2 Entry Level WPE Prevention Officer US NGO Job Vacancies – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Job Title:    WPE Prevention Officer (2 Entry Level Job Vacancies)

Organisation: International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Duty Station: Uganda

Reports to: WPE Manager


About US:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.


The IRC has been working in Uganda since 1998. The current program portfolio in Uganda includes health, protection & rule of law, gender-based violence and women’s protection and empowerment, economic recovery and development.


Job Summary:  The WPE Prevention Officer will lead IRC GBV Prevention activities and the design and implementation mode of the GBV community awareness sessions which will be integrated with rights awareness sessions, PSEA, containment measures and any other general protection concerns in Imvepi zone 4. He /she will be the focal person for coordinating actions with other stakeholders to prevent GBV in the community while mentoring and building the capacity of the community volunteers to implement GBV prevention Activities. Reporting to the Senior Officer, the Prevention Officer will be tasked to prepare regular weekly and monthly reports, work plans and budget forecasts for the team.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Program design and implementation

  • Design and monitor GBV prevention activities, ensuring these activities are informed by target beneficiaries and correspond to their priorities and safety.
  • Implement prevention and community-based advocacy initiatives based on identified needs and Safety Audit reports that reflect the voices of women and girls.
  • Ensure that engagement with women, girls and the wider community adheres to best-practice principles when working with survivors of GBV.
  • In collaboration with the WPE Response officers and Senior officer, build the capacity of WPE Volunteers, Women Committees and other community structures on GBV Core Concepts, guiding principles, referral pathway, reporting, community mobilization etc.
  • Prepare and maintain/update detailed work plan(s) with the structures that support and achieve activities.
  • Hold regular debriefing feedback sessions with relevant community structures to identify challenges early and find appropriate local solutions to the problems and work to strengthen the working relation among the teams and with staff.
  • Implement prevention and community-based advocacy initiatives based on identified needs and Safety Audit reports that reflect the voices of women and girls.
  • Conduct outreaches to disseminate information of services available to women and girls and raise awareness with the community volunteers and other relevant structures.
  • Provide ongoing supervision, support, mentoring and guidance to Community Volunteers to ensure outreach activities meet the highest quality standards and adheres to GBV best practice and guiding principles.
  • Create and consolidate strong synergies with the local community stakeholders like Protection partners, LCs, women groups, the religious leaders and government counter parts the police and the health to support local activism at sub county level.
  • Plan and mobilize communities to participate in community mass awareness events like women’s day, Day of the Girl child, World Refugee day and 16 days of activism
  • Ensure timely and accurate procurements and finances for activities by ensuring all Purchase Requests and payment requests are raised at least two weeks before delivery date in accordance with program budget provisions to avoid disruption of activities.

Monitoring and Documentation

  • Document all activities: Meetings, Trainings, and Events, Field monitoring e. t. c. using appropriate documentation and reporting tools in the sector as required and ensure that all documents/data collected is properly and safely filed and stored.
  • Actively plan and submit weekly and monthly work plans and progress reports against set work plans using agreed reporting tools to the Manager.
  • Develop, reprint and distribute IEC materials on behavioral change and awareness aspects.
  • Prepare and share weekly and monthly reports as required.

Coordination and Representation

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders including community leaders, NGOs, UN agencies, Community Based Organizations and other IRC sectors to enhance multi-agency and sectoral cooperation and coordination.
  • Ensure that the community of operation is consulted in the development of Women’s Protection and Empowerment programs and as much as possible are involved in the implementation, monitoring and supervision of activities.
  • Participate actively in all zonal protection, GBV Coordination and APEAL Consortium meetings when required while proactively sharing updates.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) WPE Prevention Officer job must hold a University degree in Social Sciences (i.e. social work, counseling, sociology, psychology, gender studies, human rights, etc.).
  • A minimum of two years of experience in working in the social sector, particularly in GBV Prevention with refugees.
  • Excellent communication, facilitation and analytical skills and ability to present ideas effectively, in both oral and written form.
  • Ability to communicate sensitively and without judgment; good diplomatic and persuasion skills.
  • Ability to use good judgment when making decisions and to take accountability for decisions made.
  • Emotional maturity and stability to resolve conflicts in non-violent way and maintain appropriate boundaries.
  • Good interpersonal skills including ability to gain trust and build relationships.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks; proven self-initiative and problem solving abilities.
  • Good computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Access, Word, Outlook, and Power Point.
  • Be able to work in a stressful setting and adapt quickly to changing environments.


How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 24th May 2021


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