Several Fresher WPE Response Officer US NGO Job Vacancies – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Organization: International
Rescue Committee
Duty Station:
Reports to: WPE 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:  The WPE Response Officer (RO) oversees,
coordinates and monitors case management and psychosocial services, and ensures
women and girls who are survivors of gender based violence (GBV) receive
quality services that are needed and desired in Yumbe district, specifically in
the Bidibidi settlement. The RO is also responsible for training and
supervising the WPE Social Workers, coordinating with humanitarian partners in
the field and other IRC programs, and for ensuring proper utilization of the
referral pathway. The RO will ensure that all direct service staff employ a
survivor-centered approach to ensure that the clients’ wishes are respected and
their safety and confidentiality are preserved at all times through the case
management process.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Work in close
collaboration with the WPE Prevention Officer, oversee, coordinate and monitor
Women Center activities and mobile services.
in the development of the case management and Psychosocial Support (PSS) tools
and resources, GBV information materials, and PSS activities for women and
girls in target communities, and support their implementation.
roll out of new initiatives e.g. EA$E, Adult literacy while tracking progress
on implementation and engagement of targeted clients.
implementation of the VSLA activities, business advisory, life-skills training
offered to women and girls at the Women and Girls Centers.
field work and support social workers to provide quality, timely and
age-appropriate survivor-centered case management services and psychosocial
support to all clients in the Women and Girls Center ensuring strict adherence
to the GBV guiding principles (Safety and Security, Confidentiality, Respect
and No Discrimination)
oversee and ensure proper use of the referral pathway in the provision of case
management services.
weekly case review meetings with Social Workers and case conferencing meetings
on as needed basis to troubleshoot more complex cases and ensure best support
for the client.
on behalf of clients with GBV service providers and other organizations to
ensure effective referrals and increased access to services for clients in
accordance with the survivors wishes.
Set up
and maintain client files and ensure all required documentation in individual
case files is completed in a timely manner and according to confidentiality
guidelines, GBV guiding principles and IRC standards.
data collection through GBV Information Management System (GBVIMS) and activity
M&E tools and systems, ensuring strict adherence to confidentiality and GBV
best practice principles
daily, weekly, and monthly comprehensive work plans and reports to the
with WPE Database & Reporting Officer to analyze the information about GBV
incidents and clients accessing the services, and make recommendations to
improve service delivery.
out performance management evaluation (PME) and ensure PME documentation for
direct reports is in place and followed up regularly.
with programme staff and operations to ensure that supplies are available for
WPE activities in a timely manner and resources are available to support
events, trainings, and workshops.
and represent WPE program in relevant committees, clusters, task forces, and
zone level coordination meetings.
the immediate supervisor to complete monthly cash projections, spend out plans
and raise PRs for needed supplies.
organize and maintain all WPE electronic and hard-copy files.
continuous feedback to supervisor on any challenges in the work implementation
to be addressed directly with corrective steps/measures if needed.
in the orientation of new staff by providing them with the necessary documents
and materials for orientation.
compliance with IRC policies and protocols of confidentiality, respect and

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
ideal candidate for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) WPE Response
Officer job placement must hold a University degree in Social Sciences: Social
Work, Gender/Women Studies, Public Health, or other appropriate fields
At least
two years’ experience in the field of protection and Gender-based violence
prevention in an emergency setting
to communicate sensitively and without judgment; good diplomatic and persuasion
to use good judgment when making decisions and to take accountability for
decisions made.
maturity and stability to resolve conflicts in non-violent way and maintain
appropriate boundaries.
interpersonal skills including ability to gain trust and build relationships.
to handle multiple tasks; proven self-initiative and problem solving abilities.
standard of spoken and written English.
computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Access, Word, Outlook, and Power
Be able
to work in a stressful setting and adapt quickly to changing environments.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link
The IRC and IRC
workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way –
Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and
Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and
enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child
Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and
Deadline: 23rd July 2020
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