|Date Posted||February 25, 2020|
Job Title: Protection & Rule of Law Coordinator - Uganda
Sector: Protection and rule of law
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: Yes
Location: Kampala, Uganda
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, support to persons with specific needs (PSNs) including case management, legal assistance to refugees, prevention and response to gender-based violence, and economic recovery and development.
The IRC has a country office in Kampala and field offices in Amudat, Imvepi, Isingiro, Kitgum, Kyegegwa, Lamwo, Moroto and Yumbe, as well as an urban office in Nsambya within Kampala. Currently, the IRC’s Protection and Rule of Law program works to safeguard the human rights and wellbeing of refugees in Bidibidi and Kyaka II settlements, as well as urban refugees in Kampala. Components include protection monitoring, information dissemination, protection case management, promotion of social cohesion, psychosocial support and legal services – all incorporating a community based protection approach. In early 2020, there will be the addition of the community engagement component under the IRC’s current Ebola preparedness work.
IRC Uganda is currently looking for a strategy leader for its ongoing protection activities with a geographic focus on Yumbe, Kyegegwa and Kagadi districts and Kampala. The ideal candidate has excellent technical capacity in human rights and legal protection, practical experience working in an emergency context, coordination and networking skills, the capacity to innovate and solve problems efficiently and the ability to work effectively with a focus on programming in different geographic locations, providing cohesion and strategic direction to IRC Uganda protection programming.
The Protection and Rule of Law (PRoL) Coordinator will work to oversee the quality and timely implementation of all aspects of the Protection and Rule of Law program. S/he will work closely with IRC staff ensuring the IRC’s interventions are context appropriate, complement other responses and meet minimum standards and expectations. Focus is on program quality, with program progress being monitored and evaluated against quantifiable benchmarks, providing technical oversight across all sites of implementation as well as supporting and mentoring the PRoL staff.
The PRoL Coordinator reports to the Deputy Director of Programs (DDP) and is based in Kampala, with significant travel to the field sites. This position supervises in partnership a Senior Protection Manager and two Protection Managers who are based in the field by providing them with technical backstopping.
Strong commitment to humanitarian work and values;
Familiarity with key donor regulations such as UNHCR, BPRM and ECHO;
Demonstrated experience in staff supervision, capacity building, project design and budget management;
Strong communication and interpersonal skills with excellent analysis and writing skills;
Excellent analytical, writing skills and fluency in English;
Strong team and people leadership, management, organizational and development skills;
Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure effectively and productively; and
Additional qualities: ability to multi-task, ability to handle pressure well, ability to improvise, flexibility, adaptability to transitions.
At least five years’ experience working in the field of Protection or Human Rights in conflict-affected areas;
Experience implementing emergency protection programming;
Previous experience working with IRC and an understanding of IRC’s systems and processes is strongly preferred;
Experience in working with and coordinating with the UN, donors, INGOs and other stakeholders;
Post-graduate degree in international law, human rights law, international relations, social sciences, or other related field;