Gender Specialist International NGO Jobs – WaterAid Uganda


Job Title:        Gender Specialist

WaterAid Uganda

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Head
of Programmes           


About US:

WaterAid Uganda is
an International NGO specializing in water, sanitation and hygiene and it
envisions a world where everyone, everywhere has access to safe water,
sanitation and good hygiene.


Clean water, decent
toilets and hygiene are three essentials that help people lead dignified and
healthy lives. They should be normal for everyone, but for millions of people
they are not. We are determined to make clean water, decent toilets and good
hygiene a normal part of everyday life for everyone, everywhere within a


Job Summary:  The Gender Specialist will develop a Gender
approach that will support the organisation to standardize, streamline and
institutionalize gender equity and inclusion in her WASH programming.
Candidates should have demonstrated capability in integrating gender in program
sectors and a range of areas (e.g., project design, monitoring, and
evaluation), designing and implementing gender analyses and assessments,
designing and facilitating trainings/meetings/workshops, and engaging with
partners and consultants.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide technical support and analysing inequality by mapping who
    lacks access to WASH and the barriers they face.
  • Analyse issues around inequitable power relations that prevent the
    poorest and most marginalized people from realizing their right to safe
    WASH and; promoting and implementing critical minimum standards for
    inclusive WASH facilities in schools, communities and health care
  • Provide technical assistance and support in areas such as designing
    and conducting gender analyses and assessments, and developing toolkits,
    resource guides, and other technical resources related to WASH programming
  • Design and facilitate meetings, trainings, and workshops, using
    utilization-focused, appreciative, participatory, adult learning
    methodologies and approaches
  • Develop of a gender policy for organisation
  • Develop a gender mainstreaming framework in WASH Programme levels
    based on the following processes; identification, preparation and
    formulation, appraisal, implementation and evaluation.
  • Develop project and community level gender equity checklist. This
    should be a detailed checklist of guidelines for integrating gender into
    the three different levels of project cycle management:
  • Develop a gender mainstreaming toolkit identifying the key tools for
    gender mainstreaming and offer explanatory guidance to their usage.
  • Orient staff and partners on the produced key gender documents and
    provide guidance on how the organisation should engage with other gender
    sensitive organizations in the promotion of gender equity and inclusion.
  • Lead or contribute to technical components of proposals related to
    gender equality and inclusive development.
  • Experience in designing and facilitating different types of meetings
    and workshops, using a variety of participatory methodologies and
  • Ability to think strategically and to integrate diverse information
    from varied sources


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Master’s Degree in Social Sciences
    specifically Gender studies or any related field.
  • Seven years of professional experience in gender related aspects at
    an international level
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills
  • Proven experience forming, managing, and participating in successful
    teams, presenting and facilitating in a variety of fora, and verbal and
    written communications skills required
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with individuals
    at all levels
  • Strong planning, organization, and strategic thinking skills
  • Demonstrated presence and participation in gender equality and
    inclusive development networks


How to Apply:

All candidates
should send their applications online at the link below




Deadline: 27th September, 2020


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