Gender and Advocacy Officer NGO Jobs – SOS Children’s Villages

Job Title:   Gender and Advocacy Officer

Organisation: SOS Children’s Villages

Duty Station: SOS Children’s Village Entebbe, Uganda

Reports to: Family Strengthening Program Coordinator

 

About US:

SOS Children’s Villages is an independent, locally registered, child-focused, social development non-governmental organization with a strong reputation for providing quality care and protection, education and health needs for vulnerable children. Since its inception in 1991, SOS CV Uganda has reached over 60,000 children, youths and adults directly and indirectly to become empowered and self-reliant to contribute significantly to the needs of their families and communities. Works in partnership with a number of donors, (institutional and corporate agencies) including; Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), Austrian Development Agency (ADA), Grieg Foundation, ERIKS Development Partner, USAID/Bantwana World Education, European Union, AVIS Foundation, Brand Charity, USAID/Uganda Private Health Support Program (UPHSP), Terre des Hommes (TDH), Stanbic Bank Uganda, DHL – Go Teach, Madhvani Group of Companies.

Job Summary: The Gender and Advocacy Officer will support and implement Gender and Advocacy related interventions within the Family Strengthening Programme.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for ensuring that that gender is effectively mainstreamed during programme designing and its overall management.
  • Support the conducting gender analysis across programmes.
  • Implement gender related legal frameworks within the project
  • Lead in planning and budgeting of gender related projects within programme/projects.
  • Identify gender issues for advocacy
  • Direct support to Key Implementing Partners to build their capacity in program
  • Monitor development/growth progress KIPs and track efforts to implement OCA action plans.
  • Organise routine capacity assessment for KIPs in a given location.
  • Support programme in ensuring that both boys and girls are equally protected, educated and healthy, enabling them into being contributing members of society.
  • Support programme in ensuring that male and female caregivers have equal access to socio- economic opportunities, care and protection of their children.
  • Support programme in ensuring that communities are gender sensitive in responding to the situation in the target group.
  • Take lead and champion all advocacy initiatives at location level.
  • Build the capacity of co-workers at the location main stream and implement programme in a gender sensitive way.
  • Contribute to National MA advocacy strategy working in close collaboration with National office advocacy function.
  • Actively participating in child development and gender related networks.
  • Reporting and documentation




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelors in Social Sciences, Social Work and Social Administration, Development
  • At least three years of experience in implementing gender and advocacy related projects
  • Sound understanding of child rights, child development, family and community development, rights-based programming and management of CBOs.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation of projects
  • Good communication and reporting skills.
  • Computer lit
  • Understanding and ability to apply community development participatory

 

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates please send your application letter, detailed curriculum vitae (CV), and photocopies of academic certificates, and names and contact details of three traceable referees to the addressed to;

 

The Head Human Resource and Administration

SOS Children’s Villages Uganda,

Plot 53 Ntinda II Road

Kampala, Uganda

Electronic Applications must be sent as one Single PDF Document not exceeding ten pages to:

jobs@sosuganda.org

 

Applications that are late, do not have CV or certificates or exceeds eight pages or electronically

submitted as images will be disqualified. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Deadline: 21st May 2021

 

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