CARE International NGO Male Engage Specialist and Grants & Contracts Manager Jobs in Uganda

CARE International NGO Male Engage Specialist and Grants & Contracts Manager Jobs in Uganda

About CARE International

CARE International has been active in Uganda since 1969 and working in the country
continuously since 1979, implementing a diverse portfolio of programs and projects ranging
from emergency services to economic development and civil society building.

CARE International in Uganda seeks to recruit a highly motivated and qualified development professionals with genuine commitment to roll out and implement the Women and Youth empowerment program (WAY) in partnership with UNFPA to fill up the following
positions of:

Male Engage Specialist- Re advertised (1 position):

  • Arua

    Please note that whoever applied in the first advert was not successful.

    Job Summary

    He/She will be responsible for leading the strategic development, rolling out of male engage models and approaches.

    Providing feedback to colleagues on Men Engage Uganda country network work plans, budgets, progress reports and other related documents.

    Supporting local Men Engage and boys meetings, such as community and district consultative events with partner organisations.
    Specific Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Lead participatory processes for identifying the male action groups ( MAGs) at sub county level in the 8 districts
  • Assess the capacity needs of the MAGs in relation to gender sensitivity, , knowledge,
    attitudes and skills of the impact population and different stakeholders.
  • Together with the EHP Response team, develop simple methods and training materials
    for partners to communicate SRMR messages to the impact groups/ community and other
  • Work closely with Health unit HMIS staff, partners to ensure that they have an effective
    SRMR database and input in the development work plans, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Ensure that Sub county/Parish based and refugee community structures and partner
    organizations are functioning and submitting reports to relevant community leaders, the
    sub county leaders, CARE and other relevant offices
  • Participate in evaluating progress towards achievement of program/project outcomes.
  • Provide on-going support supervision and monitoring to implementing partners and
    community structures to ensure delivery of quality SRMR services and program quality
  • Identify, prepare and document SRMR/GBV lessons learnt under Humanitarian
  • In collaboration with the implementing partners, coordinate, support and facilitate
    monthly, quarterly and sub county level discussions and coordination meetings as may be
  • Represent CARE at health Sub district (health centre IV), settlement and with other
    relevant sector working group meetings as required from time to time.
  • Establish and maintain cordial and professional relations with local partners and
    collaborators including district officials and other humanitarian health actors.

    Level of Authority
  • The Male Engage specialist will formally report to the initiative manager. S/he has no
    authority to commit the organization in any way, to enter into formal partnership agreements, nor any formal financial authority, apart from standard expenses for day-day-day activities.
  • The Male Engage specialist is responsible for the safety and custody of organization assets in his/her possession.
  • Travel to locations outside project areas require prior approval of supervisor.

    Relationship and collaboration
  • The Male Engage Specialist will work as a process-oriented support person to CARE
    Emergency Program to achieve on the SRMH related interventions within the Emergency
  • It will therefore be essential for this individual to develop relationships with
    relevant partner organizations to ensure effective support.
  • This requires both sensitivity and
    responsiveness to the capacities and needs of the different partners.
  • S/he will also collaborate
    closely with other specialists in the emergency team (e.g GBV Specialist,) and with other
    Country office related initiatives within the sub office and will be expected to provide
    support based on clearly and jointly agreed Programme priorities.
  • Teamwork is therefore a key element of the position.

    Job and Person Specification (requirements)
  • Master’s degree in gender studies, adult education, gender, Social work and Social
    development, Community Psychology, or relevant Post graduate qualification.
  • At least 5 years of hands on professional experience in community development work
    (including working with institutions, understanding their culture, breaking taboos in
    conversations, ability to discuss sensitive topics such as masculinity and sexuality in a
    sensitive but direct way) with experience implementing gender trans-formative
    programs a must.
  • Experience working with large, cross
    cultural teams with multiple deliverable is
  • Strong inter-personal communication and facilitation skills; sound judgment and
    decision making skills.
  • Ability to network, build relationships and establish collaboration with different
    partners, agencies local and international networks.
  • Ability to link with community activists and social movements
  • Knowledge and strong skills in M&E, report writing and documentation.
  • Unshakable commitment to gender equality.
  • knowledge of languages used in the participating districts are considered an
    added value



  • Masters or Post Graduate diploma in accounting.
  • Certified Accounting Professional.

  • Knowledge and experience with accounting software package People Soft

  • At least 5 years’ experience in grants, sub grants and budget management at similar level, of which at least three in an international NGO;

    Technical Skills


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including strong financial software applications
  • Excellent Excel proficiency skills;
  • Fluency in English language and written communication;
  • Thorough understanding of financial accounting, fund accounting and financial analysis, financial reporting, GAAP and IFRS. and grants, sub grants and contracts management
    processes and procedures.
  • Solid knowledge of Key donor regulations and compliance requirements (USG, EU, ECHO,
  • Solid Analytical and problem solving, financial trouble shooting and audit experience
  • Excellent people management skills and interpersonal skills including the ability to develop harmonious teams in a cross cultural context
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and monitor workflows in a complex environment
  • Ability to produce high quality work and balance competing priorities within demanding
    time frames
  • Capacity building and facilitation skills
  • Excellent planning, organizational, analytical and decision making skills;
  • Demonstrated leadership & ability to inspire and empower others;
  • Sound judgment, ability to work effectively with others at all levels;

  • Knowledge of People Soft software.

  • Respect - Behaving in a manner that reflects a true belief in and appreciation for the dignity and potential of all human beings. Gaining other people’s confidence and setting an environment of trust and openness.
  • Excellence- Ensuring the product of work will reflect quality and error free work that will be acceptable to all recipients
  • Adaptability- Expected to well adjust with the country, the CO operating environment and
    with the Project team to function effectively and efficiently
  • Coaching - Ability to demonstrate to enhance skills and capacity of staff working in the field and office for them continue to serve CARE in the future program activities
  • Communicating with Impact - Ability to effectively communicate a complex issue in a way that would be clearly understood by staff and the outcome would be to have positive impact
  • Developing Teams - Capacity to develop and work teams and effectively realize outcome
    through team work
  • Facilitating Change - Ability to act as an agent of making positive and lasting change among staff members who would remain effective staff members of CARE as this would be the
    focus of this incumbent
  • Managing performance for success - Develop appropriate wok plan and effectively implement to ensure success
  • Planning and Organizing - Ability to plan well and organize work plan to realize results

    How to Apply
  • Candidates who are interested in the above jobs should submit an updated CV and Application letter giving a day time telephone contact and names, telephone contacts and email addresses of 3 (three) work related referees only through our recruitment email clearly indicating the job title in the email subject.
  • CVs will be received until the 14th June
  • For any questions please call our office on 0312258100/150
  • Care Is an Equal Opportunities, Gender Sensitive, Corruption,
  • Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Intolerant Employer
  • Please Note that CARE International in Uganda does not ask any applicant payment for any recruitment process

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