16 June 2017

Fresher Protection and Gender Assistant Non-profit Careers - Alliance Forum for Development - AFOD Uganda

Job Title:          Protection and Gender Assistant
Organisation: Alliance Forum for Development-AFOD Uganda
Duty Station: Uganda
Reference Number: AFOD/U/VA/16-17/009

About US:
Alliance Forum for Development-AFOD Uganda is a non-profit, nondenominational, apolitical and non-sectarian Humanitarian and Development Organization incorporated in Uganda in 2015 with NGO board registration number 11619. AFOD Uganda seeks to work closely with rural and urban poor communities across the country to address their real needs and build local partnership with institutions/communities and support community structures to jointly identify and address the underlying causes of poor health and steer social change.

Job Summary: The Protection and Gender Assistant will be managing and coordinating gender and child protection issues, providing technical guidance and policy interpretation to all stakeholders and beneficiaries for decision-making.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Visiting villages, camps and other IDP settlements to meet with community members in order to identify protection needs.
  • Tasked with ensuring that assessments are undertaken in a consultative manner including the participation of men, women, children and elderly.
  • Ensuring that protection is mainstreamed throughout all data collection including a focus on serving the most vulnerable members of the community.
  • Responsible for strengthening research and relationship with community leaders in order to maintain good access to persons of concern.
  • Tasked with coordinating crossing issues with government institutions and development partners.
  • Encouraging and facilitating informal groups of IDPs to meet in order to collect information about protection needs of the vulnerable community members, identify possible community-based solutions and make referrals.
  • Making connections with humanitarian services providers and encouraging their communication with community members.
  • Offering mediation to settle disputes where possible.
  • Keeping records of the protection and humanitarian needs identified and the actions taken to assist them.
  • In charge of monitoring and reporting on matters of concern to all key stakeholders
  • Completing and submitting weekly reports.
  • Offering technical guidance and policy interpretation with regards to gender mainstreaming within the projects.
  • Setting priorities, developing and implementing a clear and comprehensive gender framework and action plan.
  • Sending feedback to project staff to ensure the practical implementation of activities within gender framework considering gender perspectives.
  • In charge of reviewing, editing and giving monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports on gender achievements.
  • Developing gender action plan for mainstreaming gender.
  • Performing any other relevant duties assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in development studies, gender studies, social science, public admiration or related field.
  • At least two years working experience with civil society organisation on gender and protection or related field is an added advantage.
  • Strong sense of adaptability and ability to work and live in stressed, unstable environment and multi-cultural setting.
  • Willingness to travel and work in remote areas
  • Code of conduct as relevant to procurement and logistics, commitment, time management/ ability to work for longer hours, loyalty, patience, emotional intelligence and Tolerance
  • Skills: Awareness raising and outreach, excellent knowledge of Microsoft word and excel, fluency in both spoken and written English, facilitation and coordination, team building and management and report writing and presentation.

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandan nationals should send their applications with updated CVs in English to the: Human Resource Officer, AFOD Uganda Country Office, Ntinda Minister’s Village, P.O. Box 11003 Kampala Uganda or Email to: recruitments_ug@afodi.org. Applications can equally be submitted to Adjumani field office, next to CEFORD.

Deadline: 19th June 2017

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