Accountability to Affected Persons Manager job at International Rescue Committee


International Rescue Committee

Accountability to Affected Persons Manager job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2022 - 2023


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 21 April 2022

Hiring Organization: International Rescue Committee

Job Details:

Job Description
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.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Build capacity within Partners’ existing AAP approaches.
•Support informal and formal assessments of Partner’s approaches to giving, holding, and taking account, with a special consideration for improving the participation of women, children, and marginalized groups.
•Support various solutions for addressing gaps and weaknesses within AAP approaches.
•Conduct trainings to build capacity around Partners’ ability to give, hold, and take account.
•Analyse and package for presentation regular and systematic insight into the views and needs of refugee and host communities at the district level.
•Support questionnaires, surveys, and FGD guides related to AAP, both for use in large-scale assessments and for more moderate district-level use.
Challenging partners to demonstrate an organizational culture of feedback.
•Support the Deputy Coordinator’s efforts to track and report on district-level work plans for improving AAP mechanisms.
•Actively participate in district-level coordination mechanisms related to AAP.
•Champion an organizational culture shift among partner organizations to increase respect for and adherence to principles of and best practices for AAP, with a specific consideration for ensuring that feedback is used in decision-making.
•Support Partners to evidence how they have improved their ability to actively seek affected populations input to programming and consistently respond to participant feedback.
Facilitate meaningful and accountable discussions between Partners and representatives of affected populations (e.g., Refugee Welfare Committee members)
•Implement efforts to ‘give account’ to affected persons, by ensuring that updates on the refugee response are communicated to refugee and host communities and community leaders (e.g., via printed materials, community meetings, or through community representatives).
•Identify district-level stakeholders (across communities, partners, government, RWCs, etc.) who are relevant to holding, taking, and giving account by using a Social Network Analysis.
•Build relationships with the most relevant actors identified by the Social Network Analysis, with the explicit aim of strengthening this network of actors to ensure that relevant stakeholders are empowered to support AAP after ULEARN ends.
•Support representatives of affected populations in interpreting and presenting key findings from data collected by various AAP mechanisms and independent verification exercises.
•Moderate and facilitate discussions of various sizes between Partners and representatives of affected populations, and support efforts to track and hold partners accountable to any commitments made during these meetings.


Qualifications
•Self-driven with a strong ability to meet objectives without close supervision. Experience with remote management strongly preferred.
•Bachelor’s Degree in humanitarian assistance, social work, human rights, international law, social science, or related field. Postgraduate degree preferred.
•Minimum of four years of experience in refugee response or related humanitarian contexts, with a preference for experience in engaging across organizations, in community services and AAP, or in change management and organizational change.
•Extensive expertise in delivering accountability mechanisms, as well as capacity to support effective communication with refugee communities (with a specific focus on empowering women, children, and marginalized groups). Understanding of community structures and community engagement.
•Ability to package and communicate complex topics through written reports and presentations.
•Proven understanding of adult learning theory and organizational development change management, and/or how organizations function in community or multinational settings.
•Excellent facilitation skills, and strong understanding of how to collect feedback safely and accurately from all members of a community regardless of their age, gender, or other diversity factors.
•Ability to handle multiple tasks, proven self-initiative and problem-solving abilities.
•Ability to speak additional languages used by refugees preferred, but not required.
•Proven track record of quality performance in highly pressured environments.
•Computer skills, including Word, Excel, Power-Point, and Access.

Application procedure

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Date Posted: 2022-04-08

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