Program Manager US Non-profit Jobs – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Organization: International
Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station: 
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 Program Manager will be based in Kyaka,
Kyegegwa district and will oversee all aspects of IRC Protection and WPE
program in the settlement which includes over all protection Rule of Law,
comprehensive GBV response services and prevention interventions to the current
humanitarian need. With technical support from the Protection and WPE
Coordinator. They will ensure that the goals and objectives of the program are
met in a timely and effective manner. Specific responsibilities include overall
oversight of service delivery, monitoring and evaluation, professional
development and training of national staff, project cycle management of grants
and budgets. He/she will provide appropriate mentorship to the teams and
promote coordination among the local stakeholders.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Program design and
  • Assume primary responsibility for project management and
    implementation, and ensure compliance with the donor agreement and project
    proposal, proactively notifying the PRoL and WPE Coordinator if issues
  • Lead project planning, and oversee program implementation and budget
    expenditures to ensure effective use of resources against planned
    activities and expected outputs.
  • Actively participate in the program development and design process
    through assessments, proposal writing and budget development.
  • Develop and deliver the provision and quality of trainings on
    general protection, GBV core concepts and other capacity building
  • Develop work, procurement and spending plans for running grants.
Communication and
  • Compile and prepare quality periodic project progress reports, as
    well as final reports, and feed in other information as required by
    donors, the Regional Office and the Technical Unit.
  • Prepare quality weekly and monthly reports that meet standards and
  • Ensure project monitoring and evaluation systems are regularly
    updated to inform reporting,
  • Ensure proper program and donor visibility in the project sites
  • Lead data analysis and interpretation exercises with the project
    team to inform programming and advocacy
  • Ensure that project teams understand, maintain and follow ethical
    practices in data sharing and communication with external audiences in
    line with data protection principles and the Information Sharing Protocol
    for GBV actors
Human resource
development and management
  • Lead on the recruitment of sector staff in collaboration with WPE,
    Protection &Rule of Law coordinator, Team Leader and Human Resources
  • Maintain updated job descriptions, conduct interviews, orient new
    staff to the IRC programs.
  • Provide ongoing supervision, mentoring, training and technical
    support and guidance to staff, and ensure all adhere to best-practice
    principles in all aspects of program implementation.
  • Ensure Performance Management System documentation for all staff is
    in place and followed up regularly.
  • Build staff capacity in work plan development and reporting to
    ensure accurate monitoring and documentation of activities.
  • Ensure staff understand and follow the IRC way and donor Policies
    and Procedures.
  • Ensure regular communication with the WPE and PRoL and other
    internal departments regarding the project’s progress and processes.
  • Identify training needs for staff according to the performance
    management evaluations and identify appropriate external training that
    will enhance their skills.
Coordination and
  • Ensure effective working relationships with government agencies,
    donors and partners to ensure adequate representation and collaboration.
  • Represent IRC at regular working group meetings, consortium
    activities/meetings, reviews, strategic planning; and assist in the
    preparation of new initiatives for the program .

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) Program
    Manager job must hold a Master’s degree in Human rights, Social Work,
    Gender/Women Studies, Public Health, or other appropriate fields; with
    relevant field experience.
  • At least three years of field experience preferably working with
    refugees or conflict affected populations. Specific experience in gender
    based violence response, human rights or general protection and refugee
    issues is essential.
  • Two years’ experience working directly with survivors, victims of
    violence and abuse, or marginalized individuals
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of case management, psychosocial
    support and life skills programming to promote survivor healing and
  • In-depth understanding of the roots cause of violence, human rights
    abuse, exploitation, GBV, and related international standards on GBV and
    other violence and human rights prevention and response strategies
  • Competency in writing progress and donor reports and proposals;
    familiarity with UNHCR , ECHO and SV desirable
  • 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; and willingness to travel to program sites
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send updated CVs, cover letters and
filled application form, download
, clearly indicating “Prog. Manager – Kyaka II” as the subject to: (The Human Resource and Administration department,
International Rescue Committee)
Deadline: 31st January 2019
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