Gender Specialist NGO Job Careers – CARE International

Job Title: Gender Specialist
CARE International
Duty Station:
Reports to: The
Initiative Manager Evergreening Project
About US:
CARE is a global
leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. We are known
everywhere for our unshakeable commitment to the dignity of people. CARE works around
the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice. We seek a
world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome
and all people live with dignity and security. We put women and girls in the
centre because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have
equal rights and opportunities. CARE has been working in Uganda for 50 years
and in 2019/2020, we improved the lives of 2.6 million people (60% women). Our
goal for the next five years is to reach ten million people, through our gender
transformative, resilience building, and lifesaving programs
About The Evergreening Project:
CARE International
in Uganda with funding from G9 Ark Foundation is implementing a 5-year 
project in Northern
Uganda. The project will be implemented in partnership with CRS, World 
Vision and other
implementing agencies. The project aims to reverse global warming by 
restoring 302,656
hectares of ecosystems that have been destroyed by mankind since the
beginning of the
industrial revolution in Agago, Gulu, Kitgum, Omoro & Pader districts (in
Acholi Sub region) and Kole, Otuke & Oyam districts (in Lango Sub region).
Job Summary:  The Gender Specialist will provide technical
support to the CARE partners, CSOs, Local Governments and the consortium to
ensure gender is mainstreamed across all the project interventions. S/he will
also ensure that gender activities are consistent and fit within CARE’s gender
equality framework. The position holder will participate in project planning,
monitoring and capacity building activities. S/he will provide overall program
level technical guidance on gender integration and ensure gender transformative
approaches are implemented, contribute to requisite gender capacity development
through various ways including training, coaching and mentoring program staff
and partners.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide gender programmatic technical assistance to
Evergreening Project implementation team (65%)
·        Provide technical assistance to staff and
partners in assessing the strength of their
approach to gender mainstreaming across the program cycle and advise
management on corrective interventions.
·        Lead the creation of gender transformative
Natural Resources Plans through
and implementation of activities.
·       Provide
technical expertise to develop and implement conceptually innovative gender
approaches to enhance women empowerment.
·       Work with staff
and partners to ensure gender transformative approaches are adhered
to in composition and performance of the
selected groups or associations that CARE will work with.
·       Guide the
project team in design of gender se
nsitive and transformative Natural Resources Management Strategies.
·       Strengthen the
capacity of technical staff and partner organizations in Gender
mainstreaming in Natural Resources Management
·       Lead public and
policy advocacy for gender responsiveness i
n Natural Resource Governance
·       Lead/undertake
gender analysis with specific interest to the agricultural and natural
resources management.
·       Lead the
implementation of actions to ensure that project participants especially
women and/or girls are empowered and their
confidence is enhanced using proven and sound strategies.
·       Ensure that
CARE’s Gender, Inclusive Governance and Resilience frameworks are
operationalized during project planning and
·       Lead in
mainstreaming gender equity and diver
sity in groups and individual families to ensure that family members
participate in project activities and share benefits equitably.
Support Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning 30%
·       Provide
technical support to gender related initiatives
of the country office
·       Distil and
document gender-related lessons for policy dialogue, public advocacy and
future programming and organize dissemination
of learning within WENG
·       Support the
compilation and gender-review of the periodic project reports.
·       Provide advice
on appropriate gender indicators in the performance measurement
·       Support in
monitoring and reporting of program results/outputs and objectives against
agreed gender indicators.
·       Conduct regular
field trips to districts, CSOs an
activity locations to monitor implementation of the project interventions
according to sound gender standards.
·       Compile, analyse
and interpret gender disaggregated data related to GBV and other
related issues in Natural Resource
Any other duties-5%
·       Represent CARE
in gender related engagements with key stakeholders
·       Link women and
youth groups to existing opportunities in government and other
·       Develop and
maintain positive working relations with a wide network of
partners, including local governments,
development partners, parliament, media, NGOs and especially women’s
·       Support resource
mobilization through concept and proposal development particularly
contributing substantial gender expertise
and inputs.
·       The primary focus of the position is
supporting Evergreening Project 100% of the time. The position demands
significant linkages and collaboration within the WENG program (with program
staff, and partners), and across Uganda CARE Country Office initiatives. The
position will work closely with the Natural Resources Management Specialist
& M&E Specialist.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal applicant must hold a post graduate
qualification or its equivalent in gender or women studies, Gender, Social
Sciences, Agriculture, Rural Development, Environmental Science, Soil and Water
Management or other related field is a MUST
·       At least five years’ substantial work
experience in gender mainstreaming in natural resources management,
livelihoods, agriculture and climate change projects.
·       Experience and knowledge of Climate Change,
Building community resilience and Natural Resource Governance.
·       Knowledge of government structures and
policies at local and national levels particularly within the field of Gender,
Environment and Natural resources, Agriculture
·       Experience of leading, supporting, managing,
inspiring and coaching staff with different disciplines and backgrounds.
·       Excellent verbal and written communication
skills in both English
·       Ability to network effectively, with the
ability to develop a wide range of relevant contacts
·       Demonstrable integrity by modelling CARE’s
values and ethical standards
·       Demonstration of gender, culture, religious,
nationality and age sensitivity
·        Ability to lead strategic planning,
results-based management and reporting for gender activities.
How to Apply:
Interested and
suitable candidates should submit their applications and CVs including the names,
daytime telephone contacts and email addresses of three work related referees
Please indicate job
title in your email subject line.
Please Note that
CARE does not ask any applicant payment for any recruitment process.
Deadline: 31st May 2020
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