- Advanced degree in development studies, public health, social studies, gender studies, or another related field.
- At least five years of GBV/VAWG programming experience in the humanitarian sector, including two years of international management experience in GBV/VAWG programming.
- Familiarity with key donor regulations such as UNHCR, BPRM, and ECHO.
- Experience in working with and coordinating with the UN, donors, INGOs, and other stakeholders.
- GBV technical skills and knowledge and demonstrated ability to design/develop technical materials and deliver training/workshops, including an understanding of core GBV survivor care principles and ethical concerns surrounding the collection, management, and sharing of sensitive survivor data.
- Demonstrated skills and experience in complex program design and monitoring; strong analytical and strategic planning skills; experience developing and monitoring budgets, work plans, and other program management tools.
- Demonstrated team management skills with medium or large-size teams; experience with remote team management a plus.
- Ability and interest to work with a diverse and multicultural team in a respectful and culturally appropriate manner; strong interpersonal communication skills.
- Experience with the development and management of research initiatives as well as information management systems and data analysis a plus.
- Excellent analytical, writing skills, and fluency in English.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Program design and implementation
- In collaboration with WPE Coordinator and WPE managers, oversee the quality of design, monitoring, and evaluation of WPE programming, in alignment with IRC’s best practices.
- Lead the WPE managers and M&E team in the development of program monitoring tools and contextualization of IRC technical training materials as needed.
- Lead and coordinate the development of new proposals, budgets, and initiatives for the WPE program in West Nile in accordance with the strategic plan and IRC WPE strategies.
- In consultation with the WPE Coordinator, lead settlement specific needs identification to inform proposal development, program design, and budgets
- With guidance from the WPE Coordinator, work with WPE field teams to implement the Strategic Action Plan (SAP) priorities for Uganda, including program alignment with relevant theories of change and the sector strategy
- Initiate cross-departmental collaboration and coordination with ERD, Health and Protection, and Rule of Law (PRoL) colleagues in the implementation of the Uganda SAP outcomes
- Support the field teams in the development of sector annual and quarterly work plans with clear objectives, indicators, and targets.
Program and Budget Management
- Take responsibility for follow-up on direct program implementation, including monitoring the timely implementation of work plans, procurement plans, and spending plans while ensuring their consistent utilization.
- Lead the preparation of program reports and other information as required by donors and the WPE Technical Unit while maintaining good quality and timely reports.
- Lead budget discussions for any realignments and changes at the field level and in consultation with the Coordinator.
- Conduct monthly review meetings with WPE managers on the indicator and budget spending progress
- Ensure that ethical and sound data collection and information management systems are being followed by program staff.
- Actively participate in Grants Opening, Mid-Term and Closing meetings and take action.
- In collaboration with program managers, review Budget vs. Actual expenditure for WPE programs on a monthly basis.
- Bring any over/under expenditure issues to the attention of the Field Coordinators, WPE Coordinator, and the Program Managers in a timely manner and jointly develop corrective plans in collaboration with the DDP, finance, and the Grants team.
Human resource development and management
- Provide ongoing training, coaching, mentorship, guidance, and technical support to the program managers, and ensure all WPE staff adhere to best-practice principles in all aspects of program implementation.
- Establish regular and direct communication lines with all the program managers.
- Support and guide department recruitments within this period in close collaboration with the HR lead in the field locations.
- Lead and conduct technical interviews of candidates for WPE program manager positions
- Work with managers to put capacity development plans in place for the WPE teams based on documented capacity needs assessments exercise.
- Support the Performance Management processes ensuring all staff adherence to the standards and principles
Representation, Coordination, and Advocacy
- In coordination with the WPE Coordinator, actively develop and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders in West Nile and Lamwo including donors, government actors, UN agencies, international and local NGOs, and other relevant actors.
- Establish networks with the UN, INGOs, and local partners to promote technical capacity and develop strategic partnerships.
- Participate and represent the WPE program in sector working group meetings.
KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
Position reports to WPE CoordinatorPosition directly supervises: WPE Managers
Indirect Reporting: Senior West Nile Coordinator and Field CoordinatorsOther internal and/or external contacts:
Internal: Close coordination with IRC Health, PROL, ERD, M&E, Finance, HR, SC, grants
External: Close collaboration with donors, local actors (local NGOs, UN agencies, government), GBV and Protection working groups, and service providers’ part of the GBV referral system.
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the 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 Anti-Retaliation.