NGO Jobs – Programme Assistant-Gender Mainstreaming at ASARECA

Reports to: Head of Unit-Gender Mainstreaming
Organisation: The Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA)
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Our client, The Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA) is a sub-regional not-for-profit association. It was established in 1994 by 11 member countries represented by their national agricultural research for development institutes. The 11 member countries are: Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Southern Sudan.
The major objective of ASARECA is to develop policies and programs aimed at deepening co-operation in agricultural research and policy among its member countries for the mutual benefit of all the stakeholders in the agricultural sector. As a responsible employer, ASARECA is committed to providing competitive employment terms to its employees. To help in achieving this, ASARECA is looking to recruit individuals with high integrity, dedication, and commitment to fill critical positions at the Secretariat and the positions are open to Uganda Nationals only.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
·         Receive periodic reports from stakeholders, review and provide feedback on the quality and gender disaggregation of the reports;
·         Prepare draft synthesis reports, drafts of contract agreements and letters of requests for services;
·         Responsible for developing requests for research calls/ proposals and send them out, receive applications and prepare the evaluation forms that are used for selection;
·         Receive and respond to inquiries from different stakeholders pertaining to the unit’s work;
·         Coordinate workshop duties/activities i.e. draw up a list of invitees, prepare the workshop schedule budgets, draft invitation letters, repertoire, develop/compile workshop materials, publications and review proceedings and facilitation;
·         Receive and follow up of the sub-grant financial accountabilities and forward them to finance;
·         Prepare annual work plans and budget in consultation with the Head of Unit;
·         Responsible for consolidating Unit’s technical reports into the corporate annual report;
·         Consolidate Unit’s work plans into corporate work plans;
·         Prepare publications for scientific conferences;
·         Responsible for carrying out Monitoring and Evaluation of projects in liaison with the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
The successful candidate will have:
·         Five (5) years of experience in a research environment preferably in agricultural oriented organisation serving in the areas of gender mainstreaming in middle-level management;
·         The person must have experience of research in gender disaggregation and gender focused research with vast knowledge of socio-economic and gender analysis tools as well as demonstrated progressive experience in administrative services;
·         Should have excellent planning and coordination skills, analytical and problem solving, writing, basic financial management, communication, representation and presentational skills; and
·         Must be computer savvy specifically in MS Office suite of packages and especially versatility with Microsoft office Excel;
·         We are looking for a candidate with a Masters degree in Gender Studies, Development Studies, or in any other related field.
Other Relevant Information:
The position is offered on a contract basis initially for a period of twenty four months and renewable subject to annual performance review and availability of funding; and
The remuneration package is comparable to those offered by similar organizations and includes a competitive salary, medical insurance for self and family, allowances as well as an excellent support for career progression.
How to Apply:
If you believe you fit the required profile, please send your application in confidence to the given address below. Please Indicate the position that you are applying for and send your curriculum vitae (by post or email) containing details of your qualifications, experience, present position, current and expected remuneration as well as copies of professional/academic certificates. Include day and evening telephone numbers, e-mail address, names and addresses of three references to:
The People and Change Division PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited
Communications House, 1ColvilleStreet
P.O.Box8053,Kampala, Uganda.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted
Deadline: 30th November, 2012
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