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Gender and Youth Team Lead Non-profit Careers - Mercy Corps

Job Title:     Gender and Youth Team Lead
Organization: Mercy Corps
Duty Station:  Uganda

About US:
Mercy Corps is an international non-profit organization which implements high-quality, analytical development programmes in very difficult places. Mercy Corps has been operating in Uganda since 2006. It has and continues to implement programs in Acholi and Karamoja sub regions. Mercy Corps is taking a community-led, market driven approach to address poverty and food insecurity needs through interventions that get to the root causes and contributing factors of economic vulnerability. Donors include the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), DFID, Mastercard Foundation, WALMART Foundation, Coca Cola Africa Foundation, US Depart of State (DOS) /PEPFAR, ECHO and Nike Foundation.

Job Summary: The Gender and Youth Team Lead will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of a cross-sectoral gender and Youth integration strategy aimed at ensuring that program activities result in equitable outcomes for male and female beneficiaries of different age groups, socio-economic backgrounds and abilities across target communities. S/he will have overall responsibility for building team capacity to integrate a gender perspective into program activities; work closely with sector team leads and a team of 3 gender and Youth officers to ensure the effective and timely execution of gender and age–related and women and girl-focused activities; support the M&EL team to include a gender and youth perspective in research, mid-term and endline evaluations and to mainstream sex and age disaggregated and gender sensitive indicators into the overall M&EL framework.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide leadership and daily oversight for planning and implementation of Apolou’s gender and youth integration strategy and suggest ways to improve on same.
  • Lead sectorally-focused gender and youth integration and refresher trainings for all team members, consortium and partner organization staff.
  • Support all assessment activities to ensure that team members apply a gender analysis and youth perspective in the collection, analysis, use and reporting of data.
  • Coordinate gender and youth activities with team and sector leads during regular planning and coordination sessions.
  • Identify the need for and supervise the implementation of activities designed to promote greater access, inclusion and empowerment for traditionally excluded groups (Karamajong traders, adult women, young males, adolescent girls, the elderly and people living with disabilities) in sector work, including development, maternal and child health, WASH and governance.
  • Manage a team of three gender and youth officers based in Kotido, Kaabong and Amudat and build their capacity to engage in high quality gender integration work with teams and communities.
  • Formulate quarterly work plans and ensure that gender and youth integration activities are implemented on time, on budget and on scope.
  • Make quarterly budget projections, oversee procurement processes, review budget versus actuals and realign as necessary to support Apolou’s gender and youth integration work.
  • Provide substantive input into the design and implementation of Apolou’s gender and youth behaviour change communication strategy, GBV, youth and adolescent work.
  • Support team to identify and address barriers to recruiting and retaining female staff and to maintaining a gender-friendly work environment.
Monitoring and Evaluation:
  • Provide ongoing mentorship to team leads on data collection processes for completeness, accuracy and timely submission.
  • Work in liaison with the project team leads and the M&EL team to ensure Apolou meets Mercy Corps’ Gender Minimum Standards, and that SADD and gender –sensitive data is regularly analysed and used to inform program decisions.
  • Conduct regular field visits to ensure that program activities are gender sensitive and aligned with the gender strategy.
  • Support and mentor community partners on data collection and use.
External Representation and Coordination:
  • Support and help coordinate visits from district and sub-county government, regional and HQ based staff and external visitors, such as donors and media, in collaboration with the Gender Advisor and sector teams.
  • Assist the Gender Advisor in coordination of field activities with other NGO and local government partners to avoid duplication of services and support an enabling environment for social change.
  • Build and maintain a productive working relationship with the local Government and Sub-Counties, and in particular with District CDOs and youth representatives, to ensure strong collaboration and the development of complementary joint monitoring, evaluation and adaptive management structures where possible.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Gender and Youth Team Lead career opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in international development, women’s studies, gender or a comparable area of study
  • Five years of experience in youth, gender and development work, with a minimum of three years in field postings
  • Substantial professional background and experience in conducting gender training, gender mainstreaming, GBV prevention and response and youth focused work
  • Previous experience working in Northern Uganda a must
  • Karamoja language skills strongly preferred
  • Experience working in large scale, complex programs and challenging environments
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their E-mail applications including a cover letter clearly stating the salary requirements, updated CV (with three professional referees), and copies of academic qualifications/certificates addressed to the Senior HR and Legal Manager, Mercy Corps Uganda to:

Deadline:  17th January 2018

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