Fresher WPE Project Officer – Listen Up NGO Jobs – International Rescue Committee (IRC)


Job Title:    WPE
Project Officer – Listen Up

Organization:  International
Rescue Committee (IRC)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: Monitoring and Evaluation 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
Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Project Officer will support
implementation of a project addressing prevention and response to sexual
exploitation and abuse in humanitarian settings. The project has been
implemented from September 15, 2018 and runs to September 14, 2021 in Bidibidi
Yumbe. The Project Officer will report to the Project Manager.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

in annual workshop to design and share learning with all project partners

listening sessions with women about access to community complaints and SEA
reporting and investigations mechanisms

in trainings on SEA investigation

in PSEA action group and fulfill activities of action group (including
interagency investigations)

monthly reports on project activities and participate in monthly planning and
support calls with WPE TA, ICT Specialist and project lead

digital element of project alongside digital partner

with Raising Voices (with regional Gender Equality Advisors’ support) to adapt
Get Moving! organizational change approach to address sexual harassment and SEA
and support Ugandan WRO to pilot with UN and INGOs


Key Activities:

annual workshop to design and share learning with all project partners

listening sessions with women to capture feedback and evaluate community
complaints and sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) reporting and investigations

and support to UNHCR’s interagency PSEA action group

information management and training of WPE response team on SEA response

with women’s rights organizations and an ICT/digital partner to co-design and
implement a digital or phone based element to SEA reporting and accountability
mechanism, including an ICT assessment, pilot approach, feedback, and reporting

with Raising Voices to develop an organizational change approach to address
sexual harassment and SEA and support women’s rights organizations to pilot.

strong feminist movements within Partner organizations and Women Rights
Organizations (WRO) working in the emergencies.

building and strengthening of Women Rights Organizations (WROs)


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicants should hold Bachelor’s degrees in Social Work, Gender/Women Studies,
Public Health, or other appropriate fields

additional studies in Gender, Human Rights and Project Planning and Management
is an added advantage

At least
two years of experience in the field of gender-based violence response,
preferably working with refugees or conflict affected populations

and quality implementation of the Listen Up! Objective  which includes proposing  innovative ways of amplifying women
voices  through feedback mechanisms.

monitoring and evaluation expertise

practitioner / broader feminist and women’s rights background

to gender equality, respect for the Human rights  and movement building

in documentation, presentation (PP) and facilitation.

interpersonal skills and commitment to partnership

use of excel and strong reporting skills

collaboration with the general WPE unit and other IRC units  to integrate PSEA  in their programing and project design.

previous experience working on PSEA, conducting investigations, setting up
community complaints mechanisms

previous experience with digital, mobile or other use of technology to deliver
health, education or protection outcomes for vulnerable populations


How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link




Deadline: 10th November 2020


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