YSLA and Girls Economic Empowerment Specialist NGO Jobs – CARE International

Organization: CARE
International
Project Name: UNFPA Women and
Youth empowerment program (WAY)
Duty Station:  Uganda
About US:
CARE 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.
About UNFPA Project:
CARE International is
implementing
the Women and Youth empowerment program (WAY) in partnership with UNFPA.
Job Summary:   The Youth
savings and loan association (YSLA) and Girls Economic empowerment Specialist
will be a dynamic team player with strong technical skills in youth
entrepreneurship and economic empowerment. He/She will be responsible for
leading the strategic development, and successful delivery of the Youth
empowerment processes in the WAY program in the eight districts of West Nile
and Northern Uganda namely; Moyo, Adjumani, Arua, Agago, Amuru, Aleptong,
Pader, Kitgum and Lamwo. He/She will be familiar with the plight of girls and
the inherent social norms and traditions that tend to marginalise them and lead
them onto the path of marginalisation very early in their lives. He/She will be
familiar with the development and humanitarian nexus and a passion for youth
and girls’ economic empowerment, promoting gender equality and diversity,
engaging men and boys and curbing gender based violence. He/she will have
strong mobilisation, networking and relationship building skills and familiar
with working in various partnership frameworks at local Government and National
levels. The YSLA and girls economic empowerment specialist will provide
technical oversight in all capacity development interventions, needs
assessment, mentorship and support supervision of the girls. The position is
based in Arua or Gulu. The Key Responsibilities for the position is to lead the
design and roll out of the girls economic empowerment elements of the WAY
program, first and foremost. Provide advisory support and guidance to the
initiative manager and the rest of the team. Roll out the youth and girls
empowerment processes, build capacities of local leaders to be youth responsive
and supportive, be accountable for delivering the project objectives. He/She
will also ensure periodic project reviews, documentation, and timely
reporting. 



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        
The
applicant for the CARE International
YSLA and Girls Economic empowerment Specialist
job placement should preferably
hold a Master’s degree in business development, adult education, Sociology or
relevant Post graduate qualification.
·        
Advanced
knowledge and at least five years of prove practical experience technically
supporting gender transformative approaches.
·        
Experience
and skills in effectively supervising technical specialists and managing
performance for success in technical support teams with a focus on gender
transformative approaches.
·        
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.
·        
Broad knowledge
and strong skills in M&E, report writing and documentation.
How to Apply:
All applicants are encouraged
to send their application letters clearly articulating alignment with the above
profile and an updated detailed (CV) giving day time telephone contacts and
names and addresses of 3 (three) work related referees to
ugarecruitment@care.org
Deadline: 13th March 2018
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