Fresher Gender Officer NGO Job Careers – Caritas International

Organisation: Caritas
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Foundation
Program Manager
About US:
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.
Job Summary: The
Gender Officer will be responsible for the implementation of activities under
the Foundational Purpose (Gender and Good Governance) to a high-quality
programming standard.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Implementation of activities found under the Foundational purpose in
    close collaboration with Community Planning Officers and Governance
  • Promote democratic and inclusive participation in governance,
    leadership and entrepreneurship related to community and economic
    development as well as environment
  • Input on Social Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) materials’
    development to promote positive gender norms.
  • Assist and lead the implementation team in ensuring that plans
    developed by the communities consider the different needs and interests of
    both sexes and contribute towards the creation of new opportunities for
    the disadvantaged women and girls.
  • Ensure integration of gender responsive programming by innovatively
    considering the specific needs of women.
  • Coordinate and support of all Gender activities and gender inclusive
    programming (e.g. couples joint decision making, promotion and training of
    women and youth leaders and empowerment of male change agents).
  • Participate in the development of work plans and provide reports as
    per the reporting schedules.
  • Monitor and evaluate progress of program activities.
  • Keenly analyze project implementation strategies and identify
    constraints to program success and provide timely recommendations.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Caritas International Gender Officer job
    opportunity must hold a relevant Bachelor’s degree in Democracy and
    Development Studies, Sociology, Social Work or any gender related field.
  • Two years of experience as a Project Officer or four years’ experience
    as a with gender related programmes/projects. 
  • Excellent understanding of the gender dimensions in the development
    context and gender- sensitive development approaches.
  • Very good knowledge of approaches to women empowerment and gender
  • First-hand knowledge of gender dynamics in Karamoja is a MUST
  • Profound understanding of the gender legal and policy framework in
  • Demonstrated skills in networking, collaboration, education,
    community consultations.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Able to pay keen attention to detail, to follow procedures and meet
    deadlines and a good – team player.
  •  Excellent computer skills
  • Willingness to work in any of the Nuyok programme duty stations.
  • Proven motorcycle riding skills and possession of a valid riding
  • Knowledge of local language (Nga’Karimojong) is a MUST.
How to Apply:
All qualified
candidates should address and send their application letters, Curriculum Vitae
and copies of relevant academic and work based certificates to:
Caritas Moroto
Diocese Commission, Moroto Diocese,
P.O. Box 46, Moroto
– Uganda and submit to the Caritas Moroto Diocese Head Office in Moroto or the
nearby Catholic parish within Moroto Diocese.
NOTE: Applicants
should indicate their preferred duty station on their application letters.
Please send your application letter, CV,
copies of relevant academic and work based certificates as well as contact
details of three (3) FORMER direct supervisors as references
Deadline: Monday, 7th May 2018
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