Gender Officer USAID Project Jobs – Caritas International

Job Title:          Gender Officer
Organisation: Caritas
Ref No: CKD/NUYOK/2018
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Foundation
Programs Manager
About US:
Caritas International is a confederation
of 16 Catholic relief, development and social service organisations operating
in over 200 countries and territories worldwide. Collectively and individually
their claimed mission is to work to build a better world, especially for the
poor and oppressed. The first Caritas organisation was established by Lorenz
Werthmann on 9 November 1897 in Germany.
About NUYOK Program:
Caritas Kotido Diocese is part
of a consortium led by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to run a five-year Food
for Peace (FFP) USAID funded program called NUYOK to build resilience to shocks,
enhance livelihoods and improve food security and nutrition for vulnerable rural
families in three districts of Karamoja viz: Abim, Nakapiripirit and Napak –
which are home to 406,880 people living in an estimated 58,126 households.
Caritas Kotido Diocese through support from CRS will implement the activities
of NUYOK Programme in Abim District.
Job Summary: The Gender
Officer (GO) is responsible for supporting all Gender activities and gender inclusive
programming promotion. S/he will serve as the lead officer in identifying
gender-based constraints facing women and men in the target communities and
steering program activities to directly address these issues. The Gender
Officer will take primary responsibility to advocate for greater attention to
gender perspectives, by providing the necessary technical support to gender
integration throughout the operational areas. The GO will support the
implementing team with gender mainstreaming and analysis throughout the program
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assist
    the NUYOK team in ensuring the distinct roles and constraints of men,
    women, girls and boys of targeted households are understood and addressed
    by assessing the gender equity across gender lines in project
    participation and benefits.
  • Act
    as a contact person in gender mainstreaming of the programme and provide guidance
    on gender perspectives in all aspects of the program.
  • Assume
    primary responsibility in monitoring, evaluating data quality for gender disaggregation
    and reporting, as well as documentation of successes and failures in the
  • Collect
    qualitative/quantitative data in program operational areas on a regular
    basis, on gender perspectives to provide a holistic picture of gender
  • Take
    a lead in providing technical support to the implementing team to build
    skills and develop effective strategies to conducting gender analysis
    engaging men.
  • Address
    gender inequality at the household and community levels in order to improve
    the business opportunities for female-lead households.
  • With
    the program team develop project specific gender action plan as per the program
    gender strategy/action plan.
  • Assist
    and lead the implementation team in ensuring that plans developed by the community
    consider the different needs and interests of both sexes and contribute towards
    creation of new opportunities for women and girls.
  • Ensure
    that all trainings on and facilitation of M&E processes include
    awareness on gender equality, equity and integration of gender responsive
  • Any
    other duties assigned and specific to the programme.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in gender and development,
    women’s studies, masculinity studies, sociology, law or a related field
  • At
    least three years of professional experience in the field of gender and development
  • Familiarity
    with tools of gender mainstreaming, including gender analysis
  • First-hand
    knowledge of gender dynamics in Karamoja is a must, as well as a basic understanding
    of the gender legal and policy framework in Uganda
  • Show
    commitment to women’s rights, human rights and social justice
  • Working
    knowledge and experience in GBV prevention and response
  • Demonstrated
    skills in networking, collaboration, education, community consultations
    and organizational development
  • A
    strong team player with good communication and diplomatic skills
  • Very
    good analytical and information management skills
  • Good
    organizational skills and ability to work under/manage stress
  • Flexible
    and creative in planning and problem solving
  • Keen
    attention to detail, ability to follow procedures and meet deadlines and
    work independently and cooperatively with team members
  • Skill
    in maintaining professional internal and external relationships
  • Maintain
    confidentiality of sensitive information both for the staff and the organization.
  • Previous
    experience working on any USAID funded program is an added advantage.
  • Possession
    of a valid riding permit is a must.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their application letters, Curriculum Vitae,
certified academic (transcripts & certificates) and other relevant work
experience documents to;
The Secretary SSD Board,
Kotido Catholic Diocese,
P.O Box 55, Kotido -Uganda.
OR to;
The Parish Priest,
Abim Catholic Parish,
P.O. Box 55, Kotido – Uganda
  • Only
    shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • Canvassing
    for support will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • Ensure
    your academic documents are certified before submission of your
Deadline: 16th
February 2018
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