Job: Gender & Social Inclusion Coordinator, WASH SDG programme
Organization: Plan International
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager SDG WASH
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.
Job Summary: The Gender & Social Inclusion Coordinator, WASH SDG programme will provide gender technical leadership in the WASH planning, implementation and monitoring to influence gender equality and social inclusion through our WASH interventions, both for women and girls, as well as across social (ethnic, caste, class) groups. He/she will be working on empowering socially marginalised and excluded groups especially women, girls and PWDs in the community. This will be in line with the gender transformative WASH approach to be developed, tested and implemented to achieve Gender equality and social inclusiveness in WASH SDG programming.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- The Gender & Social Inclusion Coordinator will work closely with the WASH SDG project team to conduct a project baseline, prepare & manage annual Gender Transformative implementation plans and budgets for WASH SDG project.
- Conduct Gender analysis to understand gendered inequalities and exclusion issues to inform the WASH SDG gender transformative programming.
- Work with the M&E team to develop WASH SDG gender sensitive tools to support implementation, and M&E in line with the project documents.
- Support in the development of WASH Gender sensitive project indicators and ensure the result oriented reporting in line with project outcomes.
- Build the capacity of staff and partners in Gender transformative programming to integrate Gender in to their project implementation and monitoring.
- Provide technical support to the project team in applying the Gender Transformation Marker and localization of gender WASH sensitive packages into community systems.
- Spearhead on engaging community structures especially Cultural and religious institutions on negative social norms and practices that impact on women and girls’ realisation of WASH rights GBV in the community.
- Document and share best practices in gender transformative behaviour change, GBV and child protection in line with WASH project outcomes.
- Work closely work WASH SDG PM and the Gender Taskforce to advance gender equality and inclusion in WASH project implementation.
- Prepare, manage and support the implementation quarterly plans and budgets in line with the WASH SDG project documents.
- Ensure Gender transformative approach in -WASH project is integrated in all aspects of intervention to challenge negative social norms and beliefs across community structures
- Adhere to the Child Protection Policy, Code of Conduct and reporting any CPP issues;
- Responsible for the implementation of the CPP standards as they apply to area of responsibility plus the development of actions to address identified gaps and monitoring their effectiveness.
- Ensure that all Plan Partners, Visitors and Associates in area of responsibility are provided with and have signed and returned a copy of the child protection policy. Inform the partners, visitors and associates that they must comply with the policy in all contacts and communications with children during their visit.
- Ensure that children and families in area of responsibility are aware of the child protection policy and applicable local procedures, so that they know what behaviours they can expect from Plan staff, associates and visitors and whom to report any concerns;
- Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The ideal candidate must hold a Degree in Social sciences, development Studies, Adult and Community Education, Gender and Development Studies or any related area
- At least three to five years of professional experience in implementation of Gender-WASH programs in a reputable organization preferably an INGO.
- Implementation of Gender WASH programmes in sensitive and transformative programming.
- Facilitating gender WASH capacity building/trainings
- Experience in gender mainstreaming
- Dealing with Problems:
- Dealing with gender myths at all levels
- Capacity to deal with people of diverse cultures
- Good communication and interpersonal skills
- Strong advocacy and lobbying skills
- Hands on experience in facilitation and gender analysis skills
- Demonstrated skills and experience in proposal development, report writing
- Computer literate (Microsoft office)
- Ability to work and fit within a team environment
- Gender sensitivity and mainstreaming
- Demonstrate behaviours that embrace Child-centeredness, Community participation and partnership.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 5th March 2021
- Address Kampala, Central Region, Uganda