala with 50%
travel to field sites in northern and western Uganda. MAJOR AREAS OF
Impact Promote excellence in ARC Uganda's GBV programs through ongoing
technical program support for field based program-staff with technical support from
HQ. Provide overall leadership for the GBV programs, ensuring quality of activities
and targeted impact, and compliance with ARC and donor regulations. Develop
and support collection, analysis and use of data to improve GBV program
implementation and promote effective monitoring and evaluation systems. Ensure
that programs are designed according to ARC and industry best practices and
ARC program framework. Support all GBV Program Coordinators to fulfill their
budget-holder expectations. Ensure expenditure within program supplies costs of
each project is monitored and that well-structured corrective action is initiated and
tracked where required. Provide leadership to GBV Program Coordinators to
ensure the timely and high-quality activity and narrative reporting per ARC and
donor guidelines. Program Design and Strategy Ensure that new proposals
promote high quality programming by responding to identified needs, taking into
account recognized best practices, minimum standards and lessons learned from
earlier programs. Lead and participate in the development of program budgets.
Lead and participate in proposal development to sustain GBV program activities.
In collaboration with the Senior Program Coordinator and HQ technical staff,
provide leadership to the development of an integrated GBV program strategy for
Uganda. Capacity Building and Human Resources Management Support capacity
building activities for local partners, and staff to design, implement and monitor
high quality programming through mentoring, training and evaluations. Set
performance objectives with all supervisees, and conduct scheduled performance
evaluations. Ensure that all supervisees complete the performance management
cycle with their own supervisees. Participate in hiring, selection and training of new
staff as needed. Representation / Coordination Ensure that ARC's contribution to
the GBV sector in Uganda is recognized and valued by stakeholders, through
proactive representation in meetings and coordination activities. Develop and
maintain strong working relationships with all stakeholders – including government,
community leaders, NGOs, UN agencies, and community based organizations to
enhance multi-agency and multi sectoral cooperation and coordination. Provide
proper representation in cluster, reference group meetings and ad hoc working
groups. Provide continuous monitoring of information sharing to ensure that
information is shared safely and without breaching confidentiality of clients.
Participate in the GBV Working Group Meetings and/or other coordination
meetings. Active participation in regional and national discussions and plans for
information sharing and advocating for best practices in information collection,
storage, and sharing, including the GBV IMS.


 MPH, MSW, or similar degree or experience required. At
least 3 years GBV program management experience for an international NGO, with
internally displaced populations, refugees, or other post conflict settings. At least 2
years experience with capacity building of local organizations - technical and
program development. Thorough awareness and knowledge of reproductive
health and gender issues as well as GBV. Commitment to gender equality. Interest
and experience in supervising, guiding and training staff, individually or in groups.
Interest and experience in community-based approaches. Thorough
understanding of the principles of counseling and ability to adapt psychosocial
knowledge and skills to cultural context; some counseling experience preferred.
Experience planning/collaborating with government officials, other health
profession staff, and organizations. Demonstrated experience of monitoring and
evaluating projects. Experience managing budgets. Grant writing experience
preferred. Excellent report writing, research documentation and presentation skills.
Excellent computer, writing, and communication skills. Fluent in English.


Must be able to work independently while being a strong
team player with proven supervisory skills. Ability to identify potential conflicts and
conflict resolution skills. Ability to build positive relationships with donors,
government officials, and other stakeholders. Willingness to work in anotherculture, in a post-conflict/transitional environment with basic/limited resources and
infrastructure. Additional qualities: ability to multitask, ability to handle pressure
well, ability to improvise, flexibility, cultural and environmental sensitivity. How to
apply: For full job description and the online application form, please visit our
website at and click on Careers. All positions open until
filled. Deadline:30 April 2012

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