Gender Officer US NGO Job Opportunities –  International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Job Title:    Gender Officer (Fresher NGO Jobs)

Organisation: International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Duty Station:  Uganda


About US:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home. The IRC has been working in Uganda since 1998 supporting nationals and refugees and various institutions in the country notably the government, community-based organizations, the civil society and the private sector. The current program portfolio in Uganda includes health, peace building, gender-based violence, economic recovery and agribusiness, and children & youth. IRC has a country office in Kampala, and field offices in Moroto, Kiryandongo, Kyaka II, Yumbe and Imvepi.


Job Summary:  Working under the guidance and supervision of Senior Project Officer-SRH, Gender Officer will be responsible for direct implementation of the SRH grant in the field location Kiryandongo and will mainstream gender issues in implementation of Sexual Reproductive  Health.  He/she   will   be   expected   to   integrate gender into Sexual Reproductive Health programs.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Coordinate and ensure implementation of minimum standards on gender mainstreaming in Sexual Reproductive Health in IRC program
  • Support in implementing gender components of projects/program.
  • Lead and conduct gender analyses, technical studies, and assessments on gender in relation to SRH
  • Ensure that program activities are carried out with cultural sensitivity while promoting gender equality and inclusion of marginalized groups
  • Works with health teams to ensure access and participation of women, men, girls, and boys in IRC’s Sexual Reproductive Health.
  • Leads in integrating gender into MEAL processes, setting specific indicators for process monitoring and advising team in obtaining gender specific information.
  • Organizing and carrying out advocacy and campaign for greater gender equality and equity in program.
  • Contribute and share knowledge, information, best practices, and lessons learnt on gender in SRH to ensure high quality programming throughout program/projects.
  • Proactively represent IRC and participate in gender and protection working groups.
  • Support RH Providers to enable them to communicate all RH information and options clearly and respectfully to all men, women, boys, and girls.
  • Plan and actively involve the community in marking recognized Health/RH related days.
  • Represent IRC in RH Coordination meetings with implementing district and the in-RH working group meetings /Health related forums to ensure Gender issues are captured.
  • Work with the supply chain team to develop accurate and timely monthly RH orders.
  • Monitor utilization of IRC issued RH supplies; monitor and track IRC RH sector assets.
  • Plan and manage the project budget and maintain program expenditure within the budget provided.
  • Prepare spending plans for the project as delegated by the supervisor.
  • Attend and participate in monthly budget review meetings at the field level.
  • Other
  • Perform any other duty as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) Gender Officer job must hold a bachelor’s degree in Gender studies, Social Sciences, or related area of expertise
  • At least three years demonstrated experience in the design and implementation of gender/protection, GBV / GBV or health related program.
  • Experience in developing and delivering gender training, facilitation of learning process, networking, and knowledge management
  • Remains productive when under pressure.
  • Good report writing skills.
  • Ability to enhance good interpersonal relationship.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Works collaboratively with team members to achieve results.
  • Relates and works well with people of different cultures, gender, and backgrounds.
  • Flexibility and prepared to work additional hours.
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Able to respond rapidly to changing environments yet remain productive and focused.
  • Strong and fast computer skills (primarily Word, Excel, and Power Point and outlook).


How to Apply:

All applicants who wish to join the International Rescue Committee (IRC) should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 8th July 2021.


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