Gender and Youth Advisor NGO Careers – Democratic Governance Facility (DGF)

Job Title:         Gender and Youth Advisor
Organisation: Democratic
Governance Facility (DGF)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Corporate
Capability Manager (CCM)
About DGF:
Democratic Governance Facility (DGF) was established by eight of
Uganda’s International Development Partners including Austria, Denmark, EU,
Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the UK to manage coherent, harmonized
and coordinated multi-donor support to state and non-state actors aimed at
enhancing democratic governance in Uganda. It is based upon three components:
Deepening Democracy; Rights, Justice and Peace; and Voice & Accountability.
Job Summary: The Gender and
Youth Advisor will work in liaison with the Sphere Teams, Programme &
Learning Managers (PLMs), Deputy Programme & Learning Managers (PLMs), and
Programme Managers (PMs) to support partners to understand and integrate gender
and youth into their projects. S/he will also work with the sphere teams to
assess, analyse, plan and monitor trends, challenges and opportunities; ways to
better integrate gender, youth, and support to other marginalized groups into
DGF programming. S/he will liaise with the Organizational Development advisor
and provide technical support on aspects of partner capacity enhancement in
gender and youth issues.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
Analysis and monitoring of trends, opportunities and challenges:
·        
Conduct a gender and youth analysis of the DGF
II proposed program document and Areas of Intervention strategies and develop a
strategy for a conscious/systematic approach towards mainstreaming gender and
youth in all facility areas of intervention.
·        
Integrate regular monitoring and reporting on
gender mainstreaming and equality within the DGF FMU and among IPs into tools
and templates.
·        
Support program staff and DGF partners to
profile gender, youth and vulnerability within the individual spheres and Areas
of Intervention; and work with program teams to target and formulate
interventions.
·        
Identify and provide evidence-based advice on
gender and youth inclusion in the formulation of DGF Programme strategies; 
·        
Support DGF in capacity building of implementing
partners and DGF FMU staff in areas such as gender profiling, and integration
of women and  youth in governance
processes;
Programme development and technical support:
·        
Offer guidance and support to programme staff,
DGF partners on gender and youth responsive initiatives and build strategic
links with the work being done on National Development Strategies and National
Action Plans;
·        
Support capacity development, network
development and the development of national advocacy platforms of women and
youth Civil Society Organizations Advisory Group to increase their influence in
shaping national development plans, strategies and financing mechanisms;
·        
Provide specialized advice to the DGF to enhance
integration of gender/youth principles in frameworks as well as work closely
with the FMU Thematic Working Groups, Democratic groups and different Cluster
Groups to promote the democratic governance environment of gender-related
activities.
Establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with key stakeholders,
regional and international actors and development partners:
·        
Build and strengthen
partnerships/cooperation/consultations/coordination with national and local
state actors, national and international civil society actors, especially,
gender focused and women  organizations,
bilateral donors, academia, private sector and private foundations for more
effective and coordinated implementation of gender and youth equality
strategies;
·        
In coordination with the PLMs, guide the design,
implementation and monitoring of research on major trends, needs and policy
options concerning gender equality in the country. Analyse and synthesize this
information in order to identify entry points for DGF actions at the national,
sectoral and sub-regional levels, and to contribute to the Gender group
initiative.
Knowledge management and reporting:
·        
Work in liaison with the relevant PMs and the
ODA, undertake technical advisory missions to IPs.
·        
As requested by relevant IPs, PMs and/ or the
ODA, conduct seminars, workshops and technical meetings and training courses.
·        
In alignment with the Human Resource manual,
maintain confidentiality about DGF and DGF implementing partners.
·        
Other tasks as assigned.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The ideal candidate must hold an advanced
university degree in Gender Studies, Political or Social Science, Public
Policy, or related field.
·        
A minimum of seven of more years of substantive
experience at international senior programmatic position with recognized
expertise and experience in gender, youth, vulnerability and marginalization.
·        
Strong analytical and writing skills and proven
ability to successfully translate research findings into sound policy guidance
and advice
·        
Demonstrated development/programming skills
particularly those that are pertinent to DGF gender and youth strategic
priorities.
·        
Ability to lead formulation and evaluation of
development programmes and projects.
·        
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain
broad strategic networks and partnerships and DGF international partners and
other international partners to promote partnership and build alliances to
advance organizational interests and competencies.
·        
Excellent knowledge of gender policies and
issues, gender analysis, and mainstreaming gender into projects and programmes.
·        
Broad knowledge and understanding of the
multiple and intersecting nature of discrimination, marginalization and
vulnerability; and its implications on gender and youth.
·        
Excellent knowledge on policies and programmes
on the gender dimension of political and democratic spheres.
·        
Ability to formulate new concepts, methodologies
and policies and present them at high-level meetings;
·        
Ability to provide advice on good practices, to
address broader issues outside the field of specialization; develop training
materials, project proposals, procedural matters; design and synthesize
strategies for programme development; produce reports and evaluate and monitor
development cooperation activities and projects.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates must send their
applications enclosing curriculum vitae, academic and professional certificates
along with the names and contacts of three referees. Applications should be
sent by post, courier, hand delivery or e-mail to The Director Executive
Recruitments, Future Options Consulting Ltd, 4th Floor, DTB Center, Kampala
Road, P.O. Box: 34934, Kampala, Uganda. Phone: 0393 265028/9, 0414-231204/206
Email: projects@futureoptionsug.com (Please include the title of the position
for which you are applying in the subject line of the email).
Deadline: 30th
October 2017 by 5:00pm

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