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Women Leaderships in Emergency (WLiE) Specialist Non-profit Careers - CARE International


Organization: CARE International
Duty Station:  Uganda

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 Women Leadership in Emergency (WLiE) Specialist will be responsible for leading the strategic development, and successful delivery of the women’s leadership thematic components for projects in West Nile that aims to build CARE staff, partner and beneficiary capacity in promoting women leadership in Emergencies as a basis for achieving women’s empowerment. The WLiE specialist also provides an oversight technical role for project initiatives that support gender equality in West Nile, ensuring that the various initiatives and projects collaborate to develop linkages, promoting capacity development across a package of gender transformative interventions. The position is based in Arua but will also provide support to all projects in West Nile. S/he will also provide overall guidance and support in the design, development, and strengthening of effective interventions for women Equality as implemented by all projects in West Nile including partners with a  strong focus on  developing capacity of CARE, partners staff and beneficiaries (refugees and host community) in the different districts in West Nile, ensure periodic reviews, analysis of women’s leadership interventions and ensure that related various West Nile emergency response initiatives are relevant and effective to their contexts and adapted to the Country programs. The Position will develop and implement appropriate cross district specific women’s leadership trainings and models and monitor the application of the knowledge (that participants develop in the trainings or other learning events) in the programs/projects of organization (both NGO/CBO partners and government counterparts of CARE. This position will provide guidance for effective coordination, networking, representation and documentation of women’s leadership learning at various levels. The position provides a link between West Nile and CARE country office to promote new thinking, innovation, learning and documentation of best practices.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Provide technical assistance and support to CARE and partner’s staff in West Nile of implementation to plan, implement, and monitor and build capacity in women’s leadership as the basis for key changes in women’s empowerment at Impact Group level.
  • Guide and support CARE and partners’ staff in conducting capacity assessment for partners to identify their strengths, weaknesses and available opportunities in understanding and use of women’s leadership approaches.
  • Provide technical assistance, mentorship, guidance to West Nile projects, partner’s organizations and beneficiaries on women’s leadership making linkages with transformative gender theories.
  • Conduct periodic reviews, updates and maintain quality implementation of women’s leadership and ensuring consistency and coordination with key elements of the program.
  • Support and coordinate the development of capacity development plans across all West Nile projects basing on contextual assessments.
  • Coordinating technical assistance (including remote TA), providing on-site periodic technical support, guidance and accompaniment to West Nile/Northern Uganda on specific capacity development/training, direct delivery of TA to West Nile Team working closely with Project Initiative Managers and coordinators.
  • Work closely with Project Managers to facilitate/ organize and support training workshops for skills building, sensitization and capacity building for relevant stakeholders, and implementing partners.
  • Support Team Leader in ensuring that CARE and partners are well trained on issues of accountability to women’s rights work as per international standards.
  • Work together with the Gender Mainstreaming/ GED advisor to promote strengthened women’s leadership among CARE, partners staff and beneficiaries across West Nile.
Design of appropriate and impactful models, approaches and tools for women’s leadership in Emergencies. 
  • Ongoing assessment of existing gender transformative programming in West Nile to determine what has worked, what has not and why and to inform the design and implementation of CARE and partners’ women’s leadership strategies; 
  • Ensure CARE, partner staff and beneficiaries are trained in approaches, strategies, tools and models that support gender equality programming.
  • With Project Managers, develop, design and adapt women’s leadership materials and training schedules to motivate staff, partners and beneficiaries to apply innovative approaches.
  • Provide on-going mentoring support, guidance and coaching to Staff, Partners and beneficiaries in West Nile projects, ensuring delivery of quality services and program quality within the women’s leadership component.
In collaboration with the Knowledge Management & Learning thematic lead, Support CARE, partner staff and beneficiaries with the development and maintenance of effective gender transformative approaches through effective women’s leadership approaches. 
  • Work with MEAL Adviser to support West Nile projects to develop an WLiEs M&E system (indicators, tools for data collection, for analysis, for data storage, etc.) that allows measuring the results from the gender transformation component of the women’s leadership.
  • Considering the sensitivity and risks of causing harm by poorly thought through and poorly implemented programming activities, the position pays particular attention to tracking and assessing potential negative unintended effects such as an increase in domestic violence, etc.
  • Work in close consultation with MEAL Adviser, support the development of West Nile learning agenda around women’s leadership in emergencies. Ensure lessons learnt and best practices are deliberately put into use through proper documentation and information sharing to inform CARE’s strategies and approaches.
  • Participate in evaluating progress towards achievement of thematic areas of women leadership in Emergencies, project outcomes, with a focus on gender transformational approaches: including working with MEAL Advisor in contributing to the design and implementation of base lines, midterm reviews, annual reviews, specific learning events, end lines and / or final evaluations, etc.
Any other duties: Represent CARE in relevant national, regional and international spaces related to Women’s Leadership for Gender Equality


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the CARE International Women Leaderships in Emergency (WLiE) Specialist job placement should preferably hold a Master’s degree in gender, Social work and Social development, adult education, Sociology or relevant Post graduate qualification.
  • Advanced knowledge and at least five years of prove practical experience technically supporting gender transformative approaches.
  • Experience and skills in working with Project Managers with a focus on gender transformative approaches.  
  • At least five years of hands on professional experience in working in Emergency contexts (including working with institutions, understanding their culture, breaking taboos in conversations, ability to discuss sensitive topics such as masculinity and sexuality in a sensitive but direct way) with experience implementing gender transformative programs a must.
  • Experience working with large, cross cultural teams with multiple deliverables is desirable.
  • Strong inter-personal communication and facilitation skills; sound judgment and decision making skills.
  • Ability to network, build relationships and establish collaboration with different partners, agencies local and international networks.
  • Ability to link with community activists  and social movements
  • Knowledge and strong skills in M&E, report writing and documentation.

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 ugarecruitment@care.org

Deadline: 14th May 2018

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