Engaging Men and Boys Cross Country Thematic Specialist INGO Careers – CARE International

Organisation: CARE International in Uganda (CARE)
Project Name: Northern Uganda Women Empowerment Programme
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Technical Advisor, Women’s Leadership
About CARE International:
International is a leading global development and humanitarian organization. In
2014, CARE worked in 90 countries around the world, supporting 880
poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects, reaching more than
72 million people. CARE International in Uganda (CARE) works with others to
make a sustainable improvement in the lives of the very poor, with a focus on
women and girls. Our current program focusses on women and girls’ economic
rights, particularly financial inclusion and governance of natural resources
women and girls depend upon, and on their sexual and reproductive health
rights, including a life free of violence. Our programming is guided by our
core values of excellence, accountability, respect, integrity and transparency.
Job Summary: The Engaging Men and Boys Cross Country Thematic
Specialist primarily manage the strategic development, and successful delivery
of the Engaging Men and Boys capacity building initiative for CARE Uganda,
Rwanda and Ethiopia. The Engaging Men Cross Country thematic Specialist is part
of a team of Thematic Lead Specialists on the Learning for Change project that
aims to build CARE staff and partner capacity in gender trans formative
approaches as a basis for demonstrating strengthened impact in this primary
area at Impact Group Level. As the technical lead in the area of Men Engage
programming, this position will ensure that technical support and sound
approaches in the Engaging Men thematic area contribute in an effective way to
the fulfillment of gender trans formative impact at program level. The Engaging
Men Thematic Specialist is a technical lead in the areas of gender
transformation, masculinities and engaging men. The position is based in
Northern Uganda but will also provide cross Country support to CARE
international offices in Ethiopia and Rwanda as part of the implementation team
for the Framework program on ‘Learning for Change: Strengthening Women’s Voices
in East Africa.’
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
1. Provide Bi-lateral
technical assistance and support to CARE and partners staff in the 3 countries
of implementation to plan, implement, monitor and build capacity in gender
transformative approaches and engaging men and boys approaches as the basis for
key changes such contributing to reducing gender based violence, demonstrating
improved gender sharing attitudes and promoting women empowerment.
  • Support CARE and partners’ staff in
    conducting capacity assessment for partners and impact groups to identify
    their strength and weaknesses in the implementation of gender
    transformative approaches and particularly in Engaging men and boys
  • Carry out periodic reviews, updates and
    ensure quality implementation of men and boys engagement strategies and
    ensuring consistency and coordination with other key elements of the
  • Offer technical assistance, mentorship,
    guidance to Country offices and partners organizations on men and boys’
    engagement, sexuality, masculinities, continuously making linkages with
    transformative gender theories.
  • Support and coordinate the developing of
    capacity development plans across all program countries based on above
  • In charge of coordinating technical
    assistance (including remote TA), providing on-site periodic technical
    support, guidance and accompaniment to country specific capacity
    building/training, directly delivery TA to country level CD coordinators
    and identifying other means (in county and regionally) that can provide
    such support.
  • Working closely with Country offices to
    facilitate and organize support to training workshops for skills building,
    sensitization and capacity building for the relevant stakeholders, and
    implementing partners
  • Lead the hiring and technical monitoring of
    gender/ engaging men and boys resource persons and or consultants.
  • Take lead in the selection of and support for
    external, technical assistance consultants on EMB assignments as may be
    required by the different country offices
  • Ensure that CARE and partners are well
    trained on issues of accountability to women’s rights work as per
    international standards
  • Roll out training for CARE and partner staff
    of the Men Engage Accountability Toolkit and adapt as needed.
2. Work in liaison with the
Gender Mainstreaming/ GED advisor to engage CARE male staff across all
countries for GED (and how to deal with resistance within partner organizations
and CARE to the GED work )
  • Represent CARE in relevant national, regional
    and international spaces related to Engaging Men and Boys for Gender
  • Provide strong inputs to the CARE International
    Working Group on Engaging Men and Boys for Gender Equality
  • Design of appropriate and impact ful models,
    approaches and tools for gender trans formative work and men and boys
  • Carry out ongoing assessment of existing
    gender trans formative programming in countries of implementation to
    determine what has worked, what has not and why and to inform the design
    and implementation of CARE and partners’ gender trans formative and men
    engagement strategies;
  • Ensure CARE and partner’s staff are trained in
    these approaches, strategies, tools and models.
3. Provision of long
distance and regular in site TA to assess quality of implementation and impact
of selected gender transformation and men engagement models:
  • With Country office leads, develop, design and
    adapt men and boys training materials and training programs to motivate,
    and mobilize staff and partners expertise and commitment to the
    application of innovative approaches
  • Provide on-going mentoring support, guidance
    and coaching to country offices to ensure delivery of quality services and
    program quality within the EMB component field
  • In collaboration with the Knowledge
    Management & Learning thematic lead, Support CARE and partners’ staff
    with the development and maintenance of effective gender transformative
    approaches, male engage models and approaches.
  • Support offices to develop an M&E system
    (indicators, tools for data collection, for analysis, for data storage,
    etc.) that allows measuring the results (at outputs, but also outcome and
    impact levels) from the gender transformation component of the sub program
    and from the male engagement work in particular;
  • Considering the sensitivity and risks of
    causing harm by poorly thought through and poorly implemented gender
    transformative approaches, particular attention will be paid to tracking
    and assessing potential negative unintended effects such as an increase in
    domestic violence, etc.
  • Support the development of a cross country
    learning agenda around gender transformational approaches and particularly
    around male engagement, ensuring lessons about what works, what does not
    and why is identified, documented and shared to inform our strategies and
    approaches and to feed into the learning component of the EMB initiative.
  • Actively participate in evaluating progress
    towards achievement of EMB program/project outcomes, with a focus on
    gender transformational approaches and men engagement; practically, it may
    mean contributing to the design and implementation of base lines, midterm
    reviews, annual reviews, specific learning events, end lines and / or
    final evaluations, etc.
  • Follow up and dissemination of Phase III
    evaluation results regarding the Added Value of Engaging Men approach for
    other development outcomes (at least for Roco Kwo, Berchi in Ethiopia) and
    support to staff to integrate these findings into trainings and
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate should hold a Master’s
    degree in gender, Social work and Social development, Community
    Psychology, adult education, Sociology or relevant Post graduate
  • Advanced knowledge and at least five years of
    prove practical experience technically supporting gender transformative
  • A minimum of five 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 transformative programs a must.
  • Previous experience working with large, cross
    cultural teams with multiple deliverables is desirable.
  • Excellent inter-personal communication and
    facilitation skills; sound judgment and decision making skills.
  • Proven 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 countries (Ethiopia, Rwanda, Northern Uganda) are considered
    an added value
How to Apply:  
suitably qualified and interested candidates should submit their application
online, Click Here. Click on
the “Job Application” icon, fill the application form and attach a motivation
letter clearly articulating alignment with the above profile and an updated
detailed CV.
Deadline: 14th March 2016.

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