Accountability to Affected Persons (AAP) Deputy Coordinator US NGO Jobs – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station:
Reports to:
Program Coordinator for Quality and Learning (IRC) with matrix management by
the Consortium Manager (Response Innovation Lab)
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
Deputy Coordinator will provide overarching strategic and management oversight
to the AAP component of the ULEARN project. In particular, the Deputy
Coordinator will lead the three regional AAP teams in Arua, Fort Portal, and
Gulu, will represent all teams at relevant national forums, and will support
the development of national-level reports and workplans related to AAP. The
Deputy Coordinator will serve as the main intermediary between the
implementation of the project and national counterparts within DfID, DfID BRAER
Downstream Partner Organizations, and other stakeholders.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Support national uptake of solutions for gaps and
weaknesses within Partners’ existing AAP approaches
·       Co-chair a new Accountability to Affected Persons Task
Force (or equivalent working group) that aims to 1) ensure that partners’
national leadership reinforce the ongoing AAP efforts, 2) create a centralized
forum for improving the coordination of AAP mechanisms across the response, 3)
create a centralized forum for triangulating and interpreting national-level
findings from AAP, and 4) create a collaborative mechanism for designing and
verifying new AAP mechanisms or new improvements to old AAP mechanisms.
·       Support the development and implementation of informal
and formal assessments of Partner’s approaches to giving, holding, and taking
account (including a new response-wide Beneficiary Perspectives and Preferences
Assessment), with a special consideration for improving the participation of
women, children, and marginalized groups.
·       Package and summarize the results of informal and
formal assessments, as well as progress against district workplans, for
discussion by stakeholders at the national level.
·       In coordination with consortium partners and regional
AAP teams, provide Partners with regular and systematic insight into the views
and needs of refugee and host communities at the national level.
·       Challenging partners to demonstrate an organizational
culture of feedback
·       Support national-level counterparts within Partner
Organizations to follow up on district-level work plans for improving AAP
·       Actively participate in national-level coordination
mechanisms related to AAP, as well as lead any new coordination mechanisms
related to AAP developed under this project.
·       Support the growth and capacity of the Refugee
Engagement Forum.
·       Collect and report on examples of best practice for
building an organizational culture of feedback, with a specific consideration
for examples of feedback being used in decision-making.
·       Champion findings from accountability mechanisms among
senior staff among Partner organizations, and support senior staff in building
an organizational culture of feedback within their organizations.
·       Coordinate with direct reports and the Program
Coordinator for Quality, and Learning to improve the connections between
coordination mechanisms for AAP at the district and national levels.
Project and Knowledge Management
·       Share information collected during the project at
national levels, and encourage cross-district learning.
·       Coordinate with consortium partners, and serve as the
main point of contact for the relationship with the prime.
·       Support general project management and reporting.
Staff Performance Management
·       Supervise and build the capacity of Regional Senior
Managers (3) in relevant technical and management competencies.
·       Coach, train, supervise, and mentor direct-report
staff, 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 each direct report 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 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.
·       Experience with managing remote direct reports
strongly preferred.
·       Experience in leadership, report-writing, and donor
engagement required.
·       At least six years of experience in project management
within 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
surveys, as well as capacity to support effective communication with refugee
communities (with a specific focus on empowering women, children, and
marginalized groups).
·       Demonstrated understanding of Core Humanitarian Standards,
Grand Bargain Participation Revolution, and proven experience in setting up
systems for meaningful participation of clients.
·       Excellent facilitation skills, an 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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