NGO Jobs – Gender Based Violence (GBV) Response Coordinator at International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Organization: International
Rescue Committee (IRC)
Project Name: DFID’
Strengthening Uganda’s Response on Gender Equality (SURGE)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
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.
About DFID SURGE Project:
IRC, in a
consortium led by a well-respected private sector provider operating in the
International Development context, is applying for funding through a commercial
contract from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to deliver
DFID’ Strengthening Uganda’s Response on Gender Equality (SURGE). The intended
Outcome is “equal access by women and men to opportunities and a life free from
The expected
Outputs are:
: Increased access to safe spaces/shelter, legal, health, psychosocial
services and economic opportunities by survivors of gender based violence
It is expected
that part of the programme’s contribution will continue to support Action Aid
and Mifumi to operate the 13 GBV shelters (safe spaces) to provide counselling,
legal, health and economic empowerment services to at least 10,000 survivors of
Job Summary:  The Gender Based Violence (GBV) Response
Coordinator will serve as the Output 3 Lead, under the coordination of the
programme Team Leader, will be responsible for ensuring that this component of
the programme achieves its stated objectives. The incumbent will coordinate
with the other components for the overall success of the programme.  The Output 3 Lead will ensure technical rigour
and manage grants to Action Aid and Mifumi to implement a comprehensive GBV
response model.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Program Management:
In the
Inception Phase, the Output 3 Lead will, among other things:
Interrogate the current GBV response model and
develop an effective theory of change that will lead to efficient and effective
delivery of response services to GBV survivors
Manage the development of effective psychosocial
counselling protocols and provide psychosocial services to survivors of GBV
Develop effective protocols for providing temporary
shelter to survivors of GBV, ensuring the intervention “does no harm”
Ensure continued effective functioning of the
existing 13 GBV response centres currently operated by Action Aid and Mifumi
In the
Implementation Phase, the Output 3 Lead will, among other things:
Coordinate the provision of health services and
active referral services for victims of GBV shelters
Steer the provision of innovative legal aid services
both directly and in partnership with other legal aid providers for survivors
of GBV
Ensure that results are in put into the MGLSD’s GBV
information management system
Define a transition process of the shelters to Local
Government ownership during the course of the programme
Provide leadership and direction, define and
implement activities and manage the output activities to achieve the greatest
coverage and impact
The incumbent will manage the output by planning,
monitoring and evaluating output activities in accordance with the project
Steer progress reviews, the establishment of
workplans, the set-up of performance targets and identifies challenges to
achieve the output objectives
Demonstrated ability to lead diverse staff and
teams, manage performance, foster a positive working environment and manage
issues sensitively and diplomatically
Support project staff by creating and maintaining a
work environment that promotes teamwork, trust, mutual respect, and empowers staff
to take responsibility, thus enabling an environment for high performance.
Consortium and Donor Coordination:
Manage external relations by representing the output
and, when appropriate, the organization in the public and ensuring the
distribution of information about output achievements and lesson learned
Ensure timely, accurate and good quality reporting
to the donor and others.  
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should possess a minimum of seven years
of development experience, of which at least 2 in the region – longer
experience in the region, and particularly in Uganda, a strong advantage
Broad knowledge and understanding of the drivers of
Gender-based violence in Uganda and the region, as well as of good practices in
GBV response programmes in the region and across the world
Understanding of the key elements of Gender Equality
and Human Rights (particularly relating to women and girls) and Public Finance
Ability to oversee the measurement and communication
of robust results and impact
Computer and IT literacy i.e. proficient in Word,
Outlook, Excel
Ability to manage a large and varied workload, work
under pressure and meet deadlines
Previous experience in coordinating GBV response
services at County or Sub-county level in Uganda a strong asset
Detailed knowledge and understanding of the
institutional and political context in Uganda is desired
Previous experience working with DFID, or similar
bilateral donors, on commercial contract management is also desired
NB: Ugandan nationals or long-term residents are
particularly encouraged to apply
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should apply online by clicking on link

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