Care Uganda Senior Initiative Manager - Jobs in Uganda

Care Uganda Senior Initiative Manager - Jobs in Uganda

Company Vision
We seek a world of hope, inclusion, and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and all people live with dignity and security.

Company Mission
CARE works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty, and achieve social justice.

Job Description

Job Summary
  • The Gender Specialist will be a member of the Restore Africa project management unit housed by the lead implementing organization, CRS. In this role, the gender specialist will provide overall technical leadership to ensure that implementation, results measurement, and results of the Restore Africa program are gender transformative.
  • The specialist will build capacity of program staff, partners and consultants on the gender transformation approach and models, provide technical support for engendering tools and processes related to the program, as well as technical assistance for the delivery of gender specific activities. This will position will ensure that lessons from the program are used to inform and influence other CARE programs in Uganda and elsewhere.
  • The position will be directly supervised by the CARE Senior Initiative Manager and will have key working relationships with the overall Restore Africa Program Manager, the Green Business development Specialist (CRS), Assisted Natural Regeneration Specialist (World Vision), Agroforestry Specialist (ICRAF), and the Community Mobilization Specialist (Uganda Land CARE Network).

    Specific Responsibilities
    Responsibility #1: Technical Leadership on Gender Policy, Strategy, Analysis, Advocacy and GBV Mainstreaming in the Program (30% of the time)
  • Provide technical leadership on developing, regularly updating and adapting the program gender strategy including ensuring the program strategy is gender transformative and aligned to the CARE Gender Equality Policy and women empowerment approaches.
  • Provide technical leadership and steer processes for gender transformative quality assurance in the entire program cycle.
  • Provide technical advisory support to ensure that all gender mainstreaming initiatives are aligned to the CARE International and agreed upon project standards.
  • Work with advocacy initiatives to develop gender-transformative national advocacy strategies 5. Support policy analysis of relevant laws, policies and strategies that impact gender equality and women empowerment issues aligned to CARE and the program mandate.

    Job Responsibility #2: Strategic Engagements, Partnerships & Coordination of Gender Activities (20%).
  • Liaise with the Program team to identify, develop, actively engage and represent CARE and the Restore Africa Program consortium in strategic partnerships, networks, platforms, coalitions and spaces that are relevant and instrumental for delivering a gender transformative program.
  • Strategically CARE’s program development and design as the gender expert to ensure that these programs and initiatives are gender transformative and well-resourced for gender transformation.

    Job Responsibility #3: Organizational and Programmatic Gender Capacity Building (20% of the time)
  • Based on the Program Gender Strategy and related CARE policies, lead on developing capacity including gender modules, tools and related policies/strategies.
  • Work collaboratively to enhance a gender friendly environment and strengthen integration of GED approaches in programming.
  • Provide cutting edge technical capacity building and on-the-ground support for staff, partners and for field activities in the core programing themes that include though not limited to: Gender Equality and Women’s Voice, Sexual and Gender Based Violence, Engaging Men and Boys, Gender in Emergencies (GiE) including Women Lead in Emergencies (WLiE) and women/girls’ empowerment, GBV prevention, response, integration and mitigation and related protection aspects such as psychosocial support among others.
  • Review and provide input in programme related training manuals and ensure they address specific gender issues that directly affect target populations.
  • Lead the development of quality standards for gender transformative programming, including tools for gender/power analysis and gender equity and diversity audits as well as train, coach, mentor and support staff and partners to carry out these analyses and Audits.
  • Plan for and conduct gender capacity assessments and develop tailor made gender plans for staff and partners including training and coaching. In doing so, identify capacity gaps in terms
    of delivering gender programs and addressing issues of masculinity and engaging men and boys in promoting gender equality and equity.

    Responsibility #4: Mainstream Gender in Learning and Impact measurement (20% of the time)
  • Lead the integration of gender in monitoring, evaluation, learning and accountability (MEAL) system of the program and build capacity of CARE and partner staff to monitor implementation of gender and women empowerment programs as well as referral mechanisms across program geographical areas.
  • Work with Program Quality and Learning and the MEAL teams to ensure the impact of gender interventions is measured and reported; including documentation of lessons learnt and challenges.
  • Facilitate periodic progress reviews among CARE staff, partners and stakeholders, sharing experience and learnings as well as address challenges that may affect rollout of key strategic tasks and agendas.
  • Support CARE staff and partners in defining learning agendas and facilitate reflective learning practice among CARE and partners’ staff network, particularly around equity and gender, and with the aim of contributing to testing the programs theories of change and ensuring program strategies are adapted based on lessons learnt.
  • Support and facilitate generation, documentation, coordination and management of knowledge on gender, women and girls’ empowerment approaches across impact group programs and support establishment of mechanisms for effective learning and sharing of experiences.
  • Working with the Program Quality and learning team, lead the identification, documentation and dissemination of best practices on conducting evidence based gender transformative programming with a focus on GBV prevention, response, integration and mitigation protection within the Program Consortium.

    Responsibility #5: Promote Gender Equity and Diversity and Safeguarding Practices (5%)
  • Practice a behavior consistent with CARE’s core values, and promotion of gender equity and diversity goals.
  • Play a leadership role in identifying and implementing initiatives that enhance CARE’s commitment to gender and diversity.
  • Ensure that CARE Safeguarding policies and procedures are adhered to by all and the staff that S/he supervisors both directly or indirectly.
  • Ensure that staff and related personnel under your jurisdiction are familiar with the following organizational policies and procedures and can identify when needed how these may have been breached; The CI Safeguarding policy, Protection from Sexual Harassment, Exploitation and Abuse and Child Abuse, The anti-discrimination and harassment policy, The code of conduct and the organizations Values.

    Responsibility #6: Any other duties assigned from time to time (5%)
  • Any other duties incidental to the role or assigned by supervisor.

    Education, Experience, Skills and Knowledge
  • A degree in the field of Gender and Women Studies is a MUST.
  • Over 5 years of experience leading Gender programming in an organization similar to CARE.
  • Experience and/or knowledge of the Environment and Natural Resources Sector as well as the Climate Change Landscape is an added advantage.
  • Strong writing, research and analytical skills.
  • Strong organizational, advocacy, internal and external engagement skills.
  • Substantial experience and knowledge of gender transformative approaches, gender mainstreaming / integration, GBV prevention, response and mitigation as well as protection and advocacy processes? Proven knowledge, skills and hands on experience in especially gender capacity building is essential
  • Excellent facilitation, communication, partnership and teamwork skills.
  • Knowledge of government structures and policies at local and national level (particularly within the field of gender, finance, natural resources, sexual and reproductive health, conflict resolution

    How to apply
    For more information and job application details, see; Care Uganda Senior Initiative Manager Jobs in Uganda

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