3 Accountability to Affected Persons (AAP) Manager Job Placements – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Organization:
International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station:
Uganda
Reports to:
Senior Manager
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:  With support from the AAP Deputy Coordinator,
the Regional AAP teams (each composed of a Senior Manager and a Manager) will
be charged with challenging Partners within their respective region to demonstrate
an organizational culture of feedback, while also providing support to taking
account (e.g. by supporting question development, data collection methods, and
interpretation of data), giving account (e.g. by packaging data, identifying
preferred channels for outreach, supporting visibility, directly engaging with
relevant stakeholders and community representatives), and holding account (e.g.
by strengthening networks of accountability, independently tracking uptake of
results). These teams will assess gaps and weaknesses within Partners’ existing
AAP approaches, support Partners to develop work plans for addressing these
weaknesses, and will conduct or facilitate trainings to support these work
plans. To further support taking, giving, and holding account, the teams will
facilitate meetings and discussions between Partners, local governments,
community representatives, and other stakeholders to aid in a more
community-driven interpretation, triangulation, and packaging of data from
feedback and independent verification efforts, and will also support giving
account by disseminating relevant results at the regional, district, national,
and settlement-levels.
Within each Regional AAP
team, the Manager will report to the Senior Manager, and will support the Senior
Manager’s efforts to engage with various Partners. In particular, the Manager
will focus on the day-to-day implementation of this project, including by
conducting trainings, setting up meetings between stakeholders, packaging
information for presentation and analysis, tracking work plan progress, and
other duties as required.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Build capacity within Partners’ existing AAP
approaches
·       Support informal and formal assessments of Partner’s
approaches to giving, holding, and taking account, with a special consideration
for improving the participation of women, children, and marginalized groups.
·       Support various solutions for addressing gaps and
weaknesses within AAP approaches.
·       Conduct trainings to build capacity around Partners’
ability to give, hold, and take account.
·       Analyse and package for presentation regular and
systematic insight into the views and needs of refugee and host communities at
the district level.
·       Support questionnaires, surveys, and FGD guides
related to AAP, both for use in large-scale assessments and for more moderate
district-level use.
·       Challenging partners to demonstrate an organizational
culture of feedback
·       Support Senior Managers efforts to track and report on
district-level work plans for improving AAP mechanisms.
·       Actively participate in district-level coordination
mechanisms related to AAP.
·       Champion an organizational culture shift among partner
organizations to increase respect for and adherence to principles of and best
practices for AAP, with a specific consideration for ensuring that feedback is
used in decision-making.
·       Support Partners to evidence how they have improved
their ability to actively seek affected populations input to programming and
consistently respond to participant feedback.
·       Facilitate meaningful and accountable discussions
between Partners and representatives of affected populations (e.g. Refugee
Welfare Committee members)
·       Implement efforts to ‘give account’ to affected
persons, by ensuring that updates on the refugee response are communicated to
refugee and host communities and community leaders (e.g. via printed materials,
community meetings, or through community representatives).
·       Identify district-level stakeholders (across
communities, partners, government, RWCs, etc.) who are relevant to holding,
taking, and giving account by using a Social Network Analysis.
·       Build relationships with the most relevant actors
identified by the Social Network Analysis, with the explicit aim of
strengthening this network of actors to ensure that relevant stakeholders are
empowered to support AAP after ULEARN ends.
·       Support representatives of affected populations in
interpreting and presenting key findings from data collected by various AAP
mechanisms and independent verification exercises.
·       Moderate and facilitate discussions of various sizes
between Partners and representatives of affected populations, and support
efforts to track and hold partners accountable to any commitments made during
these meetings.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
humanitarian assistance, social work, human rights, international law, social
science or related field. Postgraduate degree preferred.
·       Self-driven with a strong ability to meet objectives
without close supervision. Experience with remote management strongly
preferred.
·       At least four years of experience in refugee response
or related humanitarian contexts, with a preference for experience in engaging
across organizations, in community services and AAP, or in change management
and organizational change.
·       Extensive expertise in delivering accountability
mechanisms, as well as capacity to support effective communication with refugee
communities (with a specific focus on empowering women, children, and
marginalized groups). Understanding of community structures and community
engagement.
·       Ability to package and communicate complex topics
through written reports and presentations.
·       Proven understanding of adult learning theory and
organizational development, change management, and/or how organizations
function in community or multinational settings.
·       Excellent facilitation skills, and strong
understanding of how to safely and accurately collect feedback from all members
of a community regardless of their age, gender, or other diversity factors.
·       Ability to handle multiple tasks; proven
self-initiative and problem solving abilities.
·       Ability to speak additional languages used by refugees
preferred, but not required.
·       Proven track record of quality performance in highly
pressured environments.
·       Computer skills, including Word, Excel, Power-Point,
and Access.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their applications online at the link below.
Deadline:  20th
December 2019
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