Gender and Youth Technical Manager NGO Job Placement – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Organization: Catholic
Relief Services (CRS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Head of
Programs, CRS Uganda      
About CRS:
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-profit
organization that carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United
States (U.S) to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity
is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our
staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our
values and our commitment to serving those in need.
Job Summary: The Gender and
Youth Technical Manager (GYTM) position is being established to contribute to
the integration of gender and youth responsive approaches in current and new
projects, in alignment with CRS’ global agency strategy that prioritizes the
equality of women, men, girls and boys, in all spheres of life. The position
will directly contribute to CRS Uganda’s efforts toward design and
implementation of high quality gender and youth initiatives that ‘promote right
relationships’ among targeted families and communities. The GYTM will take
primary responsibility to advocate for greater integration of gender and youth
perspectives in CRS Uganda’s programs. The GYTM will also directly manage
appropriate sectoral projects as assigned. The GYTM will provide mentoring and
technical support to Gender and/or Youth Project Officers within specific
projects, and s/he will chair the CP level Gender and Youth Working Group
(GYWG). The GYTM will lead gender and youth analyses as the inception of
projects, support preparation of issues-papers and case studies on gender and
youth perspectives with the help of other CRS colleagues in the substantive
work of the Program Department to ensure synergies in the promotion of gender
and youth mainstreaming and achievement of the common goals. The GYTM will
support the business development cycle, including: pre-positioning, proposal
development and leveraging results. The GYTM will represent CRS at workshops
and events with other stakeholders where information on gender and/or youth
mainstreaming is requested. The GYTM will attend events on gender and youth and
the substantive areas covered by CRS to disseminate information on progress
made in gender and youth mainstreaming as necessary.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
Coordination:
·        
Act as a contact person in gender and youth
integration with other stakeholders and provide guidance on gender perspectives
in all aspects of CRS Uganda programs and operations.
·        
The jobholder will chair Gender and Youth
Working Group (GYWG) in developing and implementing annual action plans to
integrate gender throughout programs and operations.
·        
Support preparation of proposals, issues-papers
and case studies on gender and youth perspectives with the help of other CRS
colleagues in the substantive work of the Program Department which would help
ensure synergies as the basis for efforts to promote gender and youth
integration and achievement of common goals.
·        
Support technical staff in setting indicators
for assessing progress with gender and youth integration, adapted to the
various types of CRS Uganda programs.
·        
Support the Program Managers in ensuring that
CRS and partners are in compliance with gender and youth related donor
requirements for their respective projects;
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL):
·        
Lead detailed gender and youth analyses at the
inception of new projects.
·        
Ensure gender and youth based indicators are
covered in all projects’ MEAL systems.
·        
Regularly review project reports and ensure they
capture required level of gender and youth disaggregated data and gender
specific success stories;
·        
Support program managers and technical staff in
incorporating gender and youth issues in project MEAL systems (performance
questions, indicators, sampling methods, procedures, etc.). Assist in gender
sensitive participatory planning and support implementation.
·        
Arrange for the dissemination of information
from MEAL data on the degree to which gender and youth related objectives are
being achieved and on the gender differentiated impact of the CRS Uganda’s
projects.
Partnership:
·        
Take lead in providing technical support to
local partners in developing effective gender and youth-focused project
strategies;
·        
Support partner staff to communicate information
from the field to the appropriate decision making forum on the level of gender
integration in activities undertaken in all components, processes and impacts.
·        
Provide support, coaching, mentoring and
technical guidance to partner gender officers;
Capacity Building and Supervision:
·        
Coordinate with Human Resources for the
inclusion of gender and youth goals, objectives, and activities in CRS Uganda
staff’s annual Performance Plans;
·        
Identify relevant training and learning
opportunities for CRS staff to advance knowledge and skills in gender and
youth, and manage a gender and youth learning agenda for staff to follow in
alignment with CRS Learning policies and procedures.
·        
The incumbent will coordinate with Human
Resources the inclusion of gender and youth learning agenda as part of CRS
Uganda staff’s annual Learning and Development Plans.
·        
Supervise and mentor CRS Uganda project specific
Gender and Youth Officers through a matrix management model, through shared
project and partner visits, coaching sessions, and coordination with the Gender
and Youth Officers’ direct line supervisors.
·        
Manage gender and youth projects and project
resources (budgets) as appropriate.
·        
Offer technical assistance, as requested, to
other projects implemented by CRS Uganda in the development of their gender and
youth capacities.
·        
Develop capacity building plans and strategies;
roll our agency-wide gender policies.
Representation:
·        
Attend important and relevant events on gender
and youth and the substantive areas covered by CRS to disseminate information
on progress made in gender mainstreaming as necessary.
·        
Represent CRS at workshops and events where
information on gender and/or youth integration is requested.
·        
Performs other related duties as required.
Other: Carry out other duties as designated by the HOP.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicant for the Catholic Relief Services
(CRS) Gender and Youth Technical Manager career placement should hold a
Master’s Degree or equivalent experience in International Relations or
Economics/Social Sciences or other relevant field;
·        
At least ten years of progressive management and
technical responsibility, including supervising and mentoring multi-sectorial
teams, for humanitarian and development assistance, preferably with an
international NGO; preferred experience in youth workforce development, youth
entrepreneurship, or youth peacebuilding.
·        
Strong and demonstrated prior experience working
on integration of gender and youth considerations into project design,
monitoring and evaluation;
·        
Demonstrated capacity to understand and advise
on critical technical and operational issues related to gender and youth:
education, job skills, employment creation, social cohesion, health,
psycho-social wellbeing, HIV prevention.
·        
Broad knowledge of the Principles of Positive
Youth Development and ability to assist CP staff and partners to understand,
articulate and apply these principles in their work with youth.
·        
Prior experience working with MEAL development
and integration in programming to capture gender and youth project-specific
information to monitor change and outcomes, with experience in quantitative and
qualitative data analysis highly desirable;
·        
Proven leadership and inter-personal skills with
ability to build and motivate diverse and talented teams;
·        
Previous experience with participatory methods
and partnerships;
·        
Prior exposure and experience in leading
participatory analytical processes and learning;
·        
Demonstrated prior experience in conducting
multi-sectoral trainings for adult-learners;
·        
Ability to self-manage and succeed in matrix
management model;
·        
Proven ability to think strategically;
·        
Demonstrated proactive nature in resolving
problems and leading a productive, committed team;
·        
Flexibility to work both in a team and
independently;
·        
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
and the ability to work effectively with groups;
·        
Sensitivity to different aspects of diversity
(cultural, religion), firm belief in teamwork and sensitivity to gender and
youth perspectives;
·        
Demonstrated personal accountability and driven
to serve others;
·        
Excellent English language oral and written
communication skills;
·        
Experience working in a variety of developing
environments required;
·        
Computer literacy i.e. proficiency in Microsoft
Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) required;
·        
Excellent, proactive communications and
coordination skills essential;
·        
Willingness to work extended hours, dependent
upon the task deadlines;
·        
Ability and willingness to travel regularly both
nationally and internationally as needed.
·        
Agency-Wide Competencies (for all CRS
Staff):
Serves with Integrity, Models Stewardship, Cultivates Constructive
Relationships, Promotes Learning
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a cover
letter, updated CV and three work references (names and contact information
only) to ug_recruitment@crs.org.
Deadline: 24th October,
2016
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