AAP Senior Manager US NGO Jobs – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Job Title:      Accountability
to Affected Persons (AAP) Senior Manager

Organization: International
Rescue Committee (IRC)

Duty Station: Uganda

Reports to: AAP
Deputy 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
Senior Manager will serve as the main point of contact for the various
Partners, will be responsible for the creation of and adherence to the
district-level work plans, will be responsible for setting and reporting on the
strategic direction of the Regional AAP team, and will be responsible for
managing and providing oversight to the AAP Manager in their region.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Assess and support solutions for gaps and weaknesses
within Partners’ existing AAP approaches:

·       
Lead
informal and formal assessments of Partner’s approaches to giving, holding, and
taking account, with a special consideration for improving the participation of
women, children, and marginalized groups.

·       
Develop
and advocate for solutions for addressing gaps and weaknesses within AAP approaches.

·       
In
coordination with consortium partners, provide Partners with regular and
systematic insight into the views and needs of refugee and host communities at
the district level.

·       
In
collaboration with the Deputy Coordinator, develop questionnaires, surveys, and
FGD guides related to AAP, both for use in large-scale assessments and for more
moderate district-level use.

·       
Challenging
partners to demonstrate an organizational culture of feedback

Support Partners in developing, tracking, and
reporting on district-level work plans for improving AAP mechanisms.

·       
Actively
participate in district-level coordination mechanisms related to AAP.

·       
Coordinate
with the Deputy Coordinator to improve the connections between coordination
mechanisms for AAP at the district and national levels.

·       
Champion
an organizational culture shift among partner organizations to increase respect
for and adherence to principles of and best practices for AAP, with a specific
consideration for ensuring that feedback is used in decision-making.

·       
Support
Partners to evidence how they have improved their ability to actively seek
affected populations input to programming and consistently respond to
participant feedback.

·       
Support
AAP Managers efforts to facilitate meaningful and accountable discussions between
Partners and representatives of affected populations (e.g. Refugee Welfare
Committee members).

Staff Performance Management

·       
Supervise
and build the capacity of Regional Manager in relevant technical and management
competencies.

·       
Coach,
train, supervise, and mentor Regional Manager, including communicating clear
expectations, setting annual performance objectives, providing regular and
timely positive and constructive performance feedback, and providing documented
semi-annual performance reviews.

·       
Hold high-quality
meetings with Regional Manager on a regular and predictable basis, at least
every two weeks.

·       
Provide
a measurable development plan including on-the-job learning with the aim of
strengthening technical capacity, exchanging knowledge within the team, and
providing guidance on career paths.

·       
As
required, identify staff performance issues and work with Human Resources to
document and address these in accordance with the National Staff Employment
Policies.

·       
Encourage
the adoption of gender-sensitive analysis and practices among all direct
reports.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) Accountability to
Affected Persons (AAP) Senior Manager job must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
humanitarian assistance, social work, human rights, international law, social
science or related field. Postgraduate degree preferred.

·       
At least
five years of experience in refugee response or related humanitarian contexts,
with a preference for experience in engaging across organizations, in community
services and AAP, or in change management and organizational change.

·       
Self-driven
with a strong ability to meet objectives without close supervision. Experience
with remote management strongly preferred.

·       
Extensive
expertise in delivering accountability mechanisms, as well as capacity to
support effective communication with refugee communities (with a specific focus
on empowering women, children, and marginalized groups). Understanding of
community based structures in refugee settlements and effective community
engagement practices.

·       
Ability
to speak additional languages used by refugees preferred, but not required.

·       
Ability
to package and communicate complex topics through written reports and
presentations.

·       
Proven
understanding of adult learning theory and organizational development, change
management, and/or how organizations function in community or multinational
settings.

·       
Excellent
facilitation skills, and strong understanding of how to safely and accurately
collect feedback from all members of a community regardless of their age,
gender, or other diversity factors.

·       
Ability
to handle multiple tasks; proven self-initiative and problem solving abilities.

·       
Proven
track record of quality performance in highly pressured environments.

·       
Computer
skills, including Word, Excel, Power-Point, and Access.

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications online at
the link below.

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Deadline: 17th April 2020

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