30 May 2017

USAID Gender Specialist Job Placement - ACDI/VOCA

Job Title:         Gender Specialist
Organisation: ACDI/VOCA
Duty Station: Uganda

About US:
ACDI/VOCA is an international non-profit development organization which is based in Washington, D.C and was founded in 1963. It that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. ACDI/VOCA currently has approximately 49 projects in 30 countries and total revenues of $151 million.

About USAID Program:
ACDI/VOCA is seeking to implement an anticipated Emergency Food Security Program in Uganda funded by USAID. The EFS Program will address the ongoing refugee crises in Uganda’s West Nile and will provide food security relief to the refugee and host communities. The immediate interventions are rooted in the program objectives to combat malnutrition and launch coping strategies through efficient management of natural resources and social inclusion. The EFS Program is anticipated to start in August, 2017 with the term of 18 months.

Job Summary: The Gender Specialist is primarily responsible for the development of the gender strategy and implementation of the activities that seamlessly integrate gender throughout the program cycle, program operations, and monitoring and evaluation. The position is based in Arua, Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Oversee the development of the gender strategy and work plan with the Chief of Party and Emergency Response Manager
  • The jobholder will mainstream gender as a cross-cutting theme into the analysis and design of program activities including program implementation, monitoring, evaluation, organizational structure and operations
  • The incumbent will design the methodology, conducts fieldwork, analyzes findings, and proposes recommendations for program activities as well as responsible for the start-up gender analysis study
  • The jobholder will also integrate pyscho-social considerations on target beneficiaries and ensure women are sufficiently protected in an emergency context
  • Identify programmatic and operational constraints and corresponding opportunities for gender integration, gender equity and gender sensitivity
  • Guide on and participate in the market assessment on integration of gender into the market process and the barriers to integration of gender
  • Develop and mobilize a stakeholder strategy for increased gender representation and participation in agribusinesses, cooperatives and service providers

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the USAID Gender Specialist job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in sociology, anthropology, women’s studies, or other related discipline
  • At least eight years of progressively responsible experience with an international NGO mainstreaming gender into food security, nutrition or agriculture programs to promote gender equity, including five years facilitating training on gender, gender audit and/or gender program analysis and gender target support
  • Extensive knowledge of and proven successful ability to conduct gender analyses and gender integration programming
  • Clear knowledge and understanding of gender relationships within the region.
  • Demonstrated awareness of and responsiveness to gender and social issues in East Africa cross-cultural context preferred
  • The applicant must be politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • Demonstrate technical experience working with refugees and vulnerable groups preferred
  • Commitment to women's rights, human rights based approach and accountability to affected communities
  • Fluency in English

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who desire to work in the USAID Project should apply online at the link below.


Deadline: 20th June 2017

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