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Gender & Social Capital Development Manager EAYIP Program Jobs - Heifer International

Organization: Heifer International
Project Name: The East Africa Youth Inclusion Program (EAYIP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Tracking Code: 278-752

About Heifer:
Heifer International, an international not-for-profit organization founded in 1944 in the United States of America, works with resource constrained families in 125 countries worldwide to develop innovative solutions to the underlying causes of hunger, poverty and environmental degradation.

About EAYIP Program:
The East Africa Youth Inclusion Program (EAYIP) is a five-year program designed to motivate and engage more youth in the agricultural sector and present them with a pathway to improve their livelihoods. The program is implemented in various districts of Uganda and Tanzania.

Job Summary:  The EAYIP Gender and Social Capital Development Manager will provide thematic leadership and support to the Social Capital and Cluster Managers in both Uganda and Tanzania in planning and implementing gender mainstreaming and social capital development (SCD) strategies, as well as training staff and other EAYIP partners in the implementation of gender- and SCD-related components of the EAYIP project. The incumbent serves as an advisor to the Project Director in carrying out gender- and SCD-related duties at the regional level. The jobholder will primarily focus on technical implementation of the gender strategy and SCD 0r related activities at the country levels.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Program Effectiveness (50%): Accountable for the successful integration and roll-out of the SCD and gender approach in the EAYIP project
·         Develop a strategic road map, facilitating the development and implementation of SCD structures at the cluster level in both Uganda and Tanzania
·         Formulate and monitor mechanisms to systematically assess the achievement of results, conducting field visits, participating in review meetings and evaluation missions and preparing regular inputs to status and progress reports
·         Build the capacity of EAYIP country teams on the dynamics of SCD and gender and guide them in developing project implementation plans and strategies using the SCD approach
·         In charge of the documentation of project progress, lessons learned, good experiences and impact of the project interventions
·         Actively facilitate the development and implementation of SCD structures at DIG levels in Uganda and Tanzania. This includes Community Facilitator, Community Agrovet Entrepreneurs, Project Management Committees and Mentoring Teams
·         Provide thematic leadership and support to country Social Capital and Cluster Managers in ensuring women’s empowerment and social capital
2. Management and Compliance (30%): Accountable for the consistent analysis, documentation and use of social capital and gender-disaggregated data throughout the project management cycle
·         Develop practical social capital and gender mainstreaming strategies, manuals, annual operating plans and budgets, and support EAYIP team members and partners to properly implement EAYIP’s social capital and gender standards in all their endeavors
·         Analyze and package social capital and gender-disaggregated project progress reports from country offices prior to submission to the Project Director
·         Prepare and submit timely weekly, monthly, quarterly, semiannual and annual reports and ensure that all country reports clearly show gender disaggregation data
3. Partnership and Engagement (20%): Accountable for partnering and engaging with the country office, HQ and other development stakeholders on social capital development, women’s empowerment and gender mainstreaming in EAYIP
·         Develop gender- and SCD-based information, education and communication (IEC) materials for use at all levels
·         Establish and maintain proactive links with social capital- and gender-focused networks including local and international humanitarian non-profit/non-governmental organizations, government line bureaus and coordination forums, as well as represent EAYIP in any meetings on the sector
·         Support dairy farmer business associations (DFBAs) to increase the number of women and youth shareholders, women and youth supplying milk and those accessing DFBA services
·         Provide thought leadership among project stakeholders and beyond on social capital- and gender-related matters
4. May perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The ideal candidate for the Heifer International Gender & Social Capital Development Manager job placement must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in gender and development, social development, rural development or any other relevant field plus seven (7) years of job-related experience
·         Possession of a Master’s Degree in gender and development, social development, rural development, or any other relevant field plus five (5) years in a supervisory or leadership capacity
·         Broad knowledge and understanding of national gender policies for both Uganda and Tanzania
·         Previous experience in developing private-public partnerships especially at national and district levels
·         Prior experience in community group formation and strengthening
·         Broad knowledge of and experience with developing and conducting gender analysis, including organizing and facilitating gender trainings
·         Previous experience in developing and planning social capital gender mainstreaming strategies in relation to the economic empowerment of women and youth
·         Broad knowledge and understanding of the dairy value chain and Heifer’s Values-Based Holistic Community Development (VBHCD) model
·         Fluency in English (knowledge of other languages spoken in East Africa is a plus)
·         Good understanding of the sustainable livelihoods approach and related issues
·         Well-developed assessment, analytical and planning skills
·         Proficient knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail (Microsoft Office preferred) and Internet
·         Proven ability to synthesize and distill information from a variety of sources, to draw lessons from project documentation and to summarize complex information accurately and concisely
·         Excellent oral and written reporting skills with the ability to prepare and present documents in a well-designed and attractive format with superior attention to detail
·         Sensitivity to the needs and priorities of disadvantaged populations, particularly women and youth
·         Working in a multi-cultural setting and commitment to promoting teamwork, gender equality, and sensitivity to hunger and poverty issues
·         Excellent communication and negotiating skills with the ability to relate to individuals diplomatically and tactfully
·         Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues and the general public
·         Ability to travel domestically and internationally, occasionally on short notice
·         Sound judgment, professionalism and a positive attitude with the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment and in sometimes difficult circumstances
·         Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality
·         Character Traits: Detail-Oriented, Positive, Determined, Enthusiastic, Accountable, Values-Oriented

How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged to Apply Online be visiting the Web link below.


Deadline: 9th September, 2016

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