Senior National PRoL Manager US Non-profit Jobs – International Rescue Committee



Job Title:    Senior National PRoL Manager

Organization: International Rescue Committee

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Protection
and Rule of Law 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:  IRC Uganda is currently looking for a Senior
National Protection and Rule of Law Manager to contribute to operational and
technical leadership of an integrated Protection and Rule of Law portfolio with
activities in Greater Kampala, Yumbe and Lamwo. The ideal candidate has a
proven record of effectively managing Rule of Law and Access to Justice
programming, with excellent team building, staff super-vision, mentoring and
coaching skills, and robust coordination and networking skills. S/he will also
have capacity to innovate and solve problems efficiently and the ability to
work effectively on humanitarian, development and peacebuilding programmes in
different geographic locations, providing cohesion and strategic direction to
IRC Uganda’s Protection and Rule of Law team with a focus on Governance, Rule
of Law, Economic Justice, Gender Justice and Legal Aid programmes.  S/he will liaise with key government
entities, UN, INGO and interagency counterparts and contribute to innovative
systems strengthening approaches in line with the Global Compact on Refugees,
the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework and localised SDGs in Uganda.


The Senior National
Protection and Rule of Law Manager will provide day-to-day oversight of cutting
edge PRoL programmes supported by the European Union, the World Bank, IKEA and
private funding. S/he will work closely with IRC PRoL field staff ensuring that
IRC’s interventions are context appropriate, align to national systems and meet
minimum international standards. Focus is on program quality, with program
progress being monitored and evaluated against quantifiable benchmarks.  The Senior National PRoL Manager will provide
technical direction and guidance on cross-cutting RoL and Access to Justice
issues across all sites of implementation as well as support and mentor senior
PRoL field staff overseeing Seed/IKEA, World Bank and EU Supreme programmes in
respective field locations.


The Senior National
PRoL Manager reports to the  PRoL
Coordinator and is based in Kampala, and will be expected to spend up to 35% in
Yumbe and Lamwo to provide direct start-up support, supervision, monitoring and
staff capacity building. This position supervises field based PRoL Program
Managers under the Governance and Rule of Law pillar and provides technical
backstopping as necessary to PRoL field managers.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Program Management
– Governance, Rule of Law, Access to Justice and Peacebuilding

to strategic direction and vision for the IRC’s Governance, Rule of Law, Access
to Justice and Peacebuilding programming in Uganda, while observing high
program quality and ensuring alignment with IRC’s best practices.

to oversight of the technical aspects of the implementation and coordination of
programs, including legal aid, economic justice, systems strengthening —  providing support to field-based managers to
develop and monitor work plans and spending plans to guide implementation of
approved grants.

field based program managers [Urban IKEA, Yumbe and Lamwo] and field teams in
the implementation and monitoring of the work plans ensuring that activities
reflect the commitments IRC made to the donor and the community.

to monitoring and evaluation systems that 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.

in cross-departmental collaboration and coordination with economic recovery and
development, health and women’s protection and empowerment (WPE) colleagues to
ensure that linkages between programs are made and programs gain from
protection best prac-tice.

that all interventions are in compliance with Uganda’s Refugee Act and
Constitution and other national laws and policies as well as relevant
international laws including International Refugee Law and Human Rights Law;
and Humanitarian law. Additionally, IRC’s protection mainstreaming guidelines
will need to be observed during the implementation of all project activities.

routine support to and monitoring of local partners to ensure adherence with
best practices and alignment with approved project documents. Support the
field-based staff to put in place capacity building plans as necessary.

in grant opening, midterm review and grant closing meetings for all PRoL grants
and ensure that the same process is implemented in the field.

to monthly PRoL field team meetings which review Budget vs. Actual
expenditures, log frame deliverables and monitor targeted cash support.

all reports prepared by the field staff and provide appropriate feedback to the
concerned staff, and ensure that reports are written and submitted to concerned
bodies in a timely manner.

Staff Support

technical guidance, on the job mentoring and coaching for the managers of the
World Bank, EU, IKEA and SEED programs.

ongoing training and targeted capacity building of PRoL staff. This includes
staff training in program management areas such as reporting, budgeting,
monitoring, evaluation, and supervision.

continuous support to and ensure targeted capacity building of staff.

performance of PRoL field based managers of the World Bank, EU, IKEA and SEED

New Business

to design and development of concept notes and proposals to grow the
Governance, Rule of Law, Justice and Peacebuilding pillars of the PRoL

all designed protection projects use to the IRC theories of change and that
outcomes are evidence-driven and evidence-generated.

and participate in the development of budgets for program proposals in
conjunction with the grants and finance departments.

coordination with the MEAL coordinator, develop proposal log frames and
indicators that will optimize program quality.

and/or input into protection assessments and protection reporting analysis for
the purpose of program development.

opportunities for partnership and strategic collaboration.

Coordination and Advocacy

with other Coordinators/Deputy Coordinators to forge connections with key
government counterparts; with UNHCR and other UN, I/NGOs, human rights actors
and other sub-national government actors.

PRoL Coordinator, represent the IRC in high level and strategic meetings
involving peace, justice, security and development actors.

PRoL Coordinator, regularly coordinate with internal program and operational
stake-holders, including the Protection/Rule of Law Technical Advisors, Women’s
Protection and Empowerment and other IRC colleagues.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

 The Senior National PRoL Manager will need to
meet the requirements below:

degree in international law, law, governance, criminal justice or other related

At least
five years’ experience working in at least one of the following fields: access
to justice, legal aid, criminal justice, economic justice, rule of law,
governance, peace building, conflict prevention, ADR, social cohesion

record of programme management, including budget monitoring

in working with and coordinating with the UN, donors, INGOs and other

experience in staff supervision, capacity building, project design and budget

communication and interpersonal skills with excellent analysis and writing

analytical, writing skills and fluency in English;

Strong team
and people leadership, management, organizational and development skills;

well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment,
flexible and able to handle pressure effectively and productively; and

qualities: ability to multi-task, ability to handle pressure well, ability to
improvise, flexibility, adaptability to transitions.


Please note: This
position is open only to Ugandan nationals.


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: 10th December 2020


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