Gender and Youth Officer – Apolou US NGO Jobs – Mercy Corps

Organization: Mercy
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
Mercy Corps is a
leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is
possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world,
we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over
adversity and build stronger communities from within.   Working
in Uganda since 2006, Mercy Corps has applied market-driven solutions to
communities across the country, equipping individuals and households with the
knowledge, skills and confidence to generate improvements in their access to
markets, livelihoods, health, nutrition, and security, in order to improve
their overall resilience. 
Job Summary:  The Gender and Youth Officer will work as part
of the three gender officers and will report to the Gender and Youth Manager. S/he
will support the implementation of a five year cross sectoral gender
integration  strategy aimed at ensuring
that the program activities result in equitable  outcomes for male and female participants of
different age groups, socio-economic background and abilities across target
communities’ S/he will work closely with sector teams to ensure the effective
and timely execution of gender-related  ,
women and girl focused activities: Support the M&EL team to include a
gender and youth perspective in research, mid-term and enline evaluations and
to mainstream sex and age disaggregated and gender sensitive indicators into
the overall M&EL framework.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
the Gender and Youth Manager with the planning and implementation of Apolou’s
gender integration strategy and suggest ways to improve on the same.
sectorally –focused gender and youth mainstreaming trainings and refresher
trainings for all team members, consortium and partner organisation staff.
with assessment activities to ensure that team members apply a gender analysis
and youth perspective in the collection, analysis, use and reporting of data.
close communication about gender activities with teams during regular planning
and coordination sessions.
the need for and supervise the implementation of activities designed to promote
greater access ,inclusion and empowerment for traditionally excluded
groups(Karimojong traders, adult women ,young males, adolescent girls, the
elderly and people living with disabilities) in the areas of economic
development ,maternal and child health, WASH and governance.
closely with sector teams and build their capacity to deliver high quality
gender and youth integration work.
substantive input into the design and implementation of Apolou’s gender
behaviour change communication strategy, GBV, youth and adolescent work and
engage in assigned community Outreach activities.
translate and adopt all communication materials to the local language and
context to increase effectiveness.
teams to identify and address barriers to recruiting and retaining female staff
and to maintaining a gender –friendly work environment.
Monitoring and
on-going mentorships to teams on data collection processes for completeness,
accuracy and timely submission.
closely with project team leads and the M&EL team to ensure Apolou meets
mercy corps gender minimum standards, and that SADD and gender sensitive data
is regularly analysed and used to inform program decisions
regular field visits to ensure that program activities are gender sensitive and
in line with the strategy.
and mentor communities, partners on data collection and use
Representation and Coordination:
Districts, subconuties and government ,regional and HQ based staff and external
visitors such as donors and media in collaboration with the Gender Adviser and
sector teams
and maintain a productive working relationship with the local governments and
sub counties and in particular with district CDO’s and Youth representatives in
relevant districts to ensure strong collaboration and development Complementary
joint monitoring ,evaluation and adoptive management structures where possible.
himself or herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to
bring credit to mercy corps and not to jeopardise its humanitarian mission.
duties assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
applicant for Mercy Corps Gender and Youth Officer  -Apolou job should preferably hold a Diploma
/ Bachelor’s degree in International development, Women’s studies, social
sciences, gender or Comparable area of study.
minimum of three  years of working
experience in youth, gender and development work, with a minimum of 1 year in
field posting.
professional background and experience conducting gender trainings, gender main
streaming activities, GBV prevention and response and youth focus work.
with a good understanding /Knowledge of Moroto, Community and gender experience
to communicate in Ngakarimong language is highly desirable.
working in large scale complex programs and challenging environments.
with Microsoft office.
player with excellent inter- personal skills.
How to Apply:
All candidates who
wish to join Mercy Corps in this capacity should apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 17th June 2020
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