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

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


Programme Overview

  • 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 for women) in the target countries in the Middle East, North Africa, Sahel and West Africa and the Horn of Africa.

  • The aim of the Fund will be achieved by supporting youth employment initiatives in these regions. Initiatives will offer youth, particularly young women, opportunities for decent work that delivers better prospects for personal development, is productive, and offers a stable income, social protection and safe working conditions.
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    Role Overview

    As a Gender Economic Empowerment Adviser you will:

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

    •Support the role of women within employment projects.

    •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.

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

    •Support in updating and adopting gender equality mainstreaming policies and strategies within the private sector.

    •Support the partner with the implementation of baseline assessments in company and action plan settings to improve gender equality.

    •Facilitate training of trainers on gender framework, tools and guidelines for private sector companies.

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

    Skills, qualifications and experience

    •A Bachelor/Master’s degree in Behavioral and Social Science, Gender, Development, international relations or related field
    At least 2+ years’ work experience with corporate social responsibility, gender policies, implementation and advisory, gender economic empowerment.

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

    •Ability to work independently as well as 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 training on gender and economic empowerment.

    •Monitoring and evaluation

    •Private sector experience.

    Desirable

    •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 ( National Volunteer) Jobs in Uganda

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