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

Organization:
International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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 home.

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 community.
  • 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 undertaken.
  • 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

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
Anti-Retaliation

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