Gender Advisor Employment Opportunity – Save the Children International

Job Title:      Gender Advisor
Organisation: Save the
Children International
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Chief of Party
About US:
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for
children and has program presence in over 120 countries in the world and has
been implementing programs for over 90 years. Save the Children envisions a Uganda
in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and
participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world
treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We
strive to create impact for children by delivering our Programmes through
partnerships, by being innovative, by acting as the voice for and of children,
and by achieving results at scale.  In
Uganda, we implement programmes in six thematic programme areas of Child Protection,
Child Rights Governance, Education, Livelihoods & Food Security, Health,
Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in development and emergency contexts. Save the Children
delivers programs in over 36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern
and Central regions of Uganda, Currently, Save the Children has a staff
complement of over 270 persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their
rights. We help them fulfil their potential. In 2014, we reached over 143
million children through our work around 52m directly and 91 million indirectly
around the world.
About DFAP Program:
The Food for Peace (FFP) Development Food Assistance Program (DFAP) is
implementing a USAID-funded initiative in Uganda with the primary goal of
improving food and nutrition security, and self-reliance among extremely poor
households in refugee settlements and host communities in Kamwenge District in
Western Uganda.  The project is planned
to start in October 2017 and operate for a minimum of five years. This
initiative will be a pilot, multi-year “graduation activity” program which will
include significant learning and research as well as engagement on the part of
FFP and USAID’s Global Development Lab. Critical activities for this initiative
will include the following: strong focus on households from both the Rwamwanja
refugee settlement and neighboring host communities; targeted efforts for
extremely poor households; and enrollment and graduation for one adult per
household, typically the woman of the household.
Job Summary: The Gender Advisor
will primarily ensure a gender-sensitive and gender transformative approach
throughout the program assessments, program implementation, and program
monitoring, that takes into account the differences in men’s, women’s, boys’,
and girls’ roles in the community context, as well as the intergenerational and
gendered inequalities that exist within a household. The Gender Advisor will
work closely with the DFAP team, the government, local authorities, and other
key stakeholders to address gender-related differences, needs and inequalities,
and ensure a direct, comprehensive approach to dealing with them in the DFAP
programming. Among other gender-related objectives, the Gender Advisor will be
responsible for ensuring and/or promoting in the DFAP activities the equitable
participation by men, women, boys and girls, the reduction of gender
inequalities to achieve nutritional outcomes and strengthen resilience to food
insecurity, gender-sensitive activities that mitigate unintended consequences,
and where necessary, gender-transformative activities and approaches that work
to transform harmful individual and social norms and behaviors. The Gender
Advisor will ensure that USAID’s Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment
Policy, Food for Peace gender guidance, ADS 205, and other relevant gender
principles, policies and regulations will be applied consistently throughout
the DFAP initiative. The Gender Advisor will also advise and ensure that
gender-based violence (GBV) and female empowerment will be addressed in the
DFAP activities.
Key Duties and
  • Serve as part of the program Senior
    Management Team (SMT).
  • Stay abreast and informed of USAID
    agency-wide, Food for Peace, and other relevant gender principles,
    policies, regulations, monitoring and evaluation principles, and
  • Work in liaison with the SMT, Save the
    Children US technical advisors for M&E, gender, livelihoods and
    nutrition-sensitive programming, and others coordinate and support the
    development of the Gender Analysis during the first year of the DFAP
    implementation, and then subsequent development of an effective Gender
    Action Plan and its implementation throughout the program.
  • Actively contribute to the development and
    implementation of annual program work plans and performance milestones.
  • Keenly review project reports and annual
    implementation plans and contribute to regional and national strategic
  • Keenly analyze and review program reports
    to ensure gender integration in the narrative.
  • Provide gender-related technical support
    to all project staff, including but not limited to livelihoods, heath,
    nutrition, and resilience teams.
  • Offer technical, programmatic,
    operational, and managerial oversight of all activities that have a gender
    aspect or component.
  • Actively participate in technical working
  • Manage a team of local staff, if
    applicable, who will be responsible for various types of gender behavior
    change activities.
  • Ensure that program implementation meets
    USAID’s programmatic, administrative and financial standards and
  • Write and review reports from project
    staff, ensuring concise, focused high quality writing.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Save the
    Children Gender Advisor job placement should hold a  Master’s Degree in gender, women’s
    studies, international development, agriculture, health, nutrition or related area
  • At least five years’ experience working on
    assessments and program implementation related to nutrition, livelihoods,
    food security and/or water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply
    gender-sensitive and gender-transformative approaches on DFAP initiatives
    or on programs similar to DFAP initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with host
    government and partners in implementing a complex project in the field
    under challenging circumstances.
  • Significant knowledge of gender principles
    as they relate to livelihoods, nutrition and resilience for
    community-based programs in Uganda.
  • Broad knowledge of the health and
    nutrition system, and livelihoods context, in Uganda, specifically as it
    relates to government policies, programs and partnerships addressing the
    needs of food security.
  • Previous exposure and experience in
    gender-based programming with substantial understanding of and commitment
    to equality and equity issues and mainstreaming.
  • Experience working on similar USAID or
    other donor-funded programs; familiarity with USAID regulations and
    policies preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and
    demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication
    skills in English required. 
NB:  Ugandan nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged apply online at the
link below.
Deadline: 5th May 2017
by Midnight
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