VSO International Gender Economic Empowerment Adviser ( International Volunteer) Jobs in Uganda

VSO International Gender Economic Empowerment Adviser ( International Volunteer) Jobs in Uganda

Programme information

  • The Challenge Fund for Youth Employment (CFYE), initiated by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), aims to create new jobs and make jobs more accessible for 200.000 young people (half of these women) in the target countries in the Middle East, North Africa, Sahel & West Africa and the Horn of Africa.

    Role Overview

    As a Gender Economic Empowerment Adviser you will:

    •Develop knowledge products for the partners (definitions, guidance, tools, training, research) regarding gender responsive strategies in the employment sector for private sector partners.

    •Advise on how to integrate and embed gender within the private sector into program and policy.

    •Monitor the use and results of the framework implementation, with contextually appropriate indicators and measurement tools. And if necessary, provide further support and guidance in the use of the framework to support the development of robust evidence of gender economic empowerment.

    •Develop the capacity building of the private sector on gender issues and process modules for integrating gender institutionally to create decent work for women that meets their aspirations and provides them voice and agency.

    •Develop a strategy for the private sector to update and adopt gender equality mainstreaming policies and strategies within the private sector.

    •Coordinate the baseline assessments in company and action plan settings to improve the gender equality.

    •Develop the capacity of the programme, partners and external stakeholders on training frameworks and toolkits on gender & economic empowerment.

  • You will work in a multidimensional project team, with experts in different kinds of areas.

    Skills, qualifications and experience

    •A Bachelor/Master’s degree in Behavioural and Social Science, Gender, Development, international relations or related field

    •Extensive experience (at least 5 years)
    working with corporate social responsibility, gender policies, implementation and advisory, gender economic empowerment.
    •Experience and demonstrated result in integrations of gender in programming in the private sector.

    •A demonstrated understanding of issues and challenges related to gender.

    •Ability to work independently as well as take an advisory role with multiple stakeholders in a time-pressured environment.

    •Cross cultural awareness and ability to work amongst a diverse group of staff, volunteer and partners.

    •Good understanding of developing training modules and facilitation.

    •Experience in mentoring on gender.

    •Monitoring and evaluation experience

    •Private sector experience is essential.

    •Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities.

    Competencies and Behaviour

  • At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

    • Ability to be open minded and respectful

    • Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations

    • Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships

    • Ability to seek and share knowledge

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; VSO International Gender Economic Empowerment Adviser ( International Volunteer) Jobs in Uganda

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