Gender and Human Rights Assistant International Non-profit Jobs - DanChurchAid (DCA)


Organisation: DanChurchAid (DCA)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Data Management and Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

About US:
DanChurchAid (DCA) is a faith-based, non-missionary relief and development organization based in Copenhagen, Denmark and founded in 1922. DCA has supported development and humanitarian programs in Uganda for over 35 years, working in partnership with local partners. DCA is a member of the ACT Alliance. Our key competencies in Uganda are livelihoods and food security, humanitarian response, and civil society development.

Job Summary: The Gender and Human Rights Assistant will be working on an aBi Trust-funded project to build capacity of refugee and host community farmers in and around Bidibidi refugee settlement on their human rights and gender issues. The Gender and Human Rights Assistant will District Farmers Associations and Mukwano Group of Companies to integrate and strengthen its commitment to Social Responsibility (CSR) and UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Conduct baseline assessment to establish the needs of target farmers in the area of human rights and gender mainstreaming and targeting, and propose appropriate actions.
  • Build the capacity of Mukwano Company on business and Human rights (BHR) approaches and train farmer groups on gender and human rights.
  • Build capacity of project staff, partners and other key stakeholders on gender and human rights mainstreaming.
  • Support the implementation of Do No Harm and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human  Rights to  Mukwano operations including its own supply chain and the to the DFA
  • Establish clear accountability and grievance mechanisms for all project partners aligned with the Core Humanitarian Standards.
  • In conjunction with the field teams, monitor and report on emerging/changing gender and human rights related issues within the project operations.
  • Stay abreast of political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on gender and human rights.  


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the DanChurchAid (DCA) Gender and Human Rights Assistant job opportunity should a university degree in gender studies, social work, human rights, political sciences or relevant field.
  • A minimum of three years of experience working with farmer groups on gender and human rights programming, preferably in fragile contexts.
  • Previous experience working with private sector companies and good understanding of CSR approaches, including UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
  • Familiarity with key international standards for humanitarian work (e.g. Red Cross and Red Crescent Code of Conduct and the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS)
  • Previous experience in facilitating trainings with rural groups
  • Knowledge of local language is an advantage.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the DanChurchAid (DCA) in the aforementioned capacity should apply online at the link below.


Deadline: 5th April 2018

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