Gender Specialist Non-profit Careers – Samaritan’s Purse International Relief (SPIR)

Job Title:    Gender Specialist
Organization: Samaritan’s
Purse International Relief (SPIR)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Emergency
Response Coordinator (ERC)
About Us:
Samaritan’s Purse is an international Christian relief and development
organization meeting the critical needs of victims of war, poverty, natural
disaster, famine and disease with the aim of sharing God’s love.
Job Summary: The Gender
Specialist will assist the Emergency Response Coordinator (ERC) as
multi-sectorial emergency relief projects continue to be implemented. The
successful candidate will be expected to provide strategic and relevant inputs,
mainstream gender equality across all projects, and advice on gender across all
programs and contribute to both the development and delivery of high quality
programs that have, at their center, a commitment to ensure that both women and
men benefit equally.
Key Duties and
  • Support
    SP Uganda and field teams with the mainstreaming of gender equality in
    program development and design, including proposals.
  • Work
    closely with the livelihood and WASH project teams and identify strategic
    actions to be undertaken to improve the quality of program
    implementation from gender perspective.
  • Actively
    contribute to and ensure gender equality mainstreaming and across all
    areas of program implementation, including training materials, monitoring,
    operations, policies, procedures and implementation of project
    activities that target women and girls within the scope of the project.
  • Assist
    the field teams with gender analysis throughout the project life cycle
    with key findings and actionable recommendations integrated into programming.
    Distil and document lessons learnt for use in future programming.
  • Maintain
    an up-to-date and thorough understanding of gender issues related to
    project components.
  • Facilitate
    gender trainings with program staff and program stakeholders.
  • Work
    closely with National sector Program Managers and Project Managers
    to ensure that gender considerations are assessed and accounted for.
  • Guide
    and advise field office and teams with the development of tools to
    increase the participation of girls or to remove existing barriers
    and create equal participation.
  • Ensure
    that program reporting captures challenges and successes around gender
  • Renders
    support in the development of gender sensitive data collection tools.
  • Provide
    support in the collection and analysis of age and gender-disaggregated
  • Ensure
    knowledge sharing, documentation and dissemination of good practices on
    gender equality, and women’s empowerment.
  • Monitor
    and report on the implementation of the gender action plan, and
  • Offer
    technical advice on appropriate gender sensitive indicators in the
    performance measurement framework and support M&E colleagues in
    reporting of program results/outputs and objectives against agreed

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The Gender Specialist must hold a
    Bachelor’s Degree in Gender, Women’s Economic Empowerment, Rural
    Development and/or any other related field; a Post Graduate study is
  • A minimum of three years’ experience of
    managing a gender portfolio.
  • The applicant must have experience in
    Project Cycle Management and Appraisal, Monitoring and Evaluation with a
    gender lens, have experience in designing and conducting gender analyses,
    and designing and facilitating trainings on gender issues and mainstreaming
  • The successful candidate should be an
    influential communicator with excellent written and verbal skills in
    English and speaks at least one local language.
  • Highly analytical and problem solving
    skills and have the ability to effectively network with a wide range of
    relevant actors.
  • Be dynamic, personable
  • Good team player
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an updated
CV, covering letter and relevant documentation via email to HR: or hand deliver to Samaritan’s Purse offices, Plot 11
Luthuli drive, Bugolobi. Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 4th October 2017 by
For more of the latest jobs, please visit or
find us on our facebook page

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *