IRC Uganda Jobs 2021 – 2 Fresher WPE Response Officers

IRC Uganda Jobs 2022
May 12, 2021

Job Title: 2 Fresher WPE Response Officers – IRC Uganda Jobs 2021

Organization: International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Duty Station: Arua



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.



Job Profile

The WPE Response Officer will ensure that targeted populations are identified, screened and have access to quality, timely, and appropriate GBV and protection (including legal) services appropriate to their age and gender in Imvepi zone 4. Through women and girls’ safe spaces, they will guide the delivery of a variety of activities that aim to support and empower women and girls, as well as enhance community bonds and relations. The Response Officer will ensure that all GBV Response staff employ a survivor-centered approach to ensure that the clients’ wishes are respected and their safety are preserved at all times through the case management process.



Roles and Responsibilities:

Program design and implementation 

•In close consultation with the Senior Officer oversee, coordinate and monitor the provision of quality GBV case management services.
•Participate in the development or review of the case management and Psychosocial Support (PSS) tools and resources, GBV information materials, and PSS activities for women and girls in target communities, and support their implementation.
•Provide quality, timely and age-appropriate survivor-centered case management services and psychosocial support to all clients in the Women and Girls Center ensuring strict adherence to the GBV guiding principles (Safety and Security, Confidentiality, Respect and No Discrimination)
•Initiate, oversee and ensure proper use of the referral pathway in the provision of case management services.

Coordination and networking

•Actively participate in weekly case review meetings and case conferencing meetings with the supervisor on as needed basis to troubleshoot more complex cases and ensure best support for the client.
•Advocate on behalf of clients with GBV service providers and other organizations to ensure effective referrals and increased access to services for clients in accordance with the survivors wishes.
•Collaborate with programme staff and operations to ensure that supplies are available for WPE activities in a timely manner and resources are available to support events, trainings, and workshops.
•Participate and represent WPE program in relevant committees, clusters, task forces, and zone level coordination meetings.

Communication and Reporting

•Set up and maintain client files and ensure all required documentation in individual case files is completed in a timely manner and according to confidentiality guidelines, GBV guiding principles and IRC standards.
•Oversee data collection through GBV Information Management System (GBVIMS) and activity M&E tools and systems, ensuring strict adherence to confidentiality and GBV best practice principles.
•Submit daily, weekly, and monthly comprehensive work plans and reports to WPE Senior Officer.
•Coordinate with M&E team to analyze the information about GBV incidents and clients accessing the services, and make recommendations to improve service delivery.
•Support to complete monthly cash projections, spend out plans and raise PRs for needed supplies.
•Provide continuous feedback to supervisor on any challenges in the work implementation to be addressed directly with corrective steps/measures if needed.
•Assist in the orientation of new staff by providing them with the necessary documents and materials for orientation.
•Ensure compliance with IRC policies and protocols of confidentiality, respect and safety.



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 2 years’ experience in the field of Gender-based violence Response activities in an emergency setting.
•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.



How To Apply for IRC Uganda Jobs 2021

All interested and suitably qualified candidates should submit their applications through the link below.

Click here to apply

Deadline: 24th May 2021



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