Gender and Agriculture Coordinator NGO Job Careers – CARE International

and Agriculture Coordinator
Organization: CARE
Duty Station:  Kampala,
About US:
CARE International is a leading
global development and humanitarian organization. In 2014, CARE worked in 90
countries around the world, supporting 880 poverty-fighting development and
humanitarian aid projects, reaching more than 72 million people. CARE
International in Uganda (CARE) works with others to make a sustainable
improvement in the lives of the very poor, with a focus on women and girls. Our
current program focusses on women and girls’ economic rights, particularly
financial inclusion and governance of natural resources women and girls depend
upon, and on their sexual and reproductive health rights, including a life free
of violence. Our programming is guided by our core values of excellence,
accountability, respect, integrity and transparency.
Job Summary: The Gender
and Agriculture Coordinator will be responsible for engendering and ensuring
Gender transformative approaches are adopted and applied in the implementation
of BR & NRG initiative. He/she will be conversant with women’s economic
empowerment models and gender transformative approaches. The position will also
ensure all interventions under Building Resilience and Natural Resource
Governance initiative are gender responsive. 
The position will also from time to time provide relevant support to
other WECC initiatives such as ECO DRR, PFR SP to ensure adherence to gender
transformative approaches and promote equitable sharing of resources and
opportunities. The Gender Coordinator will work closely with the National
Advocacy Advisor to ensure gender equality in the policy and practice using
CARE Transformative approaches to inform policy and practice within the
Ministry of Water and Environment, the National Climate Smart Agriculture
Programme, the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, civil
society and the private sector.  This
includes influencing change in attitudes of staff, partners, groups &
institutions on the importance of conducting evidence based gender justice
advocacy to achieve CARE’s mission. The position holder will also support  engender 
design of programmatic strategies, studies monitoring and evaluation and
field activities to ensure gender considerations are adhered to and
adopted.  The position holder will work
with CO and program staff to ensure the most efficient way of linking specific
donor needs with CARE Global requirements (e.g. Gender marker). He/ She will
provide overall Programme level technical guidance in gender and ensure gender
transformative practices, through training, coaching and mentoring program
staff and partners.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Lead in providing gender
programmatic technical assistance to BR&NRG Initiative. Gender
transformation to ensure CARE and partners effectively target refugees, women
and youth. 30%
  • Ensure
    Gender transformative approaches among partner and CARE interventions.
  • Lead
    and ensure gender analysis/audits are undertaken with specific interest to
    the agricultural sector in the geographical areas of the BR &NRG
  • Work
    with in the Programme team, in particular BR&NRG to ensure that gender
    analysis findings informs Programme design and management, and identify
    strategic actions to be undertaken to improve the quality of Programme
  • Facilitate
    identification and implementation of appropriate strategies to increase
    the capacity of staff, partners, and community groups to mainstream gender
    transformative approaches in climate smart agriculture, enterprise
    promotion and natural resource governance.
  • Lead
    the implementation of actions to ensure that empowered project’s
    participants, families and community groups develop confidence in their
    own capacities and also own their development initiatives for enhancement
    of their social and economic wellbeing.
  • Operationalize
    the national and international gender protocols and ensure the CARE’s Women
    Empowerment framework is adhered in implementing project actions,
  • Participate
    in streamlining gender equity in groups and individual families to ensure
    that all families’ members participate in project activities and also
    share the benefits equitably. Pay special attention to ensure women and
    youth are benefiting from the program activities.
  • Prepare
    briefing and policy materials for the MWE, MAAIF, MOGLSD, and MOFPED on
    Gender action learning (GAL) in relation to selected themes such as
    building resilience, Climate change risks and the nexus of women and youth
    empowerment and Natural Resource Governance.
Support partners to undertake
Gender transformation approaches that build community /group/household
resilience in Climate Smart Agriculture and Natural Resource Governance 35%
  • Support
    capacity building of partners and groups to implement a CAAP, GCVCA, and
    other defined tools in CSA.
  • Work
    with the other Staff and partners ensure gender transformative approaches
    are adhered to in composition and performance of the selected groups or
  • Formulate
    detailed work plans to implement activities which address identified CSA,
    CAAP, NRG development needs of project participants.
  • Ensure
    beneficiaries (women and youth) good knowledge in CSA, Entrepreneurship,
    and diversified livelihood options on farm, are followed up regularly and
    re-training programs in identified capacities in collaboration with
  • Exercise
    quality assurance, oversight and institute screening tools such as gender
    marker, gender audit to increase uptake of gender actions within
    BR&NRG and other initiatives in WENG.
  • Provide
    technical assistance to partners in assessing the strength of their
    approach to gender transformation across the Programme cycle
Support Country Office and project
documentation, reporting and learning 25%
  • Lead
    documentation of success stories , publications,  program briefs  and other relevant program impact
    documentation processes to tell CARE’s Support the collection of stories,
  • Build
    the capacity of project partners through coaching, mentoring and training
    in gender transformative approaches.
  • Participate
    in Country office activities
  • Work
    with the M&E specialist to generate periodic reports.
  • Supporting
    Organizing Learning events.
Others: 5%

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant for the CARE International Gender and Agriculture
    Coordinator job placement should preferably hold a BSc in Agriculture,
    agricultural extension, rural development, environmental science, soil and
    water management, rural development or other related field
  • Five
    years of experience supporting Gender mainstreaming livelihoods,
    agriculture and climate change related programmes.
  • Previous
    experience and knowledge of Climate Change, Building resilience and
    Natural Resource Governance.
  • Knowledge
    of government structures and policies at local and national level
    (particularly within the field of gender, Environment and Natural
    resources, Agriculture, humanitarian
  • Experience
    at field level having undertaken community development.
  • Experience
    of leading, supporting, managing, inspiring and coaching staff with
    different disciplines and backgrounds.
How to Apply:
All applicants are encouraged
to send their application letters clearly articulating alignment with the above
profile and an updated detailed (CV) giving day time telephone contacts and
names and addresses of 3 (three) work related referees to
Deadline: 13th April 2018
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