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Gender Based Violence & Protection Technical Coordinator US Non-profit Jobs – ALIGHT

Gender Based Violence & Protection Technical Coordinator US Non-profit Jobs – ALIGHT

 





 

Job Title:    Gender Based Violence & Protection Technical Coordinator

Organisation: ALIGHT

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

 

About US:

ALIGHT, formerly the American Refugee Committee (ARC), is an international nonprofit, nonsectarian organization that has provided humanitarian assistance and training to millions of beneficiaries over the last 40 years. In 2011, Alight helped nearly 2.5 million people get essential services to regain their health and take back control of their lives. Alight works with its partners and constituencies to provide opportunities and expertise to communities of refugees and internally displaced persons in seven countries in Africa, Asia and Europe, including Iraq, Kosovo, and in the Darfur region of Sudan and is currently providing for emergency relief and recovery in Haiti. Alight provides shelter, clean water and sanitation, health care, skills training, microcredit education, protection to help survivors of war and natural disasters to rebuild their lives with dignity, health care, security and self-sufficiency.

 

Job Summary:  Reporting to the Programs Coordinator, the Gender Based Violence and Protection Technical Coordinator will provide overall strategic technical direction, management and programmatic leadership to Alight Uganda’s programs and initiatives for protection of displaced persons, refugees and host community. Specifically, the Coordinator will work closely with the Senior Program Coordinator, all members of Alight’s Technical Program Team Coordinators, Programme Managers, Grant and Business Development team, and Senior Management team and sector leads to implement within the context of a comprehensive protection approach, inclusive of GBV prevention and response, child protection, MHPSS among others. He or she will have lead responsibility for the strategic development of donor and partner relationships; for ensuring effective collaboration with donors and partners based on ALIGHT principles, capacity strengthening support to staff and ALIGHT partners.

 

The GBV/Protection TC will also work to expand and strengthen protection programming by ensuring protection is mainstreamed in all sectors.   The GBV/Protection Coordinator will be responsible for the overall quality implementation of all aspects of an integrated response combining information sharing, access to rights and entitlements, protection monitoring, risk reduction, vulnerable case identification and referrals and specialized programming for women and children.

 

The incumbent will provide overall strategic technical direction, management and programmatic leadership to Alight Uganda’s programs and initiatives for protection of displaced persons, refugees and host community. Specifically, the Coordinator will work closely with the Senior Program Coordinator, all members of Alight’s Technical Program Team Coordinators, Programme Managers, Grant and Business Development team, and Senior Management team and sector leads to implement within the context of a comprehensive protection approach, inclusive of GBV prevention and response, child protection, MHPSS among others. He or she will have lead responsibility for the strategic development of donor and partner relationships; for ensuring effective collaboration with donors and partners based on ALIGHT principles, capacity strengthening support to staff and ALIGHT partners.

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The GBV/Protection TC will also work to expand and strengthen protection programming by ensuring protection is mainstreamed in all sectors.   The GBV/Protection Coordinator will be responsible for the overall quality implementation of all aspects of an integrated response combining information sharing, access to rights and entitlements, protection monitoring, risk reduction, vulnerable case identification and referrals and specialized programming for women and children.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Technical Support and Leadership

  • Provide leadership and overall technical and management oversight to ALIGHT Uganda’s protection programming.
  • Lead efforts, in conjunction with all protection staff and technical teams, to provide guidance and technical support to field sites that will result in development and implementation of high-quality protection programs that make a measurable impact.
  • Provide and strengthen tools to support integration of protection in Alight’s approach, focused on local partnerships and community leadership.
  • Monitor international best practices in protection, represent ALIGHT at relevant fora, and serve as a thought leader within and outside of ALIGHT on innovative community-based approaches aimed at increasing protection of refugees and displaced communities and host communities.
  • Develop strong supportive relationships and mentorship systems (as appropriate) and provide regular program and technical support, information, and assistance to programs.
  • Lead and support the development of Protection related proposals including developing assessment tools, program design, hiring technical staff, planning, monitoring, and evaluating field programs.
  • Monitor ALIGHT’s relevant field programs through regular telephone calls, field visits, report reviews, email communications, and other methods to ensure that they adhere to best practices and guidelines.
  • Work with other members of the programme team to define and strengthen the strategic direction of ALIGHT’s Protection interventions. Meaningfully engage local partners and community members, particularly women and girls, in all aspects of design, Implementation and monitoring for inclusive programs
  • Support Alight Uganda to rethink its commitment to strengthen inclusive participation and support of all members of the community we serve.
  • Working closely with sector leads (Child Protection, GBV, MHPSS and others) ensure ALIGHT’s ongoing integrated protection program reflects standards for best practice, quality, and innovation, and are responsive and adapted based on monitoring data to ensure implementation modalities remain context- and need-appropriate. In collaboration with the field, program development and technical teams, draft concept notes and proposals.
  • Ensure that ALIGHT field programs have appropriate, relevant, and up-to-date materials, tools, resources, and templates for documenting and monitoring field activities.
  • Coordinate with the ALIGHT’s Global Protection Advisor and participate in all ALIGHT’s global protection processes and sessions.
  • Increase and enhance program monitoring and evaluation, and determining impact, wherever possible, including the use of standard indicators.

Program Delivery

  • Overall implementation and quality of the Alight’s Protection activities and staff. This includes coaching, ensuring co-ordination between staff, in various geographical areas, recruiting, and developing staff capacity.
  • Advocate for adequate resources to be allocated to the program to conduct an efficient and effective implementation of protections activities.
  • Design a systematic referral mechanism for actors providing assistance to vulnerable populations;
  • Undertake protection monitoring activities; including conducting interviews and visits to the field;
  • Monitor, analyse and report the protection conditions for refugees and other persons of concern;
  • Enhance the quality of protection programming throughout the project cycle.
  • Provide overall budget monitoring, financial review and control including compliance with Alight and donor requirements.
  • Guided by the inter-agency protection guideline, the Sphere Handbook and ARC protection tools continuously monitor and develop relevant accountability initiatives in the field as well as strengthen efforts to document the impact of the protection activities and Alight’s presence.
  • Provide linkages with protection counterparts in other humanitarian organizations, local actors and within government structures.
  • Working in close consultation with HR Coordinator, ensure Alight staff adheres to the humanitarian and Alight principles, Code of Conduct, child safeguarding, PSEA.
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Donor Relations/Program Development/Advocacy





  • Develop and maintain relationships with key institutional donors and potential partners, including the UN agencies, and NGO representatives, specifically focusing on Protection, among others. Cultivate new potential donors and support field staff in developing their donor outreach capacity.
  • Expand ALIGHT’s recognition among donors by finding opportunities to raise awareness of ALIGHT’s work.
  • Respond to donor inquiries, facilitate donor contacts, and provide country Office and the fields with timely and relevant donor information related to ALIGHT’s Protection programs.
  • Share any donor-related information regarding program development opportunities and recommend areas for ALIGHT interventions.
  • Support the collection and development of appropriate ALIGHT Protection-related program/activity information, advocacy backgrounders, and reports for donors, and the public.
  • Participate and actively and lead ALIGHT’s engagement in relevant working groups, advocacy initiatives, task forces, coordination activities, and committees convened by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, donors, coalitions, and others concerning GBV and those working to strengthen action related to SEA, Protection, GBV, and GBV Coordination.
  • Participate in other relevant meetings, representing ALIGHT’s programs, and giving presentations about ALIGHT’s work.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning and program coordination support

  • Provide program leadership, support and supervision for projects related to Protection, as required by grant obligations.
  • Liaise with donors and ensure protection reporting requirements are met.
  • Support the Programs to write protection related periodic reports and/or updates for donors, internal and external use.
  • Ensure sharing of information and lessons learned among ALIGHT’s Protection and other program staff.
  • Facilitate communication, coordination, and collaboration among and within protection and between program sectors.
  • Lead efforts to arrange and organize ALIGHT Protection events, such as workshops and conferences.
  • Help to mainstream Protection into all ALIGHT programs through technical guidance, trainings, and sharing update tools and resources.
  • Support people managers to manage and mentor Protection staff as appropriate.
  • Lead the development of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Framework for the thematic area; develops quality TORs for evaluations, baselines and research.
  • Keep track, in collaboration with MER team, on the outcomes, indicators, milestones and targets of all protection related programs and consolidate the progress for the Quarterly and Annual Reports.
  • Evaluate the implementation of Alight protection activities and draft recommendations for improved program design and implementation
  • Disseminate learning as appropriate among Alight staff, partners and other stakeholders
  • Monitor the timely implementation, financial management and reporting of all protection related programs and in compliance with donor requirements.
  • Ensure timely submission of all Protection program reports, quality of data and proper archival of information.
  • Conduct regular meetings with Protection staff, other program staff and community members to assess progress toward protection related program objectives, discuss issues and assist in finding solutions to challenges identified.
  • Maintain updated budget and indicator tracking tools to monitor progress of Protection implementation in Alight Uganda Program.
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Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Master’s degree in relevant field (public health, social work, development studies, humanitarian affairs, or related social sciences disciplines).
  • Demonstrated 5 – 7 years professional experience in humanitarian settings, including at least 3 years of direct program management of Protection/GBV programs in the field. Experience with Protection, Child Protection and GBV programming and implementation is required.
  • Knowledge, skills, and experience in providing/leading direct services to survivors of gender-based violence using a survivor-centered and multi-sectoral approach.
  • Knowledge, skills, and experience in implementing primary prevention of Gender Based Violence
  • Proven experience in proposal development including proposal writing and donors relations
  • Skills and experience in report writing
  • Experience in managing teams including remote management, capacity needs assessment and mentorship / building skills
  • Experience managing budgets and finances.
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office.

 

Key behaviours & abilities:

  • Individual and group training skills in Protection issues, including GBV and SEA.
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently and foster a team environment.
  • Strong organizational, oral and written communication and coordination skills.
  • Excellent project design and proposal development skills and developing tools for cross-organizational sharing of best practices.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Good sense of diplomacy and understanding of international global political issues.
  • Ability to travel 50%.

 

How to Apply:

All applicants should apply online at the link below.

 

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Deadline: 19th March 2021

 

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