Gender and Social Inclusion Specialist Non-profit Careers – Financial Sector Deepening Uganda (FSDU)

Organization: Financial
Sector Deepening Uganda (FSDU)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to:
Executive Director
About US:
Financial Sector
Deepening Uganda (FSDU) is an independent not-for- profit company committed to
promoting greater access to and usage of financial services in Uganda. FSD
Uganda seeks to develop a more inclusive financial sector with a focus on
low-income individuals (particularly women) and Micro, Small and Medium
Enterprises (MSMEs). FSD Uganda works with both public and private sector
players to develop sustainable improvements in the livelihoods of low-income
individuals through reduced vulnerability to shocks, increased incomes and
employment creation. We support innovation, conduct research, help promote and
improve policy, laws and regulation that shape the financial sector in Uganda
through targeted Technical Assistance (TA) and grants. FSD Uganda is funded by
Department for International Development (DFID) UKaid and The Bill and Melinda
Gates Foundation. We are part of a network of eight other financial inclusion
organizations working in the Sub Saharan region of Africa.
Job Summary:  The Gender and Social Inclusion Specialist
will develop and lead FSDU’s high-quality Gender and Social Inclusion Programme
that ensures women and persons living with disability benefit from FSDU’s eff
orts. The role will be responsible for understanding and subsequently working
towards eliminating the systemic, and practice-based biases, constraints that
prevent women and persons with disabilities from fully benefiting from
financial services or using financial services to fulfil their ambitions. The
gender specialist will be responsible for developing and implementing FSDU’s
gender and disability work – integrating gender mainstreaming and gender
transformative approach to our programmatic work..
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Lead FSD Uganda’s gender and social inclusion strategy,
    implementation, evidence monitoring, impact and learning agenda.
    Understanding the Landscape
  • Lead FSD Uganda’s understanding (supply side and policy eff orts,
    demand side needs) on current engagements across all industry actors on
    gender and disability in financial services. Transformative and
    Mainstreaming Gender and Disability Approach
  • Understand, integrate and develop tools to eff ectively monitor
    gender and disability mainstreaming among FSDU’s programs.
  • Lead the development of FSDU’s gender and disability programs.
    Program Delivery
  • Develop tools to support gender and disability integration within
    FSDU and partner interventions.
  • Equip the staff and partner staff with gender analysis and
    assessment tools to enhance performance.
  • Support the development of actions plans for gender and disability
Research, Thought
  • Plan and coordinate gender and disability research initiatives and
    ensure dissemination of research findings Monitoring and Reporting on
    gender and disability work in FSDU
  • Provide professional guidance to staff and partners on gender and
    disability monitoring and evaluation.
  • Make recommendations on changes on set strategies where necessary.
FSDU Team and
Vendor Management
  • Develop robust Terms of References (TORs) to select high quality
    consultants, or service providers in the roll out of gender and disability
    programmatic activities.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in any field.
  • A Master’s degree (added advantage)
  • At least 7-10 years of demonstrable experience, five of which have been
    in developing and implementing a gender porfolio, gender related
    programming – preferably in the financial services domain.
  • Demonstrable experience in gender mainstreaming within programmes
  • Demonstrable experience either developing gender tools and
    frameworks and / or delivering these frame works and tools (internally
    within the organisation and externally with partners)
  • Demonstrable research skills
  • Exceptional communications skills
  • Team work skills
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are invited to send their applications to
The Director Executive Recruitments, Future Options Consulting Ltd, 4th Floor,
DTB Centre, Kampala Road, P.O. Box: 34934, Kampala, Uganda. by Email:  The
applications must contain (a) cover letter capturing your experience and why
you are keen to work with FSDU and (b) your resume with names and contact details
of 3 references. Please specify the position applied for in the subject line of
email message. For the position of Communications Specialist, please also at
each two writing samples..
Deadline: 30th May 2019 by 5:00pm
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