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Gender Advisor USAID SOCY Project Jobs - Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Job Title:         Gender Advisor
Organization: Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
Project Name: USAID Sustainable Outcomes for Children and Youth (SOCY) Project
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: SOCY Deputy Chief of Party

About US:
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-profit organization which implements the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

The Sustainable Outcomes for Children and Youth (SOCY) Project, is a five-year project funded by USAID and implemented by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in partnership with Action for Community Development (ACODEV), TPO Uganda, technical resource partners including Palladium, Institute for Reproductive Health Georgetown University, Centre for Creative Leadership, Living Goods and array of local Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). The project objective is to improve the health, nutrition, education and psychosocial wellbeing of vulnerable populations, as well as reduce abuse, exploitation and neglect in 19 districts in central and western Uganda.

Job Summary: The Gender Advisor will oversee gender mainstreaming into all aspects of the SOCY project. This will include technical and managerial oversight of the gender strategy; leadership of monitoring, learning, and evaluation activities related to gender; building the capacity of project staff and other stakeholders in gender integration; liaising with officials at local government and other stakeholders; and work planning and management of gender activities. The Gender Advisor must ensure all activities are conducted within CRS institutional policies and ethical standards and donor requirements, and may be asked to represent the project in relevant fora, including meetings with project partners, donors, and other stakeholders. S/he may also be involved in meetings and events to present findings to stakeholders and report on project activities. S/he will coordinate regularly with partner staff to ensure that data is effectively reported, presented and used to improve the project activities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Technical Support and Program Management
  • Provide technical and managerial oversight for any gender programmatic aspects, including gender-based violence mitigation strategies and implementation to support SOCY’s aim to be gender transformative.
  • Integrate gender and youth analysis findings into the annual work plan, program strategies, budgets, and monitoring, evaluation and learning systems, considering the cultural dynamics of the three SOCY regions.
  • Apply best practices in gender programming to revise gender strategy and recommend adjustments to project strategies and activities throughout the SOCY project cycle.
  • Ensure the SOCY AMELP disaggregates data by sex and includes gender-sensitive indicators, and support field coordinators in high quality data collection, analysis and utilization in accordance with project SOPs.
  • Facilitate a robust, cross-sectoral learning agenda that affords opportunity for regular reflection on, gender analysis, and documentation of progress, achievements, challenges, and lessons learned.
  • Identify relevant Gender and SRH training materials/tools used in the country and develop a roll out plan within the project districts
  • Build staff capacity in gender, possibly including gender sensitization training (or overseeing training) of project staff
  • Conduct field visits to monitor implementation as it relates to gender concerns
  • Liaise with SOCY technical leads, regional project coordinators, and other project staff across the three SOCY regions to ensure accurate, timely reporting on gender mainstreaming implementation processes and deliverables.
  • Serve as a technical representative of CRS in relevant fora and develop/maintain relationships with other stakeholders to promote the integration, ownership and sustainability of the SOCY intervention.
  • Other tasks in line with the essential functions mentioned above may be required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) USAID SOCY Project Gender Advisor job opportunity should hold a Post-graduate degree in gender, public health, anthropology, sociology, demography, or a related social sciences field
  • At least seven years of experience in gender programming; most preferably related to HIV/AIDS, OVC, economic empowerment, livelihoods, gender-based violence, and/or family life programming;
  • Extensive knowledge of gender norms and related social and behavioral change strategies (including gender transformative work);
  • Excellent communications skills and the capacity to represent CRS in external meetings, explaining the purpose of the SOCY project;
  • Experience or technical knowledge of USAID and/or PEFAR reporting and M&E reporting systems and requirements preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, professional fashion, with an eye to understanding political and other factors operating within partner organizations;
  • Experience motivating others, fostering commitment, supervising and mentoring staff preferred;
  • Excellent organizational skills, verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Good knowledge of computer applications and experience with Microsoft Office programs;
  • Workshop/facilitation skills a plus;
  • Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff): Serves with Integrity, Models Stewardship, Cultivates Constructive Relationships, Promotes Learning, Trusting Relationships, Professional Growth, Partnership, Accountability

How to Apply:
All candidates should Email a cover letter and CV only to or drop your application at CRS Kampala Office.

  • Large files and/or scans of documents will lead to rejection of your application, in the subject line of the email, copy and paste GENDERADVISOR-SOCY
  • All applications that do not contain this exact subject line will be rejected and not read

Deadline: 30th April 2018 by 5:00PM

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