Gender & Disability Inclusion Specialist (Re – Advertised) NGO Careers at World Vision Uganda

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With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Come join our 34,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

Key Responsibilities:

Background

World Vision Uganda (WVU) is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in 43 districts and have 48 Area Programmes implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & resilience, education and child protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with these beneficiaries. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for a qualified and passionate individual willing to share in our vision and join the team in the following role.

Position:         Gender & Disability Inclusion Specialist (Re – Advertised)
Report to:       Programme Quality Director

Location:         Kampala National Office

Advert Start Date:     9th August 2022
Advert End Date:       16th August 2022
Purpose of the position:

To provide guidance, evidence and representation on behalf of WV Uganda in mainstreaming of gender and social inclusion (including disability) programming in both national and programme/ project level planning & operations in line with World Vision partnership and World Vision Uganda strategic directions and policies.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Gender & Social Inclusion programming / mainstreaming (50%)

  • Develop and roll-out gender sensitive approaches and guidelines that direct gender mainstreaming in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of World Vision programmes / projects.
  • Build the capacity of WVU staff and partners in gender analysis skills and gender programming tools to enhance gender mainstreaming in Programmes / Projects
  • Provide Technical support to Gender integration in programme development designs, baselines, evaluations and assessments
  • Participate in strategy monitoring and reporting
  • Coordinate processes of research, documentation and regular sharing of best practices and innovations for learning and policy influencing at the local, national regional and international levels

Management of global gender dashboards ensuring Compliance to WV standards (10%)

  • Organizational Gender Self-Assessment conducted
  • Lead and Guide processes of reviewing the gender policy, gender score cards & gender alignment by technical programmes partnership standards
  • Maintain gender global minimum standards maintained as within required standards

External engagements and collaboration (15%)

  • Build and nurture strategic partnerships, networks and coalitions with line ministries, development partners, donors, civil society organizations, and private sector to lobby and influence gender responsive policies, laws and funding.
  • Participate in national gender networks and forums like Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development engagements, The National GBV Prevention Network, the Gender Working Group of Forum for Education NGOs, The Adolescents Girls’ Campaign Task Force, among others.
  • Build and publish evidence of impact for Gender mainstreaming

Resource mobilization (15%)

  • Develop fundable proposals for gender and inclusion Projects
  • Contribute to development of sector based fundable proposals

Disability and inclusion (10%)

  • Establish and strengthen partnership and collaboration for effective disability inclusion at all levels
  • Strengthen capacity of staff and partners in disability mainstreaming
  • Develop strategies for programming and mainstreaming disability in projects and technical programmes
  • Support coordination of the implementation of disability related projects

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience.

  • Minimum of a degree in gender and development studies, social sciences or related discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the gender programming; most preferably related to food security, livelihoods, health, education, and child protection
  • Experience working with a variety of stakeholders and partners related to gender equality and disability, including UN agencies, Governments and civil society organizations.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of gender, age, disability and other socio-cultural factors that influence development
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead in the collection, gender analysis, and utilization of information from a broad range of sources in order to ensure effective integration of gender and disability concerns throughout the Programme/ project cycles
  • Ability to foster commitment and build capacity among activity staff and in-country actors on gender integration and empowerment, including training and workshop facilitation skills and experience
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills,
  • Ability to work with a diverse and multicultural team in a respectful and culturally appropriate manner.
  • Master’s degree in Gender Studies or a related field (Social Sciences, development studies) preferred.
  • Qualification in Disability inclusion as added advantage
  • Experience in programming and implementing a disability inclusion project is an added advantage

Applicant Types Accepted:

Local Applicants Only

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