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 centre 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.
The Global Affairs Canada IV initiative is supporting a life Saving Sexual Reproductive, maternal and Child Health, Protection and Women Lead in Emergency project that aims to reduce violence against women, promote services for survivors of violence and enhance the capacity of partners and other humanitarian organizations working in Protection. The WLiE Officer will work with the WLiE Specialist to support the women leadership interventions in the West Nile region.
The WLiE Officer in consultation with the Specialist will be responsible for supporting the development and implementation of project strategies and plans, and ensuring effective partnerships are strengthened with humanitarian actors and District local governments in the area of operation. S/he will ensure that project resources are utilized efficiently and that the project is able to support women affected by the Crisis to meaningfully participate in humanitarian Decision making and community local governance.
In Collaboration with the Protection and Health Teams, the WLiE officer will maintain, monitor, and update disaggregated data related to Women and girls’ participation in the GAC IV supported initiatives for use by CARE and other implementing partners. She will support the teams propose, organise and integration participatory tools and approaches that support Women and girls affected by crisis to influence Humanitarian and public decision-making spaces. She will support processes for the documentation of the women lead approaches and methodologies and propose ways that this can be further improved. She will collaborate with other CARE humanitarian and Women Empowerment programmes to contribute to building knowledge and practice on Women’ voice and leadership.
Specific responsibilities and tasks:
Responsibility #1: Implement Women Lead in Emergency Programming in Rhino Settlement. (30%)**
ü Develop and implement work plan and activities consistent with the goals and objectives of the project.
ü Mobilize and support women groups, girls, individuals’ women, partners, and Refugee leadership to participate in initiating innovative and creative women led activities.
ü Support and assist in the development of WLiE training materials, modules etc, as necessary, to achieve project goals.
ü Represent CARE in the settlement, attending regular meetings with partners to lobby and advocate for inclusion of vulnerable women and increase their participation.
ü Ensure that project resources (including financial) are effectively and transparently allocated to increase women’s voice and participation in humanitarian programs.
ü Conduct and coordinate community-based education interventions and media advocacy campaigns that ensure women recognition.
ü Ensure strong communication with refugee communities’ and lobby for Women and girls active participation in the planning, implementation and evaluation intervention activities; in order to promote and maintain sustainability.
ü Promote a positive profile of the CARE’s work and good understanding among other sectors, partners and the communities we work in about Women leadership and the program.
Responsibility #2: Capacity-building for Women Leadership in Emergencies (25%)
ü Develop and adapt IEC materials for WLiE campaigns and community awareness.
ü Assess opportunities for capacity building and provide gender transformative and Women leadership training workshops for skills building sensitization and capacity building for women, girls and humanitarian partners.**
ü Conduct and facilitate training and mentoring for the field teams on Women Leadership in Emergencies strategies.**
ü Train and support processes for Rapid gender analysis, document, evaluate and share experiences, experiences for learning and action.**
ü Adapt and input into Women lead tools and materials in collaboration with Women lead specialist, Meal Coordinators and support Women affected by Crisis to use these tools. **
Responsibility #3: Project Monitoring and Evaluation: (15%)
ü Working with the M&E and Learning Officer, ensure Monitoring and Evaluation systems are in place which can be used to demonstrate project impact, and which provides management information to assist in timely decision making.
ü Ensure that all internal (CARE) and external (donor/ government) reporting requirements are met and that reports are of a high quality and are submitted in a timely manner.
ü Ensure all project capacity-building activities related to WLiE are implemented according to the project strategies.
ü Write and contribute to consolidation of activities reports.
ü Actively participate in the Rapid gender analyses and Project surveys and in regular monitoring and evaluation meetings.
ü Review and share best practices and lessons learnt from the project as results of Women Lead In Emergencies interventions.
ü Appropriately document training activities with summary reports, evaluations and pre and post-tests.
ü Use lessons learnt and best practices to review further development of project strategies.
ü S/he will support monitoring and evaluation of the emergency response, especially on WLiE.
Responsibility#4: Networking and Representation (20%)
ü Develop and maintain effective working relationships with other NGOs, government agencies, social institutions, donor, to enhance cooperation between organizations involved in increasing women’s voice and participation and share lessons learned.
ü Develop, strengthen and maintain partnerships and good working relations with project partners, other NGOs and local authorities, camp managers based on CARE’s Partnership Principles.
ü Represent CARE in meetings, seminars and forum as requested by his/her supervisor.
Responsibility # 5: Knowledge Management, Documentation, and visibility (5%)
ü Support communication, knowledge management, story writing and documentation regarding activities of emergency response, impact, and all necessary developments around Women leadership.
ü Filing of all activity reports and ensuring that information is organized according to the reporting and auditing needs of the program. **
ü Compile and prepare quality monthly and weekly reports for submission to supervisor.**
Responsibility # 6: Perform any other duty assigned by supervisor (5%)
- A first degree in Development Studies, Women and gender studies, social sciences or in a related field. A post graduate degree/diploma in a relevant field is an added advantage.
- Working experience and knowledge in implementing Women focused projects and mainstreaming gender programming in development work.
- Good understanding of the UNHCR and local government’s operational procedures and systems.
- Good inter-personal skills, trainable, willing to build capacity of others.
- Good planning, communication and writing skills.
- Computer literacy in most used software packages (Ms office packages and SPSS.
The position is based in Rhino Camp and will operate from Omugo Refugee settlement field office with frequent movements to Arua Sub – Office as required for meetings, training events, etc.
• Excellence: Sets high standards of performance for self and/or others; successfully completes assignments; sets standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed; ensures interactions and transactions are ethical and convey integrity.
• Integrity: Maintains social, ethical, and organizational norms; firmly adheres to codes of conduct and ethical principles inherent to CARE.
• Communicating with Impact: Diplomatically, logically, and clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the recipient / audience and helps them understand and retain their message.
• Facilitating Change: Supports and manages the change process at CARE Uganda by developing a culture affirmative of change; encouraging others to seek and act upon opportunities for different and innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities; critically analyzing evolving and fluid situations; facilitating the implementation and acceptance of change within the workplace; actively engaging with resistance to change.
• Strengthening Partnership: Identifying and utilizing opportunities within and outside of CARE Uganda to develop effective strategic relationships between one’s area and other areas/departments/units or external organizations to achieve CARE’s objectives.
• Management Excellence: Makes the connection between values and performance. Influences the performance of others, and ultimately, the performance of the organization. Sets direction, coaches & develops, promotes staff wellness & safety, practices & promotes compliance, models gender equity & diversity, communicates effectively.
• Developing Teams: Using appropriate methods and a flexible interpersonal style to help build a cohesive team; facilitates the completion of team goals.
• Diversity: Promoting, valuing, respecting and fully benefiting from everyone’s unique qualities, background, race, culture, age, gender, disability, values, lifestyle, perspectives, or interests; creating and maintaining a work environment that promotes diversity.
• Adaptability: Expected to well adjust with the country, the Co-operating environment and with the Project team to function effectively and efficiently
• Coaching: Ability to demonstrate to enhance skills and capacity of staff working in
the field and office for them continue to serve CARE in the future program activities.
· A bachelor’s degree in Development Studies, Women and gender studies, social sciences or in a related field. A post graduate degree/diploma in a relevant field is an added advantage.
· At least 2-3 years working experience and knowledge in implementing Women focused projects and mainstreaming gender programming in development work.
· Good understanding of the UNHCR and local government’s operational procedures and systems.
· Good inter-personal skills, trainable, willing to build capacity of others.
· Good planning, communication and writing skills.
· Computer literacy in most used software packages (Ms office packages and SPSS.
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How to apply
Candidates who are interested in the above job should submit an updated CV and Application letter giving a day time telephone contact and names, telephone contacts and email addresses of 3 (three) work related referees only through our recruitment email:(email@example.com) clearly indicating Women Lead in Emergency Officer- GAC in the email subject. The deadline for submitting CVs is 16th July 2021. For any questions, please call our office on 0312258100/150.