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WPE Assistant Prevention Officer

The International Rescue Committee (IRC)

This is a Full-time position in Arua posted January 12, 2022.

WPE Assistant Prevention Officer Jobs in The International Rescue Committee (IRC) Arua vacancies in Arua at The International Rescue Committee (IRC)

# Job Description

Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a
world leader in relief, rehabilitation, and post-conflict development services
for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. The IRC is
currently working in over 40 countries around the world, addressing both the
immediate and lifesaving needs of conflict affected people in emergencies and
the reconstruction needs of post-conflict societies.

The IRC began programming in northern Uganda in 1998 in response to mass
displacement and devastation wrought by rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance
Army. In 2002, the IRC expanded to the remote, conflict-affected region of
Karamoja and in 2011, began working with refugees in Kampala. Monitoring the
influx of South Sudanese refugees at the end of 2015, the IRC began scaling up
its response to refugees arriving in the West Nile region. By promoting
durable solutions that deliver on the interdependent aims of saving lives,
strengthening institutions, and supporting social cohesion, the IRC in Uganda
is laying the building blocks for long-term stability and development –
bringing people from harm to home. The IRC currently works in 9 districts in
Uganda, including Kitgum, Lamwo, Kyegegwa, Moroto, Amudat, Yumbe, Arua, Kasese
and Kampala. The IRC will be moving into additional/new locations in refugee
settlements in Kiryandongo and Zombo.

The IRC is currently implementing its health and nutrition program in West
Nile and Acholi focusing on providing primary health care services to refugees
in their settlements. Similar services will be extended to the new locations
starting January 2020.

The IRC, with Funding from ECHO is currently in the process of expanding its
Protection Protection, Rule of Law and Women Protection and Empowerment
program to Southwestern Uganda – Kyaka refugee settlement in Kyegegwa
district. The program is expected to provide life-saving services to conflict-
affected and displaced refugee populations including protection and gender
based violence GBV response and prevention programming through provision of
appropriate and quality case management and GBV prevention services to Refugee
and host community women and girls .Through Women and Girl’s centers, the
persons of concern will be provided with a safe space to access case
management and psychosocial support and to attend skills-building and socio-
economic empowerment activities.

Job Overview:
The WPE Assistant Prevention Officer APO will lead the implementation of a
GBV prevention strategy to support refugees and host community women and girls
living in Kyaka refugee settlement. He/ She will collaborate and guide the WPE
volunteers, conduct a range of outreaches and implement a set of adolescent
and livelihood interventions aimed to respond to the needs of adolescent girls
and women.

Duties and Responsibilities:
•Design and monitor GBV prevention activities, ensuring these activities are
informed by target beneficiaries and correspond to their priorities and
•Conduct training and dialogues with WPE volunteers, Women committees, male &
female community leaders, and key informants on the topics of GBV, women’s
rights, gender equality in line with priorities identified by women and girls.
•Conduct outreach efforts to disseminate information on services available to
women and girls and raise awareness with the Community Volunteers and the
Women Committees.
•Support capacity building and coordination activities by delivering training
sessions to GBV service providers on GBV core concepts and guiding principles,
safety audit and service mapping tools, reporting and advocacy skills, and
community mobilization.
•Implement prevention and community-based advocacy initiatives based on
identified needs and Safety Audit reports that reflect the voices of women and
•Implement prevention programs and conduct dialogues with male community
•Facilitate Information Sessions IS, Door-to Door outreaches, Focus Group
Discussions FDGs, Awareness Sessions AS, and other sessions for women and
girls at the Women Center and via mobile teams.
•Implement Adolescent Girls Programming including facilitation of the IRC
adolescent girl’s curriculum and other planned activities, selection of target
girls, relationship building with key gatekeepers and monitoring of
•Work with families, caregivers, and communities to support in building and
strengthening a more protective environment for adolescent girls and by
providing parenting skills trainings.
•Collaborate with finance and logistics to ensure program supplies and
resources are available in a timely manner to support program implementation.
•Update and maintain work and spending plans that support the achievement of
•Constantly monitor activity implementation, compile daily & weekly reports,
and attend weekly staff meetings.
•Attend WPE and IRC meetings and trainings as needed and as requested by
senior staff.


•University degree in social sciences i.e., sociology, psychology, gender
studies, law, human rights, etc..
•At least 2 years of experience in working in the social sector, particularly
working with refugee and IDP populations.
•Experience working in humanitarian responses targeting vulnerable women and
•Experience conducting participatory trainings on women’s protection and
•Excellent communication and analytical skills and ability to present ideas
effectively, in both oral and written form.
•Ability to communicate sensitively and without judgment, good diplomatic and
persuasion skills.
•Ability to use good judgment when making decisions and to take accountability
for decisions made.
•Emotional maturity and stability to resolve conflicts in non-violent way and
maintain appropriate boundaries.
•Good interpersonal skills including ability to gain trust and build
•Ability to handle multiple tasks; proven self-initiative and problem-solving
•High standard of spoken and written English.
•Good computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Access, Word, Outlook, and
Power Point.
•Be able to work in a stressful setting and adapt quickly to changing

Professional Standards:
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-

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 or disability.

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WPE Assistant Prevention Officer Jobs in The International Rescue Committee (IRC) Arua vacancies in Arua at The International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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