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Entry Level Capacity Building Officer US NGO Job Opportunities – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Job Title:     Capacity Building Officer (Entry Level Jobs)

Organisation: International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is an international non-governmental organization founded in 1933. IRC works in 28 countries providing relief, protection, and resettlement assistance to refugees and displaced populations.  IRC was registered in Uganda in mid-1998 and implements rehabilitation activities in the sectors of Child and Youth Protection and Development, Economic Recovery and Development, Health and Women Protection and Empowerment. IRC Uganda has a head office in Kampala with field offices in Kitgum, Moroto, Yumbe, Imvepi, Kyaka II and Kiryandongo.


Job Summary:  The Capacity Building Officer will work alongside the Senior WPE Officer, Senior Protection Officer, M&E Officer and Programme Manager to guide capacity building initiatives.  She/he will facilitate and coordinate all training and capacity strengthening aspects of the WPE program, including Girl Shine and EA$E sessions and PRoL programs including protection trainings for stakeholders and staff. This post holder will require working closely with community structures, CBOs, RLOs and national NGO partners while delivering training sessions, be responsible for effective internal & external capacity building engagements for WPE and PRoL staff and cross cutting departmental trainings. As guided by the Programme Manager, she/he will be responsible for planning, budgeting and successfully delivering the capacity building plans.  The staff will serve as Focal point for WPE subgrantee (WIPC) under BPRM Grant. The role has no supervisory responsibilities but collaborates with other sectoral staff.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Carry out a capacity needs assessment of the team and communicate findings to the supervisor for action.
  • Based on findings from the capacity needs assessment, develop a capacity development plan and ensure its timely implementation.
  • Work with Senior Officers and Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to identify and propose priority training and capacity sessions staff and stakeholders.
  • Effectively manage all budget items related to trainings and capacity buildings to ensure spending is timely and in accordance with donor requirements.
  • Prepare activity and training reports for review by M&E Officer and submission to Programme Manager for approval.
  • Work closely with Programme Manager to develop and review appropriate training materials, guidance, and procedures for WPE, PRoL and other relevant staff.
  • Maintain clear records and data on all trainings and capacity building sessions while collaborating with Monitoring and Evaluation Officer.
  • In collaboration with Programme Manager, be focal point for Women International Peace Center (WIPC) engagements under Year 3 BPRM Grant.
  • Identify training needs of WIPC and coordinate with the Urban Program Manager and WIPC focal point to cover the gaps.
  • Participate in Training of Trainers sessions to enable she/he rollout of these trainings to other staff.
  • Support Monitoring and evaluation Officer in documentation of best practices, success stories and taking good pictures for report writing.
  • Ensure all respective sectors have access to training and professional development resources appropriate to their skill gaps/needs.
  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit, oversight and guidance to staff enabling successful performance of duties.
  • Build and maintain relationships with others including INGOs, National NGOs, and OPM, UNHCR and community stakeholders.
  • Adhere to IRC Global HR Operating Policies and Procedures

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) Capacity Building Officer job placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as Sociology, Social Work, Law, Education and the Humanities. Essential
  • At least two (2) years of prior professional experience in GBV and protection programming and working with vulnerable individuals or communities.
  • Two years’ experience managing and delivering capacity development plans for multisectoral teams (Preferably in Protection & GBV)
  • Experience implementing GBV and protection interventions, including protection monitoring, information and counselling, and incident case management.
  • Experience working with other partners and functions e.g. OPM, UNHCR and INGOs
  • Experience with writing reports, developing work plans and monitoring budget expenditures.
  • Exhibit commitment, integrity, and accountability to the ‘IRC Way’- Global Standards for Professional Conduct
  • Strong communication and organizational skills, timeliness and determine priorities and great attention to details.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently.
  • Excellent ability to interpret, analyze and synthesize information in a fast‐paced environment.
  • Proactive, flexible, team spirited and willing to learn.
  • Good computer skills including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English.


How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 13th August 2021


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