Social Norms Convenor Job Placements – CARE International

Job Title:   Social Norms Convenor
CARE International
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
Grade: C
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.
Job Summary:  The Social Norms Convenor is a versatile
outgoing personality with ability to convene and provide administrative,
communication, ICT and convening support to the CARE Principal Investigator
(PI), the EALC Co-PI at the Makerere University School of Women and Gender Studies
(SWGS), researchers, evaluators and members of the EALC network enabling them
to engage meaningfully in the learning collaborative, with vigour and rigour
S/he ensures that  the EALC activities are constantly ongoing
and that communication is rapid and engaging facilitated by modern
convening/conferencing technology and social media platforms such as Facebook
and twitter or face-to-face meetings as appropriate. The tech savvy
will convene virtual and offline meetings, document and record proceedings,
maintain communication and support robust functionality of IT platforms to facilitate
seamless communication and work with relevant CARE departments/staff to promote
the EALC brand maintaining appropriate public and media liaison. S/he will
model gender transformative ideals and core CARE values of integrity,
transformation, excellence, diversity and equality. The Convenor should be able
to maintain a high level of interest by independent voluntary participants in
the East Africa Learning Collaborative network of researchers, evaluators and
practitioners including donors, individual actors as well as interested parties
spread all over the  world.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
In-Charge of convening, documentation and communication
·       Convene online
and offline meetings and learning events for the EALC in close
collaboration with the PI (CARE) and the
·       Document and
keep an accurate record of all learning and official communication
events summarising and packaging information
into informative, readable, comprehensible and straight forward formats that
are easily understood by the EALC members, the public, media and other
·       Keep alive and
open communication channels with various actors maintaining a high
sense of communicative responsibility and
promote interest in the learning activities of the EALC.
·       Work in liaison
with relevant CARE departments/staff including but not limited to the
Communications and IT officers as well as the
PI and Co-PI to maintain a robust virtual presence using various platforms
including social media necessary for visibility
·       Maintain open
and robust communication under the guidance of the PI with the Co- PI
and all relevant contacts.
·       Under the guidance
of the PI, utilise approved available channels to promote the EALC
brand among the members, the public and
maintain media liaison.
Functionality of selected IT platforms (20%)
·       The Convenor
will be the CARE EALC IT lead
·       Collaborate with
CARE ICT Officer and SWGS to determine and agree on selected ICT
platforms for utilisation by the EALC
considering known and robust platforms such as Zoom, Teams and other
conferencing and social media options.
·       Ensure robust
functionality of the ICT platforms for conferencing, communication and
collaborative interaction.
·       Be the knowledge
leader on the ICT platforms used by the EALC and promptly advise
the PI and SWGS Coordinator on any changes
and necessary reviews.
·       Mentor and
provide technical user support to participants in the network and enable
efficient and effective participation
unencumbered by technology user limitations.
·       Ensure necessary
user licences are paid and up to date at all times.
·       During
face-to-face interactions, ensure necessary technologies are in place and up to
the task
Support Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning 10%
·       Participate in
distilling and documenting lessons on shifting gender and social norms
and facilitate sharing with the members of
the EALC.
·       Support the
compilation of project reports.
·        Support in monitoring and reporting of program results against agreed
targets and indicators.
Any other duties-10%
·       Represent CARE
on assigned engagements with key stakeholders, virtually or
·       Contribute to
positive working relations with the network
of EALC members including the Co-Host, development partners and media
with particular attention to maintaining active involvement of women’s
·       Perform any
other duties incidental to this role or as assigned by the PI.
Key Relationships/Collaboration: The primary role of the position of Convenor
is to enhance the convening power of CARE alongside the Co-Host SWGS to ensure
robust conferencing and learning interactions amongst the EALC members
virtually and physically. The position demands significant interaction with the
EALC participants in the East Africa Region and globally. The Convenor shall be
both an independent self-driven professional as well a non-wavering team player
who works very closely with the CARE PI and the SWGS Co-PI.
Authority: The
Convenor is a support position reporting to the Principal Investigator of the
EALC Learning Collaborative. The holder of this position does not manage a
budget or enter into any contractual or partnership relations with CSOs,
private sector or consultants or any other service providers.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal
candidate must hold a first degree qualification that combines
communication and information technology or
their equivalents.
·       Candidates with a combination of skills in communication,
Information Technology with training in Gender, Women studies or Development
will have an added advantage.
·       Equivalent
qualifications with relevant post/graduate diploma training will be
·       At least three  years’ substantial work experience in
communication, media work,
relations and convening face to face and virtual conferences, workshops or meetings.
·       Excellent
knowledge and use of various onl
conferencing software such as Zoom, Teams etc.,
·       Technology savvy
with excellent use of social media such as Facebook, Twitter,
Instagram and related apps such as WhatsApp
and SMs for developmental communication.
·       Experience and
knowledge of gender, women empowerment including
communicating difficult topics on gender and sexuality is a plus.
·       Excellent verbal
and written communication skills in English
·       Ability to
network effectively and sustain diverse useful c
·       Demonstrate and
model CARE core values of integrity, transformation, excellence,
diversity and equality as well as ethical
·       Demonstrable
experience of working on gender transformative work, culture,
religious, nationality and age sensitivity
·       Working
experience with a women’s organisation, gender related communication and
·       Resilience,
stress tolerance, balanced calmness and focus amidst work-related storms
is desirable.
How to Apply:
All Candidates who
are interested in the above job should submit an updated CV and Application letter
giving a day time telephone contact and names, telephone contacts and email
addresses of 3 (three) work related referees only through our recruitment email:(
indicating the job title in the email subject.
CARE is an equal
opportunities, gender sensitive, corruption, sexual
exploitation and
abuse intolerant employer. Please Note that CARE
International in
Uganda does not ask any applicant payment for any recruitment process
Deadline: 17th July 2020
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