Male Engage Specialist UNFPA Project Jobs – CARE International

  Male Engage Specialist
Organization: CARE
Project Name: UNFPA Women and
Youth empowerment program (WAY)
Duty Station: 
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.
About UNFPA Project:
CARE International
is implementing 
the Women and Youth empowerment program (WAY) in
partnership with UNFPA.
Job Summary:  The Male Engage specialist will be a dynamic
team player with strong technical skills in understanding the power relations
between men and women, gender transformation, masculinities and engaging men.
He/She will be responsible for leading the strategic development, rolling out
of male engage models and approaches. Co-ordinating the development and
implementation of the Engaging men and boys initiative ( EMBi) in the eight
districts of West Nile and Northern Uganda namely; Moyo, Adjumani, Arua, Agago,
Amuru, Aleptong, Pader, Kitgum and Lamwo. including: desk research; seeking
feedback from MenEngage partners; developing, pilot testing and finalising the
Male action groups (MAGs) training curriculum; identifying and recruiting
resource persons in conjunction with partners; developing partnerships to
support the MAGs ; supporting the participant recruitment process;
co-ordinating logistics for the MAGs shared learning sessions; supporting
follow-up processes and mentorship; oversee the development of a MAG monitoring
telephone application. Providing feedback to colleagues on Men Engage Uganda
country network work plans, budgets, progress reports and other related
documents. Supporting local Men Engage and boys meetings, such as community and
district consultative events with partner organisations. The Male engage
specialist will provide technical oversight in all capacity development
interventions, needs assessment, mentorship and support supervision of the
beneficiaries in the WAY program.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Initiate, design
and implement IEC/BCC strategies for purposes of increasing awareness on
  • Lead participatory processes for identifying the male action groups
    (MAGs) at sub county level in the 8 districts
  • Assess the capacity needs of the MAGs in relation to gender
    sensitivity, , knowledge, attitudes and skills of the impact population
    and different stakeholders.
  • Lead the design of targeted management and dissemination of SRHR
    information, focusing on empowering men as champions of change
  • Roll out the training of SASA methodology to all WAY program staff,
    partners and key Government personnel.
  • Identify existing resources and potential channels for communication
    that can be mobilized to inform the community and scale up interventions
    addressing SRMR challenges and gaps.
  • Work with other project staff leading NURI components, YSLA and
    girls empowerment components, partners and stakeholders to design models,
    methodologies, innovations aimed at uptake of SRHR /behavioural change
  • Determine key messages to be disseminated based on assessments,
    feedback, PRA findings in the target community and inform documentation
  • Together with the EHP Response team, develop simple methods and
    training materials for partners to communicate SRMR messages to the impact
    groups/ community and other stakeholders.
Participate in the
development and maintenance of effective Male engage and SRMH information (M
& E) system.
  • Participate in the continuous review of the M&E system with
    specific emphasis on providing support to the management of an SRHR data
    base, collecting gender disaggregated data.
  • In consultation with the MEAL team and relevant community based
    field staff, develop data collection tools, appropriate reporting/
    referral forms and monthly data collection forms for data management.
  • Work closely with Health unit HMIS staff, partners to ensure that
    they have an effective SRMR database and input in the development work
    plans, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Ensure that Sub county/Parish based and refugee community structures
    and partner organizations are functioning and submitting reports to
    relevant community leaders, the sub county leaders, CARE and other
    relevant offices
  • Participate in evaluating progress towards achievement of
    program/project outcomes.
  • Provide on-going support supervision and monitoring to implementing
    partners and community structures to ensure delivery of quality SRMR
    services and program quality
  • Identify, prepare and document SRMR/GBV lessons learnt under
    Humanitarian Response.
Ensure effective
coordination and network system at settlement and district levels are
operational, maintaining a high reputation.
  • In collaboration with the implementing partners, coordinate, support
    and facilitate monthly, quarterly and sub county level discussions and
    coordination meetings as may be required.
  • Represent CARE at health Sub district (health centre IV), settlement
    and with other relevant sector working group meetings as required from
    time to time.
  • Establish and maintain cordial and professional relations with local
    partners and collaborators including district officials and other
    humanitarian health actors.
Others: any other duties assigned (5%) This may
include but not limited to the following activities
  • Documentation of best practices and lessons learnt
  • Representation at different working groups in the region including
    nation task force activities
  • Rapid assessment for SRMS in refugee settlements as needed
  • Participation in other CARE response activities

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the CARE International Male
    Engage specialist 
    placement should preferably hold a Master’s degree in gender studies,
    adult education, gender, Social work and Social development, Community
    Psychology, or relevant Post graduate qualification.
  • Five years of hands on professional experience in community
    development work (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.
  • Advanced knowledge and at least five years of prove practical
    experience technically supporting gender transformative approaches.
  • Experience and skills in effectively supervising technical
    specialists and managing performance for success in technical support
    teams with a focus on gender transformative approaches.
  • 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
  • Unshakable commitment to gender equality.
  • knowledge of languages used in the participating districts are
    considered an added value
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: 14th June 2018
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