2 Fresher Program Officer-Gender Equality and Girls Empowerment Job Placements – Save the Children

Organisation:  Save
the Children
Duty Station:   Uganda
About us:
Save
the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children and
has program presence in over 120 countries in the world and has been
implementing programs for over 90 years. Save the Children envisions a Uganda
in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and
participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world
treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We
strive to create impact for children by delivering our Programmes through
partnerships, by being innovative, by acting as the voice for and of children,
and by achieving results at scale.
Job Summary:  The Program Officer-Gender
Equality and Girls Empowerment will take responsibility for planning,
implementation, monitoring and reporting on the interventions under the Girls
as Drivers of Change (GADC) Project aimed at empowering girls to be agents of
change, in championing gender equality and tackling gender-based violence
(GBV). The project will empower, transform and equip girls aged 12-17 years
with skills to identify and respond to lives challenges through the solutions
labs and a young activist by harnessing their safety from judgement, stereotyping
and violence and enabling them to realize their dreams. Out of the problem into
the solution is premised on three pillars: Component 1 – Rollout the Voices
Against Violence Curriculum; Component 2 – Inspire and Influence girls through
the Solutions Labs and Component 3 – Support of girls with direct grants to
reduce GBV in the communities, champion gender equality and create change. The
project conduct transformative advocacy campaigns at school, community,
district and national level. It will also pilot the Feminist MEAL Framework.
The
job holder will work closely with the with the girl’s clubs in schools and the
community lead facilitators and support the girls in the design of projects and
participate in the solutions labs. The job holder may be called upon as and
when necessary to other support gender-related activities in other project
locations in the Karamoja Sub-region.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·      
The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor Degree in an appropriate social
and development field such as Social Science, Sociology, Gender/ women Studies,
Development Studies, Community Development or Rural Development, Public Health,
International Development.
·      
At least 2-3 years of experience working on gender development
programming, preferably in development contexts. Familiarity with key
international standards for development work and the feminist principle, gender
transformation
·      
Experience in training and community engagement on gender transformation
with demonstrated evidence
·      
Demonstrated knowledge of international and local policies and frameworks
relating to Feminism and Gender.
·      
Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including
influencing, negotiation and coaching
·      
Excellent time management and planning capacity
·      
Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of
humanitarian responses.
·      
Previous experience of project management
·      
Demonstrated monitoring and evaluation skills
·      
Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
·      
Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and
perform effectively as a member of a team.
·      
Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under
strenuous conditions.
·      
Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
·      
Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an
international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
How to Apply:
All
suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by clicking on the
title link below.
Please
apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document, indicating 3
referees, two of whom should have been your direct supervisors.


NB:
Testimonials/certificates SHOULD NOT be attached to application that is
submitted online. Hand delivered applications will not be accepted and are
therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.
Deadline: 30th
December 2019.
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