Gender Officer USAID Project Jobs – Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO)

Job
Title:          Gender Officer
Organization: Uganda
Women’s Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO)
Project Name: USAID’s
BETTER OUTCOMES for Children and Youth in Eastern and Northern Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
Uganda Women’s
Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO) is a national non-government organization which
was founded in 1986 by Ugandan mothers committed to providing relief aid to
needy children left parentless by the civil turbulence of the mid-1980’s and
the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
About USAID’s BETTER OUTCOMES Project:
Being a consortium
partner on USAID’s BETTER OUTCOMES for Children and Youth in Eastern and
Northern Uganda, UWESO currently is implementing an Economic Strengthening
component of BETTER OUTCOMES Project to reach out to 60,000 vulnerable
households in 20 districts in Eastern and Northern, the USAID funded Districts
through Livelihoods and other pathways over a five year period (2015-2020)
.Village Savings and Loans Association (VSLA) Methodology, Business Skills
Training, Financial Literacy Education and Bank Linkage are key interventions
under the economic strengthening component.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Strengthen the capacity of technical staff and partner organizations
    in gender mainstreaming.
  • Guide the organization in the development of gender specify
    strategies, guidelines, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS) to promote
    gender equity.
  • Design and implement strategies that promote Asset building for
    Adolescent girls and Young Women (AGYW) to increase their life skills and
    resilience.
  • Develop and support implementation of specific strategies for Gender
    based Violence (GBV) prevention and response across the organization.
  • Review social and behaviour change communication and group education
    materials that seek to transform norms on gender and gender-based violence
    to ensure they are gender-sensitive and transformative.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant must hold an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Social
    Sciences, Development Studies, Economics, Community Psychology or other
    humanities with relevant gender training.
  • A minimum of four years’ experience in gender programming and main
    streaming, developing, implementing and evaluating OVC, GBV, protection,
    livelihood, and/or public health programs, including implementation of
    community health.
  • Good knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets and databases is
    required. Numerical skills for data analysis are required.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a
    team.
  • Should be aged 35years and above and be able and willing to adhere
    to child protection safe guarding policy.
  • Skills: training and supervisory, team player with good
    communication and interpersonal skills, computer literacy
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to send their softcopy applications with an
application letter and curriculum vitae electronically to jobs@uweso.org. The position applied for MUST
be indicated in the subject line of the email. (All applications should be in a
single PDF file of maximum size 5MB).
Deadline: 6th June 2018
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