Program Manager – Gender Justice NGO Jobs – CARE International in Uganda (CARE)

Job Title:    Program Manager – Gender Justice

Organisation: CARE International in Uganda (CARE)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

CARE is a global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. We are known everywhere for our unshakeable commitment to defending the dignity of people. CARE works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty, and achieve social justice. We seek a world of hope, tolerance, and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and all people live with dignity and security. We put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. CARE has been working in Uganda for over 50 years. In FY ending June 2020, CARE improved the lives of nearly one million people in Uganda (62% women). Our ambition for the next five years is to reach 5 million people, through lifesaving and gender transformative programs


Job Summary:  The Program Manager (PM) provides overall leadership of the Gender Justice Program. The Gender Justice program has progressively grown over the past five years and is anticipated to continue to grow over the next five years. The program focuses on ensuring gender equality, eliminating gender-based violence and enabling women and girls and men and boys, equal enjoyment of their sexual and reproductive health rights and a life free from violence. The PM is responsible for defining the strategic direction of the program, securing funding for the program, ensuring effective program delivery, budget, and grants management. The PM is responsible for program quality and learning (PQL) oversight and strategic engagement, networking, and partnerships to grow the impact, visibility and influence of the program. The PM is responsible for team leadership and management to ensure the program is properly resourced with a team of competent, motivated, and high performing staff and volunteers.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Program FUNDING & Business DEVELOPMENT (20%)
  • Program Management Oversight (20%)
  • QUALITY and LEARNING (20%)
  • Strategic ENGAGEMENT and INFLUENCING (15%)
  • Team LEADERSHIP and People MANAGEMENT (15%)
  • Promote Gender Equity & Diversity and Safeguarding Practices (5%)
  • Any other duties assigned from time to time (5%)


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Master’s degree from a reputable institution in Public Health, Gender and Women Studies, Development, Political Science, Public Administration, Social Sciences, or related field
  • At least ten years of relevant professional working experience with reputable international organisations managing similar programs with similar complexity and context.
  • Experience in implementing gender, GBV and SRH programs in development context.
  • Extensive experience in gender transformative approaches including specific experience in working with and empowering women and girls in development & emergency context.
  • Experience in developing gender, GBV and SRH (including adolescent and youth SRH) program strategies, approaches, and models.
  • Experience in gender, GBV and SRH program design, proposal writing and resource mobilisation.
  • Experience in managing a diverse & complex team of gender, GBV and SRH professionals.
  • Conceptual abilities, strategic thinking, and analytical writing skills.
  • Good communication, presentation, public speaking, discussion, and negotiation skills.


How to Apply:

All candidates who are interested in the above job should submit an updated CV and Application letter. Also, please provide a daytime telephone contact and email addresses of 3 (three) work-related referees. All information to be sent via CARE’s recruitment email: ( indicating “Program Manager – Gender Justice” in the email subject.


Deadline: 14th November 2021.


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