Gender & Learning Officer Non-profit Jobs – Mercy Corps

Job Title:     Gender & Learning Officer
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.
About BRACED Program:
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. Among the many
country programmes is the Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate
Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) whose implementation period is 2015-2019.
BRACED is being implemented in the Karamoja Region of Uganda, as well as Wajir
County Kenya. The BRACED Mercy Corps programme is designed around three
integrated thematic focus areas – Lands/NRM, Market Systems Development and
Governance. Mercy Corps recently received an 18-month extension operating from
January 2018-June 2019.
Job Summary: The Gender
& Learning Officer will have a duel role of helping mainstream gender into
all BRACED activities and further contribute to the tracking, analysis and
learning of all BRACED activities. Reporting to the Project Manager, s/he will
help ensure all activities use a gender lens when identifying, engaging and
working with beneficiaries and stakeholders. S/he will create tracking tools to
ensure team members and community members are reaching their goals. S/he will
work with teams to identify learning points, develop and implement small
learning and research activities and draft reports. The Gender & Learning
Officer will capture learning across the project, institutionalizing activity
reviews, identifying and evaluating preconceptions and promoting a culture of
inquisitiveness. Additionally, they will support the Program Manager in
managing a large quantity of data and deliver timely analysis to staff and to
management. Further, s/he will provide insight to teams through rigorous and
efficient research in critical need-to-know areas, identified by program staff
Key Duties and
  • Help sectors develop workplans and activities
    that are gender sensitive and account for gender norms in Karamoja region
  • Support the team members in the
    implementation of certain activities that require a gender sensitive
  • Develop individual learning agenda with
    targeted research questions and learning areas to answer over 18-months
  • Responsible for managing and updated the
    program’s PM@MC system
  • Draft tools for assessments, studies and
    learning reports
  • Manage enumerators and data entrants
    ensuring paperwork and work is completed on time and on scope
  • Enter and clean program data ensuring data
    is up to date
  • Assist the M&E Officer in monthly,
    quarterly and annual data pulls for reporting
  • Monitor program and M&E documents
    ensuring all attendance sheets, beneficiary data is compiled alongside a
    program report
  • Organize all files from BRACED and BRACED
  • Work with M&E Officer to report to
    team on a monthly basis on database and issues/challenges
  • Provide support on drafting learning
    pieces and monthly reports

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Gender
    & Learning Officer job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree
    preferably in BSc (Economics), BSc (Statistics), B. Quantitative
    Economics, B. Population Studies or Development studies with a certificate
    level qualification in computer applications.
  • Three years of related professional
  • Demonstrable quantitative skills,
    including familiarity with database management and analysis
  • Superior writing and analytical skills
  • Proven skills in networking, assessing
    information needs and developing appropriate tools
  • Excellent reporting, communication and
    representation skills
  • Previous experience implementing gender
    sensitive programming
  • Knowledge of Uganda’s gender norms,
    particularly in the context of rural development and Karamoja.
  • Skilled in promoting organization learning
    and knowledge acquisition and sharing
  • A strong team player, with good
    communication and diplomatic skills.
  • Proven ability to work independently as
    part of a national team and with international professionals.
  • Excellent analytical and information
    management skills.
  • Good organizational skills and ability to
    work under stress and in austere contexts of remote locations.
  • Flexible and creative in planning and
    problem solving.
  • Attention to detail, ability to follow
    procedures and meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively
    with team members.
  • Proven excellence maintaining professional
    internal and external relationships.
  • Motorcycle permit and ability to ride a
    motorcycle is required
  • Fluency in N’Karamojong preferred
  • 30% Travel in Karamoja required
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:  30th March 2018
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