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Gender Equality Coordinator NGO Career Jobs - Plan International

Job Title:        Gender Equality Coordinator
Organisation: Plan International
Duty Station: Kamuli, Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager

About US:
Plan International was founded over 75 years ago and is one of the oldest and largest children’s development organizations (non-profit / INGOs) in the world. We work in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty. Plan's vision is of a world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that respect people's rights and dignity. Plan is independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations.

Job Summary: The Gender Equality Coordinator will work together with the project team to carry out the baseline, prepares & manage annual plans and budget for the project in a gender transformatory way.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Study, understand and apply the gender equality program criteria and support its application to identify and address gender inequality and discrimination especially with program beneficiaries.
  • Support in the development of gender sensitive tools to that support project planning, implementation and M&E in line with the project documents.
  • Work closely with the Gender Equality Specialist to develop capacities of the team and partners in gender transformative programming to ensure that planning and implementation of the project is gender transformative.
  • Apply gender equality program criteria to identify and address gender inequality and discrimination, and to support the design and localization of gender sensitive packages and delivery systems at the community level.
  • Support in the development of gender sensitive indicators for the project and ensure the reporting is based on identified gender outcomes.
  • Engage communities, traditional and religious institutions to change cultural norms and practices that negatively impact girls’ realisation of their SRH rights and to prevent GBV
  • Document and share best practices in behaviour change, gender and child protection programming throughout the project.
  • Coordinate and closely work with Plan International Uganda’s gender taskforce
  • Prepare, manage and support implementation of regular plans related to the relevant components of the project and report as required.
  • Ensure a gender transformative approach to the Implementation of the SDG WASH project through the project life to challenge the belief and attitudes of parents in girls’ upbringing, specifically, on WASH issues that impact the welfare of girls.
CPP Responsibilities
  • Adhere to the Child Protection Policy, Code of Conduct and reporting any CPP issues;
  • Responsible for the implementation of the CPP standards as they apply to area of responsibility plus the development of actions to address identified gaps and monitoring their effectiveness.
  • Ensure that all Plan Partners, Visitors and Associates in area of responsibility are provided with and have signed and returned a copy of the child protection policy. Inform the partners, visitors and associates that they must comply with the policy in all contacts and communications with children during their visit.
  • Ensure that children and families in area of responsibility are aware of the child protection policy and applicable local procedures, so that they know what behaviors they can expect from Plan staff, associates and visitors and whom to report any concerns;
  • Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.
  • Provide support in mainstreaming gender at project implementation monitoring and evaluation and documentation of success stories


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Plan International Gender Equality Coordinator job vacancy must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social sciences, Gender or Development Studies
  • Three years’ experience in Gender, Development and implementation of Gender programs in a reputable organization
  • Experience in the implementation of Gender programmes in sensitive and transformative programming.
  • Facilitating gender capacity building trainings
  • Experience in gender mainstreaming
  • Capacity to deal with people of diverse cultures
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong advocacy and lobbying skills
  • Hands-on experience in facilitation and gender analysis skills
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in proposal development, report writing
  • Computer literate (Microsoft office)

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send their letters of application, together with updated CVs, contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant certificates, names and contact details of three references plus salary history and send to:

The Country Human Resources and Organizational Development Manager,
Plan Uganda


Deadline: 26th January 2018

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