About CARE International
CARE International has been active in Uganda since 1969 and working in the country continuously since 1979, implementing a diverse portfolio of programs and projects ranging from emergency services to economic development and civil society building. Our current programming targets Women, Girls and youth as well as vulnerable groups such as the extreme poor, internally displaced people, children to provide assistance and opportunities for empowerment and sustainable development through addressing the underlying causes of poverty grounded on careful and thorough analysis of power relations between different groups in society and the local context in which they live and work. Our programming is guided by our core values of transformation, Integrity, Diversity, Equality and excellence. All CARE staff must adhere to and model CARE’s core values, commitment to gender equity and diversity, and safeguarding policies, as well as promote the various complaints, feedback, and reporting mechanisms. CARE International in Uganda seeks to internally recruit a highly motivated and qualified professional to fill up the following position:
1. WOMEN LEADERSHIPS IN EMERGENCY (WLiE) COORDINATOR. 1 POSITION.
The Women Lead in Emergencies (WLiE) Coordinator will coordinate all aspects of the WLiE pilot in APEAL project. S/he will lead strategic development, and successful delivery of the WLiE component at grassroots levels to pilot participatory tools and approaches to support women affected by crisis to identify activities that will increase their participation and influence within humanitarian and public decision-making spaces that affects their access to rights and services. S/he will also work with CARE staff and partners to build their capacity to support an environment conducive for gender transformative programming that advances women’s meaningful participation. S/he will work with the CARE Global Women Lead in Emergencies to support the project and document learning about the WLiE approach and how it can be improved. S/he will also coordinate with other key supporting programmes such as Engaging Men and Boys to build knowledge and learning on women’s voice and leadership across country programmes.
Specific responsibilities and tasks:
Responsibility #1: Coordinate and support the enhancement of women’s leadership in emergencies as the basis for key changes in women’s empowerment. (50%) Guide and support CARE and partners’ staff in understanding the WLiE approach; Coordinate and update Rapid Gender Analysis on Power focused on women’s participation in humanitarian and public decision-making, with technical support from the Global Women Lead in Emergencies Team; Provide technical assistance to CARE project staff and partners to support implementation of WLiE action plans to support their voice, leadership and decision-making of women affected by crisis; Facilitate co-creation spaces to help crisis affected women to analyze the barriers and opportunities for women’s effective participation in decision-making, and to develop WLiE
action plans to support women’s leadership and decision-making in humanitarian spaces and community/local governance, with technical support from Global Women Lead Coordinators. Work closely with technical supervisors to facilitate/ organize and support training workshops for skills building, sensitization and capacity building for relevant stakeholders, and implementing partners. Monitor and maintain quality of implementation of the WLiE project and consistency and coordination with the other programming, and ensure regular and accurate reporting in accordance with the project requirements.
Job Responsibility #2: Strengthen the knowledge and use of appropriate and impactful models, approaches and tools for women’s leadership in emergencies. (25%) Adapt and develop the Women Lead tools and materials for the local context, in collaboration with the Global Women Lead in Emergencies Team, and provide technical assistance to staff, partners and women affected by crisis in their use; Provide on-going mentoring support, guidance and coaching to staff, partners and beneficiaries in the project, ensuring delivery of quality services and program quality within the WLiE component; Promote awareness of women’s rights with CARE staff, partners and beneficiaries according to international standards and Uganda law, with a particular focus on the linkages between women’s political, economic and social rights and empowerment, and to build awareness of CARE’s approach to Gender Equality and Women’s Voice; Support quarterly organizational reflection and learning events on women’s leadership and decision-making for CARE staff and partners, and to identify capacity development needs.
Job Responsibility #3: Effectively and continuously monitor, evaluate, and generate learning for the WLiE (20%) With support from the MEAL Advisor and global WLiE technical team, develop a WLiE M&E system (indicators, tools for data collection, for analysis, for data storage, etc.) that allows measuring the results of the WLiE component; Track and assess potential negative unintended effects such as an increase in domestic violence, etc. and develop mitigating actions for identified risks; In close consultation with MEAL Advisor and Knowledge Management and Communications Officer, support the development of a learning agenda around WLiE. Ensure lessons learnt and best practices are deliberately put into use through proper documentation and information sharing to inform CARE’s strategies and approaches; Participate in evaluating progress towards achievement of WLiE project outcomes, including contributing to the design and implementation of baselines, midterm reviews, annual reviews, specific learning events, end lines and / or final evaluations, etc.; In collaboration with the MEAL Advisor, develop a plan for on-going action learning to assess what does and does not work to support the voice and leadership of women affected by crisis, feedback loops to modify the project implementation, and to document the process and promising practices.
Responsibility #4: Any other duties (5%)
Qualifications and competencies Degree in Gender Studies, Social Work and Social Administration, Adult Education, Sociology or another relevant graduate qualification. Significant work experience can be used in-place of academic qualifications. 3 years of proven practical experience in implementing and providing technical support to gender transformative programmes and/or of community development work like GBV, Protection programming.
Demonstrated skills in participatory techniques, community mobilization and facilitation, Experience of working with at grassroots levels with women and men from different cultures and facilitating conversations around sensitive/taboo topics, such as masculinity, sexuality and power. Well-developed analytical and inter-personal communication skills, including intermediate oral and written communication skills, and sound judgment and decision-making. English language skills appreciated but not required as reporting is possible in other languages. Demonstrated ability to network, build relationships and establish collaboration with different partners, local agencies and international networks. Working knowledge in M&E, report writing and documentation. Willingness to work with crisis affected communities in humanitarian settings. Previous experience of having done so is desirable. Experience working with large, cross-cultural teams on projects with multiple deliverables is desirable. Existing relationships with women-led organisations and demonstrated ability to link community activists and social movements advocating for gender equality and women’s rights. A demonstrated strong personal commitment to the goal of women’s empowerment and gender equality. Knowledge and strong skills in M&E, report writing and documentation.
Relationships and Collaboration:
It is important that the position holder exercises both sensitivity and responsiveness to the needs of the program beneficiaries and key stakeholders. S/he will have close and joint planning, coordination and collaboration with the APEAL team. In addition, collaboration will be required with governmental (OPM, Local district governments) and non-governmental counterparts (other INGOs, UN agencies). The WLiE Coordinator will not directly supervise staff, but may supervise volunteers.
The position is based in Kyangwali and will operate from CARE Kyangwali Sub office. A significant amount of time (at least 80%) is expected to be spent in the settlement and hosting communities, supporting teams with implementation of the WLiE strategy and related activities. Minimal travel to Kampala to attend TWG meetings and other potential meetings is required. Travel abroad is also likely, for meetings, training events, etc.
Candidates who are interested in the above jobs 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:(firstname.lastname@example.org)clearly indicating the job title in the email subject. CVs will be received until the 19th March, 2020. For any questions please call our office on 0312258100/150
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