United States USAID Gender and Social Inclusion Specialist Career Opportunity – FHI 360

Job Title:      Gender and Social Inclusion Specialist

Organisation: FHI 360
Project Name: United States
Agency for International Development (USAID)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About Us:
FHI 360 is a leading international non-profit organization dedicated to
improving lives around the world. Our professional staff includes experts in
education, health, nutrition, economic development, civil society and
environment as well as cross-cutting experts in gender issues, research,
applied science, behavior change and technology giving us the unique mix of
capabilities to address today’s diverse and interrelated development challenges.
FHI 360 operates from 60 offices with 4,400 staff in the U.S. and around the
Job Summary: The Gender and
Social Inclusion Specialist will provide overall guidance and technical
expertise on inclusive development to ensure complete integration of gender,
youth and vulnerability in all aspects of programming. The Specialist will
serve as part of the project Senior Management Team (SMT)
Key Duties and
Strategic Planning and Project Management:
  • Guide SMT on project-related gender, youth
    and social inclusion policy issues
  • Provide inputs to ensure appropriate
    inclusion of gender, youth and social inclusion perspectives in all
    planned policies and activities.
  • Lead detailed context analysis including
    needs assessments and identify strategies for reaching out to people with
    identified needs;
  • The incumbent will also design and develop
    gender, youth and social inclusion strategies, activities and plans,
    ensuring they are in line with all project objectives and results, for the
    benefit of the target populations; Contribute to the development and
    implementation of annual program work plans and performance milestones and
    contribute to strategic planning
  • Keenly review project reports and annual
    implementation plans to ensure the integration of gender, youth and social
    inclusion in the narrative.
  • Provide technical, programmatic,
    operational, and managerial oversight of all activities that have a
    gender, youth or social inclusion aspect.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning:
  • Work in close collaboration with the
    project Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Team, lead the design
    and implementation of mechanisms for measuring project progress towards
    enhancing gender, youth and social inclusion.
  • Perform gender, youth and social inclusion
    studies, and advise on indicators for measuring effective gender, youth
    and social inclusion strategies.
  • Keenly monitor the overall project gender,
    youth and social inclusion activities, gather lessons learned, and use
    results to appropriately adapt project implementation.
  • Work in liaison with the MEL team, lead
    regular monitoring and evaluation to ensure quality gender, youth and
    social inclusion programming, guaranteeing fidelity to project
    deliverables and FHI 360 policies.
  • Monitor the external environment and
    evolving needs regarding gender, youth and social inclusion; and work to
    introduce necessary programmatic changes.
Capacity Building:
  • Carry out capacity assessments and
    capacity building to enhance the project’s response to gender, youth and
    social inclusion needs.
  • Ensure training for project staff on
    standards and instruments for gender, youth and social inclusion.
  • Design and document training modules and
    capacity building processes.
  • The jobholder will also represent the
    project in established relevant gender, youth and social inclusion forums
    and networks
  • The incumbent will facilitate coordination
    with USG and other stakeholders on strategic policy and programming
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the USAID Gender
    and Social Inclusion Specialist job placement must hold a Master’s degree
    in gender and development studies, education, social work or related
  • At least eight years’ experience in gender
    and inclusive development programming; Strong experience and knowledge of
    strategic design,
  • Extensive knowledge of gender principles
    as they relate to livelihoods, nutrition and resilience for
    community-based programs in Uganda.
  • Significant track record in gender
    capacity building, programming and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge on the
    principles and issues surrounding gender and social inclusion.
  • Proven ability to work with host
    government and partners in implementing a complex project in the field
    under challenging circumstances.
  • Significant 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 experience conducting gender
    related assessments and demonstrated experience developing and integrating
    inclusive-related content and messaging in communications, tools and
    training materials, and in project activities across all technical
  • Previous experience in training, capacity
    building, advocacy and outreach;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and
    demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication
    skills in English required.
  • Previous USAID experience is preferred;
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a cover
letter, updated CV/resume including salary requirements to: The Human Resource
Office, FHI 360 Plot 15 Kitante Close, P.O. Box 5768 Kampala, UGANDA or via
email to: uganda-info@fhi360.org
NB: Please indicate the
title of the position in the email subject line and on the envelope if you
submit a hardcopy.
Deadline: 14th June
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