Senior Project Officer – Gender and Protection Mainstreaming US Non-profit Jobs – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Organization:  Catholic
Relief Services
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to:  Homes
and Communities Program Manager
About US:
Catholic Relief
Services (CRS) is an international non-profit organization which implements the
commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and
vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and
operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all
faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to
serving those in need.
Job Summary:
The Senior Project Officer – Gender and Protection Mainstreaming is required
lead the development and implementation of strategies to address gender and
protection issues throughout the Homes and Communities platform development and
other related CRS programs.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Homes and
Communities Program Manager, the Senior Project Officer – Gender and Protection
Mainstreaming will:
·       
Provide
training to CRS and partner staff on gender integration and analysis, including
coaching and accompaniment, where appropriate;
·       
Provide
protection mainstreaming training to CRS staff and partners, including coaching
and accompaniment, where appropriate;
·       
Train
daily workers, vendors, and other key stakeholders on CRS Code of Conduct
·       
Carry
out capacity building of outreach workers and peer educators for safe and
responsible response to SGBV disclosures and first level SGBV screening,
aligned with international standards;
·       
Ensure
gender integration throughout CRS and partner program interventions in line
with CRS’ Global Gender strategy as well as the IASC Gender for Humanitarian
Action and SGBV integration into Humanitarian Action Handbooks;
·       
Strengthen
CRS and partners’ use of GBV referral systems to make safe, ethical referrals
when needed;
·       
Mainstream
protection in line with CRS’s Protection Mainstreaming Framework;
·       
Leading
the implementation of the Community Conversation approach, in collaboration
with the Community Engagement Manager, providing technical leadership and
facilitation of the training of the trainers at the community level.
·       
Support
the development of beneficiary feedback mechanisms accessible to all members of
the community, drawing on the successes and lessons learnt from existing
structures
·       
Engage
key community stakeholders including protection committees, youth, women, men
and host communities in gender and protection awareness events, meetings, and
trainings
·       
Develop
sensitization messages on key program activities linked to the reporting of
abuse, and ensure a clear understanding of protocols and responsibilities of
beneficiary families/key stakeholders
·       
Support
CRS and partner program staff to identify vulnerable beneficiaries including
the elderly, disabled and child headed households
·       
Advise
CRS and partner management about relevant gender, protection, and
accountability issues to improve project implementation and future project
developments
·       
Elaborate,
compile and maintain database of referrals;
·       
Elaborate,
compile and maintain key protection and gender resources library and act as
focal point for gender and protection knowledge management;
·       
With
support from Gender and Protection Mainstreaming Technical Advisors, develop
gender and protection learning agenda for the Homes and Communities platform,
linked to the broader CRS emergency response;
·       
Coordinate
and network with other actors in the protection sector;
·       
Enhance
networking and collaboration with local partners (government and humanitarian
actors) through participation in inter-agency protection /child protection
working groups at settlement and zonal levels;
·       
Undertake
additional gender analysis and assessment as needed to reinforce CRS’s
understanding of men, women, boys’ and girls’ different needs and gender
dynamics within HHs and settlements to inform and influence programming and
accountability approaches;
·       
Formulate
recommendations to improve gender integration and protection mainstreaming,
including the inclusion of specific protection and gender indicators;
·       
Identify
and record best practices, lessons learned and success stories in protection
mainstreaming and gender integration;
·       
Support
Sex, Age and Diversity (SAD)-disaggregated collection and analysis of program
data.
·       
Capture
and share lessons learned and best practices for specific projects to
facilitate improvements in decision-making.
·       
Support
the development of learning and an evaluation of the Community Conversations
approach to share for replication/scale



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
ideal applicant for the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Senior Project Officer –
Gender and Protection Mainstreaming job must hold a Master’s degree or at least
a first degree in Social Work, Public Health, or similar field.
·       
A
minimum of three years of experience in a Gender, Protection or Community
Mobilizer role, preferably with an international NGO.
·       
Strong
understanding of safeguarding and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
(PSEA) principles and good practices
·       
Demonstrated
skills in training and capacity building through technical assistance and
mentoring.
·       
Good
knowledge and experience of working with local partners.
·       
Good
interpersonal skills including ability to work cross-culturally with multiple
stakeholders successfully.
·       
Demonstrated
commitment to and application of gender responsive programming
·       
Fluent
English language (speaking and writing). Knowledge of the local languages
spoken by South Sudanese and host communities living on or near Bidibidi
settlement
Agency-Wide
Competencies (for all CRS staff)
·       
These
are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff
member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired
results.
·       
Serves
with Integrity
·       
Models
Stewardship
·       
Cultivates
Constructive Relationships
·       
Promotes
Learning
Emergency
Competencies:
Each staff member
working in emergencies is expected to use the following competencies to fulfill
his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.
·       
Communicates
strategically under pressure
·       
Manages
stress and complexity
·       
Actively
promotes safety and security
·       
Manages
and implements high-quality emergency programs
Influence
Competencies (for all Homes and Communities Staff)
·       
Effectively
communicates the agency’s priorities and leverages local relationships to bring
stakeholders perspective to decision-makers, based on job-specific
responsibilities
·       
Understand,
recognize and facilitate opportunities for influence at the project/program
level
·       
Strategically
represents the technical sector for influence
·       
Transmits
feedback and local perspectives to project manager to reflect/adjust the Homes
and Communities strategy and related influence hypothesis
Desirable:
·       
A
capacity and desire to pass on skills and information, a confident communicator
and willing to work in a collaborative and respectful way with target
communities.
·       
Flexibility
and ability to work under pressure and meeting deadlines in changing situations
How to Apply:
All candidates
should Email a cover letter and CV only to ug_recruitment@crs.org. Large files
and/or scans of documents will lead to rejection of your application, in the
subject
line of the email,
copy and paste – SENIORPORJECTOFFICERGENDER. All applications that do not
contain this exact subject line will be rejected and not read.
Deadline: 20th May 2020
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