Protection and Rule of Law Coordinator Non-profit Jobs – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Organization: International
Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Deputy Director,
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 Protection
and Rule of Law Coordinator will work in liaison with the Emergency Response
Team PRoL Coordinator to oversee the quality and timely implementation of all
aspects of the PRoL programs. The incumbent will work closely with IRC staff
and staff from other organizations to ensure that IRC’s interventions are
context appropriate, complement other responses and meet minimum standards and
expectations of the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and UNHCR.
Key Duties and
Program Management:
  • Provide strategic direction and vision to
    the IRC’s PRoL programming in Uganda, with an emphasis on quick program
    start-up/scale up and implementation while observing high program quality
    and ensuring alignment with IRC’s best practices.
  • Ensure that all interventions are in
    compliance with Uganda’s Refugee Act and Constitution as well as relevant
    international laws including International Refugee Law and Human Rights
    Law; and Humanitarian law. Additionally, observe IRC’s protection
    mainstreaming guidelines for all project activities.
  • In charge of managing program quality of
    all aspects, including legal, protection monitoring, information sharing,
    community based protection, support to persons with specific needs (PSNs)
    and protection mainstreaming.
  • Develop and/or adapt technical and
    managerial tools to support day to day implementation
  • Ensure that monitoring and evaluation
    systems are effectively designed and integrated into all stages of the
    project; that output and impact data are captured and that data is used to
    optimize program quality.
  • Ensure specific staff capacity building
    and on the job mentoring and coaching.
  • Participate in cross-departmental
    collaboration with Health and WPE colleagues create clear linkages between
    programs, as well as sectors gain from protection best practice.
New business development:
  • Develop and propose recommendations for a
    PRoL strategy for the refugee response in close collaboration with the
    PRoL team, Emergency Response Team, Country Director and PRoL Technical
  • Identify opportunities for, design and
    develop concept notes and proposals to grow the PRoL portfolio.
  • Design all protection projects to use
    IRC’s theories of change and that outcomes are evidence-driven and
  • Develop and input to protection
    assessments and protection reporting analysis for program development.
  • Incorporate protection mainstreaming in
    all funding proposals developed by IRC, regardless of the sector.
  • Identify opportunities for partnership and
    strategic collaboration.
Representation, coordination and advocacy:
  • The incumbent will coordinate with Country
    Director, Deputy Director, Programs and other program coordinators to
    forge connections with key government counterparts at the Office of the
    Prime Minister and Local Government; with UNHCR and other UN, I/NGOs,
    human rights actors and other sub-national government actors.
  • Represent the IRC in high level and
    strategic meetings involving protection actors such as protection working
    group meetings, inter-agency coordination meetings, and bilateral
  • Coordinate daily and weekly with internal
    program and operational stakeholders, the PRoL Technical Advisors, WPE and
    other IRC colleagues.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the IRC Protection
    and Rule of Law Coordinator career placement should hold an academic
    qualification in Law, Human Rights, Social Sciences or any other related
    field preferred.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience
    implementing PRoL programs in emergency settings.
  • Previous exposure and experience setting
    up programs in new locations and ensuring national staff have the necessary
    capacity to deliver quality interventions.
  • Knowledge of strategies to achieve gender
    equality in the delivery of humanitarian emergency PRoL programs.
  • Excellent inter-personal and relationship
    building skills particularly with government and donors.
  • Familiarity with key donor regulations
    such as UNHCR, BPRM and ECHO.
  • Familiarity with IRC’s Protection and Rule
    of Law emergency toolkit.
  • Previous experience working with IRC and
    an understanding of IRC’s systems and processes is strongly preferred. 
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to
apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 28th May 2017
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