Social Work Jobs – Gender and Advocacy Coordinator at SOS Children’s Villages

Organization: SOS Children’s
Villages
Reports to: National Programme Development
Advisor
Duty Station: National Office, Entebbe, Uganda
Job Ref: SOS713
About Us:
Our
Client, SOS Children’s Villages Uganda is a member of SOS Kinderdorf
International, a worldwide, independent, non-governmental social development
organization that has been working to meet the needs and protect the interests
and rights of children since 1949.
SOS
Children’s Villages Uganda is a locally registered Trust with a local governing
body: the Board of Trustees. It has been operating since 1989 and currently has
projects caring for more than 2,500 children in four locations at Kakiri,
Entebbe, Gulu and Fort Portal. The various projects include SOS Children’s
Villages, Community outreach programmes, Kindergartens, schools, medical
centres and social centres.
Key Duties &
Responsibilities:
  • Lead the planning and budgeting process of gender mainstreaming in
    SOS’ Programmes.
  • Coordinate the implementation of the annual gender action plan
    within the approved budget.
  • Lead the monitoring and evaluation of the gender action plan
    activities.
  • Be accountable for the gender and advocacy financial resources.
  • Prepare and submit progress reports to the National Programme
    Development Advisor.
  • Lead and build a motivated performance driven Gender and Advocacy
    team.
  • Facilitate and coordinate gender and advocacy research,
    documentation and dissemination to inform and influence policy and
    decision makers.
  • Coordinate, mobilize and facilitate gender and advocacy education
    and awareness for staff, community members, and other partners.
  • Establish and maintain networks and coalitions with likeminded
    agencies and organisations such as NGOs, Government, UN and religious
    institutions.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The candidate should hold a University Degree in Gender and
    Development, Community Development or Social Sciences from a recognised
    institution.
  • At least three years’ work experience in a gender development field.
  • Programme budget planning and accountability experience.
  • Experience in gender and advocacy education and awareness raising,
    policy influencing and community mobilisation.
  • Experience in programme/project monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience in using community development participatory
    methodologies.
  • People management experience specifically recruitment, training and
    performance management.
  • Planning and organising skills.
  • Good Networking skills.
  • Effective communication including reporting skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. 
Personal Competencies: Strategic thinking, Conceptual thinking, Leadership
orientation,  Results orientation, Personal
integrity, Understanding others, Team management orientation,  Concern for standards, Pro-active work ethics,
Efficiency orientation, Development orientation and flexibility towards
circumstances
How to Apply:
Please send the
following documents by email to sos713@aikanhr.com and quote the job title and
reference number:
  • Updated CV which demonstrates that you are suitable for the job role
    including your contact information and three work related references in
    either Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  • A one page statement describing your suitability for the particular
    job role, in either Microsoft
  • Word or PDF format.
  • Please do not attach any academic certificates.
Deadline: 15th November, 2013 by 5 pm

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