International Rescue Committee
Deadline of this Job:
Monday, 25 February 2013
Job Title: Women's Protection and Empowerment Technical Coordinator, Kampala
with frequent travel to the field, Uganda
Closing Date: Monday, 25 February 2013
The International Rescue Committee began working in Uganda in 1998 in
response to the devastation wrought by rebel group the Lord's Resistance Army
(LRA) in the north of the country. Today, the IRC is helping tens of thousands of
people displaced by this violence to return home following a cease-fire agreement
between the LRA and the Government of Uganda in 2006. At the same time, in
Karamoja - one of the poorest and least developed areas in Uganda - the IRC
works with communities affected by violence to promote peace and improve
access to services. Under the EASIER Living pilot project, the IRC is working with
the urban refugee women and host poor communities in Kampala to improve their
livelihood options and increase their protection by implementing the Economic and
Social Empowerment programme in selected communities within Makindye, Central
and Rubaga divisions.
Scope of Work: The WPE Technical Coordinator is based in Kampala and travels
regularly to the Acholi and Karamoja regions to support the WPE teams at field
level. S/he is responsible for delivering high quality programs through strategy
development, program design, implementation and evaluation of all GBV-related
activities within IRC Uganda. S/he also acts provides technical advisory and writing
support on business development opportunities. Primary duties will include
strengthening the WPE sector and providing technical oversight of WPE
programming across three regions of implementation; northern Uganda, Karamoja
and Kampala. The position is part of the senior management team of the IRC and
requires an experienced, driven individual with strong communication and planning
Lead the development of a WPE sector strategy that articulates the vision in line
with the country strategy and lays out the 'master' program design.
Lead the design, drafting and implementation process of projects, including annual
work plans, performance monitoring plans and log frames to inform ongoing
implementation and new program design.
Provide ongoing technical advice, direct support and guidance to the WPE teams
to effectively monitor implementation of program activities.
Ensure budget management by regularly monitoring expenditures and making
adjustments as necessary.
Identify new funding opportunities and play a leadership role in developing high
quality proposals and budgets that are consistent with the overall WPE country
sector strategy for submission to donors. This includes close collaboration with the
other IRC sectors including Health, Children and Youth - Protection and
Development, Economic Recovery and Development as well as Governance and
Peace Building to innovative and effective inclusion of WPE components in the
integrated programs IRC delivers.
Assist in identifying and exploring opportunities for the professional development
of program staff, including capacity building training, exchanges, formal
performance reviews and ongoing coaching.
Liaise with donor representatives and national authorities in Uganda to keep them
abreast of the project and developments.
Post-graduate degree in social work, social sciences, public health, community
health, or related field
At least three years experience working in the field of gender-based violence ,
protection, gender in Africa
Demonstrated experience in human resource management, capacity building and
Proven skills in program management including budget management, donor
reporting and monitoring.
Program development experience including donor / governmental liaison and
proposal writing preferred
Organized and detail-oriented with multi-tasking abilities with ability to meet
deadlines in a timely manner
Excellent leadership and problem solving skills
Excellent communication skills in English, both oral and written; Acholi or
Ngakarimojong an advantage.
Willingness to travel up to 50% of the time to northern Uganda and Karamoja
Please note that candidates who applied for the first round of applications should
Job application procedure
Send CV and cover letter clearly indicating the position applied for to: The Human
Resource and Administration Manager, International Rescue Committee, P.O. Box
24672 Kampala; Email: UA-IRCJobs@Rescue.org
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