Gender Based Violence (GBV) Prevention Coordinator Employment Vacancy – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Organization: International
Rescue Committee (IRC)
Project Name: DFID
Strengthening Uganda’s Response on Gender Equality (SURGE)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered
by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.
It was created by Albert Einstein more than 80 years and has been working in
Uganda since 1998. It has particularly working in the conflict zones where tens
of thousands of people have been kills and over 1.6 million displaced.
Following a peace agreement in 2006, Ugandans are returning home and looking to
rebuild their lives. The IRC is there to protect women and children from
violence and exploitation by fostering a safe environment and encouraging
education, and is supporting farmers and small businesses, and helping
communities promote peace and long-term development.
About DFID SURGE Project:
IRC, in a
consortium led by a well-respected private sector provider operating in the
International Development context, is applying for funding through a commercial
contract from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to deliver
DFID’ Strengthening Uganda’s Response on Gender Equality (SURGE). The intended
Outcome is “equal access by women and men to opportunities and a life free from
The expected
Outputs are:
Improved public awareness and progressive change in social norms that
perpetuate gender inequality and gender based violence
Funds will
support CEDOVIP to pilot the SASA [1] community mobilisation approach to
changing social norms and GBV prevention in 2 districts (Moroto and Kwen) where
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is prevalent, and in Kampala district where
services will be customised to address girl child sex work and other forms of
Job Summary:  The Gender Based Violence (GBV) Prevention
Coordinator will serve as the Output 2 Lead, under the coordination of the
programme Team Leader, will be responsible for ensuring that this component of
the programme achieves its stated objectives.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Program Management:
The incumbent will coordinate with the other
components for the overall success of the programme.
In the Inception Phase, the Output 2 Lead will
coordinate a behavioural baseline survey to establish social norms and
prevalence of GBV in the 13 project districts. S/he will develop protocols for
implementing the SASA! Model in the pilot districts.
In the Implementation Phase, The Output 2 Lead will
coordinate the implementation of the full cycle of SASA! in the three pilot
districts, and design and implement training to Sub County Community
Development to cascade SASA! to the other 10 programme districts. S/he will
also ensure that the intervention “do no harm”.
Provide leadership and direction, define and
implement activities and manage the output activities to achieve the greatest
coverage and impact
The incumbent will manage the output by planning,
monitoring and evaluating output activities in accordance with the project
Steer progress reviews, the establishment of
workplans, the set-up of performance targets and identifies challenges to
achieve the output objectives
Demonstrated ability to lead diverse staff and
teams, manage performance, foster a positive working environment and manage
issues sensitively and diplomatically
Support project staff by creating and maintaining a
work environment that promotes teamwork, trust, mutual respect, and empowers
staff to take responsibility, thus enabling an environment for high
Consortium and Donor Coordination:
Manage external relations by representing the output
and, when appropriate, the organization in the public and ensuring the
distribution of information about output achievements and lesson learned
Ensure timely, accurate and good quality reporting
to the donor and others.  
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate should preferably have a minimum
of seven years of development experience, of which at least 2 in the region –
longer experience in the region, and particularly in Uganda, a strong advantage
Broad knowledge and understanding of the drivers of
Gender-based violence in Uganda and the region, as well as of good practices in
GBV prevention programmes in the region and across the world
Comprehensive understanding of the key elements of
Gender Equality and Human Rights (particularly relating to women and girls)
Ability to oversee the measurement and communication
of robust results and impact
Excellent IT skills (Word, Outlook, Excel)
Ability to manage a large and varied workload, work
under pressure and meet deadlines
Previous experience in SASA! Programming is a strong
Thorough understanding of the institutional and
political context in Uganda
Prior experience working with DFID, or similar
bilateral donors, on commercial contract management
NB: Ugandan nationals or long-term residents are
particularly encouraged to apply
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should apply online by clicking on link

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