Several Entry Level WPE Community Based Volunteer US NGO Job Opportunities – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Job Title:   WPE Community Based Volunteers

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

About US:

The International
Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and
helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request
of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance
to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40
countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions
who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to

The IRC has been
working in Uganda since 1998 supporting IDPs, refugees and various institutions
in the country notably the government, community-based organizations, the civil
society and the private sector. The current program portfolio in Uganda
includes health and nutrition, economic recovery and development, protection,
and prevention and response to gender-based violence (GBV). IRC has its country
office in Kampala and regional offices in Yumbe, Arua, Moroto, Kitgum, Lamwo,
Amudat, Kyegegwa and Isingiro districts. IRC is currently expanding to
Kiryandongo in the health sector.

Job Summary:  Under the supervision of Prevention and
Response officers, the Volunteers will be responsible for providing support to
GBV Prevention and Response activities which include; Establishment of
adolescent girls programming and life skills training, EMAP, Awareness creation
on GBV, Case management, Psycho-social Support, establishment of private safe
spaces at health facilities and conducting CCSAS trainings among others.

All the above
activities will be spearheaded by Prevention and Response Officers respectively
with support from Community Based Volunteers who live in areas of Makindye and
Kawempe Divisions where activities will be implemented.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

·       Support the mobilization of community members
for WPE activities; Awareness sessions, behavior change approaches and
Vulnerability assessments.

·       Support the timely reporting and referral of
GBV cases from the community for case management.

·       Conduct GBV prevention awareness raising
within the community including IRC’s signature behavior change approaches.

·       Work as first point contacts for IRC in the

·       Participate in client feedback sessions and
document the issues raised for sharing with the WPE staff.

·       Provide translation services when required.

·       Accompany Persons of Concern to access
required services in a meaningful and dignified manner.

·       Keep a weekly record of assignment

·       Be the ‘Eyes and Ears’ of the organization
within the community, maintaining regular links with community leadership
structures established

·       Support project assessments with related
activities i.e. data collection, mobilization of groups, translation etc.

·       Any other reasonable activities determined by
the Supervisor that is commensurate with the needs of the program.

·       Standards of Professional Conduct

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       The ideal candidate should have at least a
certificate of education from a recognized institution from Country of Origin
and O & A level in Uganda

·        At
least one (1) year of prior experience in a similar post, preferably with an
international organization in Urban setting.

·       Good protection background and knowledge of
Urban refugee context.

·       Resident in the village or wards in Kawempe,
Rubaga and Makindye Divisions.

·       Recommendation letter from refugee leaders or
Local Council 1 Chairperson of the Cell

·        Photocopy of refugee identification card or
attestation card or National ID for Ugandans

·       Ability to speak and write English and
knowledge of the local languages commonly spoken preferably from any language
in Congo, South Sudan, Rwanda, Eritrea, Somalia and Burundi

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and
interested candidates are encouraged to apply online


IRC is an Equal
Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit
without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual
orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, and disability.

The IRC and IRC
workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way –
Standards for Professional Conduct. 
These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC
operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and
Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and

Deadline: 31st July 2020

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