Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) Manager Job Placement – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Organization: International
Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Gender
About US:
The 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.
Job Summary: The Sexual and
Gender Based Violence (SGBV) Manager will be the focal point for the IRC’s SGBV
program in Yumbe in North western Uganda. With technical support from Gender
Specialist, the SGBV Manager will be responsible for all aspects of
implementing and managing the SGBV program in Yumbe in line with IRC’s global
strategy and ensuring that the goals and objectives of the program are met.
Her/his responsibilities include technical oversight to all field-based staff,
management of daily activities and operations including operational planning
and procedures, grant management, monitoring and reporting according to donor
guidelines. The GBV Manager will ensure that the program initiatives are moving
appropriately towards set objectives, operating within budget and logistical
constraints, and implemented in line with IASC and IRC guidelines.
Key Duties and
Program Quality: Effective
program design that contributes to enhanced quality and strategic interventions
at the community level
Overall Project facilitation:
With support from the GBV Technical Coordinator
(TC), provide technical support to the yumbe GBV team to ensure that GBV
activities are of good quality and implemented in accordance with national and
international standards;
Facilitate the development of and ensure the use
of monitoring and evaluation tools which can demonstrate progress and gaps
towards the projects objectives and show the extent of impact;
Clearly communicate (in writing and orally)
project goals and objectives, methods and strategies, challenges and progress
using accurate data and up to date information.
Promoting local Activism, community ownership
and fostering positive behavior change
With support from the gender specialist, support
the development of multi-staged behavior change strategies that will contribute
to the prevention of GBV and ensure staff understand and implement strategies
Strengthen staff’s understanding and capacity to
facilitate community based participation using Participatory Learning, and
Action (PLA) methodologies.
Ensure that all IEC materials and messages are
clear, concise and of good quality; promote positive images of women and girls;
demonstrate positive alternatives to the use of violence; and avoid negative
caricature of men but promote their contribution to reducing GBV
Facilitating Partnership:
Oversee capacity building of local partner GBV
program staff to design, implement and monitor high quality programming through
ongoing informal mentoring and training, formal training sessions and
Encourage mutual partnership with staff and
local partners based on clearly defined, shared responsibilities and respect
Enhancing GBV response systems:
With support from the GBV TC, support the
development of GBV response strategies that trigger greater ownership by
service providers and government authorities to enhance quality and timely care
for GBV survivors.
Network with key stakeholders to invigorate the
GBV response referral system and ensure regular and meaningful coordination
that helps improve GBV survivors access to quality and timely care. 
With support from the GBV TC, Develop tools that
help strengthen staffs networking skills to encourage responsive referral
networks in their operational sites.
Advocate and emphasize systems that focus on the
survivors’ needs and enhance confidentially, safety and respect. 
Promoting Holistic programming:
Identify links with other program sectors and
promote gender inclusiveness with the other sectors that help contribute to
reducing the vulnerability of women and girls to GBV;
With support from the gender specialist, provide
support for the mainstreaming of GBV principles and issues within all of IRC’s
Sharpening Strategic foresight and project longevity:
Actively participate in the development of a GBV
sector strategy that articulates the vision in line with the country strategy
and lays out the ‘master’ program design (from which proposals are developed);
Ensure that new proposals promote continued high
quality programming by responding to identified needs, taking account of
recognized best practices and minimum standards and improving on lessons
learned from earlier programs, both IRC Uganda’s and other’s;
Participate in designing and conducting needs
assessment tools and lead or assist in new/potential site evaluations as
Ensure that GBV programming continually and
increasingly engages the community and leaders in the implementation and design
Program Implementation:
Effectively Communicating process, progress, and
Ensure staff clearly understand and can
effectively translate IRC’s GBV strategies, methods and core messages to a
variety of stakeholders (individuals – of all ages, sex, literate and
non-literate, communities, local authorities, service professionals, and
government officials)
Routinely exhibit progress towards project
objectives and highlight challenges and gaps in internal monthly reports. 
Ensure all reports are timely and concise as
well as use relevant and specific data to demonstrate progress and explain
Ensure reports and information about the program
is shared with supervisors and staff as well as other IRC departments and
partners when appropriate.
Ensure that all external (donor and other
stakeholder) reporting requirements are met and that reports are timely, data
specific, and of a high quality.
Proactive Planning:
Plan overall implementation of projects to meet
objectives while balancing the efficient use of staffs time and finances.  This includes developing and updating grant
work plans, procurement plans, quarterly department plans, spending plans and
staff work plans.
Support staff to plan activities that are
realistic in terms of their time management, logistical needs and fit within
budget parameters.
Systematic Monitoring:
Ensure that systems to monitor progress towards
indicators are developed and incorporated in all activities
Ensure staff understand their roles, responsibilities,
and contribution to the monitoring systems and that their use of monitoring
tools are accurate, routine, and done on time.
Ensure that systems are in place to monitor
spending and manage grant budgets
Strengthening Local Partnerships:
Support local partners to develop realistic
projects based on actual capacities and resources
Formulate strategies with partners and staff to
enhance local partner’s capacity to implement and monitor activities that meet
specified objectives
Monitor partner activities and ensure
implementation follows signed agreement within donor requirements
Be available to support partners and trouble
shoot challenges when they evolve.
Facilitating Project Implementation:
Judiciously manage the use of GBV program
finances, supplies, and assets
Ensure staff are familiar with and follow IRC’s
logistics, transport and finance procedures in a timely manner to facilitate
smooth implementation of activities
Promote a philosophy of ownership rather than
dependency in all aspects of project implementation
Ensure expenditures follow donor budget
guidelines and coded appropriately
Ensure that local protocols are adhered to
facilitate a foothold in the community
Human Resource Management: Excellent human resources management
that promotes enhanced levels of professionalism and leadership within the
Mentor and supervise staff including monitoring
of staff welfare and administrative status (performance evaluations, training
plans, update job descriptions, ensure Mandatory Reporting Policies (MRPs) are
understood and followed, staff meetings and well-being, etc)   
Ensure that all human resource/administrative
functions in the department run smoothly and efficiently (time sheets,
transport requests, leave plans, salary allocations, hand-over notes, etc)
Ensure staff grievances are heard and addressed
balancing the needs of the staff and IRC policies
Empower staff and promote accountability by
appropriately delegating responsibilities according to staff’s capacity
Promote team work by sharing responsibilities
among and diffusing superfluous power dynamics
Coordination & Representation: High quality representation
of organization and sector through internal and external coordination
Ensure that IRC’s contribution to the GBV sector
in Uganda is recognized and valued by all stakeholders through proactive
participation in regular and ad hoc representation and coordination activities;
Develop and maintain effective working
relationships with all stakeholders – including community leaders, NGOs, UN
agencies, community based organizations and other IRC sectors to enhance
multi-agency and multi-sectoral cooperation and coordination;
Participate in the GBV Working Group Meetings
and/or other coordination meetings (including DHRPP, GBV working
group/sub-cluster, IMS, etc.). Ensure feedback and follow-up of information
from the coordination meetings, as appropriate
Ensure that relevant District officials are
briefed and consulted in the development of GBV programs and as much as possible
are involved in implementation, monitoring and supervision of activities.
Active and regular participation in internal
(IRC) country coordination mechanisms, ensuring: Communication and
collaboration among country program sectors for integrated programming and
effective coordination between program and operations departments to facilitate
quality, timely support to programs
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant must hold an MA/S or equivalent in
social science, development studies, humanities or other related degree
A minimum of three (3) years program management
experience, including at least 1-2 years in a field-based social / community
development programming; 
A minimum of two (2) years’ experience working
with refugees on SGBV issues in conflict and post conflict settings
At least two (2) years’ experience facilitating
participatory learning and action (PLA) methodologies or equivalent
participatory methodologies 
Broad knowledge and understanding of gender
power dynamics and rights based programming
Clear understanding of GBV programming,
Excellent and demonstrated oral and written
communication skills;
Able to network and build coalitions
Excellent interpersonal and team building
Experience supervising diverse staff in a
complex, insecure emergency setting;
Experience in grant management (including
financial management and monitoring & evaluation) and proposal writing is
Excellent computer skills: MS Word, Excel, Power
point, Outlook and Outlook Express;
Ability to live and work under pressure in an
unstable security environment;
Fluency in English a required; and fluency in
Lugbara/Madi preferred.
Additional qualities: ability to multitask,
handle pressure well, improvise and flexibility.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications online at the link below.
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