2 Entry Level WPE Assistant Prevention Officer US Non-profit Jobs – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Organization: International
Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station: 
Reports to:
WPE Prevention Officer
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 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 Mbarara/Nakivale. He/She will
collaborate and guide the WPE volunteers, conduct a range of outreaches and
implement a set of adolescent and livelihood interventions aimed to respond to
the needs of adolescent girls and women. Selected APOs will also partake in
male engagement activities to further involve men and boys in WPE programming
and outreach efforts.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Design and monitor GBV prevention activities, ensuring these
    activities are informed by target beneficiaries and correspond to their
    priorities and safety.
  • Conduct 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.
  • Conduct outreach efforts to disseminate information on services
    available to women and girls and raise awareness with the Community
    Volunteers and the Women Committees.
  • Support roll out of new initiatives e.g. EMAP, Girl Shine, SASA! etc
    while tracking progress on implementation and engagement of targeted
  • Support 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 mobilization.
  • Implement prevention and community-based advocacy initiatives based
    on identified needs and Safety Audit reports that reflect the voices of
    women and girls.
  • Implement prevention programs and conduct dialogues with male
    community members.
  • Facilitate 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.
  • Implement Adolescent Girls Programming including facilitation of the
    IRC adolescent girls curriculum and other planned activities, selection of
    target girls, relationship building with key gatekeepers and monitoring of
  • Work closely with WPE Social Workers to provide targeted
    psychosocial support to adolescent girls to promote the development of
    their social and economic assets and to better protect them from violence
    as they transition into adulthood.
  • Work with families, caregivers and communities to support in
    building and strengthening a more protective environment for adolescent
    girls and by providing parenting skills trainings.
  • Collaborate with finance and logistics to ensure program supplies
    and resources are available in a timely manner to support program
  • Update and maintain work and spending plans that support the
    achievement of activities.
  • Constantly monitor activity implementation, compile daily &
    weekly reports, and attend weekly staff meetings.
  • Attend WPE and IRC meetings and trainings as needed and as requested
    by senior staff.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) WPE Assistant
    Prevention Officer job must hold a University degree in social sciences
    (i.e. sociology, psychology, gender studies, law, human rights, etc.).
  • A minimum of two years of experience in working in the social
    sector, particularly working with refugee and IDP populations.
  • Experience working in humanitarian responses targeting vulnerable
    women and girls.
  • Experience conducting participatory trainings on women’s protection
    and empowerment.
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills and ability to present
    ideas effectively, in both oral and written form.
  • Ability to communicate sensitively and without judgment; good
    diplomatic and persuasion skills.
  • Ability to use good judgment when making decisions and to take
    accountability for decisions made.
  • Emotional maturity and stability to resolve conflicts in non-violent
    way and maintain appropriate boundaries.
  • Good interpersonal skills including ability to gain trust and build
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks; proven self-initiative and problem
    solving abilities.
  • High standard of spoken and written English.
  • Good computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Access, Word,
    Outlook, and Power Point. Be able to work in a stressful setting and adapt
    quickly to changing environments.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send updated CVs, cover letters and
filled application form, download
, clearly indicating “APO SouthWest” as the subject to:
UA-IRCJobs@rescue.org (The Human Resource and Administration department,
International Rescue Committee)
Deadline: 22nd January 2019
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