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

Organization: International Rescue Committee
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: AAP
Deputy Coordinator
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 Senior Manager will serve as the
main point of contact for the various Partners, will be responsible for the
creation of and adherence to the district-level work plans, will be responsible
for setting and reporting on the strategic direction of the Regional AAP team,
and will be responsible for managing and providing oversight to the AAP Manager
in their region.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Assess and support solutions for gaps and weaknesses within Partners’
existing AAP approaches
Lead 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.
Develop and advocate for solutions for
addressing gaps and weaknesses within AAP approaches.
In coordination with consortium partners,
provide Partners with regular and systematic insight into the views and needs
of refugee and host communities at the district level.
In collaboration with the Deputy Coordinator,
develop 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 Partners in developing, tracking, and reporting on
district-level work plans for improving AAP mechanisms.
Actively participate in district-level
coordination mechanisms related to AAP.
Coordinate with the Deputy Coordinator to
improve the connections between coordination mechanisms for AAP at the district
and national levels.
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.
Support AAP Managers efforts to facilitate
meaningful and accountable discussions between Partners and representatives of
affected populations (e.g. Refugee Welfare Committee members).
Staff Performance Management
Supervise and build the capacity of Regional
Manager in relevant technical and management competencies.
Coach, train, supervise, and mentor Regional
Manager, including communicating clear expectations, setting annual performance
objectives, providing regular and timely positive and constructive performance
feedback, and providing documented semi-annual performance reviews.
Hold high-quality meetings with Regional Manager
on a regular and predictable basis, at least every two weeks.
Provide a measurable development plan including
on-the-job learning with the aim of strengthening technical capacity,
exchanging knowledge within the team, and providing guidance on career paths.
As required, identify staff performance issues
and work with Human Resources to document and address these in accordance with
the National Staff Employment Policies.
Encourage the adoption of gender-sensitive
analysis and practices among all direct reports.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant for the International Rescue
Committee (IRC) Accountability to Affected Persons (AAP) Senior Manager job
must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in humanitarian assistance, social work, human
rights, international law, social science or related field. Postgraduate degree
At least five 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.
Self-driven with a strong ability to meet
objectives without close supervision. Experience with remote management
strongly preferred.
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 based structures in refugee
settlements and effective community engagement practices.
Ability to speak additional languages used by
refugees preferred, but not required.
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.
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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