Protection and Rule of Law Manager Job Placement – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Organization: International
Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Protection and
Rule of Law Coordinator
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 Protection
and Rule of Law Manager will be responsible for provision of technical guidance
and oversight of IRC’s Protection and Rule of Law programming.  This will include leadership of internal
protection and legal capacity building activities, activity design and
implementation as well the identification and analysis of legal and protection
issues of concern. The Protection and Rule of Law Manager will undertake
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 (such as the protection
cluster), as needed.    
Key Duties and
Programme Management:
Manage the implementation of the Protection and
Rule of Law programming, including: timely recruitment; development of program
work plans; reporting in accordance with IRC and donor regulations.
Develops effective training materials in line
with IRC technical best practice and standards.
In cooperation with the Protection and Rule of
Law Coordinator, devises broader legal services programming strategy.
Steers the development of all training
materials, and provides follow up support and guidance to the volunteers
engaged with IRC on Protection and Rule of Law activities.
Staff Management & Technical Guidance:
Directly supervise two protection officers, one
legal officer and two Community Engagement officers, and support them.
Provide technical guidance to Protection and
Rule of Law and legal staff within IRC’s Protection and Rule of Law department,
to ensure adherence to best practice in the approach and response to legal
protection issues.
Maintain up-to-date familiarity with all
relevant provisions of national laws and regulations, in particular related
refugees and asylum seekers.
Provide continuous support to build capacity of
the team, ensuring the submission of weekly work plans, weekly meetings and
professional development opportunities in-line with performance monitoring and
evaluation plans.
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
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.
Collaborate with the WPE Manager and the Protection
and Rule of Law Coordinator to identify and coordinate advocacy plans and
initiatives on legal issues of importance and concern.
Collaborate closely with other program
departments in order to ensure that linkages between programs are made and
programs gain from training best practice. 
All other duties as assigned.
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should preferably hold a Law
Degree. PGD in Law from Law Development Center (LDC)
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 experience providing legal counseling
and assistance on issues including HLP, employment law, and refugee and asylum
seekers issues.
Prior exposure and 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.
Strong experience managing a diverse team.
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 Uganda 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 should send their
applications online at the link below.
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