Training Specialist – GBV, SRH AND SASA NGO Careers – CARE International

CARE International
Duty Station: Kampala
and Arua, Uganda
About US:
CARE (Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere,
formerly Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe) is a major
international humanitarian agency delivering emergency relief and long-term
international development projects. Founded in 1945, CARE is nonsectarian,
impartial, and non-governmental. It is one of the largest and oldest
humanitarian aid organizations focused on fighting global poverty.
Job Summary:  The Training Specialist will be a dynamic team
player with strong technical skills in ASRHR, GBV, SASA, GBV survivor support,
functionality of women and girls’ spaces in refugee settlements and schools as
well as empowerment. He/she will have demonstrable understanding of power
relations between women and men, experience in implementing gender
transformative approaches and challenging negative masculinity. The Specialist
will be responsible for leading strategic development and rolling out of SASA
methodology as well as approaches for empowerment of women, adolescents and
youth in the WAY Programme. The Specialist will co-ordinate the development and
implementation of the SRH/GBV activities in eight project districts of West
Nile and Northern Uganda: Arua, Yumbe, Moyo, Adjumani, Amuru, Agago, Kitgum and
Lamwo. The roles will include: desk reviews; seeking feedback from various
actors including SASA activists, school clubs, mentorship networks, partners
and local governments; developing, pilot testing and finalising training
curricular, recruiting resource persons and volunteers; developing partnerships
to support SASA Activists, Mentors/Mentees and GBV Survivors; coordinating
logistics for learning sessions; supporting follow-up processes and mentorship;
and contributing to development and implementation of a monitoring and
evaluation system. The Specialist will provide input and feedback to
colleagues, contribute to work plans, budgeting and reporting. Other activities
include: supporting local meetings, community and district events with partner
organizations. He/she will be abreast with the development-humanitarian nexus
and have a passion for empowerment and participatory approaches, promoting
gender equity and diversity, and curbing gender based violence. He/she will
have strong mobilisation, networking and relationship building skills and be
familiar with working in various partnership frameworks at local Government and
national levels. The Training specialist will provide technical oversight in
capacity development, needs assessments, mentorship and supervision of
beneficiaries in the WAY programme as well as to the GBV/SRH team of district
based officers. The Specialist will build staff capacity competencies in
standardising CARE’s AYSRHR implementation tools and guidelines/strategies in
line with the Ministry of Health Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health Policy and
other related government guidelines. He/she will: develop technical
competencies of staff and partners on AYSRHR and GBV, SASA and other
methodologies to support programme implementation. He/she will: be responsible
for networking and linking the project to national and international AYSRH/GBV
and SASA alliances feeding into the programme’s advocacy plans; supervise the
rolling out of the SRH/GBV programme activities in primary and secondary school
clubs; engage primary and secondary school teachers, communities, traditional
and religious institutions to transform cultural norms and practices around
ASRH/ GBV; raise awareness and lead the promotion of Uganda’s national policy
on GBV prevention, anti-alcohol abuse, GBV referral mechanism and facilitate
access to SRH and GBV services. The Specialist will ensure appropriate
messaging, development and dissemination of relevant IEC materials as well as
their translation into local languages as necessary. He/she will work closely
with the WAY Senior Initiative Manager and colleagues in implementing the
adolescent and youth reproductive health and GBV components of the WAY
programme. The position is based 50% in Kampala and 50% in Arua with regular
travels to all project districts and refugee settlements as needed.
Key Duties and
Select, assess, establish, facilitate and strengthen the capacity of
partners, women groups, SASA activists, role model teachers and other
stakeholders on SRH and GBV and integrated approaches to gender transformation
Ensure partners and stakeholders have in-depth
knowledge of the project objectives and strategies;
Liaise with WAY technical teams on curricula
design, quality assurance and training management to ensure that SRH, GBV and
women’s equality are promoted.
Oversee TOTs and actual trainings carried out by
field officers in the 8 districts to ensure CARE training quality standards are
Compile a resource list of organisations,
services and platforms in the implementation of the WAY project.
Support CARE partners and groups to integrate
women leadership, psychosocial support, SRH, GBV and Engaging Men and Boys
approaches in ongoing programmes.
Together with the SIM, support partners and WAY
staff in developing own capacity building action plans.
Ensure that partners and WAY groups are involved
in all critical project activities such as consultancies, planning processes,
meetings, baselines, midterm and end line reviews and that all key information
is shared in a transparent manner and in real time.
Ensure partners and WAY groups benefit from the
capacity development programmes on SRH, GBV, SASA and Women mentorship.
Produce regular updates and reports showing
progress (knowledge, attitudes and skills) in the training and follow up and
refresher trainings.
Ensure translation and appropriate dissemination
of GBV, SRH, mentorship, training and learning materials and IEC materials.
Technical support to IPOs, CARE staff, School clubs and Women and Youth
groups to implement WAY program deliverables
Ensure IPOs’ compliance to CARE’s core values
and gender equity and diversity and upholding of the adolescent and youth
sexual reproductive health rights.
Conduct partner organizations’ capacity
assessment with the aim of promoting the adherence to adolescent health and
youth sexual reproductive health rights and develop capacity development plans
for the implementing organizations that address their capacity needs.
Provide tools, formats, manuals and guides to
IPOs necessary to improve project quality e.g. story telling guides, project
review guides, psychosocial support guidelines, referral guidelines, GBV
toolkits, Gender self-assessment tools.
Conduct TOTs in AY and SRH methodology, M&E
among others
Mentor, coach and monitor the progress of the
partner staff
Support partners to achieve timely project
targets and outputs.
Ensure that partners submit timely and quality
Share monitoring progress reports on a regular
Participate in the development and maintenance of an effective SGBV
information and monitoring and Evaluation system.
Participate in the development and continuous
review of the WAY project M&E systems as is related to adolescent health
and girls’ groups of out of school girls and health school clubs.
Participate in the preparation of annual
implementation plans and project implementation reports
Ensure accurate and timely reporting.
Participate in the preparation and documentation
of lessons learnt and organize sharing of the documented lessons
Work closely with the partners to ensure that
they receive the relevant capacity support.
Participate in evaluating progress towards
achievement of program/project outcomes.
Provide on-going support supervision and
monitoring to implementing partners and community structures to ensure delivery
of quality services and program quality.
Identify, prepare and document lessons learnt
under the WAY Program implementation.
Ensure effective coordination and network system at district, regional
and national levels are operational, maintaining a high CARE reputation.
In collaboration with the implementing partners,
coordinate, support and facilitate monthly, quarterly, sub county and or
district level discussions and coordination meetings.
Represent CARE at the Districts, Regional and
with other relevant sector working group meetings as required from time to
Establish and maintain cordial and professional
relations with local partners and collaborators including district officials.
Others: Performs any other duties
Contribute to the country wide advocacy GBV
related activities such as the 16 days of Activism against GBV and the
International Women’s Day or as assigned by the Senior Initiative Manager
Represent CARE in national, local and regional
events as assigned by the Line manager
Participate in the Great Lakes GBV events as
assigned by the Program Director
Conduct capacity assessment studies intended to
establish capacities needs of program components
Develop capacity building strategies.
Conduct TOTs in AYSRHR methodology and psycho
social counselling among others
Mentor, coach and monitor the progress of the
staff Level of authority

Skills and Experience: 
The Training Specialist must hold a Bachelor’s
degree in Social Work and Social development, Behavioral Sciences, Health
Sciences, Public Health, Clinical Medicine plus a relevant and a Post graduate
qualification is required.
At least 5 years of hands on professional
experience in community development, including experience and knowledge of
working within a humanitarian and post conflict recovery and development
Experience working with large teams with multiple deliverables.
Strong inter-personal communication skills;
Sound judgment and decision making skills.
Ability to network, build relationships and establish
collaboration with different partners, agencies local and international
Ability to link with community activists and
social movements
Working knowledge and skills in M&E, report
writing and documentation.
Specific qualifications in Gender studies,
training of trainers are desired
Personally committed to gender equality and
women and girls’ empowerment with ability to lead change processes that aim at
making organizations more gender aware, committed and competent.
Excellent verbal and written communication
skills in English.
Computer literate (email, word processing,
A Relevant advanced degree or qualification is
an added advantage.

Core Competencies
Proactive problem solving
Contributing to team success
Managing work
Building partnerships
Communicating with impact
Initiating action
Information monitoring
Stress tolerance
How to Apply:
Candidates who are interested in the above jobs should
submit an updated CV and Application letter giving a day time telephone contact
and names, telephone contacts and email addresses of 3 (three) work related
referees only through our recruitment email: clearly
indicating the job title in the email subject.
NB: Please note that when you are successful for the above
position, CARE will need Verified copies of your academic documents.
Deadline: 24th
April, 2019
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