Nutrition and Gender Advisor NGO Jobs – Self Help Africa (SHA)

Organisation: Self Help Africa (SHA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head of Programmes
About US:
Self Help Africa
(SHA) is an International Non-Governmental Organization implementing rural
development, sustainable food and livelihoods security programmes in nine
countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. SHA’s vision is an economically thriving and
resilient rural Africa with a mission to support sustainable livelihoods for
Uganda’s smallholder farmers. SHA has been working in Uganda for close to 20
years.
Job Summary:   The Nutrition and Gender Advisor will provide
support to the Country Office ensuring its Programmes have a strong nutrition
focus and a strong gender element to improve cohesion within households.  The Gender and Nutrition Advisor will support
the development of concept notes to build a strong nutrition and gender element
in proposal development, programme delivery and supporting the evaluation of
the Country Office Programmes.  This role
is key in building technical excellence, improving programme quality and taking
the lead in innovative development.  This
position will be the resource person for Nutrition and Gender within the SHA
Uganda programme. The role will involve working with the team throughout project
cycle management – from supporting the development of concept notes to ensuring
a strong nutrition and gender element, proposal development, programme
delivery, supporting M&E and evaluation of projects or programmes.  This role is key in the organisation’s drive
to build technical excellence, improve programme quality across the
organisation and lead in innovative development practice.  Promoting nutrition sensitive agriculture
will involve ensuring that all of SHA programmes and projects progressively
integrate explicit nutrition objectives and indicators into project/programme
design. It also ensures that gender is mainstreamed within all programmes.
Advise, mentor, train and support programme or partner staff to effectively
integrate nutrition sensitive agriculture and mainstream gender into programmes
and projects including setting objectives and measuring results.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Technical Resource:
  • Support the He ad of Programmes in planning and designing
    programmes; ensuring that nutrition and gender are specifically addressed
    with effective implementation strategies in line with SHA Uganda’s
    programme strategy
  • Support SHA staff and partners in developing nutrition and gender
    components of projects/ programmes through establishing knowledge gaps and
    conducting capacity building or training and conducting project/programme
    monitoring visits
  • Support the SHA programme team or technical staff/partner staff in
    the implementation of project interventions to ensure that the project/
    programme interventions are gender transformative and nutrition sensitive
  • Develop and carry out reviews of SHA nutrition and gender
    policies/guidelines and strategies that provide strategic direction
    keeping abreast of resources already available in country or
    regionally/internationally
  • Together with the SHA Monitoring and Evaluation Officer be
    responsible for designing, collecting, processing, analysing nutrition and
    gender data within SHA programmes
  • Identify and support the development of tools for programme and
    partner staff, such as IEC material, to use for gender and nutrition
    throughout SHA programmes/projects
  • Contribute and share knowledge, information, best practices and
    lessons learnt on gender and nutrition to ensure high quality programming
    throughout SHA programmes/projects for internal and external use
  • Liaise regularly with the Nutrition Advisor and Social Inclusion
    Advisor at head office for support and share learning with other SHA
    country programmes and head office
  • Guide processes of identifying and participating in nutrition and/or
    gender research as required
  • Facilitate and assist the timely submission of regular reports
    (quarterly, semi-annual and annual) or special reports as deemed necessary
  • Organize and facilitate workshops/trainings to share
    information/learning
  • Strengthen strategic partnerships with civil society organizations
    and the private sector to influence nutrition and gender responsive
    policies and laws
  • Keep updated on technical aspects of nutrition and gender with
    specific focus on vulnerable groups
  • Active networking and advocacy profiling of SHA country programme
    with external stakeholders implementing similar programmes at local,
    national and/or international results
Networking:
  • This role will ensure SHA engagement in relevant networks to
    strengthen SHA’s visibility in nutrition and gender, remain current/up to
    date within this sector and where possible capitalise on relevant
    opportunities that arise in terms of funding, and dissemination of SHA
    work. Networking with relevant stakeholders will include the various
    ministries, UN agencies such as UNICEF and WHO and NGO’s involved in
    nutrition and gender sectors   
Learning and
Innovation
  • Facilitate learning, promote peer-learning between staff and
    partners, participate in relevant national networks and actively engage in
    organization level focal groups.
  • Explore opportunities for positioning, innovation, upscaling and
    potential follow up.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Self Help Africa Nutrition and Gender
    Advisor job must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition, Public Health or
    related discipline
  • At least five years’ experience in the design and implementation of
    nutrition projects/programmes
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of sector thinking on nutrition
    with a wide range of partners from civil society, public and private
    sectors
  • A good understanding of project cycle management approaches and
    tools including knowledge of M&E principles
  • Experience in facilitation of learning process and networking
  • Experience in data analysis, research and report writing
  • Experience in developing and delivering training
  • Excellent level of spoken and written English
  • Very good working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    and general IT skills
  • Commitment to working with a value-based organisation
  • Self-motivated with good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Experience in team management and coordination
  • Willingness to travel in country and overseas to support nutrition and
    gender activities in other SHA country programmes
Desirable
  • Experience in gender and social inclusion in previous work
    environment
  • Demonstrated experience in integrating/mainstreaming gender in
    development and humanitarian projects focused on food, nutrition, and
    livelihoods sectors
  • Ability to communicate effectively in more than one national
    language
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of team across different cultures.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and take initiative
  • Ability to solve problems and take corrective action.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send a completed application
form, Download
Here
, CV & Cover Letter by E-mail as follows: –
uganda@selfhelpafrica.net. Please type “Nutrition and Gender Advisor” – [your
name]” in the subject line of the e-mail.
Deadline: 19th November 2018
Please do not send
certificates at this stage. Due to the anticipated high volume of applications,
kindly note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.
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