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Regional Justice and Peace Manager

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

IRC Uganda is currently looking for a Regional Justice and Peace Manager to lead and manage a complex and multi-year EU-funded program “Strengthening Integrated Systems to Accelerate Access to Gender, Child and Youth Justice” with the goal of promoting peaceful and safe co-existence under the rule of law in Yumbe and Lamwo districts. The ideal candidate has excellent technical capacity in systems strengthening at sub-national level, with substantive team leadership experience in promoting access to justice, strengthening both formal and informal justice sectors, and youth peacebuilding. S/he has practical experience working in a protracted displacement context with strong diplomacy, partnership building, coordination and networking skills. S/he is solutions oriented and pragmatic with the capacity to solve problems efficiently and support field teams to successfully carry out programmatic activities. S/he will liaise with key government, UN, INGO and interagency counterparts and contribute to innovative systems strengthening approaches in line with the Global Compact on Refugees, the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework and localized SDGs in Uganda.
The Regional Justice and Peace Manager reports to the Senior National PRoL Manager and is based in Yumbe, with significant field travel to Lamwo to provide guidance, monitoring and staff capacity building. This position supervises two Senior Justice and Peace Officers based in Yumbe and Lamwo and an Information, Monitoring and Reporting Officer.


Program Management:
• Provide overall leadership and oversight of the technical aspects of the implementation and coordination of the program.
• Support Senior Justice and Peace Officers and field teams in the implementation and monitoring of work plans ensuring that activities reflect donor and other commitments.
• Ensure monitoring and evaluation systems are effectively designed and integrated into all stages of the project; that output and impact data are captured and that data is used to optimize program quality.
• Ensure that all interventions are fully aligned to national frameworks and systems, as well as broader policy developments relevant to legal aid.
• Engage in joint planning and implementation with strategic partners to deliver    synchronized and integrated actions for greater impact.
• Participate in grant opening, midterm review and closing meetings for the program
• Contribute to monthly PRoL field team meetings which review Budget vs. Actual expenditures, log frame deliverables and monitor targeted cash support.
• Review all reports prepared by the field staff and provide appropriate feedback to the concerned staff, and ensure that reports are written and submitted to concerned bodies in a timely manner.
Staff Support
• Provide technical guidance, on the job mentoring and coaching for Senior Justice and Peace Officers.
• Ensure ongoing training and targeted capacity building of field staff. This includes staff training in both technical areas and program management areas such as reporting, budgeting, monitoring, evaluation, and supervision.
• Support Field Coordinators/Managers to ensure ongoing capacity development.
• Provide continuous support to and ensure targeted capacity building of staff.
• Review performance of Senior Justice and Peace Officers and the Information, Monitoring and Reporting Officer.
New Business Development
• Contribute to design and development of concept notes and proposals relevant to         access to justice, legal empowerment, conflict prevention and peacebuilding.
• Ensure all designed protection projects align with IRC theories of change and that         outcomes are evidence-driven and evidence-generated.
• Coordinate and participate in the development of budgets for program proposals in conjunction with the grants and finance departments.
• In coordination with the MEAL coordinator, track progress in accordance with proposal log frames and indicators that optimize program quality.
• Identify opportunities to strengthen partnerships and strategic collaboration.
Representation, coordination and advocacy
• Participate in cross-departmental collaboration and coordination with other PRoL teams, economic recovery and development, health and women’s protection and empowerment (WPE) colleagues to ensure coherence and leverage synergies.
• Cultivate robust and productive partnerships with key JLOS actors; relevant UN/INGO actors and other sub-national government actors.
• Represent the IRC in inter-agency coordination and other external meetings on issues   pertaining to  access to justice,  conflict prevention and peacebuilding.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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