Rescue Committee (IRC)
Reports to: WPE Prevention Officer
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 Assistant Prevention Officer (APO)
will lead the implementation of a GBV prevention strategy to support refugees
and host community women and girls living in Bidibidi, zone 2. He/She will collaborate
and guide the WPE volunteers, conduct a range of outreaches and implement a set
of behavioural change methodologies to prevent GBV including adolescent and
livelihood interventions aimed to respond to the needs of adolescent girls and
women. The candidate will also partake in male engagement activities to further
involve men and boys in WPE programming and outreach efforts.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
and monitor GBV prevention activities, ensuring these activities are informed
by target beneficiaries and correspond to their priorities and safety.
training and dialogues with WPE volunteers, Women committees, male & female
community leaders, and key informants on the topics of GBV, women’s rights,
gender equality in line with priorities identified by women and girls.
outreach efforts to disseminate information on services available to women and
girls and raise awareness with the Community Volunteers and the Women
capacity building and coordination activities by delivering training sessions
to GBV service providers on GBV core concepts and guiding principles, safety
audit and service mapping tools, reporting and advocacy skills, and community
prevention and community-based advocacy initiatives based on identified needs
and Safety Audit reports that reflect the voices of women and girls.
prevention programs and conduct dialogues with male community members.
Information Sessions (IS), Door-to Door outreaches, Focus Group Discussions
(FDGs), Awareness Sessions (AS), and other sessions for women and girls at the
Women Center and via mobile teams
the implementation of the Rotational Savings activities, business advisory,
life-skills training and job placement assistance offered to women and girls at
the Women Center and via the mobile teams.
Male Engagement Groups and host programming targeting men and boys.
Adolescent Girls Programming including facilitation of the IRC adolescent
girl’s curriculum and other planned activities, selection of target girls,
relationship building with key gatekeepers and monitoring of activities.
the SASA! and EMAP methodologies to
engage men, boys and wider community in GBV Prevention
with families, caregivers and communities to support in building and
strengthening a more protective environment for adolescent girls and by
providing parenting skills trainings.
with finance and logistics to ensure program supplies and resources are available
in a timely manner to support program implementation.
and maintain work and spending plans that support the achievement of
in the development and contextualization of curriculum and GBV content.
monitor activity implementation, compile daily & weekly reports, and attend
weekly staff meetings.
WPE and IRC meetings and trainings as needed and as requested by senior staff.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
ideal candidate for the WPE
Assistant Prevention Officer job must hold a University degree in social
sciences (i.e. sociology, psychology, gender studies, law, human rights, etc.).
two years of experience in working in the social sector, particularly working
with refugee and IDP populations
working in humanitarian responses targeting vulnerable women and girls.
conducting participatory trainings on women’s protection and empowerment.
communication and analytical skills and ability to present ideas effectively,
in both oral and written form.
to communicate sensitively and without judgment; good diplomatic and persuasion
to use good judgment when making decisions and to take accountability for
maturity and stability to resolve conflicts in non-violent way and maintain
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
to work in a stressful setting and adapt quickly to changing environments
IRC is an Equal
Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit
without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual
orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.
How to Apply:
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link
Deadline: 23rd February 2021