Gender Advisor Employment Placement – World Vision International

Job Title:       Gender Advisor
Organisation: World Vision
International
Project
Name:
USAID funded Literacy Achievement and Retention Activity (LARA)
Project
Duty
Station:
Kampala, Uganda
Reports
to:
Safe Learning Specialist
About
US:
World Vision
International is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government
Organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to
overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in
Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not
employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children. All
employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable
background checks, including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision
for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will
to make it so.”
About
USAID LARA Project:
World Vision
is implementing the USAID-funded Literacy Achievement and Retention Activity
(LARA) project.
Job
Summary:
The            Gender Advisor will
mainly ensure that all interventions within the USAID/Literacy Achievement and
Retention Activity project are gender sensitive, promote a safe learning
environment for males and females to improve retention in primary grades and
eliminate SRGBV in and around schools for the benefit of the wellbeing of the
girls and boys.
Key
Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Provide support the Safe Learning Specialist in
the USAID/Literacy Achievement and Retention Activity (LARA) project by
advising and implementing effective approaches to reduce School-Related
Gender-Based Violence including corporal punishment, bullying and sexual
violence
·        
Implement School-Related Gender-Based advocacy at
national and district levels focusing on: school related gender based violence
coordination by the national Inter-ministerial secretariat on VACiS, together
with MoESTS, MGLSD and other advocating for the passing of gender sensitive
laws i.e. the family bill and the sexual offences bill
·        
Actively engage in district level gender and child
protection networks, meetings with Founding Bodies and partnerships that
support the LARA project objectives
·        
Provide support Safe Learning Specialist to
coordinate with target district local government to strengthen existing
policies on child protection and prevention of SRGBV
·        
Work closely with the Safe Learning Specialist
provide support to integrate gender into training material for building
capacity of teachers, communities and students
·        
Provide support in the development and editing of
reading material for community facilitators and students to promote gender
equality
·        
Offer capacity building to staff on gender equity
and gender equality
·        
Carry out monitoring visits with Project
Coordinators, CCTs and CDOs to support gender equitable practices that promote
gender equality, transform social norms and prevent SRGBV
·        
Under the guidance of the Safe Learning Specialist
provide technical support to sub-grantees to integrate gender across activities
·        
Provide input into monitoring and evaluation
processes (e.g. baseline, mid-line, end-line and other surveys) to integrate
gender
·        
Provide input into reports produced by Project
Coordinators and draft success stories and lessons learned to document gender
transformation to prevent SRGBV
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor’s
Degree in Gender, Human Rights, Social work or related fields and post graduate
qualification in development oriented fields
·        
A minimum of five years’ hands-on experience in
designing and managing school related gender-based violence prevention, Safe
learning environment, child rights and life skills interventions in Uganda
·        
Previous experience working in schools and
communities to engage teachers and community level stakeholders
·        
Excellent project writing and documentation skills
·        
Excellent communication and networking skills
NB:
Only Ugandan Nationals are encouraged to apply.
How
to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision
International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.
Please follow
instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s
e-recruitment portal.  Qualified female
candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline:
5th February, 2016

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