Fresher Women Lead in Emergency Officer Job Placements – CARE International

Job Title:    Women Lead in Emergency Officer – APEAL Project

Organisation: CARE International

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


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.


Job Summary:  The WLiE Officer will work with the GBV coordinator to support the women leadership interventions in the West Nile region. The WLiE Officer in consultation with the GBV coordinator will be responsible for supporting the development and implementation of project strategies and plans, and ensuring effective partnerships are strengthened with humanitarian actors and District local governments in operation. S/he will ensure that project resources are utilized efficiently and that the project is able to support women affected by the Crisis to meaningfully participate in humanitarian Decision making and community local governance.


In Collaboration with the Protection Teams, the WLiE officer will maintain, monitor, and update disaggregated data related to Women and girls’ participation in the APEAL III supported initiatives for use by CARE and other implementing partners. She will support the teams propose, organise and integration participatory tools and approaches that support Women and girls affected by crisis to influence Humanitarian and public decision-making spaces. She will support processes for the documentation of the women lead approaches and methodologies and propose ways that this can be further improved. She will collaborate with other CARE humanitarian and Women Empowerment programmes to contribute to building knowledge and practice on Women’ voice and leadership.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Implement Women Lead in Emergency Programming in Rhino Settlement. (30%)**

  • Develop and implement work plan and activities consistent with the goals and objectives of the project.
  • Mobilize and support women groups, girls, individuals’ women, partners and Refugee leadership to participate in initiating innovative and creative women led activities.
  • Support and assist in the development of WLiE training materials, modules etc, as necessary, in order to achieve project goals.
  • Represent CARE in the settlement, attending regular meetings with partners to lobby and advocate for inclusion of vulnerable women and increase their participation.
  • Ensure that project resources (including financial) are effectively and transparently allocated to increase womens voice and participation in humanitarian programs.
  • Conduct and coordinate community-based education interventions and media advocacy campaigns that ensure women recognition.
  • Ensure strong communication with refugee communities’ and lobby for Women and girls active participation in the planning, implementation and evaluation intervention activities; in order to promote and maintain sustainability.
  • Promote a positive profile of the CARE’s work and good understanding among other sectors, partners and the communities we work in about Women leadership and the program.

Capacity-building for Women Leadership in Emergencies (25%)

  • Develop and adapt IEC materials for WLiE campaigns and community awareness.
  • Assess opportunities for capacity building and provide gender transformative and Women leadership training workshops for skills building sensitization and capacity building for women, girls and humanitarian partners.**
  • Conduct and facilitate training and mentoring for the field teams on Women Leadership in Emergencies strategies**
  • Train and support processes for Rapid gender analysis , document, evaluate and share experiences, experiences for learning and action**
  • Adapt and input into Women lead tools and materials in collaboration with Women lead specialist, Meal Coordinators and support Women affected by Crisis to use these tools. **

Project Monitoring and Evaluation: (15%)

  • Working with the M&E and Learning Officer, ensure Monitoring and Evaluation systems are in place which can be used to demonstrate project impact and which provides management information to assist in timely decision making;
  • Ensure that all internal (CARE) and external (donor/ government) reporting requirements are met and that reports are of a high quality and are submitted in a timely manner;
  • Ensure all project capacity-building activities related to WLiE are implemented according to the project strategies;
  • Write and contribute to consolidation of activities reports;
  • Actively participate in the Rapid gender analyses and Project surveys and in regular monitoring and evaluation meetings;
  • Review and share best practices and lessons learnt from the project as results of Women Lead In Emergencies interventions;
  • Appropriately document training activities with summary reports, evaluations and pre and post-tests;
  • Use lessons learnt and best practices to review further development of project strategies;
  • S/he will support monitoring and evaluation of the emergency response, especially on WLiE.

Networking and Representation (20%)

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with other NGOs, government agencies, social institutions, donor, so as to enhance cooperation between organizations involved in increasing womens voice and participation and share lessons learned;
  • Develop, strengthen and maintain partnerships and good working relations with project partners, other NGOs and, local authorities, camp managers based on CARE’s Partnership Principles;
  • Represent CARE in meetings, seminars and forum as requested by his/her supervisor.

Knowledge Management, Documentation and visibility (5%)

  • Support communication, knowledge management, story writing and documentation regarding activities of emergency response, impact and all necessary developments around Women leadership;
  • Filing of all activity reports and ensuring that information is organized according to the reporting and auditing needs of the program **
  • Compile and prepare quality monthly and weekly reports for submission to supervisor**

Promote Gender Equity and Diversity and Safeguarding Practices (5%)

  • Practice a behavior consistent with CARE’s core values, and promotion of gender equity and diversity goals;
  • Plays a leadership role in identifying and implementing initiatives that enhance CARE’s commitment to gender and diversity.
  • Ensure that CARE Safeguarding policies and procedures are adhered to by all and the staff that S/he supervisors both directly or indirectly
  • Ensure that staff and related personnel under your jurisdiction are familiar with the following organizational policies and procedures and can identify when needed how these may have been breached; The CI Safeguarding policy, Protection from Sexual Harassment, Exploitation and Abuse and Child Abuse, The anti-discrimination and harassment policy, The code of conduct and the organizations Values.


  • Perform any other duty assigned by supervisor (5%)
  • Other duties as assigned such as data collection and entry
  • Office Management tasks.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree in Development Studies, Women and gender studies, Social sciences or in a related field. A post graduate degree/diploma in a relevant field is an added advantage.
  • At least 2-3 years working experience and knowledge in implementing Women focused projects and mainstreaming gender programming in development work
  • Good understanding of the UNHCR and local government’s operational procedures and systems.
  • Good inter-personal skills, trainable, willing to build capacity of others.
  • Good planning, communication and writing skills
  • Computer literacy in most used software packages (Ms office packages and SPSS.


How to Apply:

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:( clearly indicating Women Lead in Emergency Officer- APEAL in the email subject.


Deadline: 16th July 2021


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