Gender Specialist USAID Project Jobs – WEI/Bantwana

Job Title:       Gender Specialist  
Organisation: WEI/Bantwana
Project Name: USAID funded BETTER OUTCOMES for Children and
Youth in Eastern and Northern Uganda
Reports to: Youth Sector Head
Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda
About US:
WEI/Bantwana Initiative is a Non-Governmental Organization that helps
families and children orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS to access the
comprehensive support and care they need to grow into healthy adults.
World Education Inc. /Bantwana (WEI/B) is implementing the five- year
USAID funded BETTER OUTCOMES for Children and Youth in Eastern and Northern
Uganda. The goal of the project is to improve the wellbeing of children and
youth orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV and other adversities in Eastern and
Northern Uganda. BETTER OUTCOMES is implemented by a consortium of five
partners, namely: WEI/B as the prime partner; Mercy Corps, Uganda Women’s
Efforts to Save Orphans (UWESO), Youth, Alive and Friends of Christ Revival
(FOC-REV); each responsible for specific technical aspects of the project. The
project is being implemented in 20 districts of Eastern and Northern Uganda.
Job Summary: The Gender
Specialist will work under the supervision of the Youth Sector Head , and is
responsible for guiding the strategic direction of Gender mainstreaming in the
organization and across all projects The Gender Specialist will also ensure
that Gender activities are consistent and overall fit within the Organisation
and BETTER OUTCOMES programming framework, will participate in the project
planning, monitoring and capacity building meetings, and will leverage as
appropriate organisational resources, in coordination with the Regional
Managers and other technical staff. Over all the Gender Specialist will ensure
that organizational and project Implementation structure responds to the 95 95
95 Strategy by ensuring that AGYW and their households have access to, and
demand for essential services to contribute to Epidemic control
Key Duties and
Programme Development and Implementation:
  • Strengthen the
    capacity of technical staff and partner organizations in Gender
  • Guide the organization
    in the development of Gender specify Strategies, guidelines, SOPS to
    promote gender equity
  • Design strategies that
    promote Male involvement to in household labour, child care and access to
    and demand for health services
  • Design and implement
    strategies that promote Asset building for AGYW to increase their life
    skills and resilience
  • Develop and support
    implementation of specific strategies for GBV prevention and response
    across the organization
  • Support Local
    Governments through the systems strengthening Platform to main-stream
    Gender issues in Local Government development plans across all sectors
  • Promote community
    dialogue to increase awareness on the effect of gender and social norms on
    community development
  • Support all
    organizational platforms to mainstream gender in all their operations
  • Support the
    organization in the roll out and implementation of the Gender policy
  • Review social and
    behavior change communication and group education materials that seek to
    transform norms on gender and gender-based violence to ensure they are
    gender-sensitive and transformative
Representation Networking and Advocacy
  • Represent the
    organization in all Gender related engagements with key stakeholders
  • Participate in key
    Government and other stakeholder activities that promote gender such as 16
    days of activism
  • Strengthen
    collaboration, linkages and referral to ensure increased access to
    GBV-related services across sectors
  • Link women and youth
    groups to existing opportunities in Government and other agencies
  • Develop and a clear
    referral Path way for GBV victims to access health, legal support and
    other wrap around services
Project Monitoring and Documentation
  • Conduct regular site
    visits and spot checks to districts, CSOs and activity locations to
    monitor implementation of GBV interventions.
  • Define parameters for
    GBV reporting/record keeping in case management data base and Work with
    the M&E team to develop and truck relevant indicators on Gender
  • Develop monthly,
    quarterly, and annual reports detailing the TA provided
  • Support documentation
    data collection, analysis and development of success stories  and best practices across technical
    areas on the benefits of mainstreaming gender issues in programming

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the
    USAID Project Gender Specialist job placement must hold a Degree in Social
    work, or other humanities with relevant training in Gender, project
    planning and management
  • At least five years of
    mid-to senior level management experience in developing, implementing and
    evaluating OVC, GBV, protection, livelihood, and/or public health
    programs, including implementation of community health activities with a
    focus on adolescent girls and young women.
  • Sensitivity of
    cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues
    surrounding HIV prevention, care and treatment, health and gender
  • Experience in Gender
    programming and mainstreaming
  • Experience within
    USG-funded mechanisms is an advantage.
  • Comprehensive
    knowledge of HIV/AIDS prevention, counseling and testing and, behavior
    change interventions.
  • Comprehensive
    knowledge of case management, community-facility linkages, integration of
    multiple programmes and activities across the continuum of care.
  • Detailed knowledge of
    community based services, structures, national policies and programmes.
  • Excellent oral and
    written communications skills.
  • Good knowledge of
    administrative requirements, budgeting and fiscal management in support of
    sub-awards and contracts.
  • Good knowledge of word
    processing, spreadsheets and databases is required. Numerical skills for
    data analysis are required.
  • Ability to work both
    independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the
World Education Inc. /Bantwana (WEI/B) are encouraged to apply via E-mail only
be sending an updated CV and cover letter to: Human Resource Manager, World
Education Inc Bantwana at
Deadline: 6th April 2018 by 5:00pm
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