Women Leaderships in Emergency (WLiE) Specialist Non-profit Careers – CARE International

Organization: CARE
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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.
Job Summary: The
Women Leadership in Emergency (WLiE) Specialist will be responsible for leading
the strategic development, and successful delivery of the women’s leadership
thematic components for projects in West Nile that aims to build CARE staff,
partner and beneficiary capacity in promoting women leadership in Emergencies
as a basis for achieving women’s empowerment. The WLiE specialist also provides
an oversight technical role for project initiatives that support gender
equality in West Nile, ensuring that the various initiatives and projects
collaborate to develop linkages, promoting capacity development across a
package of gender transformative interventions. The position is based in Arua
but will also provide support to all projects in West Nile. S/he will also
provide overall guidance and support in the design, development, and
strengthening of effective interventions for women Equality as implemented by
all projects in West Nile including partners with a  strong focus on  developing capacity of CARE, partners staff
and beneficiaries (refugees and host community) in the different districts in
West Nile, ensure periodic reviews, analysis of women’s leadership
interventions and ensure that related various West Nile emergency response
initiatives are relevant and effective to their contexts and adapted to the
Country programs. The Position will develop and implement appropriate cross
district specific women’s leadership trainings and models and monitor the
application of the knowledge (that participants develop in the trainings or
other learning events) in the programs/projects of organization (both NGO/CBO
partners and government counterparts of CARE. This position will provide
guidance for effective coordination, networking, representation and
documentation of women’s leadership learning at various levels. The position
provides a link between West Nile and CARE country office to promote new
thinking, innovation, learning and documentation of best practices.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Provide technical
assistance and support to CARE and partner’s staff in West Nile of
implementation to plan, implement, and monitor and build capacity in women’s
leadership as the basis for key changes in women’s empowerment at Impact Group
  • Guide and support CARE and partners’
    staff in conducting capacity assessment for partners to identify their
    strengths, weaknesses and available opportunities in understanding and use
    of women’s leadership approaches.
  • Provide technical assistance, mentorship,
    guidance to West Nile projects, partner’s organizations and beneficiaries
    on women’s leadership making linkages with transformative gender theories.
  • Conduct periodic reviews, updates and
    maintain quality implementation of women’s leadership and ensuring
    consistency and coordination with key elements of the program.
  • Support and coordinate the development
    of capacity development plans across all West Nile projects basing on
    contextual assessments.
  • Coordinating technical assistance
    (including remote TA), providing on-site periodic technical support,
    guidance and accompaniment to West Nile/Northern Uganda on specific
    capacity development/training, direct delivery of TA to West Nile Team
    working closely with Project Initiative Managers and coordinators.
  • Work closely with Project Managers to
    facilitate/ organize and support training workshops for skills building,
    sensitization and capacity building for relevant stakeholders, and
    implementing partners.
  • Support Team Leader in ensuring that
    CARE and partners are well trained on issues of accountability to women’s
    rights work as per international standards.
  • Work together with the Gender
    Mainstreaming/ GED advisor to promote strengthened women’s leadership
    among CARE, partners staff and beneficiaries across West Nile.
Design of
appropriate and impactful models, approaches and tools for women’s leadership
in Emergencies. 
  • Ongoing assessment of existing gender
    transformative programming in West Nile to determine what has worked, what
    has not and why and to inform the design and implementation of CARE and
    partners’ women’s leadership strategies; 
  • Ensure CARE, partner staff and
    beneficiaries are trained in approaches, strategies, tools and models that
    support gender equality programming.
  • With Project Managers, develop, design
    and adapt women’s leadership materials and training schedules to motivate
    staff, partners and beneficiaries to apply innovative approaches.
  • Provide on-going mentoring support,
    guidance and coaching to Staff, Partners and beneficiaries in West Nile
    projects, ensuring delivery of quality services and program quality within
    the women’s leadership component.
In collaboration
with the Knowledge Management & Learning thematic lead, Support CARE,
partner staff and beneficiaries with the development and maintenance of
effective gender transformative approaches through effective women’s leadership
  • Work with MEAL Adviser to support West
    Nile projects to develop an WLiEs M&E system (indicators, tools for
    data collection, for analysis, for data storage, etc.) that allows
    measuring the results from the gender transformation component of the
    women’s leadership.
  • Considering the sensitivity and risks of
    causing harm by poorly thought through and poorly implemented programming
    activities, the position pays particular attention to tracking and
    assessing potential negative unintended effects such as an increase in
    domestic violence, etc.
  • Work in close consultation with MEAL
    Adviser, support the development of West Nile learning agenda around
    women’s leadership in emergencies. Ensure lessons learnt and best
    practices are deliberately put into use through proper documentation and
    information sharing to inform CARE’s strategies and approaches.
  • Participate in evaluating progress
    towards achievement of thematic areas of women leadership in Emergencies,
    project outcomes, with a focus on gender transformational approaches:
    including working with MEAL Advisor in contributing to the design and
    implementation of base lines, midterm reviews, annual reviews, specific
    learning events, end lines and / or final evaluations, etc.
Any other duties: Represent CARE in relevant national, regional
and international spaces related to Women’s Leadership for Gender Equality

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the CARE
    International Women Leaderships in Emergency (WLiE) Specialist job
    placement should preferably hold a Master’s degree in gender, Social work
    and Social 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 working with
    Project Managers with a focus on gender transformative approaches.  
  • At least five years of hands on
    professional experience in working in Emergency contexts (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.
  • Experience working with large, cross
    cultural teams with multiple deliverables is desirable.
  • Strong inter-personal communication and
    facilitation skills; sound judgment and decision making skills.
  • Ability to network, build relationships
    and establish collaboration with different partners, agencies local and
    international networks.
  • Ability to link with community
    activists  and social movements
  • 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
Deadline: 14th May 2018
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