Deputy Protection Manager NGO Careers - International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Job Title:        Deputy Protection Manager  
Organization: International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Senior Protection 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 Deputy Protection Manager will work alongside the Protection Manager to guide and oversee the day to day program implementation in the field. The Deputy Protection Managers supports on all legal aspects of the IRC’s Protection and Rule of Law programming and ensures that appropriate responses are provided, including referrals. Also, the Deputy Protection Managers are responsible for effective internal coordination both within the PRoL team and between the PRoL team and other IRC sectors. As guided by the Senior Protection Manager, he/she will actively engage in external representation and coordination with other relevant actors (among which UNHCR, government counterparts, and other national and international NGOs), as well as participating in local-level coordination forums.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Programme Management:
  • Develop and ensure timely implementation of work plans and procurement plans for all protection activities.
  • Effectively manage all budget items under your responsibility to ensure spending is timely and in accordance with donor requirements.
  • Prepare weekly and monthly project progress reports for submission to Senior Protection Manager.
  • Closely work with Senior Protection Manager to develop appropriate training materials, training methodologies and guidance to support Protection Assistants engaged with IRC on Protection and Rule of Law activities.
Staff Management & Technical Guidance:
  • Provide direct and indirect supervision to Protection Officers, Protection Assistants.
  • Provide technical guidance to ensure staff adherence to industry best practice in the approach and response to protection issues including provision of legal services.
  • Discuss job expectations, set objectives and provide appropriate and timely feedback regarding performance, including timely implementation of the annual staff performance management system.
  • Clearly define the training needs of direct reports and ensure they are able to access training and professional development resources appropriate to their skill gaps/needs.
  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions including staff development plans.
  • Provide leadership support for the successful implementation of and adherence to the IRC Global HR Operating Policies and Procedures.
  • Lead with commitment, integrity and accountability to the “IRC Way” – Global Standards for Professional Conduct.
Representation, coordination and advocacy:
  • Build connections with counterparts including INGO, Local NGO, governmental and other non-governmental stakeholders.
  • Maintain close collaboration with IRC’s community services team, women’s protection and empowerment team and the health team.
  • Collaborate closely with other program departments in order to ensure that linkages between programs are made and programs gain from training best practice. 
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the IRC Deputy Protection Manager career placement should hold a Degree in Law
  • A minimum of three (3) years of prior professional experience in protection programming and as a practicing lawyer or in a position where legal advice, counseling and assistance was frequently provided to vulnerable clients.
  • Previous exposure and experience providing legal counseling and assistance on issues including HLP, employment law, and refugee and asylum seekers issues.
  • Previous experience implementing protection interventions including protection monitoring, information counselling, protection incident case management, support to Persons with Specific Needs
  • Prior experience interacting with judicial, security and administrative authorities as well UNHCR and INGOs.
  • Good protection background and knowledge of refugee context, as well as demonstrated ability to identify and refer vulnerable cases, is desirable.
  • Experience managing and working with a diverse team
  • Experience writing reports, proposals, managing budgets, developing procurement plans and developing program development strategies
  • Strong management and organizational skills.
  • 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.
  • Excellent knowledge of the Ugandan legal system, its stakeholders and processes is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent organizational skills, timeliness, ability to determine priorities and great attention to detail.
  • Proactive, flexible, team spirited and willing to learn.
  • Good computer skills including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Language Skills:  Excellent drafting and oral communication skills in English.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join International Rescue Committee in this capacity are encouraged to apply online by clicking on the link below.


Deadline: 1st June 2017


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