Gender Officer USAID Project Jobs – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Job Title:        Gender Officer
Organization: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
University Research
Co., LLC (URC) is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health
care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit
affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45
countries, including the United States. Established in 1965, URC offers a
range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and
service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and
scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems. Internationally,
we expand access to and improve the quality of services addressing maternal,
newborn, and child health; infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB, and
malaria; reproductive health and family planning; food and nutrition; and
vulnerable children and families. In the US, we focus on improving
communication-related to issues like substance abuse, with a particular focus
on reaching underserved populations.
About USAID RHITES-N Project:
With the RHITES-N
Acholi Project (Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Northern
Uganda – Acholi), USAID will continue its support of the Government of Uganda’s
(GOU) efforts to improve access to and use of health services in the country’s
post-conflict northern region. RHITES-N Acholi Project activities will build on
USAID investments and national advances to increase access to and use of
high-quality integrated services that accelerate the ability and capacity to
respond to the specific health needs of residents in the Acholi sub-region,
leveraging the URC-ASSIST project successes.
Job Summary:
The Gender Officer will support integration of a gender perspective to the
RHITES-North, Acholi work to ensure that gender is mainstreamed and
strengthened in the areas of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria, Family Planning,
RMNCAH, Nutrition/WASH interventions. S/he will collaborate with other members
of the RHITES-N, Acholi team to plan and implement the recommendations of the
Gender, Youth and Social Inclusion Analysis and ensure that the results inform
the annual work plan. S/he will introduce gender-transformative activities
and/or scale up of evidence-based interventions promote gender equality and
meet the needs of youth, especially adolescent girls.  The Gender officer will assist in assessing
program, technical and training needs, adapt training materials, provide
training, and document/disseminate and contribute to evaluation and scaling up
promising practices in facility and community settings that lead to increased
availability, quality and use of health services by youth, women and girls.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·       
Review
and ensure that the results of the Gender, Youth and Social Inclusion Analysis
findings translate into the work plan and collaborative learning and adapting
(CLA) activities.
·       
Develop
and maintain effective dialogue with relevant stakeholders including partner
agencies, Government Institutions, National and International Development
Organizations, community leaders and service provider to ensure collaboration,
synergy and sharing of experiences on gender issues.
·       
Plan and
implement capacity-building activities in GBV/gender equality in collaboration
with RHITES-N, Acholi supported districts of operation.
·       
Build
capacity to increase and create awareness on gender and GBV of project staff,
partners, government and NGO partners in gender equality, GBV related to the
project’s health service delivery.
·       
Conduct
and build capacity in gender responsive programming (e.g., RHITES-N, Acholi
staff, district and lower local governments, health programs etc.).
·       
Support
implementation and integration of gender and GBV in health service delivery at
targeted health facilities ensure the integration of gender considerations and
provide support for activities that address sexual and gender-based violence
(SGBV) issues.
·       
Develop
quarterly and annual gender work plans and budgets in consultation with the SBC
Advisor and other program team members, finance and M&E team, and monitor
the implementation of these work plans and budget.
·       
Identify,
document and share best practices, lessons learnt and success stories in
implementing gender responsive activities in the RHITES-N, Acholi.
·       
Support
proper documentation and data tracking tools for gender and SGBV responses at
the RHITES-N, Acholi supported facilities.
·       
Maintain
up-to-date statistics and gender program data in collaboration with the M&E
department for the project’s gender related performance reporting.
·       
Support
preparation and dissemination of information related to gender issues that are
relevant to adolescents, youth and women and men’s health.
·       
Support
the writing of activity, monthly, quarterly and annual reports as per RHITES-N,
Acholi and USAID guidelines
·       
Develop
Information Education Communication material content on gender and gender-based
violence in collaboration with the USAID RHITES-N, Acholi team
·       
Provide
comprehensive technical guidance to ensure the design of gender-sensitive
approaches and complete integration of gender in all aspects of HIV service
delivery programming, ensuring equity in uptake and retention in services.
·       
Ensure
the mainstreaming of gender across the program, including design,
implementation, monitoring, training, and operations.
·       
Provide
overall technical guidance to ensure the complete integration of gender in all
aspects of HIV service delivery programming. Monitor progress toward gender
deliverables and service delivery disaggregated targets.
·       
Provide
support to SBC advisor and all RHITES-N, Acholi staff on the incorporation of
gender across all programmatic areas.
·       
Deliver
technical assistance to stakeholders (district, sub-counties, local CSOs, CBOs)
to build capacity around gender inclusive policies and practices.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant for this job should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences,
Development Studies, Gender and/or Women’s Studies or relevant field.
·       
At least
5 years’ experience with 3 years conducting gender analysis and integration,
gender-based violence prevention, engaging men and women on gender related
issues, and promoting gender equality in FP/SRH and other health setting
programs.
·       
Knowledge
of evidence-based interventions to promote gender equality in FP/RH and other
health programs.
·       
Experience
in providing technical advice and capacity building in programs targeting
adolescent girls and youth experiencing GBV.
·       
Experience
and knowledge in planning, design, monitoring and evaluation of gender equality
in health programs; ·
·       
Experience
designing, implementing, and overseeing gender programming that addresses HIV
uptake and retention
·       
Excellent
organizational, analytical, oral and written communications skills demonstrated
supervisory skills, and an ability to work well in a team.
·       
Works
well independently with little supervision, as well as within a dynamic team·
·       
Is
collaborative – builds and maintains effective relationships with their teams,
colleagues, external partners and supporters
·       
Has
demonstrated commitment to addressing women’s rights with cultural sensitivity,
respect, and confidentiality.
Please note:
Only candidates who are eligible to work in Uganda for an indefinite period
without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position.
How to Apply:    
All interested and
qualified candidates please apply online at the link below
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