Gender Coordinator Non-profit Jobs – Plan International

Job Title:        Gender
Coordinator
Organisation: Plan
International
Project Name: Emergency
Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) and Protection Interventions for South
Sudanese Refugees and Host Communities in the West Nile Sub-Region of Uganda
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Project
Manager
About US:
Plan International
was founded over 75 years ago and is one of the oldest and largest children’s
development organizations (non-profit / INGOs) in the world. We work in 50
developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child
rights and lift millions of children out of poverty. Plan’s vision is of a
world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that
respect people’s rights and dignity. Plan is independent, with no religious,
political or governmental affiliations.
Job Summary:  The Gender Coordinator will mainstream gender
through the project life to challenge the belief and attitudes of parents in
girls’ upbringing, specifically, a low value is given to educating the
girl-child especially where girl children are burdened with heavy domestic
chores and are at high risk for defilement and greater social and economic
marginalisation. The incumbent will work together with the project team to
carry out the baseline, prepares & manage annual plans with gender lenses
and budget for the community WASH and Child protection interventions in a
gender transformatory way. The incumbent will also ensure to always add the
“gender lens” to all project activities and deliverables, specifically keeping
in mind the importance of positively improving the daily condition of women and
girls
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Support in the development of gender sensitive and responsive tools
    to be used in the baseline survey.
  • Ensure that planning and implementation of the project is addressing
    the root causes of gender inequality, always looking to not only improve
    the daily condition of women and girls but as well as their social
    position within society—keep the gender transformative lens on all work.
  • Work closely with the Gender Equality Specialist of Plan
    international Uganda to build capacity of staff in gender equality
    analysis and gender transformative programming
  • Support the WASH team in the promotion of hygiene and MHM activities
    in schools and community among girls and boys, while ensuring to understanding
    the barriers GBV places on women and girls in accessing quality MHM
    services.
  • Familiarize with gender equality program criteria and support its
    application to identify and address gender inequality and discrimination
    especially with program beneficiaries.
  • To mainstream gender equality throughout the project life to positively
    challenge the belief and attitudes of /caregivers in girls’ upbringing,
    specifically, a low value is given to educating the girlchild especially
    where girl children are burdened with heavy domestic chores and are at
    high risk for defilement and greater social and economic marginalisation.
  • Provide support in the development of gender sensitive and
    responsive indicators for the project and ensure the reporting is based on
    identified gender outcomes.
  • Share best practices in gender equality programming throughout the
    project.
  • Support the design and localization of gender sensitive and
    responsiveness packages and delivery system at the community level
  • Coordinate and work with the gender working group at the settlement
    level

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Plan International Gender Coordinator job
    opportunity must hold a degree in social sciences, Gender or
    Development Studies
  • Post graduate training in project planning and management an added
    advantage.
  • Five years of experience in Gender, Development and implementation
    of Gender Equality programs in a refugee or emergency setting with an INGO
  • Experience in the implementation of Gender Equality programmes in
    responsive and transformative programming.
  • Facilitation experience, specifically with gender equality capacity
    building trainings for staff and key stakeholders.
  • Experience in promoting Hygiene and MHM activities in schools and
    community.
  • Experience implementing program activities that address gender-based
    violence
  • Experienced capacity to deal with people of diverse cultures
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong advocacy and lobbying skills
  • Hands on experience in facilitation and gender equality analysis
    skills
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in proposal development, report
    writing
  • Computer literate (Microsoft Office)
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates should send their letters of application, together with
updated CVs, contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant certificates, names
and contact details of three references plus salary history and send to:
The Country Human
Resources and Organizational Development Manager,
Plan Uganda
Email to: uganda.recruitment@plan-international.org
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